The solar system is about to become our new back yard.
Nobody has traveled beyond Earth's orbit in 40 years.
This may be about to change.
NASA is looking at sending us around the moon.
This would be step one to getting us to Mars.
The planning has just begun. Expect further details next month.
The objective is to explore deeper space, with a more ambitious plan to "Unlock the mysteries of space."
The Space Launch System, SLS, is the next generation of space travel since the space shuttle program, which ended six years ago.
Earth may have more siblings than once thought.
Known as TRAPPIST-1, this star system holds seven Earth sized planets, three of which may be in the habitable zone, the goldilocks zone, where liquid water can exist, where life could survive, and evolve.
These three may have surface oceans like Earth.
Europa, second closest moon to Jupiter, is slightly smaller than Earth's moon, and one of the most smoothest objects in the solar system.
It's thought to harbour a global ocean 100 Km thick. That's twice as much water than on Earth. It's covered with ice 25 KM thick. The surface ice has cracked like an eggshell all around the surface.
Just like we learned through astronomy that the Earth was not the center of the Universe, odds are good that we will discover that the Earth is not the center of all life in the Universe either.
Life can be transported from one planet to another, no space ship required.
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We can tweet 140 characters around the world at the speed of light to everyone that is listening.
That's great 'cause the better we communicate, the better we all can just get along.
But where are those flying cars that were promised nearly a century ago?
The plan is to launch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the cape Kennedy Space Center in Florida on or near Valentines Day.
If they go ahead, and that's a big "IF", it will be SpaceX's first launch from historic pad 39A at KSC since the last launch by the Space Shuttle in 2011.
Since January 8th, we observed four Asteroids whip by Earth.
Anything fly by closer than the moons orbit, especially four in a row in less than a month is enough to at the very least, raise eyebrows.
They are called Near Earth Objects (NEOs)
Had any of these rocks hit the Earth, it would be not have been a global killer, but could levelled a city like a nuclear bomb.
Even if we did have advanced warning, what could we do?
Step into a bullet-shaped pod, and get ready to be launched into a vacuum tube at the speed of sound. That's Hyperloop, a mode of passenger and freight transportation in the works.
Built by two computer science researchers at Carnegie Mellon, Libratus, as it is known, is an artificially intelligent system that runs on a supercomputer. For three weeks in a row, it played no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em.
The competition ended this week. Halfway through the competition, some of the human players started to feel like Liberates could see their cards.