Winning Science August 14, 2013

All the in-the-know geeks are talking about space news these days, it seems.  NASA’s space probe Juno is halfway to the planet Jupiter on a five year voyage to check out the sights and sounds.

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A five year mission…really? There had better be some boldly going.

Interestingly enough, Jupiter is also on MY list of places to visit, right after Disney World and Alpha Centauri.

The researchers who have been living in a dome to simulate life on Mars have finally emerged after a four month experiment to determine the types of foods that could be consumed by astronauts headed to the Red Planet.  Apparently, they all craved Nutella while they were there.

If this is the future of space travel I may need to reconsider my desire to go into space.

If this is the future of space travel I may need to reconsider my desire to go into space.

They also made a Cajun jambalaya out of Spam—not my choice of ingredients, but hey! Spam is definitely non-perishable.

Scientists have created a list of twelve asteroids that they say could be captured and studied.  Not only is cost a factor in roping an asteroid, but scientists also have to beware accidentally propelling an asteroid directly into the earth and causing a catastrophe.  These twelve asteroids, they say, are of an easily manageable size.

Think this, only much bigger.

Think this, only much bigger.

I never had a pet rock, but somehow the idea of a pet asteroid is far more appealing!

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