Paul Scott Anderson has had a passion for space exploration that began when he was a child when he watched Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. While in school he was known for his passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which was a chronicle of planetary exploration. In 2015, the blog was renamed as Planetaria. While interested in all aspects of space exploration, his primary passion is planetary science. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now currently writes for AmericaSpace and Futurism (part of Vocal). He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, and has also been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.
A congressionally-mandated report recommends that NASA lead efforts to directly image possibly Earth-like exoplanets, using upcoming technologies. A major goal is finding habitable – maybe even inhabited – worlds.
When 2 extremely dense neutron stars orbit each other closely, they spiral inward over time and eventually merge. Such mergers are powerful. Could advanced civilizations be using them to signal across the cosmos?
The lander for Hayabusa2 mission at asteroid Ryugu is due to touch down on October 3. Now the site has been chosen! This Japanese mission will collect samples from the asteroid and bring them back to Earth.
They’ve confirmed for the 1st time that this newly formed planet – labeled PDS 70b – is still gathering material from the dust and gas around its star. They’re literally watching this new world develop and grow.