Scientists have released a recreation of Π1 Gruis, a cool red giant 530 light years away. Π1 Gruis is 350 times larger than the sun and shows what our sun could become in its dying days.
Dragonfly is one of the two finalists for the design of a quadcopter that will explore Titan.
The Giant Magellan Telescope consists of seven mirrors, each one measuring 8.4 meters wide and weighing 15 metric tons. Each costs $20-M and takes two years to build. When completed, the GMT will have 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Chinese Chang’e lunar mission program will be sending plants and insects to the moon. The experiment will see if these will be able to thrive in the moon’s gravity. Likely they will only be in a self-contained biome, but the story possibilities are certainly intriguing.
Way back when before Bitcoin mining soaked up the bulk of spare computing cycles, SETI@Home was the thing. Almost twenty years later, it seems the project is still ongoing.