This video is fabulous! My favorite part is, “Our next destination awaits. We don’t know what new discoveries lie ahead. But this is the very reason we must go!”
Why do we explore? Simply put, it is part of who we are, and it is something we have done throughout our history. In NASA’s new video, “We Are the Explorers,” we take a look at that tradition of reaching for things just beyond our grasp and how it is helping us lay the foundation for our greatest journeys ahead.
This image was taken late spring in the northern part of Mars. The dust plume reaches more than half a mile in height, according to NASA. Pretty sweet.
Unfortunately every time I read or see something about Mars, I think about the loss of funding for future Mars exploration programs. I hope something can be worked out. Let’s cross our fingers, shall we?
With all this talk about solar storms, I figured it’d be a good idea to post this fabulous informational graphic from Space.com.
Learn more about solar storms in this Space Oddities post.