Monthly Archives: October 2016

Where Are All The Alien Robots?

Intelligent Robots might be the best possibility to explore deep space in search of extraterrestrials. Credit: NASA

Intelligent Robots might be the best possibility to explore deep space in search of extraterrestrials. Credit: NASA

If you’ve seen at least one other episode of the Guide to Space, you know I’m obsessed about the Fermi Paradox. This idea that the Universe is big and old, and should be teeming with life. And yet, we have no evidence that it exists out there. We wonder, where are all the aliens? As we’ve demonstrated here in our own corner of the galaxy, it’s not our weak fleshy bodies that will be doing the hard work of exploring the Solar System, and eventually the galaxy, it’ll be the robots. Read more

Saturn’s moon Dione harbors a subsurface ocean

Subsurface Ocean under the Crust of Saturns Moon Dione. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Subsurface Ocean under the Crust of Saturns Moon Dione. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

A subsurface ocean lies deep within Saturn’s moon Dione, according to new data from the Cassini mission to Saturn. Two other moons of Saturn, Titan and Enceladus, are already known to hide global oceans beneath their icy crusts, but a new study suggests an ocean exists on Dione as well. Read more

Australias indigenous rock art revealed by researchers

indigenous rockart in australias kimberley region

Over 30’000 rock art depictions have been documented. Picture: The Guardian

A world-first survey of more than 250 rock art sites in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has documented more than 30,000 images and will help researchers answer some of the biggest questions about human migration. The sites feature a number of the haunting, elongated human forms known as Gwion figures. Read more Picture-Gallery (The Guardian)