There have been no shortage of stories about the goings on at NASA. Just today, there’s news that five new planets are among a number of “alien worlds” (CBS News’ phrase) discovered by NASA’s Kepler craft.
Then, also today, one of NASA’s telescopes has captured something called “gravitational lensing.”
“In addition to developing a better understanding of emission regions near black holes, scientists say that this study will also help to measure other gravitational lens systems,” says the Christian Science Monitor. Hmm. OK.
There’s a NASA photo of the polar vortex (above). A discussion about putting humans on Mars in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Mars Rover. An advanced look at a new satellite that will be launching on the 23rd. New robots are on the horizon. The stunning photos of the “cosmic dawn” taken by the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes were published. Even Beyonce got in on the action, although that was one bit of news she could’ve done without.