Operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Kaguya orbiter was launched in 2007 and destroyed itself in 2009 with a planned crash into the lunar surface.
I've been following the work of military technologist Kelsey Atherton for years, and I've always enjoyed his insights into the most fascinating and horrifying aspects of the defense industry. In a recent article for Slate's Future Tense section, Atherton explored the theoretical future of Space Force, and how the Biden administration could potential handle the… READ THE REST
Spaceprob.es—created by Boing Boing contributor Ariel Waldman and Lisa Ballard—is a handsome catalog of our most far-flung machines, from Voyager 1 (now 22.75bn miles away and scheduled to swing by Gliese 445 in about 40,000 years' time) to Chang'e 5-T1, chilling out in lunar orbit. READ THE REST
The above extraterrestrial skull was spotted in the high-resolution 360-degree panorama image captured this week by NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Cosmic Log presents a fun gallery of anomalies and curiosities folks have found in Perseverance's postcards from the Red Planet. "Rover spots 'alien skull' and other Mars oddities" (Cosmic Log) READ THE REST
You can grill 365 days a year, rain or shine. If you're brave enough, you can even grill in the snow. But you have to admit that firing up the coals and slapping some meat on a building blaze in the middle of beautiful spring and summer weather is truly the pinnacle of any grillmaster's… READ THE REST
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Now that the global pandemic is subsiding and the world is slowly reopening, it's probably about time to talk about that subject you've been avoiding until now It's time to talk about the Quarantine 15. You know. Those 15 or so pounds that you packed on while you spent a year huddled up at home.… READ THE REST