A Beautiful Idea: Why Explore Space?

It’s good to be home! After a week sweltering in China for work and turning into a human puddle in 80% humidity, it’s nice to be back in Delhi… where I can swelter and turn into a puddle in 70% humidity…  Anyway, my heat-woes aside, I’m kicked to be sharing this with you folks something…

Comet Massacred Nearby!

The Herschel Space Observatory has studied the dusty belt around the nearby star Fomalhaut. Scientists say the dust appears to be coming from collisions that destroy up to thousands of icy comets every day. Herschel is a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. Fomalhaut is a young star, just a few hundred million…