Thanks for making Planetfest ’21 an awesome success! Final weekend over 1,500 folks joined us for a 2-day celebration of Mars and the journey of house exploration. 61 specialists shared their insights in 21 periods, and contributors enhanced every others’ studying experiences by sharing greater than 2,700 messages within the convention’s neighborhood discussion board. We’re additionally very grateful to have raised a whopping $27,700 within the Past the Horizon fundraising gala. The festivities climaxed with our Perseverance touchdown get together on 18 February, that includes commentary by Invoice Nye, Planetary Society President Bethany Ehlmann, Veritasium’s Derek Muller, and “The Area Geologist” Raquel Nuno. Invoice additionally introduced the Society’s thrilling new partnership with MOVA Globes to create an unique globe depicting Enceladus and an official Planetary Society Assortment of moons, with proceeds benefiting our mission and packages. To all of you who joined us for all or a part of Planetfest ’21, thanks!
For those who missed Planetfest ’21, don’t fear! You possibly can watch recordings of every session on our YouTube page. Plus, hearken to this week’s Planetary Radio to listen to host Mat Kaplan’s conversations with Andy Weir, creator of The Martian, Omran Sharaf, the chief of the United Arab Emirates’ Hope mission, and journalist Andrew Jones, who stories on China’s house program.
Two new articles discover the seek for life past Earth. Is there life on Mars? This age-old query doesn’t have a solution but, however we’ve realized rather a lot in looking for to reply it. Learn more about the possibilities. Wanting additional afield, contributing editor Jatan Mehta explores whether or not the worlds round red dwarf stars might be good places to look for life.