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Obituary: celebrating the life of Cassini (1997-2017)
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Obituary: celebrating the life of Cassini (1997-2017)

The Cassini spacecraft, aged 19 years and 11 months, died in a powerful display of heroism. The late astronomer, author and science communicator Carl Sagan once said that “for small creatures such as we, the vastness [of the universe] is bearable only through love.” Cassini’s life mission was to bring a pocket of that vastness…


Movie Review: The Martian

After a fierce windstorm sweeps through Mars, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead. The rest of this six-member crew from NASA’s Mars mission makes an emergency departure, leaving Mark alone on Mars, with limited food and water. Inspired by the book by scientist Andy Weir, The Martian is a human survival story that avoids…