All posts by Darren Beyer

Is This the Armageddon Asteroid? NASA is Sending a Mission

It’s name is Bennu and it’s an asteroid that will pass between the Earth and the moon in 2135. That in itself is nothing amazing. In fact, 37 asteroids will do just that in 2016 […]

Deep Space Travel is Not Heart-Healthy

Move over poor diet, high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyle, there’s a new leading cause of cardiovascular related death – at least for those who undertake a particular activity. As if deep space travel wasn’t […]

Saturn Bends its Rings

In this picture recently snapped by the Cassini spacecraft seems to show the rings of Saturn being bent as they approach the shadow of the planet. Gravitational warp? Space-time distortion? It’s nothing so grand, unfortunately. […]

Four New Planets Found… In the Same Star System

The Kepler spacecraft has been finding planets all over the place during its K2 mission. To date, it has found 104 confirmed planets among 197 star systems surveyed. Yesterday, NASA announced four more planetary finds, […]

Without a Doubt, the Coolest Planet Ever

It’s hard to imagine that at one time scientists were unsure whether planets even existed outside out solar system. Now, it seems like lately there is a new planet discovered every week – it’s almost become […]

What Do a Fly, Juno, Jupiter, and a Basketball Have in Common?

With all the hype around Juno’s rendezvous with Jupiter, many lose sight of exactly how great a feat it was. I’m a fan of putting things into perspective, and if any story deserves perspective, it’s […]

New Author Facebook Page and Web Site

After getting some feedback from fans and friends, I’ve decided to begin splitting my author and related activities away from Tek22 to get things a little better organized. Tek22 has been growing and getting more […]

A New Visitor for Jupiter – If it Can Slow Down Enough

UPDATE: Juno successfully entered orbit around Jupiter at 11:53 PM EDT on July 4th. Jupiter is about to have a new friend. After a five year journey, the Juno spacecraft will enter Jupiter’s orbit late […]

It’s Asteroid Day – And Hubble Has Some Presents for Us

Today is Asteroid Day, and the Hubble Space Telescope has given us some very nice images to commemorate it. Starting with this one: Hubble has great abilities to look into the ultraviolet wavelengths. That allows […]

NASA’s New Launch System Closer to Launch

NASA has a new launch vehicle in the works. The Space Launch System (SLS) is a super-heavy launch system that will carry primary components of NASA’s larger missions into orbit, including astronauts and hardware for a […]