Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Few Science Things

NASA successfully tested a craft designed to soft land on Mars...sort of. The primary purpose of the test was fulfilled, but the parachute used to slow the landing of the "flying saucer" didn't fully deploy. On Earth, it deployed enough for the splashdown to be successful anyway, but they'll have to fix that before trying it in Mars' much thinner atmosphere.

And Californian scientists have discovered a new species of elephant shrew. Because I always have to share completely adorable new species - here you go. Can't say that thing's not cute...