Cary Neeper

September 25, 2013

Who’s Out There—Floaters Around the Gas Giants?

Were Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter right? In 1976 they suggested that the warm layers of Jupiter’s hydrogen/helium outer layers of gas could be home to […]
August 14, 2013

Who’s Out There—On Venus?

After landing on the surface of Venus in December 1970, the Soviet’s Venera 7 lasted only 23 minutes in the 470ºC heat under atmospheric pressure 90 times Earth’s. […]
July 19, 2013

Who's Out There? Reconsidering the Viking Findings on Mars

In their 2010 book We Are Not Alone: Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life, Dirk Shchulze-Makuch and David Darling tell the tragic story of Wolf […]
June 20, 2013

Who’s Out There? Nobody Much on Io?

Thirty-four years ago Linda Morabito saw a crescent-shaped object on Io, the moon nearest to Jupiter. Her discovery was the first extraterrestrial siting of a volcanic […]
May 10, 2013

Who’s Out There—Surprises on Titan

In 1980 Voyager One photographed Saturn’s far out, large moon Titan as a hazy orange ball, its weighty nitrogen-rich atmosphere more than one hundred kilometers high, […]
April 5, 2013

Whose Out There? – An Overview of Two Books

The extraterrestrial hunt is on. Expectations of finding alien life are rising, for reasonable building blocks are out there, scattered all over our solar system–liquid water […]