Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…
First, SpaceX and NASA are planning a collaboration to land an unmanned spacecraft on Mars as early as 2018. The eventual goal will be to send humans to Mars by 2030. Read more from the Washington Post here.
Second, researchers have discovered a new species of titanosaur, the largest animals that ever lived on earth. The new dinosaur weighed as much as two elephants, but had a brain the size of a lime. Read more from the Smithsonian here.
Third, astronomers have discovered that Makemake, a dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt, has it’s own moon. The discovery of the moon should provide scientists with the opportunity to learn more about the dwarf planet than they could have if it did not have a satellite. Read more from Space.com here.