The top ten journals for Mighty Girls of all ages!
In 2020, a new rover will fly to Mars to begin the search for signs of past or present life — so it's fitting that the rover will be named after Rosalind Franklin, the British physical chemist who took the first photo ever to show DNA's double helix structure! Astronaut Tim Peake announced the name at the Airbus factory where the European Space Agency (ESA) rover is being assembled earlier this month. "In the last year of Rosalind's life, I remember visiting her in hospital on the day when she was excited by the news of the [Soviet Sputnik satellite] — the very beginning of space exploration," her sister, Jenifer Glynn, said. "She could never have imagined that over 60 years later there would be a rover sent to Mars bearing her name, but somehow that makes this project even more special." Continue reading Continue reading