Watches and Wonders 2022: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos Hybris Mechanica Calibre 590

An accurate depiction of the cycles of the Earth, Sun and Moon—all powered by air

Falling under the parameters of the second category represented in the very title of the prestigious Geneva trade show Watches and Wonders, Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s Atmos Hybris Mechanica Calibre 590 is a most wondrous and accurate depiction of the moon’s daily trek around Earth, and our home planet’s annual jaunt around the sun. Once set, this “tellurium” (a title that nods to historic astronomical time-telling devices) won’t need adjustment until …

New Type of “Water World” Exoplanets Beyond Our Solar System

The search for exoplanets has traditionally centered on those similar to Earth (of a relatively proportionate size and mass with comparable temperatures and atmospheric compositions) but scientists are now “rethinking the kinds of planets that may be habitable” and looking toward a new class known as hycean planets. Beyond our solar system these planets, akin to “mini Neptunes,” are much bigger than Earth and are …

NASA Plans Two Missions to Venus

As news, images and sound from many missions to Mars continue to appear, NASA has announced two missions to Venus for the first time in over three decades. With launches planned for 2028 to 2030, the space agency’s goals are in essence to “rediscover” the planet, which “scientists believe could have been the first habitable planet in the solar system.” The deep space endeavors will …