articles tagged: mars
home is where the mars rover is
# space

home is where the mars rover is

Now that Opportunity’s mission is complete, many wistfully lament about “bringing our robot home.” There’s just one problem: it’s already home.

was mars one the fyre festival of space startups?
# space

was mars one the fyre festival of space startups?

Mars One was an impossible dream. No, literally. As in not possible and could never happen. Now the company is bankrupt and its mission plans abandoned, which is really for the best.

do we really want to try and terraform mars?
# space

do we really want to try and terraform mars?

We’ve dreamt of turning Mars into Earth 2.0 for decades. But is it possible? Or even worth the effort?

world of weird things podcast: mars
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: mars

We’re about to learn some new and exciting things about Mars, and we preview what some of them might be.

was the cia punking the world with psychic flights to the martian past?
# oddities

was the cia punking the world with psychic flights to the martian past?

Could Project Stargate have been an elaborate ruse to rattle the nerves of superstitious world leaders?

life on mars, now in post-modern style
# space

life on mars, now in post-modern style

A proposal for a Martian habitat wants to use the power of water for both structural support and radiation shielding.

can we really colonize space a hundred people at a time?
# space

can we really colonize space a hundred people at a time?

Despite the details still left to figure out, the Interplanetary Transport System is a solid start to a real infrastructure for space exploration.

why a briny mars is exciting, but isn’t necessarily good news
# astrobiology

why a briny mars is exciting, but isn’t necessarily good news

The good news is that Mars had briny oceans usually perfect for life. The bad news is that the brine contained salts used in rocket fuel...

why you can’t nuke your way to a second earth
# space

why you can’t nuke your way to a second earth

Someone should tell Elon Musk that a nuclear bombardment of Mars into habitability won't be much of a shortcut.

how not to lose your sanity on an alien planet
# space

how not to lose your sanity on an alien planet

Astronauts will go stir crazy and get cabin fever on interplanetary missions. And it will have to be every mission planner's job to keep them sane and entertained.

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