articles tagged: space exploration
will we really eat each other to survive in space?
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will we really eat each other to survive in space?

What happens when your crops fail and you’re 60 trillion miles from Earth? Some experts are raising grim alternatives to tabloids’ delight.

billionaires are starting a new space race. so, what happens to the rest of us?
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billionaires are starting a new space race. so, what happens to the rest of us?

The next big space race isn’t the United States vs. China, it’s Musk vs. Bezos. And who wins has the potential to change our lives.

how the lack of gravity can scramble your brain
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how the lack of gravity can scramble your brain

When you’re not being firmly planted onto a solid surface by gravity, it’s not just your bones and muscles that suffer. It takes a toll on your brain too.

forget giant domes, cities on other worlds will fit their environments
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forget giant domes, cities on other worlds will fit their environments

There are good reasons why designs for human outposts on other planets are starting to look nothing like the typical science fiction tropes with which we’ve grown up.

world of weird things podcast: why space can’t be our trashcan
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world of weird things podcast: why space can’t be our trashcan

After decades of exploring space, the orbit around our planet is filled with junk we need to clear as soon as possible. But physics and politics aren’t going to make it easy on us.

why we may want to settle on the moon and titan before mars
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why we may want to settle on the moon and titan before mars

Science fiction taught us that humanity’s next destination in space should be Mars, but science disagrees.

why space travel makes you more of an environmentalist
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why space travel makes you more of an environmentalist

Astronauts get a very rare and unique perspective on our planet, one in which our world isn’t just a steppingstone to the stars, but a fragile home to be protected.

what the coronavirus mass quarantine can teach us about space travel
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what the coronavirus mass quarantine can teach us about space travel

If we're going to explore space, we have to prepare for long periods of isolation and boredom. Can social distancing during this pandemic teach us how to deal with them?

actually no, white dwarfs aren’t ideal when looking for alien life
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actually no, white dwarfs aren’t ideal when looking for alien life

Looking for dying civilizations huddling around a cooling ember of a star isn't just a depressing idea, it's shortsighted science that dismisses life's ability to invent and innovate.

politicians rush to undermine the future of space exploration
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politicians rush to undermine the future of space exploration

A new bill making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives wants to take a sledgehammer to the future of space travel for the benefit of one corporation.

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