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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.
In sci-fi movies, explorers arrive on alien worlds in the blink of an eye using warp drives, or cheat time with cryogenic sleep chambers. But how would interstellar travel actually work in the real world?
Paradoxically, we’re both closer and farther from zooming across the galaxy than you might think…
A recent paper imagines a new explanation for the strange motions of Trans-Neptunian Objects observed by astronomers for the last 200 years, but it doesn’t mean that we won’t still search for Planet Nine.
New models trying to infer the geology of potentially habitable moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn hint at surprisingly cool, geologically inactive worlds, the opposite of what a diverse alien ecosystem would need.
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Sci-fi Saturday returns with what will be part one of a short story...
Saturn’s rings are young and might be gone almost as quickly as they appeared in planetary terms, according to the latest research by NASA.
InSight’s recording of Martian winds isn’t what you’d hear if you were on the planet yourself. And if you start asking why, you’ll find out some bizarre and fascinating things about how winds work on alien worlds.
We’ve dreamt of turning Mars into Earth 2.0 for decades. But is it possible? Or even worth the effort?
We’re about to learn some new and exciting things about Mars, and we preview what some of them might be.