articles tagged: space exploration
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.

world of weird things podcast: the realistic hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the realistic hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy

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?

how close to a viable warp drive are we?
# science

how close to a viable warp drive are we?

Paradoxically, we’re both closer and farther from zooming across the galaxy than you might think…

why the hunt for planet nine is still underway
# space

why the hunt for planet nine is still underway

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.

we think aliens may lurk in europa’s oceans. we might be disappointed…
# astrobiology

we think aliens may lurk in europa’s oceans. we might be disappointed…

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.

sci-fi saturday: 06.27.2787
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: 06.27.2787

Sci-fi Saturday returns with what will be part one of a short story...

why saturn’s majestic rings won’t be around for much longer
# space

why saturn’s majestic rings won’t be around for much longer

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.

the fun, excitement, and challenge of recording alien winds
# space

the fun, excitement, and challenge of recording alien winds

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.

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.

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