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We’re about to learn some new and exciting things about Mars, and we preview what some of them might be.
How do we know what the insides of Venus or Jupiter look like? The short answer is that we don’t. The longer answer is that we make a fairly accurately guess.
Space is becoming a growing commercial industry. And we need to start heavily investing in it to save ourselves from our worst decision makers.
A new mission to Mercury will test a quirk of general relativity. It won’t be decisive and will involve a lot of precision measurement and tedious number-crunching. And it’s exactly the kind of science we should be encouraging.
A recent Pew study about American attitudes on space exploration may seem like exciting news for NASA and space exploration advocates, but it doesn’t ask the questions that really matter.
We need big ideas if we're going to successfully transition to a post-industrial society.
The TRAPPIST-1 solar system is the most unique one we've seen so far and could offer amazing possibilities for life.
We still know very little about the closest extrasolar world we've discovered, including whether it's suitable for life.
A proposal for a Martian habitat wants to use the power of water for both structural support and radiation shielding.
Despite the details still left to figure out, the Interplanetary Transport System is a solid start to a real infrastructure for space exploration.