Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found plumes of water vapor shooting off the southern pole of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that is believed to have an underground ocean.
The risk of radiation exposure is not a show-stopper for a long-term manned mission to Mars, new results from NASA's Curiosity rover suggest.
The site where NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity landed last year contains at least one lake that would have been perfectly suited for colonies of simple, rock-eating microbes found in caves and hydrothermal vents on Earth.
Traveling to another star is not impossible -- we just need to comprehend the vast distances, time and energies required before we can master the interstellar ocean. Continue reading →
Carbon-rich planetary systems are likely bone dry, meaning 'diamond planets' probably aren't life's best friend. Continue reading →
Nearly 200 interstellar scientists, engineers, astronomers, historians, economists, architects, artists, anthropologists and enthusiasts descended on Dallas, Texas, for the first Starship Congress. Continue reading →
The idea of planning, building and sending a starship into interstellar space is a an awesome concept -- now a prize has been set up to stimulate interstellar technologies. Continue reading →
The Starship Congress will see some of the most forward-thinking scientists and engineers descend on Dallas, Texas -- now you can get involved with an interstellar Kickstarter campaign. Continue reading →
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