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July 21, 2017

Op-ed | Mars footprints or planetary defense?

The U.S. Senate should soon be tasked with confirming the next NASA administrator. Their decision has a very low priority on the list of the many […]
July 20, 2017

Apollo 11 Anniversary: Neil Armstrong Spacesuit’s ‘Reboot’ Effort Kicks Into Gear

The National Air and Space Museum is restoring the suit as part of “Destination Moon,” an exhibit that is scheduled to open in time for the […]
July 19, 2017

Bad News for Life: TRAPPIST-1 Planets’ Atmospheres May Have Been Destroyed

The potentially Earth-like planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may not be so conducive to life after all, two new studies report. Intense radiation and particles streaming from their […]
July 18, 2017

Your Need to Upgrade Connected Devices Makes Astronomy Difficult

If you’ve been alive for the past 10-20 years, you’ve probably heard a few things about something called “radio frequency.” It’s been a pretty big deal […]
July 18, 2017

Future Space Colony? Maybe We Should Look Beyond Mars to Saturn’s Titan Moon

Instead of just sending humans on a one-shot mission to look for life on the surface, a new paper envisions a future outpost on Titan that […]
July 17, 2017

What Could Space Archaeologists Tell Us about Astronaut Culture?

“Space archaeologist” would be a fine job description for a fictional character on an interplanetary mission to unearth the ruins of an alien civilization. But a handful […]
July 15, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Problems Getting Started

Since wet chemists on Earth have not reinvented life from scratch—not one self-reproducing living critter, nor even a self-serving prion–we can probably assume that it’s not […]
July 14, 2017

Flying Cars and Casino-Themed Planes Are the Future of Flight, Says Airbus

Chief technology officer Paul Eremenko, speaking at a Hong Kong tech conference, speculated on emerging forms of air travel, including the company’s self-piloted flying car, the […]
July 13, 2017

Moon Express ‘lunar outpost’ looks gorgeous, but don’t get too excited yet

The company hopes to put robots on the moon’s South Pole by 2020 While NASA stays diligently focused on its marathon to Mars, it seems everyone […]