If we are to sustainably explore other worlds, we need to grow plants in space. The importance of space botany to life off Earth was shown fictionally in The Martian – Matt Damon grew potatoes from stored tubers in order to survive his ordeal on the red planet. In fact, growing plants off Earth is no longer […]Read More Plants in Space: Seeding Sustainable Exploration
“Where is everybody?” That is the question Enrico Fermi reportedly asked, summarizing the quandary: if the universe is so big, why haven’t we seen any aliens? Since then, many people have tried their hand at answering why it is that we have yet to find evidence of extraterrestrials (notwithstanding claims of some fringe groups that contact has already […]Read More Is Life on Other Planets?