We live in a fascinating era in terms of astronomical knowledge. We now know with certainty that many other stars besides our own Sun have…View More Why do you study exoplanets?
One of the great benefits of going to space is being able to look back on Earth. Our understanding of the Earth system and humanity’s…View More What do you learn about lakes by looking at them from space?
Earth observation is a growing business area in the space industry. Many of the constellations being put into orbit focus on Earth, collecting images of…View More Why is it important do give more people access to EO data?
There is ongoing scholarly debate about whether phosphine exists on Venus. If it does exist, then this may be an indicator of biological processes. Obviously,…View More Does phosphine on Venus indicate life?
We only recently determined that planets do in fact exist around other stars. The discovery of such “exoplanets” is of interest not just to science…View More How are exoplanets portrayed in science fiction?
One of the great benefits of engaging with space is understanding Earth better. Data collected from satellites inform our understanding about the relationship between humanity…View More How do geographic information systems depend on space?
Astrobiology studies the origin, evolution, and possible distribution of life in the universe. One important aspect of astrobiology is the search for biosignatures and bioindicators.…View More Why might argon be an indicator of extraterrestrial life?
To live off-planet, humanity will need to learn to use limited resources efficiently. The technologies we develop to support sustainable habitation are important off-planet. They…View More How do you engineer sustainable human habitation in space?
One of the most important benefits of engaging with space is learning about Earth. It was only by leaving the planet did we gain a…View More How do you contribute to the Earth observation industry?
Writing about space exploration is arguably as important as the exploration itself. Without communicating what has happened and why it matters, support for space exploration…View More What is it like writing about the search for life on Mars?