Astrobiology is a relatively recent area of study that investigates the origin and evolution of life in the universe. It combines perspectives from many disciplines…
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Should humans leave Earth at all? Oftentimes, particularly in communities of people who are interested in outer space, this question is given little real consideration.…View More Should humans stay on Earth?
How will humans live in space? Though we first visited another celestial body over a generation ago, we still have limited experience living off-planet permanently.…View More How will humans live in space?
Blockchains are decentralized systems of ledgers that record transactions. They contain chains of “blocks”, batches of validated transactions, which cannot be altered without also altering…View More How do blockchains help space exploration?
How does artificial intelligence-powered precision farming affect food sustainability? This is the question we asked our panel of experts. “Precision farming” is a bit of…View More Artificial intelligence and precision farming: does efficiency mean sustainability?
It’s a job that many space enthusiasts would love: being a space journalist. It allows one to cover exploration of the cosmos and also fulfill…View More What is it like being a space journalist?
If there’s any demographic that seems to dominate the space industry, it’s straight white males. But hopefully that is changing. Many organizations and individuals are…View More How does one address gender inequality in the space industry?
Exploring Mars is tough. Robotic emissaries have been crawling over the planet’s surface for years, but they move slowly. Flying may be the next stage…View More Floating in the Atmosphere: Sailplanes on Mars
Perhaps the most important result of human space exploration is that it has caused us to better appreciate our own planet. But despite massive progress…View More Eyes in the Sky: Distributed and Autonomous Earth Observation
We asked smart city experts the following question: “What do smart cities teach us about sustainability?” Though the experts agreed that smart cities can make…View More Smart Cities: Double-Edged Swords