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?
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Elon Musk and NASA are quarrelling about whether it is possible to terraform Mars. The debate is an old one. Terraforming (sometimes called ecopoiesis in…View More Terraforming: Stranger than Science Fiction