Robotic emissaries explore the universe for us. Whether traveling to our moon, to other planets, or beyond the solar system, robots are sometimes much more…View More How will robotic exploration of the universe evolve?
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
Space is marvelous but hostile. If humans intend to be spacefaring, we must identify and overcome major obstacles before colonizing our solar system. Some think…View More How to Settle the Solar System
Religion and science are typically thought of as being like oil and water: they don’t mix well. But some individuals consider the intersection of…View More Religion and Space Colonization
Among our solar system’s planets, Mars seems a likely spot for future human habitation. Elon Musk is developing an interplanetary vehicle that may someday…View More The Martian Subsurface: A Shielded Environment for Life?
Space travel is fundamentally a marvel of engineering, so it is no surprise that artificial intelligence is helping advance our exploration of the universe.…View More Artificial Intelligence: Advancing Space Exploration
The leading space program in Latin America is that of Brazil. The Barreira do Inferno Launch Center, for instance, began launching rockets in 1965.…View More Brazil Leads Latin America’s Space Ambitions
Elon Musk and NASA are quarrelling about whether it is possible to terraform Mars. The debate is an old one. Terraforming (sometimes called ecopoiesis…View More Terraforming: Stranger than Science Fiction