Forward contamination, meaning infecting other parts of the Solar System with life from Earth – how big a deal is it? Science fiction has long…View More How big a deal is forward contamination of other planets?
Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is unique in many ways. It is the only moon in our Solar System known to have a thick atmosphere. Other…View More What is it like studying faraway worlds like Titan?
When the Sun dies, it will become what we call a white dwarf. White dwarfs are small and incredibly dense – a teaspoon of white…View More What will happen to our Solar System after the Sun dies?
The first living organism on Earth emerged approximately three and a half billion years ago. Since then, life has evolved into countless forms and colonized…View More Deflecting Existential Risk with Space Colonization
The Sun is our immediate connection to the cosmos. Its light illuminates our world. Its energy fuels most life as we know it. It is…View More Our Sun: The Closest of Stars