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How Do We Colonize the Moon?

Welcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at that closest of celestial neighbors to Earth. That’s right, we’re taking a look at the Moon! Chances are, we’ve all heard about it more than once in our lifetimes and even have some thoughts of our own on the …

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Astrobotic is Going to Use a Vulcan Rocket For its Lunar Lander in 2021

The commercial delivery company Astriobiotic will be working with the ULA to send payloads to the Moon for NASA beginning in 2021.

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Astronomers Image the Atmosphere of a Red Dwarf Planet for the First Time. Spoiler Alert, it’s a Terrible Place to Live

Using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to study the surface of an exoplanet orbiting a nearby red dwarf star for the first time.

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A Spacecraft Is Going To Assemble Its Own Solar Panels In Space: Archinaut One

As I've mentioned in several episodes now, humanity is in a bit of a transition period, a time when it makes sense to launch material up and out of Earth's gravity well into orbit, and beyond. But it's really expensive, costing up to $10,000 per pound you want in orbit, and 10 times if you …

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Earth is an Exoplanet to Aliens. This is What They’d See

A team of Caltech researchers developed a new method that shows what Earth would look like to extra-terrestrial observers, which could seriously aid in the hunt for habitable exoplanets.

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AI Could Help the Europa Clipper Mission Make New Discoveries!

A team of NASA scientists recently developed a series of machine learning algorithms that could help the Europa Clipper find life beyond Earth!

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Exploring The Icy Moons of Jupiter. NASA’s Europa Clipper and ESA’s JUICE

On August 19th, 2019, NASA announced that their Europa Clipper mission has been approved to move to the next phase of the mission, progressing to the final design stage. Mars is the place that most of our spacecraft, landers and rovers are studying, searching for any evidence that life ever existed somewhere else in the …

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ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time

The ExoMars 2020 mission hit another snag recently when a high-altitude parachute test resulted in damage again to one of the mission's parachute canopies.

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