How might humanity go about establishing a colony on Ceres, the largest object in the Main Asteroid Belt?
Welcome back to our series on Settling the Solar System! Today, we take a look at the closest celestial neighbor 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 subject. …
The idea of colonization of Saturn’s moons is attractive and presents many benefits, even if it is a challenging and distant prospect.
Jupiter’s largest moons – aka. the Galilean Moons – could one day be colonized, providing humanity with limitless resources and incredible opportunities for research.
Though it is not considered as such, Mercury is actually a viable candidate for colonization – if you can get around the extreme conditions!
The idea of colonizing Mars has been explored at length, in fiction and as a real possibility. But what are the challenges and benefits of making Mars a “backup location” for humanity?
In 1950, while sitting down to lunch with colleagues at the Los Alamos Laboratory, famed physicist and nuclear scientist Enrico Fermi asked his famous question: “Where is Everybody?” In short, Fermi was addressing the all-important question that has plagued human minds since they first realized planet Earth was merely a speck in an infinite Universe. …
A new paper shows how gravitational lenses could be used to beam power from one star system to another.
A new study considers all the challenges, benefits, and necessary steps for settling Mars.
Astronomers using JWST were surprised to find mature-looking galaxies in the early Universe; they challenged existing models of cosmology. Astronomers wanted to see if these were ubiquitous, so they examined 19 galaxies in a different part of the sky. They measured high-redshift galaxies but did not find the same unusual mass distribution. This led them to suggest that those initial discoveries were outliers and not indicative of the early Universe.