Space Exploration

Before we Develop Self-Replicating Machines to Explore the Universe, we Should Figure out how to Turn Them off Again

In a recent study, aerospace engineer Prof. Alex Ellery proposes a biologically-inspired method that could keep self-replicating robots from running…

2 weeks ago

Japanese Researchers Show how Microgravity Affects Astronauts’ Muscles and Nerves

A new study by a Japanese research team shows that long term exposure to microgravity not only affect muscles and…

2 weeks ago

Uh Oh, NASA is Reviewing Psyche and May Terminate the Mission

NASA is reviewing its mission to visit the asteroid 16 Psyche. The Administration has convened a 15-member review board to…

3 weeks ago

A New Method for Making Graphene has an Awesome Application: A Space Elevator!

At the upcoming 2022 IAC, the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) will present a paper that shows how graphene could…

3 weeks ago

What is the Best Radiation Shielding for the Surface of Mars?

A new study takes a look at potential methods for radiation shielding that could inform the creation of Martian habitats

2 months ago

The Dream of Faster-than-Light (FTL) Travel: Dr. Harold “Sonny” White and Limitless Space

Dr. Harold "Sonny" White and the Limited Space Institute continue to pursue the dream of the Alcubierre Warp Drive, which…

2 months ago

Forget About Mars, When Will Humans be Flying to Saturn?

It might be hard to fathom now, but the human exploration of the solar system isn’t going to stop at…

3 months ago

Traveling the Solar System with Pulsar Navigation

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have found a way for travelers through the Solar System…

3 months ago

Planetary Decadal Survey Says it’s Time for a Mission to Uranus (and Enceladus too!)

The recently released Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 has identified some exciting missions and goals for the coming…

4 months ago

Laser-Powered Sails Would be Great for Exploring the Solar System too

A new study from UCLA shows how laser-driven light sails could be a cost-effective method for exploring the Solar System…

5 months ago