Take a Plunge Into the Ice Giants

Our Solar System's ice giants, Uranus and Neptune, have been largely left out of the planetary probe game. While all…

3 months ago

Mini-Subs Could One Day Ply the Seas Under Europa’s Ice

The most promising places to look for life in the Solar System are in the ocean moons Europa and Enceladus.…

5 months ago

Game of Probes: The First Probe Sent to Another Civilization Won’t Be the First to Arrive

If we ever detect an Extraterrestrial Civilization (ETC) and start communicating with them, the messages could take years, decades, or…

1 year ago

Gravitational Lenses Could Allow a Galaxy-Wide Internet

We could gravitationally lens radio signals to communicate with space probes at other stars. Maybe even communicate across the galaxy.

3 years ago

A Balloon Mission that Could Try to Confirm Life On Venus

So, Venus might have life! But how do we find out for sure?! We need to GO there. (more…)

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 384: Escaping Probes

The gravity of the Earth is a tough thing to escape, but breaking free from the gravity of the Sun…

8 years ago