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Just How Bad are Superflares to a Planet’s Habitability?

Star's can be full of surprises; some of them nasty. While our own Sun appears pretty placid, science has shown…

2 months ago

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Human Skin More Protected from Space Radiation

Earth is a radiation cocoon. Inside that cocoon, the atmosphere and the magnetosphere keep us mostly safe from the Sun's…

5 months ago

The Perfect Stars to Search for Life On Their Planets

We tend to think of our Earthly circumstances as normal. A watery, temperate world orbiting a stable yellow star. A…

11 months ago

Cancer Risk for a Human Mars Mission Just Got a Lot Worse

A new study by scientists from UNLV indicates that astronauts going to Mars will be at an increased risk of…

3 years ago

How Far Away is Fusion? Unlocking the Power of the Sun

The Sun uses its enormous mass to crush hydrogen into fusion, releasing enormous energy. How long will it be until…

4 years ago

New Study Says Proxima b Could Support Life

A new study details simulations that suggest that Proxima b could support life, assuming it has a magnetic field and…

4 years ago

Welcome to Jupiter – NASA’s Juno Achieves Orbit around ‘King of the Planets’

Welcome to Jupiter! NASA’s Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter at this moment! “NASA did it again!” pronounced an elated Scott…

4 years ago

How Do We Terraform Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter's four largest moons - the Galileans - have long been considered as possible sites for human habitation, and even…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 398 – Seeing Things: Emitting, Reflecting, Ionizing Light Sources

Astronomers gather electromagnetic radiation with the telescopes: mostly visible light. But sometimes they've got to be clever about where they…

5 years ago

Are Martian Dust Storms Dangerous?

Just how dangerous are the terrifying dust storms that swarm Mars? Brave explorers trek across the red dunes of Mars…

5 years ago