Exposed to the high temperatures of rapid transit through the upper atmosphere, DNA survives and even retains functionality.
People hoping to colonize Venus will have to be satisfied with living in cities in the clouds, at least in the short term.
The cost of helium-3 has skyrocketed. Less is available now for medical uses – unless, of course, we begin mining it on the moon.
Data from NASA’s Magellan mission to Venus were found to support the idea of a once habitable Venus.
Threats on orbit and emerging space commerce raise serious questions about the mission role and scope for the newly created U.S. Space Force.
If early colonies are restocked with new recruits from Earth, physiological changes will be modest. But subsequent colonists may sever the umbilical.
In so many ways, a permanent human presence on the Moon could open the door to the entire Solar System.
With private aerospace companies like SpaceX hoping to make lunar tourism a reality, the message is clear: We’re going back to the Moon.
Researchers are now working to solve all these issues as space agencies prepare to launch manned missions to Mars.
Scientists from SETG have developed a method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies.