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Can We Rescue the Opportunity Rover?

Opportunity and its twin, Spirit, touched down on opposite sides of Mars in 2004, tasked with a common goal: find evidence of water (and perhaps even life) on the red planet.

April 18, 2019

In The Shop: Falcon Heavy Launch Poster and Viewing Guide

Falcon Heavy is twice as powerful as the next most powerful rocket.

April 5, 2019

The Supercluster Podcast: Falcon Heavy

The World's Most Powerful Rocket.

April 4, 2019

How Space YouTubers Are Keeping Astronaut Ambitions Alive

Kids used to want to be astronauts, now they want to be YouTubers.

April 2, 2019

The Strangest Ways We’ve Said Hello to the Universe

Light the desert on fire! Put a giant mirror on the Eiffel Tower! Blow up the Moon!

March 19, 2019

How Dolphins on LSD Shaped the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

We thought dolphins on acid could help us talk to aliens.

March 7, 2019

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Ourselves

Humanity has a complex relationship with extraterrestrials. Sometimes they come shooting, sometimes they come probing.

March 1, 2019

The Complex Relationship Between Mental Health and Space Travel

Astronauts are real-life superheroes. Their daring feats in space defy all expectations.

February 21, 2019

Meet the Amateur Astronomers Hunting for Spy Satellites

Inside the global network of astronomers searching the skies for classified government satellites.

February 13, 2019

Mars Ethics Part 1: Justice on the New Frontier

Humans will face brutal questions and decide what it means to be humane as we expand our footprint into the solar system.

February 5, 2019

The Giant Eye Seen from Space

Tom Van Sant, a sculptor from California, set out to create one of humanity’s single largest pieces of art: a giant human eye, visible only from space.

January 24, 2019

Hunting Mummified Worlds in Deep Space

Out in the icy depths of the solar system, far from the warmth of our star, drifts a tiny frozen world shrouded in perpetual twilight.

January 18, 2019
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