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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
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How Dolphins on LSD Shaped the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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


March 7, 2019
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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
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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
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Meet the Amateur Astronomers Hunting for Spy Satellites

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


February 13, 2019
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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
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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
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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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The First Women Trained To Conquer Space

They were selected from hundreds, trained for a mission of national importance.


January 9, 2019
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Cheap Rockets Grow The Human Space Family

Changes in rocket ship price tags mean a rapidly growing community of nations in space.


January 8, 2019
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The Fall and Rise of Florida's Space Coast

With the rise of private space exploration companies, Florida's Space Coast is undergoing a second renaissance.


January 8, 2019
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Supercluster Launch Tracker: Now Online

Supercluster's launch tracking toolkit is now online and available to use. Learn how it works and track rockets around the world.


January 7, 2019
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