The total number of confirmed exoplanets are more than 4000. So let’s run the clock forward and try to calculate what the future holds for exoplanets. How many worlds will we know about 3 decades from now, in the year 2050?
If spacecraft, rovers or even astronauts make the momentous discovery of life on another world, that’ll just open up new questions. Did it originate all on its own, completely independently from Earth, or are we somehow related?
The European Space Agency announced their plans to build a comet interceptor. A spacecraft that will lurk out at the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point, waiting for a long-period comet or interstellar object to pounce on, and give us the first close up view ever.
How humanity will react if we discover life somewhere out there in the Universe, whether it’s bacteria under the surface of Mars, a biosignature of alien life in the atmosphere of another world, or a radio signal from another civilization?
When we send anything to space, we have to pay an enormous amount of money. But what about building an enormous structures in space with 3D Printing?
Astronomers have discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. This is a good news and good start to look for habitable places in the Universe. More at #365DaysOfAstro
Like Europa and Encleadus, Titan could have an interior ocean of liquid water too, a place where there might be life. So let’s talk about Titan.
Wherever we go, life goes with us, whether we want it to or not. And when we travel to other worlds, it looks like the most extreme life Earth has ever cooked up is ready and willing to make the journey with us.
In 2017, Elon Musk laid out his grand sweeping plans for the future of SpaceX, the company that would take humanity to Mars. What’s everyone going to eat?
The History And Future Of The James Webb Space Telescope. It’ll fly to the Sun-Earth L2 Lagrange point, a relatively stable spot in space that keeps the glare from the Sun, Earth, and Moon all in a tiny spot in the sky.