It’s too bad Mars is such an interesting place, because it’s actually one of the most difficult places to visit in the Solar System, especially if you want to bring along a lot of luggage. That planet is a graveyard of missions that didn’t quite make it.
May 10th: Shouldn’t We Fix the Earth First? So Many Problems Here, Why Go To Space?
Fraser gives 5 answers to the question, “why should we explore space when we have so many problems here on Earth?”
Apr 14th: The Far Side Of The Moon Is The Perfect Place For a Radio Telescope
The far side of the Moon might make one of the best platforms we have for radio telescopes. One side of the Moon is completely blocked from Earth’s constantly increasing radio traffic, giving it the perfect view to the most sensitive radio signals in the Universe.
Mar 24th: Building Space Telescopes… In Space
As astronomers and engineers design the next generation of giant space telescopes, they’re running up against the limits of current launch providers. To go bigger, space agencies will need to consider assembling their next-generation space telescopes… in space.
Mar 10th: Better Than Earth?
Earth is the best planet in the Universe. No matter where we go, we’ll never find a planet that’s a better home to Earth life than Earth. However, is it the best planet? More at #365DaysOfAstro
Feb 23rd: We’ve Never Seen the Sun’s Poles and That’s About to Change With Solar Orbiter
ESA’s Solar Orbiter and NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will measure the Sun from every angle up close, providing detailed images and insights of our closest star, to help understand how it creates and controls the giant bubble of plasma that surrounds the entire Solar System.
Jan 25th: A Spacecraft Is Going To Build Its Own Solar Panels In Space – Archinaut One
Over the coming decades, more and more of our space-based infrastructure will be built in space, manufactured out of materials that were mined in space. In order to achieve that space future, engineers and mission planners will need to design and construct the technology that will make this possible. That means testing out new prototypes, technologies and methodologies for mining and space-based manufacturing.
Jan 12th: What Comes After LUVOIR? Three Extreme Ideas For Space Telescopes
After James Webb Space Telescope, there’s LUVOIR, but what come after? Let’s have our imaginations take flight, out into the Universe, and consider some of the most incredible ideas suggested for telescopes.
Dec 22nd: Want To Explore Mars? Send Humans To The Moons Of Mars First
Humans to Mars. That’s the plan right? The problem is that sending humans down to the surface of Mars is one of the most complicated and ambitious goals that we can attempt. But there are two places humans can go which are a stepping stone between Earth and Mars. Phobos & Deimos.
Nov 23rd: What’s on the Surface of Venus?
With so much attention on Mars, we tend to forget there’s another Earth’s twin. Venus. What’s on the Surface of Venus? More about the history of Venera Program at #365DaysOfAstro