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Percival Lowell’s dogged belief helped bring Mars science to 19th century America

Olympus Mons, a Martian volcano, photographed by the Viking 1 spacecraft from 5000 miles away.
Olympus Mons, a Martian volcano, photographed by the Viking 1 spacecraft from 5000 miles away.
Olympus Mons. Photos courtesy of NASA/JPL.


Fun with physics

SpaceX SAOCOM 1A mission launch. Photo: SpaceX/Unsplash

How much does it cost?


In orbit, the human body changes in unexpected ways

Photo: Level Ex


More than a quarter think alien societies would resemble human ones — but they’re wrong about UFO visitations

Image: KTSDesign/Science Photo Library/Getty Images


Illustrations: Cam Floyd

Hard science offers a remarkably detailed portrait of how extraterrestrials may live — and clues on where our own civilization is headed


The space mission that saved tech innovation and the spirit of adventure

Photo: Pixabay/Pexels


But they’re already polluting the sky

A SpaceX Starlink satellite during deployment. Image: SpaceX


Relocating the human race to a more hospitable planet would mean that multiple generations would be born in-transit

Illustration: Janet Mac


As missions take us deeper into space, are we prepared for what we might bring back?

In this artist’s concept of the future, an astronaut gathers samples on the surface of Mars, with a robotic explorer nearby.
In this artist’s concept of the future, an astronaut gathers samples on the surface of Mars, with a robotic explorer nearby.
In this artist’s concept of the future, an astronaut gathers samples on the surface of Mars, while a robotic explorer stands by to help. Nasa’s Vision for Space Exploration calls for more aggressive human and robotic missions. Image: SSPL/Getty Images


A look at the dueling paths of the world’s next great superpower

Credit: Jackal Pan/Getty Images

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