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Aerogel Mars

A novel idea for the local terraforming of Mars raises interesting possibilities

October 19, 2019 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Evolution of the Universe

Some 15 billion years ago the universe emerged from a hot, dense sea of matter and energy. As the cosmos expanded and cooled, it spawned galaxies, stars, planets and life

October 8, 2019 — P. James E. Peebles, David N. Schramm, Edwin L. Turner and Richard G. Kron

Nobel in Physics for Exoplanets and Cosmology

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”...

October 8, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

How Did Water Get on Earth?

About 70 percent of our planet’s surface is covered with water, and it plays an important role in our daily lives. But how did water get on Earth in the first place?

October 6, 2019 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Uninhabitable Planets

Calling a distant world Earth-like is bad practice; calling it habitable is not much better

October 5, 2019 — Caleb A. Scharf

Forget Area 51

There are way more important planetary concerns to direct your attention to

September 28, 2019 — Caleb A. Scharf
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