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Life, Unbounded

Space: A New Hope or an Old Dream?

(Credit: NASA)

The release of a long-awaited National Academy of Sciences report on the state and future of the US space program has triggered wide-reaching commentary on what it means to be space-faring. For hundreds of billions of dollars spent over the next 20 years, the report suggests, NASA could get humans (reasonably safely) to Mars. Along [...]

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The Countdown

The Countdown, Episode 2: A Mars Party, Star versus Black Hole, Thunderous Gamma Rays, Meteoroid Fireworks, Money for Space Taxis

Story 5 NASA’s Curiosity rover touched down on Mars early Monday morning, setting off a worldwide celebration. Links: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Lands Safely on Mars Video: NASA Lands Car-Sized Rover Near Martian Mountain Curiosity Targets Gale Crater Mars Party of the Decade Reaches Fever Pitch Story 4 Black holes have the size and mass to [...]

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