Josh Bason On November 2nd 2000 the first crew arrived at the fledgling International Space Station. In doing so they began a 16-year human presence in Earth orbit which continues to this day. While this is a massive achievement for humanity, we shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that the many difficulties of long-term human space … Continue reading Feeling Spaced Out: The Body in Orbit
Sophia Akiva On November 12th, 2016, the leader of the first space nation addressed their new citizens. Perhaps this is how future historians will remember the rise of Asgardia, a pacifist nation located on an orbiting satellite and founded by Russian scientist and businessman Dr Igor Ashurbeiyli. There have already been over half a million … Continue reading Asgardia: A Space Nation
Alys Dunn Between one and three planets in each planetary system lie within the ‘habitable zone’, so it is hard to imagine the true scale of the area we are searching. What if it turns out we have been searching for the wrong life in this huge area? All life we know of on Earth … Continue reading Non-carbon-based life; are we looking in the right places?
Emily Sims In January, Caltech researchers published the paper “Evidence for a Distant Giant Planet in the Solar System” in the Astronomical Journal which detailed evidence for a giant planet with a highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. This planet has been dubbed ‘Planet Nine’, and is thought to be ten times bigger … Continue reading Pluto Mark 2?