Space exploration has come a long way since the first primitive satellites—we’ve visited all the canonical planets, and laid the groundwork for the next stage of discovery and colonization. A new, more lasting space race is about to begin. Here’s the first part of our 100-year forecast of future space exploration.
Thanks to New Horizons, we’ve completed the preliminary reconnaissance of the Solar System. Now it’s time to send man across our cosmic neighborhood. Here’s what that mission might look like in a few decades.
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Deep sea exploration isn’t just for marine biologists anymore. Saturn’s moon Titan is covered in seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and Europa and Enceladus likely harbor immense subglacial oceans. Here’s a look at some of the space submarine concepts devised by NASA and others to explore our Solar System’s alien seas.
Europa's oceans may be much more similar to Earth’s than previously believed.
If Europa were our moon, would we have a water world teeming with alien life just next door?
An on-the-go miniature lab, which is currently being developed by NASA, may be able to tell whether or not sources of life can be found outside of Earth.
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