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 second part of our 100-year forecast of future space exploration.
We’ve been searching for extraterrestrial intelligence for decades now—and it’s high time we found something. Yet, to our immense frustration, all searches thus far have come up decidedly empty. So, what gives? We’ve assembled a number of tentative theories for why ET is giving us the cold shoulder.
Welcome to the new age in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
"Failed stars" could host remarkable forms of alien life.
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.
We may be looking for aliens the wrong way.
We may have narrowed the search for life on the Red Planet.
Living where the sun doesn't shine.
That doesn't mean it's aliens.
Should we try to engage alien lifeforms?
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