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Radiation could restrict crewed Mars missions to less than four years

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

An international team of scientists has calculated that a crewed mission to Mars should only last a maximum of four years if the astronauts' health isn't to be endangered by prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation.

New research shows there is probably no water under the South Pole of Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

Mars may have clay under its South Pole, not liquid water, as some researchers previously suspected. After years of scientific mystery, a new study is one of three recent works that give evidence for alternate explanations to the Martian lakes hypothesis.

NASA scientists may have solved a vanishing methane mystery on Mars

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

There is a hitherto unknown process at work in the Martian atmosphere that is destroying the methane quickly, before it can collect.

Plans for Nüwa, a Proposed City on Mars Built Inside a Giant Cliff

Posted in Featured, Reviews, Science on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Nuwa would be the capital in a design made up of five linked cities, each housing 200,000 to 250,000 people.

Could Life Be Hiding in Our Galaxy’s Ocean Worlds?

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists hope to send landers to these moons too and more directly sample the oceans below. And although detecting exomoons is still a challenge, more sensitive instruments and creative new methods may, in the future, yield insight into how frequently they occur and what they're made of.