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Northrop Grumman commissioned to build the propulsion system for a Mars Ascent Vehicle

Posted in Hardware, Science on 6th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

This project will be the first to launch an orbital rocket from the surface of Mars.

Thinking about new rules for space exploration

Posted in Business, Science on 5th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

A new, modern treaty similar to the Outer Space Treaty would be a good starting point for ensuring harmony between nations, fair practices by companies, and the well-being of both space travelers and those of us who remain on Earth.

Analysis of Super-Earth atmosphere reveals potentially-habitable world

Posted in Business, Science on 1st Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The main differences between an Earth-like and a Neptune-like exoplanet come down to the ratio of atmosphere-to-rock, as well as the composition of both.

Finding Over 100 Million Exoplanets By 2050

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The cumulative number of exoplanets that have been discovered has been following power law scaling for the past 25 years and if this continued to 2050 then we would find about 100 million exoplanets.

Earth's magnetic field reversals may take much longer than we thought

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Earth's magnetic field plays a key role in making our little planet habitable, since without it the surface would be bombarded by radiation from space