What's Stopping Us from Building Cities in Space? No, It's Not Tech.

The US has a plan for Americans to live in space. In 2012, the National Research Council was commissioned by Congress to roadmap the future of human space exploration. Last June, the team published its findings in a massive report, which called for several action steps to be taken immediately. One year later, are we… » 6/18/15 5:40pm 6/18/15 5:40pm

Wait, How Did These Chunks Of Glass End Up In A Crater On Mars?

Mars is a strange place, whether we’re talking the seemingly nature-defying behavior of its liquids or just the tendency of even the most ordinary rock to have a secret life. But this latest look into one of its craters shows something odd even by Martian standards: There’s glass in there — and lots of it. » 6/15/15 9:20am 6/15/15 9:20am

A Webcomic About A Disgruntled Mars Researcher You Need To Start Reading

Der-shing Helmer, creator of The Meek, is back with a new webcomic, and it’s set on Mars. In Mare Internum, an entomologist arrives at an isolated Mars research station just as another researcher has been fired. But before he departs, these two scientists will learn a great deal about each other’s troubles.
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