Source: Popular Science
Look at the infographic for a quick breakdown of the cost to live on Mars.
Source: WUTC Public Radio
Life on Mars is a work in progress. Six NASA volunteers took part in the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) experiment to explore how astronauts might one day live on Mars. Investigate the importance of food preparation on such a mission.
Volcanoes shape the surface of our world and surrounding planets. Explore some of our solar system’s largest volcanoes.
The Kepler Space Telescope is facing retirement, but its nine year life has given humans amazing discoveries of Earth-like planets.
Source: Andrew Pekler
Phantom islands are islands which were thought to exist at one point in time. Explore a sonic atlas of some of history’s most well-known phantom islands.
Explore artistic impressions of the surface of three exoplanets discovered by NASA’s telescopes.
Massive near-space balloons are making a comeback in a powerful way. These vessels, capable of travel, surveillance, and disaster relief, are challenging satellites.
Source: The Guardian
Lucinda Grange is a photographer with a love of adventure. She scales skyscrapers and monuments to take unbelievable photographers. Check out this photo essay of her work.
Source: Mental Floss
Humans have mapped a larger percentage of the surface of Mars than Earth’s seafloor. These 7 technologies are looking to change that.
Source: The Conversation
Read about the biological importance of rainforests and the ways in which humans are destroying these precious ecosystems at an alarming rate.
Read about ways we can help protect the earth’s oceans from plastic pollution.
Mars Short Stories – The Write Stuff is an initiative by NASA to engage writers to put technology-based fiction to paper. The aim is to help visualize the potential reality of, in particular, the first human missions to Mars.
Source: The New Yorker
Read about the women in the South Korean island province of Jeju who make their living from diving to collect seafood from the ocean floor using no breathing equipment.
Source: National Geographic
Imagine the elation at witnessing a cosmic event that occurred millions of years ago! That’s what happened in October this year when scientists announced the ripple effect (literally) of two neutron stars crashing into each other around 130 million years ago.
Source: Popular Science
Building a city on Mars is full of unknown risk. The United Arab Emirates plan to build a Martian city…on Earth…within the next ten years or so to plan for the real thing.
Seasoned adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes shares his ideas about where future explorers should focus their efforts.
Source: The Irish Times
Scientists gathering data recently came upon the deepest-known cold water coral reef. It is located in Irish waters, specifically in the Atlantic Ocean. With this discovery comes the surprise and excitement of finding new species.
Interestingly, caves provide a great training ground to prepare astronauts for outer space. In the cave a multicultural team spend six days of training in the isolation and confinements of the underground.
Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
This site highlights major achievements in President Kennedy’s expansion of the space program. Learn more about the “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union, as well as access historic speeches online.
Source: Scientific American
After a whale dies, its sunken carcass becomes home to hundreds of species of underwater creatures. This in-depth article from Scientific American describes the phenomenon known as whale fall.