We Can Go To Mars … Soon

We Can Go To Mars … Soon

Vanderbilt astronomy professor David Weintraub’s new book, Life on Mars: What to Know before We Go, takes a step back from the all-systems-go approach to colonizing another planet and considers the ethics of potentially destroying its bio-ecosystem. There’s no better time to think about the implications of such a trip, Weintraub contends,...

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Touching the Moon

Touching the Moon

“Dust is the number one concern in returning to the Moon” —John Young, Apollo 16 Moon dust can be a real nuisance. During the Apollo missions, the tiny particles stuck to everything and could simply not be wiped off. The dust wore into spacesuits and boots—it even ate into the...

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