Art by SCIENCE HYPE – even more great space art posters at that link.Read more "Posters from the Future Space Age"
Welcome, puny humans, to a true tale about life on the Moon. Relax, this isn’t some freshly woven piece of conspiracy theory fit for a post-truth world; everything in this piece is 100% based on science and contains no trace of nuts. Sure, my housemate may repeatedly tell me how he read ‘on the internet’ […]Read more "Life on the Moon"
A solid hour with Quinn Norton, talking about the unfolding slow apocalypse, and why – no matter how bad things get here on Earth – it’s much easier to terraform our home planet, than settle on Mars or Venus.Read more "new Transmission: Keep Earth Weird, a chat with Quinn Norton"
What follows are my extended thoughts and personal reflections a week two weeks after watching Bruce Sterling deliver a lecture on Alien Aesthetics. It’s a look at the weirder side of cyborg life and our posthuman future. A glimpse at the many ways in which we try to see the unseen and embrace the cosmos. […]Read more "LOVECRAFTIAN CYBORGS AND THE ALIEN AESTHETIC: Part 2 – The Colours Out Of Space"
Something Ariana said on the Whitechapel thread about Terraforming Mars has been bubbling away in the back of my head; namely that once we get there we need to breed like heck. Because it’s far cheaper to populate it by ‘ole fashioned reproduction, than to send ships back and forth. And to expand beyond anything […]Read more "Harems, Mormons and Mars"
from New Scientist Space Hints of huge water reservoirs on Mars – space Mars is losing little water to space, according to new research, so much of its ancient abundance may still be hidden beneath the surface. Dried up riverbeds and other evidence imply that Mars once had enough water to fill a global ocean […]Read more ".. Hints of huge water reservoirs on Mars.."
from NASA NASA and Google to Bring Space Exploration Down to Earth NASA Ames Research Center and Google have signed a Space Act Agreement that formally establishes a relationship to work together on a variety of challenging technical problems ranging from large-scale data management and massively distributed computing, to human-computer interfaces. As the first in […]Read more "..NASA and Google to Bring Space Exploration Down to Earth.."
from New Scientist Space Space mirrors could create Earth-like haven on Mars Mirrors in orbit around Mars could create Earth-like conditions on a small patch of the planet’s surface, according to a NASA-funded study. The extra sunlight would provide warmth and solar power for human explorers, but some experts say the mirrors may be hard […]Read more "..Space mirrors could create Earth-like haven on Mars.."
Burrowing inside an asteroid whose orbit carries it past both the Earth and Mars could protect astronauts from radiation on their way to the Red Planet. The idea is being investigated with funding from NASA…Read more "..Hitch hike to Mars inside an asteroid.."