Growing evidence suggests Venus was a lot like Earth long ago. Researchers say rocks from Venus that collided with the moon could help clear things up.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
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Towns and cities create an orange glow on the horizon at night. It's so widespread that it even disturbs sea creatures.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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A prototype of the engine for SpaceX's next-generation Starship vehicle has made a 150m test "hop".
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~2 min
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To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster – nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer
An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
May 20, 2020 • ~10 min
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From the Moon's size to the first calculator, the ancients made some jawdropping discoveries without modern technology.
April 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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