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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Satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way galaxy may give researchers insight into dark matter and even the origins of our universe.
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Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.
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The Atlas V rocket, carrying the X-37B space plane, launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday.
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SpaceX recently launched 60 satellites into orbit around Earth as part of its Starlink programme.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new report digs into plans to protect our planet from alien microbes or cross-contamination from other worlds, also known as "planetary quarantine."
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Fantasy fiction provides more than escapism for young readers.
May 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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