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Latest Space colonization Stories

Astronomers Make First Direct Observation Of A Forming Planet
2013-02-28 11:00:58

Astronomers may have made, for the first time, a direct observation of a planet forming inside a thick disc of gas and dust in a relatively nearby stellar system.

Private Space Company Plans To Send Space Tourists To Mars By 2018
2013-02-21 15:48:38

Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of Inspiration Mars Foundation, is planning to open up opportunities for people to take a trip to Mars in a 501-day trip.

Colonizing Mars: Just How Far Away Are We?
2013-02-19 12:39:41

Mars colonization has been a topic of discussion for decades, especially since man landed on the moon in 1969. But just how far in the future is the first Mars colony?

Using 3D Printing Technology To Build A Lunar Base
2013-02-01 15:16:12

Three-dimensional printing is growing rampantly and the European Space Agency has decided to utilize the up-and-coming technology to build a base on the moon using lunar soil.

Hunting For Habitable Planets
2013-01-31 05:53:10

The holy grail of planetary astronomy is the elusive Earth-like planet that scientists hope will show that life exists elsewhere in our galaxy. With a growing database of more than 2,000 planet candidates, researchers feel it is only a matter of time before a planet is found with the potential to sustain life.

Living On The Habitable Edge
2013-01-11 09:20:01

Astronomers searching for extraterrestrial life have begun to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside our solar system, and new research has found that they are just as likely to support life as exoplanets.

Mars Colony Astronaut Application Requirements Announced
2013-01-10 04:44:50

The Mars One project, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023, is now accepting applications. And all that is required at this stage is that the applicant be over the age of 18.

Citizen Astronomers Discover 15 New Planet Candidates In The Habitable Zone
2013-01-07 13:44:01

Volunteers affiliated with an Oxford University citizen astronomy project have discovered more than a dozen new potential planets orbiting in the habitable zones of other stars.

Astronomers Believe 2013 Will Be Record Year For Habitable Planet Discoveries
2012-12-31 13:44:58

While 2012 held some significant findings, 2013 could be one for the record books when it comes to looking for habitable planets.

2012-12-15 05:02:32

MOSI’s newest permanent exhibition, Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by a grant from NASA, provides guests the opportunity to experience NASA’s vision for living on worlds beyond Earth.


Latest Space colonization Reference Libraries

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.