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Strange Exoplanet Environments May Be Suitable For Extreme Lifeforms
2012-09-12 12:42:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the hunt for the elusive "blue dot" exoplanet — a planet with roughly the same characteristics as Earth — astronomers have discovered a veritable rogue's gallery of oddballs. From scorching hot worlds with molten surfaces to frigid ice balls, the planets outside our solar system are vastly different. New research, published in the Astrobiology journal, reveals that life might actually be able to survive on some of the...

Habitable Zone Planets Could Be Numerous
2012-09-11 12:14:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers predict that there may be even more planets capable of hosting life out there than previously thought. Scientists presenting at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen said that new computer models may show there are far more planets that lie in the "habitable zone" than previously estimated. A new model allows scientists to identify planets that contain underground water which is still in the state of a liquid through...

Lunar Colonization Would Rely On LEDs
2012-09-03 12:10:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The lure of space colonization rides on the wings of Curiosity's viral success, and one writer says the key to having a permanent Moon base for NASA would be LED technology. Bruce Dorminey, a science journalist writing for Forbes, predicts that the space agency will need to rely on nuclear-powered state of the art LED to help sustain life on the lunar surface. "Here on earth, researchers still debate how best to make those possible,...

KickStarter Project Aims To Take You Higher
2012-08-28 09:06:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The idea seems simple enough: to get to any place higher than where you currently stand just take the elevator. This concept, while remaining simplistic in nature, becomes rather complicated when this “higher place” is the moon. Space elevators have long been the dream for many star-gazing engineers, but so far their labors have been unfruitful. Now, one Seattle engineer believes he and his team have the right...

Elon Musk Has Hopes For Manned Mars Trip
2012-08-10 06:00:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he hopes to be able to put man on Mars within the next 12 to 15 years. Musk told Nightline in an interview that he was confident this task could be completed. His words come just a few days after NASA landed its Curiosity rover successfully on the Red Planet this past Sunday night. SpaceX became the first commercial company to send a spacecraft up to the International Space Station for docking. Its...

NASA Awards Development Grants
2012-08-05 05:03:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three commercial aerospace development firms have been awarded a share of more than $1 billion in NASA grants as part of a program to complete a new spacecraft to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), various media outlets have reported. The US space agency has awarded contracts totaling $1.1 billion to SpaceX, Boeing, and the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as part of their Commercial Crew...

2012-07-18 09:31:51

NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques for the surface of the moon. These mission simulations, known as analog missions, are performed at extreme and often remote Earth locations to prepare for robotic and human missions to extraterrestrial destinations. The In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) analog mission is a collaboration of NASA partners, primarily the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), with help from the...


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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