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Long Live the Tardigrade, Which Will Outlive Us All

Tardigrades are creatures out of science fiction. When humans are long gone from Earth and the solar system, even long after the Earth itself is uninhabitable, Tardigrades will still be here. Under a microscope, these creatures resemble giant bears but are a tad bit more terrifying. The creates don’t seem to have an actual face, […]

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Blood Moon and (Watery?) Mars to Light Up Friday Night Sky

Is it the summer of Mars? If not, it’s about to be. Just a months ago, the Mars Curiosity Rover hit the motherload: organic molecules that may point to the existence of life on the red planet. And just yesterday, the scientists from the European Space Agency published a paper claiming to have discovered what […]

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Earth’s Moon Could Have Once Harbored Life

Today, our moon is simply a rock and rather lifeless. The moon has no atmosphere or magnetosphere to protect it from the Sun or the radiation that emits from our host star. And of course, the moon has no liquid water on its surface. According to a new scientific paper, Earth’s only orbiting body may […]

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Scientists Accidentally Discover 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System and scientists believe it was the first heavenly body formed nearly 4 billion years ago when our small part of the milky way galaxy began to take shape. Most notably, Jupiter has dozens of small moons orbiting it––the most of any planet orbiting our host star. […]

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Mars Was Once Like Earth. How Did It Become Cold and Lifeless?

It’s clear that the major players in the space industry like NASA, SpaceX, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin have their eyes on the red planet the ultimate destination. NASA is currently trying to formulate a plan with Lockheed Martin that will see the Orion spacecraft in lunar orbit as a practice for bringing humans to Mars. […]

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Where Can We Find Intelligent Alien Life in the Milky Way Galaxy?

Over the last few decades, scientists and researchers have pondered the ultimate question: is there intelligent life out there in the Universe? And if so, where? There are theories and postulates like the Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation which explore the mathematics behind the probability of the existence of alien life. Questions like “Why […]

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SpaceX Launching “Worlds Strongest Coffee” to International Space Station

Admit it: You can’t function without coffee. Don’t worry, neither can us and neither can the pioneering astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Tomorrow morning, at 5:42 AM Eastern time, the world’s strongest coffee will be launched to the orbiting laboratory atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Created by the Death Wish Coffee Company, 60 […]

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Elon Musk: We Must Preserve the Light of Consciousness

Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk has seemingly on a mission to make the world a better place. He founded Tesla to reinvent the electric car and has been successful in creating sustainable battery storage that has made the electric vehicle’s popularity go mainstream. Tesla also produces solar technology that is fed through homes using the company’s […]

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Star Letter 013: The Modern Age of Spaceflight (to Venus?)

Okay, we will say it. We miss the Mars Rover, Opportunity. It’s still unresponsive during this massive dust storm. We are hoping that Oppy will be waking up soon, as is NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Here on Earth, however, there is a startup company in Alabama that is working on a technology that will be […]

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First We Crossed Oceans, Now Immigrants Will Cross Space

What We Are I migrated from Greece to Texas on Valentine’s day in 1999. My mom’s dad migrated to Greece from Turkey. Every human being who is reading this article is an immigrant. The truth is we have always been immigrants. Even before we were humans. Before we go there let’s look at what it […]

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