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Discovery of Water on Exoplanets

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As Earth’s population grows in number and our natural resources dwindle, the day will come when our planet is officially too small for human expansion. If we haven’t discovered a way of leaving the solar system by that time, we may be in serious trouble. Of course, we’re planning on colonizing Mars in the next few decades, but the process of Terraforming, or turning it into an Earth-like planet, will take hundreds, if not thousands, of years. So how do we determine which planets in the night sky are capable of carrying water? It may seem downright impossible to look… read more

Mission To Mars

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An ambitious project is currently underway that hopes to place a permanent colony on the Mars landscape by the year 2023. It’s called Mars One, and its purpose is to “establish the foundation of a permanent settlement from which we will prosper, learn, and grow.” The concept was first imagined in 2011 by Dutch entrepreneur, Bas Lansdorf. His dream of building a habitat on Mars is centered around the idea of the project becoming a reality show on the red planet, which would help fund the mission in its entirety through advertising revenue and sponsorship investments. In a promo video… read more