Space: Future Exploration

As intriguing as the history of space exploration undoubtedly is, it is perhaps what awaits us that is most exciting. From projects to establish a permanent base on the Moon to successfully landing a manned mission to Mars, right the way through to exploring the moons of the gas giants and even the outer cosmos, if space is infinite then so are the possibilities.

However, should we one day manage to land on Mars or set up a colony on the Moon, or even explore the high altitude cloud regions of Venus that some research suggests could indeed sustain life, there will be a mountain of issues to overcome along the way, and, in turn, a predicted surge in technological advancement as a result.

Might we one day in the near or distant future have propulsion systems that drastically reduce the time it would take to traverse the vast distances of space? Might we even manage to approach the speed of light, and if so, what will happen when we do?

Of course, how much of that space exploration is carried out in our collective lifetimes remains to be seen. It will, though, be a journey like no other...

Going to Mars: The Problems, The Mission & The Possibilities

First Published: July 4, 2020 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 38 minutes

If there is any cosmic body other than the Moon that has fascinated humanity for thousands of years it is Mars, the red planet that is, at least to the outer regions, is our nearest planetary neighbor. Given that we have already explored the Moon, albeit only partially, it perhaps makes sense that we should also look to set foot on Mars. And there are plenty of active plans for us to do just that sooner than many of us might think…

Cloud Cities On Venus: Exploring Earth’s Forgotten Cosmic Neighbor!

First Published: October 18, 2018 - Last Updated: September 30, 2020 - Reading Time: 16 minutes

While we know that it would be impossible for a manned mission to our cosmic neighbor, Venus. Despite it being very similar to our own home planet, if we ever did manage to land on the surface, we would be incinerated by the inferno-like temperatures that exist there. However, scientists believe there could be a possibility that humans might be able to exist in the clouds of Venus, on huge floating cities…

Space Debris: The Urgent Problem It Presents For Space Exploration

First Published: March 28, 2018 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 17 minutes

Most of us very likely imagine, if we were traveling in a spaceship and leaving the Earth’s atmosphere, that once we were in space were would see an eternal blackness and nothing more. However, the fact is, our planet is literally surrounded with old satellites, waste from long-past space missions, and all manner of “space debris” that is becoming an increasing problem for the future of space exploration…

SETI@Home – Donate Your Computing Power to Search for ET

First Published: March 22, 2018 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 16 minutes 2 comments

Given the absolute vastness of space – indeed the eternity of it – the search for alien life is an infinite one. And one that will take as many people as possible assisting. The SETI@Home program gives anyone with access to a computer the chance to do exactly that – to join the search for extraterrestrial life and perhaps become part of the greatest find in human history…