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Humans are a greater threat to life on earth than any alien race

Aliens, intent on conquering planet Earth! Or are they? The stuff of science fiction recently got a sheen of dignity from Professor Stephen Hawking as he discusses the perils of peering into space, with an out-stretched hand. But if those aliens have walked any path similar to our own, history and humility will halt human hostility dead in its tracks…

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Europa, Ganymede eclipse the Moon in space exploration race

The time of arrogant patriotism, harking back to a time of cold wars in low earth orbit, and an ego-centric (and a US-centric) view of the universe is long gone. Jupiter and the moons of Europa and Ganymede beckon. There’s serious science to be done, staring an international cast…

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A manned mission to Mars — and beyond

Are we ready to travel to Mars and beyond? And just what compels us to look to space as a new home? These are some of the questions we’re now starting to ask ourselves seriously as we edge further into the twenty-first century…

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A manned mission to Mars — the challenges

Space, the final frontier. The future of mankind is a a pioneer of the ink black firmament. But before we make our next giant leap, I’ll be discussing what we need to do first to make our exploration of the stars an enduring legacy and not a lamentable foray into the unknown…