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Musk silences audience with his ‘nuclear sun on Mars’ theory at SolarCity event

The Tesla Model X, a super solar panel, silencing a room of reporters with his nuclear sun theory … what a week it’s been for Elon Musk.<p>As Reuters …

NASA considers sites for human mission to Mars

NASA has begun the long process of looking for a suitable place to land humans on Mars.<p>Kicking off a three-day workshop in Houston on Tuesday, U.S. space agency officials asked nearly 200 scientists and engineers to help them identify particular locations on Mars that merit further study as …

Within the space of a few weeks liquid water has been declared to exist on Mars (Is there life on Mars ? Running water may give a hint, 29 September), the Saturnian moon Enceladus and Pluto (Telegraph, 17 July). This must also surely spell out an abundance of Earth-like bacterial life for the …

Astronomy

Why We Should Land on Mars' Moon Before We Land on Mars

Rather than an expensive Apollo 8-style flyby or an audacious out-the-gates landing, NASA is mulling landing on the rocky, tiny moon first.<p>NASA wants to land a human crew on Mars in the 2030s. But to succeed with such an ambitious, expensive, long-timescale project, the agency needs a roadmap that …

Space Science

3D-Printed Bubble House Made for Mars

Last week, NASA announced the top 30 finalists for their 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.<p>The contest is meant to encourage innovation in the area of …