Voyager 1 and 2 – UPDATE Narrated Documentary

In the 1960s a grand planetary tour to study the outer planets was proposed. It was an ambitious plan to send unmanned probes to the outer planets of the outer solar system. The Grand Tour could exploit a rare unusual and favorable alignment of the planets Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune and Pluto. This planetary alignment […]

Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?

If we want to colonize space, we have to figure out how to generate a large supply of life sustaining resources. The most important being water. The good news is, traces of water have been detected throughout our solar system. And asteroids may hold the most accessible abundance of water that we know of. There […]

Is Jupiter the Reason for Life on Earth?

Our solar system is unlike any other discovered in the cosmos to date, and a rogue baby Jupiter might be the reason why it’s so weird – and even home to life. The Solar System consists of four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars. They’re known as terrestrial planets because they’re made up of […]

The Secret to Planet Formation Might Be Hiding in the ‘Fulton Gap’

Starting in 2009, the spacecraft Kepler scanned the night sky hunting for distant worlds. Over the course of its nearly decade long mission, it identified over 2,300 confirmed exoplanets, making us realize the galaxy was much fuller than we previously thought. But poring over the data, something jumps out at you: we seem to be […]