Advancing the Space Frontier

An emerging space economy is here. As teams around the globe race to innovate and explore, what are the implications for the human race? 
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MIT proposes Brazil-sized fleet of “space bubbles” to cool the Earth
A raft of “space bubbles” could be used to reverse global warming, according to an MIT group’s solar geoengineering proposal.
Ukrainian startup expects to fly “self-devouring” rocket in 2022 
Ukrainian startup Promin Aerospace is developing a “self-devouring” rocket built from a material that its engine can burn as fuel.
What happens if the Solar System’s largest comet collides with Earth? 
The asteroid that caused the last mass extinction 65 million years ago was only 5 kilometers across — tiny compared to this one.
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Perseverance rover kicks off new hunt for life on Mars 
NASA’s Perseverance rover has begun its Delta Front Campaign, the part of its mission most likely to produce evidence of past life on Mars.
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NASA to help put first Japanese astronaut on the moon 
The first non-American to reach the lunar surface will likely do so as part of NASA’s Artemis mission — and could be a Japanese astronaut.
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Telescope “sunglasses” find brightest pulsar outside our galaxy
Australian astronomers have discovered the brightest pulsar ever seen outside the Milky Way by putting “sunglasses” on a telescope.
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We have a new way to hunt for potentially hazardous asteroids 
To help protect Earth from potentially hazardous asteroids, astronomers developed an algorithm to look for them in existing datasets.
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US plans to put nuclear-powered spacecraft in orbit by 2026 
Nuclear thermal propulsion systems could power missions to Mars, help defense satellites evade attacks, and more.
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These food scientists are making it possible for us to explore space in ways we haven’t yet as a species.
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Preparing for the first human mission to Mars
Mars is going to be bombarded with visitors from planet Earth — the U.S., China, and UAE are all launching unmanned spacecraft to the red planet this month.
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