The research from the Simon Fraser University did not evaporate
Next year, it will be possible to see some of the most spectacular celestial phenomena
Spirulina, a type of algae, will become part of the MELISSA project, an initiative that looks to guarantee the production of food and oxygen outside of the Earth
Kepler is a spacecraft observatory that was launched in 2009 to discover other Earth-like planets orbiting their stars. Only recently did they find such a planet.
The world of space exploration and travel is, to say the least, as mind-boggling as it is seemingly infinite. While we know of neighboring stars and galaxies, actually getting to them with the current technology we have is nigh on impossible. In science-fiction movies, unsurprisingly, travelling from planet Earth to far flung places is generally no big deal. Yet, considering the nearest star system to our sun, Alpha Centauri, is a hefty 4.3 light years away, the idea of humans reaching just that any time soon is difficult to envisage.
'Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.' That old adage applies to almost all situations we find ourselves in on a daily basis. OK, when stepping into the unknown it may be almost impossible to think about and plan for every eventuality, but giving it some thought is usually a fruitful exercise. This is exactly what a group of scientists, engineers, social scientists, philosophers and writers have been doing on an annual basis in London for the last three years.