Tag : Mars

What’s new in science this week?

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Computer Operating system and short movie stored on DNA: Scientists at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have shown that it’s possible to use an algorithm, normally designed for streaming videos on mobile devices, to squeeze more information into our DNA’s four base nucleotides. Due to its compact … Read More

Mars: To boldly go where no man has gone before

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For as long as human history, people have looked up to the heavens and wondered. Among the many celestial fascinations that the night sky offers us, few have caught the human imagination so much as Mars. National space agencies have been formulating various Mars mission plans for decades but with … Read More

Flawed Dreams: Elon Musk and the Colonisation of Mars

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At the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, Elon Musk announced his highly ambitious plans to establish a colony of one million people on Mars within 100 years. Musk was greeted rapturous energy. Despite this enthusiasm, is the colonisation of Mars feasible? Musk, founder of the private space company Space X, … Read More

Mars – The Red Ringed Planet

3 years ago / 0 comments

Beyonce Knowles, when addressing all of the single ladies, suggested that ‘if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it’. Well, this week, Nature Geoscience have published the news that the planet Mars – currently enjoying a resurgence in public interest – has taken heed and … Read More

To Boldly Go: The First Manned Mission to Mars

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This week sees the release of Hollywood’s latest foray into the Sci-fi genre, with Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” again raising questions on how close we are to sending astronauts to the red planet – is the technology really up to scratch or is it still just a pipe dream for … Read More

Science | Human settlement on Mars by 2023, would you take the one way trip?

5 years ago / 0 comments

The red planet, commemorating  the roman god of war, may cause many people to visualise a dry, arid landscape composed primarily of silicate rocks, complete with craters, volcanoes, deserts and an overall inhospitable environment, however it seems over 200,000 applicants are desperate to make Mars their final destination. The non … Read More

Has Curiosity killed the economy?

6 years ago / 0 comments

With NASA admitting that the cost of the Mars Curiosity rover has reached $2.6billion, $1billion over its original budget, LS asks whether the money would be better spent elsewhere? NO – Henry Beach Unless you’re an enthusiast of space, Mars, NASA or a member of the ‘astro’ cognoscenti, you may have a … Read More