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Elon Musk's ambitious plan to colonize Mars might not actually be legal

Earlier this week, Elon Musk laid out his insanely ambitious plan to colonize Mars within the next 50-100 years.

SpaceX unveils spaceship that will take us to Mars, and the plan to get us there

Elon Musk has unveiled his full-scale plan to put humans on Mars — and as expected — it’s ambitious.

Scientists say potential life on Titan could be completely different than anything we know

Scientists obviously have a basic understanding of what it takes for life to exist (we have quite a bit of it to study here on Earth), but they’re starting to realize the playbook won’t work when you’re dealing with a place like Titan.

Why genius Stephen Hawking is still scared of humans making alien contact

Stephen Hawking is a pretty smart guy, so when he starts musing about humanity’s place in the universe, it’s a pretty good idea to listen. Turns out, he worries humanity might be woefully unprepared when our future alien overlords arrive.


After 5 years of construction, China’s giant telescope has started its search for alien life

When it comes to space telescopes, bigger is typically better — and China just debuted one of the best.

Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos wants to colonize the solar system, and has a few tips for NASA

Blue Origin is developing some ambitious tech that could help us explore the solar system in the next few decades, and founder Jeff Bezos has some thoughts on where we’re going next.

Senate approves $19.5 billion NASA budget for Mars missions, new space ship development

Presidential elections can often be a scary time (some more than others), but it’s an especially trying time for agencies like NASA. Thankfully, it seems the plan for Mars will keep moving ahead (even if that plan could use a few course corrections along the way).

NASA wants your ideas for how to survive on Mars, revolutionize space travel

Crowdsourcing works for just about everything else these days, so why not space travel?

The Great Attractor could mean a fatal attraction. Or not.

Will Earth be the next victim of a gargantuan gravitational monster?

China lost control of its space station and now it's falling back to Earth

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Tiangong-1 space station.

That frozen volcano on Ceres isn’t hibernating

Ahuna Mons is the extraterrestrial answer to Kilauea—except it breathes ice instead of fire.

SpaceX developing massive space ship capable of carrying 100+ humans to Mars and beyond

Though NASA has the big budget and the proven track record, it’s plucky startup SpaceX that could beat everyone to the Red Planet. But founder Elon Musk already has his gaze set a little further out.

The moon used to have a volcanic temper

Lunar eruptions once had enough fire to turn night into day.

This protostar could tell us how stars grow up in space

Astronomers just found a star in its preteen phase, and it’s kind of a big deal.