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Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space shows how rivalries developed during the fraught search for gravitational revenge.
If you want to know how likely we are to find a ninth planet lurking at the edge of our solar system, it is worth considering hunches elsewhere in science.
This is what human beings do. We wander over landscapes, whether terrestrial, cosmic or conceptual, looking for something different, better, more interesting.
“Is there life on Mars?” seemed like an epoch-defining question.
Seeking alien contact could be the thing that triggers our own implosion.
Space is hard but deep space is perhaps harder – yet, as we hope to find out, still worth the effort.
We know more about life in space – and at home – than ever before. But what do we do with that knowledge?
Despite Einstein and Hawking, we still know very little about black holes.
If only politics worked half as well as space exploration.
Michael Brooks’s Science Column.
The ESA wants to test a 3D printer in orbit because this is likely to be the best place and method of building the equipment that will take us further out.