A live look at humanity's attempts to understand and experience the cosmos.
- •Where are all the aliens? Struggling and hustling, just like us
- •Rosalind Franklin missed out on a Nobel, but now she'll help look for life on Mars
- •NASA's 2020 rover will search Mars for signs of life
- •‘Oumuamua is not the alien probe you’re looking for
- •Mars could be a great place to live—for sponges
- •In the hunt for aliens, satellites may light the way
Could we ever harness our power from a shell of solar collectors positioned around a star? It's called a Dyson Sphere, and was theorized by physicist Freeman Dyson in 1960.
In 1957, a Soviet street dog named Laika launched into space aboard Sputnik-2 and became the first animal to orbit the Earth. This is her story.