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The Next Space Thruster
Rockets burn for mere minutes. This engine runs for years, sending probes to Neptune at 10,000 miles an hour
A spacecraft delivers rare samples of extraterrestrial dust to Earth. Now scientists need your help to study it
Water Found on Saturn’s Moon
| | Vapor plumes on Enceladus, Courtesy Ciclops.org| The Cassini spacecraft has found evidence of geysers on Enceladus, a strange,...
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Redux
Jupiter’s famed Great Red Spot, the strongest storm in the solar system, has a doppelganger. First formed in 2000, this...
Tee’d Off (Golf in Space??)
Marketing stunt under review
At Home with the Backyard Rocketeer
Last fall, PopSci staff photographer John Carnett and writer Larry Smith spent a weekend at the home of self-taught jetpack...
The X Prize Aims for the Moon
For Peter Diamandis, boring old “space” just isn’t good enough anymore. After his foundation’s X Prize competition resulted in the...
Might we suddenly be annihilated by a parallel universe? A [ A few caveats: The many-worlds interpretation isn’t really orthodox...
Ready For Takeoff?
From Buck Rogers to 007, the jetpack has fueled our greatest personal-technology fantasies. For Juan Lozano, it has inspired a lifelong obsession
The Navy’s Swimming Spy Plane
It floats, it flies, it eliminates enemy targets-meet the water-launched unmanned enforcer