Can we really colonise MARS?

Elon Musk has outlined his plan to send one million people off to colonize Mars. Not only is he being sincere about this ambition, but he also has a viable plan to get there. The astronomer Phil Plait has written a response to Mr Musk’s plans in Slate, and as you read it, you can almost hear … Read more

Proof of Alien Life on MARS … Pictures available

Various media outlets are reporting a rather startling revelation … Life on Mars? Alien ‘experts’ claim NASA images show ‘giant space worm’ Images from NASA show a cylindrical “space worm”, according to alien life research group Secure Team 10. The team compared two snaps captured by the Mars Rover – showing the same spot on the … Read more

Catching up with the MARS Curiosity rover

While in the US I had the privilege of listening to Nagin Cox from the mission operations team for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) – NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover. Who? OK, first a bit of background on her … Nagin graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and a BA in Psychology … Read more