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Planetary Protection: What we still haven't learnt from the moon

In the early years of the Cold War and the Space Race, the scientific community began to raise concerns that in the rush to be the first nation to reach certain milestones, irrevocable damage could be done to the Solar System... so what have we learnt and what haven't we learnt from the race to the Moon.

Our Catriona MacDonald writes for Warwick's Habitability Global Research Priority programme. Reblogged from the Habitability GRP.

Fri 06 Nov 2020, 08:32 | Tags: Astro History, Habitability, Human Space

The Real Tatooines?

From Gallifrey to Tatooine, planets with multiple suns feature widely in science fiction, but there are currently only ten real ‘circumbinary’ planets identified by space scientists. Dr David Armstrong from Warwick’s Astrophysics research group considers what we know about planets with two stars – and asks if life could exist there.

Originally published on Warwick's Knowledge Centre

Thu 10 Sep 2020, 10:00 | Tags: Habitability, Exoplanets

Potatoes on Mars?

Exploring habitability, on our own world and beyond, is a research priority for the University of Warwick and an interest for Warwick's Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability. Our Ares Osborn explores one aspect of this topic - growing food on Mars.

Originally published on Warwick Knowledge Centre

Tue 18 Aug 2020, 00:00 | Tags: Habitability, Human Space