“Anatoly Perminov, Roscosmos chief, told the state-owned newswire RIA Novosti that nuclear spacecraft plans are to be discussed with N.A.S.A. on April 15. Perminov added that ‘countries with a high level of reactor manufacturing technology’ are to take part in the talks.” Countries listed with such technology are China, France, Germany and Japan. Certainly facing any public discussion of a nuclear powered anything, especially a technically challenging spacecraft, will include mention of Japan’s recent nuclear crisis. Still, experts mostly agree that if space travel is ever to be more than a fascinating hobby for our species, a revolution in power generation must occur.
Slimy biofilms made up of bacterial and eukaryotic life forms have taken over an abandoned, flooded uranium mine in Germany.
Air currents in our atmosphere limit the resolving power of giant telescopes, but computers and artificial stars can sharpen the blur.
Could the prevalence of flood myths around the world tell us something about early human migration or even the way our brains work?
We are traveling in a realm that once exclusively belonged to the gods. Space travel will force humanity to rethink everything.