New research on Uranus' magnetosphere could help scientists learn about distant systems, and refine the ways they search for alien life.
Uranus has a “switch-like” magnetosphere that opens and closes once every rotation of the planet, exposing it to deadly solar winds, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.
NASA space probes discovered a protective barrier created by human communication technology.
It seems inevitable that there will be a Mars colony, but the path there won't be easy. There are two key challenges ahead that will push innovation.