Tag: satellite

Would you rather be an artist or engineer? This is a question I often ask myself on trains and planes or as I lay in the still solitude of my bed. Do I want to create art so beautiful, so inspirational that people actually enjoy life a little bit more? Do I want to develop infrastructure and technology that provides clean drinking water for the billions without? In this crafted and cultured world, this world without boundaries that we have…

No, I’m not talking about one of the best BBC dramas in recent years, I’m talking about space in general, and life on other planets in particular. Recent research points to a good possibility of life on Mars. Not complex life, though. Probably just methane-producing bacteria below Mars’ surface. Even so, the fact that there might be living, breathing, reproducing organisms on a planet as close as Mars has massive implications. Scientists are discovering lots of new planets, and there…