terraforming

Life on Mars?

Sorry Elon: NASA Says Mars Can’t Be Terraformed With Existing Technology

Elon Musk once suggested nuking the Martian poles to terraform the Red Planet, but NASA research shows why this would definitely not work.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.1.18
gnarly!

I Surfed a Perfect Man-Made Wave in the Heart of Texas

A decades-long swell of wave-generating technologies is finally catching a break.
Campbell Watson
7.21.17
humans of the year

If We Colonize a Neighboring Solar System, Thank Guillem Anglada-Escudé

The man who discovered Proxima Centauri b says he was inspired by sci-fi to search for other worlds for humans to colonize.
Liv Grant
4.13.17
nasa

Watch Elon Musk Explain How He Will Get Our Asses To Mars

We'll get there on the BFR—Big Fucking Rocket.
Madison Margolin
9.27.16
Space

A Step-by-Step Guide to Terraforming Mars

This video shows the basic steps it would take to make Mars habitable.
Yiwei Tian
11.12.15
nasa

How Synthetic Lifeforms Will Help Us Survive On and Off Earth

Artificial organisms may be the key to saving our planet, and colonizing others.
Becky Ferreira
10.25.15
News

Elon Musk on Colbert's 'Late Show': Mars Is a Real Fixer-Upper of a Planet

Musk became Stephen Colbert's fourth-ever guest.
Jason Koebler
9.10.15
News

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

The Pentagon is working on technology that will allow it to engineer a new organism within a day of it being found in the wild.
Jason Koebler
6.24.15
Perfect Worlds

The Challenge of Recreating Earth

If humanity is ever going to expand beyond Earth, we’ll need to figure SimEarth out.
Maddie Stone
5.7.15
Terraform

The Dragon and the Martian

When we have the power to create synthetic organisms, do we revive the demons of the dying Earth, or do we spawn new forms of life to seed a barren Mars?
Becky Ferreira
3.16.15
Features

Our Best Bet for Colonizing Space May Be Printing Humans on Other Planets

"Maybe we will colonize other worlds not with astronauts in space suits, but with bacteria," says NASA's lead engineer on the Curiosity Rover mission.
Meghan Neal
5.29.14
Motherboard Blog

You Too Can Use Augmented Reality to Terraform the UK

With a Gundam suit and plasma cannons, new media artist Jeremy Bailey offers people the chance to terraform the flooded UK.
DJ Pangburn
2.21.14