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The Exploration of Venus

Although Mars gets the most attention as a potential destination for human exploration, it is actually not the closest planet (most of the time anyway) to Earth.  That honour goes to Venus, a planet that is so similar in size and mass to the Earth that is sometimes called Earth’s “sister planet”. So why isn’t […]

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The Kardashev Scale

Nikolai Kardashev, born in Moscow in 1932, is a leading Russian astrophysicist.  He is perhaps most well known for his system of ranking interstellar civilizations by their technological ability, but he has also long been involved in Russian efforts in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).  While American attempts at SETI have largely focused on […]

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