The Parker Solar Probe is designed to travel millions of miles and get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history. Along the way, it will receive gravity assists from Venus, become both the fastest object and most autonomous spacecraft ever made by humanity, and virtually carry more than a million passengers. Continue reading “10 stellar facts about NASA’s mission to the sun”
DNA is increasingly being used in genealogical research. As the practice becomes more common, unexpected things have begun to happen. Murderers are caught. People long thought dead are found alive. Mysteries are solved. And much more! Continue reading “10 unexpected results of the genealogy DNA craze”
Money is always a problem. Getting off the ground in one piece is no cinch. Killer space debris and murderous crewmates? They make the list as well.
In my first foray into the world of Listverse, I write about 10 different challenges astronauts must overcome on the way to Mars. Continue reading “10 obstacles astronauts must overcome on a voyage to Mars”