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BEYOND PLANET EARTH

 

What would it be like to travel across the solar system  and explore space? 

 

Headshot of Mike Shara

Hi, I'm Mike Shara , an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History.

Let's take a look at some of the places that humans might go someday, and the questions that scientists are asking.

Headshot of Mike Shara

Hi, I'm  Mike Shara , an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History.

Let's take a look at some of the places that humans might go someday, and the questions that scientists are asking.

Image Credits:
background: spaceship vector silhouette, Space Shuttle, Bob Comix CC BY 4.0; rocket, satellite, Natasha Sinegina CC BY 4.0; Mike Shara, © AMNH; full moon, Gregory H. Revera CC BY-SA 3.0; Man on Moon, NASA; Transit Expandable Habitat, ©NASA; liquid mirror telescope illustration, courtesy of P.Hickson/University of British Columbia; Lunar elevator, ©AMNH; Aseroid Itokawa, © ISAS, JAXA via apod.nasa.gov; anchoring to surface of an asteroid, courtesy of NASA; Mars, ESA & MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA, CC BY-SA 3.0; Curiosity, © NASA; Nautilus-X spacecraft , © John Whitesel; Nautilus-X spacecraft w/inset of sleeping compartments , © John Whitesel; Nautilus-X spacecraft w/inset of exercise room, © John Whitesel; terraforming Mars, © Steven Hobbs; transforming Mars into Earthlike planet, courtesy of NASA; Jupiter family, NASA/JP; Europa, NASA.