Why is there something rather than nothing?

Why is there something rather than nothing?

People have wrestled with the mystery of why the universe exists for thousands of years. Pretty much every ancient culture came up with its own creation story – most of them leaving the matter in the hands of the gods – and philosophers have written reams on the subject. But […]

NASA’s New VASIMR Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars in 39 days

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Franklin-with-VASIMR (Image Courtesy Photographers: Robert Markowitz and Bill Stafford. NASA recently provided $10 million in funding to Ad Astra Rocket Company of Texas for further development of its Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), an electromagnetic thruster capable of propelling a spaceship to Mars in just 39 days. NASA’s funding […]