The best sci-fi is always grounded in real science. Here are some recent and relevant news articles touching upon the science and the planet of Odessa. Remember to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for our most up to date news, musings, articles, and media.
Gliese 581g, the planet on which Odessa is based on: “Astronomers studying a nearby star say they’ve found the first potentially habitable planet—likely a rocky place with an atmosphere, temperate regions, and crucially, liquid water, considered vital for life as we know it.”
More on Gliese 581g from NASA: NASA and NSF-Funded Research Finds First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet
Project Daedalus, Project Icarus, and fusion propulsion: “The Daedalus project’s target destination was Barnard’s star, located about 6 light years from Earth. The journey was expected to take an estimated 50 years.”
The Hundred Year Starship: The Nasa mission that will take astronauts to Mars and leave them there forever
“The mission is to boldly go where no man has gone before – on a flight to Mars. The snag is that you’d never come back.” Thus, the question is, would you do it? Thanks to our lead Cat Walleck for the link.
Title Image: Computer rendering of NASA’s concept for the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF), a tool designed to detect earth-like planets. What is the TPF?