Fernando Ballesteros
Researcher at the Astronomic Observatory of the University of Valencia.
Flying to space for a few euros

[caption id="attachment_44035" align="alignleft" width="320"] First stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landing on SpaceX's floating platform. / Mètode[/caption] When NASA was founded, the USAF (United States Air

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When I was a kid, I was told that stars were faraway suns, and I asked myself if all of them had planets around.

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Imagine a solar panel that can transform almost one hundred percent of the sunlight it receives into electricity. To make

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One of the most common scientific inaccuracies in science fiction movies with journeys to other worlds is their depiction of gravity. With very few

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If anything makes space travel particular is its roughness: fuel bursting in a controlled explosion, which, more than once, end up being uncontrolled. But space exploration based on

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In the previous issue of Mètode I wrote about the Mars One project, which intends to send 24 colonists to Mars. The conclusion was that

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You will have probably heard about the Mars One project, a Dutch private initiative that aims to establish a permanent settlement on Mars. The

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Concerning the alleged Mayan apocalypse prophecy, a friend of mine asked: «Well, after this new fiasco, what’s the next scheduled end of the world?»

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Mètode In other issues we discussed the possibility (or impossibility) of travelling faster than the speed of light.

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ESA/Hubble & NASA Travelling at hyperluminal speeds would open to humanity the possibility of exploring the whole galaxy, and even, perhaps, other galaxies. In the

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