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ALSO IN TIME
Visions of the 21st Century -- The Final Frontier has long captured
our imaginations. We explore how the coming century will push its
CAMBODIA: Blind Justice
Relatives of those murdered by the Khmer Rouge fear that a proposed
tribunal will let former guerrilla leaders walk free
An official chat room is one of the country's liveliest forums
INDIA: Brand Kargil
Advertisers look to make money from patriotic fervor
BASEBALL: Play Ball!
America's National Pastime opens its season in, gasp, Tokyo
We're Outta Here:
The trickle of Asian exports to the U.S. big leagues could soon become
Kazuhiro Sasaki, Japan's most accomplished relief pitcher
CULTURE: Urban Warfare
Beijing and Shanghai are spending millions to vie for bragging rights
as China's cultural capital
Afoot and Afloat, Kerala Is Worth the Journey
anything more challenging, more exciting, than our endeavor to explore
and understand the cosmos? Though it's unlikely to happen during our lifetimes,
it now seems clear that one day we will travel to other solar systems.
Can't wait? Well, as a consolation some of us may be living on Mars--within
a generation. If an asteroid doesn't kill us all first, of course. And
maybe, just maybe, we will encounter extraterrestrial life.
edition's table of contents
In this, the latest installment of TIME's big questions for the 21st century,
we focus on some of the great unsolved riddles of space. Our journey is
necessarily brief--we don't have enough fuel to travel more than 25 years
or so into the future. But our guides are patient and remarkably lucid.
We come back excited by how much can be foretold--about space travel,
life on other planets and the quest to discover a parallel universe--and
humbled by how much is yet unknown.
Will We Live on Mars?
Will We Travel to the Stars?
Will We Meet E.T.?
Will a Killer Asteroid Hit the Earth?
How Will the Universe End?
Will We Discover Another Universe?
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