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Space: The Final Frontier. Exploring space developments and theorizing about how humans fit into the universe.

Astronomers Strike Gold (Literally) in the First Observations of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars
There was some big astronomy news this week, as astronomers announced the first direct observation of gravitational waves produced by the collision, or merging, of two neutron stars. This collision ev...
Simon Mcbridea year ago
Red Dust
Right now, Mars is waiting for our bootprints, its dust drifting on the light Martian breeze in anticipation of its settling over our habitats, coating them in red. When we reach Mars, it will not be ...
pionic a year ago
Black Holes and the True Nature of Space
These are my greetings from one hologram to another. No really, according to science there’s a strong possibility that you and I are nothing more but encoded information spread on a flat 2-dimensional...
Anya Wassenberga year ago
NASA Says Good-Bye to the Cassini Saturn Orbiter
On September 15, 2017, the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn will culminate in a dramatic and fiery collision with the planet's upper atmosphere. NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space...
Astronomers Detect 15 New Enigmatic Radio Bursts from Distant Galaxy
In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, astronomers have come across a variety of unusual phenomena in the universe; while natural explanations have been found for them, so far at least, some...
Pierre Roustana year ago
We've Just Discovered that Martian Nights See Snowstorms
Space. The final frontier. It just got a little more interesting. Here's why: We Now Know, Theoretically, That Mars Gets Snowstorms. And They're Not Much Different Than What We Experience Here on Eart...
C. A. Wilke2 years ago
Stuck in a Tin Can in Deep Space
One of the most iconic phrases in Science Fiction is Star Trek’s original opening line, “Space, the final frontier.” Space may be the final frontier, but first, we have to be able to survive the cold ...
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andrew lucas2 years ago
Beowulf's Commission
"Free trader Beowulf to Deimos flight control, I am beginning my final approach." Iritana didn’t wait for the reply and nudged the thruster controls forward. It was a breach of protocol not to wait fo...
Anya Wassenberg2 years ago
Cosmic Rain: NASA Launches New Experiment
NASA's Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass for the International Space Station, aka ISS-CREAM, got underway August 14, 2017 by hitching a ride to the ISS with the SpaceX Dragon rocket in a successful launc...
C. A. Wilke2 years ago
On-Demand Spaceship Parts from Pink Goop?
One of the most fascinating technologies to be birthed out of the turn of the millennium is additive, or 3D, printing. And like many other scientific discoveries and inventions, it doesn’t take a ton ...
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sharan r2 years ago
India in Space
Their beginning was humble, and they had no achievements to boast about. Not even a good laboratory . But, this dream team, had a great vision for India. On 21st November 1963, they created history by...
Danny Fleming2 years ago
Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
The term potentially hazardous objects (PHOs) means near-Earth objects (NEOs) like meteoroids, asteroids, and comets whose orbits will come very close to the orbit of the Earth. Meteoroids are compose...
Adam Dryden2 years ago
ALKAPHIRA: Chapter One
Mankind had long chased the dream of reaching immortality. It was the promised ultimatum of a galaxy controlled by the Divine Solar Emperor. He was god-like, technologically superior to the point of h...
Reid Moore2 years ago
Doomsday Asteroid 2012 TC4: What NASA Isn't Telling Us
On October 12, 2017, Asteroid 2012 TC4 will make a near-Earth orbital pass and, according to NASA, it could come as close as 4,200 miles. Why is that worrisome? Because, most satellites circle the Earth at a much further distance (usually in a geo-stationary orbit of 24,000 miles) reaching a higher orbit than this potentially Doomsday asteroid, which is estimated as being as much as 100 feet (or 30 meters) long.
Ancient Waterworld? New Evidence That Venus May Have Once Had Oceans
Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system where the temperature at the surface can melt lead and the atmospheric pressure is crushing. It is not a world where scientists expect ...
Aaron Loftin2 years ago
Historiography of the Belief of the Possible Existence of Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life
The purpose of this article is to gain a holistic and semi-comprehensive understanding of the history of the belief that there is intelligent life on planets other than Earth. The literature that covers this subject will include civilian, governmental, scientific, and media presentations of advanced extraterrestrials and their technologies such as Unidentified Flying Objects or Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon. It will also include parts of the Ancient Astronaut Theory as points of discussion, agre...
C. A. Wilke2 years ago
Mutants in Spaaaace, Space, Space...
As a child, I was never that interested in the idea of generation space ships. I mean, what was the point, right? We were going to have warp speed or hyperspace to get us to and from all those amazing...
Anya Wassenberg2 years ago
Space Travel: Breakthrough Starshot Launch Paves The Way To Alpha Centauri
On June 23, 2017, a slew of Sprite spacecraft had a successful launch into orbit. But, it was more than just a trip to Earth's orbit, it was the first step into a new kind of space mission, one that p...