The greatest scientific mind of all time, Albert Einstein, made a prediction that large events in space, like the collision of black holes, produced ripples, like a large American flag being shaken up and down on a football field. Fellow Nobel laureates sought ways for Mr. Einstein’s prophetic ideations to be observed in reality. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory or LIGO is a bastion of hope for the growing mind. Exploration of space and worlds beyond the fold of the Earth is a supremely virtuous endeavor.
There's an X-Files poster on my bedroom door. You know the one: a grainy photo of a UFO blown up against a canopy of pine trees with "I WANT TO BELIEVE" written in block letters across the bottom. TheX-Files poster. And while I deign to admit it, I'm a poser. I've seen maybe 10 full episodes of the show (and read the two fun YA prequels about teenage Scully and Mulder solving crimes in the 70s) and have no intention of continuing. Serialized media and my commitment issues aren't the best combination. But still, that poster has been on my door for two years and will continue to remain there in the future.
Reading Stephen Hawking it is obvious that he and his colleagues are very intelligent people. In the science and math aspects. But in the end, a theory is a theory. It takes a very intelligent person to know when they know nothing at all. Reading up on black holes is fun because of the simple fact that scientists are trying to prove something they cannot see. Even in the field of physics, of physical science, we still have no idea how things work or why. We just know they do. In the case of a black hole, it is a force you can't see but that has a gravitational pull strong enough to suck the light from neighboring stars. It is essentially a black spot in the universe where light cannot escape. Sounds terrifying, right? Hawking says that if an astronaut were to venture inside of one, there would be a great chance that he be stretched out from the tips of his toes to the top of his head in a long, excruciating disappearance. Or perhaps if he could maneuver his way through this dark wormhole, he'd possibly be able to travel distances and time across the universe that we have so far only seen in Sci Fi movies.
New analyses of the different observations made show that his behavior is closer to that of a comet.
Space is the current, unexplored frontier. People have been really fascinated by the new idea of the actual ability to colonize another planet such as Mars. There are even some trips planned to go to Mars in the next couple of years. At one point in history, all this was science fiction and something beyond humanity. Today, it is a possibility, people are excited to learn, discover and experience new things on Mars. However, this should not be the priority of space agencies, especially since there is so much that is unknown about space and by sending people with little knowledge, they would be at risk. There are health risks, environmental and technological problems that haven’t been resolved yet.
For all of recorded human history, we've dreamed of what was beyond the sky. It's a topic that has intrigued us for millennia, and as a species, we've deemed it central to answering our most fundamental questions:
Welcome to the first entry to the Multiverse Chronicles series. My name is Richard Johnston and the idea behind this series is to help writers come up with ideas for any story where they want to explore the possibilities of a reality where an infinite amount of universes exist. It has been done and over done many times, but this is my personal take on the idea. Please feel free to use any of these ideas to help you write your stories, and if you do, please let me know so I can read them.
Venture far enough north in the freezing climate of Norway, Finland and Sweden and you may be a little surprised to come across satellites and facilities located in the middle of nowhere. Stumbling upon this would arise suspicion for most. Who could blame them? I for sure, would be skeptical with the arrangement.
InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport), NASA's most recent probe to be released into space on May 5th 2018 at approximately 4:05 AM from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The probe reached Mars six months later on November 26th 2018 at 11:53 AM. The probe landed around Elysium Planitia, another name for Mars equator, and started searching for a location to drop its technology. Unlike other space probes, InSight is not set to explore possible sides of life or to return with samples from Mars. It is a mining spacecraft which will dig into Mars surface, 16ft to be exact.
If our Earth stopped spinning quickly, two important elements of our planet would continue their movements: The crust of the Earth can move hundreds of miles a day and would continue this pattern, and our atmosphere (jet stream, oceans, weather) would wipe the surface of our planet with enormous intensity. Both would clear the landscape and kill all life—or most of it, anyway! I wonder if there's a possibility that this is why there's no Atlantis and Egypt is no longer a jungle. Have we ever swiftly slowed down before? Scientists don't believe so.