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

  • Simon Mcbride
    Published 2 years ago
    Interstellar Object

    Interstellar Object

    One of the first sci-fi books I ever read was Rendevzous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke. I was only about twelve years old, and it left a lasting impression. My imagination has been running overtime for the better part of twenty years because of it; after all, what would it be like to have an extraterrestrial object ploughing through our solar system? What would that mean for mankind?
  • Paul Scott Anderson
    Published 2 years ago
    Astronomers Strike Gold (Literally) in the First Observations of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

    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 even produced some heavy elements, such as gold. It sounds like science fiction, but is very real. Gravitational waves have been seen before, but those ones were caused by the collision of two black holes. This was also the first time that such an event (known as GW170817 in this case) had been detected in both visible light and gravitational waves.
  • Simon Mcbride
    Published 2 years ago
    Red Dust

    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.
  • pionic
    Published 2 years ago
    Black Holes and the True Nature of Space

    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 surface throughout the universe. As a matter of fact, this theory is becoming somewhat of a fan favorite and the universe, quite obviously, has an unlimited number of fans. Yes, you already read it before and you stumbled over the occasional ‘are we living in a simulation’ videos on YouTube or Vimeo. However, do you believe it and what’s the purpose of all of that?
  • Anya Wassenberg
    Published 2 years ago
    NASA Says Good-Bye to the Cassini Saturn Orbiter

    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 Agency teamed up for the groundbreaking mission that has changed what we know about planetary science and space travel itself.
  • Paul Scott Anderson
    Published 2 years ago
    Astronomers Detect 15 New Enigmatic Radio Bursts from Distant Galaxy

    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 of these phenomena can be very bizarre. Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are one such example, and one for which an explanation has not yet been found—very brief (milliseconds), but powerful radio emissions from outside of our galaxy. Now, a new detection of 15 repeating radio bursts has been made by astronomers, adding a new piece to the puzzle and posing more questions.
  • Pierre Roustan
    Published 2 years ago
    We've Just Discovered that Martian Nights See Snowstorms

    We've Just Discovered that Martian Nights See Snowstorms

    Space. The final frontier. It just got a little more interesting. Here's why:
  • C. A. Wilke
    Published 2 years ago
    Stuck in a Tin Can in Deep Space

    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 vacuum of vast open nothingness that makes up the unimaginable distance between our solar system and our nearest stellar neighbor. Or, even just make it to our nearest stellar neighbor that has a potentially habitable planet.
  • andrew lucas
    Published 2 years ago
    Beowulf's Commission

    Beowulf's Commission

    "Free trader Beowulf to Deimos flight control, I am beginning my final approach."
  • Anya Wassenberg
    Published 2 years ago
    Cosmic Rain: NASA Launches New Experiment

    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 launch. CREAM will be installed in Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility. The experiment is designed to probe the mysteries of cosmic rays, or cosmic rain.
  • C. A. Wilke
    Published 2 years ago
    On-Demand Spaceship Parts from Pink Goop?

    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 of imagination to see how something like that might be useful in space. In fact, I would argue that in order for something like a colony/generation ship to be successful, it would absolutely need to have the ability to manufacture new parts on the spot.
  • sharan r
    Published 2 years ago
    India in Space

    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.