It seems likely that alien life has evolved somewhere in the Galaxy, given that there may be billions of habitable planets, and many of these may have existed for billions of years. If just one species in the whole of the Galaxy were able to explore using self-replicating spacecraft, then they might be able to place…
On April 20, 2017, NASA released this photo from the Cassini-Huygens probe.
Over at Mashable, there’s a good article about Russia’s ISS-bound space robot being shown off via its extra-added ability to “double fist lethal hand cannons”. It’s the “perfect” way for the Russians to show off its complex motor function skills and software by having it blast away with unnerving accuracy. Yes, it…
but so was Siberia.
which we traditionally celebrate on April 12.
The fact that a civilised species arose so early in the history of the universe means there’s a 92% chance that another civilised species will arise somewhere in the observable universe before planets stop forming altogether.
In a paper published in MNRAS last year, astronomers David Kipping and Alex Teachey showed how we could cloak the Earth using lasers. We could also do the opposite, and use lasers to broadcast our presence. If we can do this, then presumably any other intelligent, technologically advanced species can do this too.
Scientists at Harvard University have recently suggested that intelligent life forms in another galaxy may have used interstellar spacecraft billions of years ago. Their paper, co-authored by Manasvi Lingam and Abraham Loeb and entitled ‘Fast Radio Bursts from Extragalactic Light Sails’, has just been published…
This is a video from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from which the Soviet Union used to launch its space ships — and Russia continues to try to repeat the feat.
The current crew of the International Space Station strike their superhero poses for a group shot (alien creature taking the photo not shown). But can they do a three-point landing?
For several years, I have been making a free calendar that tracks each Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo mission in “real-time” across the calendar days. Included in the time-lines are all the major activities of each mission, like EVAs.
What is NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson doing to poor French astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station?
Hey up! It’s enough to make Hacker T. Dog blush with pride! It’s a meat product, it’s from Wigan - and it has been into space. The pie in the sky is looking at you.
John Glenn, an aviation legend and the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, died this afternoon at the age of 95.
The International Astronomical Union simplified the designations of several stars that have multiple name variations. One of those stars is nearby Alpha Centauri which is now officially known by an older name - Rigil Kentaurus (meaning “foot of the centaur”).
“Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. By that time we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.”
Pop quiz, hot shot! Who was the youngest person to walk on the Moon? Hint: it’s his birthday today. (Yes, obviously it’s a man.)
As painful as it may be to hear, the more I dwell on it, I don’t believe there could ever be a galactic empire similar to what we see in fiction. The rationalization for of this is due to Faster Than Light Travel, or lack there of.
I’ve never heard of Grace Potter before but here she is performing the song “Look What We’ve Become” that highlights NASA women engineers, scientists and astronauts.
What US astronaut has the record for most time spent in space? If you’re thinking Scott Kelly because he recently completed a year long tour of duty on the International Space Station you would have been correct yesterday but not today.