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Alien Communication & More On The Fermi Paradox
The Very Large Array

Urgh… the whole Fermi Paradox thing has been gnawing at my insides, especially after reading an article about how advanced civilizations might communicate.

By Colin Andrew Ferm May 28, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress book cover

There’s a reason Robert Heinlein is considered a master of science-fiction. And this book is a perfect example as to why. It’s been decades since it was first published but its setting, politics, and humanity remain relevant today.

By Colin Andrew Ferm May 16, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News?
Exoplanet Star System

With the discovery of an Earth-sized habitable in its star’s “goldilocks” zone, the question some are asking is, “Why haven’t we discovered alien life yet?” Some speculate a planet like this might be proof that advanced civilizations just can’t survive The Great Filter.

By Colin Andrew Ferm May 1, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
False Signs of Life?
The exoplanet 55 Cancri e compared with Earth in the foreground

It looks like a setback for scientists attempting to determine which planets are habitable as a common method for determining their compositions is questioned.

By Colin Andrew Ferm April 29, 2014 Tags: , ,
NASA’s Proposed Z-2 Spacesuit

NASA is redesigning the spacesuit for walks on extraterrestrial bodies, with an eye specifically directed at Mars and the Moon. We have the photos and are not impressed.

By Colin Andrew Ferm April 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,