Exoplanets

Since the discovery of the first “exoplanet” in 1994, scientists have been discovering more and more at an astonishing rate. What does it tell us about the galaxy we live in, how the Earth was created, and the possibilities for intelligent life?

Blog: FAA Offers Private Property In Space Solution

Private property, as it stands now thanks to an almost 50 year old treaty, is impossible. But people are thinking of ways around it. Is this good or should we just scrap the treaty?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm February 3, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
Supplemental – Ship Terms & Navigation In Space

We’ve been mentioning shippers since the beginning. But, with this supplemental, we’ll be explaining some of the terms they use. Also, we’ll explain how people navigate in deep space. These things will be important for future episodes when we get deep into how the former colonies and Earth wage war against one another.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm October 12, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,
Blog: World Science Festival: Alien Life: Will We Know It When We See It? Part I

Part the first: two minutes of hate directed at Public Radio host and panel moderator John Hockenberry.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm June 5, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News?

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: , , , ,
Blog: False Signs of Life?

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: , ,