Archives: Space

Space, the final frontier. If humans are going to become a multi-planet species for the sake of our long term survival, we need to understand space, how to travel through it, and settle on other worlds. To boldly go where no one has gone before.

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.

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.

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.

Blog: Traveling To Mars, Radiation, and the Storyworld

A pair of stories written recently detail the problems of traveling to Mars. Radiation came up in each and it’s something we’ve tried to deal with in the URS storyworld.

Blog: Astronomical Unit Quietly Corrected

Well… We have a new number for the Astronomical Unit, the distance between Earth and the Sun. But in the long run, how will this effect anything?