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The Definitive Guide to Exoplanets

April 8, 2014 | 1

One of the biggest space discoveries over the last 20 years was the confirmation of exoplanets. This is our definitive guide.Read More

What Is The Future Of Space Travel?

December 23, 2012 | 20

The use of chemical based rockets to leave our planet and explore space is a dead end technology. It’s old, outdated and it’s extremely inefficient. Certainly we’ve discovered and improved upon newer technology in these last 60 years, right?Read More

What Is A Warp Drive?

March 3, 2012 | 7

Warp drives, commonly used in science fiction, are propulsion systems which allow space craft to travel faster than light. The most notable usage of warp drives is probably in the Star Trek universe. But what are warp drives and how do they work?Read More

Could Humans Colonize A Planet With Stronger Gravity?

February 18, 2012 |

With the recent explosion of extrasolar planet discoveries, some relatively nearby, astronomers and space enthusiasts wonder how habitable some of these planets would be for humans. Just don’t forget about gravity…Read More

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Moon

November 18, 2011 | 2

Today, we’re going to explore the Moon. Its environment, Its creation, our exploration and why it’s one of a kind (at least in our solar system). The Moon is actually quite special. Today We’ll find out why.Read More

What Happened Before The Big Bang?

October 8, 2011 | 13

The genesis of the universe. It’s hard to imagine anything happening before the Big Bang, and rightly so. This is because time itself was created at that moment. So what happened before this “moment of creation”?Read More

The Earth Doesn’t Actually Orbit The Sun?

September 21, 2011 | 4

You were taught that earth and other planets in our solar system orbit the sun, and that our solar system orbits the center of the Milky Way. Did your science teacher have it wrong? Is everything you’ve learned about general relativity and gravity wrong?Read More

How Far Have Our Radio Signals Traveled From Earth?

July 26, 2011 | 25

The expanding sphere of radio signals traveling outward from the earth is often portrayed in TV shows and Hollywood movies to be almost like a time machine. The further you get from earth, the further back you go in the history of radio and TV broadcasts.Read More

Student Finds Universe’s Missing Mass

May 24, 2011 | 3

Not to be confused with dark matter, baryonic matter (the stuff that makes up the visible ‘normal’ matter in the universe) was – until recently – in short supply in the universe.Read More

Why Does Water Boil In The Vacuum of Space?

May 16, 2011 | 1

In science fiction shows and movies, when someone or something is exposed to the vacuum of space, they’re often shown to instantly freeze solid.Read More

Can Planets Orbit The Wrong Way?

May 12, 2011 |

When the primordial interstellar clouds of gas begin to coalesce to form solar systems, they start to spin or rotate. The planets formed usually continue to follow the same path. Or do they?Read More

Did The U.S. Ever Nuke The Moon?

May 8, 2011 |

During the cold war, the USSR and the US went to extraordinary lengths to gain an edge over one another. This was especially true with nuclear technology.Read More