Fringe

December 9, 2017

Asgardia Becomes the First ‘Nation’ to Have All of Its Territory In Space

A growing kingdom has to start somewhere—in this case, low Earth orbit works. Asgardia, the little space nation that could, placed a tiny satellite into low Earth orbit […]
December 8, 2017

Astronomers just discovered a supermassive black hole from the dawn of the universe

And it’s much bigger than we expected. There was a bang. A big one. It was the beginning of everything, but for several hundred million years, all […]
December 5, 2017

Boost for Odds of Life? Jupiter Moon Europa May Have Plate Tectonics

The case for plate tectonics on Jupiter’s ocean-harboring moon Europa keeps getting stronger. Scientists had already spotted geological signs that plates within the moon’s ice shell […]
December 2, 2017

SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says

Interplanetary corporate synergy at its finest Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the first flight […]
November 29, 2017

We are basically positive that the Russians did not find alien bacteria in space

The simplest explanation is also the likeliest. It will be a glorious day when we finally get definitive proof of alien life. It’s going to be absolutely amazing, […]
November 21, 2017

Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar

When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something […]
November 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Time To Get Real?

For the August/September 2017 issue of PSMagazine.com, Louis Fabiani wrote an article called “How to Make Friends in Outer Space.” She describes our naive attempt to […]
October 23, 2017

Sun-Like Star May Have Devoured 15 Alien Planets

A distant sun-like star may have devoured a dozen or more of its own Earth-size planets, new research shows. Researchers named the star Kronos, after the […]
October 20, 2017

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing lava. Researchers […]