Fringe

June 13, 2017

Become a Citizen of the Asgardia Space Nation With 300kb of Data

Asgardia will launch its first satellite later this year. Scientists behind the ‘space nation’ Asgardia will take the first steps towards achieving their goals of a lawless space […]
June 8, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Weirdoes or Boring Carbon Critters?

(+Reviewing a Review of the book by Jim Al-Khalili Aliens: the World’s Leading Scientists on the Search For Extraterrestrial Life) Jennifer Senior writes a thoughtful review […]
June 7, 2017

Earth Faces an Increased Risk of Being Hit by an Asteroid, Astronomers Warn

Large asteroids may be lurking undiscovered within a meteoroid stream whose particles are hitting Earth, and scientists are urging a concentrated search for them. Earth may […]
June 3, 2017

NASA’s GPS-Like Deep Space Navigation Experiment Set to Launch on SpaceX Rocket

The space agency is preparing to test the use of pulsars as navigational beacons, which it hopes will enable a sustained human presence throughout the solar system. […]
May 26, 2017

Jupiter Sounds Like a Fax Machine and Nobody Knows Why

On Thursday, NASA dropped the first motherlode of information collected by the Juno spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Jupiter since last summer. Comprised of a whopping […]
May 24, 2017

New Mars Rover Looks Like a Real Life Batmobile

Mars is in everyone’s sights, with both NASA and SpaceX planning manned trips to the red planet in the next decade or so, so it makes […]
May 23, 2017

Space Aggressors’ Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial Conflict

Elite military units are specializing in mock space warfare, as Russia and China develop anti-satellite weaponry. In a large, tin-roofed warehouse near Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, members […]
May 20, 2017

That weird ‘alien megastructure’ star is dimming again right now

ASTRONOMERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS. In late 2015, astronomers noticed something absurd happening around a distant star. Something massive seemed to be blocking as much […]
May 17, 2017

‘Styrofoam’ Planet Discovery Will Help Us Find Habitable Planets and Alien Life

KELT-11b will help astronomers develop the best tools for assessing habitability or possible life on distant exoplanets. Since the largest exoplanets are the easiest to spot […]