Fringe

December 28, 2019

Waiting for Betelgeuse: What’s Up with the Tempestuous Star?

Have you noticed that Orion the Hunter—one of the most iconic and familiar of the wintertime constellations—is looking a little… different as of late? The culprit […]
December 19, 2019

Who’s Out There–1000 TESS Exoplanet Candidates

On November 13, Dr. Courtney Dressing, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at U. C. Berkeley, gave a Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture on “Planetary Systems Orbiting Nearby Stars.” […]
December 14, 2019

Thousands of Government UFO Reports Now Available at Canadian University

A private UFO enthusiast has donated his collection of 30,000 documents to the University of Manitoba in Canada. The truth is in there. The skies of […]
December 2, 2019

This Newfound Monster Black Hole Is Too Big for Theories to Handle

Stellar-mass black holes aren’t supposed to be so hefty. Scientists recently found a black hole so big that theory strains explain it, a new study reports. A Chinese-led […]
November 25, 2019

Building a Planet B for Humanity Isn’t a Good Enough Reason to Explore Space

Listen to would-be space explorers for long enough, and eventually they will likely argue that humans must develop outposts on other worlds in case of disaster […]
November 20, 2019

NASA Just Confirmed There Are Water Plumes Above The Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

A team led by researchers out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has confirmed traces of water vapor above the surface of Jupiter’s […]
November 19, 2019

Mysterious Gravitational Wave Sparks Days-Long Hunt — But It Was Just a Glitch

Astronomers and physicists all over the world were disappointed. Thursday (Nov. 14) marked the end of a thrilling, mysterious and ultimately disappointing five days in astrophysics. […]
November 18, 2019

Whose Out There–Someone Needing Water?

In reading Summers’ and Trefils’ Smithonian book (2017) “Exoplanets,” I was struck by two of the authors’ observations: the abundance of water everywhere, and the absence […]
November 7, 2019

Can We Genetically Engineer Humans to Survive Missions to Mars?

We might one day combine tardigrade DNA into our own cells. Will we one day combine tardigrade DNA with our cells to go to Mars? Chris […]