Fringe

August 19, 2019

Who’s Out There–Anyone Nearby?

I have to admit I’m not eager to take a space trip. I’d rather settle down with my large book featuring full color photographs of our […]
August 17, 2019

Elon Musk Floats ‘Nuke Mars’ Idea Again (He Has T-Shirts)

“Nuke Mars!” Musk tweeted Thursday (Aug. 15). “T-shirt soon.” Nuking Mars is still on Elon Musk’s wish list, it would seem. Four years ago, the SpaceX founder and […]
August 10, 2019

Mysterious, Ancient Radio Signals Keep Pelting Earth. Astronomers Designed an AI to Hunt Them Down.

Sudden shrieks of radio waves from deep space keep slamming into radio telescopes on Earth, spattering those instruments’ detectors with confusing data. And now, astronomers are […]
August 8, 2019

Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun

When Israel’s privately funded Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface on April 11, at least one component may have survived relatively unscathed—an archive of human culture […]
August 5, 2019

What Living on the Moon Would Look Like

The idea of building a colony on the moon where people could live has been floating around for decades, and numerous lunar missions have given us […]
August 4, 2019

If Aliens Are Flashing Laser Beams at Us, We Now Have a Way to Detect Them

Welcome to Project Veritas. Are aliens using super powerful flashlights to get our attention? Astronomers think there’s a chance they are. Since the invention of the […]
August 1, 2019

‘Snowball’ Planets Might Be Better Abodes for Life Than We Thought

Frozen worlds could still have patches of habitable land. Frozen alien worlds might be capable of supporting a greater diversity and complexity of life than previously […]
July 27, 2019

We were not almost killed by an asteroid this week

“Scientists stunned by ‘city-killer’ asteroid that just missed Earth” is an awfully compelling headline. But it paints a much sexier—and scarier—portrait than the truth. Let’s look at […]
July 25, 2019

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Showed That Aliens Might Be More Than Science Fiction

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on Earth’s moon for the first time in human history. Four days later, they — along with […]