March 2, 2020

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept

It’s hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little […]
February 27, 2020

Future Astronauts Could Enjoy Fresh Vegetables From an Autonomous Orbital Greenhouse

If humanity is going to become a spare-faring and interplanetary species, one of the most important things will be the ability of astronauts to see to […]
February 26, 2020

Can a rogue star kick Earth out of the solar system?

Earth is safe from such a catastrophe — almost. It’s a dangerous universe out there, and life on any planet faces numerous existential threats — including […]
February 25, 2020

Robots in Space: What Does the Future Hold?

When NASA officially ended the space shuttle program in 2011, it seemed as if the death knell for SS space exploration had sounded. Then the much-ballyhooed […]
February 21, 2020

What should we do if a ‘planet-killer’ asteroid takes aim at Earth?

Researchers at MIT calculated which option is best depending on the asteroid and its path through space. If a giant object looks like it’s going to […]
February 20, 2020

Who’s Out There…Anyone On Mars? Anyone Anywhere? 

Looking for exoplanets that might harbor life and being realistic about  the effort, both come clear in Elizabeth Tasker’s book entitled “The Planet Factory–Exoplanets and the […]
February 17, 2020

How Astronauts Prepare for a Trip in Space

Have you ever dreamed of going into space? There are many requirements to becoming an astronaut, and even though a candidate might meet all of the […]
February 14, 2020

NASA signals interest in Venus and volcanoes for next science missions

Sometimes you just want to see fireworks. NASA scientists must not have had an easy decision this winter as they considered more than a dozen intriguing concepts for […]
February 13, 2020


I’m a great fan of astronomy. I started reading astronomy books at a young age and, throughout my career, I have written a lot of pieces […]