April 17, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Creative Chemicals and Genes

In searching for extraterrestrial life, it might be useful to broaden our vision to include the amazing mechanisms that drive animal life at all levels. We have talked […]
April 17, 2016

NASA finds cosmic dust speeding through our solar system

NASA just discovered some special particles floating in our cosmic neighborhood. The Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has detected alien dust that came from […]
April 16, 2016

BEAM attached to the International Space Station

A first-of-its-kind module—the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)—was attached to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning after the robotic Canadarm2 removed it from the trunk of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo […]
April 15, 2016

Stephen Hawking: We Probably Won't Find Aliens Anytime Soon

Will humanity find intelligent alien life anytime soon? Probably not, according to theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking made the prediction yesterday (April 12) during the Breakthrough Starshotannouncement […]
April 14, 2016

Someone worked out how much Darth Vader's suit would cost and it's ridiculously expensive

LONDON — Darth Vader’s outfit might look simple enough — and you could probably find a not-too-bad imitation of it in most fancy dress shops — […]
April 14, 2016

DARPA experimental spaceplane program moves into next phase

PHOENIX — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is moving ahead to the next phase of an experimental reusable spaceplane program, but the agency’s expectation […]
April 13, 2016

Hawking backs interstellar travel project

Stephen Hawking is backing a project to send tiny spacecraft to another star system within a generation. They would travel trillions of miles; far further than […]
April 12, 2016

NASA troubleshoots Kepler spacecraft from 75 million miles away

NASA experienced a close call this weekend with its planet-seeking Kepler space telescope. On April 7th, during a scheduled contact, mission operations engineers discovered that Kepler […]
April 11, 2016

Nasa scrambles to save Kepler spacecraft from state of emergency

Spacecraft, which has detected almost 5,000 planets, remains in lowest operational mode to conserve fuel while Nasa assess issue that began last week Nasa was on […]