star systems

March 22, 2019

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.” Humans have figured […]
March 12, 2019

Some exoplanets tilt too much, and it’s pushing everyone apart

Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious. The explosion of exoplanet discoveries in the last decade has boosted our hopes of finding another world like Earth […]
October 20, 2018

NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here’s why that’s a brilliant idea

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden […]
September 18, 2018

SpaceX Says it Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire Around the Moon in its ‘BFR’

The mission, called “Dear Moon,” is tentatively scheduled for 2023 and will be the first crewed mission with SpaceX’s BFR spacecraft.   Elon Musk announced at […]