Archive for the ‘Space’ Category
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Star Trek vs. Star Wars
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on May 15, 2013 under News, Science, Space, Star Wars
On the eve of the new Star Trek movie release, Business Insider went to Neil deGrasse Tyson and asked him which scifi franchise he liked more; Star Wars or Star Trek. Naturally, with Star Trek's more realistic take on science he preferred that version: "I never got into Star Wars," Tyson tells us. "Maybe because t... more.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Awesome Music Video Filmed in Space!
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on May 13, 2013 under News, Science, Space, Videos
Space buffs are pretty aware of how awesome ISS Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield is. His tweet from space to William Shatner sparked an awesome conversation between the two recently, and now he's produced an amazing music video from space. Filmed on the ISS, Hadfield recorded a modified version of Bowies' Space Oddity. Not only is it an awesome version of the song, the whole thing was fil... more.
A Photo of Tatooine?
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on March 26, 2013 under Pics, Science, Space
Back in 2011 astronomers discovered what a planet they described to be "Tatooine" as it orbited two suns. That planet was only about 200 light years away, and was discovered with the Kepler. This photo is of a planet much larger than that one, but it is orbiting two suns. The planet is so large, it could possibly be a B... more.
- More Alien Fossils Found in Meteor Fragments 1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on March 22, 2013 under News, Science, Space
Amazing Video of the Meteorite That Hit Russia
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on February 15, 2013 under News, Science, Space
You probably woke up this morning to the news that a meteorite exploded over Russia. No, this wasn't the larger astroid 2012-DA14 that will pass closely by Earth later today, this was a small meteorite that exploded over the Urals region of Russia. The meteorite exploded in a spectacular fireball, but the resulting shockwave injured nearly 1,000 people and the military has found three impact crate... more.
Captain Kirk Calls the Space Station
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on February 7, 2013 under News, Science, Space
This morning, William Shatner made a special call to the ISS to speak with astronaut Chris Hadfield. The first conversation between the two became an Internet sensation last month when they exchanged tweets, and for nearly fifteen minutes this morning the two spoke about the space program. This really wasn't a fluff conversation, Shatner asked some great questions about the current state of the... more.
3D Printed Moon Bases May Become a Reality
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on February 1, 2013 under News, Science, Space, Tech
We've talked about the potential for 3D printing on our past podcasts, as it's a pretty awesome technology with some amazing potential. That potential may soon be harnessed if some architects known as Fosters and Partners get their way. They have an idea to build structures on the moon via 3D printing using regolith (moon dust) to make them sturdy enough for human habitation. The more.
Another Company Plans to Mine Asteroids…by 2016
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on January 23, 2013 under News, Science, Space
Last year a company backed by James Cameron and Google launched with ambitions to create a space mining industry. That was Planetary Resources, and now a new commercial company called Deep Space Industries wants to do the same thing. Their idea is ambitious, they plan to launch "FireFly" scouts in 2015 to asteroids to find the prime ones for mining... more.
Cosmos Has Finally Begun Filming
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on January 16, 2013 under News, Science, Space
If you listened to our last Podcast, you'd know how excited Jason and I are about Neil deGrasse Tyson doing a modern update of Carl Sagan's classic series Cosmos. The new series is being overseen by Seth MacFarlane and the evil Brannon Braga, but we won't hold that against it. It's not like Braga is creating a s... more.
NASA’s Kepler May Have Found 262 Potentially Habitable Worlds
1 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on January 4, 2013 under News, Space
It's been an exciting week in science. On Kepler's three year voyage it has reported back an astonishing 18,406 planetary detection events. After analysis using The Kepler Threshold Crossing Event (TCE) as a filter, 15,847 planets remained. Out of these 15k+ planets, 262 of them are potentially habitable planetary candidates. Only the best TCE objects, those with more than three transit events,... more.