British Scientists Find Alien DNA in Orbit
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 19, 2013 under News, Science, Space
You probably won't see this bit of news on the mainstream media tonight, and if you do the anchors will be mocking the scientists and laughing at them. But it looks like a group of British scientists have discovered organisms in high Earth orbit that aren't from this world. Even bigger, they found DNA. The report comes from the more.
NASA Announces Voyager Has Reached Interstellar Space
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 12, 2013 under News, Science, Space
In an announcement that's been expected for quite a while, NASA JPL has officially confirmed that the Voyager spacecraft has entered interstellar space. NASA got the first hints that Voyager was nearing the boundaries of our solar system last June. The agency announced the development today via a press conference and launched a site ded... more.
Full Trailer for Gravity in 2K HD
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 5, 2013 under News, Space
Yesterday, James Cameron came out and called Gravity the "best space film ever". That's high praise, but all of the word coming out from the film festivals where its premiered so far matches that claim. The movie about two astronauts stranded in orbit is getting some very strong Oscar-buzz, and ma... more.
James Cameron Calls Gravity ‘The Best Space Film Ever’
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 4, 2013 under News, Space
From early festival screenings, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is getting amazingly positive buzz. The follow up to his previous science fiction film, Children of Men, is drawing comparisons to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Children of Men was good enough to make me want to see Gravity day one, but now James Cameron has given it a glowing recommendation. In a great more.
BioWare Finally Teases Real Space Combat in The Old Republic
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 2, 2013 under Gaming, News, Space
When Star Wars: The Old Republic was released, one of the big things most people complained about was the idiotic way they dealt with space in the game. Space combat was nothing more than a Tempest-style arcade mini-game, and only the most devoted and blind Bioware fanboys defended the lazy piece of crap it was. Everyone knew it was only like that because it was quickly tossed together to avoid co... more.
NASA Releases Images of Earth from Saturn
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on July 23, 2013 under Pics, Science, Space
On Friday, NASA pointed the Cassini probe that's orbiting Saturn back to Earth to take a picture of Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot". The images are awesome, especially the one with Saturn's rings above the blue dot. You can check out all of the pictures, in full resolution over on JPL's site here. ... more.
The 66th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO Incident
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on July 8, 2013 under News, Science, Space
If you hit Google this morning, you may have noticed their awesome doodle on the front page. Instead of just being an animated image, it's actually a point and click adventure game with a little alien looking for pieced of his crashed UFO. This was done because today is the 66th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO Incident. Well, technically the crash everyone associates with Roswell happened o... more.
4K Resolution Trailer for IMAX Space Documentary ‘In Saturn’s Rings’
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on July 4, 2013 under News, Science, Space, Videos
There was a time that IMAX theaters were only used to show science and nature documentaries. Back then, the IMAX platter could only hold a limited amount of film, which made longer movies not possible to show on the format. That's why there were edited-for-IMAX versions of Apollo 13 and Attack of the Clones created in the early 2000s. While the Apollo 13 edit is available on DVD, Lucasfilm never r... more.
Pluto’s Moons Named, but Not Vulcan…
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on July 2, 2013 under News, Space
Despite a strong campaign by Shatner's fans that earned it the most votes, Vulcan will not be one of Pluto's moons. The Star Trek planet name came in first place, but the IAU chose the second and third place winners; Kerberos and Styx. Space.com has the explanation as to why: "The IAU gave serious consideration to... more.
Three Potentially Habitable Planets Found in One System…
2 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 26, 2013 under News, Science, Space
The search for life on exoplanets may have just got a huge shot in the arm, as scientists have found a solar system that has three planets in the habitable zone. And unlike previous exoplanets that were discovered with Kepler, this system is very close to us; only about 22 light years away. Space.com has the announce... more.