Archive for the ‘Space’ Category
Help Craft a Response to SETI’s ‘Wow!’ Signal
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 27, 2012 under Science, Space
Could Contact be coming true? It's too bad Carl Sagan isn't around for this. In a publicity stunt to promote their new "Chasing UFO" series on the NatGeo channel, National Geographic is crowd-sourcing a response to the famous "Wow!" signal from 1977, which could be an alien broadcast from somewhere in Sagittarius. To participate, you just need to tweet your message to the aliens with the tag #C... more.
- Viking Found Life on Mars in 1976 0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 24, 2012 under News, Science, Space
The 5 Most Exciting Current Space Missions
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 23, 2012 under Featured, Lists, Science, Space
NASA is painfully underfunded these days, which basically eliminated the manned space program and reduced America to a third world country. Russia, China, and other countries are flying humans in space on a regular basis while Florida is struggling to find jobs for 100,000 people displaced when NASA ended the Shuttle Program and their budget was slashed. Yet in these dark times for space buf... more.
Every Planet in the Galaxy
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 21, 2012 under News, Science, Space
Even if you're not a member, the Planetary Society should be something you should pay attention to as a space buff. If it wasn't for them, we never would have seen this awesome image made by xkcd, which illustrates all 786 known planets in the Milky Way to scale. At the rate that planets are being discovered, this picture will likely be outdated pretty q... more.
Voyager 1 About to Go Interstellar
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 20, 2012 under News, Science, Space
The last few days has brought exciting news for space buffs, as NASA is receiving data from Voyager 1 suggesting that the 34-year-old spacecraft is about to become the first manmade object to enter interstellar space. NASA announced the news on their page for the Voyager missions: "The laws of physics say that someday Voyager will become the first human-made object to enter interstellar space, ... more.
Why Aren’t We Seeing Aliens? (A Look At The Fermi Paradox)
2 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on June 18, 2012 under News, Space
As someone who enjoys science almost as much as science fiction, I thought I'd tackle the dispute between UFO fanatics and debunkers. The Fermi Paradox got its name from a physicist named Enrico Fermi who basically said, "if there are so many advanced civilizations in our galaxy, where are they?" He makes a good point. If our galaxy is over 13 billion years old, wouldn't we have seen a single prob... more.
- The Venus Transit As Seen by Fanboys 0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 14, 2012 under Pics, Science, Space
The Milky Way May Be Full of Alien Earths
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on under News, Space
If looking at the Hubble's deep field image full of thousands of galaxies isn't enough to convince you there's life out there, here's another big hint. Space.com has an article up detailing how smaller, rocky, worlds very much like Earth may be filling the Milky Way: "Small planets could be widespread in our g... more.
NASA Gets Two Space Telescopes from the Secret Space Program
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 8, 2012 under News, Space, Tech
For a long time, conspiracy theorists have been saying that there was a secret space program, separate for NASA and more advanced. Well now a military space program has been confirmed, and they just gave NASA two space telescopes. They're roughly the same size as the Hubble, but they feature 100 times the field of view and are made of lighter materials. The Washington Post more.
Why it’s important that we invest in space
1 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on June 4, 2012 under News, Science, Space, Tech, Videos
Another inspirational video has been made to fuel the #penny4nasa movement and once again Neil Degrasse Tyson hits the nail on the head. I was watching a show on the History Channel the other day called "It came from Space" and was shocked at how much technology came from the moon race alone. Everything from the oxygen units that firefighters use to thermal blankets to compact electronics are ... more.