Outer-space News

Life on the Frontier

Aug 8th, 2008

Two recent news stories have garnered my attention: The confirmation of of the hypothesis that there is water on Mars (and hence the potential for life) The report that Earth like planets should be quite common in the universe All I can say about that is: YeeHa!

It's always science fiction…

Aug 27th, 2008

In technological terms we have the interstellar equivalent of canoes (I’m being kind with that comparison, it’s probably closer to the level of kick boards). We haven’t even left the kiddie pool, and yet Rocket Scientists Say We’ll Never Reach the Stars. Yes, I understand that it will take a phenomenal amount of energy to […]

Bang, zoom, straight to the moon!

Sep 12th, 2008

Is anyone else slightly saddened that we haven’t been back lately? We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon… we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve […]

Was the ‘Cowboy Universe’ Discovered?

Nov 17th, 2009

FRY: Far out! So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes? FARNSWORTH: No, just the two. An article appeared on New Scientist today: Mystery ‘dark flow’ extends towards edge of universe. Some scientists speculate that we may have a neighborverse.

High Frontiers

Nov 27th, 2009

For anyone who is at all interested in writing “Hard Science Fiction Space Travel stories” I highly recommend reading the blog of Charles Stross. I’m not saying that he’s right that people will never travel among the stars, I’m just saying that he brings up valid objections to space travel that should be addressed. Specifically […]