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Plans are afoot to colonize Mars as early as the 2020's, yet as of now no detailed and workable plans exist.
Ii is highly unlikely that an asteroid of a size that wiped dinosaurs 68 million years ago will collide with the earth, but there are plenty of smaller asteroids big enough to destroy a city whizzing around the solar system that have yet to be mapped and identified.
Proposals to actively seek out alien life by broadcasting messages into the universe have elicited a storm of controversy. Detracters say the idea needs to be first discussed by the wider community but perhaps the real bone of contention concerns the fundemental nature of the aliens: ...
Proposals made by SETI members that we actively search for alien life by sending signals out into the universe has aroused a storm of controversy.. Detracters say that more discussion needs to take place in the wider world community, but perhaps the real bone of contention is about ...
In recent years much excitement has been generated by the discovery of new planets lying outside our solar system, this plus the sheer size of our universe would seem to indicate the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial life. But there are some scientists who argue that a...
Independent thought and a common sense approach regarding alien existence.
This past week, New Horizons flew by Pluto and started sending clear photos back to earth. Forty-six years ago this week, a similar 'earth-shaking' event took place.
Neutron stars are fragments of gigantic stars that blew up into supernovae. When compared to earth, these objects are inferior in size but their gravity is insanely high.
The Greek and Roman God of war was Ares and both civilizations named Mars the red planet after him, the planet is also known as the red one and the fire star.
The vastness of space is almost impossible for us to comprehend, this page is intended to take a wider look at our Galaxies and others.
The latest probe sent into space by NASA is "Dawn." and this one is designed to take a closer look at the largest of the minor planets. and what are those mysterious bright spots.?
In a sense, the planet Pluto had a short life, being discovered in 1930 but “demoted” to the status of “dwarf planet” in 2006. That life was exceeded at both ends by that of Venetia Phair (née Burney) who had a special claim to fame in respect of the planet.
Algol, a star in the Perseus constellation, is also known as the Demon Star. Whatever its reputation for heralding death and destruction, it is a very interesting object in the night sky.
The Sun is a massive nuclear fusion reactor that is converting hydrogen to helium and releasing vast quantities of energy as result. This means that eventually it will run out of fuel and cease producing energy. When that happens there will be no possibility of life continuing on any ...
Although it is well known that Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) landed in hot water by agreeing with the heliocentric theory of Nicholaus Copernicus (1473-1543), it is not so well appreciated that it was the tool he used in his researches, as much as the conclusions he came to, that got hi...
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