Daily Archives: April 19, 2015

To Go Boldly Where No (Hu)Man Has Gone Before: The Future of Space Exploration

In the 1960’s, Star Trek popularized the idea of outer space as the “final frontier”. However, exploration of space is about as final as the possible values between .99 and 1: the possibilities are limitless. Here are few of the most exciting forthcoming explorations of this infinite final frontier: NASA’s Journey to Mars– NASA plans … Continue reading To Go Boldly Where No (Hu)Man Has Gone Before: The Future of Space Exploration Continue reading

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Are You There, Universe? It’s Me, Earth.

In 1974, to celebrate the remodeling of Puerto Rico’s Arecibo radio telescope, the Arecibo message was sent toward the globular star cluster M13 (located 25,000 light years away from our sun) through radio waves. The message was written by Dr. Francis Drake (of the Drake equation) and Carl Sagan, among others. Aimed at other civilized … Continue reading Are You There, Universe? It’s Me, Earth. Continue reading

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Drafting behind the Millennium Falcon

“I’m going to make the jump to light speed…” Are famous words spoken by Han Solo as he and other Rebel Alliance members make the jump to light speed in hopes of outrunning the Empire. In films like Star Wars and Star Trek, we see many instances like the above example where it really is […] Continue reading

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Harnessing the power of a star

Humans have been trying to find an adequate and cost efficient method to achieve nuclear fusion. We have tried such things as cold fusion, but failed due to the fusion process needing extreme amounts of heat or kinetic energy to work. The only place we see this naturally happening is in the core of stars […] Continue reading

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