Monthly Archives: April 2018

Where are the Aliens

The famous Fermi paradox asks a famous question: considering calculations that say we probably should have encountered extraterrestrial forms of life by now, why have we not? We wonder about the existence of intelligent life in the Universe other than our own. It is only natural, considering our own species’ discussion about possible colonization of … Continue reading Where are the Aliens Continue reading

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Lyft Making a Transition to Carbon-Neutral rides

Since the inception of ride share companies like Uber and Lyft, environmental critics have argued that these companies simply put more cars on the road, leading to increased carbon in the atmosphere. They claim that this would lead to greater air pollution. Also, many complained that an increase in these services would lessen the amount … Continue reading Lyft Making a Transition to Carbon-Neutral rides Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

The basis of the Fermi Paradox is that the probability of another intelligent civilization existing in the universe is so high considering the number of stars and the fact that each star has on average one planet, but this means that the probability of us finding evidence for such is also so high. The Drake … Continue reading The Fermi Paradox Continue reading

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The End

I n Astro 2110, we have looked at every from the birth of the universe to possibility of life outside of our own solar system. It has been an interesting journey, and since this class is coming to end I figure we take a moment to look at how the universe itself will die. Like … Continue reading The End Continue reading

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The aliens in Starcraft.

When it comes to how creative and bright people are at imagining aliens in the universe, some people would think of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Alien: Covenant. In these creative movies, some aliens are portrayed as gross, primitive monsters that kill and eat humans while others are portrayed as friendly, intelligent creatures. About 20 years ago, … Continue reading The aliens in Starcraft. Continue reading

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Interesting facts about Fermi Paradox

In respect to one of the most controversial question, “whether extraterrestrial lives exist in the universe,” we often assume there is high probability that such alien lives exist somewhere. Because there are 70 sextillion stars and numerous earth-like planets along with the stars in the observable universe, we often think that some intelligent forms of … Continue reading Interesting facts about Fermi Paradox Continue reading

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Blog 8: In Space Manufacturing

Over the past two semesters I have been working on an engineering senior design project. My team and I have been working for the Marshall Space Flight Center on one of NASA’s ongoing missions to develop in space manufacturing capabilities. The International Space Station currently houses approximately 29,000 pounds of spares in storage. Historically, 95% … Continue reading Blog 8: In Space Manufacturing Continue reading

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Our Solar System– On Earth

Two weeks ago, I was in Gainesville, Florida when I saw the solar system pass me by as I drove down the street. I was so excited to spot a solar system model because I thought the only model that existed in the country was at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Spotting this solar … Continue reading Our Solar System– On Earth Continue reading

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Is there life out there?

In 2016, there was a study that stated that many other planets throughout the universe have probably hosted intelligent life before earth did. The study claims that, even if you claim that the chance of an evolved civilization on a planet was one in a trillion, that means that what happened on earth would have … Continue reading Is there life out there? Continue reading

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First Contact and a Spin of the Wheel

Are we alone in the universe? This question has fascinated both scientists and philosophers alike for centuries and although we have not yet found life on other planets, sheer probability alone tells life must exist outside of Earth. If any of this life is intelligent, further questions arise. We’ve sent messages to other worlds through … Continue reading First Contact and a Spin of the Wheel Continue reading

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