Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Sagan

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Just how little we are

This image of the Earth rising over the moon was taken with the LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera) Wide Angle Camera stationed on the moon’s surface.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Photo of Earth from Mars

NASA posted this photo of the Earth and Moon taken by the Curiosity Rover on Mars. These are incredible times we live in.

From Mars, the Earth looks like a star in the sky

From Mars, the Earth looks like a star in the sky

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Close up of Moon & Earth

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ten quadrillion years into the future…


Great info-graphic at the BBC: Timeline of the far future. Hopefully, by then humanity will have transcended into a more durable machine form.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Saturn as you’ve never seen it

Taken from the Cassini spacecraft

Monday, August 5, 2013

Fantastic Space Station Concepts from the 70s


I’ve always been fascinated by these concepts. True world building.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spaceship 2 and the moon


Imagine looking up to sky and seeing this.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Elon Musk REALLY wants to colonize Mars


Key things needed for his vision to succeed are reusable rockets, willing (and wealthy) volunteers, and a collaborating government to foot some of the bill.

“Some money has to be spent on establishing a base on Mars. It’s about getting the basic fundamentals in place,” Musk said. “That was true of the English colonies [in the Americas]; it took a significant expense to get things started. But once there are regular Mars flights, you can get the cost down to half a million dollars for someone to move to Mars. Then I think there are enough people who would buy that to have it be a reasonable business case.”

Warp drive: how and when?


IO9 has a detailed article with an interview of physicist Harold White, who a few months ago at the 100 year starship symposium, revealed that the energy requirements for an Alcubierre warp drive capable of 2-4 week trip to the closest star system, Alpha Centauri. Here’s a quote I thought was compelling:

“In late 1942, humanity activated the first nuclear reactor in Chicago generating a whopping half Watt β€” not enough to power a light bulb,” he said. “However, just under one year later, we activated a ~4MW reactor which is enough to power a small town. Existence proof is important.”

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Exotic propulsion concepts

Future anti-gravity ship?

Centauri Dreams has published a story detailing some exotic propulsion concepts proposed by the likes of Arthur C. Clarke and Clifford Singer.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Mars discovery “is gonna be one for the history books”


We won’t know what it is for a couple of weeks, but I have to imagine it has something to do with finding some evidence of organic compounds or even past life on Mars.

Newly discovered super-exo-planet is 13 times bigger than Jupiter


This gigantic planet was directly imaged by astronomers in Hawaii using the Subaru Telescope. I have to imagine that there are some Earth sized moons orbiting this behemoth.

Monday, November 19, 2012

All we need to do is find two neutron stars in close proximity


Freeman Dyson came up with some extreme gravitational maneuvers that could accelerate a space vessel to .27c. All we need to do is locate a binary star system made up of two neutron stars. Easy peasy.

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