Category: Technology

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The Reason We’ve Never Found Intelligent Life Might be Because We Are Already Going Extinct

The Fermi Paradox The Milky Way Galaxy alone is home to between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, and each is potentially orbited by planets. There are probably at least 2 trillion galaxies like ours in the observable universe, each one populated by trillions of planets orbiting hundreds of billions...

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An Astronomer Has a Plan to Use The Sun’s Gravity to Channel Video From The Stars

New research has demonstrated the feasibility of a rather creative solution to the challenge of sending large amounts of data over interstellar distances; we could use the Sun’s gravity. The same lensing effect that has allowed astronomers to see galaxies at the edge of the Universe would also focus streams of information...

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Snake Rovers Might Take Us Below The Martian Surface

Human space exploration is going to kick into high gear in the coming decades. Within the inner Solar System alone, missions are being planned that will see robotic explorers and crews sent to Near Earth Objects (NEOs), back to the Moon, and even on to Mars. Beyond that, there are...

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ESA Moves Forward on Gravitational Wave and Exoplanet Missions

The European Space Agency has selected an ambitious space-based gravitational-wave observatory as its next large space science mission, scheduled for launch by 2034. ESA announced June 20 that its Science Program Committee has formally selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission for development as the third large, or “L3,”...