What type of species are we? Seriously – think about this for a moment. Are we the type of species that could, knowing full well life existed elsewhere in the galaxy, resist the temptation to meddle? Almost all of our explorations throughout history have been with the express purpose of finding and returning with something […]

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Over the last several days I’ve been playing around with a number of cosmological principles which have lead me to an interesting potential theory of the universe that may be a bit more palatable then some of the current theory which is out there today. What started me down this course was the idea of […]

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Like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack – the search for extrasolar planets is proving to be more difficult than previously thought. For decades researchers have believed that there was a solar sweet spot within star systems that was crucial for the water to exist in a liquid form – a prerequisite for […]

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CNN reported today that the Kepler telescope has already made a remarkable discovery. A planet with an atmosphere and surface temperatures near 4000F spinning around its sun in 2.2 days with one side always facing towards its star. Now that has to be one heck of a big planet because what I find incredible about […]

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CNN reports today about NASA’s mid-life crisis and the agency having lost its way. In truth I feel that the lack of vision is not characteristic of a failure on NASA’s part to develop strategic policy but rather a lack of vision on the part of America‘s top administration to recognize the value such contribution […]

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So here is a scary thought: Asteroid 2007 TU24 was discovered on October 11, 2007 and it was only determined on January 24th, 2008 to not be a threat. What is the problem here? The closest approach to Earth of this object was calculated to be just 5 days later. Now I don’t know about […]

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