The Sci-Fi Files – Alien Megastructures

Some years ago, mankind found out how to find planets round other stars and this is done by measuring the light of a star and watching for a dip in the light that occurs when a planet (mainly a large one like Jupiter) passes in front of it. This can reduce the light of the... Continue Reading →

In Universe made up of Empty Space – What are we?

Atoms - there's not much to them in the first place, measures in something like picometres and consisting of a core of protons and / or neutrons with electron shells around it. but when you consider that atoms are about 99.9999999999996% empty space that makes you think. A hydrogen atom is about 99.9999999999996% empty space. Put another... Continue Reading →

Poseidon

Drip.Drip.Drip."Oh here's another leak." The young woman pointed, stopping and looking back."Dammit." The deep voice of a man replied. "Have we got any buckets left?""Just the one." The young woman replied, she help it up to the man. Both of them looked disheveled and tired. Their white pressure suits looking far from white with dirt... Continue Reading →

News | NASA Says Goodbye to One of Agency’s Great Observatories

One of NASA's four Great Observatories, Spitzer launched on Aug. 25, 2003, and has studied the cosmos in infrared light. Its breathtaking images have revealed the beauty of the infrared universe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghnnbMWVtWU#action=share Spitzer made some of the first studies of exoplanet atmospheres (atmospheres of planets around stars other than our Sun). It confirmed two and discovered five of the seven Earth-size exoplanets around the... Continue Reading →

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