We’re Going to Miss Those Incredible Pictures of the Saturnian System

September 15, 2017 – I imagine for the scientists wed to NASA’s Cassini mission, saying goodbye to the robot spacecraft had to be hard. The images and data delivered represent ... Continue Reading →

Large Hadron Collider is Revealing Antimatter Secrets

August  24, 2017 – It sounds like science fiction every time a physicist starts talking about antimatter. That’s the stuff that when combined with matter could annihilate ... Continue Reading →

In Diminished Sunlight Yesterday I Pondered Why an Eclipse Moves in the Opposite Direction of the Sun and Moon

August 22, 2017 – I don’t know what the solar eclipse experience was like where you live, but here in Toronto we had a beautifully clear day and unlike Donald Trump, I chose ... Continue Reading →

Want to Save the Planet from Aliens? Become a Planetary Protection Officer for NASA

August 3, 2017 – The 21st century will have job winners and losers. We know that automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence will impact traditional jobs while creating ... Continue Reading →

SpaceX Rethinks Dragon 2.0, Red Dragon and Mars Colonization

July 31, 2017 – SpaceX has proven itself in many ways in the last year. The frequency of launches, the successful return of first stage boosters, their reuse, and the reuse of ... Continue Reading →

Moon is Wetter Than Previously Thought

July 29, 2017 – Before the latest revelations about water on the Moon, we were told that the best place to find it was at the bottom of craters located at the poles. But now it ... Continue Reading →

Habitat Being Built by NASA for Planned Lunar Orbit Deep Space Gateway

July 26, 2017 – NASA continues to have aspirations to develop a Deep Space network which includes a habitat in permanent lunar orbit. So the agency has looked in its closet of ... Continue Reading →

Luxembourg Passes Space Resource Appropriation Law

July 17, 2017 – Appropriation is another word for exploitation. And it seems that the original intent of humanity in addressing the international use of outer space is quickly ... Continue Reading →

Can Time Run Backwards? Introducing Retrocausality

July 12, 2017 – Getting the quantum world to align with Einstein’s theory of relativity has always caused headaches for physicists. Where quantum theory explains how the ... Continue Reading →

Martian Surface Inhospitable to Earth Microbes Say Scientists

July 10, 2017 – This is a good news, bad news story. The good news is any biology that hitchhikes on Mars landers and rovers probably stands no chance of survival on the surface ... Continue Reading →