Survey of 3,240 Americans Crystal Balls the Future and What We Will See

November 18, 2017 – Considering how disinformation and alternative facts have become mainstream in America these days, this survey done by Fluent, a New York City-based market ... Continue Reading →

How to Mine an Asteroid and Get Filthy Rich Doing It

October 24, 2017 – Georgia Davies at Pink Frog Publications sent me this infographic about asteroid mining. Although this sounds like pure fantasy, companies here on Earth are ... Continue Reading →

Nanosats and ESAILs: Novel Ways to Explore Our Solar System

October 20, 2017 – It appears this week that I am being consumed by outer space with this my third posting in a row focused on exploring the Solar System. Unlike the previous ... Continue Reading →

A Future Place to Settle the Moon May Have Been Found by Japanese Space Agency

October 19, 2017 – If humans are to return to the Moon to stay then the environmental challenges and hazards these first colonizers will face are many. Solar eruptions and cosmic ... Continue Reading →

What If We Go to Mars and Find Out It Is Already Inhabited?

October 17, 2017 – Elon Musk wants humanity to establish itself on a second planet and he has focused on Mars as the most likely candidate. But what Musk doesn’t talk about ... Continue Reading →

Two New Visions for Humans on Mars

September 29, 2017 – At the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, this week, SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, and one of his corporate rivals, Lockheed Martin ... Continue Reading →

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 →