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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Flat Earth Neil deGrasse Tyson and Flat Earth

Also saw an awful NY Post article about this trying to debunk his debunking, because irony or something?

Watching Star Wars The Way It Was Meant To Be Seen...In Space! Watching Star Wars The Way It Was Meant To Be Seen...In Space!

The current crew of the International Space Station got to watch The Last Jedi without the distraction of crying kids or floors sticky with spilled soda. Just another reason to become an astronaut if you needed one.

Missions to go boldly into the future Missions to go boldly into the future

The other day, my attention was caught by a flag for a show called Missions on Amazon’s sub-channel Shudder. The description was very spartan, but today the Beeb have announced they will be airing it on BBC Four next year. The ten-part series hails from France and is the channel’s first international drama acquisition…

So You Want to Watch a Star Trek Parody TV Show, Huh? So You Want to Watch a Star Trek Parody TV Show, Huh?

So The Orville is getting a lot of flak from critics for not being the Star Trek parody that it was advertised as, but rather just...Star Trek with some jokes. io9 even had a list of five science fiction comedies they thought were better than The Orville. They just left one out, the one that made the most sense: Quark…

Would we know if an alien spacecraft enters the Solar System? Would we know if an alien spacecraft enters the Solar System?

It seems likely that alien life has evolved somewhere in the Galaxy, given that there may be billions of habitable planets, and many of these may have existed for billions of years. If just one species in the whole of the Galaxy were able to explore using self-replicating spacecraft, then they might be able to place…

A Sonnet for Cassini A Sonnet for Cassini

On April 20, 2017, NASA released this photo from the Cassini-Huygens probe.

Watch Russia's Astromech Unerringly Shoot a Whole Wall of Targets Like It's Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing Watch Russia's Astromech Unerringly Shoot a Whole Wall of Targets Like It's Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing

Over at Mashable, there’s a good article about Russia’s ISS-bound space robot being shown off via its extra-added ability to “double fist lethal hand cannons”. It’s the “perfect” way for the Russians to show off its complex motor function skills and software by having it blast away with unnerving accuracy. Yes, it…

Soviet Space Posters were Cool Soviet Space Posters were Cool

but so was Siberia.

Kyiv is getting ready for Cosmonautics Day Kyiv is getting ready for Cosmonautics Day

which we traditionally celebrate on April 12.

Planetary formation and the probability of other civilisations existing in the universe Planetary formation and the probability of other civilisations existing in the universe

The fact that a civilised species arose so early in the history of the universe means there’s a 92% chance that another civilised species will arise somewhere in the observable universe before planets stop forming altogether.

How aliens could use lasers for both communication and cloaking How aliens could use lasers for both communication and cloaking

In a paper published in MNRAS last year, astronomers David Kipping and Alex Teachey showed how we could cloak the Earth using lasers. We could also do the opposite, and use lasers to broadcast our presence. If we can do this, then presumably any other intelligent, technologically advanced species can do this too.

Solar sails and ancient aliens Solar sails and ancient aliens

Scientists at Harvard University have recently suggested that intelligent life forms in another galaxy may have used interstellar spacecraft billions of years ago. Their paper, co-authored by Manasvi Lingam and Abraham Loeb and entitled ‘Fast Radio Bursts from Extragalactic Light Sails’, has just been published…

Abandoned dream of open space Abandoned dream of open space

This is a video from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from which the Soviet Union used to launch its space ships — and Russia continues to try to repeat the feat.

International Space Station Superheroes International Space Station Superheroes

The current crew of the International Space Station strike their superhero poses for a group shot (alien creature taking the photo not shown). But can they do a three-point landing?

2017 Missions Calendar 2017 Missions Calendar

For several years, I have been making a free calendar that tracks each Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo mission in “real-time” across the calendar days. Included in the time-lines are all the major activities of each mission, like EVAs.

OMG! What kind of mad science is happening on the ISS? OMG! What kind of mad science is happening on the ISS?

What is NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson doing to poor French astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station?

Space pie goes sky high Space pie goes sky high

Hey up! It’s enough to make Hacker T. Dog blush with pride! It’s a meat product, it’s from Wigan - and it has been into space. The pie in the sky is looking at you.

American Space Legend John Glenn Has Died at 95 American Space Legend John Glenn Has Died at 95

John Glenn, an aviation legend and the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, died this afternoon at the age of 95.

Goodbye Alpha Centauri, Hello Rigil Kentaurus Goodbye Alpha Centauri, Hello Rigil Kentaurus

The International Astronomical Union simplified the designations of several stars that have multiple name variations. One of those stars is nearby Alpha Centauri which is now officially known by an older name - Rigil Kentaurus (meaning “foot of the centaur”).

Stephen Hawking: New Planet Must Be Colonized within 1000 Years for Humanity to Avoid Extinction Stephen Hawking: New Planet Must Be Colonized within 1000 Years for Humanity to Avoid Extinction

“Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. By that time we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.”

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