Cassini: The end of an Era

On Friday, the Cassini Spacecraft is due to Dive in to the Atmosphere of Saturn, bringing to an end one of the longest and most successful voyages of Space exploration ever undertaken by Mankind. Launched in 1997, it has spent the last 13 years investigating one of our Solar Systems most enigmatic planets (The journey... Continue Reading →

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No Money for Mars? What?

This is beginning to read like a Soap Opera. NASA has turned around and admitted that their current budget might not allow them to achieve their goals of a 2030 presence on the red Planet (They do state that their budget might increase in the future, but who's to know?) The biggest stumbling block right... Continue Reading →

Cities of the Future (1)

In my last post I mentioned that there wasn't much going on in the way of developing technologies that would enable us to live on or under the Oceans. It appears I was wrong, as a team of Dutch Engineers has designed a prototype floating city, and are currently seeking funding to develop their idea into... Continue Reading →

The Extinction of the Species?

I read recently that Stephen Hawking is going to host a BBC documentary, highlighting why mankind needs to have colonised a new world within the next 100 years - he believes we'll face certain extinction if we haven't made it off-planet by then. While some might see this as a bit over-dramatic, i think he... Continue Reading →

Is there anyone out there?!

So, there's a new, potentially habitable, planet out there, only 40 Light-years away. Practically touching distance, galactically speaking. Add this to the 7 Trappist planets that NASA announced a couple of months ago, and we have a veritable feast of potential new and habitable worlds right on our doorstep. Or not, as it were. Let's... Continue Reading →

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