Category: Space

NASA's Alien Invasion

Could NASA’s Space Escapades Lead To Alien Invasion?

August 17, 2017 Space Leave a comment

Scientists are beginning to wonder: Was it really such a good idea to give aliens maps leading back to Earth? They’re talking about the pulsar maps, created by astronomer Frank Drake, that were included with the Golden Records and Pioneer Plaques we launched into space back in the 1970s. Drake, ...

Image: S. Epps & M. Hudson / University of Waterloo

Scientists Capture “First Image” of Dark Matter Connecting Galaxies

April 13, 2017 Space

Dark matter makes up about 25% of the universe, and yet we can’t see it. It doesn’t reflect or absorb light, and therefore has avoided visual observation ever since it was first hypothesized way back in the early 1900s. Researchers at the University of Waterloo, however, may have just changed ...

Virtual Reality and Space Exploration

Virtual Reality and the Future of Space Exploration

June 7, 2016 Space

At Pax Prime 2012, Dr. Jeff Norris of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory gave a surprisingly emotional presentation, during which he shared his view of how space exploration may look in the future. He spoke of real-life holodecks and robotic avatars — a future in which we’ll all play a role ...