Billions And Billions Of Planets

January 14, 2012 Space Leave a comment

It wasn’t long ago when the people of Earth believed they were the center of the universe, that the sun revolved around our planet. We were a singular, solitary world. A special place in a sea of nothingness. It wasn’t even until the early 1990s that we confirmed the discovery ...

Photo: A New Volcanic Island Forms In The Red Sea

January 13, 2012 Science

New satellite images taken by the Advanced Land Imager show the formation of a new volcanic island 40 miles (60 km) off the coast of Yemen. The island is being formed by lava from the eruption of an undersea volcano, which began in December: “A new island is forming in ...

On The Geology Of Iceland

January 10, 2012 Science

The characters in Jules Verne’s A Journey To The Center Of The Earth begin their perilous voyage in Iceland, where they descend into Snæfellsjökull, a 700,000 year old extinct stratovolcano. It’s no doubt an incredible piece of fiction, complete with great dinosaur battles and ancient giants with little basis in ...

A Minecraft Sunrise

Herobrine: The Phantom Doppelganger Of Minecraft

January 8, 2012 Entertainment

Let me tell you a story about Herobrine. If you’ve never played Minecraft, it’s a game of relatively endless possibilities. What began as nothing more than virtual LEGOs has evolved into one of the best sandboxes ever created, selling over 4.5 million copies. You can build, fight, excavate, explore. You’re ...

The Phobos-Grunt Probe Comes Home Early

January 6, 2012 Space

Russia’s Phobos-Grunt probe hasn’t fared well in space since it launched in November. It was stranded as soon as it reached Earth’s orbit, and now appears to be falling backwards. Unable to make the trip to Mars, Phobos-Grunt will return to Earth later this month, perhaps around January 16. So ...

Mars Gale Crater

Has President Obama Traveled To Mars?

January 5, 2012 L'Absurde

At the age of 19, President Barack Obama went by the name of Barry Soetero, and he had been to Mars. At least, that’s what two self-proclaimed “chrononauts” are alleging. Andrew D. Basiago and William Stillings are claiming that President Obama was part of a top secret DARPA operation in ...