Was Russia’s Phobos-Grunt Probe Assassinated?

The Phobos-Grunt Probe, as I’ve already mentioned, will be returning to Earth in a fiery hellstorm of shrapnel in a few days. Don’t panic: It shouldn’t be anything to worry about. The Roscosmos space agency, otherwise known as the Russian Federal Space Agency, is predicting it will splashdown peacefully in the Indian Ocean. But that’s …

The Search For Alien Worlds Continues

In our quest for life beyond Earth, have we been looking in the right places? As human beings, we are carbon-based lifeforms living on a, let’s be honest, relatively temperate planet ideally situated within our solar system to sustain biological life. We’ve got the works: Water, breathable oxygen, light from the sun. It’s perfect. But …