The Story of Mars

“Mars once was wet and fertile. It’s now bone dry. Something bad happened on Mars. I want to know what happened on Mars so that we may prevent it from happening here on Earth.” –Neil deGrasse Tyson Oh, it’s true alright, something bad did once happen on Mars. And although there isn’t any real danger … Read moreThe Story of Mars

Missions to Mars and Nuclear Fusion

“We are much closer today to being able to send humans to Mars than we were to being able to send men to the moon in 1961, and we were there eight years later. Given the will, we could have humans on Mars within a decade.” –Robert Zubrin Of all the planets in the Solar … Read moreMissions to Mars and Nuclear Fusion

Weekend Diversion: The Methuselah of Mars

“In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it.” –John Archibald Wheeler Sometimes, things get difficult. Sometimes, there are challenges you have to face that you never even expected, much less were prepared for. And sometimes, it seems like there’s no point in even holding on to hope that things will get better. … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Methuselah of Mars

With All The Suffering in the World, Why Invest in Science?

“I am looking at the future with concern, but with good hope.” –Albert Schweitzer As you all know, the most ambitious interplanetary mission ever attempted — Mars Science Laboratory — successfully landed its Curiosity rover on Mars earlier this week. Last night, I had the opportunity to go on my local news and speak a … Read moreWith All The Suffering in the World, Why Invest in Science?

This is why we must invest in ourselves!

“We are much closer today to being able to send humans to Mars than we were to being able to send men to the moon in 1961, and we were there eight years later. Given the will, we could have humans on Mars within a decade.” –Robert Zubrin This is what we can accomplish when … Read moreThis is why we must invest in ourselves!

43 years later, we're seven minutes away from a second giant leap forward.

“The achievements of Apollo were so bold and our subsequent efforts so timid that the energy of those years seems like a youthful dream.” –Buzz Aldrin 43 years ago today, humanity took our first steps on another world, venturing nearly 400,000 kilometers from home and walking on the surface of the Moon. Of course, what … Read more43 years later, we're seven minutes away from a second giant leap forward.

I Know What You Did Last Winter

“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo” –Eminem Here on Earth, a cold, frozen winter lasts three months, with the Sun’s rays pointed a maximum … Read moreI Know What You Did Last Winter

Whose world is it, anyway?

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” –Mark Twain So, you’ve been around a while, seen all sorts of things, and learned an awful lot about the world, solar system and Universe that we live in. But how well do you know it, … Read moreWhose world is it, anyway?

It's hard to leave this world

“Some prophecies are self-fulfilling But I’ve had to work for all of mine Better times will come to me, God willing Cause I can’t leave this world behind” –Josh Ritter You sure can’t leave this world behind. At least, not very easily. The reason for it, of course, is gravity. Here on the surface of … Read moreIt's hard to leave this world