Fast radio bursts are strange things, but they aren’t likely to be caused by aliens.
The Breakthrough Starshot project plans to send small spacecraft to Proxima Centauri, and it could use the light of Alpha Centauri it get there.
To Boldly Go
If you’re the captain of a starship exploring the galaxy, how do you find your way home?
Size Matters Not
The Death Star appears huge in a new poster for Rogue One. Could a death star actually appear so large in real life?
Everybody Kills Hitler On Their First Trip
When it comes to time travel, everyone kills Hitler on their first trip.
Back To The Future Is Easy – It’s Back To The Past That’s Hard
As far as time travel is concerned, making the journey from 1985 to 2015 is easy.
The Science Behind ‘The Martian’ Hermes Spacecraft
In The Martian, journeys to Mars are made possible through a large spacecraft known as the Hermes. While the Hermes is a work of fiction, it’s based in well established science.
No Makeup Selfie
For Interstellar, scientists created an accurate view of a black hole. How much the science reached the screen?
Stringing You Along
A cosmic string is a very long (possibly as long as the diameter of the visible universe), very thin (less than the width of a proton) high-density object formed during the early moments of the big bang. You can see a rendering of such a string in the image above. There is a reason why it appears next to the starship Enterprise. Both of them are science fiction.
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