This post explains the idea of a warp drive, the problems associated with the classic construction of one and a new formulation which now makes warp drives possible without breaking the laws of physics.
A post thinking about the future of human civilisation and the biggest risks facing the long term survival of our species.
A short post discussing the possible existence of intermediate mass black holes and why we want to find them.
Today we bring together black holes and exoplanets to fantasise over the ultimate solar system with a dark twist.
To mark their 40th anniversary, we tell the story of the Voyager missions. Twin spacecrafts launched in 1977 that have travelled further than any human object, out into the depths of interstellar space and are still reaching for the stars.
The science behind the spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis a.k.a Northern Lights. This mystical display of colours may be better left to childhood imagination but in the name of science we shall explain its true origin.
Prior to 1992 not a single exoplanet was known to exist. Now, here we sit having discovered 3,537 exoplanets in 2,653 planetary systems. Today we explore these strange new worlds.
This post examines the Fermi Paradox which asks the question, where is everyone in this vast universe? Why have we received no signs of extraterrestrial life when we scour the night skies?… Where are all the aliens?
Today we talk about SpaceX’s plans to send humans to Mars and make us an interplanetary species. I write this post after attending Elon Musk’s talk at the 2016 International Aeronautical Congress in Mexico.
This is one of my favourite questions simply because it just makes you feel so insignificant. In a good way. An average person spends much of their life deriving value […]