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Is Climate Change a Great Filter?

24th Jul, 2018

Astronomers from the University of Rochester has recently published a paper that studies whether a civilization on the level of ours could survive self-imposed changes to the planet’s climate due to rapidly expanding technological progress.

Kepler/K2 Mission Coming to an End

11th Jul, 2018

As Kepler/K2 runs low on critical hydrazine fuel, NASA has put Kepler spacecraft in safe mode until August 2 2018

NASA Juno Mission Extended

10th Jul, 2018

In this episode, NASA extends Juno’s mission to Jupiter, a mission that has shown us some amazing features of the largest planet in our solar system and is also teaching us a lot about what lies beneath those stunning cloud formations.

New JWST Launch Date, Budget Set By NASA

28th Jun, 2018

In this episode, the verdict is in. After reading and responding to the independent review of the JWST mission, NASA announced today a new launch date and an updated cost analysis. It looks like JWST will launch on March 30, 2021

Alternative Explanation For KBO Orbits Doesn't Need Planet 9

13th Jun, 2018

We've been looking for planet 9 but haven't found it yet. Perhaps it isn't there? New ideas for what may be causing strange KBO orbits in outer solar system.

Electric Dark Matter?

6th Jun, 2018

Is it possible that dark matter, or at least some of it, has an electric charge? That would explain a lot if it did.