How Close Are We to Mining in Space?

How Close Are We to Mining in Space?

Some say humanity’s future as a space-faring species is just around the corner. But realistically, how are we going to get there? The answer is asteroids. These seemingly unimpressive lumps of rock could actually be the intergalactic pit stops for exploring the universe. They have the potential to become cosmic gas stations and the building…

The Van Allen Belts Are Lethal, This Is How Astronauts Fly Through Them

The Van Allen Belts Are Lethal, This Is How Astronauts Fly Through Them

There’s an invisible, magnetic force field surrounding our planet, protecting us from harmful solar wind that could annihilate Earth. But, this protective blanket is also a swirling ring full of deadly radiation. And to leave Earth’s atmosphere, astronauts have to pass through it. The Van Allen belts are rings of energetically charged particles that have…

The True Science of Parallel Universes

The True Science of Parallel Universes

Everyone loves the idea of parallel universes – maybe it’s the appeal of an ideal world where you have second chances and things turn out differently – an alternate reality where you do get into Hogwarts and the Star Wars prequels aren’t made and you finally plug in your asymmetric computer cord correctly on the…