Category Archives: beyond earth

Is anybody out there?

As the existence of alien life seems to becoming increasingly less fictional and more realistically possible, there is a group of scientists who want to send a series of powerful messages into outer space to any living organism that might be able to … Continue reading

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What do mystics experience?

For thousands of years, there have been mystics who describe an experience of a transcendent reality that most humans beings do not have.  In different cultures and religions, this experience takes various forms, but they all seem to revolve around a loss of a sense … Continue reading

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9Spitch

The BBC is hosting a stargazing programme asking amateur astronomers to find galaxies in far outer space.  An engineer living in England, Zbigniew ‘Zbish’ Chetnik, has an observatory in his garden at home, and was the first person to spot a … Continue reading

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How big is the universe?

The universe as we know it in space and time began about 13.7 billion years ago.  That’s a very very long time, but at least it’s a compact number that, with a little effort, most of us can at least … Continue reading

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I thought that I had written the shortest book on all of time in 6 chunks and 86 events. But I am humbled by Marc Brecy who has condensed 13+ billion years into a two-minute video.   It’s impressive. All … Continue reading

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A little problem in space

At current speeds of space travel, it would take humans several hundred years to reach the closest known habitable planet outside our solar system.  That seemed to suggest that if Homo sapiens is going to colonize a planet beyond our … Continue reading

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Mars Menus

Right now there are two privately funded manned-missions planned to set out for Mars.  One is set to leave in 2018, the other in 2023.  They are unlikely to be the only departures for Mars in the next decade. At … Continue reading

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