is it all over? Is heroic exploration now only past tense? Possibly. But I suspect that the banality of a world lacking in secrets -- a globe whose every acre can be perused with the click of a mouse -- is only a temporary setback.
People, like asteroids, are set on a path by those early forces and continue on that path throughout their lives, for better or worse, unless other forces alter its course. And, like asteroids, we are often unaware of the course we are on or what propels us down that path.
Let's use the $38 billion Congress wants to flush down the toilet of history to save NASA by funding useful programs that will actually open the frontier and get the agency back to exploring almost right away.
The shuttle program ended this week just as we celebrated the 42nd anniversary of Apollo. It is poetic and yet sad. It also begs the question, what ne...
The asteroid Apophis might crash into the Earth on April 13, 2036. NASA says that the chance of impact is slim, but actor Bruce Willis is counting on it.
The US space program is in the midst of a historic revolution. The White House's plan to hand over low Earth orbit activities to the rising US commerc...
God wants to give us a chance; those were just warning life-killing boulders of rage and rock hurled near us at incredible speed. But the message is clear: either stop Glenn Beck and Kelsey Grammer, or suffer the consequences.
Thanks to serendipity, we have visited a brand new world few had even known was out there. Cool.
The proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal is like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth: It's huge, it's widely destructive and if it slams into ou...
This one-minute video excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute.
Huge asteroids silently slip past the earth with chilling regularity; a major blow is highly probable.
The Hale-Bopp comet was discovered only two years before its passage by Earth, not nearly enough time to divert the comet. So much for the Deep Impact scenario.
Franck Marchis joined the SETI Institute as a Principal Investigator or lead scientist in 2007. He is also an assistant research Astronomer at the University of California Berkeley.
A computer video circulating the internet has rekindled fears that an asteroid will hit Earth and send mankind the way of the brontosaurus. Based on NASA projections, there is indeed a chance of this.
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