Spotlight; Astronomer Frank Drake and The Drake Equation

  Astronomer Frank Drake, born in 1930, the same year Neil Armstrong was born, is one of the most famous and admired Astronomers of the late 20th century. He is best known for the ground breaking Drake equation but has also been involved in a number of other successful projects. Career At a young age, … Continue reading Spotlight; Astronomer Frank Drake and The Drake Equation

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Titan; A Sci Fi-Esque Moon Beckons Explorers

  Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the solar system, just might be the most 'alien' yet, 'earth-like' world that science currently knows. There are so many elements of this world that make it a priority destination in space exploration but it's competition for projects and funding, grows every … Continue reading Titan; A Sci Fi-Esque Moon Beckons Explorers

Europa, An Alluring Destination

The ice covered Europa, one of the 79 known moons of Jupiter and the sixth largest moon in the Solar System, has captured the attention of scientists for decades. It is currently thought, that this unsuspecting world, may play host to some form of extraterrestrial life. Expedition Overview As our present knowledge suggests, imagining traveling … Continue reading Europa, An Alluring Destination

The Anomaly Of Fairfield, Iowa

  I can remember it like it was yesterday. June 6, 2013. The day I learned Transcendental meditation. I had been desiring to learn the esoteric technique ever since reading about the practice in a college credit, sociology course in High School. Brought to the West by Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a movement was … Continue reading The Anomaly Of Fairfield, Iowa

Human Origins; Neanderthals and Language

Were Homo sapiens the first Hominids to have the ability to communicate with complex speech? It’s an elaborate and difficult question to answer. The relevance of whether or not Humans were the first to communicate with complex speech is however, a monumental question in our evolutionary history because language is something that separates us from … Continue reading Human Origins; Neanderthals and Language

“Mars Aint Easy.” The Challenge of Sending Humans to The Red Planet

    On November 26, 2018, NASA achieved another millstone with successfully completing the landing of the InSight Rover. To date, NASA and the United States are the only agency and country, to land on the fourth planet from the sun. This latest accomplishment is no doubt exciting and a prime example of what could … Continue reading “Mars Aint Easy.” The Challenge of Sending Humans to The Red Planet

Where should the focus be in Exploring The Solar System?

It has long been held that a manned mission to Mars is and should be Humanity's next big step in space exploration. The red planet has captivated our imagination for a long time, especially since Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli mistakenly called a network of dark areas he observed on Mars, 'canals.' The intrigue and beckoning … Continue reading Where should the focus be in Exploring The Solar System?

Michio Kaku’s “The Future of Humanity”

  The renowned and brilliant Physicist, Michio Kaku lays out an astonishing and mind blowing future for Humanity in his book "The Future of Humanity." This book makes bold predictions on how the continuing advancement of science will not only take Humanity to the stars but could also change who we are as a species … Continue reading Michio Kaku’s “The Future of Humanity”