Monday, December 11, 2017

Intellectual Infrastructure

There are many challenges to overcome-- scientific, technological, financial, political-- before we colonize Mars.

Legal questions of sovereignty, jurisdiction, property rights, and commercial rights all have to be answered, as well.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Boeing CEO Dennis Mullenberg responded to Elon Musk, saying he was confident the first person to set foot on Mars will fly there on a Boeing rocket.

We'll see.

Friday, December 8, 2017


Elon Musk is challenging Boeing to beat him in putting humans on Mars.
Musk plans to start colonizing Mars in 2024.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Researchers have found a world 111 light years away that could harbor life.  It's called K2-18b.

K2-18b is a super-Earth that orbits in the habitable zone of a red dwarf.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Big Bang Questioned

A new paper suggests the universe did not begin with the Big Bang, but has been expanding and contracting forever.

There is no physical evidence to choose either theory.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


The conclusion of a new study strengthens the case for plate tectonics on Europa.

That, in turn, strengthens the case for life in Europa's subsurface ocean.

Monday, December 4, 2017


Thousands of people all over the world over decades have told stories of being abducted by aliens.  Most offer no proof, but the narratives are often consistent down to details.

Should these people, therefore, be believed, at least as far as investigating their claims?  So far, the mainstream media has largely ignored them.