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Space Colonization Update

The space odyssey of 2001 never came to pass. The Jetsons were just a cartoon. Nonetheless, some people are still trying to create human colonies somewhere off the Earth. There’s a lot to do for people who want to make these colonies a reality.

So, what are the aspiring space colonists up to? Not [...]

Government Shutdown An Elaborate Coverup Of Plastic-Loving, Car-Driving Aliens On Titan

Another “lapse” in government security over research into extraterrestrial technology goes right down the memory hole. [...]

Can We Put A National Park On The Moon?

Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Donna Edwards and Eddie Bernice Johnson submitted H.R. 2617, a bill that would, if passed into law, create a new National Historical Park – on the Moon. It would be called the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park.

Can we do that? Doesn’t a National Park by definition have to be [...]

Group In Congress Wants To Force Spending On A Moon Colony

Outer space is nearly infinite. It isn’t as if Portugal will gain all the mineral rights to other planets if the United States waits a while. [...]

Newt Gingrich for President of the Moon

Newt Gingrich wants to be President so that he can build home for himself on the Moon? Fine. Let’s give it to him. Only, let’s not make him President of the United States of America. Let’s make Newt Gingrich President of the Moon, and then have the Russians ship him off on a Soyuz rocket to serve out his term there, in a capsule on the side of the crater, the ruler of all he can see. [...]

Creationist Fundamentalists Get Unreal With Universal Facts

Someone has apparently decided to send me literature from the fundamentalist Christian American Family Association; the AFA Journal has begun arriving at my house. The January 2010 issue features a Nazi flag on the front cover, with the caption “The Evil Lives In Secularism” below. It only gets stranger on the inside. In his monthly [...]

I Love Hubble: NGC6302

This is so cool. Click on the thumbnail to see an exploding star.

It’s not just a pretty picture, either. This picture, one of the first taken by the Hubble Space Telescope since its successful refurbishing, contains useful data on temperature and composition collected by the new Wide Field Camera 3 to help scientists [...]