Guide to Space

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XII: What is the Waterworlds Hypothesis?

Is it possible that the reason we haven't heard from any aliens is because there's too much water out there?

21 hours ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XI: What is the Transcension Hypothesis

Could it be that the reason we haven't heard from any aliens is because they transcended and aren't interested in…

2 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” X: What is the Firstborn Hypothesis?

In this latest instalment, we explore the possibility that humanity is an early arrival to the Universe, and that intelligent…

2 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” IX: What is the Brief Window Hypothesis?

In this latest installment in our Fermi series, we take a look at the possibility that advanced civilizations only have…

3 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VII: What it the Planetarium Hypothesis

In this installment, we explore the possibility that we haven't heard from aliens because they've got us in a simulated…

3 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VI: What is the Berserker Hypothesis?

In our latest installment, we explore the possibility that the reason we haven't heard from aliens is because they've been…

3 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” V: What is the Aestivation Hypothesis?

Is it possible that the aliens are not hiding, but sleeping and waiting for the Universe to get better?

4 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” IV: What is the Rare Earth Hypothesis?

Looking to answer the question of "where are all the aliens," some scientists have suggested that planets like Earth might…

4 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” III: What is the Great Filter?

In 1996, economist/futurist Robin Hanson proposed a possible resolution to the Fermi Paradox: there's a "Great Filter" that prevents intelligent…

4 months ago

What is a Generation Ship?

The concept of a Generation Ship is a time-honored one, but is it the best way to send an interstellar…

9 months ago