Guide to Space

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…

1 week ago

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

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

3 weeks ago

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

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

4 weeks 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?

1 month 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…

2 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…

2 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…

7 months ago

Who was Aristotle?

In the history of science, few scholars have as much of an enduring influence as classical philosopher Aristotle, whose theories…

7 months ago

Messier 94 – the Cat’s Eye Galaxy

Located in the constellation Canes Venatici, roughly 15 million light years from Earth, is the spiral galaxy known as the…

10 months ago

How Do We Colonize Ceres?

How might humanity go about establishing a colony on Ceres, the largest object in the Main Asteroid Belt?

10 months ago