Carl Sagan

Dr. Tracy Becker Honored with 2023 Carl Sagan Medal for Science Communication

This year’s prestigious Carl Sagan Medal, also known as the “Sagan Medal” and named after the late astronomer, Dr. Carl…

9 months ago

Why ‘Contact’ still resonates after 25 years

25 years ago, the film Contact made its theatrical debut starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey and told the story…

2 years ago

60 Years Later, is it Time to Update the Drake Equation?

On the 60th anniversary of the famous Drake Equation, a new study considers whether or not it is still of…

3 years ago

How Much Life Would Be Required to Create the Phosphine Signal on Venus?

A Biosignature Last week, an incredible announcement was made about the search for extraterrestrial life: Phosphine gas detected in the…

4 years 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…

4 years 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 years ago

Could There Be Life in the Cloudtops of Venus?

A new study by a team of international researchers shows how microbial life could exist in Venus' cloud tops, an…

6 years ago

New Horizons Just Took a Record Breaking Image. No Camera Has Ever Taken a Picture From This Far From Earth

This past December, the New Horizons probe took a series of pictures from the Kuiper Belt, thus breaking the record…

6 years ago

Carl Sagan’s Crazy Idea: Life Inside A Comet?

Space Habitat designs are enormous, high-tech structures. Carl Sagan had a different idea: comets as space habitats.

8 years ago

Where Are All The Alien Robots?

As you know, I’m obsessed about the Fermi Paradox. Where are all the aliens? But an even stranger question is:…

8 years ago