science fiction

Starshot … Not? Get a Reality Check on the Search for Alien Civilizations

Fortunately, the real-world search for signs of extraterrestrial civilizations doesn’t have to deal with an alien armada like the one…

2 months ago

Science Fiction is Learning About Exoplanets From Science

As long as it has existed as a genre, there has been a notable relationship between science fiction and science…

3 months ago

If Warp Drives are Impossible, Maybe Faster Than Light Communication is Still on the Table?

I’m sure many readers of Universe Today are like me, fans of the science fiction genre. From the light sabres…

6 months ago

Get a Reality Check on Plans to Build Cities in Space

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos may harbor multibillion-dollar dreams of sending millions of people to live on Mars, on the moon and inside free-flying…

7 months ago

Universe Today Interviews Author, Engineer & Technologist Les Johnson About the 8th Interstellar Symposium

Universe Today sat down with NASA technologist, engineer, and author Les Johnson as he talked about some of the highlights…

9 months ago

Scientists Build a Teeny Tiny Tractor Beam

Tractor beams make intuitive sense. Matter and energy interact with each other in countless ways throughout the Universe. Magnetism and…

1 year ago

Spock-tacular! Tech Pioneer Boosts Plan for Leonard Nimoy Memorial

Efforts to create a memorial celebrating the legacy of Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played a pointy-eared alien named Spock…

1 year ago

‘For All Mankind’ Gives Harsh Reality Check About Human Space Exploration

* Warning: Mild Spoilers Ahead * The Apple TV+ series, For All Mankind, just wrapped up Season 3 and is…

2 years ago

Will Earth’s Follies Take Root on Mars? Black Comedy Explores the Frontier

The world's richest human wants to build a city on Mars: Fifty years ago, Elon Musk's vision of our future…

2 years ago

Why Believing in the Multiverse Isn’t Madness

What is the multiverse? The idea that the universe we inhabit is just one of many parallel universes gets a…

2 years ago