Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Great Weekend Getaway?



Will this be a future home after eons of evolution? “Europa's rocky interior may be much more complex and possibly earthlike than people typically think, according to Steve Vance, a planetary scientist at JPL and lead author of the study.” 

It’s fun to speculate. 
Here's a link to the article.

Monday, May 23, 2016

 

Phillip K. Dick wrote many of the stories we view as films lately. 

Paycheck
Minority Report
A Scanner Darkly
Total Recall
Adjustment Bureau
Screamers
Next
A Scanner Darkly
Blase Runner
Man in the High Castle
 Imposter


 To my way of thinking, his ideas and concepts were ahead of the times in which he wrote. What an imagination! He had knowledge of [philosophy, business, physics. It's too bad that he didn't enjoy the success he deserved during his lifetime.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Astronomers Spot Faintest Galaxy Ever Using Keck Telescope



Kudos to the scientists for this amazing accomplishment. 

Since a light year is six trillion miles, and we’re speaking about six trillion times 13 billion, it’s fair to say that we cannot comprehend the idea of 13 billion light years; at least I can’t. It’s difficult to imagine that we can see that far, even with a gravitational telescope.

Scientists say this image of this tiny galaxy will assist us in understanding how the universe began. Do we really want to know?

If we could travel the 13 billion light years to reach this galaxy, what would we find? 

Friday, May 20, 2016

For Mars Lovers

On may 22, many will have the opportunity to see Mars, which will be at its closest point to Earth in more than a decade. The Red planet will be visible all night.

Here's a link to the story.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

KILLER WAVES: Mega Tsunamis Rocked Mars Oceans Billions of Years Ago



Mega Tsunamis means Mars once had oceans. If Mars had oceans, it may mean the red planet had life. Some suggest that Mars’ life may be underground. What if life there came to earth? What if we are the Martians? What if we lived on Mars and were a technologically advanced civilization with the ability to build spacecraft? What if we had to escape a disaster (The scientist claim meteors cause the tsunamis) and traveled to Earth? 

It’s always fun to speculate about such issues, even if it’s only exercise for our brains. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Science Fiction Science Fact



Science Realty
Recently scientists held a meeting (in secret) that considered creating a synthetic human genome. My first thought: what delightful fodder for a science fiction story. Another thought followed. What could possibly go wrong with this?
Scientists intend to use chemical to create all the DNA of human beings. That means they are customized genes—unnatural genes. What could they create with these? Will they attempt to custom-design people for specific jobs? Fireman, soldiers, doctors, teachers, and more could all be customized at some future date.
What, then, will happen to normal human beings?
 
 
Science Fiction
This is not quite the Universal Soldier You can see information on the Universal Soldier here.  series in which soldiers are reanimated or returned to life after their deaths. (Sounds gruesome, doesn’t it?) Nor is this like The Fly, where a scientist uses teleportation devices. See The Fly here. Further, The X-MEN  (follow this link)  were different because they were born mutants. 

Science Fiction Fodder
This may prove to excellent science fiction fodder.

What do you think?