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In recent years, space has become a hotbed of private investment. Innovators like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are starting serious conversations about visiting Mars and mining asteroids for precious metals, but it's not all big budget moonshots. Advancements in rocketry continue to drive the cost of spaceflight down. Inflatable space hotels are being tested in orbit. Nanosatellites are bringing the ideas of ordinary individuals and institutions into space for the first time. It's all fair game on Futurism.

The Fermi Paradox: Research Suggests Aliens Haven’t Contacted Us Because They’re Dead

For years, we have been trying to communicate with aliens living out in the cosmos. Could it be that they are not responding because they are all dead?

October 10, 2016

Study Asserts That Earth is Not The First “Intelligent Civilization” In The Universe

Their addendum to the Drake equation suggests that extraterrestrial civilizations might be more common than thought.

September 26, 2016

Astronomers Disco’ver the Biggest “Structure” in the Known Universe

It's a staggering 1 billion light-years long.

September 26, 2016

We Have A Third Van Allen Belt, And It’s Caused By ‘Space Tsunamis’

Surfs up! The best kind of tsunami is a space tsunami.

June 21, 2016

China Just Moved One Step Closer To Completing A Global Satellite Network

China has just launched the latest piece in its own satellite navigation constellation, getting closer to having a complete global satellite network.

June 20, 2016

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Will Reach Jupiter on July 4th

The arrival will finally shed some light on the many mysteries of this gas giant

June 19, 2016

New Hypothesis Suggests That Dark Matter May Be Made up of Primordial Black Holes

Scientists are now exploring the hypothesis that dark matter is actually made of primordial black holes.

June 18, 2016

New Molecular Discovery Could Help Us Determine How Life Was Formed

Scientists discover a complex molecule in deep space that could help understand the origins of life and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe.

June 18, 2016

NASA Just Confirmed That Earth Has A New “Mini-Moon”

NASA findings show that there is a quasi-moon that's been orbiting the Earth for almost a century.

June 17, 2016
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