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Science Fiction & Fantasy - Science - Page 27 Of 28

Earth’s Close Encounters with Asteroids

Earth’s Close Encounters with Asteroids
How close are we to needing Bruce Willis to land on an asteroid and save Earth? These 199 asteroids passed Earth closer than the Moon.

Astronaut Al Worden: The Loneliest Human Being

Astronaut Al Worden: The Loneliest Human Being
The BBC interviews Al Worden, one of the most isolated men in history when he was orbiting the Moon alone in 1971 on the Apollo 15 mission.

Just How Far is Mars from Earth?

Just How Far is Mars from Earth?
This interactive graphic gives a sense of just how far it is from Earth to Mars. Better bring a good book.

What Are the Odds You Actually Exist?

What Are the Odds You Actually Exist?
If one looks closely at the chances of a specific person's existence, the odds are essentially zero. Feeling lucky?

4 Billion Pixel Mars Panorama from the Curiosity Rover

4 Billion Pixel Mars Panorama from the Curiosity Rover
Control this interactive panorama of Mars from images taken by NASA's Curiosity Rover.

Science Fiction to Reality Timeline

Science Fiction to Reality Timeline
This timeline attempts to map futuristic concepts from science fiction to products available today. See if you agree.

The Current State of Space Elevator Science

The Current State of Space Elevator Science
The BBC examines the current state of technology behind the concept of building a space elevator to travel into orbit.

The Math Behind the Batman Curve

The Math Behind the Batman Curve
Mathematician James Grimes breaks down the equation behind the Batman symbol. Get out your graphing calculators to follow along.

Space Tourism is Closer Than You Think

Space Tourism is Closer Than You Think
It may be time to start saving for your space flight. Companies are closer than ever to commercial space tourism.

Quantum Teleportation Over a Record Distance

Quantum Teleportation Over a Record Distance
Two teams of scientists have published the results of quantum teleportation at distances of up to 143 kilometers.

Are We Alone? Calculate the Probability

Are We Alone? Calculate the Probability
The Drake Equation provides a method for calculating the number of intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.

Distances Driven on Other Worlds

Distances Driven on Other Worlds
Human-built vehicles have operated on the Moon and Mars. The longest distance driven on another world was marked in 1973.

The Number 42: Mathematical Peculiarities

The Number 42: Mathematical Peculiarities
The number 42 has interesting mathematical characteristics beyond being one of the most famous numbers in sci-fi literature.
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