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Rocket Lab

A New Rocket Company is Offering an Affordable SpaceX Alternative





I’ve often marveled at the privatization cost of space flight. It’s clear that private companies can do it cheaper than government. I mean let’s face it, private companies can do pretty much anything cheaper than government. So when I found this article on futurism.com, I just had to share. At less than 10% of what it costs SpaceX to launch a rocket, these guys might be on to something big. Read More →

Neil deGrasse Tyson Aliens

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Aliens Might Find Humans Too Stupid to Contact





Are humans so dumb that aliens have written us off? Celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson seems to think that may be the case.

“I wonder if, in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behavior they have concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on Earth,” Tyson said in a recent interview with Business Insider (see video below).

And then there’s the possibility that intelligent aliens might not simply ignore us but might harm us, just as humans sometimes harm what we consider lesser forms of life. As Tyson went on to say in the interview, “You don’t walk by the worm on the street and say, ‘Gee, I wonder what he’s thinking.’ No, you step on the worm.”

Yikes.




Tyson — director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and host of the radio program “Star Talk” — has said previously that, given the size of the universe, it would be surprising if no other intelligent life forms existed. In his book Death By Black Hole, Tyson wrote, “to declare that Earth must be the only planet with life in the universe would be inexcusably bigheaded of us.”

Some scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have said that humans would be smart to remain wary of extraterrestrial life. In 2010 Hawking opined that aliens might be “looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.”

But Tyson has a different take.

“Hawking is all worried that aliens might suck our brains out,” Tyson said in the interview. “That concern comes from when any of us explored the world … and came upon a civilization less advanced, it was bad for the less-advanced civilization. They either were completely wiped out, or subjugated, or enslaved. … So I think his fear about aliens is a reflection of his actual knowledge about how humans treat each other, not real knowledge about how actual aliens would treat us.”

Another possibility is that aliens have already visited us and gone unnoticed. As Tyson joked in the interview, “Maybe they have visited us in Times Square but no one noticed, because everybody who hangs out in Times Square is a little crazy.”

Sharif Jameel

Owner/CEO at CGS Computers
Sharif Jameel is a business owner, IT professional, runner, & musician. His professional certifications include CASP, Sec+, Net+, MCSA, & ITIL and others. He's also the guitar player for the Baltimore-based cover band, Liquifaction.




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Majestic 12: Forbidden Story





In UFO conspiracy theories, Majestic 12 (or MJ-12) is the code name of an alleged secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government officials, formed in 1947 by an executive order by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to facilitate recovery and investigation of alien spacecraft. The concept originated in a series of supposedly leaked secret government documents first circulated by ufologists in 1984. Upon examination, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) declared the documents to be “completely bogus”, and many ufologists consider them to be an elaborate hoax. Majestic 12 remains popular among some UFO conspiracy theorists and the concept has appeared in popular culture including television, film and literature. Read More →

Will we know alien life when we see it

Recognizing The Unknown: Will We Know Alien Life When We See It?





One of the potential explanations to the Fermi Paradox is that perhaps aliens are around, but we’ve failed to recognize them. For example, imagine a highway is being built through a wooded area and very nearby to the construction, a large colony of ants exists. Maybe this colony is close by but just far enough that they’re not really disturbed by the activity. Do you think that the ants would even know we exist? They we’re right in the back yard doing anything? For that matter, is it likely that we’d know about the existence of these specific ant colony? Imagine now that we’re the ants, and aliens are some advanced civilization building a highway – we might not even recognize it. Read More →

Space Rock

NASA Will Explore a Metal Space Rock Worth $10,000,000 Trillion

NASA is setting its sights on a large, metal asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.




The U.S. space agency and researchers at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration want to get a closer look at the space rock, named Psyche, because they believe it’s made of valuable metals, such as nickel, iron, and gold. Read More →

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