Alien Megastructures Discovered Orbiting Star! . . . Or Not. @ Infinispace.net

Or how a somewhat mundane scientific light flux analysis by Yale researcher T. S. Boyajian gets picked up by media and blown out of proportion . . . or not.
Let’s back up a minute and boil it down to understandable terms.
The star in question is KIC 8462852, a rather boring, mature main s…

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Understanding the Fermi Paradox @ Infinispace.net

I’ve mentioned the Fermi Paradox in several articles over the months, mainly related to book reviews involving contact with alien civilizations.  But I never really felt the need to elaborate on the idea.  Everyone knows what the Fermi Paradox is, right?  I always assumed readers knew ab…

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He Said, She Said: Supernova @ Infinispace.net

The text below the break is part of a theatrical review originally published on January 15, 2000*.
Here are some updated thoughts:  Supernova was a film so bad at release that even the director and studio knew it.  Yet it was still pushed on unsuspecting consumers.  How bad was it?  The pseud…

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Space Whale by Yohann Schepacz @ Infinispace.net

 
[Note: This vignette is a continuation from Heavy Metal.]
 
Our transport pushed through the shell and entered Nullspace, the void between realities, a shortcut that allows humanity to bypass its shell of reality and travel the galaxy at greatly reduced time.  Or enter other re…

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Heavy Metal by Valentine Obasuyi @ Infinispace.net

 
// Triocracy Travel Advisory // START
 
0.0 Citizens:  Please read the following advisory before boarding your transport.  Failure to do so may result in a lifelong ban from transport verified by encrypted DNA key.
 
1.0 Reminder:  Shellspace can be a cold, lonely, and sometimes …

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Review: Interstellar by Christopher Nolan @ Infinispace.net

 
In a cinema age where production money is being cannibalized by a glut, deluge, nay, dare I say an over saturation of superhero movies, it’s refreshing to see a movie like Interstellar hit the silver screen.  A movie that challenges the senses while introducing intellectual concepts …

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