Who Owns the Moon or: Why Property is a Social Construct #communism: Making Star Wars a Reality

To paraphrase my senior design professor, what’s the point of going to space if there’s nothing to kill? Well for one it’s rad as fuck. It doesn’t get much more metal than riding a giant exploding fireball into the sky. But has a point, if something’s worth having, humans are willing to kill each other […]

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SpaceX Go Boom

Boy oh boy it has been an exciting few weeks for space. NASA launched Osiris REX which is going to fly out to asteroid Bennu take a little bite out of the surface, and send it back to earth. And then there was the SpaceX rocket that exploded, which was awesome! Well…it wasn’t awesome for SpaceX, […]

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How Fast is Light? -Dumb Questions

Welcome back to dumb questions, the show where we ask dumber and dumber questions until we break science. Today’s question is, how fast is light? As you can probably guess, really damn fast. Light, which is composed of pure energy travels at 3×10^8 meters per second, or in pleb-speak 671 million mph. By comparison the fastest […]

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