Elon Musk presented plans for SpaceX to begin colonizing Mars using a fleet of BFRs, a codename for Big F*****g Rocket, to transport humans and supplies from Earth. His plan is to lead mankind into becoming an interplanetary species by establishing a sustainable city on Mars in hopes to preserve humanity in the event of an extinction scale scenario on Earth. "It's probably somewhere between 40 to 100 years to achieve a fully self-sustaining civilization on Mars," said Musk. This civilization will consist of one million people. Musk wants the move to Mars to be affordable for most people at $200,000 per person. Though this is still a lot of money, the estimated cost now to transport … [Read more...] about SpaceX Plans for Colonizing Mars
By Yena Hong | Staff Writer | The movie "Arrival" was released on Nov.11, providing a futuristic reality with aliens and spacecrafts. This movie is based on Ted Chiang's 1998 short story "Story of Your Life" The director of the film “Arrival” is Denis Villeneuve who also produced the famous movie “Prisoners” and “Sicario” and the film is written by Eric Heisserer. The cast included Amy Adams as Dr. Louise Banks, Forest Whitaker as Colonel Webber, Jeremy Renner as Ian Donnelly, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Agent Halpern. At the beginning of the movie, it shows Louise's personal life. Her daughter Hannah, who also has a considerable part in the movie. The relationship between … [Read more...] about Movie Review: Arrival
By Emmanuel Gutierrez |Features Editor| Huzzah believers—extraterrestrial life may soon be at the precipice of discovery. Kepler 438b, an exoplanet dubbed an Earth twin, was announced at the American Astronomical Society on Jan. 6. The likely rocky planet, in the constellation of Lyra, orbits an orange dwarf star within “Goldilocks” proximity, according to guardian.com. The Goldilocks zone is the habitable range a planet is from a star, bathing sunlight that is neither too hot nor too cold, but just right to sustain liquid water. Scientists consider liquid water and rocky surfaces to be key signifiers of a habitable planet, according to guardian.com. These factors may arouse … [Read more...] about I want to believe . . .