The Wow! Signal

May the 4th be with you! On May 25, 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope hit theaters, forever changing the world of cinema. Months later in that same year, an astronomer named Jerry R. Ehman made a curious observation that’s puzzled the scientific community to this day....

The Boötes Void

The Boötes Void is a massive spherical region in space approximately 330 million light-years in diameter (accounting for 0.27% of the diameter of the entire Universe) composed of empty space. Also called “The Great Nothing,” this mysterious region resides in the...

Fermi Paradox: Dark Forest Theory

The Dark Forest Theory is a possible explanation for the Fermi Paradox, albeit a darker and unappealing possibility. The Fermi Paradox, named after physicist Enrico Fermi who conceived the idea, poses a simple yet dauntingly perplexing premise: 1)      If there are...