New message to aliens could be uploaded to New Horizons spacecraft

Astronomical artist Jon Lomberg — the same guy who helped develop the Voyager Interstellar record back in 1977 — is launching a new initiative to persuade NASA to upload a new message to the New Horizons spacecraft once its mission to Pluto is complete. He's calling it Voyager Record 2.0. » 9/20/13 6:20am 9/20/13 6:20am

The sound of interstellar space is actually kind of terrifying

Voyager 1 has left the solar system, and this time – this timeNASA says it's official. To be honest, after so many months of ambiguity, we found ourselves a little underwhelmed. But that was before we heard Voyager's recordings of interstellar space. Seriously, these will give you chills. » 9/12/13 1:17pm 9/12/13 1:17pm

Our solar system has a tail and it's shaped like a four-leaf clover

According to NASA, both the existence of our solar system's tail and its general shape have now been confirmed, which... wait – our solar system has a tail? » 7/12/13 8:37am 7/12/13 8:37am

That time Star Trek: Voyager killed off the cast of The West Wing

Hidden in the episode Star Trek: Voyager "Imperfection" is the fate of the Bartlett Administration from The West Wing. As you can see, the gang met a grisly end aboard a futuristic spaceship. On a happier note, we're excited to see that Donatella Moss has outlived the rest of the gang and is probably running a planet as … » 3/02/13 11:30am 3/02/13 11:30am

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft enters an unexplored region of space: The…

NASA's Voyager 1 is the most far-flung object ever launched, having spent the last 35 years putting upwards of 11-billion miles between itself and the Sun, soaring through space at speeds approaching 11 miles per second. Now, the Agency reports that Voyager has entered an entirely new region of space at the fringes of… » 12/04/12 8:20am 12/04/12 8:20am

NASA says the Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered into an unprecedented…

Voyager 1 has been steadily working its way out of the solar system, and it now appears to have entered into a completely new region of space. NASA says it'll only be a matter of time before the spacecraft exits the solar system completely, becoming the first human-made object to enter interstellar space. » 6/15/12 12:20pm 6/15/12 12:20pm

Science Fiction's predictions for the year 2012

We've all seen the predictions — both fictional and pseudoarcheological — that the world will end in 2012. But while some of science fiction's predictions for the year 2012 are apocalyptic, some are merely disastrous — and a few are downright upbeat. Let's see what triumphs and tribulations science fiction says we can… » 1/07/12 2:00pm 1/07/12 2:00pm

15 melodious and magnificent musical fembots

Science fiction, pop music, and reality are chock full o' artificial intelligences that can carry a tune. Here's an entire roster of fantastic singing she-bots who can croon circles around The Rock-A-Fire Explosion.
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In this iconic video by music video director Chris Cunningham, Iceland's de facto ambassador goes…

How to get into 20 classic science fiction shows: The ultimate guide

Even if you're a massive science fiction fan, there are probably still some great shows you've yet to discover. But for massively long-running shows, where to begin? Here's our guide to how to start watching twenty classic science fiction shows. » 9/03/10 4:00pm 9/03/10 4:00pm