Orbiting Tomorrow

Explore the dissolving boundary between science and science fiction with news from the front lines of discovery and imaginative speculation on how each one could change our world.

Category Archives: Space

This blog is entering a new orbit!

Orbiting Tomorrow’s content is moving to a new home. You may not have guessed, but I’m a science fiction writer (suddenly it all makes sense!) and I’ve finally launched a … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

God is an Algorithm: Groundbreaking Video Game Creates Boundless Universe

Upcoming science fiction game “No Man’s Sky” will allow players to explore a vast virtual universe but the most exciting new territory may be that blazed by the game itself: … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fuel for the Future: Orbiting Gas Stations Enable Space Travel

Earlier this month, an MIT team proposed two ideas for orbiting fuel depots that would supply missions traveling between Earth and the Moon. These stations could operate in a “steady … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth v2.0: Finding Habitable Planets Near White Dwarf Stars

The hunt for human-habitable worlds continues with a new theoretical study suggesting we could more readily detect oxygen in the atmosphere of planets orbiting a white dwarf star, rather than … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 2 Comments