Own house chicken like lentil? Possibly maybe, perhaps not!

Gautham Shenoy March 9, 2019 ‘Imagination is back with a bang in Indian literature, if the bookstore aisles clogged with all manner of speculative fiction are anything to go by,’ the SF author Anil Menon wrote in a piece recently. I agree. But then, when was imagination ever missing from Indian literature, especially SF, speculative fiction, to come back? For you see, people who wonder if such a thing called ‘Indian SF’ exists…

Grandfather’s paradox

Grandfather’s paradox By Kumar L It had taken me two decades, but I was ready now. I was going to solve the greatest paradox in time travel. If I went back in time and killed my own grandfather, then I would not have been born. And if I have never been born, then how can I go back in time and kill my grandfather. So my grandfather will remain alive;…

Voyagers thrusters fired remotely after 37 years

The Voyager team is able to use a set of four backup thrusters, dormant since 1980. They are located on the back side of the spacecraft in this orientation. At present, the Voyager 1 spacecraft is 21 billion kilometers from Earth, or about 141 times the distance between the Earth and Sun. It has, in fact, moved beyond our Solar System into interstellar space. However, we can still communicate with…

The story behind Earth to Centauri

Earth to Centauri – The First Journey Alpha Centauri the nearest star system to Earth has always fascinated astronomers, scientists and fiction readers. The system holds a certain mystery because despite it is being our nearest neighbour we know very little about it. The current technology limits our understanding of the twin stars. Some probes launched in the last century will still take decades to travel outside our system. They…