Bruce Dorminey

About Bruce Dorminey

I cover over-the-horizon technology, aerospace and astronomy. I'm a science journalist and author of "Distant Wanderers: the Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System" who writes about over-the-horizon technology, primarily astronomy and space science.
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NASA’s Sample-Return Asteroid Mission Finds Water On Bennu

By | 2018-12-11T08:29:36+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Articles, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science | December 11, 2018 Data from the asteroid ‘101955 Bennu’ --- the prime science target for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission --- reveal ubiquitous amounts of water locked inside clays, the mission’s science team reported.  The team has been very pleasantly surprised by new analysis of high-resolution data from the spacecraft’s imaging [...]

Interview of Forbes Science Journalist Bruce Dorminey with Host James Lowe

By | 2018-11-30T09:17:11+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Audio Interviews for Download, Guest Statements|

Forbes Space Journalist Bruce Dorminey - For the first time ever we’ve realized that dissolved oxygen, a molecule that was critical for the evolution of life on the Earth, could be available on Mars in quantities that could suffice to support aerobic life. Bruce Dorminey Interview Nov 28 2018

After InSight, What’s Next On NASA’s Mars Geophysics Radar?

By | 2018-11-30T07:30:51+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Articles, Education, Environment, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science | November 30, 2018 But more importantly, what can Mars’ inner workings tell us about the formation of planets like our own? In December, the InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) spacecraft will position its French-built surface seismometer only a few feet from where it landed. [...]

Tech-Savvy South Korea Is Also Home To Asia’s Oldest Astronomical Observatory

By | 2018-11-28T07:41:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Articles, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science | November 22, 2018 South Korea is the last place to cross most people’s minds when it comes to the esoteric history of astronomy. But this politically-troubled peninsula is home to both Asia’s oldest surviving astronomical observatory as well as a vibrant contemporary center for astronomy and space just an [...]

Kepler telescope dead after finding thousands of worlds

By | 2018-11-02T08:17:54+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Guest Statements|

Bruce Dorminey Topics: Kepler telescope dead after finding thousands of worlds NASA's elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary. Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope's demise Tuesday. Already well past its expected lifetime, the 9 1/2-year-old Kepler had been running low on fuel for months. Its [...]

Mars May Be Loaded With Dissolved Subsurface Oxygen

By | 2018-10-24T15:37:23+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Articles, Education, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science By Bruce Dorminey October 24, 2018 Mars may be rife with dissolved oxygen in a liquid water subsurface, a team of geochemists at Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory now say. Mars captured by the Viking orbiter.  CREDIT: NASA/JPL/USGS Their findings, just published in the journal Nature Geoscience, appear to upend [...]

French Astronomer Aims For Space-Based Hypertelescope

By | 2018-10-24T13:58:23+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Articles, Education, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science By Bruce Dorminey October 23, 2018   French astronomer Antoine Labeyrie likes walking fences. He's now advocating a space-based hypertelescope.  CREDIT: BRUCE DORMINEY A French astronomer with a long history of innovation is planning a low-cost hypertelescope that would revolutionize optical astronomy from space. Composed of a million [...]

Bruce Dorminey: 5 Mercury Puzzles That ESA’s Bepi-Colombo May Solve

By | 2018-10-17T12:14:07+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Articles, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science Written by Bruce Dorminey To Schedule, contact Jackie Jones: Jackie@TruthPR.com or 662-259-0988 Mercury, the blazingly hot little world at the inner edge of our solar system, largely remains the enigma it has always been. That’s mostly because it’s 88-day solar orbit makes it so tough to reach. Only two spacecraft [...]

Astronomers Mount Massive Optical Search For Aliens In Andromeda

By | 2018-10-02T12:04:08+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Articles, Education, Environment, Science & Technology|

Bruce Dorminey | Contributor | Forbes Science I cover over-the-horizon technology, aerospace and astronomy. Using one-meter class telescopes at Las Cumbres Observatory in Chile, astronomers are targeting the whole disk of the nearby Andromeda Galaxy in what is arguably the most ambitious optical SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) campaign ever undertaken. It’s part of a trillion-planet survey led [...]

Astronomers Track Interstellar ‘Visitor’ Back To Four Possible Star Systems

By | 2018-09-25T12:20:03+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Articles, Science & Technology|

By Bruce Dorminey, Forbes Science Contributor Astronomers have tentatively tracked the ‘Oumuamua’ object --- our solar system’s first confirmed interstellar rocky visitor --- back to four potential home stars. Using new data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia spacecraft, they now think they know where the highly-elongated 400-meter object may have started its journey at [...]