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.
https://www.amazon.com/Distant-Wanderers-Search-Planets-Beyond/dp/0387950745

Former NASA Rocket Scientist On Why We’re Still Going Nowhere Fast

By | 2019-02-06T11:24:45+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Articles, Authors, Culture, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science | January 31,2019 | Bruce Dorminey Time and again we hear that we are behind the aerospace curve; that we should be farming peanuts on Mars by now; mining Helium-3 in some far-flung lunar lava tube, or living the dream in a space condo parked in low-Earth orbit. But nearing the [...]

Steam-Powered Asteroid Hopper Offers Revolutionary New Way To Explore Our Solar System

By | 2019-01-23T08:32:05+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Articles, Science & Technology|

As Seen In Forbes Science | January 14, 2019 | Author Bruce Dorminey Revolutionary new steam-powered space technology should enable future space probes to hop from asteroid to asteroid; around the surface of the Moon or Mars; or even on a far-flung Kuiper Belt object for decades at a time.  It’s the product of a [...]

Galaxy May Be Littered With Dead Aliens Blindsided By Natural Climate Change

By | 2019-01-09T20:25:36+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Articles, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science | December 31, 2018  On the cusp of yet another trip around the Sun, I found myself wondering how many alien civilizations within this sector of our Milky Way might have already come and gone? That is, bitten the dust due to wholly natural climate change long after their planet [...]

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 [...]