Strange and Unusual

Time Traveler from the Year 2027 Claims he is the Last Man on Earth

LAST MAN STANDING  TikTok ‘time traveler from 2027’ shares video ‘proving’ he is ‘last person alive on Earth’ after apocalypse! A TIKTOK “time traveller” has shared new videos claimed to prove he is the last human alive on Earth after a mass extinction. Javier, who says he is posting from the year 2027, filmed deserted streets in Spain lined with cars and buildings but no people. It also shows him walking past flats and a children’s playground with no one in sight. The footage is captioned: “Day 219 alone in the world.” Another eerie clip appears to be filmed with … Continue reading Time Traveler from the Year 2027 Claims he is the Last Man on Earth

New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram

What if everything around you, from the distant stars to your very hands, were a hologram? One of the great mysteries of modern cosmology is how our universe can be so thermally uniform—the vast cosmos is filled with the lingering heat of the Big Bang. Over time, it has cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero, but it can still be seen in the faint glow of microwave radiation, known as the cosmic microwave background. In any direction we look, the temperature of this cosmic background is basically the same, varying by only tiny amounts. But according to the standard … Continue reading New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram

Here’s Exactly How Aliens Could Use Black Holes to Generate Energy

Scientists confirm a wild 50-year-old theory. Photo by Handout/Getty Images Forget even the most outlandish solar schemes—what if your local power plant were a black hole ? That over-50-year-old theory began with an idea about what happens when you lower a tester into the mouth of a black hole. Physicists at the time thought they’d need an impossible machine to prove their theory, but now, researchers at the University of Glasgow have found a black hole lifehack. The idea is simple … by quantum and black hole standards, at least. In the mouth of a black hole, the combination of infinite density and … Continue reading Here’s Exactly How Aliens Could Use Black Holes to Generate Energy

Lunar craters could reveal past collisions with ancient black holes

Black holes born in the big bang could be the dark matter physicists have sought for decades – if they exist. Now there’s an audacious plan to find the scars they would have left as they punched through the moon. IF YOU hovered above the surface of the moon and studied it up close, you wouldn’t necessarily see anything special. There would be craters, of course, some dusty slopes and a few featureless, ancient volcanic plains. If you were in the right place, you might get a glimpse of Neil Armstrong’s footprints. But if you knew what to look for, … Continue reading Lunar craters could reveal past collisions with ancient black holes

Six of the Weirdest Asteroids Ever Found

Here are some of the strangest asteroids we’ve encountered so far. Exploring the solar system is a massive feat for humankind.  But we are good at it.  In fact, we seem to be better equipped and willing to explore what lies beyond Earth’s frontiers than exploring our planet or its oceans. Today, we have better maps of Mars than we have of the ocean floor. And as we continue exploring the solar system, we encounter strange things. The more we learn about the solar system, the more we understand that our cosmic neighborhood is full of strange things. In this article, we … Continue reading Six of the Weirdest Asteroids Ever Found

How NASA’s Lucy Mission Will Visit More Asteroids Than Any Other Spacecraft.

Lucy: The First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids During the course of its mission, Lucy will fly by seven Jupiter Trojans. This time-lapsed animation shows the movements of the inner planets (Mercury, brown; Venus, white; Earth, blue; Mars, red), Jupiter (orange), and the two Trojan swarms (green) during the course of the Lucy mission.Credits: Astronomical Institute of CAS/Petr Scheirich (used with permission)More animations Time capsules from the birth of our Solar System more than 4 billion years ago, the swarms of Trojan asteroids associated with Jupiter are thought to be remnants of the primordial material that formed the outer planets. … Continue reading How NASA’s Lucy Mission Will Visit More Asteroids Than Any Other Spacecraft.

Something strange is sending radio waves from the center of the galaxy

Source of the signals are unknown and do not correspond to any known natural phenomena Strange radio signals are coming from the direction of the centre of the galaxy and we aren’t sure what is emitting them. They turn on and off seemingly at random, and their source must be unlike anything else we have seen before. The source of this radiation has been nicknamed “Andy’s object” after Ziteng Wang at the University of Sydney in Australia, who goes by the name Andy and first discovered the radio waves. He and his colleagues spotted the emissions six times in 2020 using the Australian … Continue reading Something strange is sending radio waves from the center of the galaxy

NASA Planning Mission To Asteroid Containing Metals Worth $10,000 Quintillion

Thats right, NASA is going to take a close look at the $10,000 Quintillion Space Rock! NASA is planning a mission up to an asteroid that is hurtling around in our solar system, and it could be a seriously lucrative mission if it is a success. In fact, the number in terms of the potential value of the precious metals that the asteroid may be composed of is simply baffling, because it’s supposedly worth more than $10,000 quintillion. That’s not even worth doing the UK conversion for, as it’s such an unfamiliar and massive number. OK, if we must, it’s around £8,072 quadrillion. Does that … Continue reading NASA Planning Mission To Asteroid Containing Metals Worth $10,000 Quintillion

Time is NOT real: Physicists show everything happens at the same time

TIME is not real – it is a human construct to help us differentiate between now and our perception of the past, an equally astonishing and baffling theory states. Physicist Max Tegmark claims flow of time is a illusion The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening right now. That is the theory according to a group of esteemed scientists who aim to solve one of the universe’s mysteries. Most people do not even consider the concept of time but there is nothing in the laws … Continue reading Time is NOT real: Physicists show everything happens at the same time

Airships Rise Again

Zero emissions and a million pounds of lift renew the appeal of these century-old giants. Tom Grundy, the CEO of Hybrid Air Vehicles, started his career working on fighters and drones for BAE Systems, and he was a project engineering manager for Airbus during the development of the A380. But these days his focus is on a type of aircraft that can do things the fixed-wing fliers he has spent his life admiring can’t—even though the basic technology keeping them aloft is substantially older. Welcome to the second age of the airship. Grundy’s company is promoting its striking, pillow-like AirLander … Continue reading Airships Rise Again

Astronomers solve 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding Chinese supernova of 1181AD

A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding Chinese supernova of 1181AD Solved A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding the origins of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181AD has finally been solved, according to an international team of astronomers. New research says that a faint, fast expanding cloud (or nebula), called Pa30, surrounding one of the hottest stars in the Milky Way, known as Parker’s Star, fits the profile, location and age of the historic supernova. A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding the origins of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181AD has finally been solved, according to an international … Continue reading Astronomers solve 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding Chinese supernova of 1181AD

Nuking an Asteroid to Prevent Armageddon Could Actually Work, Study Shows

Those that watched the movie Armageddon knew this all along! Reassuring news for those waiting to delay the apocalypse for as long as possible: A new study suggests that our last line of defense against an asteroid hitting Earth is an effective strategy after all. That line of defence is what’s known as a late-time small-body disruption, which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s intended to blow relatively small asteroids to pieces when we’ve had very little warning time that they’re on a collision course with Earth. These latest calculations suggest that such a defense is “very effective” in … Continue reading Nuking an Asteroid to Prevent Armageddon Could Actually Work, Study Shows

This may be the first exoplanet found orbiting three stars

How can a planet orbit three stars? The ALMA image at left shows how the massive disk of gas and dust around GW Orionis is split into rings and gaps. At right, an image with SPHERE shows that the inner region is warped and twisted; the shadow of the inner ring is responsible for the dark spot near the center.ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), ESO/Exeter/Kraus et al. Residing 1,300 light-years away in the famous constellation Orion the Hunter is the triple-star system GW Orionis. Of its three stars, two closely orbit each other, while a third orbits the pair. These stellar triplets are … Continue reading This may be the first exoplanet found orbiting three stars

Scientists observed what Einstein predicted a century ago

Einstein predicted it a century ago, scientists only just observed it. According to Einstein’s theory of special relativity, first published in 1905, light can be converted into matter when two light particles collide with intense force. But, try as they might, scientists have never been able to do this. No one could create the conditions needed to transform light into matter — until now. Physicists claim to have generated matter from pure light for the first time — a spectacular display of Einstein’s most famous equation. This is a significant breakthrough, overcoming a theoretical barrier that seemed impossible only a few decades … Continue reading Scientists observed what Einstein predicted a century ago

There’s a Strange Light Coming from the Center of Our Galaxy-No One Knows Exactly What’s Causing It!

Ghostly gamma-ray beams blast from Milky Way’s center As galaxies go, our Milky Way is pretty quiet. Active galaxies have cores that glow brightly, powered by supermassive black holes swallowing material, and often spit twin jets in opposite directions. In contrast, the Milky Way’s center shows little activity. But it wasn’t always so peaceful. New evidence of ghostly gamma-ray beams suggests that the Milky Way’s central black hole was much more active in the past. “These faint jets are a ghost or after-image of what existed a million years ago,” said Meng Su, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for … Continue reading There’s a Strange Light Coming from the Center of Our Galaxy-No One Knows Exactly What’s Causing It!

Physicist creates AI algorithm that may prove reality is a simulation

A physicist creates an AI algorithm that predicts natural events and may prove the simulation hypothesis. KEY TAKEAWAYS Princeton physicist Hong Qin creates an AI algorithm that can predict planetary orbits.  The scientist partially based his work on the hypothesis which believes reality is a simulation.  The algorithm is being adapted to predict behavior of plasma and can be used on other natural phenomena. A scientist devised a computer algorithm which may lead to transformative discoveries in energy and whose very existence raises the likelihood that our reality could actually be a simulation. The algorithm was created by the physicist … Continue reading Physicist creates AI algorithm that may prove reality is a simulation

Hycean Worlds, a “New” Type of Ocean Planet

Only a tiny fraction of them may be habitable, though. Arecent paper accepted by The Astrophysical Journal has gotten a lot of attention, and for good reason. Nikku Madhusudhan and his colleagues from the University of Cambridge took a close look at a novel type of habitable exoplanet, which they call Hycean worlds. These planets would fall somewhere between “Super-Earths” and “mini-Neptunes” in terms of mass. They’re thought to have enough gravity to keep a thick hydrogen atmosphere over a huge liquid water ocean. Planets like these, floating alone in interstellar space—in other words, not orbiting a star—have previously been recognized as being … Continue reading Hycean Worlds, a “New” Type of Ocean Planet

Why NASA’s Mars missions will be silent for weeks

The Mars solar conjunction occurs every two years NASA is standing down from commanding its Mars missions for the next few weeks.  While the Earth and Red Planet are on opposite sides of the sun – in the biennial Mars solar conjunction – the planets are unable to “see” each other.  The sun emits hot, ionized gas from its corona that extends into space and can obstruct radio signals and engineers’ commands and communications to spacecraft. NASA explained in a Tuesday release that most missions will stop sending commands to its Mars spacecraft between Saturday and Oct. 16.  A few will extend the moratorium by a day or two, though that decision is reportedly … Continue reading Why NASA’s Mars missions will be silent for weeks

“Tiger Stripes” on Enceladus could be even more unique than previously thought

Enceladus’s unusual features could help scientists search for evidence of life outside Earth. Saturn’s moon Enceladus sports several vast rifts (often called “tiger stripes”) near its south pole, as seen in this false-color image from the Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/CICLOPS Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth largest moon, is awash with liquid water beneath its icy shell. At the moon’s south pole, the subsurface ocean erupts from one hundred geysers located along four parallel fractures known as ‘tiger stripes.’ The towering jets of ice particles form a plume that snows back down to the surface. Some of the ice even escapes the moon’s … Continue reading “Tiger Stripes” on Enceladus could be even more unique than previously thought

Is the universe a hologram? The strange physics of black holes.

Black holes may give us a glimpse of the underlying nature of reality. MICHELLE THALLER: Black holes really are kind of getting to the very heart of our physics. And I believe that they’re kind of showing us the way that eventually we’re going to need different physics and new physics. People ask questions like, “What happens inside a black hole?” Or even, “What happens at the very boundary of a black hole, the event horizon, when light is absorbed?” And honestly, our physics is telling us a lot of contradictory things. And our image of what an event horizon … Continue reading Is the universe a hologram? The strange physics of black holes.

Mega-Comet: Everything You Need To Know About The Mysterious Ice Monster From Half A Light-Year Away

The scientists that found Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein are an unlikely pair. An image taken by the Dark Energy Survey shows Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein in October 2017. (Image credit: Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Bernardinelli & G. Bernstein (UPenn)/DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys. Acknowledgments: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab)/M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab)/J. Miller (NSF’s NOIRLab)) Even Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein admit they’re an unlikely pair of scientists to end up with a record-breaking comet named in their honor. Scientists briefly estimated that Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, as it’s now known, was the largest such icy body identified to date, perhaps more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) across. Additional observations … Continue reading Mega-Comet: Everything You Need To Know About The Mysterious Ice Monster From Half A Light-Year Away

Chefs on the Moon Will be Cooking up Rocks to Make air and Water

NASA has delayed their Artemis mission to the Moon, but that doesn’t mean a return to the Moon isn’t imminent. Space agencies around the world have their sights set on our rocky satellite. No matter who gets there, if they’re planning for a sustained presence on the Moon, they’ll require in-situ resources. Oxygen and water are at the top of a list of resources that astronauts will need on the Moon. A team of engineers and scientists are figuring out how to cook Moon rocks and get vital oxygen and water from them. They presented their results at the Europlanet Science … Continue reading Chefs on the Moon Will be Cooking up Rocks to Make air and Water

Scientists Are Tracking a Meteor Shower That Occurs Just Once Every 4000 Years!

The universe holds the most breathtaking spectacles. Whether it’s light displays, solar and lunar eclipses, or glimmering meteor showers, the natural phenomena that regularly occur in space leave us in awe time and again. While some events can be observed quite frequently in the night sky, other galactic events occur at intervals of several thousand years. Experts are therefore all the more delighted when they manage to observe such a rare phenomenon firsthand. Scientists track meteor shower to unusual comet seen every 4,000 years The meteoroid stream of Comet Thatcher. (Image credit: P. Jenniskens/SETI Institute) Meteor showers are the dazzling result … Continue reading Scientists Are Tracking a Meteor Shower That Occurs Just Once Every 4000 Years!

Chang’e-5 Returned an Exotic Collection of Moon Rocks

Scientists have begun studying the samples returned from the Moon by China’s Chang’e-5 mission in December 2020, and a group of researchers presented their first findings at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) last week. “The Chang’e-5 samples are very diverse, and includes both local and exotic materials, including some glutenates [sharp, jagged lunar particles], silicas, salts, volcanic glasses, and impact glasses, along with different minerals and different rock types,” said Yuqi Qian, a PhD student at the China University of Geosciences, during his presentation at the EPSC virtual meeting. Chang’e-5 landed on the near side of the Moon in the Oceanus Procellarum, … Continue reading Chang’e-5 Returned an Exotic Collection of Moon Rocks

NASA, MIT and DARPA Researchers Meet to Discuss ‘Antigravity’ Technologies

NASA, MIT and DARPA Researchers Meet to Discuss ‘Antigravity’ Technologies NASA, MIT and DARPA Researchers Meet to Discuss ‘Antigravity’ Technologies. Antigravity is the idea of ​​a technology, applied to an object or to a space, making it possible to “cancel” gravity – and not to compensate for it as is the case with an airplane for example. Since November 2020, a number of scientists from NASA, DARPA, MIT and the Air Force have been meeting regularly on Zoom to discuss propulsion technologies of the future, including the hypothetical “antigravity”. An astonishing event given that for the moment this technology remains … Continue reading NASA, MIT and DARPA Researchers Meet to Discuss ‘Antigravity’ Technologies

Something Enormous Just Slammed Into Jupiter

And the scar could be bigger than Earth. Jupiter, with the shadow of its moon, Io.NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Kevin M. Gill Some planets take a lot of hits for us. Jupiter, the largest gas giant in the solar system, was just slammed by an asteroid, according to an initial tweet from ESA Operations. As the strongest gravitational force next to the sun, this isn’t that uncommon. But it serves to remind us that, while the Earth isn’t moving in a shooting gallery of apocalyptic asteroids, asteroid detection technology must continue to expand, lest one day we … Continue reading Something Enormous Just Slammed Into Jupiter

Supermassive Solar Storm Could Knock Out The Internet For Months

Scientists are worried our sun is preparing to pump out a massive solar event that could knock out the internet for months. Earth’s ionosphere does a wonderful job defending us from solar winds ejected from the sun and deflects them to our poles (which cause the incredible northern and southern lights), however this system wouldn’t be able to fully stop rays from a humungous coronal mass ejection (CME). CMEs consist of electrically conducting plasma emitted from the sun and, if they’re big enough, they can race towards the earth at 2,000km/s. It would only take a few days for it … Continue reading Supermassive Solar Storm Could Knock Out The Internet For Months

5 People Who Claim to be Time Travelers

Is time travel possible? If you can time travel, please tell Stephen Hawking we said hi. Is time travel possible? Short answer: Yes, and you’re doing it right now — hurtling into the future at the impressive rate of one second per second. You’re pretty much always moving through time at the same speed, whether you’re watching paint dry or wishing you had more hours to visit with a friend from out of town.  But this isn’t the kind of time travel that’s captivated countless science fiction writers, or spurred a genre so extensive that Wikipedia lists nearly 400 titles in the … Continue reading 5 People Who Claim to be Time Travelers

How did Mars get its two “impossible” moons?

Phobos and Deimos only have two explanations, and neither one adds up. TAKEAWAYS Phobos and Deimos are the two small moons of Mars, the only rocky planet besides Earth with a moon.  Captured asteroids would not orbit in the same plane, and impact simulations cannot reproduce Phobos and Deimos.  But if an impact also created a large, innermost, third moon, maybe Mars can be explained after all. As far as we know, there are exactly three ways that a planet can wind up possessing one or more moons. The first way is from a circumplanetary disk, where the material that … Continue reading How did Mars get its two “impossible” moons?

This asteroid is one of the most likely to hit Earth. NASA Explains.

This asteroid is one of the most likely to hit Earth. Here’s what it means for our future. New ultraprecise measurements show that the asteroid Bennu has a higher chance than thought of impacting our planet sometime in the next 300 years, NASA says. For hundreds of millions of years, a top-shaped rubble pile called Bennu has orbited the sun in relative isolation. The asteroid, about a third of a mile wide at its equator, poses no immediate threat to our planet. But hundreds of years from now, there is a small chance that Bennu could slam into Earth. In … Continue reading This asteroid is one of the most likely to hit Earth. NASA Explains.

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