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NASA finds an alien planet with 3 suns

KOI-5Ab is approximately 1,800 light-years from Earth NASA has discovered an exoplanet with three stars, one with a bizarre orbit that has left astronomers baffled. The planet, known as KOI-5Ab was discovered in 2009 by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, but it was “abandoned” by scientists because the space telescope had easier candidates to identify. “KOI-5Ab got abandoned because it was complicated, and we had thousands of candidates,” said David Ciardi, chief scientist of NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute, in a statement. “There were easier pickings than KOI-5Ab, and we were learning something new from Kepler every day, so that KOI-5 was mostly forgotten.” This illustration … Continue reading NASA finds an alien planet with 3 suns

Astronomers Discover New ‘Celestial Autobahn’ in Solar System

An international team of astronomers from Serbia and the United States has discovered a new superhighway network to travel through our Solar System much faster than was previously possible. A whimsical view of the planets of our Solar System and the missions sent from Earth to explore them. Image credit: Jenny Mottar / NASA. The newly-discovered routes can drive comets and asteroids near Jupiter to Neptune’s distance in under a decade and to 100 AU (astronomical units) in less than a century. They could be used to send spacecraft to the far reaches of our planetary system relatively fast, and … Continue reading Astronomers Discover New ‘Celestial Autobahn’ in Solar System

NASA helps cement plan to return to the moon

JAXA will provide technical expertise, devices for a life support and environmental control system, batteries, thermal control and imagery components Though NASA may have trouble returning to the moon by 2024, the U.S. space agency is doing what it can to eventually explore the lunar surface, announcing a formal partnership with Japan for the lunar Gateway.  NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) formally announced the agreement that will see JAXA contribute to the Gateway, providing technical expertise, devices for life support and environmental control system, batteries, thermal control and imagery components.  “We’re honored to announce this latest agreement with Japan to support long-term human … Continue reading NASA helps cement plan to return to the moon

Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency launch study into nuclear-powered space exploration

The UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce are joining forces for a unique study into how nuclear power and technologies could be used as part of space exploration. This new research contract will see planetary scientists work together to explore the game-changing potential of nuclear power as a more plentiful source of energy, capable of making possible deeper space exploration in the decades to come. Nuclear propulsion, which would involve channelling the immense energy released in splitting the atom to accelerate propellants, like hydrogen, at huge speeds, has the potential to revolutionise space travel. By some estimates, this kind of engine … Continue reading Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency launch study into nuclear-powered space exploration

CIA releases UFO ‘Black Vault’ documents early: How to see them online

Pentagon is slated to brief Congress on UFOs soon Federal intelligence on extraterrestrial technology — at your fingertips. By way of the Freedom of Information Act, thousands of the CIA documents on unidentified flying objects — or unidentified aerial phenomena, as the government calls them — are now accessible via download at the Black Vault, a website operated by author and podcaster John Greenwald Jr. The CIA claims they have now provided all the information on UAP they have, though there is no way to know that’s true. “Research by The Black Vault will continue to see if there are additional documents still uncovered … Continue reading CIA releases UFO ‘Black Vault’ documents early: How to see them online

The Nuclear Salt Water Rocket – Possibly the Craziest Rocket Engine Ever Imagined.

The Nuclear Salt Water Rocket is a rocket engine concept that uses a rapid nuclear reaction in a Uranium salt dissolved in water to create a high thrust, high efficiency engine which eclipses the performance of any rocket engine ever designed. It’s a concept originally presented by Robert Zubrin, which is appealing because it looks more scientifically plausable than many other futuristic propulsion concepts. It’s also scary on so many levels, using a propellent that has to be stabilized by specially designed tanks, and relies on managing a small nuclear explosion with power outputs of hundreds of gigawatts. Proposed designOrthodox … Continue reading The Nuclear Salt Water Rocket – Possibly the Craziest Rocket Engine Ever Imagined.

Forget the Christmas Star: Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will form rare ‘triple conjunction’

It will occur this weekend and again in mid-February Jupiter’s moon lo was once again partially illuminated with a fiery red glow in late December as a volcano erupted, spewing plumes of gases and lava. NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured images of the volcanic plume during its 17th flyby of the planet. The gas giant’s moon is considered the most active volcanic body in existence. The “Christmas star,” a rare celestial event that occurs when Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in the Solar System, form what looks like a double planet, was one of the highlights of 2020. True to form, 2021 promises to top that. … Continue reading Forget the Christmas Star: Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will form rare ‘triple conjunction’

What It’ll Take To Upload Our Brains To A Computer

As long as people have been alive, they’ve wanted to stay alive. But unlike finding the fountain of youth or becoming a vampire, uploading your brain to a computer or the cloud might actually be possible. Theoretically, we already know how to do it, and Elon Musk is even trying a brain implant with Neuralink. But technically, we have a long way to go. We explain the main technological advancements that we’ll need to make whole brain emulation a reality. Mind uploading, also known as whole brain emulation (WBE), is the hypothetical futuristic process of scanning a physical structure of the brain accurately enough … Continue reading What It’ll Take To Upload Our Brains To A Computer

Scientists Propose Permanent Human Habitat Built Orbiting Ceres

CERES STATION It’s like something straight out of “The Expanse.” A group of Finnish researchers are proposing a permanent human habitat in the orbit of Ceres, a massive asteroid and dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter. According to the team, this “megasatellite settlement” could be built by collecting materials from Ceres itself. If that sounds familiar to fans of the popular sci-fi book and TV series “The Expanse,” that’s because in that fictional universe, Ceres Station plays a pivotal role as one of humanity’s first human off-world colonies. In the series, however, the space rock itself was … Continue reading Scientists Propose Permanent Human Habitat Built Orbiting Ceres

The Earth has been spinning faster lately

Scientists around the world have noted that the Earth has been spinning on its axis faster lately—the fastest ever recorded. Several scientists have spoken to the press about the unusual phenomenon, with some pointing out that this past year saw some of the shortest days ever recorded. For most of the history of mankind, time has been marked by the 24-hour day/night cycle (with some alterations made for convenience as the seasons change). The cycle is governed by the speed at which the planet spins on its axis. Because of that, the length of a day has become the standard by which … Continue reading The Earth has been spinning faster lately

Subaru Telescope Captures Images of Near-Earth Asteroid 1998 KY26

Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope have produced spectacular images of 1998 KY26, a future asteroid target of JAXA’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft. This image, taken with the Hyper Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope, shows the near-Earth asteroid 1998 KY26. Image credit: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. 1998 KY26 is a nearly spherical and potentially metallic asteroid, classified as a near-Earth object of the Apollo group. The object was discovered on June 2, 1998, by the Spacewatch survey at Kitt Peak National Observatory. 1998 KY26 has a diameter of approximately 30 m (100 feet) and a rotational period of 10.7 min. It orbits the … Continue reading Subaru Telescope Captures Images of Near-Earth Asteroid 1998 KY26

A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.

How urban explorers uncovered the site—and the memory—of a covert Cold War–era accident. “Oxcart” was an odd nickname for the plane that killed pilot Walter Ray. Oxcarts are slow, cumbersome, and old. Ray’s A-12 jet, meanwhile, was fast, almost invisible, and novel. Among the US’s first attempts at stealth aircraft, it could travel as quickly as a rifle bullet, and fly at altitudes around 90,000 feet. On a radar screen, it appeared as barely a blip—all the better to spy on Soviets with—and had only one seat. On January 5, 1967, that single space belonged to Ray, a quiet, clean-cut … Continue reading A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.

A Harvard professor says an alien visited in 2017 — and more are coming

A Harvard professor says an alien visited in 2017 — and more are coming! When the first sign of intelligent life visits us from space, it won’t be a giant saucer hovering over New York. More likely, it will be an alien civilization’s trash.  Avi Loeb, chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, believes he’s already found some of that garbage.  In his upcoming book, “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out Jan. 26, the professor lays out a compelling case for why an object that recently wandered into our solar system was not just … Continue reading A Harvard professor says an alien visited in 2017 — and more are coming

FAA notified after large blue UFO seen above Oahu appeared to drop into ocean

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – An unidentified flying object spotted in the evening sky over Leeward Oahu prompted witnesses to call 911 on Tuesday. The sighting happened about 8:30 p.m. There are multiple videos of what appears to be a glowing‚ oblong mass — both in the sky and in the water. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration say there were no aircraft incidents or accidents in this area at the time. But multiple witnesses reported seeing a large blue object fall out of the sky and into the ocean. In a one video a woman can be heard saying, “Something … Continue reading FAA notified after large blue UFO seen above Oahu appeared to drop into ocean

What’s the Color of the Universe?

The universe is a pretty mesmerizing place. From all of the natural wonders here on earth to the Tesla roadster flying through our galaxy, there’s certainly not a lack of wonder surrounding us. All this amazement naturally leads us to one prominent question, “what color is it?” Okay, well, maybe that’s just me, but a group of researchers has solidly confirmed what color the universe is. Are you ready for it? It’s beige. But not just any beige, the color of the universe is named “Cosmic Latte”. A team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University gave the universe’s color that name … Continue reading What’s the Color of the Universe?

2020: A year of UFO news almost too strange to believe

The Pentagon played a huge role in the release of unclassified documents If 2019 was a big year for UFO coverage, 2020 may have been the best year ever.  No one can say for certain whether life exists outside of this planet, but the public’s interest levels in the subject have likely never been higher. FIRST QUARTER In January, the U.S. Navy said the release of certain classified briefings and a classified video about a UFO incident held by the Department of Defense “would cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security” to the U.S., in response to a public records request from Vice. A couple of weeks later, … Continue reading 2020: A year of UFO news almost too strange to believe

Leaked Pentagon Photo Seems to Capture a UFO. Is it Real This Time?

Leaked Pentagon Photo Seems to Capture a UFO. Is it Real This Time? Leaked Pentagon footage apparently captured a UFO | Image credit: Twitter The Pentagon report includes a leaked photo, an account of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena emerging from the ocean through the sky, and an admission that the object might have an extraterrestrial origin. People are interested in knowing about any and every information on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and aliens. Former US President Barack Obama also recently accepted on a show that he had asked for information about aliens during his presidential tenure, however, he did not reveal what he … Continue reading Leaked Pentagon Photo Seems to Capture a UFO. Is it Real This Time?

Coronavirus bill started 180-day countdown for UFO disclosures

The provision was attached a committee comment ‘The Phenomenon’ director James Fox and former Pentagon official Christopher Mellon join ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’ President Trump’s signature Sunday on the $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill started a 180-day countdown for the Pentagon and spy agencies to say what they know about UFOs. The provision received very little attention in part because it wasn’t included in the text of the 5,593-page legislation, but as a “committee comment” attached to the annual intelligence authorization act, which was rolled into the massive bill. The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said in the comment it … Continue reading Coronavirus bill started 180-day countdown for UFO disclosures

Former CIA director says unexplained phenomenon ‘might … constitute a different form of life’

‘It’s a bit presumptuous and arrogant for us to believe that there’s no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe’ No one can say for certain what UFOs actually are, but a former director of the CIA said some of the recently unexplained phenomenon “might … constitute a different form of life.” Speaking on a podcast with American economist Tyler Cowen, John Brennan said that while he did not know what the phenomenon was exactly, “It’s a bit presumptuous and arrogant for us to believe that there’s no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe.” “… I think some of the phenomena we’re … Continue reading Former CIA director says unexplained phenomenon ‘might … constitute a different form of life’

Tony Robbins puts money behind Cape Canaveral space balloon business

The company says it will offer “opportunities for groundbreaking research and life-changing travel experiences for off-world travels.” Self-hep guru Tony Robbins is reportedly putting some of his money behind a Cape Canaveral start-up that wants to send people to space onboard balloons. The company, Space Perspective, announced Wednesday in a press release that it has secured $7 million “for the development and early flights of Spaceship Neptune to the edge of space.” A high-performance space balloon with a pressurized capsule.  (Space Perspective) “The infusion of capital advances the human space flight company another step closer to fundamentally changing the way people have access to space … Continue reading Tony Robbins puts money behind Cape Canaveral space balloon business

Neptune’s mysterious dark spot has reversed course and experts are baffled

The storm was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2018 A massive dark storm on Neptune that was first spotted two years ago has suddenly changed directions, leaving experts without answers. The storm was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2018, where it was seen on the planet’s Northern Hemisphere. In 2019, it was seen moving toward the planet’s Southern Hemisphere, but in August 2020, it started moving back north again, unlike other dark spots that have been spotted on the ice giant in the past. Another smaller, dark spot was also seen, believed to be a part of the larger storm … Continue reading Neptune’s mysterious dark spot has reversed course and experts are baffled

Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars

NASA is investing in the technology for future space exploration missions For all the controversy they stir up on Earth, nuclear reactors can produce the energy and propulsion needed to rapidly take large spacecraft to Mars and, if desired, beyond. The idea of nuclear rocket engines dates back to the 1940s. This time around, though, plans for interplanetary missions propelled by nuclear fission and fusion are being backed by new designs that have a much better chance of getting off the ground. Crucially, the nuclear engines are meant for interplanetary travel only, not for use in the Earth’s atmosphere. Chemical rockets launch … Continue reading Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars

NASA scientists achieve long-distance ‘quantum teleportation’ over 27 miles for the first time – paving the way for unhackable networks that transfer data faster than the speed of light

Scientists built a 27-mile long prototype quantum internet in the US  They successfully used quantum entanglement to teleport signals instantly  The phenomenon sees qubits, the quantum equivalent of computer bits, pair up and respond instantly   Scientists have demonstrated long-distance ‘quantum teleportation’ – the instant transfer of units of quantum information known as qubits – for the first time.  The qubits were transferred faster than the speed of light over a distance of 27 miles, laying the foundations for a quantum internet service, which could one day revolutionise computing. But their development relies on cutting-edge scientific theory which transforms our understanding of how … Continue reading NASA scientists achieve long-distance ‘quantum teleportation’ over 27 miles for the first time – paving the way for unhackable networks that transfer data faster than the speed of light

Milky Way may be full of aliens who annihilated themselves, study says

Research suggests intelligent life may have emerged 8 billion years after the Milky Way formed No one can say for certain whether extraterrestrial civilizations exist, but one new study suggests the Milky Way is full of them, though many could be dead. The research, which can be read on the arXiv repository, was written by experts at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. It uses the famous Drake Equation and determined that intelligent life may have emerged some 8 billion years after the Milky Way formed. “As we cannot assume a low probability of annihilation, it is possible that … Continue reading Milky Way may be full of aliens who annihilated themselves, study says

What does Saturn sound like from space?

THE sound collected by a spacecraft passing between Saturn and its rings has been beamed back to Earth – and it’s left scientists perplexed. Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft dived between Saturn and its innermost ring – an area no man-made object has visited before. Scientists were excited to hear what Cassini had to offer, but were surprised to be met with an eerie silence. “The region between the rings and Saturn is ‘the big empty,’ apparently,” said Cassini Project Manager Earl Maize of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Cassini will stay the course, while the scientists work on the mystery of why … Continue reading What does Saturn sound like from space?

SpaceX plans to race remote-controlled cars on the moon in 2021, and has drafted in a legendary Ferrari designer to help

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch vehicles designed by Frank Stephenson — of McLaren, Ferrari, and BMW fame — onto the Moon’s surface for a remote-controlled car rally. The cars will be sent into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in October 2021, SpaceX said. The vehicles will be partially designed, built, and raced by two teams of high-school students. Moon Mark, an entertainment and education company, is teaming up with aerospace companies Intuitive Machines and Lunar Outpost to organize the car race. SpaceX wants to race remote-controlled cars on the surface of the Moon. Elon Musk’s aerospace company … Continue reading SpaceX plans to race remote-controlled cars on the moon in 2021, and has drafted in a legendary Ferrari designer to help

Alien hunting astronomers analysing mysterious radio signal picked by Parkes observatory in Western NSW

Astronomers listening out for signs alien life have received a mysterious radio signal originating from the general vicinity of Proxima Centauri – one of Earth’s closest neighbours. And it has no obvious explanation raising the possibility the transmission is an alien signal. Proxima Centauri is just 4.2 light-years away from Earth and is also the nearest star to the sun. The signal was received amid 30 hours of observation in 2019 by astronomers at the Parkes Observatory in NSW. It was then identified just a couple of months ago, as researchers trawled through the data, with its very narrow frequency of 982 MHz suggesting … Continue reading Alien hunting astronomers analysing mysterious radio signal picked by Parkes observatory in Western NSW

Spectacular ‘Christmas Star’ will appear for the first time in 800 years

If you had to describe 2020, you probably wouldn’t say that it was the year the planets aligned. That phrase is reserved for use in good times, and the past year hasn’t been a lucky one for most. But while things haven’t exactly fallen into place for 2020 thanks to the pandemic, we will be closing the year off with a spectacular space show in which everything lines up just right. Later this month, two planets in our solar system will align, creating a double planet for the first time in 800 years. Perhaps planets aligning is a good omen … Continue reading Spectacular ‘Christmas Star’ will appear for the first time in 800 years

Quantum Physics Suggests That Death Doesn’t Exist And It Is Probably Just An Illusion

Since the beginning of time, man has questioned what happens after death. Of course, there are a variety of typical answers to this question, but scientists may have just added an infinite number of other possibilities, just to shake things up. According to Robert Lanza, M.D, death is actually a door to an endless number of universes. Furthermore, during our life, Lanza asserts that anything that possibly can happen is happening in some universe. He continues to explain that death does not exist in these scenarios since all of these possibilities are taking place at the same time. The only reason … Continue reading Quantum Physics Suggests That Death Doesn’t Exist And It Is Probably Just An Illusion

Physics suggests that the future has already happened

Our intuition tells us that the future can be changed, but Einstein’s theory of relativity suggests that there is no real difference between the future and the past. The future, present and past may actually not be as different as we think, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at Pomona Pictures.

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