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Infamous ‘Tic Tac’ UFO spotted by US Navy pilot now seen over England

#Space #UFO #UAP #Unexplained The mysterious UFO had reportedly been hovering for some time before it instantly disappeared The UFO resembling a “white Tic Tac” spotted in 2004 by Former U.S. Navy pilot Cmdr. David Fravor while on duty at the USS Nimitz is back – but this time it’s floating over England. Pictures of the notorious UFO were snapped by Lucy Jane Castle, from Hinckley in south-west Leicestershire, who managed to grab a snap of the unexplained object and posted it on a UFO hunter’s Facebook page, which was found by the Daily Star. “It was hovering for a while and within a blink of an … Continue reading Infamous ‘Tic Tac’ UFO spotted by US Navy pilot now seen over England

Electric Airship Designed to Replace Short Haul Plane Trips

#Airlander #HAV #blimp #aviation “Flying bum” airship concept updated with motors powered by fuel cells alongside diesel engines UK aviation company Hybrid Air Vehicles has updated its “flying bum” Airlander 10 concept with a lower-carbon version featuring electric motors powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The latest version of the airship will produce “75 per cent fewer emissions than conventional aircraft in similar roles,” the company claimed. The aircraft, which will be able to carry 100 passengers on short-haul routes when it goes into production, will still feature two diesel engines. But Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) said a fully electric version could be available by … Continue reading Electric Airship Designed to Replace Short Haul Plane Trips

Will We Recognize Extraterrestrial Life When We See It?

#space #UAP #Extraterrestrial #Unexplained A leading expert on planetary astronomy reflects on what the next generation of space telescopes might reveal. When I look up at the stars, I love to wonder what kind of planets might be around each one. Every star is a sun, and astronomers have found thousands of planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets. Perhaps there are intelligent beings on a distant planet, looking back at our sun—a star to them—wondering the same thing. We astronomers are unabashedly anticipating a paradigm shift in exoplanet characterization—made possible by a sophisticated new telescope over 30 years in the … Continue reading Will We Recognize Extraterrestrial Life When We See It?

UFOs could threaten US security, pols say after Capitol Hill briefing

#UFO #UAP #SCIF #unknown Members of the House Intelligence Committee received a hush-hush sneak preview inside a SCIF, or “sensitive compartmented information facility.” Just in time for Independence Day. Capitol Hill lawmakers said Wednesday that UFOs could pose a pressing threat to America’s national security, as the pols emerged from a highly classified briefing with Navy and FBI officials on the unexplained phenomena. Ahead of the release of a highly anticipated Pentagon report on unidentified flying objects before month’s end, members of the House Intelligence Committee received a hush-hush sneak preview inside a SCIF, or “sensitive compartmented information facility.” As for the existence of extraterrestrial … Continue reading UFOs could threaten US security, pols say after Capitol Hill briefing

The weird space that lies outside our Solar System

#Space #Strange #astronomy The mysterious dark vacuum of interstellar space is finally being revealed by two intrepid spacecraft that have become the first human-made objects to leave our Solar System.T To mark the end of a turbulent year, we are bringing back some of our favourite stories for BBC Future’s “Best of 2020” collection.  Far from the protective embrace of the Sun, the edge of our Solar System would seem to be a cold, empty, and dark place. The yawning space between us and the nearest stars was for a long time thought to be a frighteningly vast expanse of … Continue reading The weird space that lies outside our Solar System

Physicists link ‘quantum memories’ in early step toward quantum internet

#quantum #quantuminternet #internet #physics Two novel demonstrations bring the backbone of the quantum internet, quantum repeaters, a little closer. Physicists take steps toward a quantum internet with a new way to link light particles. (Image credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images) When the precursor to today’s internet carried its first message in 1969, clunky but functional classical computers had already been around for decades. Now, physicists are designing the embryonic threads of a whole new internet for moving and manipulating a radically different type of information: the quantum bit, or “qubit.” And this time, they aren’t waiting for the corresponding … Continue reading Physicists link ‘quantum memories’ in early step toward quantum internet

Giant arc’ stretching 3.3 billion light-years across the cosmos shouldn’t exist

#Space #Physics #Astronomy #Unexplained How big is too big? The Giant Arc. Grey regions show areas that absorb magnesium, which reveals the distribution of galaxies and galaxy clusters. The blue dots show background quasars, or spotlights. (Image credit: Alexia Lopez/UCLan) A newly discovered crescent of galaxies spanning 3.3 billion light–years is among the largest known structures in the universe and challenges some of astronomers’ most basic assumptions about the cosmos.  The epic arrangement, called the Giant Arc, consists of galaxies, galactic clusters, and lots of gas and dust. It is located 9.2 billion light-years away and stretches across roughly a 15th of the … Continue reading Giant arc’ stretching 3.3 billion light-years across the cosmos shouldn’t exist

Mars fresh Meteorite Hit impact registered by NASA’s Reconnaissance Orbiter

#mars #meteorite #crater NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted fresh impact of Meteorite Hit. The size of the New Crater on Mars is about 13 meters in diameter. The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (Hi-RISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this new Crater on 12 March 2021. Discovered crater may have bright ejecta from exposure of shallow subsurface materials, below a thin dark cover. An alternate theory—that this is a particle size effect—is unlikely because the bright materials are also distinctly redder than surrounding areas, and because ejecta is typically more coarse-grained, which would make the surface darker rather than … Continue reading Mars fresh Meteorite Hit impact registered by NASA’s Reconnaissance Orbiter

Lost in space? Here’s a new method to find your way back home.

#space #navigation #Astronomy An artist’s depiction of a Voyager probe entering interstellar space. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, host of Ask a Spaceman and “Space Radio,” and author of “Your Place in the Universe.” Sutter contributed this article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Space is big — really big. And if you want to successfully navigate the interstellar depths of our Milky Way galaxy, you’re going to need some sort of reliable system. A new proposal tries to keep the method as simple as possible: use pairs of stars to provide a galactic reference frame.  Within our … Continue reading Lost in space? Here’s a new method to find your way back home.

A (Small) Pre-Emptive Strike Against the Doomsday Asteroid

#asteroid #Space #catastrophe #DART With the DART mission, scientists try to prepare for Earth’s worst catastrophe. In March 1989, an asteroid measuring half a mile wide careened past Earth at 46,000 miles per hour. When it crossed Earth’s orbit, it was only 425,000 miles away—about twice the distance between Earth and the moon and an uncomfortably close shave for an object the size of a football field. If the asteroid had slammed into the planet, it would have punched a hole in Earth’s crust with the force of 20,000 hydrogen bombs, excavating a crater between five miles and 10 miles … Continue reading A (Small) Pre-Emptive Strike Against the Doomsday Asteroid

SCIENTISTS SAY DARK MATTER COULD BE HIDING INSIDE AN EXTRA DIMENSION

“WE PROPOSE THAT THERE MAY BE A FOURTH DIMENSION THAT ONLY THE DARK FORCES KNOW ABOUT.” #space #physics #darkmatter #unexplained Extra Dimension According to a team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, an extra dimension in space-time could be hiding dark mater — the stuff that appears to make up 85 percent of the mass in the universe, yet remains undetectable by scientific equipment. “We live in an ocean of dark matter, yet we know very little about what it could be,” said Flip Tanedo, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and the senior author of the paper published in … Continue reading SCIENTISTS SAY DARK MATTER COULD BE HIDING INSIDE AN EXTRA DIMENSION

Mysterious ‘elongated object’ that made giant star disappear puzzles scientists

#space #mystery #VVV-WIT-08 The strange object is circling a star 25,000 light years away A star in the centre of our galaxy keeps blinking in and out of existence, and scientists have not been able to work out why. In the middle of the Milky Way galaxy, 25,000 light years away, is the mysterious star VVV-WIT-08. Many stars change in brightness because they pulsate, or are eclipsed by another star, but this one is exceptionally rare because it becomes fainter over a several months – then suddenly brighter again. Astronomers believe that VVV-WIT-08 is a new class of ‘blinking giant’ binary star system, where the giant mass of … Continue reading Mysterious ‘elongated object’ that made giant star disappear puzzles scientists

Some Scientists Believe the Universe Is Conscious

#Universe #Conscious #Science Sounds like a bad trip … but what if it’s true? Is the universe a conscious being, like a gigantic widely dispersed human brain? Scientists have long questioned how consciousness and science mix. Two mathematicians have turned one theory into a crunchable math model. In upcoming research, scientists will attempt to show the universe has consciousness. Yes, really. No matter the outcome, we’ll soon learn more about what it means to be conscious—and which objects around us might have a mind of their own. What will that mean for how we treat objects and the world around us? Buckle in, because … Continue reading Some Scientists Believe the Universe Is Conscious

Hundreds of mysterious Fast Radio Bursts detected in space

#FRB #space #mystery #CHIME First time FRB was traced to source location was 2015 (CNN) Hundreds of mysterious fast radio bursts have been detected in space thanks to a Canadian telescope and an international group of researchers. The origins of these bright, millisecond-long flashes of light are unknown because the bursts, or FRBs, are unpredictable and vanish quickly. Scientists first observed them in 2007. In the decade following, they only observed about 140 bursts across the universe.” The thing about FRBs is that they are really hard to catch,” said Kiyoshi Masui, assistant professor of physics at MIT and member … Continue reading Hundreds of mysterious Fast Radio Bursts detected in space

Particle seen switching between matter and antimatter at CERN

#Particle #matter #antimatter #CERN Two particles ready to collide to one another artistic image A subatomic particle has been found to switch between matter and antimatter, according to Oxford physicists analyzing data from the Large Hadron Collider. It turns out that an unfathomably tiny weight difference between two particles could have saved the universe from annihilation soon after it began. Antimatter is kind of the “evil twin” of normal matter, but it’s surprisingly similar – in fact, the only real difference is that antimatter has the opposite charge. That means that if ever a matter and antimatter particle come into … Continue reading Particle seen switching between matter and antimatter at CERN

Spacecraft buzzes Jupiter’s mega moon, 1st close-up in years

#Ganymede #Jupiter #Space Photo by: NASANASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miles.By: The Associated Press & Scripps NationalPosted at 5:20 PM, Jun 08, 2021 and last updated 6:20 PM, Jun 08, 2021 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miles. It’s the closest any spacecraft has come to our solar system’s biggest moon since NASA’s Galileo spacecraft swept past in 2000. NASA … Continue reading Spacecraft buzzes Jupiter’s mega moon, 1st close-up in years

Report: NASA investigating UFO sightings, agency chief says

#UFO #UAP #NASA This still is from a U.S. Navy jet’s video of a UFO sighting. (Image credit: U.S. Navy) NASA is now on the perplexing UFO case. NASA chief Bill Nelson, who assumed his post just last month, has asked agency researchers to look into the spate of UFO sightings that U.S. Navy pilots have reported over the past two decades, CNN reported. “Now that I’m here at NASA, I’ve turned to our scientists and I’ve said, ‘Would you, looking at it from a scientific standpoint, see if you can determine [what these objects are], so that we can have a better idea?’” Nelson told … Continue reading Report: NASA investigating UFO sightings, agency chief says

Space debris strikes space station. Here’s what it damaged

Canadarm2 continues to function normally after getting whacked by space junk, Canadian Space Agency says #ISS #Space #Debris A chunk of space trash has left a hole in the International Space Station’s robotic arm but NASA and Canadian mission managers say the arm’s functions won’t be impacted; however, this is far from the last debris encounter for the orbiting laboratory. The ISS orbits about 200 miles above the planet, in low-Earth orbit, a very popular area for small satellite launches and lots of space debris. More than 23,000 pieces of, essentially, trash from defunct satellites, rocket parts and other objects … Continue reading Space debris strikes space station. Here’s what it damaged

Mysteries remain after US report makes no definitive finding about UFOs

#UFO #UAP #Mystery Cleveland, Ohio 2021-06-05 09:02:08 – Washington (AP) — Navy pilots capture lumps in distant, blurry videos that appear to be gliding just above sea waves at improbable speeds, with no distinguishable means of propulsion or lift. I will. “Oh my god, man” One aviator tells another and laughs at the strange sight. “what is that?” Is it a bird? airplane? Super drone? Something extraterrestrial? The US government is scrutinizing such unidentified flying objects.Better known as a report summarizing what the United States knows about “unidentified aerial phenomena.” UFO — Will be released later this month. Aliens never remove the … Continue reading Mysteries remain after US report makes no definitive finding about UFOs

First evidence of cell membrane molecules in space

#space #Extraterrestrial #molecule All cells on Earth are made of phospholipid membranes. Now astronomers have found the component molecules in interstellar space. Kateryna Kon/ShutterstockThe origin of life is one the great unanswered questions in science. One piece of this puzzle is that life started on Earth 4.5 billion years ago, just a few hundred million years after the formation of the Solar System, and involved numerous critical molecular components. How did all these components come to be available so quickly? One potential explanation is that the Earth was seeded from space with the building blocks for life. The idea is … Continue reading First evidence of cell membrane molecules in space

Awaiting The Next Historic Solar Storm

When will the next major solar storm hit? #Space #solarflare #spaceweather Powerful solar storms can hammer Earth, causing major technology glitches. One of the best-remembered events is the Quebec power grid failure of 1989, a 12-hour blackout in which millions of people found themselves in dark office buildings, stalled elevators, and underground pedestrian tunnels. Going farther back, there’s the famous Carrington Event of 1859, which fried telegraph wires. Scientists agree it’s only a matter of time until the next powerful solar storm affects earthly technologies. Next time, we might expect steeper consequences, since today’s world relies so heavily on technology. But, with … Continue reading Awaiting The Next Historic Solar Storm

Stephen Hawking’s final warnings: What he predicted for the future

#Hawking #prediction #space Stephen Hawking’s fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what he saw as the great challenges and existential threats for humanity in coming decades. His pronouncements drove headlines in the media, which sometimes proved controversial. Leaving Earth Hawking was clearly troubled that we were putting all our eggs in one basket – that basket being Earth. For decades, Hawking had been calling for humans to begin the process of permanently settling other planets. It made … Continue reading Stephen Hawking’s final warnings: What he predicted for the future

Asteroid the size of Seattle’s Space Needle to pass near Earth

Space rock measures approximately 600 feet #Asteroid #Space #nearearthobject The fire ball that passed over Japan in 2017 is linked to a mile-long asteroid. Scientists now believe that the asteroid, known as 2003 YT1 could break up and harm life on Earth. A “potentially hazardous” asteroid the size of Seattle’s Space Needle is expected to pass near Earth on Tuesday.  The space rock, known as 2021 KT1, measures approximately 600 feet, according to NASA’s Southern California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The asteroid is expected to hurl past Earth at a distance of 4.5 million miles away and at a velocity of 40,000 mph. Comparatively, the average distance between the Earth and the moon is about … Continue reading Asteroid the size of Seattle’s Space Needle to pass near Earth

Missionary and 38 Witnesses Observe UFOs and Occupants for 3 Hours

#UFO #UAP #Alien Probably one of the most credible and underreported close encounters of UFOs and aliens in the history of Ufology occurred between Jun. 21 and Jun. 27, 1958 at the Boianai Anglican Mission in Papua, New Guinea. It was there that the Reverend Father W.B. Gill and 38 others witnessed a squadron of UFOs, a large craft with “elaborative superstructures” along with smaller apparently remote-controlled discs. The mission watch the UFOs and their occupants several times over a three-day period that eventually totaled about 3 hours of observation. Capable of Extremely High Speeds A thorough report on this … Continue reading Missionary and 38 Witnesses Observe UFOs and Occupants for 3 Hours

Space station detectors found the source of weird ‘blue jet’ lightning

A ‘blue bang’ sparks an unusual type of lightning in the upper atmosphere Scientists have finally gotten a clear view of the spark that sets off an exotic type of lightning called a blue jet. Blue jets zip upward from thunderclouds into the stratosphere, reaching altitudes up to about 50 kilometers in less than a second. Whereas ordinary lightning excites a medley of gases in the lower atmosphere to glow white, blue jets excite mostly stratospheric nitrogen to create their signature blue hue. Blue jets have been observed from the ground and aircraft for years, but it’s hard to tell … Continue reading Space station detectors found the source of weird ‘blue jet’ lightning

RADAR data confirms: USS Omaha was surrounded by swarm of UFOs

#UFO #UAP #UNKNOWN MYSTERY WIRE — Filmmaker Jeremy Corbell has released a new video showing unidentified objects being monitored by Navy personnel on board the USS Omaha on July, 2019. This new video was recorded during the same event seen in earlier Navy video Corbell released that showed an unidentified sphere disappearing into the Pacific Ocean. Over a period of hours, crew members on the USS Omaha, which is located in the center of the radar screen seen in the video, monitored the approach of the unknown objects. There were as many as 14 objects on the screen at one point, all around the ship. … Continue reading RADAR data confirms: USS Omaha was surrounded by swarm of UFOs

FBI report: Nikola Tesla, inventor of wireless technology, was an alien

#Tesla #Alien #Declassified Is the movie “Men in Black” or “Transformers” based on a real-life event? The FBI’s recently declassified document revealed that Nikola Tesla, one of the most brilliant and prolific inventors known, came from Venus. Namely, he was an extraterrestrial. Tesla’s scientific creations were considered 300 to 1,000 years ahead of his time; all his creations in his later years were subsequently classified as top-secret by the FBI. Titled “Nikola Tesla Part03 of 3”, the third of 3 declassified FBI reports about Tesla contains 64 pages with certain portions blotted out in black ink. But one paragraph states … Continue reading FBI report: Nikola Tesla, inventor of wireless technology, was an alien

The Milky Way may have two supermassive black holes

Measurements of stars orbiting our galaxy’s core suggest our 4-million-solar-mass black hole, Sagittarius A*, may have another supermassive companion lurking nearby. #Space #BlackHole #Galaxy An artist’s conception of two black holes entwined in a gravitational tango.NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Christopher Go Do supermassive black holes have friends? The nature of galaxy formation suggests that the answer is yes, and in fact, pairs of supermassive black holes should be common in the universe. I am an astrophysicist and am interested in a wide range of theoretical problems in astrophysics, from the formation of the very first galaxies to the gravitational interactions of black holes, stars and … Continue reading The Milky Way may have two supermassive black holes

Why physicist Avi Loeb thinks there’s a “serious possibility” that ‘Oumuamua was an alien spacecraft

#Oumuamua #Alien #Space It’s a “serious possibility that we should contemplate,” Loeb says in his new book on the bizarre space object. It’s been long thought that there are objects out in space moving around between stars, and sometimes they can pass through our solar system, and not long ago, something from deep space made a surprise visit. Some say this visitor was a comet, or maybe an asteroid, but another astronomer strongly believes it is something completely different. Was it the splintered remains of an exoplanet? Or was this interstellar visitor some kind of alien spacecraft in disguise…and why … Continue reading Why physicist Avi Loeb thinks there’s a “serious possibility” that ‘Oumuamua was an alien spacecraft

Rare 4000-Year Comets Can Cause Meteor Showers on Earth

#Comet #Meteor #Space ©SETI INSTITUTE Comets that circle the Sun in very elongated orbits spread their debris so thin along their orbit or eject it out of the solar system altogether that their meteor showers are hard to detect. From a new meteor shower survey published in the journal Icarus, researchers now report that they can detect showers from the debris in the path of comets that pass close to Earth orbit and are known to return as infrequent as once every 4,000 years. “This creates a situational awareness for potentially hazardous comets that were last near Earth orbit as … Continue reading Rare 4000-Year Comets Can Cause Meteor Showers on Earth

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