China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months. BEIJING — China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months. That follows the landing of the U.S. Perseverance rover last Thursday near an ancient river delta in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient microscopic life. A successful bid to land Tianwen-1 would make China only the second country after the U.S. to … Continue reading China’s Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover
What is the Hope Spacecraft? How did it enter orbit around the Red planet? What will it study at Mars? In this video, we discuss the Emirates Mars Mission. Also names Al-amal, or Hope spacecraft, this is a Mars orbiter that is run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) space agency. The original idea for the mission came about in 2013, and launched from Japan in 2020. The spacecraft will study Mars’ global climate, looking at weather patterns and how the different layers of the atmosphere interact with one another. The Hope spacecraft is also the first interplanetary mission from … Continue reading The Hope Spacecraft reaches Mars! Overview of the Emirates Mars Mission
NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet
New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars. From the moment of parachute inflation, the camera system covers the entirety of the descent process, showing some of the rover’s intense ride to Mars’ Jezero Crater. The footage from high-definition cameras aboard the spacecraft starts 7 miles (11 kilometers) above the surface, showing … Continue reading NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet
OUR PLANET’S ATMOSPHERE IS RINGING JUST LIKE A BELL. Air Bell According to a new study by an international team of researchers, the Earth’s entire atmosphere vibrates much like a ringing bell — a low-pitched fundamental tone alongside higher-pitched “overtones.” The discovery could help scientists better predict weather patterns and understand the makeup of our atmosphere. “This finally resolves a longstanding and classic issue in atmospheric science, but it also opens a new avenue of research to understand both the processes that excite the waves and the processes that act to damp the waves,” co-author Kevin Hamilton, a professor at the International … Continue reading SCIENTISTS DETECT “RINGING” IN THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE
Jezero Crater once could have been a prime location for martian microbial mats. And Perseverance aims to find out if any Martian fossils were left behind. Mars’ Jezero Crater was once home to a river delta. That history, and the potential for finding signs of ancient alien life, pushed NASA to pick Jezero as the landing site for its Perseverance rover.NASA/JPL-CaltechBillions of years ago, an enormous space rock struck Mars and excavated a 750-mile-wide (1,200 kilometers) crater now called the Isidis impact basin. But the cosmos wasn’t done yet. Another smaller strike inside the basin later produced an embedded crater … Continue reading Mars Madness: A closer look at Jezero Crater, Perseverance’s landing site
Today we bring you insane declassified footage from the United States military and their crazy encounter with alien UFO’s in Iraq! You have to see this shocking video to come to your own conclusions, but there is obviously some unexplainable UFO in the skies and if the US military can’t identify it, maybe aliens are finally ready to make contact!
‘Touchdown confirmed!’ Perseverance landing marks new dawn for Mars science It’s a new day on Mars. NASA’s $2.7 billion Perseverance rover has successfully landed in Jezero crater, alighting just 35 meters away from hazardous boulders it had identified during descent. At about 3:55 p.m. EST, confirmation came back of the rover safely touching its wheels down, resulting in exuberant but socially distanced applause from double-masked engineers at the mission’s control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). “Touchdown confirmed,” said Swati Mohan, the JPL engineer narrating the landing attempt. “Perseverance is safely on the surface of Mars!” Soon after, a … Continue reading ‘Touchdown confirmed!’ Perseverance landing marks new dawn for Mars science
A new 7 minutes of terror: See the nail-biting Mars landing stages of NASA’s Perseverance rover in this video
There’s a rocket-powered sky crane involved. NASA’s Perseverance rover is only a few days away from its daring seven-minute landing on Mars, where it will touch down on the most challenging terrain ever targeted by a Red Planet mission. On Feb. 18, the car-size Perseverance — the heart of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission — will attempt to land inside the 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater. The entry, descent and landing (EDL) phase of a Mars mission is often referred to as “seven minutes of terror,” because the sequence is so harrowing and happens faster than radio signals can reach Earth from Mars. That means … Continue reading A new 7 minutes of terror: See the nail-biting Mars landing stages of NASA’s Perseverance rover in this video
In a new study, scientists say they can explain dark matter by positing a particle that links to a fifth dimension. Dark matter could be the result of fermions pushed into a warped fifth dimension. This theory builds on an idea first stated in 1999, but is unique in its findings. Dark matter makes up 75 percent of matter but has never been observed … yet. While the “warped extra dimension” (WED) is a trademark of a popular physics model first introduced in 1999, this research, published in The European Physical Journal C, is the first to cohesively use the theory to explain the long-lasting dark matter problem within … Continue reading Scientists Are Pretty Sure They Found a Portal to the Fifth Dimension
LONDON – Viasat is upgrading Skynet satellite communications capabilities to enable the British military to comply with the latest integrated waveform requirement known as IW Phase 2, the company said on Feb. 8. The deal was signed in the second quarter of 2020 but the UK arm of the Carlsbad, California-based communications company has only now been able to announce that it is undertaking the upgrade to ultra-high-frequency satellite communications network control stations in the Skynet system. The upgrade is one in a spate of military-related space announcements in the last few days, which have seen the Ministry of Defence … Continue reading British military’s space campaign picks up steam with ‘Skynet’ upgrade
It’s not the first time a rocket or missile test has been mistaken for aliens Navy fires trident-II SLBM missile test from a submarine off the coast of Florida A strange light over the South Florida sky Tuesday evening had many residents bracing for extraterrestrial contact, but it turned out to be the Navy testing a missile. Floridians will be disappointed (or maybe relieved) to find out that it was just the Navy testing a Trident-II ballistic missile from a submarine. “This test was part of a scheduled, ongoing system evaluation test,” a Navy spokesperson told Fox News. “Launches are conducted on a frequent, recurring basis to … Continue reading Twitter lights up with UFO talk after light seen in Florida sky, turns out to be Navy missile
US rover set to arrive next week amid unusual flurry of activity at ‘Red Planet’ BEIJING – A Chinese spacecraft went into orbit around Mars on Wednesday on an expedition to land a rover on the surface and scout for signs of ancient life, authorities announced in a landmark step in the country’s most ambitious deep-space mission yet. The arrival of Tianwen-1 after a journey of seven months and nearly 300 million miles (475 million kilometers) is part of an unusual burst of activity at Mars: A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around the red planet on Tuesday, and a U.S. rover … Continue reading Chinese spacecraft enters Mars’ orbit, joining Arab ship
NASA’s Mars rover is about to land in the perfect place to hunt for alien fossils: an ancient lake bed called Jezero Crater
NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to land Thursday in the dried-up Martian lake bed Jezero Crater. It’s ideal for looking for alien fossils because a river deposited microbe-trapping minerals there. Perseverance will search the lake bottom, shorelines, and river delta for signs of ancient microbes. Billions of years ago, Mars was a water world with rivers and lakes. Microbes might have swum in those waters, leaving their imprints on an ancient Martian lake bed called Jezero Crater. NASA is sending a rover there to hunt for such fossils. The $2.4 billion SUV-sized robot, called Perseverance, is set to land in Jezero Crater … Continue reading NASA’s Mars rover is about to land in the perfect place to hunt for alien fossils: an ancient lake bed called Jezero Crater
Pushing the boundaries of math requires great minds to pose fascinating problems. What if a machine could do it? Now, scientists created one that can. A good conjecture has something like a magnetic pull for the mind of a mathematician. At its best, a mathematical conjecture states something extremely profound in an extremely precise and succinct way, crying out for proof or disproof. But posing a good conjecture is difficult. It must be deep enough to provoke curiosity and investigation, but not so obscure as to be impossible to glimpse in the first place. Many of the most famous problems … Continue reading Machines Are Inventing New Math We’ve Never Seen
Alien life may be so different from us that we wouldn’t even recognize it as life. Axolotl (STEPHEN DALTON) In Episode 146, late in the run of Star Trek — The Next Generation, its writers finally addressed an obvious issue with science fiction: How come no matter where we go out there, aliens look roughly like us? Obviously, the real answer is that they’re played by human actors, but science fiction has helped instill in us a prevalent bias toward expecting extraterrestrial beings to have arms, legs, heads, not to mention spines, skin, and so on. Little green men are still men, … Continue reading E.T. could already be among us and we wouldn’t know, says NASA
A lot has been achieved, even in an awful year. The year 2020 was a difficult one for most everyone on the planet—what were the biggest stories related to the search for life beyond Earth? It seems fitting that we start with a loss—of the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico. The 305-meter-wide radio telescope, which opened for business in 1963, experienced a catastrophic failure when two supporting cables broke—one in August and another in November. The suspended instrument platform fell and crashed into the giant dish on December 1. Arecibo was the world’s largest telescope for decades, and was used … Continue reading Astrobiology’s Biggest Stories of 2020
After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the brakes at Mars. The stakes—and anxiety—are sky high. The United Arab Emirates’ orbiter reaches Mars on Tuesday, followed less than 24 hours later by China’s orbiter-rover combo. NASA’s rover, the cosmic caboose, will arrive on the scene a week later, on Feb. 18, to collect rocks for return to Earth—a key step in determining whether life ever existed at Mars. Both the UAE and China are newcomers at Mars, where more than half of Earth’s emissaries have failed. China’s first … Continue reading Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession
Inventions with revolutionary potential made by a mysterious aerospace engineer for the U.S. Navy come to light. U.S. Navy shipsCredit: Getty Images U.S. Navy holds patents for enigmatic inventions by aerospace engineer Dr. Salvatore Pais. He came up with technology that can “engineer” reality, devising an ultrafast craft, a fusion reactor and more. While mostly theoretical at this point, the inventions could transform energy, space, and military sectors. The U.S. Navy controls patents for some futuristic and outlandish technologies, some of which, dubbed “the UFO patents,” came to life recently. Of particular note are inventions by the somewhat mysterious Dr. … Continue reading U.S. Navy controls inventions that claim to change “fabric of reality”
A recently discovered object sharing Earth’s orbital path around the Sun could actually be a trojan asteroid, astronomers have found. If confirmed, it will be only the second object of its type identified to date, suggesting that there could be more of these hidden asteroids lurking in Earth’s gravitational pockets. Trojan asteroids are space rocks that share the orbital path of larger planetary bodies in the Solar System, hanging out in gravitationally stable regions known as Lagrangian points. These are pockets where the gravitational pulls of the planet and the Sun balance perfectly with the centripetal force of any small body … Continue reading Second Trojan Of Earth Just Discovered By an Amateur Astronomer!
After Breathtaking Images and Stupendous Discoveries, Spacecraft Juno Gets 4 More Years to Explore Jupiter
Like an artist whose pleased patron commissions more masterpieces, NASA’s Juno spacecraft just earned an extension after four extraordinary years of discovery. And if you’ve seen any of Juno’s images of Jupiter, you may find the artist reference apt. Before the Juno mission, little was known about the wind and cloud systems of the polar regions (shown in bluish tones in the above image).The solar-powered robotic probe, whose adventure exploring the atmosphere and interior of the planet Jupiter was scheduled to end this July, has been granted a four-year extension, through September 2025. It’s mission has also expanded, and it will now investigate the … Continue reading After Breathtaking Images and Stupendous Discoveries, Spacecraft Juno Gets 4 More Years to Explore Jupiter
Telescopes have captured meteoroids hitting the Moon and several spacecraft imaged Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 smacking into Jupiter in 1994. But impacts as they happen on another rocky world have never been observed. However, the MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) mission may have seen an impact take place back in 2013. In looking at archival data from the mission, scientists found evidence of a meteoroid impact on Mercury. While this data isn’t a ‘no-doubt’ photo of the event, it does tell scientists more about impacts and how they affect Mercury’s wispy-thin atmosphere. “It’s just incredible that MESSENGER could watch this … Continue reading MESSENGER Saw a Meteoroid Strike Mercury
The unique design of the plasma thruster could enable spacecraft to travel to distant planets much faster than they can now. Dr Fatima Ebrahimi has invented a new fusion rocket thruster concept which could power humans to Mars and beyond. The physicist who works for the US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) designed the rocket which will use magnetic fields to shoot plasma particles – electrically charged gas – into the vacuum of space. According to Newton’s second and third laws of motion, the conservation of momentum would mean the rocket was propelled forwards – and at … Continue reading Has this woman just invented the rocket that will take us to Mars?
Examining this and other intriguing questions at the start of 2021. As we begin a new year, it seems appropriate to think about big topics. And what could be bigger than asking what observations might count as evidence of intelligent alien beings? The question is triggered by Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb’s forthcoming book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, as well as the last big science story of 2020, about a mysterious radio astronomy observation known as Breakthrough Listen Candidate 1, the first candidate for an artificial extraterrestrial signal found by the Breakthrough Listen project, the most thorough SETI … Continue reading The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth?
Oumuamua and Borisov are not the only interstellar interlopers. We know of many more. Here’s what we know about them so far. An interstellar object is an astronomical object in interstellar space that is not gravitationally bound to a star. This term can also be applied to an object that is on an interstellar trajectory but is temporarily passing close to a star, such as certain asteroids and comets. In November 2018, Harvard astronomers Amir Siraj and Avi Loeb reported that there should be hundreds of ‘Oumuamua-size interstellar objects in the Solar System, based on calculated orbital characteristics, and presented several centaur candidates such … Continue reading Did We Just Discover More ‘Oumuamua Type Objects?
From biological machines to superintelligence. Two scientific papers impressed me this week, both in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The first is by researchers led by Sam Kriegman at the University of Vermont, who present a method for designing “biological machines” from the ground up. They emphasize the potential good this might do by allowing the creation of “living machines” that safely deliver drugs inside the human body or assist with cleaning up the environment. The other paper is a collaboration of the Max Planck Institute in Germany with the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. Led by Manuel Alfonseca, the authors … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: Cure for What Ails Us, or Looming Threat to the World?
In the 1950s, the now legendary race into space began, in which the United States of America and the Soviet Union shifted their strong competition into space. Both sides attempted to gain supremacy in space. Pioneering work was to be done in order to underpin the scientific power of the respective state. Everyone knows about the race to launch the first orbiting satellite into space and that it ended with a Soviet victory by Sputnik 1. Also the first man in space – Yuri Gagarin – was Soviet. Of course, the fight for the first manned journey to the moon … Continue reading What did the Soviets photograph on Venus? – Real Images!
Godspeed, SO 2020. Enjoy your journey around the sun. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) Earth’s second moon will make a close approach to the planet next week before drifting off into space, never to be seen again. “What second moon,” you ask? Astronomers call it 2020 SO — a small object that dropped into Earth’s orbit about halfway between our planet and the moon in September 2020. Temporary satellites like these are known as minimoons, though calling it a moon is a bit deceptive in this case; in December 2020, NASA researchers learned that the object isn’t a space rock at all, but rather the … Continue reading Earth is about to lose its second moon, forever
The strange lights were seen floating over the state’s Indian Trail community Could it be? A mysterious light cluster was spotted in the night sky near Charlotte, N.C., over the weekend, leading to a debate on social media over the possible presence of UFOs in the area, according to a report. The strange lights were seen floating over the state’s Indian Trail community and subsequently posted on the “What’s Up Indian Trail?” community Facebook page. “Anyone know what these lights were tonight?” Alisa Homewood remarked, according to The Charlotte Observer. “No sound at all. They flickered like lanterns, but followed the same exact path up until they … Continue reading ‘Odd’ lights spotted in North Carolina sky prompts several theories
The second smallest and innermost of the four Galilean moons, Io, was first documented by Galileo Galilei in January 1610. Io proved to earthlings, along with the moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto, that our pale blue point is not the center of the universe, the galaxy or even the solar system, since these four satellites were apparently orbiting Jupiter, unlike us. While Galileo kept his observations secret for years because of the then Catholic Church, his documentation of Io paved the way for some very strange findings about this moon in the following centuries. Hot, active volcanoes produce almost half … Continue reading Scientists Can’t Explain What’s Currently Happening On Jupiter’s Moon Io!
If an object measuring 1 km across were to hit our planet, the consequences would be much graver. There were precedents in the history of our Earth and there is no guarantee it will not happen again. Over a thousand celestial bodies are posing a potential threat today. So what would happen if a really large asteroid were to collide with us? Human life could be wiped out on March 16, 2880 because a huge asteroid is hurtling towards Earth – and experts don’t know how to stop it Asteroid 1950 DA has a 0.3 per cent chance of hitting … Continue reading THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ASTEROID DETECTED