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New video from USS Omaha shows unknown aerial sphere vanishing into ocean

#UFO #UAP #Unexplained Newly released video taken on board the USS Omaha, a littoral combat ship, shows what has been described as a transmedium vehicle (that is, a vehicle capable of traveling through both air and water) moving, hovering, and disappearing into the Pacific Ocean. The new video has been published by investigative filmmaker Jeremy Corbell. The video is from the same incident Mystery Wire documented in April. Previously, two freeze frame images from the video were made public. A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed last month that one of the freeze-frame images was recorded by US Navy personnel. During July 2019, several U.S. … Continue reading New video from USS Omaha shows unknown aerial sphere vanishing into ocean

World first: Oblique wave detonation engine may unlock Mach 17 aircraft

#NASA #SPACE #Hypersonic UCF researchers have successfully fired up a new hypersonic detonation engine that harnesses the raw power of a sustained, trapped explosion. The new engine could power aircraft up to 17 times the speed of sound. Background image credit: NASA. Aircraft and composite image credit: Daniel Rosato, UCFVIEW 4 IMAGES UCF researchers say they’ve trapped a sustained explosive detonation, fixed in place, for the first time, channeling its enormous power into thrust in a new oblique wave detonation engine that could propel an aircraft up to 17 times the speed of sound, potentially beating the scramjet as a hypersonic propulsion … Continue reading World first: Oblique wave detonation engine may unlock Mach 17 aircraft

Scientists Just Found Evidence for Fifth Force of Nature

Scientists Just Found Evidence for Fifth Force of Nature Scientists may have found evidence for a fifth force of nature. #Science #physics # quantum Researchers at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, in Illinois, have found new evidence suggesting that a subatomic particle called a muon is not following the known laws of physics, as The New York Times reports. Muons are a lot like electrons but 207 times as massive. They also tend to decay extremely quickly into electrons and super-light particles called neutrinos. Exposed to an intense magnetic field by being sent around a 46-foot magnetized ring at Fermilab, … Continue reading Scientists Just Found Evidence for Fifth Force of Nature

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft heading back to Earth after retrieving asteroid sample

#NASA #Space #Asteroid NASA said the mission will help unlock the secrets of the solar system NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Monday began its long journey back to Earth after collecting a sample from the asteroid Bennu. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer was NASA’s first spacecraft to visit an asteroid near Earth to bring back a sampling for scientists.  OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. (NASA) Capturing a Sample The spacecraft reached asteroid Bennue in 2018 and spent two years flying near and around it, before collecting rubble from the surface last fall. NASA said the mission will help unlock the secrets of our … Continue reading NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft heading back to Earth after retrieving asteroid sample

‘My Saddest Photo’: Astronaut Sees Gaza-Israel Conflict from Space

#ISS #Gaza #Israel #War German astronaut Alexander Gerst posted an image of Gaza and Israel as seen from the International Space Station. German astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image of Gaza and Israel as seen from the International Space Station. German astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image of Gaza and Israel as seen from the International Space Station, saying “My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel.” The weeks-old conflict that began with Israel airstrikes and rockets fired from Gaza has now expanded into an Israel ground invasion on the enclave and claimed the lives of 630 Palestinians … Continue reading ‘My Saddest Photo’: Astronaut Sees Gaza-Israel Conflict from Space

Voyager 1 Is Detecting a ‘Hum’ of Plasma Waves in The Void of Interstellar Space

Voyager 1, having spent over 43 years zooming away from Earth since its 1977 launch, is now a very long way away indeed. #Voyager #space #astronomy Its distance from the Sun is over 150 times the distance between Earth and the Sun. It takes over 21 hours for transmissions traveling at light speed to arrive at Earth. It officially passed the heliopause – the boundary at which pressure from the solar wind is no longer sufficient to push into the wind from interstellar space – in 2012. Voyager 1 has left the Solar System – and it’s finding that the … Continue reading Voyager 1 Is Detecting a ‘Hum’ of Plasma Waves in The Void of Interstellar Space

Could the Next Space Station Be a Hotel?

Commercializing space is no longer a far-out idea. In fact, NASA is fully on board. #space #spacehotel #hotel #spacestation In 1967, Barron Hilton, the future head of Hilton Hotels Corp., turned up at an American Astronautical Society meeting devoted to “outer space tourism.” The first moon landing was still two years out, but Hilton wasn’t going to be late to the next big travel market. At the conference, he laid out plans for Earth-orbiting Hiltons and lunar hotels, complete with Galaxy Lounges where guests might “enjoy a martini and the stars.” Alas, humans would have to wait decades for an outer-space outpost, and the one they … Continue reading Could the Next Space Station Be a Hotel?

Quantum Entanglement Has Now Been Directly Observed at a Larger Macroscopic Scale

Quantum entanglement is the binding together of two particles or objects, even though they may be far apart – their respective properties are linked in a way that’s not possible under the rules of classical physics. It’s a weird phenomenon that Einstein described as “spooky action at a distance“, but its weirdness is what makes it so fascinating to scientists. In new research, quantum entanglement has been directly observed and recorded at the macroscopic scale – a scale much bigger than the subatomic particles normally associated with entanglement. The dimensions involved are still very small from our perspective – these experiments involved two tiny aluminum … Continue reading Quantum Entanglement Has Now Been Directly Observed at a Larger Macroscopic Scale

China’s rogue Long March 5B rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean: report

The reported landing ended days of speculation about where and when the debris would hit Earth. Michio Kaku details the impending rocket crash due to take place this weekend on ‘Your World’ with Neil Cavuto The remnants of China’s rogue Long March 5B rocket reportedly landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday — late Saturday night Eastern U.S. time — after its uncontrolled descent was tracked around the world over the past week. Reuters reported the landing, citing information from the Chinese government. In addition, U.S. Space Command retweeted a post by Space-Track.org, indicating the rocket debris had landed. Earlier Saturday, the Space Force’s 18th … Continue reading China’s rogue Long March 5B rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean: report

CHINA’S FALLING ROCKET: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN OUT-OF-CONTROL LONG MARCH 5B HITS THE EARTH?

For an uncontrolled re-entry event, it is not possible to accurately predict where the object or parts of the object will fall The Long March 5B rocket is falling back to Earth after launching part of China’s next space station. The 30-meter long rocket entered orbital velocity, meaning it is now traveling around the world every 90 minutes – too fast for space agencies to tell where it is going to land. Last year, a similar prototype craft came within 13 minutes of hitting New York City. The craft was eventually confirmed by the US Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron to have landed in the … Continue reading CHINA’S FALLING ROCKET: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN OUT-OF-CONTROL LONG MARCH 5B HITS THE EARTH?

A pair of moons with underground oceans…

Intriguing possibility of life in two underground oceans in our solar system. Interactions between deep ocean water and hot rock on Saturn’s moon Enceladus are thought to result in hydrothermal plumes that erupt through the moon’s icy crust. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Jupiter and Saturn are both gas giants boasting multiple moons. Now, two separate studies have identified another similarity: Each appears to have a moon with hidden underground oceans. Jupiter’s moon Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system and is the only moon with its own magnetic field, which frequently sparks glowing aurorae encircling the moon’s north and south … Continue reading A pair of moons with underground oceans…

Life on the Planet Mercury? ‘It’s Not Completely Nuts’

A new explanation for the rocky world’s jumbled landscape opens a possibility that it could have had ingredients for habitability. Mercury — a planet with a surface hot enough to melt lead — might once have contained ingredients needed for life. Though that’s a pretty big might. The new theory, published last week in the journal Scientific Reports, is based on a particularly muddled feature on the planet orbiting closest to the sun, known as “chaotic terrain.” Here, the cracked, uneven and jumbled landscape consists of fractured rock, mismatched peaks and collapsed craters. “Think of a kid throwing up a bunch … Continue reading Life on the Planet Mercury? ‘It’s Not Completely Nuts’

Some Viruses Have a Completely Different Genome to The Rest of Life on Earth

In the world of microbial warfare, sometimes you have to change the very fabric of who you are. Viruses that infect bacteria – fittingly called bacteriophages – and their prey have been at war for eons, each side evolving more devilish tactics to infect or destroy each other. Eventually, some bacteriophages took this arms race to a new level by changing the way they code their DNA. At least, that’s what we think happened. Once thought to be an outlier, new research published in three separate papers shows that there’s a whole army of bacteriophages with non-standard DNA, which researchers call a … Continue reading Some Viruses Have a Completely Different Genome to The Rest of Life on Earth

Huge Chinese rocket falling back to Earth in uncontrolled reentry

Projectile currently orbiting Earth every 90 minutes after space station launch A huge Chinese rocket is set to fall back to earth in an uncontrolled re-entry after a space station launch. The 21-ton Long March 5B rocket carried a module of China’s new space station into low Earth orbit last week. But the 30-meter long rocket itself also reached orbit and will now become one of the largest ever launchers to make an uncontrolled reentry, according to SpaceNews.com. Experts say that most expendable rockets do not reach a velocity that would take them into orbit and they normally reenter the atmosphere and land in a known reentry … Continue reading Huge Chinese rocket falling back to Earth in uncontrolled reentry

Did Nikola Tesla Unintentionally Detect Signals From Another Civilization?

An eccentric genius and a man in every respect extraordinary was born on the night of 9/10 of July, 1856 in the Croatian village of Smiljan, a village near Gospic Lika, (the Krajina, a military district of Austro-Hungarian Empire, now in the Republic of Croatia). “A purpose was behind these signals… They are the results of an attempt by some human beings, not of this world; to speak to us by signals.” – Nikola Tesla According to messagetoeagle.com, this event took place at the stroke of midnight “with lightning striking during a summer storm”. Because of the unusual moment of his birth, … Continue reading Did Nikola Tesla Unintentionally Detect Signals From Another Civilization?

Proxima Centauri shoots out humongous flare, with big implications for alien life

The flare was around 100 times more powerful than those emitted by the sun. Scientists have spotted one of the largest stellar flares ever recorded in our galaxy. The jets of plasma shot outward from the sun’s nearest neighbor, the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. The flare, which was around 100 times more powerful than any experienced in our solar system, could change the way scientists think about solar radiation and alien life. Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf — the smallest, dimmest and most common type of main sequence stars in the galaxy — located approximately 4.25 light-years from Earth. Its mass is … Continue reading Proxima Centauri shoots out humongous flare, with big implications for alien life

AI will be smarter than humans within 5 years, says Elon Musk

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has claimed that Artificial Intelligence will be ‘vastly smarter’ than any human and would overtake us by 2025. “We are headed toward a situation where AI is vastly smarter than humans. I think that time frame is less than five years from now. But that doesn’t mean that everything goes to hell in five years. It just means that things get unstable or weird,” Musk said in an interview with New York Times over the weekend. This is not the first time that Musk has shown concern related to AI. Back in 2016, Musk … Continue reading AI will be smarter than humans within 5 years, says Elon Musk

A $100 Million Message From Aliens Next-Door? What We Know About The Mysterious ‘BLC1’ Radio Signal

Is it aliens? There have been a lot of stories online about the recent detection of a mysterious radio signal from space that appears to have come from the direction of Proxima Centauri—the closest star to our Sun at “just” 4.24 light-years.  So, it’s aliens, right? It could be, but it’s probably not. First published in The Guardian in December and followed-up by Scientific American, the story revolves around a strange radio transmission detected by the Breakthrough Listen project using the Parkes radio telescope at Parkes Observatory in Australia.  Could it possibly be a technosignature from a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri—and therefore proof of intelligence on another world?  Named Breakthrough Listen Candidate 1 (BLC1) though … Continue reading A $100 Million Message From Aliens Next-Door? What We Know About The Mysterious ‘BLC1’ Radio Signal

Scientists Just Figured Out How to Turn Your Body Into a Battery

Imagine charging your Apple Watch with … yourself. ANNA GORBACHEVAGETTY IMAGES In the near future, pacemakers could run on body heat batteries. These devices could replace watch batteries and other power sources for wearables. The greater the temperature difference from inside to outside, the more power. A tiny new gadget could turn your body’s electricity into a battery, meaning pacemakers, drug delivery pumps, and other implantable medical devices could run on a new kind of renewable energy: you. The wearable, which is called a thermoelectric generator (TEG), directly turns your body’s heat into electrical energy. While the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder scientists behind the … Continue reading Scientists Just Figured Out How to Turn Your Body Into a Battery

Scientists Submit Actual Proof Aliens Are Watching You Right Now

Scientists have released proof that aliens are watching you right now, and it’s called the “Zoo Theory”. If you’ve never heard of the “Zoo Theory” before then this amazing video will explain how humanity is being watched by extraterrestrial life forms in the far reaches of outer space. Sounds like a bad sci-fi movie, but you’ll thank us for preparing you for when the Aliens do show up. Given the infinite size of the universe and its age, it would seem almost impossible that intelligent life is unique to our planet. In 1973 researcher John Ball of the Massachusetts Institute … Continue reading Scientists Submit Actual Proof Aliens Are Watching You Right Now

A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold key to quantum gravity

ER=EPR summarizes new clues to understanding entanglement and spacetime There’s a new equation floating around the world of physics these days that would make Einstein proud. It’s pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR. You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein. R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein’s most intriguing papers. Combined in this equation, these letters express a possible path to reconciling Einstein’s general relativity with quantum mechanics. … Continue reading A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold key to quantum gravity

The US Air Force wants to beam solar power to Earth from space (video)

A power-beaming experiment is scheduled to launch in 2024. A depiction of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Solar Power Incremental and Demonstrations Research (SSPIDR) project, which aims to beam solar power from space to Earth. SSPIDR consists of several small-scale flight experiments that will mature technology needed to build a prototype solar power distribution system. (Image credit: Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)) Space-based solar power won’t be just a sci-fi dream forever, if things go according to the U.S. Air Force’s plans. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is developing a project called SSPIDR (“Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research”), … Continue reading The US Air Force wants to beam solar power to Earth from space (video)

Pentagon UFO report: They ‘acknowledged the reality,’ whistleblower says

Luis Elizondo on blockbuster document on UFOs, UAPs slated for June release The U.S. government is actually gearing up to share information about the “reality” of UFOs with the public — and not a moment too soon, says the man who claims to have run the Pentagon’s UFO program for 9 years. Former President Donald Trump’s $2.3 trillion appropriation bill for 2021 contained a mandate that the Pentagon and spy agencies must file a report about “unidentified aerial phenomena” or UAP. Most of us just call them flying saucers or UFOs. Whatever the jargon, noted whistleblower Luis Elizondo — former head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which operated … Continue reading Pentagon UFO report: They ‘acknowledged the reality,’ whistleblower says

The Nuclear Powered Mars Express

By 2035, NASA wants to land humans on Mars. But reaching the red planet, which is around 184 million kilometres from Earth, will be a mammoth feat. Colder than Antarctica and with little to no oxygen, Mars is a hostile environment. The longer it takes astronauts to get there and the longer they stay, the more they are at risk. That’s why scientists are looking at ways to reduce trip time. Seattle-based company Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has proposed a solution: a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) engine that could get humans from Earth to Mars in just three months. … Continue reading The Nuclear Powered Mars Express

NASA’s Mars rover extracts first oxygen; Ingenuity helicopter completes second flight

The feats are part of the agency’s Moon to Mars exploration project Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) made major strides on the surface of Mars this week.  On Wednesday, the agency announced the Perseverance Mars rover’s MOXIE (Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment) instrument had converted carbon dioxide into oxygen on the red planet for the first time.  Just a day later, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter embarked on its second experimental test flight — a more challenging feat for a longer duration. In a release, NASA explained that MOXIE’s test had initially taken place on April 20 and that the ability to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen in such a thin and … Continue reading NASA’s Mars rover extracts first oxygen; Ingenuity helicopter completes second flight

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with the Lyrid Meteor Shower

Don’t miss the first big meteor shower of 2021! I’ll show you when and where to look to see the Lyrids and give some tips on ways to increase the number of meteors you can see! Be sure to let me know about your questions and experience with the Lyrid Meteor Shower in the comment section below. Clear skies everyone! Lyrid meteor shower peaks predawn April 22. Here’s how to watch This is a meteor from the Lyrids, as seen in the sky in Schermbeck, Germany, April 22, 2020. Every year from January to mid-April, we experience a “meteor drought,” … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with the Lyrid Meteor Shower

Meteor blazes across South Florida skies

There was debate online regarding the meteor’s origin Southern Florida residents were stunned to see a meteor blazing through the darkness Monday night, with some sharing footage of the spectacle on social media. Dashcam and security video revealed the quick, bright flash of light as the meteor streaked through the Earth’s atmosphere. In a matter of seconds, the fireball had disappeared from sight.  At 10:16 p.m. ET, a doorbell camera looking out on a back patio in Parkland showed how the sky lit up and a Coral Springs Twitter user with a Nest camera recorded a different angle of its descent. “Did you happen to see a meteor … Continue reading Meteor blazes across South Florida skies

First Flight of a powered aircraft on another planet a “Wright brothers moment”

After overcoming an earlier software glitch, NASA’s $80 million Ingenuity helicopter spun up its carbon-composite rotors and lifted off the dusty surface of Mars early Monday to become the first aircraft to fly on another planet, a “Wright brothers moment” that could pave the way to future interplanetary aircraft. Tipping the scales at just 4 pounds — 1.5 pounds in the lower gravity of Mars — Ingenuity’s counter-rotating 4-foot-long rotors, spinning at more than 2,500 rpm, were commanded to change their pitch, “biting” deeper into the thin atmosphere for a liftoff from the floor of Jezero Crater around 3:30 a.m. EDT. With the Perseverance … Continue reading First Flight of a powered aircraft on another planet a “Wright brothers moment”

SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the moon under the Artemis program.SpaceX NASA will pay Elon Musk’s SpaceX $2.9 billion to build a lunar landing system to ferry astronauts to the surface of the moon. SpaceX was one of three companies chosen last year to develop technology for NASA’s Human Landing System program. On Friday NASA announced SpaceX’s “Starship” design had beat out the other two companies for the contract. It’s the first time the space agency has used a human lander built by a private company, and it marks an important … Continue reading SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander

SETI project homes in on strange ‘fast radio bursts’

Recent observations of a mysterious and distant object that emits intermittent bursts of radio waves so bright that they’re visible across the universe provide new data about the source but fail to clear up the mystery of what causes them. The observations by the Breakthrough Listen team at UC Berkeley using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia show that the fast radio bursts from this object, called FRB 121102, are nearly 100 percent linearly polarized and highly twisted, an indication that the source of the bursts is embedded in strong magnetic fields like those around a … Continue reading SETI project homes in on strange ‘fast radio bursts’