Aliens in the News

Yesterday the New York Times posted an article about strange UFOs the Navy has been picking up for years on radar. There will be a documentary show Friday about these incidents. Lieutenants Graves and Accoin, along with former American intelligence officials, appear in a six-part History Channel series, “Unidentified: Inside America’s U.F.O. Investigation,” to air... Continue Reading →

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Anniversary of Alien sighting

Today is the anniversary of the 1561 sighting of an 'alien battle' over Nuremborg, Germany. Let's go back to 1561... Ice cream had just been invented in Italy. Francis Bacon was born. Queen Elizabeth just began her reign. Europe is still suffering from periodic epidemics and famines. One-half of all infants born alive are dying... Continue Reading →

Tesla and Starman

So it's been a year since Starman the mannequin was launched into space in his cherry red Tesla Roadster with Hot Wheels model Tesla on the dash. The car is 226 million miles from Earth now. There is a really cool website run by Programmer Ben Pearson that counts Starman's distance as he travels at... Continue Reading →

Repeated Fast Radio Bursts From Space

Scientists have spotted repeated blasts of radio signals coming from deep in space for a second time. Only this time, 13 of them were definite repeats - like an echo in a really deep cave. The blasts were discovered by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) in British Columbia. CHIME As Tom Landecker, a... Continue Reading →

BepiColombo blasts off to Mercury

#ICYMI We're on our way to #Mercury! 🚀 #BepiColombo blasted off on an #Ariane5 from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45GMT/03:45 CEST this morning with @ESA_Bepi @JAXA_MMO & @ESA_MTM onboard. Full story: https://t.co/uXTlVD9jXX pic.twitter.com/wZqZtVADqf — BepiColombo (@BepiColombo) October 20, 2018 Watch the launch replay: https://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2018/10/BepiColombo_launch_replay BepiColombo is Europe's first mission to Mercury, in combination with... Continue Reading →

Learning from Failure

We are all taught that failure is bad as we learn in school. You were grounded for getting Fs and rewarded for getting As. We love to report space victories, but the truth is, we learn from our failures. On October 11, a seemingly routine Roscosmos launch to the International Space Station went a bit... Continue Reading →

Saturn: Cassini Data still coming in

In 2010, Cassini began a second, seven-year-long, mission called the Cassini Solstice Mission. This final mission concluded with a phase known as The Grand Finale -- 22 deep dives between Saturn's cloud tops and innermost ring before it plunged into the giant planet's atmosphere. "The Grand Finale orbits were so named because they not only... Continue Reading →

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