Three Russian satellites that have been a mystery to observers have begun moving again, apparently being reactivated after orbiting silently for a year. The trio have been in space since the first one launched in 2013 (the last shot off to orbit in 2015), but the purpose for their launching is unknown. Adding to the […]

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There is a theory that life on Earth may have begun in freshwater hot springs environments, and there are scientists that think that just such a beginning for living organism may have begun the same way on Mars. Researchers are now looking at some 3.48-billion-year-old Australian rocks with biosignatures in the fossil record that might […]

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Never before has New Zealand had a space program, but that will be changing in the near future. Led by California-based aerospace company Rocket Lab, the South Pacific nation may soon send as many as one commercial rocket per week into space, essentially doubling the number of launches executed in the U.S. every year. Last […]

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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials have revealed broader plans for an eventual Mars mission that require a new space station orbiting the Moon. The plans include astronauts manning the station for year-long missions. But the one thing missing from NASA’s two-step path to Mars is a popular stepping stone — the Moon base. […]

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A Georgia scientist believes he has figured out how to detect alien civilizations — especially advanced civilizations with the capability of building massive energy-absorbing megastructures around stellar objects. In fact, he says that current technology would suffice in searching out nearby (relatively speaking) stellar bodies for these alien megastructures. Still, the search would not be […]

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The odd star located in the Cygnus constellation known as Tabby’s Star — the one that could be host to an “alien megastructure” — has begun to dim again and a “call to action” has been sent out by the star’s namesake herself, astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. Both she and Jason Wright, a Penn State Associate […]

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The ever mysterious “alien megastructure” star has gone haywire again. Tabby’s star,also called the Boyajian star, is once again exhibiting an eccentric pattern of dimming and brightening, prompting astronomers around the world to turn their telescopes towards it in the hopes of solving the mystery behind its strange behavior, as reported by Gizmodo. Back in […]

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NASA (National Space and Aeronautics Administration) has detected an artificial barrier — a protective belt, as it were — encircling the Earth in a defensive shield, scientists say. The barrier is an inadvertent layer in addition to the Van Allen electromagnetic belts and appears to act in the same fashion — shielding the planet from […]

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Panspermia is the hypothesis that life might be prevalent throughout the galaxy due to the “seeding” of living organisms via object collisions and/or meteorite deposits. It is the hypothesis that contends that life on Earth may have its origin on some other planet. And, as one physicist notes, the idea of panspermia may get tested […]

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