Tag: Space

“Early Mars was Habitable –But Was it inhabited?” –An Ancient Global Megaflood Hints ‘Yes’

“Early Mars was an extremely active planet from a geological point of view,” said Alberto G. Fairén, a visiting astrobiologist at Cornell University. “The planet had the conditions needed to support the presence of liquid water on the surface – and on Earth, where there’s water, there’s life. “So early Mars was a habitable planet,” […]

Read More

“Anomaly” –Could a Strange Star Signal a Civilization Billions of Years Beyond Sapiens (Weekend Feature)

“It’s worthwhile to not just do what was done 60 years ago, but also to keep an eye out for very unusual things,” says SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak. “The universe has been around for three times as long as the Earth has been around, so there could be aliens out there that are very, […]

Read More

“Cosmic Broadcasts” –Energy Bursts from the Most Powerful Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Posted on Nov 9, 2020 in Astronomy, Space, Universe New research has provided clues that galactic magnetars –young pulsars that spin more slowly than ordinary pulsars and have the most powerful magnetic fields in the universe– lying in close proximity to a black hole, could perhaps be the source of “fast radio millisecond-long bursts,” or […]

Read More

“Hidden Matter of the Universe” –Is Its Signal Buried in 20-Year-Old Space-Telescope Data of the Cosmic Web? (Weekend Feature)

One new theory, says physicist Michio Kaku, is that the as yet undetected dark matter of the universe may be ordinary matter that makes up stars, planets and galaxies in a parallel universe. “If a galaxy is hovering above in another dimension,’ says Kaku, “we would not be able to see it. It would be […]

Read More

“Someone is Looking Back at Us” –Three-Hundred-Million Earth-Like Worlds of the Milky Way

“One in 200 stars has habitable Earth-like planets surrounding it – in the galaxy, half a billion stars have Earth-like planets going around them – that’s huge, half a billion. So when we look at the night sky, it makes sense that someone is looking back at us,” says physicist, Michio Kaku, author of The […]

Read More

Microbial Space Travelers –“Distributing Life Across the Universe”

Life is incredibly resilient. In April, 2019, a microscopic, multicellular species, also known as the water bear, likely made it out alive following a crash landing on the lunar surface by Israel’s Beresheet probe. Based on an analysis of the spacecraft’s trajectory and the composition of the device the micro-animals were stored in the chances […]

Read More

Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Homo Sapiens Ten One-Billionths of Cosmic History to Hidden Galaxies”

    “Ten One-Billionths of Cosmic History” –Past Homo Species Could Not Survive Intense Climate Change “Soon to be Revealed” –Hidden Galaxies of the Early Universe “No Place to Hide” –A ‘Perfect Storm’ 14 Times Earth’s Greatest Biological Catastrophe “Lost in the Mists of Time” –The First Stars that Ultimately Led to Life in the […]

Read More

“The Guardians?” –Jupiter-Like Exoplanets May Help Foster Earth-like Evolution

“Historically, our assumption has been that the region around Jupiter is fairly empty, cleaned out by the giant planet’s gravity, but our results teach us that there is a region that is constantly being fed,” said Kathryn Volk at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in 2019 about a constant source of new […]

Read More

Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Fractured Spacetime to Exoplanet Lifespans to 70 Billion Years”

    “Superhabitable” –Exoplanets With Lifespans Up to 70 Billion Years “Transforms Matter Into Consciousness” –Most Ancient Part of the Human Brain Reveals Its Secrets “Clues to Alien Life” –Billions of Fragments of Venus May Exist on the Moon “Fathomless Dark Creations of the Universe” –The Man Who Proved They Exist “Cracks in Spacetime” –Light-Years […]

Read More

“Unvisited” –Earth May Exist in a Galaxy of Interstellar Space-Faring Civilizations (Weekend Feature)

This past February, four distinguished astrophysicists —Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback, Adam Frank, Jason Wright, Caleb Scharf— suggested in new research that Earth may have remained unvisited by space-faring civilizations all the while existing in a galaxy of interstellar civilizations seeded by moving stars that spread alien life, offering a solution to the Fermi paradox. They concluded that […]

Read More