Dark side of the Moon: Music, myths and aliens

A Chinese robot has started exploring the far side of the Moon. The Chang’e-4 probe will explore the surface and carry out geological experiments. China plans to follow this up with further missions to return Moon rock to laboratories on Earth. But it’s not just scientists who are fascinated with the Moon’s hidden face. Musicians, …

SCIENTISTS SENT A MESSAGE TO SPACE AND THIS WAS THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL RESPONSE THEY RECEIVED

In an effort to discover intelligent extraterrestrial life, Carl Sagan sent into space a transmission known as the ‘Arecibo’ message via radio waves. The message addressed to ET It was the most powerful radio transmission ever transmitted to space by mankind. In comparison, the signal sent to space was a million times stronger than a …

Nasa says bright lights over Georgia were ‘not a meteor’

Nasa says that a series of slow, bright lights seen across the southeastern United States on Monday evening “was not a meteor or fireball”. The space agency says that from the data it currently has about the event, which was caught on camera and reported more than 150 times on the American Meteor Society website (and more …

Here Is The Breathtaking First Panorama Of The Far Side Of The Moon

NASA astronaut David Scott, the seventh person to walk on the Moon and, funnily enough, the first to drive around on it, is one of four people still left alive that can describe such an experience. Per BBC, he said that he’s often asked about what it was like. “I describe the majesty of the lunar …

Are These Bizarre Photos Proof Of Life On Mars?

To most people, the photos taken on Mars by the Curiosity rover appear to look like endless red landscape filled with nothing more than rocks. Yet, there are more than a few imaginative people out there that have decided the photos released by NASA are in fact signs of life on Mars. It’s been going …

Were You Meant to Be an Astronaut? Try Passing NASA’s Project Mercury Intelligence Test

Featured Image: From left: Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Christopher Craft of the Mercury Operations Division, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard.KEYSTONE/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES In 1958, NASA launched Project Mercury, its first manned space program. To have a manned space program, of course, it had to have astronauts. The men who …

NASA finds planet outside solar system that may have water

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its third small exoplanet, named HD 21749b. The discovery will be reported in a paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. TESS discovered three small exoplanets around nearby stars. Image credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center / MIT News. HD 21749b is about 2.8 times Earth’s size, which puts it …

Radio Signals From A Galaxy Light Years Away Have Been Reported

Scientists have reported that radio signals have been received from a galaxy billions of light years away This is only the second time ever there has been a repeating radio blast from deep in space, adding to the mystery of life in the universe besides our own and adds to the opportunity for scientist to …

Astronomers estimate 100 billion habitable Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, 50 sextillion in the universe

Featured image is an infrared image of the core of the Milky Way, captured by NASA’s Spitzer space telescope. Infrared imaging allows you to see many stars which are normally obscured by intergalactic dust. Astronomers at the University of Auckland claim that there are actually around 100 billion habitable, Earth-like planets in the Milky Way …

The Moon Is Upside Down on The Other Side of The World, And It’s Freaking Us Out

You step off the plane, having travelled across the world to the opposite hemisphere. The seasons are all backwards, and when you look up at the full Moon, you realise it’s not even the right way up! Not only is this incredibly weird (mostly because, how did we not realise this before?), but this curious …

A Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse will turn the sky red in January 2019

January’s full moon is set to be very special indeed as four lunar spectacles combine to give the night sky a red hue. Stargazers and astronomers will be treated to both a full moon, Wolf Moon, Supermoon and a total lunar eclipse on the night of the 20th/21st of January. The moon will be at its closest …

A STUNNING VIDEO OF MARS THAT TOOK THREE MONTHS TO STITCH TOGETHER—BY HAND

Scroll down for video If you should one day find yourself in a spacecraft circling Mars, don’t count on a good view. The Red Planet’s dusty atmosphere will probably obscure any window-seat vistas of its deep valleys and soaring mesas. “The best way to see the planet’s surface would be to take a digital image …

‘Limitless wonders in a neverending sky’: Queen guitarist Brian May releases song for NASA’s historic New Horizons mission

NASA’s mission head Alan Stern asked May to record a special track   May was given permission by Stephen Hawking’s family to use audio snippets  Dr May also holds a doctorate in astrophysics, and attended Mission Control The single was first played by NASA as the flyby occurs  He may be better known as Queen’s lead …

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object

Above Image: Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of celestial object: an active binary asteroid, meaning it’s made of two rocks orbiting each other while leaving a trail of gas like a comet(Credit: ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada) Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of object in our solar system: an active binary asteroid. That means …

Stephen Hawking’s Final Theory About Our Universe Will Melt Your Brain

Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: his final paper, detailing his last theory on the origin of the Universe, co-authored with Thomas Hertog from KU Leuven. The paper, published in the Journal of High Energy Physics in May, puts forward that the Universe is far less complex than current multiverse …