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Peaceloving aliens stopped nuclear war on earth, says retired astronaut

Edgar Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the moon and long claimed to have evidence of extra terrestrial visitors<p>Aliens flew to earth on peace missions to prevent nuclear war between America and the Soviet Union at the start of the Cold War, according to a former Nasa astronaut.<p>Dr Edgar Mitchell …

'Chaotic Planets' Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

"Chaotic planets" that possess wildly unpredictable orbits and climates likely circle distant stars, suggesting that some alien worlds that look …

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla

By Ashlee Vance | May 14, 2015<p>Illustrations by The Red Dress<p>SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.<p>In late …

Elon Musk

Sensing How Much the Earth Moved in Nepal : Image of the Day

On April 25, 2015, the Earth moved violently in Nepal. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people, injured at least 19,000, and …

Geology

First HD video of gravity waves rippling into space

Gravity is typically thought of as an invisible force keeping us all inexorably Earthbound. But now a team of researchers from the National Center …

HD video

Unseen images of 'Roswell alien corpse in crashed UFO' to be released today

YouTubeAlien autopsy images which were revealed as a hoax<p>Photographs, which claim to show the remains of an alien found dead by US authorities at a …

New Mexico

NASA thinks a robotic eel might be the key to exploring Europa

We've seen the submarine that NASA wants to explore Saturn's moon Titan with, but compared to what the aeronautics outfit's looking at for icy climes like Jupiter's Europa it's downright pedestrian. The wormy-looking contraption up above is actually considered a type of amphibious rover and it's …

6 Slick Tools You Can Make for Your Electronics Workbench

Workbenches are a highly personal thing. Certainly no two (non-industrial) benches are set up the same way.<p>Off-the-shelf tools, such as a vise or soldering station are great to have, but what if you want something truly unique? The six DIY bench accessories shown below will allow you to customize …

New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Historic July 14 Encounter with Pluto – See ya!

[vc_row][vc_column][text_output]<b>Tomorrow, Tuesday July 14th, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft</b> will be returning to humanity the first-ever close …

Newfound Alien Planet Is One of the Farthest Ever Detected

A NASA telescope has co-discovered one of the most distant planets ever identified: a gas giant about 13,000 light-years away from Earth.<p>The …

Universe's 'Supervoid' May Be the Largest Structure Ever Discovered By Humanity — NOVA Next

Astronomers have discovered a barren cosmological orb 1.8 billion light-years wide.<p>Dubbed the “supervoid,” this immense stretch of relative emptiness …

Universe

Can nuclear waste help humanity reach for the stars?

With the shortage of plutonium-238 to power space missions, Europe has decided to focus on an accessible alternative material that could power future …

US Army is testing ray-gun rifle attachment

In the near future, the Army could be getting a futuristic weapons upgrade: ray guns. The electric guns are said to be in testing right now by the …

Science Fiction Movies

NASA Mulls Spy Agency's Telescopes for Dark-Energy Mission

NASA is considering requesting money in next year's budget to eventually start using two space telescopes it received from the United States' spy …

Universe

Black hole winds stop star formation

It’s the first time astronomers have seen a supermassive black hole in action, blowing away its galaxy’s reservoir of star-making gas.<p>One of the …

Universe

NASA Honors First Human Moon Landing, Looks to Mars

NASA marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month while it takes the steps needed for America's next giant leap to send astronauts …

Space Science

Dark Matter --"Is a Parallel Universe That Could Harbor Rich Physics and Complex Behavior"

Astronomers believe they might have observed the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity. An international …

How To Build A Soft Robot Hand

Use it to wave hello or flip the bird<p>In the field of soft robotics, engineers use squishy materials to make robots durable, flexible, and safer to operate around humans. Now intrepid DIYers can also bring life to squishy machines: Last September, Harvard University published an open-access Soft …

Arduino

The man who discovered Pluto is about to become the first person to visit it.

The Search Begins<p>In 1929, a young researcher named Clyde Tombaugh was handed a thankless, seemingly impossible task.<p>His bosses at the Lowell …

Solar System

Deep Space Exploration Will Demand Artificial Gravity

Long stays in space have a major hitch. Medical studies on the effects of microgravity on astronauts after many months in low-Earth orbit (LEO) can’t get around one hard truth — humans aren’t cut out for life without gravity. Thus, artificial gravity habitats are now being discussed as a crucial …

Space Exploration

Your First Timeline of Events for LightSail's Test Flight

The team behind The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is kicking off a series of simulations to ensure the spacecraft’s ground systems are …

The Big Bang is going down

The Big Bang is about to collapse catastrophically, and that's a good thing.<p>First postulated in 1931, the Big Bang has been the standard theory of …

Black Holes