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Scientists and sci-fi fans alike are wondering whether the unusual dips in brightness of a distant star could be the shadows of alien space structures built more than 1,465 years ago.
Yesterday the internet was abuzz with talk about UFOs and the Roswell incident, which took place 66 years ago this week. Discovering life beyond Earth has always been considered by some to be the holy grail of science. However, no little green men or even measly microbes have been conclusively found. But this hasn’t dampened…
This week, we chat with Conrad Anker who reflects on how difficult it is for even the best climbers to avoid disaster on Everest, Jon Jenkins who is scouring the deepest reaches of the universe looking for signs of intelligent life, and daredevil Angela Proudfoot who skydives against all odds after sustaining a serious base jumping injury.
P4 and P5? Surely you can come up with better names for Pluto’s newly-discovered moons. Astronomers at the SETI Institute are asking for your help.
The alien planet Gliese 581g set off a firestorm of controversy earlier this year when astronomers loudly declared it to be the first truly habitable planet found outside our solar system. An artist’s rendering of Gliese 581g. O, give me a home … —Illustration courtesy Lynette Cook One of several planets known to orbit the…