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The bullying presence of a big, undiscovered "Planet Nine" isn't necessary to explain the strange orbits of a handful of objects in the outer reaches of the solar system, new research suggests.


Posted: 2/5/2016 2:57:51 AM   Reads: 107   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

Are intelligent aliens out there? If so, when will humanity make contact with them? Here's what some experts had to say.


Posted: 1/21/2016 9:10:04 PM   Reads: 193   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

Something beneath the surface is changing Earth’s protective magnetic field, which may leave satellites and other space assets vulnerable to high-energy radiation.


Posted: 8/18/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 390   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.space.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

I, too, was attacked, generally along the lines that, since I don’t investigate UFO reports, I’m not qualified to opine on whether I find them convincing or not. Well, that’s bunk. And it’s certainly not how science works. I don’t need to be an astronomer specializing in black hole research, nor do it myself, to gauge whether someone’s claim that they’ve found one of these collapsed objects in the center of some galaxy or other is credible.


Posted: 8/8/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 379   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.space.com Category: UFOs

recently released photos of the surface of Mars (taken by the NASA robot Spirit) apparently showing a human-like figure


Posted: 1/25/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 900   Submitted By: lone_wolf_lycan   Source: www.space.com Category: Mars Anomalies

NASA will provide live video commentary of Deep Impact’s comet crash beginning at 11:30 p.m. EDT.


Posted: 7/3/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 384   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

Wherever there might be Earth-like planets, there are likely to be asteroids, too. And now astronomers have found evidence for an asteroid belt around another star similar to our Sun.


Posted: 4/21/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 360   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

WASHINGTON -- A pair of NASA scientists told a group of space officials at a private meeting here Sunday that they have found strong evidence that life may exist today on Mars, hidden away in caves and sustained by pockets of water.


Posted: 2/17/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 392   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

A huge sunspot kicked up a powerful flare Monday that could spark colorful sky lights above Earth Tuesday night or early Wednesday.


Posted: 1/18/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 415   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

A comet discovered earlier this year has now moved close enough to be visible without binoculars or telescopes by experienced observers under dark skies.


Posted: 12/9/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 416   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

Three powerful bursts of energy from different regions of space could presage spectacular explosions of huge stars, astronomers just announced.


Posted: 10/3/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 381   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

The United States is experiencing a wave of Flying Triangle sightings that may have intensified during the 1990s. The crafts are being deployed over cities and in the vicinity of Interstate Highways.


Posted: 9/4/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 392   Submitted By: paraplanet   Source: www.space.com Category: UFOs

Pockets of superheated gas several times the size of Earth have been discovered swirling like bathtub drains high above the planet.


Posted: 8/13/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 382   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

A team of astronomers have found a colossal black hole so ancient, they’re not sure how it had enough time to grow to its current size, about 10 billion times the mass of the Sun.


Posted: 6/29/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 398   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

MARQUEZ, Texas (AP) _ Quiet pasture land in this east Central Texas community holds clues to the planet’s violent past, geologists say.


Posted: 6/25/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 393   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

The leading theory for the Moon’s formation has a Mars-sized object slamming into Earth about 4 billion years ago, shortly after our planet formed.


Posted: 6/22/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 369   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: New Science

On June 8, Venus will cross in front of the Sun for the first time since 1882, and backyard skywatchers can see the spectacle.


Posted: 6/1/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 394   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

They say this dark energy makes up 73 to 75 percent of the mass-energy budget of the cosmos.


Posted: 6/1/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 372   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

The first photograph of this bumpy mesa was snapped by the Viking Orbiter, and released by NASA to the public on July 31, 1976.


Posted: 5/7/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 490   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: SETI

A minor rumor has hatched on the Internet that a large and deadly asteroid will strike Earth this fall.


Posted: 5/4/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 389   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

It’s a question as common as brown dogs: will alien life be carbon-based?


Posted: 4/16/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 461   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: SETI

Separate teams today announced the discoveries of three planets outside our solar system, including one that is more than three times farther away than the previous record holder.


Posted: 4/16/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 393   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

The history of Earth’s encounters with asteroids remains largely mysterious to scientists.


Posted: 4/13/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 6   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

It’s interesting to imagine that attempts by extraterrestrials to locate other intelligence in the Galaxy might be made not by officialdom in massive societal programs, but by the personal efforts of the young and the daring.


Posted: 4/2/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 360   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: SETI

Astronomer Philip Plait is tired of radio personality Richard Hoagland’s claims. He’s had enough of Hoagland’s assertions that NASA is covering up evidence of extraterrestrial life, that the infamous Face on Mars was built by sentient aliens and, of late, that otherworldly machine parts are embedded in the red planet’s dirt.


Posted: 3/16/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 4   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Science Controversies

NASA’s Opportunity rover sent back new images from Mars showing that small spheres previously found on the surface also exist below, in a trench the rover dug. Hints of salty water were also found in the trench, but much more analysis is needed to learn the true composition.


Posted: 2/20/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 4   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Mars Anomalies

After more than a century of wild speculation, decades of serious searching, and years of collecting increasingly compelling evidence, there is suddenly a scientific and media buzz over whether Mars is a planet sculpted by water.


Posted: 2/4/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 3   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

More than 2.5 million people from 180 countries have bought property on the Moon and Mars in sales that reached $1 million last year.


Posted: 2/3/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 5   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Oddball News

Have aliens sent mechanical emissaries to our solar system -- robotic probes on a snoopy mission to reconnoiter Earth?


Posted: 1/23/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 413   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: SETI

On January 3, 1999, NASA’s Mars Polar Lander roared away from Earth on a bold mission to explore a unique region of the red planet. The spacecraft was to gently set itself down near the border of Mars’ southern polar cap, the first ever spacecraft to study the distant world’s polar environment.


Posted: 12/23/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 2   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.space.com Category: Space

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