extraterrestrial

Speculation, theory, UFOs and Aliens. Are we alone in this universe or is there life outside Earth?

Octopus Facts
Researchers at the University of Chicago and a group at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan combined forces in the Octopus Genome Project. This huge undertaking maps out the entir...
Thinking About Infinity
The following article was originally published on The Free Advice Man's website here. In 1982, in my eighteenth year, I found myself walking into this bookstore, "East West Books," on 5th Avenue, a co...
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Hercules Constellation History
Not only has the story of Hercules painted imaginations worldwide for centuries, but Hercules has also found his place among the starry night. Hercules constellation history is important in order to u...
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Jupiter the Red Giant
Jupiter, the king of the planets, is aptly named for the king of the gods. A brilliant, white wanderer through the skies, Jupiter has been praised with countless superlatives since ancient times. The ...
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Star Cluster Science
Тhe star clusters must be regions of incredible beauty. Imagine living on a planet inside a star cluster. Your night sky would be densely spangled with bright points of light. Glowing bands of cosmic ...
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Finding Scorpius Constellation
Scorpius' claim to fame lies in its poisonous sting. The great hunter Orion boasted that he could wipe out all the creatures of the Earth. Gaia, the goddess of the Earth, realized how lonely our plane...
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Jacques Vallee Interview
"When I was beginning my career in science," recalls Dr. Jacques Vallee, "the main argument against UFOs was that astronomers never saw them. I found that argument convincing." Then, in 1961, he and o...
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Origin of the Moon
Beautiful, vast, mysterious, and unexplored. From the planets in our own solar system to those in the other 500 solar systems, there are endless possibilities to what is beyond our terrestrial existen...
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Top UFO Hotspots
"Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control. It is imperative that we learn where UFOs come from and what their purpose is." —Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, CIA Director 1947-1950 While...
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Voyager 2's Expedition
It weighs almost a ton and measures approximately four meters by four meters. Its two television cameras take tens of thousands of pictures of worlds in the outer solar system. A collision with a micr...
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History of Halley's Comet
It was August in 1682 when the faint gleam first appeared in the night sky. From one night to the next, it grew slightly brighter and changed position among the background stars. The pioneers of astro...
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Is the Government Hiding UFOs?
"You ever notice that UFO's never land at places like MIT or UCLA? They always land in some swamp in Arkansas where Billy Hot Dog and his cousin, Weenie, are out hunting. They're real good for reliabl...
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Lunar Eclipse Guide
Only two to four times a year, residents of Earth's western hemisphere will be treated to one of nature's greatest shows. On that night, the full Moon enters Earth's shadow, giving us a total eclipse ...
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A Tourist's View of the Moon
Below is an article commissioned by Bob Guccione for the April 1971 Penthouse Magazine originally titled "A Tourist’s Guide of the Moon" by Isaac Asimov. 1969: Man reaches the Moon. 1989: Permanent co...
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'The Martian Chronicles' Miniseries
"Us Earthmen have a talent for ruining things. If there are any Martians alive in those hills, they’re going to grow to hate us." With Elon Musk announcing plans to land humans on Mars by 2025, we wou...
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How Apollo 13 Avoided Disaster
Are you superstitious? Would you fly on ship number 13? Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Ken Mattingly didn't think the number 13 would be unlucky for them. They had trained for many months to fly the thir...
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Life on Jupiter
Most people can swim. Even I can, though someone once said unkindly that I give a spirited impression of a baby seal with training flippers. Most animals can also swim, at least passably. And we know ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Saturn's Rings
The pioneer of astronomy Galileo first spotted Saturn's rings in 1610—and for the next 370 years, astronomers believed Saturn was the only ringed planet in our solar system. In the years of exploratio...