extraterrestrial

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

Futurism Staff2 years ago
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...
Futurism Staff2 years ago
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...
Futurism Staff2 years ago
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...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
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 ...
Isaac Asimov3 years ago
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...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
'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...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
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...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
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 ...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
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...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
Betty Hill Abduction
Among the most influential and widely known UFO incidents is the story of Barney and Betty Hill, a middle-aged New Hampshire couple who in 1961 were returning from vacation. Driving late at night thro...
James Oberg3 years ago
How Can Venus Be a UFO?
A celebrated UFO report, widely publicized in the 1970s, is Jimmy Carter's sighting in Georgia, before he was governor. Hundreds of UFO writers and lecturers refer glowingly to the "Jimmy Carter UFO,"...
John Foley3 years ago
Examining the Fermi Paradox
The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the high probability of other lifeforms in the universe and humanity's lack of contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. For every grain of s...
George Gott3 years ago
UFO Sightings Declassified by CIA
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey CIA Director 1981 UFOs have baffled and fascinated people for decades. The CIA ...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
They're Made Out of Meat
"They're Made Out of Meat," by Terry Bisson, is one of the most influential stories in science fiction, and is regularly discussed in college classes about cognitive science, cosmology, and philosophy...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
Space Conspiracy Theories
Everything you know about space is a lie. We’ve never been to the moon, Pluto is a hologram, and Obama visited Mars twice. Conspiracy theorists believe all of this and so much more. NASA is one of the...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
Best Alien Invasion Movies
American fears of the cold war with the USSR in the middle of the 20th century manifested themselves in stories of alien invasions. The movie aliens themselves often took the forms of outright green b...
Futurism Staff5 years ago
Claire Evans on Sci-Fi, Aliens & Music
In light of all of this cross-pollination, musical/science fiction I thought that I would talk to you about the relationship between science fiction, music – music and the future. When the alien ships...