Very Odd Binary Systems Spit 45,000 Miles per Second Winds

Researchers at Cambridge University have observed two “very odd” binary systems in a nearby galaxies that are emitting winds at a quarter of the speed of light–around 45,000 miles per second. The binary systems are believed to be ‘ultra-luminous x-ray sources,’ that are devouring their companion stars at a rate that exceeds previously understood limits, and spitting out the remnants at incredible speed. When observing the universe at the x-ray wavelength, there are two predominant types of astronomical objects; […] Read More

Strange Radio Signals Could Be Messages Coming From Aliens On Distant Planet, Scientists Say

Parkes radio telescope in Australia has picked up a series of mysterious radio signals that feature a new “double burst” output that cannot be explained by events previously believed to have caused single bursts in the past. The new fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are causing controversy in the scientific community as scientists say they have “no idea what’s going on” noting that “many of the proposed models to explain FRBs use a single high energy event involving compact […] Read More

Frank Drake on SETI: Let’s Shut Up and Listen

Harvard-educated astrophysicist Frank Drake is the father of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, so he isn’t exactly a skeptic on the question. He speculates that as many as 10,000 extraterrestrial civilizations may thrive in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and his famous equation has helped move of the idea of alien contact out of the tabloids and into the pages of peer-reviewed journals. So when he says something like this, it pays to listen: Frank Drake … said in conversation […] Read More


This is a old story here still cause it is. SCIENTISTS ARGUE ABOUT HALE-BOPP COMPANION Claims that an anomalous object is accompanying the Comet Hale-Bopp on its tour of the solar system continue to stir controversy. On Sunday, December 8, Linda Moulton Howe appeared on the Art Bell Show and played two audio tapes from female scientists who questioned the “companion’s” existence. One tape had comments from Dr. Martha Hanner, a comet specialist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in […] Read More

2011: Destination asteroids

28 May 2011  [1]Science correspondent Nasa’s asteroid sample-return mission will cost about a billion dollars to mount There were two key announcements this past week relevant to the human exploration of space beyond low-Earth orbit and the space station. The first was the confirmation by Nasa that it would press ahead with the development of a [2] based on its “cancelled” Orion concept. Orion, originally conceived under the US agency’s now defunct Constellation programme, was to be equipped with […] Read More

1999: Alien Earths

Robert Adler and Henry Bortman OUR FIRST GLIMPSES of Earthly worlds beyond the Solar System might just be looming into focus, say two teams of astronomers. Independently they have found two promising candidates for low-mass planets that could play host to life. Over the past few years, astronomers have found more than a dozen extrasolar planets by looking for stars that “wobble” due to the gravity of planets that orbit them. But this technique only picks up very massive […] Read More