When news of a couple Harvard scientists thinking there's some extraterrestrial scrap and/or "light sail" cruising by Earth, you pause your Mass Effect 2 and listen up. The internet's abuzz with all kinds of competing theories on the mad scientists from Harvard's theory; but it boils down to the undeniable likelihood that it's an odd cigar-shaped asteroid, which could by a sliver of a chance be alien junk. That sliver of a chance is enough to get the juices of the collective extraterrestrial-oriented science community, flowing. I'd still love (I think?) to end up reading about how this space cigar is some sort of alien light sail (cargo hold ship), but the odds are not in our favor at the moment. So, keep the tin foil hat stashed for now, and continue planning your next retreat to Area 51 to gather more evidence. Maybe they've already accumulated a collection of the Milky Way's finest space cigars.
As you might know, NASA's Curiosity Rover, a car-sized robot that snaps super cute selfies, has been roaming around Mars for seven years. It's purpose is to find life on the Red Planet, but in the meantime it's been taking chemical samples of the earth (is that what we call it?) on Mars and sending us back some cool photos. In the most recent installment of Mars photography, Curiosity took some black and white photos that are desolate, lonely and a little creepy. But what else could we expect from a planet that is devoid of any life (until we find it)? Check out Curiosity's latest photos below.
In 2012, the Voyager 1 probe left our solar system. In 2018, Voyager 2 followed suit, and with it's instruments in better shape than Voyager 1's, scientists were able to track the probe's transition into interstellar space. Now, Voyager 2 has sent back it's first message from interstellar space. This is big.
When Reddit a user posted a video showing a 200 foot long object that had skidded in the snow for over 3000 feet, it wasn't long before believers in aliens confirmed that it is a UFO crash site. Although experts say that the supposed UFO is actually a chunk of ice that fell from an avalanche, it's impossible to know what the truth really is. You'll have to make your own decision about it.
The Russians secretly detected sounds out of deep space on May 15, 2015 at the Russian Academy of Science-operated RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia and ONLY NOW told the world about it.
The sounds--signal spikes--emitted from a 6.3-billion-year-old star in the constellation Hercules that is 95 light years away from Earth.
The Constellation Hercules
According to all the scientists, what's most notable about the sounds were how they fit the profile for being a PURPOSEFUL event sent by an extraterrestrial life in a civilization far more advanced than our own; like someone was specifically trying to reach out and talk to us.
The signal is so provocative that the Russian and at least two international teams of scientists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) are calling for permanent monitoring to be put on this target. The SETI Institute is using the Allen Telescope Array in northern California, while METI International is looking to the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory in Panama.
Space people, nerd out here.
The signal could also be radio interference or a gravitational event, but we're gonna be watching and hoping it's these little guys...
...and not THESE guys:
When discussing the Brexit in the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker (the current President of the European Commission) gave a dire warning.
"I saw the leaders of other planets, and you should know that those who observe us from afar are worried. They question the way that the European Union will continue. We (the European Parliament) should reassure the Europeans and those who observe us from afar." X-files anyone?
Get your conspiracy theories ready. This spooky TV documentary about the lost files from the Apollo 10 space mission suggests that there might be something out there on the dark side of the Moon.
While orbiting the Moon in 1969, these 'previously lost' recordings show that the astronauts on Apollo 10 heard some kind of strange music. Of course, the prevailing (reasonable) theory suggests radio interference. In 1969, it might have seemed strange and unexplained but after decades of space exploration, NASA has actually recorded similar sounds in different parts of the Solar System.
Hillary Clinton left her tin foil hat at home, was up late re-watching 'Independence Day' for the 99th time cause that movie just gets her; but she still brought her game face last week to drop some extraterrestrial wisdom on us all.
The Democratic presidential front-runner told the Conway Daily Sun during a campaign stop that, "I think we may have been [visited already]. We don't know for sure."
One can't even fathom how big D. Trump's going to roll with this one. He's probably not going to be chill about letting alien races set up shop on earth though.
Either this Russian business lady photoshopped the sh*t out of this for the sake of a few (hundred) likes on her Facebook feed, or she actually flashed this selfie with an alien breathing down her neck.
Maybe this is why we haven't discovered proof of extraterrestrial life; the potential 'alien' in question sits right behind someone, and that person's too busy popping off selfies to notice some life defining, groundbreaking business.Viktor Lunev, commenting on behalf of a Russian aero-centre, said: 'Pilots and stewards are very superstitious and maybe there is a reason.' Yeah, or maybe this is real life, and the invasion's right round the corner Lunev.
Of course, maybe the poor galactic conquistador was just trying to commute to work in peace; who are we to stir up a feverish fuss about it?
The truth is out there...on Facebook. Where everything is true, duh!
Over the weekend, there was a UFO in Los Angeles that freaked everyone out. The government says it was a missile test, but surrrrreeeee it was.
Do you want proof that aliens visited California? Well, here it is. This strange two-legged deformed thing from San Jose was posted on Facebook and Reddit the night of the UFO sighting.
If someone tells you the UFO over Los Angeles was just a government missile test, just show them these photos that are definitely not of a deformed animal fetus and definitely are of an alien creature.
What do we think this creature is?
Two words: Jersey Devil.
Independence Day is upon us.
Footage capturing a bizarre UFO in Los Angeles last night spread across the Internet and freaked out everyone.
HOLY sh*t..this is a still from the video I caught of the huge blue UFO over LA.. It's uploading right now. pic.twitter.com/YwP90iFkCU— Julien Solomita (@JulienSolomita) November 8, 2015
The video, filmed by vlogger Julien Solomita appears to show a small light in the sky exploding into a giant blue ball.
People were excited.
As it turns out, the U.S. military says they were conducting a test on a missile system.
Riiiggghhhtttttt...everyone totally believes that.
The Truth Is Out There.
The UFO in LA was a military missile practice says the government.. pic.twitter.com/oB2xLtxM37— Moisés Tirado. (@Moytirado) November 8, 2015
Those who want to believe are going a little nuts over a grouping of large stones found on Mars, which looks suspiciously like Stonehenge.
Appropriately, its been given a portmanteau — Marshenge.
The Daily Mail has the story:
However, experts have in the past said such stone circles may form as a result of natural processes that also occur here on Earth.
For example, the freeze-thaw cycle of permafrost can cause sediment to churn and separate by grain size that can cause boulders or large rocks to produce stone circles or polygons on low slopes.
The stone circle was highlighted on the Facebook page of a group called Journey to the Surface of the Mars, which regularly pinpoints unusual 'alien' features.
The stone circle on Mars was spotted in images captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRise, camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
This is just one of the many weird Martian things that people have crazy theories about. Remember the facehugging crab monster?
Until the aliens use their stone communicator to conquer us, we'll just be rocking out to this: