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Zigzagging Light Of Unknown Origin Spotted In Hawaii

There’s nothing more befuddling than looking up at the sky and seeing a strange light appear out of nowhere. Your adult brain tells you it can’t be what you want it to be, but when you check with adult-brained officials, they’re clueless too. That’s what just happened in Hawaii. A mysterious zigzagging light popped up out of nowhere and no one knows what is it or where it came from.

R.I.P HR Giger, Surrealist Artist And Inventor Of The Xenomorph

Briefly: Celebrated contemporary Swiss artist HR Giger, best known for his work on Ridley Scott’s Alien, has died. His surrealist art captured the imaginations of many, and inspired the word “gigeresque” to describe his inimitable scenes of nightmarish biomechanical hell.

A Massive Lake Of Water On One Of Saturn's Moons Could Support Life

Saturn’s moons are full of surprises, and a team of researchers monitoring the Cassini spacecraft think that a body of water the size of Lake Superior is one of them. The lake is hiding beneath the surface of the icy moon Enceladus. And it may be the best place to find alien life in our solar system.

NASA Astronomer Finds First Earth-Sized Planet In Habitable Zone

The search for a new Earth outside the solar system seems to be nearing its end. NASA’s Ames Research Center astronomer Thomas Barclay has found a planet nearly the size of Earth in the habitable zone of a star in the Milky Way.

Dad Makes Giant Aliens Power Loader Costume For His Baby

Having a kid is a lot of responsibility, but it can also be a lot of fun if you’re a man-sized child. Take Carsten Riewe, for example, he made a Caterpillar P5000 Powerloader costume from the movie Aliens for his 13-month-old daughter. What’s the point of having kids if you can’t do crazy things like that!

The Number Of Known Planets In The Universe Just Doubled

NASA’s $US600 million Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a few new planets. Actually, Kepler data revealed 715 new exoplanets. That’s astonishing. It’s actually twice as many as we previously thought existed. The number of known Earth-sized planets also just quadrupled.

Why It's So Hard To Find Alien LIfe

A big reason why the Fermi paradox has punch is the matter of time. Max Tegmark gets into this in his excellent new book Our Mathematical Universe (Knopf, 2014), where he runs through what many thinkers on the subject have noted: Our sun is young enough that countless stars and the planets that orbit them must have offered homes for life long before we ever appeared. With at least a several billion year head start, wouldn’t intelligent life have had time to spread, and shouldn’t its existence be perfectly obvious by now?

8 Of The Most Fascinating Items From Carl Sagan's Personal Archives

As America’s foremost ambassador to space, Carl Sagan has continued to inspire our fascination with exploring beyond Earth. The Library of Congress has digitised its Carl Sagan archives, and several items just collected online give us an amazing new look into the mind of the astronomer.

What If The Rest Of The Alien Universe Was Terrified Of Humans?

In almost every sci-fi movie worth re-watching, it seems that us humans are always less technologically advanced, dumber and only serve as a mere speed bump into an alien race eliminating humans to take over our planet and suck Earth dry of its resources. We’re always the weaker ones in alien wars. Well, what if we’re not? Tom Scott imagined a scenario where everyone else in the universe was afraid of humans. It’s fantastic.

This Clear Purple Sea Creature Is Proof The Ocean Is Where Aliens Hide

Say hi to the Portuguese man o’ war. It’s purple, it’s clear, it looks like a balloon, it’s painfully venomous, but it’s not a jellyfish and you wouldn’t have to convince me too hard that it’s from an alien world. This Portuguese man o’ war, which other than being a fantastic name, washed up on a beach to freak people out (and to expose the alien hideout that is the ocean).

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