With over 200 billion stars in our galaxy and at least 10 billion with planets kind of like Earth orbiting them, there's almost certainly alien life out there — so why haven't we found it yet?
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According to exobiologists at NASA, these mysterious prawns and its symbiotic bacterium may hold clues "about what life could be like on other planetary bodies". It's life that may be similar — at the basic level — to what could be lurking in the oceans of Europa, deep under the icy crust of the Jupiter moon.
Some South African sheep got a nasty little surprise earlier this week when a Google-branded internet balloon came tumbling down from the heavens to say hello. The sheep are in good company though, because this happens — a lot. And fortunately for the conspiracy theorists among us, this means all the UFO fodder their chemtrail-addled brains can handle.
The Portuguese man-of-war, also known as the weirdest looking creature with the coolest name, was captured in an up close video that shows how stunning this colourful alien-looking, not jellyfish, blown-up balloon can be. I can't believe these things live on the same planet that we do.
The US Navy sailors in this photo are directing a landing hovercraft "into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean, July 29, 2014." The scene is so cinematic that it could have been filmed onboard the USS Sulaco. It only needs some Power Loaders.
Back in 2007, astronomers detected an incredibly brief, incredibly strong radio wave burst in Australia. And now, on the opposite side of the world, astronomers have detected a second blast of similar proportions. Meaning that A) the first one wasn't a fluke, and B) we have absolutely no idea what's causing them.
This weekend, astronomers announced the discovery of the most Earth-like planet anyone has identified yet. The search of habitable planets is intensifying — and, with it, questions about whether we're looking for the exoplanets the right way. For starters, figuring out how Earth would look to aliens is actually pretty useful.
Remember chlorofluorocarbons, aka CFCs? The big, bad ozone-depleting pollutant 1) sticks around for tens of thousands of years and 2) is almost entirely man-made. That means if extraterrestrial life are anything like us, according to astrophysicists at Harvard, CFCs could be a key to finding aliens.
Last year, when Voyager I left our solar system for the lonely pastures of interstellar space, it carried a message for extraterrestrial life: A golden record containing images and words selected by Carl Sagan and others. But that was almost 40 years ago. Now, NASA is making a whole new message from the Earthlings of 2014. And it wants your messages.
I never liked E.T. I must be the only kid in the planet who hated that freaky thing when it came out. But these initial designs by the amazing Rick Baker — the true ancestors of the iconic marooned alien — would have scarred my brain forever. He recently published them in his Twitter account.
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.
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.
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!