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NASA Will Send Your Messages To Aliens Into Outer Space

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.

The Very First E.T. Designs Would Have Scarred Every Kid's Brain Forever

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.

The Fermi Paradox: Where The Hell Are The Other Earths?

Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this…

NASA Is Getting Ready To Communicate With Aliens Using A New Strategy

“We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns [above] signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them. For all intents and purposes, they might have been made by aliens.” When a new NASA book on alien communications has a paragraph like that, you had better pay attention.

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.

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