Well, hopefully two more. But definitely one, with director Ridley Scott confirming last week that Sydney would play host to Prometheus follow-up Alien: Covenant.
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With NASA's Kepler mission still turning up cosmic wonders, and a slew of exoplanet-hunting scopes on deck, the chance of finding a second Earth has never seemed higher. And yet, time may be against us when it comes to meeting our squishy galactic brethren: according to a new theoretical study, 92% of Earth-like worlds haven't been born yet.
A strange star located 1500 light-years from Earth is exhibiting strange flickering behaviour that's leading some scientists to speculate that an alien megastructure is blocking the light. But what would such a structure be exactly and how likely is it that the Kepler space telescope has actually spotted one?
The science world is all in a tizzy this week about the supposed discovery of an alien megastructure. It's an intriguing theory, no doubt, but one deserving hefty amounts of scepticism. As we've learned before, inexplicable observations are all too often confused for aliens. Here are some classic examples.
On Friday, Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomed Edward Snowden to his StarTalk podcast. Along with the usual conversations about privacy and government, Snowden had another important warning to provide: encryption may hurt our abilities to see, or be seen by, extraterrestrials.
The sixth man to walk on the Moon says that pacifist alien visitors tried to create world peace by disabling missiles during Cold War weapons tests. Edgar Mitchell, who walked on the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, told Mirror Online in a recent interview that he believes the UFOs reported around military bases during the Cold War were on a mission to prevent a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
The launch of the $US100 million Breakthrough Initiative project to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been supported by many leading scientists including Stephen Hawking and astronomer royal Martin Rees. But there is no evidence — and few convincing theories — to suggest that intelligent, communicative aliens actually exist. So are listening projects really the best way to search for extraterrestrial life?
The Breakthrough Listen project is our latest attempt to see if any other civilisations have made it through the Great Filter without destroying themselves in radioactive fires, investing $US100 million in the never-ending hunt for aliens clever enough to have invented telly and satellites.
Here's a really fun map that plots out where UFO sightings are seen the most across the US of A. Made by John Nelson of IDV Solutions, it shows where sightings are seen the most in relation to the area's population, compares the popularity of different types of shapes of UFO across the years (1970's had disk shaped, 2013 is all about the fireballs) and when UFOs are seen the most (summer nights!).
Previously, Kurzgesagt attempted to explain where all the aliens are by touching on The Fermi Paradox. This time around, the video explainer comes up with some possible reasons for why we haven't found any aliens yet. We might be communicating with them wrong. They might be extinct. Maybe our technology isn't there yet. And so on.
The universe is very big and some parts are very old and if we somehow exist on a planet that's relatively young, aliens must also exist somewhere. But where the hell are they? Kurz Gesagt tries to figure that out in this lovely animation explainer that touches on The Fermi Paradox and different types of potential civilisations.
Video: I didn't expect it to be, but staring straight into the eyes of these fascinating bugs is chilling. The clear, close up shots of their heads and the incredible, foreign detail of their eyes and bodies makes them seem like they're not a part of this world. I mean, you could totally convince me that these are aliens.
For nearly a decade, astronomers have puzzled over powerful bursts of radio energy that seem to be hailing from billions of light years away. Recently, we received reports of a new wrinkle to this mystery: The bursts appear to follow a mathematical pattern, one that doesn't line up with anything we know about cosmic physics.