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Nick Pope dives into UFO sightings by Navy pilots and more

“The Basement Office” is a new video series taking a deep dive into the mysterious world of UFO sightings. In this episode, we are joined by Nick Pope, who headed the UK’s program investigating “unidentified aerial phenomena,” to discuss what the Pentagon has revealed about its Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, sightings made by Navy […]

Russian spacecraft struck by lightning moments after takeoff

Поздравляем командование Космических войск, боевой расчёт космодрома Плесецк, коллективы РКЦ “Прогресс” (Самара), НПО имени С.А.Лавочкина (Химки) и ИСС имени академика М.Ф.Решетнёва (Железногорск) с успешным запуском КА ГЛОНАСС! Молния вам не помеха — Дмитрий Рогозин (@Rogozin) May 27, 2019 Electrifying footage shows a Russian space rocket the moment its struck by lightning on takeoff. The […]

Car-sized ‘fireball’ lit up skies over southern Australia: NASA

A car-sized meteor came hurtling through Earth’s atmosphere last week, providing a stunning scene over southern Australia. The “fireball” — as NASA is classifying it — lit up the skies over Victoria and South Australia before crashing into the waters of the Great Australian Bight late Tuesday night, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “The […]

Space travel could cripple astronauts with arthritis

Space travel could cripple astronauts with arthritis from a young age, research reveals. Even short spells could be harmful because bones and joints interact differently in zero gravity. Previous research showed that living in space leads to other changes in the human body affecting the immune system, blood pressure and the shape of a person’s […]

Earth’s water came from a collision 4 billion years ago

Water arrived on Earth at exactly the same time that the moon was created over 4 billion years ago, according to a new study. This phenomenon is thought to have happened when an “ancient planet” called Theia smashed into Earth. Planetologists at the University of Münster in Germany have collected evidence to suggest that Theia, […]

Japan gets ‘all clear’ to mine Mars’ moon

Japan is ready to mine Mars’ largest moon after successfully completing all of the compulsory “space contamination” paperwork. Japanese space agency JAXA hopes to travel to the Mars moon, drill into it and then bring a piece of it back to Earth for investigation. Mars actually has two small moons called Phobos and Deimos and […]

NASA plans to use Trump funding to send woman to the moon by 2024

NASA plans to send the first woman to the moon in 2024 with the help from $1.6 billion funding increase in their budget from president Trump, the agency said this week. The 2024 mission, called Artemis, after the Greek goddess of the moon and twin sister of Apollo, will be the first mission to the […]

Trump admin hopes to shift $1.9B in Pell Grant funds to NASA

The Trump administration hopes to direct more than a billion dollars to NASA from a surplus in a federally funded college tuition program. The White House sent a budget amendment to Congress on Monday evening, which included the plan to use the $1.9 billion in surplus Pell Grant money to fund other initiatives, including earmarking […]

Space tourism a step closer to reality in New Mexico

SANTA FE, NM — British billionaire Richard Branson and his space-tourism company Virgin Galactic announced new steps Friday toward offering thrill rides into the low reaches of space for paying passengers, with the company immediately starting to move personnel and space vehicles from California to a launch and landing facility in the New Mexico desert. […]

NASA’s take on #DeBlasiosNewYork

OK, it was just a simulation, but still: NASA just destroyed New York City. In a responsible (?) session to explore disaster preparedness, “planetary defense” experts designed a scenario to explore authorities’ responses as a giant asteroid headed for impact with Earth. Decision-makers had to figure out what to do about a huge space rock […]

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