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Close encounters? SpaceX satellites spark Dutch UFO frenzy  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A Dutch website set up to record UFO sightings was flooded early Saturday with reports after a "train of stars" was spotted crossing the Netherlands' skies, sparking fears of an alien invasion. more
Meteor magnets in outer space: Finding elusive giant planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that could reveal whether life is likely on the smaller planets in other planetary systems. more
18 Earth-Sized Exoplanets Discovered  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Somewhat more than 4000 planets orbiting stars outside our solar system are known so far. Of these so-called exoplanets, about 96 percent are significantly larger than our Earth,... more
Study investigates potential risk of Taurid meteor swarm  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study from Western University posits proof to the possibility that an oncoming swarm of meteors—likened to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot by some extraterrestrial experts—may indeed pose an existential... more
How Dead Aliens Could Help Save Humanity  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Those who don't learn the lessons of an extinct alien civilization's fall may be doomed to repeat it. more
18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. The worlds are so small that previous surveys had overlooked them. One of them is one of the smallest known so far; another one could offer conditions friendly to life.... more
Eighteen Earth-sized exoplanets discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Georg August University of Göttingen, and the Sonneberg Observatory have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. The worlds are so small that previous surveys had overlooked... more
Ammonium fertilized early life on Earth: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of international scientists—including researchers at the University of St. Andrews, Syracuse University and Royal Holloway, University of London—have demonstrated a new source of food for early life on the planet. more
Formation of the moon brought water to Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Earth has a large amount of water and a relatively large moon, which stabilizes Earth's axis. Both are essential for life to develop on our planet. Scientists have now been able to... more
Formation of the moon brought water to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Earth is unique in our solar system: It is the only terrestrial planet with a large amount of water and a relatively large moon, which stabilizes the Earth's axis. Both were... more
Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?  SPACE.COM · 4 days
New rules encourage U.S. Navy pilots and sailors to report UFO sightings. Here's why. more
The first extraterrestrial mud ball in 50 years  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On April 23 at 9:09 p.m. local time, residents of Aguas Zarcas, a small town in Costa Rica, saw a large "fireball" in the sky. more
Size is everything, ecologist finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Natural ecosystems are as vulnerable as they are diverse. Environmental changes such as climate change, pollution or the spread of alien species can easily throw an ecosystem off balance. Researchers are therefore investigating how susceptible ecosystems are to... more
Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
New rules encourage U.S. Navy pilots and sailors to report UFO sightings. Here's why. more
How Does Google Earth Work?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Google Earth allows us to track our changing world. By providing powerful geomapping and tagging tools to everyone, anyone can explore and model the Earth like never before. more
Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won't be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see. Yet just a few years ago,... more
The contrasting fortunes of the planet's greatest apes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many eloquent commentators have waxed lyrical about their first encounter with mountain gorillas—most notably Sir David Attenborough, vice-president of Fauna & Flora International (FFI) since 1979, the same year that those iconic... more
How Venus and Mars can teach us about Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One has a thick poisonous atmosphere, one has hardly any atmosphere at all, and one is just right for life to flourish – but it wasn't always that way. The... more
How Venus and Mars can teach us about Earth  ESA · 2 weeks
One has a thick poisonous atmosphere, one has hardly any atmosphere at all, and one is just right... more
How life on Earth affected its inner workings  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It is well known that life on Earth and the geology of the planet are intertwined, but a new study provides fresh evidence for just how deep—literally—that connection goes. Geoscientists at Caltech... more
Mysterious 'Sub-Neptunes' Are Probably Water Worlds  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Water worlds that each possess thousands of times more water than Earth does may be more common than Earth-like rocky planets in the Milky Way galaxy, a new study finds. more
Could There Be Life on Mars Today?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The search for life on Mars shouldn't focus exclusively on the distant past, some researchers say. more
Exobiology in a box  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The International Space Station is the platform to study a variety of fields without gravity getting in the way. A new experiment is furthering the Station's capabilities for investigating exobiology, or the study of life in space. more
Exobiology in a box  ESA · 3 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: New experiment on the International Space Station paves the way for exobiology research more
Avengers: Endgame and why a smaller population doesn't guarantee paradise  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In Avengers: Endgame, the highly-anticipated 22nd film in the Marvel franchise, Earth's mightiest heroes contend with the repercussions of supervillain Thanos wiping out half of all life in... more
Navy Plans to Document UFO Sightings, But Keep Them Confidential  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
The U.S. Navy plans to set up an official reporting and investigative system that will monitor reports from its pilots about UFOs. more
Navy Plans to Document UFO Sightings, But Keep Them Confidential  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Extraterrestrials, take note: The U.S. Navy plans to set up an official reporting and investigative system that will monitor reports from its pilots about unidentified flying objects. more
What makes a planet habitable  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Which of Earth's features were essential for the origin and sustenance of life? And how do scientists identify those features on other worlds? more
Building better life support systems for future space travel  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronauts on future long-duration spaceflight missions to the Moon and Mars could rely on microalgae to supply essentials including food, water and oxygen. A new investigation aboard the International Space... more
How did the Earth get its water? Asteroid sample gives a surprising answer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Water is essential for life on Earth and is one of our most precious natural resources. But considering how our planet formed,... more
For certain invasive species, catching infestation early pays off  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have conducted a global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive alien species' impacts on native species as invaders become more abundant. more
For certain invasive species, catching infestation early pays off  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An international research team led by invasion ecologist Bethany Bradley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has conducted the first global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive alien... more
Cosmic dust reveals new insights on the formation of solar system  nanowerk · 4 weeks
'One of the greatest curiosities is how the universe was formed and how life started. And this weirdo particle showed us something we didn't know before.' more
Extended winter polar vortices chill Saturn's strangely familiar moon, Titan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Saturn's hazy moon Titan has a long-lived Earth-like winter polar vortex supercharged by the moon's peculiar chemistry, according to new research published in AGU's journal Geophysical Research Letters. more
Rapid Destruction of Earth-like Atmospheres By Young Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life... more
Elemental Old-timer Makes the Universe Look Like a Toddler  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
In terms of longevity, the universe has nothing on xenon 124. Theory predicts the isotope’s radioactive decay has... more
Does a Neptune-Size Exomoon Really Exist Around This Alien Planet?  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Six months after its unveiling, uncertainty still swirls around the first serious exomoon candidate. more
Microsoft's Alien Day Movie Sale Celebrates 'Alien' 40th Anniversary [Deal]  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Microsoft is celebrating the birth of our favorite "Alien" xenomorph with an epic "Alien" film franchise sale. more
Diamonds reveal how continents are stabilized, key to Earth's habitability  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The longevity of Earth's continents in the face of destructive tectonic activity is an essential geologic backdrop for the emergence of life on our planet. This stability depends... more
Diamonds reveal how continents are stabilized, key to Earth's habitability  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
The longevity of Earth's continents in the face of destructive tectonic activity is an essential geologic backdrop for the emergence of life on our planet. This stability depends... more
Massive ecological and economic impacts of woody weed invasion in Ethiopia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
Scientists have revealed the massive ecological and economic impacts that the invasive alien tree Prosopis juliflora has had across the Afar Region of north eastern Ethiopia. more
'Aliens' Reebok Stomper Sneakers Available Once Again on Alien Day  SPACE.COM · 1 month
Got some biomechanoid on the sole of your shoe? You need a pair of these bad boys. more
Study reveals massive ecological and economic impacts of woody weed invasion in Ethiopia  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
CABI scientists have revealed the massive ecological and economic impacts that the invasive alien tree Prosopis juliflora has had across the Afar... more
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Study investigates potential risk of Taurid meteor swarm
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Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?
PHYS.ORG
How Does Google Earth Work?
LIVE SCIENCE
Avengers: Endgame and why a smaller population doesn't guarantee paradise
PHYS.ORG
Extended winter polar vortices chill Saturn's strangely familiar moon, Titan
PHYS.ORG
The Allure of 'Alien': 40 Years Later, It's Still One of the Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever Made
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