Fringe

February 22, 2019

Where are all the aliens? Struggling and hustling, just like us

Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both. If the galaxy is billions of […]
February 20, 2019

With the best air pressure sensor ever on Mars, scientists find a mystery

This feature is repetitive, and “slightly strange.” There’s a new meteorologist on Mars. Although NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on the red planet late in 2018 to […]
February 15, 2019

Who’s Out There–Weirdos?

A review of “Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own” by David Toomey, New York, W.W.Norton, 2013. by Cary Neeper  Author […]
February 9, 2019

Something Is Not Quite Right In the Universe, Ultraprecise New Measurement Reveals

Something isn’t quite right in the universe. At least based on everything physicists know so far. Stars, galaxies, black holes and all the other celestial objects […]
February 5, 2019

What will we name the solar system’s next planet?

Even in space, bureaucracy exists. In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” This had two main effects on our solar system: it reduced the number of […]
January 27, 2019

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

“Big Bertha,” a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study. A […]
January 22, 2019

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ Might Actually Be a Gigantic Disk of Space Objects

‘Planet Nine’ is thought to be 10 times larger than Earth, but what if it wasn’t a planet at all? The mysterious “Planet Nine,” which is […]
January 20, 2019

Who’s Out There-Search Strategy

A recent article in EOS.org outlines a strategy proposed by NASA/Ames/SETI Institute/JPL:-Caltech to study our relative uniqueness in the universe. A combination of major efforts and individual studies would […]
January 18, 2019

The Government’s Secret UFO Program Funded Research on Wormholes and Extra Dimensions

Documents released by the Department of Defense reveal some of what its infamous Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was working on. The Department of Defense funded […]