Theory: How the discovery of giant 'Buckyball' molecules could point to the existence of life on other planets
By: Wayne K. Wilkins
On July 22nd, 2010, a piece of potentially groundbreaking news reached the mainstream media and has since been promoted all over the world. This is the discovery of “Buckyballs”, the largest known molecules, roaming freely in outer space. The molecules were discovered for the...
By: Lane Olinghouse
The North Star is well-named; its location in the night-time sky enables one to determine where north lies no matter where one stands in the northern hemisphere. For this reason ocean-going navigators and land wayfarers alike depended on the North Star for thousands of...
Past spacecraft that explored Jupiter
By: Anthony Megna
Interplanetary spacecraft have some immense challenges as they reach the neighborhood of Jupiter, and some such as Pioneer 10 and 11 have left the solar system! After crossing the asteroid belt, which is between Mars and Jupiter, they have achieved one big hurdle. Then the...
By: Slawomir Puk
Once upon a time, around 15 billion years ago, time and space was created. Before that, nothing happened – nothing could happen because there was no time for it to happen in. Nor was there anywhere for it to happen. At the same instance as...
Space exploration in the future
By: Slawomir Puk
Space exploration is hugely expensive – it cost $25 billion to put the first man on the Moon. But now that a great deal of expertise has been gained in space technology, the space agencies are earning money by providing services to military, science and...
By: Slawomir Puk
Stars are born in vast clouds of dust and gas, and take many years to evolve into the brilliant objects that illuminate our night skies. Stars are immense balls of hydrogen and helium, which shine by the same nuclear reactions that power hydrogen bombs. The...
Contacting aliens
By: Slawomir Puk
Dr Tom McDonough, an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology, is waiting patiently for along distance call. If it comes, it will have taken years to arrive and will have crossed trillions of kilometres of empty space. It will be the most stupendous event...
Theory: How the discovery of giant 'Buckyball' molecules could point to the existence of life on other planets
By: D. Vogt
In July 2010, Canadian astronomers at the University of Western Ontario announced the first evidence of naturally forming complex carbon-based compounds called fullerene, informally known as "buckyballs," in a planetary nebula about 6500 light-years distant from our own solar system. Although the presence of...
The Roswell UFO crash: Myths and facts
By: Sam Little
TV series, movies, comic books, and a horde of other media creations have all made the alien a household recognized image. The typical biog head with wrap around eyes and a frail body is the traditional alien appearance and of course let's not forget it's...
By: Slawomir Puk
Telephone someone on the other side of the world and you will often notice little delays – less than a second long – in the conversation. It’s not surprising. Whatever you say is being sent far off out into space, bouncing off a communication...

 

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