By Richard Webb – NewScientist.com – Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech. The idea of channels extending die-straight over the surface of Mars is the granddaddy of alien conspiracy theories. The idea that vast ditches, first described by Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli in 1877, irrigated a Martian civilisation was championed by the US entrepreneur and astronomer Percival Lowell, and […]
By Elana Glowatz – IBTimes.com – Image: NASA. Image: The planets in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system that are in the same position as Earth and Mars might be the most habitable for extraterrestrial life.
By Meghan Bartels – Newsweek.com – Photo: NASA/JPL. There aren’t little green men on Mars who can draw stick figure family portraits—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t stick figures on Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover, which has been trundling around the red planet for more than five years, spotted what looks strangely like just that, etched […]
By Kirby Garlitos – TopSpeed.com – Photo Not Credited. The decision to use a stoichiometric nickel-titanium alloy looks like a step in the right direction. According to NASA, the material itself can be woven into interlocking coils, allowing it to deform all the way down to its wheel hub when it’s driving on rugged extraterrestrial […]
By Ian S. – OuterPlaces.com – Image: NASA/JPL. Scientists have long suspected that subsurface water may still be flowing on Mars, but a new study suggests that evidence of water on the Red Planet might be nothing more than the movement of sand and dust. Observers of Mars have a long history of seeing things that seem like […]
By Science/NASA/Ian S. – OuterPlaces.com – Image: NASA. Active worlds can turn up in unexpected places. For proof, look no further than the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been exploring Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter since March 2015, and review of images Dawn has returned reveals […]
By Danny Paez – Inverse.com – Image Not Credited. Thanks to the efforts of the NASA scientists behind the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), we might have a better idea of where aliens could be by using data collected from one of Earth’s planetary neighbors. MAVEN doesn’t get the same kind of press […]
By John Tolley – BTN.com – Video Capture: The Mars Society/YouTube. Their two-week mission to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in 2018 will provide crucial information and serve as an important stepping stone to the eventual manned missions to the red planet. Consisting solely of Purdue students and alumni, including crew chief Max Fagin, […]
By Matthew Loffhagen – OuterPlaces.com – Video Capture: YouTube. Scott C Waring of the UFO Sightings Daily has released a video which claims to show evidence of a war on the planet Mars. In his video, Waring points to an image from the Curiosity Rover that appears to show a round metal cannonball. According to […]
By Amber Jorgenson – Astronomy.com – Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech. An illustration of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission depicts the rover surveying rocky terrain on Mars’ surface. The new instruments featured on the rover will enable to it travel to uncharted Martian territory.
By Becky Ferreira – Motherboard.Vice.com – Image Comet 67P/European Space Agency. Astronomers have suggested that chloromethane (CH3Cl), an organohalogen compound known as Freon-40, could be a potentially valuable biomarker in the search for extraterrestrial life. On Earth, chloromethane is emitted by tropical plants, plankton, and peat bog ecosystems, and detection of this compound on Mars […]
The Neo/SCI 1016009 The Universe Revealed Complete DVD Collection – The Red Planet and a Search for Extraterrestrial Life is a documentary film of Mars including satellite and Mars rover imagery of dust storms, red vistas, clouds, and signs of liquid water for students in grades 7-12, is 20 minutes long, and includes a teacher’s […]