100x Asteroid Declaration

100x Asteroid Declaration

Dec 03

Grassroot movement of scientists and citizens seeks to protect the Earth from asteroid strikes…

Elon Musk: ‘All Our Patent Are Belong To You’

Elon Musk: ‘All Our Patent Are Belong To You’

Jun 12

Want to start your own electric car company? You now have the technology to do so. Tesla has made the unorthodox move of pledging not to pursue litigation against any company that uses its technology “in good faith”…

World’s Space Agencies Gather To Tackle Asteroid Threat

World’s Space Agencies Gather To Tackle Asteroid Threat

Feb 05

With a mandate from the UN, ESA and other space agencies from around the world are about to establish a high-level group to help coordinate global response should a threatening asteroid ever be found heading towards Earth…

Massive Solar Flare Narrowly Misses Earth, EMP Disaster Barely Avoided (Updated)

Massive Solar Flare Narrowly Misses Earth, EMP Disaster Barely Avoided (Updated)

Aug 02

The earth barely missed taking a massive solar punch in the teeth two weeks ago, an “electromagnetic pulse” so big that it could have knocked out power, cars and iPhones throughout the United States. Two EMP experts told Secrets that the EMP flashed through earth’s typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there. “The world escaped an EMP catastrophe,” said Henry Cooper, who led strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan, and who now heads High Frontier, a group pushing for missile defense…

The Sentinel Mission To Save The Earth

The Sentinel Mission To Save The Earth

Jun 27

Sentinel is a mission of mapping and discovery. Mapping the great unknown of the inner solar system is the first step in protecting the Earth from asteroid impacts and in opening up this next frontier. By observing in infrared, Sentinel will discover more than 20,000 asteroids in just the first month of operation — more discoveries than all other telescopes combined have managed to discover in the last 30 years — and over 6.5 years will locate and follow the trajectories of more than 90% of asteroids larger than 140 meters…

World Economic Forum Ponders Consequences Of Contact With Alien Life

World Economic Forum Ponders Consequences Of Contact With Alien Life

Feb 04

The discovery of alien life or Earth-like planets and the implications to the world was a crucial item on the agenda at the annual World Economic Forum, or WEF, in Davos, Switzerland…

Tour of International Space Station

Tour of International Space Station

Dec 21

In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory…

Documentary: ‘Overview’ (Watch It Here)

Documentary: ‘Overview’ (Watch It Here)

Dec 07

Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside — a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment…

NASA’s ‘Seven Minutes of Terror’ (& Carl Sagan)

NASA’s ‘Seven Minutes of Terror’ (& Carl Sagan)

Jul 13

The video is called “Seven Minutes of Terror,” and describes, with the suspense and cinematography of a movie preview, what will happen next month when a one-ton spacecraft launched in November smacks into Mars. “We’ve got literally seven minutes to get from the top of the atmosphere to the surface of Mars, going from 13,000 miles an hour to zero,” Tom Rivellini, a NASA engineer, tells the camera with a grim face and deadpan delivery. “If any one thing doesn’t work just right, it’s game over.” Posted last month on YouTube, the video has succeeded in an area where NASA has a mixed track record: using social media and other tools of the 21st century to whip up interest in space exploration…

NASA Scientists Gather To Ponder Life Beyond Earth

NASA Scientists Gather To Ponder Life Beyond Earth

Jun 30

The growing evidence of wet planets — and its implications in our search for extraterrestrial life — is among the marvels shared this weekend at a Santa Clara gathering of astronomers, astronauts and science fiction fans. The theme of the three-day SETIcon event: the exploration of universe and the quest to find life beyond Earth…

Would Finding Extraterrestrial Life Destroy Religion?

Would Finding Extraterrestrial Life Destroy Religion?

Jun 25

The discovery of life beyond Earth would shake up our view of humanity’s place in the universe, but it probably wouldn’t seriously threaten organized religion, experts say…

Report Calls For International Asteroid Warning System

Report Calls For International Asteroid Warning System

Jun 10

The nations of the world need to work together to develop a warning and communication system that could mitigate the worst effects of a catastrophic asteroid strike, a new report stresses. Such a system would issue international warnings about possible impending strikes and educate the public about the threats posed by near-Earth objects. It also would call government leaders’ and the public’s attention to the scientific value and potential economic importance of asteroids…

Mars One

Mars One

Jun 05

A Dutch company says it will produce the biggest reality show on the planet, centered on a group of humans who colonize Mars. The firm claims that it will put four people on the red planet every two years beginning in April 2023. By 2033, Mars One boasts there will be 20 colonists on Mars…

Big Brothers In The Sky

Big Brothers In The Sky

Apr 06

How many countries have satellites circling the Earth? And how many of those satellites are working, partially working or just bits of junk? This graphic below tells the tale…

Billions Of Habitable Worlds Likely In Milky Way

Billions Of Habitable Worlds Likely In Milky Way

Apr 06

Could there be ‘tens of billions’ of habitable worlds in our own galaxy? That’s the results from a new study that searched for rocky planets in the habitable zones around red dwarf stars. An international team of astronomers using ESO’s HARPS spectrograph now estimates that there are tens of billions of such planets in the Milky Way galaxy, with probably about one hundred in the Sun’s immediate neighborhood, less than 30 light years away…

Huge Asteroid To Fly UNDER Man-Made Satellites

Huge Asteroid To Fly UNDER Man-Made Satellites

Mar 06

A 150-foot asteroid orbiting Earth called 2012 DA14 will pass so close to Earth it will fly UNDER man-made satellites orbiting our planet. Nasa’s Impact Risk report said that the odds of the space rock actually hitting our planet are very low indeed — but on February 15 next year it will pass just 17,000 miles from Earth, closer than ‘geostationary’ satellites…

Audit Reveals Hundreds Of NASA’s Moon Rocks Missing

Audit Reveals Hundreds Of NASA’s Moon Rocks Missing

Dec 09

Researchers have sticky fingers when it comes to NASA’s moon rocks and meteorites, and hundreds of samples have gone missing after being loaned out by the US space agency, an audit said Thursday. “According to NASA records, 517 loaned astromaterials have been lost or stolen between 1970 and June 2010,” said the report.

NASA Launches Giant Rover To Mars

NASA Launches Giant Rover To Mars

Nov 27

A rover of “monster truck” proportions zoomed toward Mars on an 8 1/2-month, 354 million-mile journey Saturday, the biggest, best equipped robot ever sent to explore another planet…

Giant Single-Celled Organism Discovered At Bottom Of Ocean

Giant Single-Celled Organism Discovered At Bottom Of Ocean

Nov 27

Researchers returning from an expedition to the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific, the deepest part of the oceans, say it is home to single-celled organisms more than four inches long…

Is The End Of The World Nigh?

Is The End Of The World Nigh?

Nov 20

Judging by the run of successful natural disaster films in the past few years, people are fascinated by the idea of the end of the world. In Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, a virus ravaged the UK and beyond; an asteroid was the world-ending threat in Deep Impact and Armageddon; and climate change got a starring role in The Day After Tomorrow. But made-up doomsday tales pale into nothing, creatively speaking, when contrasted with what is actually possible. Look through the lens of science and “the end” becomes much more interesting…

Nassim Haramein: Black Whole

Nassim Haramein: Black Whole

Sep 06

They are some of the biggest questions that baffle humans: how was the universe created? Are we and everything around us somehow connected as one? Why do we have a consciousness and what is its effect on reality? Physicists have spent their careers trying to crack the codes. Albert Einstein came up with the Theory of Relativity to explain creation, gravity, and space-time — but a theory of how everything is unified eluded even him. Building on Einstein’s work, Nassim Haramein developed a Unified Field Theory that unveils a specific geometric array to explain creation and the vacuum that connects all things. Is Haramein the first to make this revelation? Remarkably, Haramein found evidence all across the globe in ancient text and tradition — in Egypt, China and Mexico. He turned to Hebrew scrolls and secret codes to uncover the pattern. Simply put, the evidence has been there for us to recognize for thousands of years…if only we knew what to look for…

Scientists Ponder What Could Happen When Humans Encounter ETs

Scientists Ponder What Could Happen When Humans Encounter ETs

Aug 22

Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Nasa’s Planetary Science Division and his colleagues compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity “prepare for actual contact”. In their report, Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis, the researchers divide alien contacts into three broad categories: beneficial, neutral or harmful…

Jody Foster Helps Save SETI

Jody Foster Helps Save SETI

Aug 12

The SETI Institute’s search for extraterrestrial intelligence is back on track, thanks to more than $200,000 in donations from thousands of fans. Among the contributors are Jodie Foster, the actress who played a SETI researcher in the movie “Contact”; science-fiction writer Larry Niven, creator of the “Ringworld” series of novels; and Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who flew around the moon in 1968…

Building Blocks Of DNA Found In Space Meteorites

Building Blocks Of DNA Found In Space Meteorites

Aug 11

The components of DNA have now been confirmed to exist in extraterrestrial meteorites adding weight to the idea that the earliest forms of life on Earth may have been made up in part from materials delivered to Earth the planet by from space…