NASA Celebrates the New Year on a Distant World

NASA Celebrates the New Year on a Distant World

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has survived humanity’s most distant exploration of another world. Just 10 houra after the middle-of-the-night encounter 4-B miles away, flight controllers in Laurel, Maryland, received word from the spacecraft late Tuesday morning. Cheers erupted at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, home to Mission Control. “We have a healthy spacecraft. We’ve […]

‘Insanely Powerful’ Space Signal May Have ‘Artificial Origin’

‘Insanely Powerful’ Space Signal May Have ‘Artificial Origin’

‘Insanely Powerful’ Space Signal May Have ‘Artificial Origin’ The Universe’s “invisible light” is sending “puzzling pulses” of “mysterious, ultrastrong sparks of energy” toward us from deep space in the way of fast radio bursts (FRBs) and may be a signal from extraterrestrial life, according to a Live Science. The FRBs may “last just a few milliseconds” […]

Dwarf Galaxy 2.5-B Light Years Away Source of ‘Fast Radio Bursts’

Dwarf Galaxy 2.5-B Light Years Away Source of ‘Fast Radio Bursts’

Dwarf Galaxy 2.5-B Light Years Away Source of ‘Fast Radio Bursts’ The source of mysterious fast radio bursts that have mystified astronomers for years is a dwarf galaxy 2.5-B light years from Earth, scientists say in a new report. The finding, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, was described by one astronomer as “huge.” “This […]

US and Russian Astronomers Listening for “ET” Radio Signals

US and Russian Astronomers Listening for “ET” Radio Signals

US and Russian Astronomers Listening for “ET” Radio Signals A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, but astronomers in California are taking a 2nd look anyway, the SETI Institute said Tuesday. A group of Russian astronomers last year detected what appeared to be […]