The Extraterrestrial Mirror –“There’s a Level of Predictability to Evolution that Aliens Would Look Like Us”

 

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"By predicting that aliens have undergone major transitions – which is how complexity has arisen in species on earth, we can say that there is a level of predictability to evolution that would cause them to look like us," said Sam Levin, a researcher in the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology.

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New Dark Matter Picture Puts the Big Bang on Trial — “We’re Looking At Things All Wrong”

 

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Newest dark matter map hints at where astrophysics must go for breakthroughs. Three astrophysicists discuss how the new results are testing the consensus view of the universe's history and challenging future generations of scientists to solve enduring cosmic mysteries. The unveiling this summer of the most accurate cosmic picture ever taken of the distribution of dark matter has left astrophysicists feeling both delighted and frustrated.

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NASA Reveals Record-Breaking Results of “Sci-Fi” Ion Engine — “Manned Missions to Mars In Weeks On the Horizon” (WATCH Video)

 
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An advanced space engine in the running at NASA to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster, one of three Mars engine prototypes currently in development, that uses electric and magnetic fields to ionize gases like xenon and expels the ions to produce thrust, a much cleaner, safer and more fuel efficient than traditional chemical rockets, but with relatively low thrust and acceleration.

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‘Project Blue Book’ –Astrophysicist Allen Hynek & The Alien UFO Hypothesis: “An Era Shrouded in Mystery” (VIDEO)

 
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Game of Thrones star, Irish actor Aiden Gillen is playing one of the more polarizing scientists in the murky history of UFO research, cast in the lead role of astrophysicist J. Allen Hynek for History Channel's upcoming 10-episode series Blue Book, created and written on spec by David O’Leary and produced by Robert Zemeckis (Carl Sagan's Contact) chronicles the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”

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Oldest Recorded Solar Eclipse in 1207 Deciphered

 
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Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on 30 October 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world.

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