“Clues to Alien Life” –Billions of Fragments of Venus May Exist on the Moon

"Clues to Ancient Alien Life" --Billions of Fragments of Venus May Exist on the Moon

 

New research by Yale astronomers suggests that our Moon may harbor clues that Venus may have had an Earth-like environment billions of years ago, with water and a thin atmosphere. Their findings follow recent studies suggesting that our sister planet may have been the solar system’s first habitable planet.

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“Superhabitable” –Exoplanets With Lifespans Up to 70 Billion Years

"Superhabitable" --Exoplanets With Lifespans Up to 70 Billion Years

 

“Somewhere, on some other planet orbiting some very distant star, maybe in another galaxy, there could well be entities that are at least as intelligent as we are, and are interested in science. It is not impossible,” says Nobel-Prize laureate, physicist Murray Gell-Mann. “I think there probably are lots. Very likely none is close enough to interact with us, but they could be out there very easily.”

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Planet Earth Report –“Signs of Cosmic Strings from the Big Bang to Mummified Penguins of Antarctica”

Earth from the ISS

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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“The Whirlpool Planet” –First Alien World Detected in a Galaxy Far Beyond the Milky Way

 

 Whirlpool Galaxy

 

“In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves,” observed Stephen Hawking. “From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of billions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.” And now, a short-lived eclipse of an extremely bright x-ray source 23 million lightyears from Earth in the Whirlpool Galaxy, illuminated a world about the size of Saturn orbiting a binary star system –a stellar remnant, either a neutron star or black hole, and a massive star–further underscoring our cosmic insignificance.

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“The Geyser Moon” –Saturn’s Organic Hotspot for Life Beyond Earth

"The Geyser Moon" --Saturn's Enceladus

 

“Something is going on on Enceladus – it’s active and we want to know,” said astrophysicist and curator at California’s Griffith Observatory, Laura Danly. That “something” turned out to be plumes of water vapor and ice particles erupting hundreds of miles into space from the ocean through cracks in Enceladus’s ice-encased surface — detected by the NASA’s Cassini spacecraft prior to the spacecraft’s fiery death-plunge into Saturn in 2017. The plumes provide a tantalizing glimpse into what the moon’s subsurface ocean might harbor –likely heated and churned by hydrothermal vents like those on Earth’s ocean floors. (more…)

Planet Earth Report –“Black Hole in Our Solar System to The Conscious Internet”

Earth from the ISS

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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