Also a very popular category after conspiracy is our space section here. We sometimes take the focus off conspiracy and publish regular space related news such as rocket launches, asteroid landings and even black holes.
We find our readers also have an interest in space even when not in the context of a conspiracy. Having said that, we do of course feature the conspiracy theories related to space here too. Keep an eye on this section, we publish regularly and have begun work on sourcing more news that you will most definitely find interesting.
For years, we have looked at Mars, the Red Planet, and believed it was essentially a dry planet. However, as ever, new evidence has emerged to blow these old theories and ideas out of the water. New research by the Department of Energy has found that through examination of simulated Martian meteorites the famous planet might actually have been far wetter than we once had claimed.
This was found in a unique new study found in Nature Communications, a popular journal. The research team behind these new findings soon found that minerals located in Martian meteorites may have once contained a hydrogen material. If this is true, it would point to the fact that – at one stage, [...]
For years now, NASA has been making creeping steps forward in their space progression. As other countries, such as India, continue to develop their own space programs, NASA has tried to pick up the pace. As the most influential and well-resourced space agency on the planet, though, they still share benefits over much of their competition. For example, they are running the hugely successful and exciting Cassini space mission. This mission has seen NASA return to where they were two decades ago, as part of a fly-by over the Enceladus moon of Saturn. This first-ever pass-over the moon was an incredible moment for NASA – it was a landmark moment in their exploration.
The last year or so has been an incredible time for the development of space technology. More countries are coming to the fore to try and get involved in a new ‘space race’ while big-name groups are struggling. The likes of SpaceX, the company run by Elon Musk, have seen serious reputational harm in the last few years.
Meanwhile, the likes of China have significantly ramped up their space programs to try and get in at the top of the table. With so much excitement going on, everyone forgot about one major player: India.
Well, the Indians just completed a world record – they have recorded history. They launched 104 [...]
The idea of the Black Hole is one that we can all feel pretty comfortable with – just the idea. The reality, of course, would mean more or less total oblivion of the supposedly impregnable society we live in today. Within a matter of moments, a black hole would make everything that we know its dinner. Terrifying as that may be, though, the idea of a black hole is still a pretty cool concept.
It’s not just the fact they are so scary; it’s how they work that makes them so intriguing to most. The University of New Hampshire, one of the most impressive in its field, recently undertook a study into a black hole. They found one that had eviscerated a nearby star, and then fed off it [...]
For several years now, the name Elon Musk has been alongside alternative space exploration. The South African mastermind has been behind the SpaceX program, and has been in the limelight ever since.
However, over the years the increasingly ambitious and grandiose plans of SpaceX have come under legitimate scrutiny. With failed attempts, claims of espionage and even sabotage and a lot of confusion over why projects keep failing, SpaceX has been under pressure for some time now.
Although Musk is one of the few scientific minds who appears to be in league with the Trump Administration, SpaceX have some rather [...]
For many years, one of the most commonly visited doomsday scenarios is that of an asteroid impacting on Earth. The idea that we could be eviscerated by a giant rock colliding with us from space is, obviously, terrifying. NASA appear to be on the case, though, as they’ve produced a spacecraft specifically for finding rogue asteroids.
As the planet moves and orbits the Sun, we pick up asteroids and other pieces of debris in our movement. This means that, over time, we might just pick up something pretty nasty; and something that could do untold damage to the planet.
In July 1984, on board a Soviet space station, one of the strangest sightings of cosmic phenomena occurred. The event witnessed not by a single person, but six individuals all claiming to have seen the same thing. What’s more these events happened on two separate occasions, removing the possibility they were victims of some freak visual occurrence.
According to the cosmonauts on board the Salyut 7, huge “angel-like” manifestations were present outside their craft. They were floating above the Earth and swimming through the eternal ocean of space. These humanoid creatures had distinctive wings, and faces that housed a “peaceful expression!” They even projected overall feelings [...]
David Icke stated, “Saturn! It isn’t what you think it is!” That statement alone hooked my curiosity and made me want to learn more about his theory. After all, if it isn’t what I think it is, what is it?
While Icke’s theories are only exactly that, they are compellingly interesting if nothing else. Perhaps more importantly, they also tend to hold their own against other theories in the same field, at times even serving to endorse them. While the claims of what Saturn “really” is – Icke’s and many other’s – are some of the most “out there” you are likely to hear, they are also some of the more intricately thought out, and ones that fit with other claims of alternative [...]
Over the last few months, we’ve been seeing an increase in Chinese space-related stories. The Chinese have recently started to really ramp up their interest in space-related hardware in various forms. This has seen multiple activities taking place, all with the intention of finally installing China as an astrological superpower. As they continue to grow and develop the nations space position, though, new hardware continues to be finished.
On July 6th, China reported that it had finished work on its latest project. They proudly announced that the largest ever created radio telescope was complete. This landmark moment in Chinese space advancement finally showed that they weren’t [...]
Last month, the SpaceX program looked close to making a landmark step forward in its overall ambitions. As the project has continued to gain precedence and garner public attention, so has the scrutiny on how successful it was going to be.
So, when the rocket exploded last month during a fuelling operation for a static-fire test, people were shocked. Immediately, theories began to flood in about the opportunity of this being sabotage. As ever, the internet was awash with conspiracies about various ideas and theories about what could have caused the rocket to explode.
From a sniper to those [...]
For many years now, one of the most interesting concepts when it comes to aviation has been space planes. The idea of jetting off into space using a normal plane sounds a bit over the top, considering we can barely get consistency when using space-specific rockets. However, China has been spending a large part of the last decade looking into the idea of making a space plane.
Given their consistent advancements when it comes to space tech, it’s going to be interesting to see where this goes. Last month, the Chinese made it known that new developments were under way across various collaborations. The aim is simple – to take the idea of commercial space flights into a reality [...]
Last month, NASA informed us all that they had something pretty funky going on near Jupiter. As a planet with several moons, it’s icy moon known as Europa was apparently showing some interesting findings. Having been searching underneath the surface of the moon to try and locate the source of this, NASA came across something rather awesome.
Unfortunately, NASA have a habit of somewhat over-egging announcements. It was sold as something ‘surprising’ so naturally people got really excited. Had they found something that showed evidence of another species? Of sentient life? Of previous human expansion to the stars?
People got themselves into a state of excitement. The [...]
If the complete and definitive knowledge of space and the universe were a book that was one-hundred pages long, then what we currently know would arguably take up the first page of the introduction – maybe. And even what we do know we don’t fully understand.
The more we discover about the universe, the more questions seem to crop up. Here are just some of the crazy facts about space that are completely true and proven, if a little hard to get our head around. And who knows? What we know now might be different from what we know in ten or twenty years.
There are numerous planned space missions for example, not least of which, planned missions to Mars which if all [...]
The Chinese Space Program, as we’ve discussed before, is controversial. One news outlet informs us it’s the next step into a new frontier. Another might suggest it’s all an evil Communist conspiracy to take over the planet from the atmosphere. Depending on how extreme the views you read, Chinese space involvement is a good thing or a sign of the apocalypse.
This summer, we started to hear continued discussion about the Chinese losing control in space. Rumours began to surface that they had lost control of their space lab. Before long, it would be making contact with Earth and causing destruction wherever it was deemed to have landed.
This was eventually confirmed by the [...]
For several years there have been plans, both by NASA and private companies, to achieve a manned mission to Mars. Of the privately funded proposed missions, Mars One is perhaps the most interesting, if only because they are offering a one-way ticket only.
The project is the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur, Bas Lansdorp, who first made public his plans in May 2012. What’s more, a reality-type TV show documenting the mission will partly fund the out of this world exploration. A key individual who created and relaunched the Big Brother show will be in charge of packaging this for TV.
Many met the announcement with scepticism to begin with, even claiming it was nothing [...]