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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.

Venus Airship

Might Humans Soon Be Floating In “Cloud Cities” On Venus?

October 18, 2018 5:14 pm

Right from the dawn of science-fiction, and again during the first wave of UFO popularity in the 1950s, along with Mars our other neighboring planet, Venus was seen as the obvious place where alien life would exist. And where humans would surely visit. In fact, as we will look at shortly, the Soviet space program did manage to land a probe on Venus as early as the mid-1960s. In part, it is because of the Soviet missions, as well as continued and advanced monitoring of the planet, that we know…

Exoplanet

The Exoplanets – Alien Worlds Far Outside Our Solar System

September 13, 2018 8:35 pm

Most of us are familiar with the planets and moons in our cosmic neck of the woods. However, once outside our solar system and into the outer reaches of our galaxy, there are literally, according to Kepler data, billions of other worlds – exoplanets. And that is just within the Milky Way alone. Although we are only just beginning to discover planets in other galaxies (extragalactic planets), it is likely there are over 100 billion such galaxies in the Universe. The chances are then, in the entirety of the Universe,…

Europa Jupiter

Alien Life In The Europa Jupiter System?

September 6, 2018 3:48 pm

We have examined previously the four gas giants that reside on the outer edges of our solar system, and more to the point their moons, which many scientists believe not only offer a chance for human colonization but also may already harbor alien life. One of the leading candidates for both scenarios is Europa, one of the main moons of Jupiter, the largest of all planets in our solar system. And while we will look at Europa and the potential for alien life, as well as the upcoming experiments on…

The Milky Way

The Infinity Of Space – It’s Not Just For The Professionals!

March 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Although there are many organizations actively searching for alien life, perhaps in the driving seat is SETI and their SETI At Home program. While this is something that allows anyone and everyone with access to a computer the chance to join in the search for extra-terrestrial life, it isn’t the first time, for want of a better phrase, that amateurs have played a vital part in space exploration. This is increasingly the case in the twenty-first century with the rapid progression and availability of technology. And the fact is professional…

One of Jupiter's moons

The Satellites Of The Gas Giants – The Key To Space Exploration?

January 9, 2018 10:01 am

While setting foot on another planet will undoubtedly be the greatest scientific achievement in the history of humanity, it is much more likely, and perhaps preferable, that the many moons (including our own) orbiting the planets of our solar system will be the first explored and perhaps even colonized. Indeed, these bases would be important launch points for travel much deeper into space. Essentially, conquering some of these cosmic satellites may prove to be critically important. Of course, as we will look at shortly, it is on some of these…

Black Knight Satellite.

The Black Knight Satellite And Strange Anomalies In Earth’s Orbit

July 14, 2017 5:11 pm 2 comments

Although outer space undoubtedly offers an infinite stream of adventures and mysteries, the upper atmosphere and the vacuum of space immediately around our planet, is apparently rife with activity in its own right. One of the most researched and discussed sightings in this area of space is that of the Black Knight Satellite. Said by some to be a top-secret, possibly even joint US-Russian space project. Others claim it to be an extra-terrestrial “monitoring system”, left here in orbit to spy on activity on Earth from unknown reaches of space.…

Impact crater on Mars. Credit: G. Neukum/ESA,DLR, FU Berlin

What a Martian Meteorite Could Tell Us About Water on Mars

March 16, 2017 7:29 pm

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…

Nasa's image of Enceladus from latest mission. Credit: NASA.

NASA’s Cassini Saturn Mission May Have Found “Habitable World” Target on Enceladus

February 19, 2017 4:44 pm

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…

Indian PSLV rocket launch.

Indian Satellite Launch – A World Record Worth Noting

February 16, 2017 8:02 pm

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 a 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…

Artist illustration depicting the record breaking “tidal disruption event” (TDE). The red shows hotter material that falls toward the black hole and generates a distinct X-ray flare. The blue shows a wind blowing from the infalling material. Credit: CXC/M. Weiss; X-ray: NASA/CXC/UNH/D. Lin et al, Optical: CFHT.

Did Researchers Just Find a Terrifyingly Cool Black Hole “Feeding Frenzy”?

February 15, 2017 2:33 pm 1 comment

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…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket (heavy).

SpaceX Under Pressure – Are Concerns About Falcon 9 Defects Valid?

February 8, 2017 12:02 pm

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…

Osiris-Rex Spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Lockheed Martin.

NASA Spacecraft On the Hunt for Rogue Asteroids

February 5, 2017 6:58 pm

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…

An artist's 3D model of the Salyut 7.

The Salyut 7 Incident – Space Hallucinations, Or The Watchers?

February 3, 2017 3:07 pm

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…

Saturn and its rings.

Might Saturn Really Not Be What We Think It Is?

January 20, 2017 4:03 pm

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…

China's space telescope.

Chinese Complete Largest Radio Telescope Ever – What Does That Mean?

December 5, 2016 4:51 pm

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…