Apollo 8, the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. Secureteam10 recently came across a strange image from the mission that apparently shows a massive object, possibly a spacecraft. "This is basically the last in this film magazine taken during the Apollo 8 moon mission. As you can see in the photo, there is something massive that appears either over or on the moon. I went back to the Apollo Image Atlas and went through all of the previous frames before this and there was nothing out of the ordinary. In frame 2908 all of a sudden we see this massive triangular-shaped object sitting atop the moon," said the researcher. Continue reading for another moon anomaly and more information.
Crawler-transporters are currently the largest self-powered land vehicles on Earth. These tracked vehicles have been used to transport spacecraft from NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) along the Crawlerway to Launch Complex 39. Designed and built by Marion Power Shovel Company using components designed and built by Rockwell International, each has a mass of 6,000,000-pounds, while boasting eight tracks, two on each corner. It's controlled from two control cabs located at either end of the vehicle, and travels along the 3.5-mile crawlerway at a maximum speed of 1mph loaded, or 2mph unloaded. Now here's something you may not know...the average trip time from the VAB along the Crawlerway to Launch Complex 39 is about 5-hours. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing why you should never look directly at the sun with a small telescope.
NASA cut a live ISS feed after a mysterious horseshoe-shaped UFO appeared, or to be more specific, a glowing blue object floating near the space station. They turned off the feed for an hour, and when it resumed, a smaller white light could still be seen in the distance. "I saw a UFO at the space station. It was diamond shaped and it seemed to be changing its shape, but I think that's due to it moving ever so closer to the ISS," said UFO researcher Scott Waring. Continue reading for another video about the dark side of the moon, and possible secret bases. Click here to read about a few bonus UFO incidents and pictures from the past.
Another day, another UFO spotted hovering above Earth's upper atmosphere. This anomaly was captured by 20-year-old Jadon Beeson as he watched a live ISS stream from his phone. "I looked and realized there was a metal object above the earth. It had a blue glow to it and it stayed there for about two minutes. It was a metallic object, it looks like a Millennium Falcon from Star Wars or something from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I thought it was all very strange," said Beeson. Continue reading for a video and more information.
NASA claims they can build a 3D-printed moon base that can support up to 10 astronauts for more than a year by 2022 using existing technologies. "When the cost of a short stay on the moon drops into the tens of millions of dollars per person, it starts to tap into the same market that has given us private spaceflight participants to the International Space Station," said Chris McKay, an astrobiologist at NASA's AMES Research Center in California. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Type II Supernovae, like the one above, happen when a star runs out of internal fuel and collapses on itself, thanks to gravity. NASA's research team, lead by astrophysics professor Peter Garnavich, have reconstructed this event into footage to reveal the bright shockwave that occurred in the early part of the supernova event of a massive star 500-times the size of our sun located 1.2 billion light years away. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Earth has Northern Lights, and so does Jupiter, but their version could be hundreds of times more energetic than its earthly counterpart. Researchers studied Jupiter's X-ray aurora during a solar storm, and discovered that it was 8-times brighter than normal under these conditions. Plus, its brightest spot pulsed every 26-minutes as opposed to 45-minutes, without a known reason. Continue reading for another picture, a top 10 Jupiter facts video and more information. Click here for a few bonus space images.
UFO researcher Secureteam10 recently uploaded a video that allegedly shows a TR-3B triangle craft hovering above moon during the Apollo 12 mission. Apparently, the TR-3B vehicles has an outer coating that's reactive to electrical Radar stimulation and can change reflectiveness, radar absorptiveness, and color. This polymer skin, when used in conjunction with the TR-3Bs Electronic Counter Measures and, ECCM, can make the vehicle appear as a small aircraft, or a flying cylinder - or even trick radar receivers into falsely detecting a variety of aircraft, no aircraft, or several aircraft at various locations. A circular, plasma filled accelerator ring called the Magnetic Field Disrupter, surrounds the rotatable crew compartment and is far ahead of any known technology. Continue reading for another video of the TR-3B.
Two months before the famous Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969, Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit, which included traversing the dark side of the moon, a place where all spacecraft are out of radio contact with Earth for about 1-hour. Recently declassified tapes reveals that all was not as it seems, as these recordings contained "strange, otherworldly music coming through the Apollo module's radio." Click here to view more images from the Apollo 10 mission. Continue reading for another video and more information.
At the time the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this stunning image, Earth was 88-million miles from the Red Planet. If you looks closely, the west coast outline of South America is visible at lower right, while the exposure of this image was set for the relatively dark Moon. The HiRISE detector in two of the three color channels was saturated due to Earth being so bright, so this version of the image required significant processing. Continue reading to see what Earth and Jupiter look like from Mars.