Could Mars be home to tiny humanoid aliens? Images captured by Curiosity Rover's Mastcam allegedly show a creature peering out from around a rock. "This human-like figure is peering around the corner of a rock wall and I can make out its head, chest, shoulders, arm, leg, knee, and foot from this one close up photo," said UFO researcher Scott Waring. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Using images taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor, amateur astronomer Will Farrar, who runs the YouTube channel "WhatsUpInTheSky37" from his home in from Salisibury, Maryland, claims to have found evidence of lakes of standing water surrounded by trees on the surface of the red planet. "This has never been addressed by NASA since we are still looking for these 'minuscule' traces of life and water. I ask you to use your judgement on this one. What does this look like to you," said Farrar. Continue reading for another video and more information. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Before high-resolution displays, NASA scientists frequently used large chalkboards to convey idea and / or solve equations. Whats' even more significant is the U.S public's perception of the Soviet lead in putting the first man in space. This motivated President John F. Kennedy to ask the Congress on May 25, 1961 to commit the federal government to a program to land a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s, which effectively launched the Apollo program. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never mess around with a $70,000 video camera.
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.