Satoshi Tomizu is a skilled glass artist from Japan that puts the universe in tiny eyeball-sized glass marbles for his "Space Glass" series. He adds air bubbles, opals, flakes of gold as well as other decorative pieces to transform simple glass into a scene that's out of this world. As you can probably guess by just looking at the pieces, his work has won several international awards. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
The Black Knight Satellite is a popular topic among conspiracy theorists, and now, there's a full short film about the mysterious object supposedly orbiting Earth. Produced by Pepsi, "Black Knight Decoded" tells the story of a father (David Oyelowo), his daughter (Layla Crawford) and his co-conspirator (Pinto) on their quest to decode radio signals transmitted from the mysterious satellite. Their efforts to respond was thwarted by the government, and so the group relies on support from communities around the world to come together to communicate universal messages of hope, unity and peace. Most of the space footage was captured by UrtheCast's ultra high-definition cameras aboard the International Space Station. Continue reading for a video about the real Black Knight Satellite.
Not a day passes without someone, researcher or an amateur astronomer, spotting something in NASA's archives. This time, it's an object that is flying too close to the sun to be human technology, thus making it an "alien spaceship," or so they'd like to believe. The images were captured by the space agency's specialist telescopic cameras used to monitor solar activity earlier this month. Continue reading for a video of more sun anomalies and information.
Paranomal researchers claim that the Assyrians developed space travel and left a statue of their god on Mars. NASA's Mars Opportunity rover reportedly captured an image of this statue, which resembles Nabu, the god of wisdom to the Neo-Assyrians, at a site called, 'Concepcion Crater'. "Found these faces on Mars side by side. One is looking towards us and the other is looking to the left. The face looking at us has a lot of similarities to the ancient Mesopotamia faces," said Scott Waring. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
The O'Neill cylinder is essentially a space settlement design proposed by American physicist Gerard K. O'Neill in his 1976 book The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space. An O'Neill cylinder would consist of two counter-rotating cylinders. The cylinders would rotate in opposite directions in order to cancel out any gyroscopic effects that would otherwise make it difficult to keep them aimed toward the Sun. Each would be 5-miles in diameter and 20-miles long, connected at each end by a rod via a bearing system. They would rotate so as to provide artificial gravity via centrifugal force on their inner surfaces. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and additional information.
Here's a stunning image of Enceladus and Dione, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. "The surface of Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) endures a constant rain of ice grains from its south polar jets. As a result, its surface is more like fresh, bright, snow than Dione's (698 miles or 1123 kilometers across) older, weathered surface. As clean, fresh surfaces are left exposed in space, they slowly gather dust and radiation damage and darken in a process known as 'space weathering,'" said NASA. Continue reading for another video of Dione, as captured by Cassini.
Sky watcher "UFO Lou" spotted a mysterious triangular object hovering in the night sky above Melbourne, Australia, on November 13. In the video above, the object can be seen hovering slowly into view, beginning as a faint shadow and then becoming solid in about 15-seconds. "Never seen anything like this before. Object seems static. Simply appears, lasts a few minutes, and then vanishes. Massive in size. Using a 50mm lens," said Lou. Continue reading for another strange object Lou spotted next to an astronaut on the ISS.
Category 5 hurricanes on Earth are one thing, the extremely strong winds on exoplanet HD 189733b - located in the constellation Vulpecula, also known as the 'little fox', 370-trillion-miles (600 trillion km) from Earth, are another. Not just any winds, gusts up to 5,400mph have been detected around the planet. University of Warwick researchers discovered that the wind speed is 20-times greater than the fastest ever known on Earth, at 1.2 miles per second (2km per second). Continue reading for another video and more information.
Researchers have discovered a rocky Earth-sized planet, named GJ1132b, that may have its own atmosphere has been spotted orbiting a small nearby star. It's around 1.2-times the size of our planet and is predominantly composed of rock and iron. This is now the closest Earth-sized planet to be discovered beyond our own solar system and is three times closer than those spotted previously. The surface of the planet may experience temperatures of between 278°F and 584°F. Continue reading for another video and more information.
NASA has revealed an impossible fuel-free EM Drive engine that could take a humans to Mars in just 10 weeks by bouncing microwaves around in an enclosed chamber as well as using solar power, to create thrust. "I will tell you that we first built and installed a second generation, closed face magnetic damper that reduced the stray magnetic fields in the vacuum chamber by at least an order of magnitude and any Lorentz force [the force that is exerted by a magnetic field on a moving electric charge] interactions it could produce. And yet the anomalous thrust signals remain," said Paul March, one of the top engineers working the EM Drive thruster at the Eagleworks Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. Continue reading for another video and more information.