Researchers have discovered an "alien plughole" on Mars with an enormous slab of water ice just beneath the crater, measuring 130-feet thick, that defies explanation. "There have been a lot of climate changes between now and the tens of millions of years ago when we suspect the ice was put there. But it shouldn't be stable today, and other past climates of ice instability in this region mean the ice should've sublimated away into the dry Martian atmosphere by now. So, that's what we need to investigate.
What kept the ice around all this time? There's no climate model that we have now that explains this," according to Shane Byrne, associate professor in University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Continue reading for another video of Mars anomalies.
For millionaires tired of island getaways and / or bustling cities, you'll soon have the option of visiting the edge of space, thanks to World View Enterprises. With trips starting at $75,000, the Arizona-based company will take paying customers in a pressurized capsule to a height of 19-miles. A test flight validated the full flight profile of the spaceflight system, lifting a model of the eventual system scaled down to ten per cent to 120,000 feet and back down to 50,000 feet, breaking a world record. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Another week, another Mars mystery, and this time, it's a Star Destroyer-shaped anomaly. Spotted by researcher Scott C Waring, he said: "I found this anomaly in the latest Curiosity Rover photo. The black object looks like a crashed UFO...the spacecraft was only about 2.5 to 3 meters across, so it probably only held a few passengers. There is only one photo of the ship. The rover usually takes many of each area, but not this one. Perhaps tomorrow it will take more." Continue reading for a video about water on ancient Mars.
According to Professor Geraint Lewis, from the University of Sydney, warp speed within the next 100-years is possible, enabling us to travel between galaxies a reality. This concept was part of Einstein's theory of relativity, which describes how we can bend space and time. "If you look at the equation that Einstein gave us, it shows you can bend and warp space so you can travel at any speed you like in the universe. It's theoretically possible, but can we ever build a warp drive? We have hints that the kind of materials that we would need exist in the universe, but whether or not we could get them together and build a warp drive, we still don't know," said Lewis. Continue reading for a video on warp drive and more information.
Apollo 14 astronaut and the sixth man to walk on the moon Edgar Mitchell claims that aliens came to Earth to stop a nuclear war between America and Russia. He says that high-ranking military officials witnessed alien ships during weapons tests throughout the 1940s, and were spotted hovering over the world's first nuclear weapons test which took place on July 16, 1945 in the desolate White Sands deserts of New Mexico. Continue reading for another video of him explaining the different alien species that currently visit Earth.
We're still a few years away from humans stepping foot on the Red Planet, but thanks to data collected by spacecraft, the ESA has put together a Atlantic Chaos flyover. "Explore the Atlantis Chaos region of Mars, in the Red Planet's southern hemisphere. The video showcases a myriad of features that reflect a rich geological history. The tour takes in rugged cliffs and impact craters, alongside parts of ancient shallow, eroded basins. See smooth plains scarred with wrinkled ridges, scarps and fracture lines that point to influence from tectonic activity. Marvel at 'chaotic' terrain - hundreds of small peaks and flat-topped hills that are thought to result from the slow erosion of a once-continuous solid plateau. This entire region may once have played host to vast volumes of water - look out for the evidence in the form of channels carved into steep-sided walls," said a representative. Continue reading for another incredible Mars flyover video.
Another day, another UFO sighting, this time, a glowing orb flying above Earth near the ISS. This footage, captured by a NASA camera in June, shows a pink and white object soaring across space, before the feed was abruptly cut off. Immediately after the orb was spotted, this message appeared: "The High Definition Earth Viewing experiment is either switching cameras, or we are experiencing a temporary loss of signal with the International Space Station." Continue reading for another video and more information.
Another day, another strange Mars sighting. This time, people claim to have spotted a 'dark lady' looking out into space from the surface of Mars in a photo captured by NASA's Curiosity Rover. "We also see two arms that are lighter in color and what looks like a head with long hair. Its hard to tell if this is a living being, or a statue of a being from long ago. However, a statue that small would be eroded and destroyed easily, so it has a higher chance of being a living being. Also it is facing the Mars rover watching it from a distance," said UFO Sightings Daily. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a robot butler attending to guests at the Aloft Hotel.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, stationed aboard the ISS, captured this amazing photograph of Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Earth coming into near alignment. PetaPixel said: "The glowing atmosphere of the Earth can be seen at the top of the frame. The largest white spot is the Moon, the second largest is Venus, and the smallest is Jupiter. While Venus is a much smaller planet than Jupiter, it's also a lot closer to Earth." Continue reading for a video showing what the moon would look like from Earth if it were as close as the International Space Station.
Another day, another oddity discovered on the Red Planet. This Alien Facehugger-like 'crab' can be seen in an image taken by the Mars rover Curiosity in front of a formation to a cave. "Those that send [images] to me are generally quite excited, as they claim that these frequently resemble something you wouldn't expect to find on the rusty, dusty surface of the red planet,' said Seth Shostak, director of the Centre for SETI Research. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Cristiano Ronaldo dressed up as a homeless man on the streets of Madrid, Spain.