Extraterrestrials are commonly mentioned with the pyramids in Egypt, but one researcher claims they also helped build a bizarre structure discovered in Antarctica. To be more specific, "ThirdPhaseoftheMoon" claims that US Secretary of State, John Kerry, visited Antarctica last week to visit an 'alien base' within an ancient pyramid. Continue reading for the full video explaining what this person found.
NASA's Apollo 10 astronauts orbited the moon in 1969 as a test-run for the Apollo 11 moon landing two months later. While they flew around the far side of the moon, consequently putting them out of radio contact with Earth for roughly an hour, they heard some bizarre sounds that puzzled them. The entire conversation was initially kept under wraps by NASA and only released from their archives in 2008, but the actual recording of the sounds were classified, until now. Continue reading for part 2 of the video series. Click here for bonus images from the Apollo moon missions.
Photographer Tomas van der Weijden captured a once-in-a-lifetime photo of the erupting Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Kamchatka and a streaking meteor, both being reflected in a lake. "We had set up camp nearby and hiked out to the small lake to get a good view of the volcano. We were extremely lucky with the circumstances (not just the meteor, but clear skies and the active volcano!), as it had been a couple of years since lava streams had erupted from this particular volcano," the photographer told PetaPixel. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why the ocean is much deeper than you may think.
Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon (an H type mission), launched November 14, 1969, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, four months after Apollo 11. Mission commander Charles "Pete" Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit. The landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms. They carried the first color television camera to the lunar surface on an Apollo flight, but transmission was lost after Bean accidentally destroyed the camera by pointing it at the Sun. On one of two moonwalks, they visited the Surveyor and removed some parts for return to Earth. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and CEO, unveiled the company's Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico today, which combines the most powerful rocket ever built with a spaceship designed to carry at least 100-people to Mars per flight. The reusable ITS design aims to help humanity establish a permanent, self-sustaining colony on the Red Planet within the next 50-100 years. "What I really want to do here is to make Mars seem possible - make it seem as though it's something that we could do in our lifetimes, and that you can go," said Musk. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here for new images of Mars captured by NASA spacecraft.
Congress has just passed a bill that gives NASA a $19.5-billion budget to send a manned crew to Mars, but under one condition...it must happen within the next 25 years. "In order to maximize the cost-effectiveness of the long-term exploration and utilization activities of the United States, the Administrator shall take all necessary steps, including engaging international academic, and industry partners to ensure the activities in the Administration's human exploration program balance how those activities might also help meet the requirement of future exploration and utilization activities leading to human habitation on the surface of Mars," states the bill. Continue reading for another video on the colonization of Mars and more information.
Elon Musk has big plans for his space ventures, and it includes sending humans to the Red Planet. He announced, at Code Conference 2016 in California: "I think, if things go according to plan, we should be able to launch people probably in 2024, with arrival in 2025. The basic game plan is we're going to send a mission to Mars with every Mars opportunity from 2018 onwards. They occur approximately every 26 months. We're establishing cargo flights to Mars that people can count on for cargo." Both cargo and humans will be sent by an Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), formerly known as Mars Cargo Transporter (MCT). Continue reading for another video on Mars. Click here for new images of the planet captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA's Curiosity Mars has captured new images of Maris, the 'Murray Buttes' region to be more specific. "Curiosity's science team has been just thrilled to go on this road trip through a bit of the American desert Southwest on Mars. Studying these buttes up close has given us a better understanding of ancient sand dunes that formed and were buried, chemically changed by groundwater, exhumed and eroded to form the landscape that we see today," said Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the massive ProDrone, which can pick up entire fences.
NASA has managed to capture a "voiceprint" of what Jupiter's auroras would sound like following Juno's maiden voyage around the giant gas planet. During this flyby, the spacecraft's waves instrument received radio signals associated with the giant planet's intense auroras. "The signals have been shifted into the audio frequency range and are displayed in a format similar to a voiceprint, showing intensity of waves as a function of frequency and time," reports the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Click here for a few bonus images of Jupiter's auroras. Continue reading for another video of what Jupiter sounds like, recording during an earlier mission.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 exploded into flames at the Cape Canaveral launch pad during a routine check earlier this week, carrying a $200-million Facebook satellite, and while Elon Musk said it was an issue with the upper stage oxygen tank, nothing has been confirmed. However, conspiracy theorists are carefully examining the footage, and claim that the rocket could possibly have been hit by a UFO. "I am pretty sure this is not the first time they hit us. I saw another rocket in flight (right after lift off), being destroyed by a saucer. I guess these rockets look too much like ICBMs with a big fat bomb attached to the tip! The Aliens are trying to put an end to nuclear missiles and war," said YouTube user "UFO Hunter". Continue reading for the shortened launch video.