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.
Astronomers have just discovered three habitable Earth-sized worlds in the 'Goldilocks' zone of a nearby star, called "Trappist-1", located just 40-light-years away. This star is much cooler and more reddish in color than our sun, while being barely larger than Jupiter in the constellation of Aquarius. "The planets are 20 to 100 times closer to their star than Earth is to the sun. This is more similar in scale to the system of Jupiter's moons than the solar system," said Michael Gillon of the University of Liege, Belgium. Continue reading for another video and more information.
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.
Stephen Hawking announced today that he's partnered with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to launch project "Breakthrough Starshot". This $100-million endeavor will utilize 'nanocraft' flying technology, or in other words, sails pushed by beams of light through the universe. Their goal is a 20-year mission to reach the Alpha Centauri star system, located 25-trillion miles away, in search of intelligent alien life. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Mysterious structures - two long pointed buildings surrounded by mysterious circles - have been spotted in the desert of Egypt's capital Cairo. Some claim it has links to UFO research due to its futuristic look, while others say it's just a secret military installation. Continue reading for a video and more information.
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.
Astronomers have discovered a new planet with three suns, KELT-4Ab, one in which they call a "hot Jupiter", or a huge gas planet that orbits closer to its parent planet than Mercury does to our Sun. The KELT-4 system itself is located only 680 light-years away, enabling researchers to probe the system further for potential answers as to why it does exist. The ESA's Gaia satellite will also study the system and measure the orbiting paths of the three suns, providing insight into how KELT-BC could have interacted with KELT-4Ab to propel it closer to the parent star. Continue reading for one more picture and additional 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.