The fact that Mars was a planet eerily similar to Earth is no surprise any longer.
But just how similar was it to our homeworld? Did the red planet once have oceans, lakes, and rivers? Did it have vegetation? And is it possible that life once existed in the now, barren and dry alien world?
Image Credit: ESA/ DLR / FU Berlin.
Imagine asking these questions some 30 years ago. Astronomers would have immediately said… Seguir leyendo
At school, we are thought that Earth is divided into three layers, which are the cortex, the mantle and the nucleus, which in turn is divided into an internal and external nucleus.
A basic and accurate scheme, but that nevertheless leaves out other subtler layers that scientists are now beginning to identify in the deep interior of our planet.
A team of geologists has detected a previously unknown layer in the middle of the Earth’s… Seguir leyendo
We all know the history of the asteroid that slammed into the Earth
some 65 million years ago, and that the resulting blast killed off most of the dinosaurs and many other species. But did you know that this asteroid might cure cancer
The initial impact was an extinction level event. We know this because scientists previously found evidence of this asteroid across the Earth in the form of rings in the soil and… Seguir leyendo
At a time when the future of life on Earth looks in doubt, Elon Musk and his revolutionary companies are a beacon of hope. Four years ago, Musk released Tesla’s electric vehicle technology, realizing that it could potentially save the world from climate change. Now as some parts of America are colder than Antarctica, he is reminding
the world that we must move to sustainable energy for a sustainable future.
For Musk, it’s just a… Seguir leyendo
Unidentified Object Found Orbiting Earth in a Retrograde Orbit Takes Experts by Surprise
There’s a mysterious object orbiting our planet at around 373 miles above the surface, and scientists aren’t what it is.
The mysterious unidentified flying object was found to orbit Earth some 600 kilometers above the surface is dubbed by experts as an ’empty trash bag object,’ mostly because it is extremely light.
While it still remains unclear as to what exactly the… Seguir leyendo
The prospects for long-term life on Earth seem to be looking more and more in doubt
due to climate change and nuclear war. Meanwhile, President Trump, although an apparent non-believer in climate change, has directed NASA
to “enable human expansion across the solar system,” concentrating on manned missions to the moon and mars. It seems mankind may not be able to effectively plan for sustained life on Earth, but trust they are already planning
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There’s a mysterious alien planet located around six light-years away from Earth. It’s one of the closest potentially habitable exoplanets to Earth and scientists say it could harbor primitive alien lifeforms.
Two researchers from Villanova University in Pennsylvania; Edward Guinan and Scott Engle, have suggested that primitive life could have developed in the not-so-distant alien world called Barnard b, located Six light-years years from the Sun.
It is believed that the exoplanet – whose existence… Seguir leyendo
There’s a creepy robot currently orbiting the Earth onboard the International Space station. If the floating robot wasn’t creepy alone by its looks, it has now been reported the machine has gone rogue, starring to ignore human commands and acting strangely.
Image Credit: ESA / YouTube.
The ball-shaped flying brain robot called Cimon has a ‘permanent’ smile drawn on its face and answers to orders in a rather malevolent voice.
‘Cimon’ stands for Crew Interactive… Seguir leyendo
Scientists have long thought that a quarter of all life on Earth lives in the soil beneath our feet. The organisms, including bacteria, store carbon, and greenhouse gases. Now new findings are radically changing
Instead of just a quarter of all life, the real percentage could be waaaay higher.
A quarter of all life on our 🌍 is found beneath our feet. But even soil is at risk: https://t.co/GC7Om3HzoI #LPR2018 #NatureMatters #Earth
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Understanding the origins of life, and why (so far) only Earth is home to nearly infinite forms of life is perhaps one of the greatest mysteries of the universe.
To understand why and how life came to be, scientists spend a lifetime researching, experimenting and studying.
DNA is of great importance, but what if there was something more? What if before DNA, something else played a crucial role in the development of life?
We know… Seguir leyendo
Some 3,700 years ago, a massive meteor approached Earth. As it entered the planet’s atmosphere, it exploded unleashing all its cosmic fury and a massive heat wave.
Image Credit: https://tallelhammam.com
According to experts, the heat wave unleashed by the explosion in the sky was so powerful that it destroyed cities and agricultural settlements north of the Dead Sea.
Radiocarbon dating and minerals that were unearthed which crystallized instantly at high temperatures indicate that a massive… Seguir leyendo
Scientists have discovered a ‘frozen and rocky’ super-Earth, three times the size of Earth, and capable of harboring life as we know it, orbiting Bernard’s Star just six light-years away. Bernard’s Star is nearly impossible to see with the naked eye from earth, despite being the second closest star in terms of distance.
Image: The location of Barnard’s Star, c. 2006 (south is up) Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Scientists have discovered the existence of an… Seguir leyendo
It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the Earth is really old. But just how old is it, and how do scientists know?
Creationists like Ken Ham would have us believe that our planet is only 6,000 years old
and that humans rode dinosaurs and that all of history is compressed into just that narrow time-frame.
Ham and others like him make these claims without any scientific evidence.
Scientists, however, have a multitude of… Seguir leyendo
Si abrís Goggle Earth y os vais a las coordenadas 75°00’S, 00°04’E, veréis unas extrañas estructuras. En el norte, una zona negra y rectangular parece la entrada a una cavidad interior, y alineadas se aprecian varias rampas. ¿Qué es esto?
En realidad no hay tal misterio. Se trata de la estación alemana Kohnen, que es una base antártica de verano alemana bautizada en honor a Heinz Kohnen, director del departamento de logística del… Seguir leyendo
One Of The Largest Pyramids On Earth And a Lost City Have Been Unearthed In China.
A sensational discovery has been made in China. Archeologists have unearthed a 4,500-year-old city which is home to a step pyramid that is around 70 meters high and spans staggering 60 acres at its base.
The discovery has been reported in the Journal Antiquity.
The Pyramid, say, experts, was decorated with a number of curious symbols; it featured eye… Seguir leyendo
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most astonishing structures ever built on Earth. In addition to being a massive, imposing ancient monument, built using mysterious techniques, the structure located at the Giza Plateau has refused to give up all its secret despite hundreds of years of archaeological studies.
Mainstream scholars maintain that the structure was commissioned by Pharaoh Khufu and that it was built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year… Seguir leyendo
Another discovery made using Google Earth has sparked a Conspiracy Theory claiming that a circular formation near Nepal and Mongolia is, in fact, a top-secret research facility, similar to Area 51.
The mysterious formations, which have been compared to Stonehenge were spotted between Kathmandu in Nepal and Mongolia on Google Maps.
The discovery has taken the internet by storm, raiding question as to what conspiracy theorists found. Some say we might be looking at a… Seguir leyendo
Tales of Lost cities and legendary civilizations that ruled the earth exist all around the globe.
No matter where we look, we find tales, legends, and myths that speak of mighty civilizations that vanished without a trace, or incredible ancient cities, made of gold, hidden for centuries waiting to be found.
For more than 500 years, explorers have searched and failed to pinpoint the ruins for Paititi, the legendary Lost City of Gold. Despite never… Seguir leyendo
In 1976, NASA’s Landsat Satellite was orbiting Earth when it photographed mysterious dots in southeast Peru, at 71 degrees, 30 minutes west longitude in the Madre de Dios region of the Amazon.
The satellite photograph, archived under number C-S11-32W071-03 showed a mysterious set of formations, in the middle of Peru’s southeastern jungle.
The satellite image revealed structures symmetrically spaced and uniform in shape, looking like a series of eight or more pyramids, in at least… Seguir leyendo
For centuries mankind believed that life only existed here on Earth, but today many scientists agree that we are not alone.
Practically every human civilization that has ever existed tells us we are not alone in the cosmos.
A long, long time ago, extraterrestrials came here, and through a targeted mutation of our genes, we became human.
We have, in theory, a worldwide civilization that has extraterrestrials interacting with it, and human beings, as we… Seguir leyendo
When you think about the oldest settlements and cities on Earth, a few of us are aware of the fact that some of these cities date back to times before history was even written.
Depending on the definition of a city, we can discuss a number of ancient settlements that could rightfully compete for the title of the oldest city on Earth.
If we take a look what textbooks have to say, a city is… Seguir leyendo
The ‘Planetary Grid’ hypothesis is a modern concept which suggests that the Earth is surrounded by an invisible network of energy, carried around the globe by a kind of ‘geometric highway’ known as Ley-Lines.
These geometric lines meet at various intersecting points forming a powerful grid (see attachment).
What makes the theory so compelling is the number of sacred sites which run in alignment to these energy lines.
This includes many of the Earths major… Seguir leyendo
Lord Vishnu is one of the principal Hindu deities. It is said he appeared many times on the Earth plane as a physical incarnation (known in Hinduism as an Avatar). Vishnu is said to manifest a portion of himself upon the Earth whenever evil pervades. One of his major roles is to uphold dharma (moral and religious law).
This is said to have taken on 10 avatars in total.
Image Credit: Simon E. Davies
This… Seguir leyendo
The Egyptian cosmos is separated into two parts. The upper region consists of the earth (Geb), atmosphere (Shu) and heavens (Nut). Nut and Geb are lovers, but Shu must hold them apart to allow the other gods the freedom to move across the cosmos.
Most important of these celestial children is Ra, the sun-god, who sails across the sky at day and into the underworld at night. Whereas the heavenly bodies represent the divine order… Seguir leyendo
One of the richest people on Earth, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the space company Blue Origin, will work with NASA and ESA to create a permanent human settlement on the Moon.
The mission is simple, save Earth from heavy Industry, and give Earth’s environment a breather from pollution and industrial waste.
And even if Blue Origin cannot achieve public-private partnerships, Bezos will do whatever it takes to make it happen.
He laid out… Seguir leyendo