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WHAT IF: Friendly Aliens Arrived Tomorrow?

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Every Wednesday, we’re asking a what-if question – how would our world be different if something were changed? Today’s question is from QSFer Scott: What if a ship full of friendly aliens arrived tomorrow, offering to solve all our woes? Share your serious scientific analyses, your off-color jokes, and random thoughts on the topic on our FB and MeWe Groups: FB: MeWe:

Demi Lovato’s “Beautiful and Incredible” UFO Encounter

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Demi Lovato knows the truth is out there after they had a “beautiful and incredible” encounter with a UFO. The 29-year-old pop star told E! News that they had a close encounter in Joshua Tree, California. Along the desert landscape, they saw a “blue orb” darting across the sky in an experience, they said, that “changed the way” they see the world. “You have an inkling,” they explained, “and then all of a sudden that inkling is confirmed. It changes your reality for sure. We went out into the desert in Joshua Tree and I basically saw this blue orb … Read more

MOVIES: is “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” Actually a Queer Love Story?

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The new Venom film will centre around a “love affair” between Eddie Brock and the symbiote, even featuring a “coming out party” for Venom. Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis told Uproxx about an interesting scene where the alien, Venom, attends a rave without his human host Eddie Brock (both played by Tom Hardy). In the scene, Venom opens up about how much he missed Eddie because they just had an argument. Serkis explained the scene was based on an LGBT+ festival and was “Venom’s coming out party”. “It was originally going to be a carnival of the … Read more

SPACE: Did Mars Rover Curiosity Just Detect an Alien Belch?

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A group of scientists may have just pinpointed the location on Mars of a mysterious source of methane, a gas most often produced by microbes — and NASA’s Curiosity rover could be right on top of it. Methane blips have pinged on Curiosity’s detection systems six times since the rover landed in Mars’ Gale crater in 2012, but scientists weren’t able to find a source for them. Now, with a new analysis, researchers may have traced the methane burps to their origin. To calculate the unknown methane source, researchers at the California Institute of Technology modeled the methane gas particles by … Read more

Telling ET Friend From Foe

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Despite the naive storylines about interstellar travel in science fiction, biological creatures were not selected by Darwinian evolution to survive travel between stars. Such a trip would necessarily span many generations, since even at the speed of light, it would take tens of thousands of years to travel between stars in our galaxy’s disk and 10 times longer across its halo. If we ever encounter traces of aliens, therefore, it will likely be in the form of technology, not biology. Technological debris could have accumulated in interstellar space over the past billions of years, just as plastic bottles have accumulated … Read more

SPACE: Lots of Alien Worlds Could Know We’re Here

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At least 1,715 nearby star systems sat at a perfect angle to view Earth during the past 5,000 years, meaning aliens living in those systems, if they exist and have the right technology, could have watched our planet from afar as early human civilizations first emerged. Of those star systems, 313 exited the special viewing zone, known as the Earth transit zone (ETZ), sometime in the past few thousand years, leaving 1,402 star systems capable of providing a glimpse of our planet today, according to a new study, published Wednesday (June 23) in the journal Nature. And over the next … Read more

You Had Me At “Black Hole Power Sucking Aliens”

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Aliens could be sucking power from black holes — and that could be how we’d spot the extraterrestrials, scientists say. This energy-harvesting technology could leave traces just outside a spinning black hole’s event horizon — the boundary beyond which a black hole’s gravity becomes too strong for matter and energy to escape. And the process could explain at least some flares of plasma, a white-hot form of charged gas, that scientists have already detected near these massive disruptions in time and space. a new study published Jan. 13 in the journal Physical Review D proposes. And while it’s only a … Read more

CIA Releases UFO Documents

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More than three decades’ worth of government UFO records are now yours to download and peruse, thanks to the efforts of some intrepid truth-seekers. The massive data dump includes more than 2,700 pages of UFO-related documents declassified by the CIA since the 1980s. (The U.S. government also calls them “unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP). According to The Black Vault — an online repository of UFO-related documents operated by author John Greenwald Jr. — the documents were obtained through a long string of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed over the last quarter century . Over time, so many requests … Read more

SPACE: Have Aliens Already Visited Us?

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Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb says he has found good evidence for alien technology in the solar system, what could be called alien garbage, and that some other scientists don’t take his ideas seriously because of “groupthink.” In his new book “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), set to be published Jan. 26, Loeb describes his journey to a radical position on the strange interstellar visitor that’s been dubbed ‘Oumuamua — a cigar- or disc-shaped object that whizzed through our solar system in 2017. When ‘Oumuamua flashed through the sun’s neighborhood in 2017, scientists didn’t … Read more

U=(N/T)M*G: Asymmetry

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Not gonna lie, spiders are both really curious to me and creepy as hell. Just my opinion and I’m not making a judgement on anyone who likes these little guys. They aren’t my jam, that’s all. However, they’re very interesting once I get past the makes-my-scalp-crawl part. So, here’s a content warning for anyone who doesn’t like spiders: the links have spiders. You’re warned. When the news piece that spawned this little post came across my feed, I scrolled down quick because spider! But then my brain kicked in and I remembered seeing space in the headline. What I found … Read more