Is There Life on Europa?

Scientists  have long been mystified by the possibility of a liquid ocean beneath the icy and reflective surface of Jupiter’s sixth moon, Europa. Now, scientists have revealed a new theory, devised from old evidence, that suggests liquid water lakes may be much closer to the surface than originally thought.

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Animation Released

NASA has released an animation of asteroid 2005 YU55, giving us an even closer view of the nearest asteroid to pass Earth in recent history. The above video, courtesy NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was “generated from data obtained by NASA’s Goldstone Solar System Radar on Nov. 7, 2011.” The asteroid passed within our moon’s orbit, …

Strange Patterns Found In Gobi Desert

New Google Maps images have revealed what appear to be strange patterns in the Gobi Desert. The patterns exist near China’s border with Mongolia, between Xinjiang and the Gansu province, and not terribly far from Dunhuang, the “City Of Sands.” You can view the above pattern through Google Maps at location 40.452107,93.742118, and the other is …

Mysterious Radiation Looms Over Europe

So, what do you do when you find low-level traces of radiation in the atmosphere and you don’t know where it came from? That’s exactly the problem the International Atomic Energy Agency is facing after trace amounts of iodine-131 were found hovering over Europe a few weeks ago. It was initially detected in the Czech …

Solar Flares: Mostly Harmless

I’ve mentioned our sun’s destructive potential at least twice here at Stranger Dimensions, highlighting the fiery menace in The Ends Of The World: Solar Flares. Even earlier this month, some were worrying about what would happen when the sun’s most active area turned in our direction. Nothing horrible occurred in the days before and after …

Oklahoma Earthquake: Twitter Users Report “Roaring” Noise

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Sparks, Oklahoma on Sunday, November 6, another in an odd series of quakes that have increased in number since February 2010, and the largest recorded earthquake in Oklahoma history. Three sections of Route 62 buckled as a result, and the earthquake could be felt “in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, northern Texas …