They’re Looking For Us, We’re Looking For Them

Do you ever wonder what goes on in other worlds? Somewhere, beyond the distance our eyes can see, it’s possible that intelligent life is out there. And right now they’re looking up into their night sky and at the stars and wondering if they, too, are alone in the universe.

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Curiosity Finds Evidence That Life May Have Existed On Ancient Mars

Rock samples collected on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover have revealed that the Red Planet may have, at one time, supported life. “Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon — some of the key chemical ingredients for life — in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream …

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Myths and Aliens at the Rhodope Mountains

Spanning southern Bulgaria and parts of Greece, the Rhodope Mountains were named after Queen Rhodope of Thrace, a figure of Greek mythology. They’re home to such natural wonders as the marble cliffs of the Trigrad Gorge, which leads to a very interesting place: Devil’s Throat Cave. You see, the Rhodope Mountains were the homeland of …

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Asking The Tough Questions With New Frontiers In Astronomy And Cosmology

New Frontiers

The John Templeton Foundation’s New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology is a research grant and awards program that awards funding to scientists looking to answer one of four (very) big questions: What was the earliest state of the universe? Is our universe unique or is it part of a much larger multiverse? What is the …

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Ends Of The World: First Contact

Roswell Aliens?

In Carl Sagan’s novel Contact, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) gets exactly what they’ve been, well, searching for: a communication from an alien civilization. In fact, they receive a series of communications. One is a repeating signal in the “universal language” of mathematics, the first 261 prime numbers. Another is a retransmitted broadcast of Adolf …

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