Breaking news, politics, trends, celebrities and sports

Proof of Alien Life?

Bacteria in Meteorites Aliens Journal of Cosmology

Dr. Richard B. Hoover claims he has proof of alien life. And he should know, being an astrobiologist and all, right? While working at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, one dark and stormy night, Dr. Hoover claims to have discovered fossilized proof aliens in a meteorite he examined.

NASA Spacecraft in Close Encounter with Nearby Tempel 1 Comet – Film at 11

Filed under: History,Natural Wonders,Science News — Tags: , , , — Positronic Dave @ 5:02 am February 15, 2011

Right now, out in deepest space (well pretty deep), NASA is eagerly awaiting a space probe flyby of the Tempel 1 Comet, which had been previously observed by other spacecraft on an earlier mission. This will give scientists an excellent opportunity to see something never before seen my humans, the changes a comet goes through both before and after it passes the sun.

It was 2005 when the comet was first observed as it passed closely by the sun in its slingshot flyby.

The probe, called Stardust NExT, is closing in on the quickly moving comet, catching up at a rate of almost seven miles a second. A bit before 5am GMT on Wednesday, they’ll be just over a hundred miles apart.

Then the cosmic paparazzi will be shooting like mad, so hopefully we’ll get some good pics of the comet with its interplanetary pants down.

What this dirty ball of ice less than four miles across might tell us, we’ll have to wait to find out, but the excitement is palpable over at mission headquarters.

Last time we came across it we smashed a probe INTO the comet, and had another spacecraft take pictures of what happened next. The powdery plumes that resulted were a total surprise to observing cosmologists, cause they had expected just dirt and ice and other boring stuff.

So this is a big week in the annals of Comet Science. The Tempel 1 Comet Flyby. Stay tuned!

Older Posts »