Local news stations in Tuscon, Arizona reported getting hundreds of calls from viewers who saw a large light in the night sky and heard either one or two loud booms on the night of December 10, 2013. The video above shows images of the experience. People have speculated that it could be everything from a meteor, a transformer exposion, secret military aircraft to a UFO. For a possible answer to this mystery watch the video after the jump.
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They say there’s nothing new under the sun. But, if a recent Hubble telescope discovery is to be believed, there is certainly something new orbiting it. In the asteroid belt, no less!
It was a normal day on Twitter until William Shatner did this:
@Cmdr_Hadfield Are you tweeting from space? MBB
@WilliamShatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.
In events like this, the initial reports are often the most interesting. Note that this report refers to two, yes two, separate events. This is something later reports would ignore. Many hours later NASA would claim it was “a tiny part of an asteriod”. What do you think?
A recent study by the National Research Council finds that space junk …
has reached a tipping point, with enough currently in orbit to continually collide and create even more debris, raising the risk of spacecraft failures.
Well, it was bound to happen. Us humans, despite efforts to the contrary, are messy beasts. Where we go, we inevitably leave a trail of rubbish behind us. Space, it seems, is no different. But now, as is often the case with our trash, it’s gotten dangerous. So what do we do about it?
Astronomers Seth Baum, Jacob Haqq-Misra and Shawn Domagal-Goldman, who’ve been searching for extraterrestial life most of their profession life, have just published a study warning that may have been a mistake. They argue that aliens may behave like we have when discovering a new species:
Just as we did to those beings, the extraterrestrials might proceed to kill, infect, dissect, conquer, displace or enslave us, stuff us as specimens for their museums or pickle our skulls and use us for medical research.
This study, which appeared in the journal Acta Astronautica, goes on to warn:
A core concern is that ETI will learn of our presence and quickly travel to Earth to eat or enslave us.
Eat or enslave us?!? We think these guys have been watching to many episodes of “The Twilight Zone”.
You know times are tough. Even former astronauts are forced to sell off their possession. And, worse than that, the government says they can’t.
Learn more after the jump.