Sifting through decades-old data from Voyager 2’s 1986 flyby of the seventh planet from the Sun, researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have found that Uranus is leaking gas, and a lot of it. The discovery of this odd outgassing may offer important clues as to how other planets,
Astronomers have released their first analysis of our second known interstellar visitor, comet 2I/Borisov, and these findings show that despite the comet’s extra-solar origins, the materials that this alien visitor is made of are downright familiar. First spotted on August 30, 2I/Borisov’s orbital path was quickly determined to follow a
From the closeness of the Moon to far beyond the orbit of Pluto, space probes have been making both headlines and history, with China successfully making humanity’s first soft landing of a space probe (and rover!) on the far side of the Moon, and the New Horizons probe beaming new images back to Earth from its encounter with Ultima Thule at the edge of the Solar System.
In a presentation delivered to a meeting held by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute last spring, a scientist from NASA put forward the notion that the idea that extraterrestrials may already be visiting Earth isn’t such a crazy one, and that SETI might invest some resources into studying high-quality UFO reports for signs of non-human intelligences — signs that might indicate that the subject of their search might be closer to home than they think.