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NASA scientist: Tiny aliens of the non-carbon-based kind may have already visited Earth

NASA scientist: Tiny aliens of the non-carbon-based kind may have already visited Earth

Special to CosmicTribune.com It’s possible that extraterrestrials have already visited Earth and humans never even noticed, a NASA scientist said. “The size of the ‘explorer’ might be that of an extremely tiny super-intelligent entity,” Professor Silvano P. Colombano of NASA’s Ames Research Center in California wrote in a recently published paper on SETI (search for […]

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Why does FBI care about solar hurricanes? Observatories closed worldwide for unspecified reasons

Why does FBI care about solar hurricanes? Observatories closed worldwide for unspecified reasons

Special to CosmicTribune.com At the same time Hurricane Florence was bearing down on the east coast of the U.S. and a massive hole opened in the Sun’s corona, at least seven solar observatories/space webcams shut down worldwide, reports say. The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico shut down on Sept. 6 and has not […]

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Early astronomers: ‘Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe’

Early astronomers: ‘Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe’

Special to CosmicTribune.com By Bill Federer, Aug. 25, 2018 The Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), made a major contribution to the scientific revolution by discovering that the planets revolved, not around the Earth, but around the Sun. Copernicus, who had a doctorate in cannon (church) law, wrote: “The Universe, wrought for us by a supremely […]

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Leaked report details days-long, high-speed UFO incidents near Nimitz carrier group

Leaked report details days-long, high-speed UFO incidents near Nimitz carrier group

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2018 A U.S. guided missile cruiser and two F-18s in 2004 made visual and radar contact with a UFO that traveled at “ballistic missile speeds,” according to a leaked Pentagon report. The Pentagon’s report, issued in 2009, reveals first-hand accounts of the encounter, which was documented in video that emerged […]

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The outstanding Omega Centauri, largest and brightest star cluster in our Milky Way

The outstanding Omega Centauri, largest and brightest star cluster in our Milky Way

July 24, 2017 [CLICK HERE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION: Mike O’Day] Behold the largest ball of stars in our galaxy. Omega Centauri is packed with about 10 million stars, many older than our Sun and packed within a volume of only about 150 light-years in diameter. The star cluster is the largest and brightest of 200 […]

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July 1969: ‘The heavens have become a part of man’s world’

July 1969: ‘The heavens have become a part of man’s world’

By Bill Federer, July 17, 2017   The first mission to walk on the moon was Apollo 11, which blasted off JULY 16, 1969, from Cape Kennedy. President Richard Nixon stated in Proclamation 3919: “Apollo 11 is on its way to the moon. It carries three brave astronauts; it also carries the hopes and prayers […]

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How our galaxy would look from the side

How our galaxy would look from the side

[Click Here for High Resolution, Lóránd Fényes] Is our Galaxy this thin? We believe so. The magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is viewed edge-on from planet Earth. Also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile, bright NGC 4565 is a stop on many telescopic tours of the northern sky, in the faint but […]

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Another supernova explodes in a galaxy know for them

Another supernova explodes in a galaxy know for them

May 21, 2017 Utah amateur Patrick Wiggins discovered a possible bright supernova in the spiral galaxy NGC 6946 in Cygnus on May 13. If confirmed, 2017 eaw will become the 10th supernova found in this explosion-rich galaxy in the past century, reaffirming its reputation for fireworks of the grandest kind. It was Wiggins’s third supernova, […]

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NGC 3628: The Hamburger Galaxy

NGC 3628: The Hamburger Galaxy

What is pictured is a sharp telescopic view of a magnificent edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3628, a puffy galactic disk divided by dark dust lanes. Of course, this deep galactic portrait puts some astronomers in mind of its popular moniker, The Hamburger Galaxy. The tantalizing island universe is about 100,000 light-years across and 35 million […]

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A peek at planet Earth and the moon from between the rings of Saturn

A peek at planet Earth and the moon from between the rings of Saturn

April 25, 2017 On April 12, as the Sun was blocked by the disk of Saturn the Cassini spacecraft camera looked toward the inner Solar System and the gas giant’s backlit rings. At the top of the mosaicked view is the A ring with its broader Encke and narrower Keeler gaps visible. At the bottom […]

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