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Has NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovered an Alien Megastructure?

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is tasked with finding small, rocky worlds orbiting distant stars. However, exoplanets aren’t the only thing Kepler can detect — stellar flares, star spots and dusty planetary rings can also pop up in the mission’s observations. 1,495 more words

Episode 18: Death House

Andross projected less than four hours until the Boatman had to be loaded, manned, and tossed out of the Rival’s shuttle bay like a porcupine shedding quills. 1,679 more words

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have covered two-thirds of its northern hemisphere. 812 more words

My otherkin

Therian cryptid identity
when I was six while watching
an exposé on El Chupacrabra.
I remember this well.
I have an excellent memory.

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Science Fiction

Who Are You Calling Exo?

exosciences (also xenosciences) (n.): Including exogeology, exogeography, exoclimatology, exobiology, exoecology, exosophontology, exomemetics, etc.

An archaic series of terms referring to the various sciences when applied to off-planet phenomena, usually used with reference to the speaker’s homeworld. 167 more words


Life in Space? The Odds Just Went Up

If ever there was a time to disobey HAL, the coolly sociopathic computer that stole the show in both 2001: A Space Odyssey and the… 819 more words

Greater Minds: Freeman Dyson says let's look for life in the outer solar system

  • NASA’s New Horizons probe is approaching the Kuiper Belt.
  • Freeman Dyson suggested Europa and the Kuiper Belt as habitats for life in the solar system.
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Wednesday Pontification