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MIT researchers publish a legend for alien hunting

MIT researchers publish a legend for alien hunting If alien life is nearby and intelligent, finding it likely won’t be a problem for long.But what if the only life within a reasonable distance is non-intelligent, or early in its cultural development?

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover may use a new technique to scan for ancient alien life

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover may use a new technique to scan for ancient alien life The 2020 rover will include an instrument called SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals).We can only hope they are as clever in naming the rover itself—”the 2020 rover” lacks flair.

Astronomers discover true nature of ‘giant space blob’

Astronomers discover true nature of ‘giant space blob’ We’ve been staring at the first such blob, called Lyman-Alpha blob 1 or LAB-1 for short, since we found it in 2000.The birth of galaxies is not a peaceful process, and these young galaxies could be bombarding the star nurseries with high-energy matter, driving star formation.

Extreme science: the biggest, fastest and hottest breakthroughs of 2016

Extreme science: the biggest, fastest and hottest breakthroughs of 2016 Where LCLS-II is like a microscope, used to image specific tiny things, proton colliders like the LHC are closer to sledgehammers.Remember that photons and electrons have both wavelike and particle-like properties, and they both have the mass-related property of momentum.

Hubble telescope to scout the Voyagers' paths through interstellar space

Hubble telescope to scout the Voyagers' paths through interstellar space Our Voyager spacecraft are boldly going where no man has gone before.Both Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, on missions to visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.