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The Human Fascination with Extraterrestrials and UFOs

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Decoding the Mystery: The Year-Long Quest of "A Sign in Space"

Jun 13, 2024 • (3 Minute Read) • Extraterrestrial
After a year-long effort, the multidisciplinary art project "A Sign in Space," led by SETI Artist in Residence Daniela De Paulis, has finally been decoded by an anonymous father-daughter team, "John" and "Sarah." The decoded message is an image of five amino acids in a universal molecular diagram, discovered using a Margolus reversible cellular automata. This project, which sent an encoded signal from the ESA’s ExoMars Orbiter to Earth, captivated global audiences and fostered international cooperation. Now, the public is invited to analyze and interpret the message further on the A Sign in Space Discord server.
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Harvard Researchers Reveal Aliens May Be Hiding Among Us

Jun 13, 2024 • (3 Minute Read) • Alien
The cryptoterrestrial hypothesis (CTH) posits that some Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) may be the work of intelligent beings hiding on Earth rather than extraterrestrials or human-made technology. This theory suggests these beings could live underground, underwater, or disguised as humans. The US military's recent focus on UAP has renewed interest in these phenomena, with reports of extraordinary capabilities challenging current understandings of physics. Whistleblower claims of government secrecy on alien technology and the possibility of ancient hidden civilizations add further intrigue. The CTH encourages scientific openness and humility in exploring Earth's and the universe's mysteries.
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NUFORC Releases Compelling New UFO Sightings for May 2024

May 21, 2024 • (3 Minute Read) • UFOs
The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has updated its database with 78 new UFO sightings from the past month, highlighting five notable reports. These include dramatic, close-range sightings by airline pilots and cockpit crew members. Most sightings occurred in the USA, with California, Arizona, and Massachusetts reporting the highest numbers. Shapes ranged from orbs and lights to triangles and ovals. Noteworthy reports include a massive silent craft in Illinois, a hovering triangular object in Texas, an oblong craft in Arizona, multiple gray ovals in California, and a large triangular craft near a military base in Florida.
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Seven Stars in Our Galaxy Might Be Surrounded by Dyson Spheres

May 20, 2024 • (2 Minute Read) • Alien
New research suggests that seven M dwarf stars in our galaxy might be surrounded by Dyson spheres, hypothetical structures built by advanced civilizations to harness stellar energy. This hypothesis stems from the detection of unusual infrared excess emissions (IEEs) from these stars, which could indicate the presence of such megastructures. While alternative explanations like dust or debris could also account for these patterns, the findings highlight promising targets for further investigation into extraterrestrial technosignatures. Follow-up studies, including spectroscopy, will be crucial to uncover the true nature of these intriguing stars.
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Alien Oceans Exposed! Scientists Discover Gases That Could Prove Life on Waterworld Planets!

May 08, 2024 • (1 Minute Read) • Astrobiology
Researchers have developed models to detect biogenic sulfur gases, like dimethyl sulfide (DMS), as potential biosignatures on sub-Neptune exoplanets with water-rich interiors and hydrogen-rich atmospheres. This study, inspired by recent JWST observations of K2-18 b, used 3D circulation and 2D photochemical models to simulate the atmospheres of these "Hycean" worlds. Findings suggest that DMS could be detectable in the mid-infrared spectrum, provided biological sulfur emissions are at least 20 times those of Earth. However, the overlap of DMS with methane at certain wavelengths poses a challenge for detection using current spectral analysis methods.
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Exploring New Frontiers: Purple Could Be the Signature Color of Life on Exoplanets

Apr 17, 2024 • (2 Minute Read) • Alien
Scientists have shifted the search for extraterrestrial life to include purple bacteria, suggesting that these organisms could be prevalent on exoplanets, especially those orbiting M-type stars. Traditional green landscapes, associated with oxygenic photosynthesis, are now complemented by models showing purple bacteria dominating exoplanetary surfaces. This broadens potential biosignatures detectable with upcoming powerful telescopes. By expanding our understanding of life-supporting conditions to encompass anoxic environments and different light spectra, researchers enhance our ability to detect and understand diverse life forms across the universe, potentially identifying new, habitable worlds marked by their distinctive purple hue.
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