Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

NASA’s Hubble extends stellar tape measure 10 times farther into space

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away — 10 times farther than previously possible. Astronomers have developed yet … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Something on Mars… Moved

A new gully has appeared on a sloped crater wall on Mars. The channel, which was absent from images in November 2010 but showed up in a May 2013 photo, … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

NASA Study: Civilization collapse difficult to avoid on current course

A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Asteroid mysteriously breaks up

Remember the old Atari Asteroids game and how the space rocks would split into smaller and smaller pieces as your little arrowhead-shaped ship shot tiny balls of light at them? … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Plans to Destroy the Earth’s Protective Radiation Belts

Since we’re coming up on the Fourth of July, and towns everywhere are preparing their better-than-ever fireworks spectaculars, we would like to offer this humbling bit of history. Back in … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mars has no alien life, just rocks

There are many strange rocks on Mars. Some may look unusual and this causes some excitement among conspiracy theorists, but settle down, it’s just rocks.

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Telescope finds motherlode of alien planets

NASA astronomers nearly doubled the number of alien worlds known to humanity on Wednesday, reporting the discovery of 715 planets located in nearby solar systems. The discoveries bring the total … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment
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