Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

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

NASA owns the moon, offers mining opportunities

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals. Initial proposals are due … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Oldest star in Universe discovered

Astronomers in Australia have found the oldest known star in the universe, a discovery that may re-write our understanding of the universe directly following the Big Bang. The team from … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coldest spot in known universe: NASA to study almost absolute zero matter at ISS

NASA has revealed its plans to create the coldest spot in the known universe on board the International Space Station in 2016. The researchers are preparing to study matter at … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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