Monday, October 06, 2008

Funny Stuff from the Onion

China Launches First Willing Manned Mission Into Space

Friday, October 03, 2008

UFO-Indicator Experiences

A Rutgers University professor has a fine paper on alien abduction. It listed five classic alien abductee symptoms:

1. "Waking up paralyzed with a sense of a strange person or presence or something else in the room.'

2. "Experiencing a period of time of an hour or more, in which you were apparently lost, but you could not remember why or where you had been."

3. "Feeling that you were actually flying through the air although you didn't know why or how."

4. "Seeing unusual lights or balls of light in a room without knowing what was causing them."

5. "Finding puzzling scars on your body and neither you nor anyone else remembering how you received them or where you got them."

Recognizing 4 out of 5 symptoms would qualify one as an alien abductee.

via io9

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

White Christmas in the Red Planet

The Mars Polar Lander discovered snow on Mars. A laser instrument detected the falling snow.

The spacecraft also detected calcium carbonate (chalk) on the surface. The carbonate usually forms in presence of water. 

more at NASA