Space

Explore the vast reaches of space and mankind’s continuing efforts to conquer the stars, including theories such as the Big Bang, the International Space Station, plus what the future holds for space travel and exploration.

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Space Animals

John Philip Bessor originally theorized that UFOs could be a form of space animal. These organisms may even be carnivorous. Learn more about space animals and the UFO critter theory.

Explaining UFOs

Both skeptics and believers spend time researching UFO reports and explaining UFOs as natural or supernatural events, whether meteor or balloon or optical allusion or good old-fashioned mystery. Read more about explaining UFOs.

UFOs & Government Secrecy

Does the government maintain secret contact with extraterrestrials? How long have they been communicating? Learn about theories of UFOs and government secrecy in the CIA and the NSA.

UFO Theory

Since humans have observed strange phenomena, they have tried to explain them. UFO theories vary as widely in their credibility as in their imagination. Learn about theories of UFOs, aliens, spaceships, and the government.

UFOs and the Government

In the early 20th century, wherever there were "flying saucers," there was also ridicule, dished out to anyone courageous or foolish enough to defy the orthodoxy. How involved were the government researchers in UFO research--and what did they find?

How Lunar Landings Work

People around the world watched as Neil Armstrong touched the moon and declared, "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." But how did we put a man on the moon?

UFO History

Modern UFO history began with the 1947 UFO sighting by pilot Kenneth Arnold. But the roots of UFO stories stretch back to ancient and medieval days. Learn about the history of UFOs and strange phenomena from ancient times to the mid-20th century.

What if an astronaut went on a space walk without wearing a space suit?

Because an Earth-like environment is created within a spacesuit, it allows you to walk around in space in relative safety. But outer space is an extremely hostile place and could kill you if you aren't protected.

How much food and water do you need for a one-year stay on Mars?

If you spent a year on Mars, you would need to take more food and water than you could possibly carry. But if you had to go, how much would be enough?

How did a meteor make hundreds of people sick?

A ball of fire blazed through southern Peru and left a huge crater -- and then villagers started getting sick. Early reports said the groundwater boiled and the air filled with sulfur. What happened?

10 Memorable Meteor Crashes

Hundred of meteors fly across the sky every night, but only a few make it to Earth. Meteors are best known for the brilliant streaks of light they make as they burn up in the atmosphere. Learn about 10 memorable meteor crashes that left an impression.

Are we not the only Earth out there?

Not by a long shot, self-centered earthlings. So the question is, exactly how many Earth wannabes are cruising around the universe and what are they like?

Are we looking for aliens in the wrong places?

If you take cosmic dust and add plasma ... do you get life? Findings suggest that plasma crystals may be the key to one of the universe's greatest mysteries: Is there life out there?

How could a hotel orbit the Earth?

A new space race is on -- who will be the first to build a space hotel? One company has gathered 3 billion dollars to do just that. Find out what life in a luxury space hotel might be like.

How Lunar Liquid Mirror Telescopes Work

NASA's next generation of telescopes will collect 1,736 times more light than the Hubble and will penetrate the depths of the universe to see objects nearly as old as the Big Bang.

How Area 51 Works

Less than 100 miles from Las Vegas, is the most famous secret military installation on the planet: Area 51. For decades, the U.S. government refused to acknowledge it existed. But now, the secret is out.

July 7, 1947: UFO Crashes in Roswell, N.M.

In July, 1947, unusual debris was found in Roswell, N.M. The U.S. Army stated they had received a crashed disc, only to rescind it hours later. Learn more about the Roswell,N.M. UFO crash.

Neil Armstrong Is the First Man on the Moon

Neil Armstrong's "one small step" signified a completely new achievement for humankind. Learn about the mission that put the first man on the moon.

Why is a baby monitor picking up video of the space shuttle?

For some reason, a baby monitor in Illinois has been picking up NASA's video broadcast of the space shuttle Atlantis mission. Find out what we think might be happening.

Why is NASA playing with marbles?

Bill Cooke, NASA scientist, is regularly shooting marbles into carefully arranged piles of soil. Why is NASA paying this man to do something most of us would do for free? It's all about our return to the moon.

What if we lived on the moon?

It's safe to assume there won't be a moon colony any time soon. But it's still a tantalizing thought. But wouldn't it be cool to be able to live, vacation and work on the moon?

How Solar Eclipses Work

A total solar eclipse is a rare event that can be an amazing thing to witness. Learn about solar eclipses and how to observe one safely.

Why are space shuttle launches delayed so frequently?

From a distance, a space shuttle looks pretty sturdy. It's enormous and solid, and it can withstand extreme temperatures when it enters the Earth's atmosphere. But in some ways, a space shuttle is delicate.

How did Lockheed win NASA's Orion contract?

How did Lockheed win the Orion contract over the manned-space-experts Grumman and Boeing? Check out some of the expert speculation.

Manmade Universe Coming Soon?

Scientists might be able to create a universe in a laboratory. How is this possible?


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