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A New Huge Galaxy Adds to the List of Galaxies Orbiting Ours

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An extremely dim, huge galaxy, that eluded detection until now, has been added to the growing list of galaxies orbiting ours. This post from The Mind Unleashed reports how the astronomers spotted a giant ‘invisible’ galaxy orbiting our Milky Way. An intriguing discovery was just made – our Milky Way appears to be orbited by a huge galaxy we had ... Read More »

Why We Need Leap Years

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We need leap years because the solar system doesn’t care about our calendar. This post from Vox explains, in simple terms, how leap years are used as a corrective measure to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year. This fact has been vexing humans for centuries: Earth‘s year (one orbit around the sun) isn’t neatly divisible by its ... Read More »

Apollo Astronauts Heard Odd ‘Music’ On Far Side of Moon

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Earth and the far side of the moon, where the Apollo astronauts encountered the strange music-like radio transmissions.

Apollo astronauts heard an eerie ‘music’ as they passed around the far side of the moon, reveals an audio declassified by NASA. This article from The Huffington Post sheds light on Apollo 10’s crew encountering the strange music. The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like radio transmissions coming through their ... Read More »

Alien Megastructure May Not Be Alien After All

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Two weeks of observations have dismissed the faint possibility that a huge alien megastructure discovered around a star could be artificial in nature. This post from IFL Science discusses the findings of SETI Institute. Take down the “Welcome Aliens!” bunting and pack away the cosmic red carpet. New observations have suggested that the “alien megastructure” spotted around a distant star is ... Read More »

Is Humanity Living in an Artificial Reality?

Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz, M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)

Does the notion that everything humans see and know is a gigantic computer game of sorts, the humanity is living in an artificial reality, sound like science fiction? This post from Space.com explores the possibility of a “whole-world simulation.” Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of “Closer to Truth,” a public television and multimedia program that features ... Read More »