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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    From space.com
    NASA's TESS Satellite Launches to Seek Out New Alien Worlds
    It'll be awesome if they find spectroscopic evidence for life beyond Earth, we'll just have to wait and see.
    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) program certainly sounds ambitious.
    Checking the brightest stars in Earth's sky for planets. Two year program, supposed to review 200,000 star systems.
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    Scientists Recognize First Asteroid Intruder From Another Solar System and Stuck in Ours


    Hopefully we can send a probe to study it in detail.
    My inner Mulder wants to believe, but my inner Scully remains skeptical.

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    Maybe not blue skies on Mars. But patches of blue firma are found in enhanced photos.

    A Large Streak of ‘Blue’ was Found on the Red Planet
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    Mars is often referred to as the Red Planet, but pictures from one of NASA’s orbiters showed what appeared to be a striking blue sand dune.

    The images were captured by the Mars Renaissance Orbiter, using the HiRISE camera, described on its website as “the most powerful camera ever sent to another planet.”
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    Not so great for USA viewers, but Africa & Asia should have a great Lunar Eclipse show this coming Friday.

    Total Lunar Eclipse - July 27–28, 2018.


    The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Totality will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century.
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    My inner Mulder wants to believe, but my inner Scully remains skeptical.

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    Sounds like a good day to park your plane.
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    Air Force remains silent after huge meteor hits near US military base.
    A meteor hit the earth and exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force last month, but the US Air Force has made no mention of the event.

    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed an object of unspecified size travelling at 24.4 kilometres per second struck earth in Greenland, just 43 kilometres north of an early missile warning Thule Air Base on the 25th of July, 2018.

    Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, tweeted about the impact, but America’s Air Force has not reported the event. Story Continues
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