Are aliens trying to tell us something? Brightest burst of radio waves detected Carole Mundell, University of Bath The search for mysterious “fast radio bursts” – very brief but intense pulses of radio waves from outer space – is heating up. Nobody knows what causes these powerful bursts, but some have even speculated that the signals could be transmitted by distant alien civilisations. In fact, astronomers are so perplexed by the phenomenon that it is…"Aliens trying to tell us something?"
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star Feb. 22, 2017 RELEASE 17-015 This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in the system. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech View this and many more images, as well as several videos, in an extensive multimedia gallery highlighting this…"7 New Planets!"
Dwarf planet Ceres contains the necessary ingredients for life, new data suggest. From ScienceNews NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on Ceres — the first concrete proof of organics on an object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. This material probably originated on the dwarf planet itself, the researchers report in the Feb. 17 Science. The discovery of organic compounds, the building blocks of life, adds to the growing body of…"Organics Found on Ceres"