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Scientists discover a potentially habitable planet in Earth's backyard

Scientists discover a potentially habitable planet in Earth's backyard

Brandon Russell

A new Earth-like planet has been discovered and astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) are hailing it as one of the biggest findings of this century. At Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf close to our solar system, there exists a planet about 1.3 times the mass of Earth that sits in its host star’s “Goldilocks zone,” or the zone in which a planet can support liquid water....

Video: People think they saw a UFO over the St. Louis arch

Video: People think they saw a UFO over the St. Louis arch

Todd Haselton

I’m not positive we’re alone in this universe. I’ve never been to Area 51 and poked and prodded the aliens that are probably hanging out there with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Evidence of some ET activity was recently spotted over the St. Louis Arch, though. At least, that’s what people think they saw. The video above, published by the Metro East Park and Recreation District, shows...

Jupiter's upper atmosphere blazing hot above Great Red Spot

Jupiter's upper atmosphere blazing hot above Great Red Spot

Brandon Russell

Temperatures across the United States may be rising, but they’re nothing compared to new data collected by scientists about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Not only is the raging, unending storm big and red, it’s also very, very hot. With the help of a telescope on Earth, astronomers found that the gas giant is blasting heat into the planet’s upper atmosphere, with temperatures reaching...

Buckle up: This monster is what we'd look like if we evolved to survive car accidents

Buckle up: This monster is what we'd look like if we evolved to survive car accidents

Brandon Russell

According to a safety campaign from the Transport Accident Commission, Graham is the perfect specimen for surviving a car accident. Let’s learn more about him, shall we? The sculpture, in collaboration with Melbourne-based artist Patricia Paccinini, has no neck, a flat face, bags of air in his chest and stomach, and knees that bend in all directions. The nightmarish form Graham takes...