Turns out lava tubes on Earth, Moon, and Mars are large and stable enough to fit a planetary base. A good location to search for ET? Or a potential habitat for humanity?
Scientists were able to more accurately control “The Casimir force”, an attractive force created in a quantum vacuum between two metallic plates – which is about as close to “nothing” as you can get. Further improvement could result in improved force sensitivity and a reduction in mechanical losses “with the potential to strongly impact science and technology”.
NOTE: Controlling and directing an invisible force in the quantum vacuum to produce energy sounds an awful lot like it pulls in to question the second law of thermodynamics – conservation of energy, in particular – that it cannot be created nor destroyed. Are we going to have to come up with a new way to explain this?
Researchers identify repeating patterns of pulsing ultraviolet energy on Mars. It turns out the Martian atmosphere pulses exactly 3 times every night, during winter and spring. The ultraviolet (UV) radiation is more common at winter polar regions and on the night-side of Mars – where elements recombine at lower altitudes. It turns out that solar heating and even geological features such as the martian super-volcano contribute to the circulation of this invisible light at mid-altitude.
Before recently, scientists thought that the influence of Jupiters gravity on Europa generated enough heat through tidal friction for Europas underground ocean to exist at all. Now it turns out the moons of Jupiter generate more heat for each other than Jupiter does for them. Research shows how the gravitational resonance of tide is strongest between moons Io and Europa and that it may even create the type of churning, fluid-dynamic cycle required for organic life to emerge in the first place.
NOTE: Could this have something to do with “orbital resonance” whereby Io, Europa and Ganymede orbit almost exactly twice as fast as one another? Perhaps some kind of underlying mathematics to the production of tidal energy and maybe even life itself?
They have just identified, very close to us, a potential indicator of extraterrestrial life called an (FRB) i.e. fast repeating burst of radio frequency. FRBs are what some people think an extraterrestrial civilization attempting to communicate would use, however others have suggested that it may also result from black holes that collide. All the FRBS recorded so far have come from another galaxy – but this one is only 30,000 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula, within our own Milky Way galaxy.
Re-analysis of data from the NASA Dawn probe has found that there is probably an underground ocean of briny salt water beneath the surface of dwarf planet Ceres – the largest celestial body in our asteroid belt – between Jupiter and Mars. Scientists are now claiming that the famous bright spot on Ceres is actually a deposit of Sodium Carbonate, which is the chemical signature they used to identify the briny ocean – along with gravity and density variations that appear to line up with this hypothesis. Add Ceres to the list of celestial bodies in our solar system that likely have an underground ocean capable of supporting life, including Europa, Enceladus and even our own planet.