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Hold Up, There Might Be Alien Life on Venus — Nerdist

A team of scientists in the UK has discovered what may be a sign of life in Venus’s atmosphere. The scientists say they’ve found the chemical biomarker phosphine in the hellish planet’s cloud decks. The only time scientists have detected phosphine otherwise is here on Earth, where lifeforms are its sole producer. Professor Jane Greaves…

Hold Up, There Might Be Alien Life on Venus — Nerdist

Before anyone ticks this off their 2020 Bingo Card this is not really the same thing as finding LIFE life but it’s exciting nonetheless!

When I was a kid I got Venice and Venus confused and told my parents I wanted to go to Venus on holiday and got angry when they laughed. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW? Okay fine actually going there is still impossible.

‘Black neutron star’ discovery baffles astronomers — BBC News – Home

Laser labs that detect ripples in space-time may have witnessed a new class of cosmic object.

‘Black neutron star’ discovery baffles astronomers — BBC News – Home

Representatives of humankind get into a spaceship and approach this terrifying new discovery. After waiting around for some time, eventually a group of aliens float out of it.

ALIENS: “Take us to your leader.”

HUMANS: “Um… we’d better not.”

The Pentagon just released three UFO videos, as if 2020 wasn’t already weird enough — BGR

As if 2020 wasn’t a bizarre enough of a year already, the Pentagon sparked a flurry of news headlines Monday thanks to a turn of events that sounds like the stuff of science fiction movies. UFO videos declassified by the Pentagon were released on Monday, following the confirmation of their existence back in the fall…

The Pentagon just released three UFO videos, as if 2020 wasn’t already weird enough — BGR

Mm okay nothing surprises me about this year anymore.

(In many ways this is legit frightening to me, but I’ll take solace in the fact that none of the crafts seen in the videos are doing anything threatening, just flying around chillin’. And um, well if War of the Worlds is anything to go by, we have… enough germs for weaponry.)

Apollo 13 Crew Overcame Incredible Obstacles 50 Years Ago: Here Are Their Quotes on Survival — PEOPLE.com

“Good leadership, initiative, to think outside of the box. When things go wrong, how do we repair them? Those were the three things that were absolutely necessary,” said Commander Jim Lovell Jr.

Apollo 13 Crew Overcame Incredible Obstacles 50 Years Ago: Here Are Their Quotes on Survival — PEOPLE.com

Fifty years since the frankly quite incredible story of Apollo 13.

Venus

Today I stumbled upon this photograph of Venus, a ALIEN PLANET, and a lot of the comments underneath it basically consisted of, “yeah, this was taken in 1981, it’s not even good quality, who cares?” But I had never seen it and IT’S VENUS, IT’S A WHOLE NOTHER PLANET, HOW ARE YOU NOT INTERESTED? So here ya go. Next door.

This is actually what the surface of the Sun looks like — BGR

The Sun rises and falls every day, giving us plenty of opportunities to see it. From Earth, we can’t really make out what it is since it’s an ultra-bright blob in the sky that will literally damage your eyes if you stare at it for too long, but scientists have tools that can view our […]

This is actually what the surface of the Sun looks like — BGR

Some brighter (heh) news.

A 17-year-old NASA intern just discovered a brand new planet — BGR

I don’t know about you, but when I was 17 years old, I wasn’t doing very much planet-hunting. Wolf Cukier of Scarsdale High School is different. Not only was he accepted as an intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center after his junior year, but he also managed to make a name for himself just […]

A 17-year-old NASA intern just discovered a brand new planet — BGR

Oh dang. This guy found Tatooine.