Category: Aliens

Europa: A Potential Haven for Extraterrestrial Life

June 3, 2024

Europa, the fourth largest of Jupiter’s 95 moons, holds a special place in our solar system. It is the sixth closest moon to Jupiter and, along with Io, Ganymede, and Callisto, was among the first moons discovered beyond Earth. These moons, known as the Galilean moons, were first observed by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei,…

It’s not an alien, it’s a Harpy hawk

April 2, 2024

Can you imagine a big bird with legs as thick as our wrists that could hunt monkeys and foxes? A bird that stays with only one mate for life and shares all the responsibilities of a parent. That is the harpy eagle. A first-time sighting of a harpy hawk can sometimes mistake it for an…

Welcome to Socotra Island ,The alien looking world

July 31, 2023

Want to feel like you’re on another planet? Head straight to the aforementioned archipelago. It is a UNESCO heritage site. Lying between Yemen and Africa. It is believed to have emerged when Arabia separated from Africa 15 to 20 million years ago. It is still with the African plate. About 40% of the plant species…

The first alien planet

July 24, 2023

The first exoplanet we discovered in transit was OGLE-56-b, discovered in 2002. Located 5,000 light-years away from its parent star, this hot Jupiter (because it is a gas giant like Jupiter) is larger than our own Jupiter. Iron precipitation is thought to occur here at a temperature of 1726 degrees Celsius that creates affinity for…

Gliese 1214 b.

February 27, 2023

It is a planet located 48 light years away from Earth. This planet was discovered on December 16, 2009. There is something special about this planet. The entire planet is ocean. The planet orbits the star Gliese 1214 in the constellation Ophiuchus.

Carl Sagan explaining the Drake equation:

February 16, 2023

N = R*•fp•ne•fl•fi•fc•L “In 1961, Carl’s close friend, fellow astronomer Frank Drake, created an equation for calculating the number of intelligent civilizations in the galaxy.” The Drake equation is: N = R*•fp•ne•fl•fi•fc•L where: N = the number of civilizations in our galaxy with which communication might be possible (i.e. which are on our current past…

Message to extraterrestrials

October 15, 2022

NASA has launched four probes into space to communicate with extraterrestrials. Along with that it is used for the study of the universe, the planets of the solar system and so on. Voyager 1 and 2 in 1977. Before this, they were Pioneer 10 in 1972 and Pioneer 11 in 1973.(Out of which Voyager 1…

Enceladus

October 13, 2022

Enceladus is Saturn’s sixth largest moon, only one-seventh the diameter of our Moon. Perhaps the mysterious sphere in the solar system where extraterrestrial life is most likely! In 1789, British astronomer William Herschel was the first to discover Enceladus, one of Saturn’s inner moons. This discovery was made with the 47 inch telescope he built….

Discovered a planet four times the size of Earth! Researchers search for the presence of life

June 6, 2022

Astronomers were watching a dwarf star closely. Meanwhile, there was a small movement of light from the dwarf star. Researchers now speculate that the planet responsible for this may have favorable conditions for life. Astronomers are now hoping for extraterrestrial life on the dwarf star Rose 508, 36.5 light-years from Earth, and on a planet…