September 28, 2023

Upcoming Northern Lights Will Be Most Intense in Years and Can Be Seen From More Places

The Northern Lights are one of the most fascinating phenomena of the natural world. Typically, the best chances to see it are from very remote Arctic locations during the coldest months of the year; however, soon it may become easier to catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis. Sunspot observations, a key predictor for the likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights, have increased since the end of last year, and could continue to grow.

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September 26, 2023

NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Has Finally Landed on Earth

Three years ago, NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) spacecraft collected a sample from the Bennu asteroid. Since then, the Osiris-REx has been on a long journey home to share the findings with the team. On September 24, 2023, the capsule containing rocks and dust from Bennu successfully landed on Earth, in an area inside the Department of Defense's Utah Test and Training Range near Salt Lake City.

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September 20, 2023

Scientists Are Skeptical of Alleged Alien Mummies Presented to Mexican Congress

Embed from Getty Images The Mexican congress was recently presented with something rarely displayed in a venue meant for legislation—the mummified remains of two alleged aliens. The “non-human” mummies were displayed by UFO enthusiast and TV host Jaime Maussan, whose decades-long career has been marred by false claims and unfounded speculation. And for all the pomp of the event, scientists are far from convinced about the specimens.

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