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Chinese Space Station Will Crash to Earth Soon… But Where?

Like its predecessors — including NASA’s Skylab and the former USSR’s Salyut 7 — China’s first successful space station Tiangong-1 is about to plummet from orbit and break apart on re-entry, likely raining space debris onto Earth’s surface. The only question is: exactly when and where will the pieces hit? According to expert sources including […]

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Scientist Cites Evidence of Fossilized “Alien Tracks” on Mars

There have been countless claims of this kind, ever since humans first turned their telescopes to our planetary neighbor… but this story is particularly intriguing, as it comes from an expert source. Astrobiologist Barry DiGregorio, honorary research fellow at the University of Buckingham, has spent years studying scientific indicators of life on Mars, and has […]

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Astronomers Think Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Might Disappear Soon

As a life-long astronomy nerd, waking up to this headline all over the web made me gasp out loud (and I don’t surprise easily). I mean, seriously: Jupiter’s famous “Great Red Spot” — the massive, rust-colored megastorm wider than the entire Earth — is going away? Maybe even within my lifetime? Sure, storms of any […]

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Scientists Discover Millions of Viruses LITERALLY Fall From the Sky

Viruses, bacteria and other invisible invaders have been making news lately — and not just because we’re in the thick of a particularly intense influenza season. Between a stomach-churning DIY experiment with a public hand dryer [here’s that full story, but steer clear if you’re even slightly germaphobic], to recent scientific evidence linking prehistoric viruses […]

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Cthulhu, Is That You? These Real-Life Cosmic Horrors Are Happening Right Now

I don’t have to remind you that we’re living in chaotic, unpredictable and even frightening times… hell, even browsing through news headlines can make you want to crawl under a rock and hide for a year or so (that is, unless you’re afraid of creatures who also like to live under rocks). As connoisseurs of […]

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EVENT HORIZON for Real? Black Hole Satellite Goes Missing, Then Mysteriously Returns

If you’re not familiar with the plot of 1997’s EVENT HORIZON, allow me to recap: the title spacecraft disappears after testing a new engine powered by a tiny black hole; when it returns seven years later, the entire crew is missing, their whereabouts unknown… until a rescue team decodes the captain’s horrifying final log entry: […]

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The Terrifying Final Transmission of “The Lost Cosmonaut”

In our quest for fresh creepypasta, our last couple of journeys into the dark realm of the underweb turned out to be total nightmare fuel. This time, we’re not just going deep into the vaults of history, but to the edge of space — for a bizarre and unexplained case involving the alleged disappearance of a […]

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The Six Creepiest Things Recently Spotted on Mars

We’ve been fascinated with the fourth planet ever since we first spotted it in the night sky thousands of years ago, and Earth’s reddish neighbor has always been a source of mystery, fascination… and a touch of horror. Over the past decade, robot rovers including Curiosity, Opportunity and Spirit have been delivering a wealth of amazing […]