The Nightshirt Sightings, Portents, Forebodings, Suspicions

Category “Space”

A Clear Signal From Outer Space

Tuesday, 11 January, 2011

For half a century we have been searching the sky for extraterrestrial intelligence, using radio telescopes. This is on the assumption (debatable) that advanced ETs would still be communicating in the radio band. But what if they are trying to communicate with us in some other way? And what if their message to us isn’t […]

The Martians’ Horrific Geometry

Tuesday, 28 December, 2010

“He talked of his dreams in a strangely poetic fashion; making me see with terrible vividness the damp Cyclopean city of slimy green stone—whose geometry, he oddly said, was all wrong…” H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu” A surprising number of features on Mars show qualities at least somewhat suggestive of having been sculpted not […]


Thursday, 23 December, 2010

Several compelling pieces of visual evidence for UFOs come from videos taken in orbit by Space Shuttle crews. NASA typically doesn’t comment on these videos, and when they do, they explain them as dust, space junk, or ice coming off the orbiter. They are surely right in many cases—numerous such videos posted on YouTube as […]

Beautiful Moons

Tuesday, 14 December, 2010

The horizon of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, with the ringed moon Titan in the background, shot by the Cassini probe. The plumes are geysers. See story and full-size image at the Planetary Society website.

Go SpaceX

Thursday, 9 December, 2010

Sweet launch and POV video of yesterday’s Falcon 9 flight: (If you want to skip ahead to the separation of Stage 1–everyone’s favorite part!–it happens about 4 minutes in.)

NASA UFO footage

Wednesday, 1 December, 2010

If you’re on the fence about UFOs, take a look at these collections of NASA photos and footage compiled by LunaCognita and see what you think. Most of the still photos aren’t particularly compelling, and the perfectly straight-moving objects in Earth orbit clearly appear to be satellites, space junk, or dust. But the footage of […]