Nevada landed in UFO spotlight 75 years ago with close encounter at Lake Mead
Mystery Wire
by
7M ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The UFO era came to Nevada in a dramatic way 75 years ago. Tuesday, June 28, 1947, was the day when a military pilot flying north of Lake Mead had a close encounter with an unusual formation. The pilot saw a group of five or six white circular objects flying in a tight formation and traveling at about 285 mph. You can check out the documents about the event at this link. This came just four days after a more famous sighting over Mount Rainier in Washington state. That's the case credited with starting the "flying saucer" craze that swept across the country in June of 1 ..read more
Visit website
Physicists and Theologians stir as the James Webb Space Telescope Project advances
Mystery Wire
by Associated Press
10M ago
(AP) On March 11, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) completed its ‘fine phasing' alignment stage, producing an infrared test image of a star with the highest quality resolution of any space image ever. JWST's giant leap could mean further evidence for the big bang theory. After almost 30 years of setbacks and 10 billion dollars spent, the Webb team's success in snapping this test photo is monumental. The JWST still has several weeks of final preparations before scanning the cosmos, as no telescope has before. Yet, proof that the telescope is functioning beyond expectations already poses ..read more
Visit website
Tiny California town of Nipton has been sold again
Mystery Wire
by Duncan Phenix
10M ago
NIPTON, Calif. (KLAS) -- The whole town of Nipton, CA has once again been sold, according to the realtor who represented the property. Many of the sale details are not yet being made public. 8 News Now has been able to confirm it was bought by a group out of Las Vegas for $2.75 million, which was the asking price. Nipton has railroad tracks on one side and a massive Joshua tree forest on the other in the Mojave National Preserve. The tiny desert town attracts star gazers, motorcycle riders, photographers, railroad buffs, and others seeking to escape city life, if just for a day. NIPTON, CA (P ..read more
Visit website
Hubble captures picture of young star's impressive 'tantrum'
Mystery Wire
by Alix Martichoux, Nexstar Media Wire
11M ago
(NEXSTAR) – An infant star was caught on camera throwing a "stellar tantrum," according to the European Space Agency. The moment was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, a joint effort by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). In the epic photo, the "extremely young" star can be seen shooting out a pinkish, glowing jet of gas at a "supersonic" speed, said the ESA. "As the jet collides with material surrounding the still-forming star, the shock heats this material and causes it to glow," explained the agency. "The result is the colorfully wispy structures, which astronomers refer to as He ..read more
Visit website
NASA's mega moon rocket rolls out at Kennedy Space Center
Mystery Wire
by Amanda Holly, Heather Monahan
11M ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WFLA) -- The most powerful rocket in the world, dubbed the mega moon rocket by NASA, was unveiled for the first time on Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, which will be used in the upcoming Artemis I lunar mission, started rolling out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy just before 6 p.m. ET Thursday. The four-mile trip from the VAB to Launch Pad 39B was expected to take between six to 12 hours. The SLS rocket that will take us back to the moon for the first time in 50 years stands at 322 f ..read more
Visit website
US astronaut to ride Russian spacecraft home during tensions
Mystery Wire
by Associated Press
11M ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. astronaut Mark Vande Hei has made it through nearly a year in space, but faces what could be his trickiest assignment yet: riding a Russian capsule back to Earth in the midst of deepening tensions between the countries. NASA insists Vande Hei’s homecoming plans at the end of the month remain unchanged, even as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in canceled launches, broken contracts and an escalating war of words by the Russian Space Agency’s hardline leader. Many worry Dmitry Rogozin is putting decades of a peaceful off-the-planet partnership at risk, m ..read more
Visit website
Former CIA specialist reveals new secrets of Area 51, including real name
Mystery Wire
by George Knapp
11M ago
__ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An air of mystery has always surrounded Nevada's Area 51 base. For years, the U.S. military denied that it even existed, but it's been there since 1955, hidden behind cryptic nicknames. Now, new secrets about the base are being made public for the first time, including its real name. Area 51 is, in one sense, a living, breathing contradiction - the world's best-known secret base. It has inspired numerous books, television shows and major motion pictures but was it ever truly a secret? "Area 51 was never secret. You knew the existence of it. It's just who was out there an ..read more
Visit website
Space junk on 5,800-mph collision course with moon
Mystery Wire
by
1y ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tons of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several semitractor-trailers. The leftover rocket will smash into the far side of the moon at 5,800 mph (9,300 kph) on Friday, away from telescopes’ prying eyes. It may take weeks, even months, to confirm the impact through satellite images. It's been tumbling haphazardly through space, experts believe, since China launched it nearly a decade ago. But Chinese officials are dubious it's theirs. No matter whose it is, scientists expect the object to carve out ..read more
Visit website
Area 51 birthplace of CIA tech that tracks Russians
Mystery Wire
by George Knapp
1y ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The world is getting a birds-eye view of Russian troop movements inside Ukraine, in large part because of technology that was developed and perfected by the spymasters who ran the world's most famous military base -- at Area 51. 8 News Now I-Team Reporter George Knapp spoke with a former CIA technician who was at the base during those secret programs. Defense Department satellites and other platforms are keeping a close eye on Russian ground forces as they pour into Ukraine and creep ever close to the capital city. Many similar images have ended up on newscasts, documenting ..read more
Visit website
SpaceX launches new satellites weeks after up to 40 fell out of orbit
Mystery Wire
by Addy Bink, Nexstar Media Wire
1y ago
(NEXSTAR) - Less than three weeks after up to 40 satellites fell out of orbit shortly after launch, SpaceX has sent 46 more skyward. SpaceX announced Monday that 46 more Starlink satellites were taken into orbit during a launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the fourth Starlink mission launch of 2022. Earlier this month, SpaceX reported that as many as 40 of its satellites were expected to reenter Earth's atmosphere after they were hit by a geomagnetic storm. According to SpaceX, the satellites were deployed into their intended orbit and each one achieved con ..read more
Visit website

Follow Mystery Wire on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR