articles tagged: alien contact
didn’t anyone ever tell you not to talk to aliens?
# astrobiology

didn’t anyone ever tell you not to talk to aliens?

While we're trying to get aliens' attention with active SETI, we need to keep in mind that we talk to aliens at our own risk.

dial x for an astronomical ufo conspiracy
# oddities

dial x for an astronomical ufo conspiracy

Ufologists seem convinced that NASA is trying to distort an image showing a gigantic alien spaceship shaped like an X floating through the solar system.

alien expansion vs. the fermi paradox
# astrobiology

alien expansion vs. the fermi paradox

The more spread out an alien species is across the cosmos, the easier it would be to find and contact them. But how widespread could an alien civilization be?

from stranded victims to interstellar villains
# astrobiology

from stranded victims to interstellar villains

Unfortunately, District 9 seems like a realistic look at how we'd treat an alien species that can't really defend itself from us.

the case of the legendary nuremberg ufo
# astrobiology

the case of the legendary nuremberg ufo

Ufologists love to talk about the rumored alien battle over Nuremberg, Germany in 1561. But there's no evidence it actually happened or that the cited sources ever existed.

another look at alien technology
# astrobiology

another look at alien technology

Based on the premise of SETI, if we do start talking to aliens, the ensuing conversation could get awkward very quickly...

it’s a scary galaxy out there
# space

it’s a scary galaxy out there

As we scream into space to get the attention of extraterrestrial life, we should remember there may be monsters out there.

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