Strange New Worlds and Return of the Foo Fighters

With a habitable super-Earth and UFOs back in the news, we have to ask: Are we going to find the aliens or have they already come to see us?

Could There Be Life? This Newfound ‘Super-Earth’ May Be Habitable

An international group of astronomers discovered the planet using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) earlier this year in the constellation Hydra, about 31 light-years from Earth, according to a statement by NASA. (One light-year is the distance light travels in a year, about 6 trillion miles, or 10 trillion kilometers.)

Only 31 light years away! Pretty close for an earth-like planet.

But then there’s this…

The Hunt Is On for Alpha Centauri’s Planets

On June 13 NASA’s official tally of exoplanets—planets beyond our solar system—shot past 4,000. The master list includes alien worlds around both tiny neutron stars and swollen, dying suns, planets in the crowded center of our galaxy the Milky Way, and planets floating alone in the depths of interstellar space. One location is conspicuously missing, however: Alpha Centauri, the star system next door to our own. Because of a confounding set of circumstances, this intriguing target has remained a cipher—at least, until now.

Snake-like UFOs seen across US ‘could be military craft used by Space Force’

A trio of ASU experts give their thoughts on recent UFO reports

Things get reported all the time. For instance, a lot of pilots mistake Venus for another airplane. Venus is usually low on the horizon, so the refraction off the atmosphere causes it to flash red and green like an airplane. When I was in the Air Force, I was flying one night in Florida when the moon looked really strange. It came up really low so it looked a lot bigger because of the atmosphere. That night, somebody reported the moon as a UFO. So you see all kinds of things, but generally they become explainable. I’m a UFOs-from-other-planets skeptic because there are things you see that are fantastic but they usually have an explanation.

‘Fleet of UFOs’ Followed US Aircraft, Navy Pilot Says

Between 2014 and 2015, seasoned pilots in the U.S. Navy experienced a number of harrowing encounters with UFOs during training missions in the U.S. While pilots were mid-flight, their aircraft cameras and radar detected seemingly impossible objects flying at hypersonic speeds at altitudes up to 30,00 feet (9,144 meters); these mysterious UFOs did so with no visible means of propulsion, The New York Times reported on May 26.

This stuff has been going on for a long time. Takes us back to the days of the Foo Fighters.

What Were the Mysterious “Foo Fighters” Sighted by WWII Night Flyers?

Something strange was following the Beaufighter crews of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron.

Dozens of these sightings occurred — hundreds of similar throughout both theaters of war. What were they?

Popular theory at the time: Secret Nazi Weapons!

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