Recent UFO sightings and space news

A New View of an Icon: The Eagle Nebula
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PRESS RELEASEDate Released: Tuesday, January 17, 2012Source: European Space Agency A New View of an Icon: The Eagle Nebula The Eagle Nebula is 6500 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens. It contains a young hot star cluster, NGC 6611, visible with modest back-garden telescopes, that is sculpting and illuminating the surrounding gas and dust, […]

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Kids & Cursing: ‘Modern Family’ Toddler Typical, Scientists Say
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Bleeped-out swearing may be okay for adults on TV, but what about kids? The ABC show “Modern Family” is about to find out by airing an episode this week about a foul-mouthed 2-year-old. The show’s theme already has critics at the anti-indecency Parents Television Council grumbling, but researchers who study cursing find that believe it […]

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Earthquake: M 5.7, Samar, Philippines
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Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 5.7 Date-Time Location 11.162°N, 125.831°E Depth 36 km (22.4 miles) Region SAMAR, PHILIPPINES Distances 19 km (11 miles) NE of Guiuan, Samar, Philippines93 km (57 miles) E of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines156 km (96 miles) NNE of Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines652 km (405 miles) SE of […]

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Montana Students Pick Winning Names for GRAIL Moon Craft
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PRESS RELEASEDate Released: Tuesday, January 17, 2012Source: NASA HQ Montana Students Pick Winning Names for GRAIL Moon Craft Twin NASA spacecraft that achieved orbit around the moon New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day have new names, thanks to elementary students in Bozeman, Mont. Their winning entry, “Ebb and Flow,” was selected as part of […]

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Doomed Explorer Reached South Pole 100 Years Ago Today
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On this day (Jan. 17) 100 years ago, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and four weary companions reached their long-sought goal — the South Pole. It was a bittersweet day for the party, perhaps more bitter than sweet, and a milestone that would eventually prove to be their undoing. Not only had their two-and-a-half month […]

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Earthquake: M 2.7, Southern Alaska
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Magnitude 2.7 Date-Time Location 60.215°N, 141.920°W Depth 14 km (8.7 miles) Region SOUTHERN ALASKA Distances 145 km (90 miles) WNW (302°) from Yakutat, AK 146 km (90 miles) SSE (158°) from McCarthy, AK 200 km (124 miles) SE (136°) from Chitina, AK 440 km (273 miles) E (101°) from Anchorage, AK Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- […]

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