Possibility of alien contact could be 1,500 years away

ITHACA, N.Y. – If you’re expecting to hear from aliens from across the universe, it could be a while. Deconstructing the Fermi Paradox and pairing it with the Mediocrity Principle into a fresh equation, Cornell astronomers say extraterrestrials likely won’t phone home – or Earth – for 1,500 years. “We haven’t heard from aliens yet, […]

Ancient tsunami evidence on Mars reveals life potential

ITHACA, N.Y. – The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars’ northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites – hitting the planet millions of years apart – triggered a pair of mega-tsunamis. These gigantic waves forever scarred the Martian landscape and yielded evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life. “About […]