The Signal is Out There. We Just Have to be Ready
"It’s not crazy," Bill Nye tells us, that we could hear radio signals from other civilizations.
Add two more planets to the small but growing list of candidates that might host intelligent life in the universe. Kepler-62 is a sun-like star some 12,000 light years away in the constellation Lyra. Within the Kepler-62 system are two planets that fall within the so-called "Goldilocks Zone," or "the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water," NASA reports.
Of course, scientists do not know whether life does exist on these newfound planets or others, but according to Bill Nye, aka, the Science Guy, there is only one way to find out. We need to open our ears and listen. "It’s not crazy," Nye tells us, that we could hear radio signals from other civilizations. "Perhaps there is another civilization not intentionally trying to get hold of us but sending out signals," he says.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
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- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
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