Secrets of the Skies
What is a black hole, Why did the Hindenburg explode into a ball of fire? Have beings from outer space ever landed on Earth and tried to make contact with its inhabitants?
At the dawn of the 20th century, we were just getting to grips with electricity and telephones in everyday use, wars were fought on horseback, the Wright brothers flew the first aeroplane and the internal combustion engine had only recently been invented (1896).
Seti@home is a distributed computing project using Internet-connected computers, hosted by the Space Sciences Laboratory, at the University of California, Berkeley. SETI is an acronym for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
Area 51 is a top secret USAF base officially known as Air Force Flight Test Center, Detachment 3, and is located in a remote area of land in the southwestern portion of southern Nevada.
The Tunguska Fireball Event was a huge blast near the Tunguska River which was estimated to be between 10 and 20 megatons of TNT, 1,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The source of the explosion has never been fully explained.