Entertainment 

British director Christopher Nolan keen for a shot at directing James Bond

Nolan, whose films include Dunkirk, Interstellar and The Dark Knight, was asked on Desert Island Discs about rumours he would be directing the next 007 film, due for release in November 2019. He replied: “I won’t be the man, no, no. “I would love to make a Bond film at some point. I think those producers Barbara [Broccoli] and Michael [Wilson] do a tremendous job and so has [director] Sam Mendes. “I have always been very inspired by the films.”  He told host Kirsty Young how he started working with…

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Earthlings likely to be chill about discovery of alien life

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE “War of the Worlds. “Independence Day.” “Pacific Rim.” Hollywood is no stranger to tales of space aliens, and most seem to culminate in an epic fight to save the human race. But let’s say we discover space aliens not on Main Street but on some distant planet. Will we panic — or heave a global ho-hum? A new study suggests the latter response is the more likely one. For the research, a team led by Dr. Michael Varnum, an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona…

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Alien life discovery might not bring the response you’d expect

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE “War of the Worlds. “Independence Day.” “Pacific Rim.” Hollywood is no stranger to tales of space aliens, and most seem to culminate in an epic fight to save the human race. But let’s say we discover space aliens not on Main Street but on some distant planet. Will we panic — or heave a global ho-hum? A new study suggests the latter response is the more likely one. For the research, a team led by Dr. Michael Varnum, an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona…

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Science 

Alien message should NOT be opened or Earth faces DESTRUCTION – experts in shock warning

Responding to a message from an advanced extraterrestrial society could prove very costly to life as this could alert them to our whereabouts. Not only that, the message could contain vicious malware and spam which could contribute to the downfall of our society. The researchers point out in a paper titled “Interstellar communication. IX. Message decontamination is impossible”, due to the universal law of special relativity, which suggests that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, aliens would find it easy to wipe us out using technology from…

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Alien Oumuamua asteroid spinning CHAOTICALLY out of control from violent collision

Oumuamua was the first interstellar visitor to reach our solar system and was originally thought to be a comet but it was revealed to be cucumber-shaped – leading to speculation it was an alien spacecraft. It didn’t spin periodically like most small asteroids observed in the solar system, but instead tumbling or spinning chaotically and could have been doing so for billions of years. Queen’s University Belfast’s Dr Fraser explains: “Our modelling of this body suggests the tumbling will last for many billions of years to hundreds of billions of…

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'Oumuamua: Space Cigar Is Still Spinning From Mysterious Violent Collision

The solar system’s strange cigar-shaped visitor ‘Oumuamua—Hawaiian for “scout” or “messenger”—is tumbling chaotically as the result of a violent collision. And the interstellar object will continue to spin for billions of years as it journeys through space, scientists have reported in a study published in Nature Astronomy. This is the latest of several revelations following the first-ever discovery of a solar system invader last October. Initially believed to be a comet, then an asteroid, scientists think the wandering “interstellar object” is a hunk of ice wrapped in organic sun-blocking material. 1_5_Oumuamua…

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy LIVE updates: Elon Musk’s Starman Tesla roadster nears asteroid belt

On Tuesday at 8.45pm GMT, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida The Falcon Heavy is twice as powerful as any other rocket that has ever been created before  A Tesla cherry red roadster was attached to the rocket to be used as a mock payload The Tesla and its ‘driver’ starman are now nearing the asteroid belt on a mission for Mars Founder Elon Musk celebrated the launch as a success Express.co.uk brings you the latest news and updates on the Falcon Heavy mission. All times in GMT.…

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: How far will the Tesla Roadster travel through space?

Elon Musk confirmed late Tuesday the Falcon Heavy and its lone Starman passenger have completed one final engine burn towards a “trans-Mars injection”. The powerful rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 3.45pm EST (8.45pm GMT) before breaking out to into space. SpaceX was hopeful the rocket and its $200,000 (£143,000) cargo enter a billion year orbit reaching Mars, but it appears the dummy Starman had different plans in mind. Mr Musk revealed today the final rocket burst worked better than intended, quite significantly shifting…

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MISSION TO MARS: Is nuclear fusion key to rocket fast enough to land humans on Red Planet?

Richard Dinan, a former star of Channel 4 reality TV show Made In Chelsea star, runs Applied Fusion Systems, which is trying to develop a nuclear fusion reactor small and light enough to fit inside a rocket, to make interstellar space missions feasible. Scientists are currently trying to develop the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor to create a clean and renewable power source to solve the world’s energy crisis. It is hoped it could be ready by 2030. However, Mr Dinan believes it could also be the future of space…

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