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NASA Is Hiring a “Planetary Protection Officer.” Please Line Up in an Orderly Fashion.

So is the application process a Last Starfighter situation or ... ?

You know the kind of sci-fi movie where you're staring at the screen in disbelief not because of the amazement of how far special effects have come, but because some bonehead is getting a little too comfortable with a seemingly harmless specimen from an alien world, and you just know it's about to sprout some gnarly teeth and gnaw some faces off? Yeah, NASA's seen those, too, which is why they have a "planetary protection officer" job opening.

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Ripley Deserves Better Than What Ridley Scott Has Planned for Her Story in Aliens Prequels

Ridley Scott said that we might end up seeing Ripley again in those Alien prequels, though perhaps tangentially.

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Game Over, Man: Ridley Scott Says Aliens 5 Just Isn’t Happening Anymore

To fans waiting for that Neill Blomkamp sequel to Aliens: I'm sorry, but it's game over for you.

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The Government Set Up a Hotline to Report Aliens & Oh Boy Did the Internet Comply

I don't think this is the kind of alien activity they meant.

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NASA Says Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Is Coughing Up Ingredients for Alien Life

On Earth, where we find water, we find life, so that's where we like to look for life in space, too. That's not just limited to planets, though, and a few moons in our own solar system seem to be hiding sub-surface oceans that could harbor alien life. One of those is Saturn's moon Enceladus, which NASA announced today is giving off a chemical that's a potential sign of habitability deep within the planet's ocean.

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Scientists Hypothesize Radio Bursts From Beyond Our Galaxy Could Be Driving Super Fast Alien Ships

One of the persisting questions in science is, "Are we alone in the Universe?" and we've long been searching the skies for potential signals from alien civilizations. Now, scientists are considering a new possibility: We might have already found alien signals and just not realized it yet, because proving it is probably beyond our current capabilities. That's a new hypothesis from Harvard scientists about the phenomenon of Fast Radio Bursts.

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Bill Paxton, “The Only Actor To Be Killed By a Terminator, a Predator, and a Xenomorph,” Passes Away at 61

Bill Paxton, the Emmy-nominated star of Big Love, Aliens, Apollo 13, and numerous genre films, has passed away due to complications from surgery.

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Yep, Paul Reiser’s Upcoming Appearance in Stranger Things Is Intended to Remind You of Aliens

According to Stranger Things co-creators Ross and Matt Duffer, Paul Reiser's casting was intended as an intentional harkening back to his role as Carter Burke in Aliens.

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Things We Saw Today: It’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Versus Aliens in Comic Crossover

Picard and crew will reportedly be facing off against the Xenomorphs--and something tells me that even Data might have a hard time sticking to the Prime Directive.

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Hold Up, Internet: SETI Isn’t as Excited About That “Alien Signal” as You Are

Tbh I don't blame the aliens for not wanting to talk to us.

Yesterday, news got out that a radio telescope had detected a signal from deep space that wasn't necessarily not aliens, so of course, the Internet ran with it. Everyone's so busy talking about what kind of alien civilization it would have to be to send us the signal that one particular sticking point got a bit overlooked: It's not likely to be an alien signal at all.

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Things We Saw Today: Prince’s “Paisley Park” to Open As a Museum in October

Prince's family has announced that Paisley Park will now be a Prince museum that will be open to the public in October.

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Largest-Ever Radio Telescope Fully Installed and Ready* to Search for Aliens

*After some debugging.

SETI has long been the face of the search for extraterrestrial life, but as that search continues to come up empty, others are getting in on the game with continually larger radio telescopes to search for E.T. phoning home. Now, China has finished the installation of the world's largest radio telescope—almost twice the size of the next-largest and ready to fund us some aliens just in time for Independence Day.

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Things We Saw Today: Your Favorite Action Stars, Now With Selfie Sticks Instead of Guns

"Stop taking pictures of her, you bitch" - Ellen Ripley. Probably.

Somewhere, there is an alternate universe where what defines a badass action star is not violence, or their weapons, but their ability to take a quality self-portrait on their phones mid-battle. Check out The WOW Report, where they have a bunch of classic action stars wielding selfie sticks instead of guns. Because no alien attack should get in the way of a good photo.

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[UPDATED] Complete Your Ripley Cosplay With Reebok’s “Alien Stomper” Sneakers

Every Ripley cosplayer knows the hardest part of the costume to perfect: the sneakers. In Aliens, Sigourney Weaver wore a fantastic pair of shin-high red and white Reeboks, but Reebok doesn't make them anymore ... until today!

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Clip: Listen to Audible’s Original Drama Alien: Out of the Shadows

Could your commute use a little more Ripley?

On April 26th (designated "Alien Day" by the powers that be), Alien fans will be able to listen to a brand-new Alien story over on Audible.

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A Little Girl Dressed as BB-8 Faces Off Against a Tiny Xenomorph Cosplayer

Lights up on BB-8, wandering through a crowded space station, deep in the heart of an unknown galaxy. Surrounded by mysterious and unfamiliar life forms, she remains steadfast. She has one tool in her arsenal: a thumbs-up of self-confidence.

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Stop EVERYTHING: Reebok to Sell Sneakers Based on Ellen Ripley’s Kicks in Aliens

You can look fashionable while saving your cat/little girl/the human race, too.

As part of "Alien Day," Reebok has announced that they'll be selling sneakers based on the "Alien Stomper" design that was custom-made for Sigourney Weaver/Ellen Ripley in Aliens.

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SETI Finds No Evidence of Alien Activity Around Strange Star but Won’t Stop Looking Yet

Despite how exciting a prospect the star KIC 8462852 sounded with its strange, pronounced dimming patterns, SETI has been listening for signs of alien life for two weeks and come up empty handed. Still, that doesn't mean the search was in vain—or even that it has to stop now.

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Things We Saw Today: China’s Real Life Version of Doraemon… Real Cats!

Check out this incredibly rad group of people who dropped by Google's offices to talk about online abuse.

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Ridley Scott’s next Prometheus Film Is Called Alien: Paradise Lost

Get ready for Christian allegory. Aliengory.

It's a good thing Ridley Scott clarified yesterday that his next few films will be Prometheus follow-ups, because otherwise, his announcement that his next film would have the word "Alien" in the front part of the title might have confused everyone. Now, we can focus on the second half of that title, which is Paradise Lost.

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