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    UFO'S - MET HET LAATSTE NIEUWS OVER UFO'S BOVEN BELGIË EN IN ANDERE LANDEN...
    UFO's in België en de rest van de wereld
    In België heb je vooral BUFON of het Belgisch UFO-Netwerk, dat zich met UFO's bezighoudt. BEZOEK DUS ZEKER VOOR ALLE OBJECTIEVE INFORMATIE ww.ufo.be. Verder heb je ook het Belgisch-Ufo-meldpunt en Caelestia, die prachtig, doch ZEER kritisch werk leveren, ja soms zelfs héél sceptisch... Voor Nederland kan je de mooie site www.ufowijzer.nl bezoeken van Paul Harmans. Een mooie site met veel informatie en artikels. MUFON of het Mutual UFO Network Inc is een Amerikaanse UFO-vereniging met afdelingen in alle USA-staten en diverse landen. MUFON's mission is the analytical and scientific investigation of the UFO- Phenomenon for the benefit of humanity... Je kan ook hun site bekijken onder www.mufon.com. Ze geven een maandeliiks tijdschrift uit, namelijk The MUFON UFO-Journal. Since 02/01/2013 is Pieter not only president (=voorzitter) of BUFON, but also National Director MUFON / Flanders and the Netherlands. We work together with the French MUFON Reseau MUFON/EUROP.
    30-09-2016
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Ons heelal is rond en roteert niet

    30-09-2016 om 23:58 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.SpaceX onthult interplanetair ruimteschip om Mars te koloniseren

    http://www.scientias.nl/ }

    30-09-2016 om 23:50 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Rosetta-missie: alle hoogtepunten op een rij

    30-09-2016 om 23:43 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.'IF YOU KNEW WHAT WE DO, YOU WILL NEVER SLEEP AGAIN' - NASA DIRECTOR (video)

    'IF YOU KNEW WHAT WE DO, YOU WILL NEVER SLEEP AGAIN' - NASA DIRECTOR (video)

    Paul Hertz, Director of the Astrophysics Division of the NASA, shared at IMGUR this amazing statement about aliens.
     
    We are never going to discover aliens, aliens are going to discover us and when they do it won´t be pretty. You can take that to the bank. 
     
    There certainly wont be enought time for press conferences about it. You probaly wont have the time to blink. 
     
    "Be carefull what you wish for. if you guys knew even a fraction of the shit we do, you will never sleep again. I promise you that" 
     
    Paul Hertz Director of the astrophysics divison at nasa. 
     
    Paul Hertz was named Director of the Astrophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA in March 2012. He is responsible for the Agency’s research programs and missions necessary to discover how the universe works, explore how the universe began and developed into its present form, and search for Earth-like planets. 
     
     
     

    30-09-2016 om 23:10 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Zelfmoordmissie van Rosetta is voorbij: ruimtetuig crasht op komeet om daar voor altijd te blijven - HLN.be

    Zelfmoordmissie van Rosetta is voorbij: ruimtetuig crasht op komeet om daar voor altijd te blijven - HLN.be

    Bron: ESA, Mirror

    VIDEO Vanmiddag, om twintig na één, is de missie van de Europese komeetsonde Rosetta tot een einde gekomen. Het ruimtetuig van het Europees Ruimteagentschap ESA werd twaalf jaar geleden gelanceerd om kometen te bestuderen. Vandaag, op 718 miljoen kilometer van de aarde, stortte Rosetta gecontroleerd neer op komeet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, waar ze al twee jaar rond cirkelde.

     
    Een van de beelden die vanmorgen nog door Rosetta naar de aarde werden gestuurd.
     © ESA.

    De snelheid van de impact was 19 centimeter per seconde, zowat de helft van een wandeltempo. Maar omdat Rosetta niet ontworpen was om te kunnen landen, was dat fataal voor heel wat instrumenten. 

    Vooraf werd de landingsplaats minutieus bepaald. De komeet is ongeveer 4 kilometer groot en ziet er een beetje uit als een zandloper. Hij zou ontstaan zijn door het botsen van twee kometen. Het oppervlakte is erg poreus en de temperatuur bedraagt er tot honderd graden onder nul. 

    Schat
    De missie van Rosetta kwam daarmee tot een einde en kostte 1 miljard euro. De beslissing om de missie af te breken werd genomen omdat de komeet bijna zo ver van de zon is, dat de zonnepanelen van Rosetta niet meer genoeg energie kregen om te blijven functioneren. Ook de bandbreedte voor het downloaden van wetenschappelijke data verminderde. Het ruimtetuig bleef wel tot het allerlaatste moment foto's in hoge resolutie maken en gegevens verzamelen over onder meer gassen, stof en plasma ronde steenbrok en die doorsturen naar de aarde. Dat moet nog een schat aan info opleveren. Het laatste contact was er 51 meter boven de komeet.

    Succes
    "Het is gebeurd. Ik kan bevestigen dat de afdaling van Rosetta een volledig succes is", zei missieverantwoordelijke Patrick Martin, een paar minuten nadat om 13.19 uur Belgische tijd het signaal was weggevallen. "Adieu Rosetta, je hebt je werk goed gedaan", zei Martin in het vluchtleidingscentrum ESOC in Darmstadt. Daar was het tijdens de laatste minuten van de vlucht muisstil, totdat een wervelend applaus na de bevestiging van de landing uitbrak.

    Reis

    De sonde heeft bijna acht miljard kilometer afgelegd, is op haar reis in 2005 en 2009 drie keer rond de aarde gescheerd en één keer rond Mars (2007), terwijl ze twee keer een ontmoeting met een asteroïde had, Steins (2008) en Lutetia (2010). Het tuig vertoefde 31 maanden in gecontroleerde winterslaap.

    http://www.hln.be/ }

    30-09-2016 om 23:01 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen."Saturnusmaan Dione verbergt een oceaan onder het ijs" - HLN.be

    "Saturnusmaan Dione verbergt een oceaan onder het ijs" - HLN.be

    Bron: Belga

    Saturnusmaan Dione met daaronder Saturnusringen. 

    © epa.

    Onderzoekers van de Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België (KSB) hebben, op grond van nieuwe gegevens van de ruimtesonde Cassini, aangetoond dat de Saturnusmaan Dione een oceaan van vloeibaar water onder haar ijsoppervlak heeft. De Belgische studie verschijnt deze week in "Geophysical Research Letters".

    Bij twee andere manen van Saturnus, Titan en Enceladus, en ook Europa, een maan van Jupiter, was men al vrij zeker dat er onder hun ijskorst grote oceanen waren, maar nu is er dus nog een "oceaanwereld". 

    De oceaan is enkele tientallen kilometers diep en omsluit een grote harde kern. Zo lijkt Dione erg op buur Enceladus, die ook bekend is omwille van de reusachtige stralen van waterdamp ("jets") die bij de zuidpool worden uitgestoten. Dione lijkt nu wel rustig, maar de littekens op haar oppervlak, in de vorm van grote ijskliffen, wijzen op een tumultueus verleden.

    Leven
    De oceaan van Dione was er waarschijnlijk al van bij het ontstaan van de maan en dus mogelijk een goede omgeving voor microscopisch leven. "De contactzone van de oceaan met de harde kern komt het meest in aanmerking. Daar kunnen de voedingsstoffen en de energie aanwezig zijn, die nodig zijn voor leven", zegt co-auteur Attilio Rivoldini. 

    Het aantal "oceaanwerelden", de ijsmanen en planeten met een ondergrondse oceaan, wordt groter bij elke nieuwe missie naar de buitengebieden van ons zonnestelsel. Met drie "oceaanwerelden" bij Jupiter, drie bij Saturnus, en mogelijk één bij Pluto, is het geen exclusieve club meer.

    Isostatische benadering
    Dankzij de nieuwe "isostatische" benadering kunnen deze werelden nu beter bestudeerd worden, zodra we hun vorm en gravitatieveld kennen. "Toekomstige missies zullen de manen van Jupiter bestuderen, maar ook de satellieten van Uranus en Neptunus zouden moeten onderzocht worden", vindt één van de auteurs, Mikael Beuthe.

    Lees ook

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    30-09-2016 om 22:55 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.SpaceX onthult ruimteschip en raket voor kolonisatie van Mars - HLN.be

    SpaceX onthult ruimteschip en raket voor kolonisatie van Mars - HLN.be

    UPDATE Tijdens een livestream deed Elon Musk vanavond uit de doeken hoe hij met zijn ruimtevaartbedrijf SpaceX een missie naar Mars wil realiseren. Hij lichtte toe hoe SpaceX werkt aan een interplanetaire raket en capsule om grote aantallen mensen naar Mars te brengen met het ultieme doel de planeet te koloniseren. De gigantische SpaceX-raket moet per reis 100 passagiers plus vracht kunnen vervoeren.

    Elon Musk © anp.

    De raket en het ruimteschip zijn veel groter dan de huidige Falcon 9 van SpaceX, die in totaal 122 meter hoog zullen zijn. De Falcon 9 is momenteel 70 meter groot. 

    De raket zal het ruimteschip op koers brengen en vervolgens terugkeren naar de aarde, waar ze weer moet landen op het lanceerplatform. Het is de bedoeling dat de raket daar een brandstoftank ophaalt om weer naar het ruimteschip te brengen.

    Lees ook

    Kolonisatie

    De SpaceX-CEO ziet een toekomst waarin mensen een grote kolonie vestigen op Mars, maar voegde eraan toe dat de grootste moeilijkheid het aantrekken van voldoende vrijwilligers zal zijn. "Je kan geen zelfvoorzienende beschaving creëren als het prijskaartje per persoon 10 miljard dollar per persoon is," voegde hij eraan toe. "Ons doel is om het naar beneden te krijgen tot ongeveer het equivalent van een middelgroot huis in de Verenigde Staten, ongeveer 200.000 dollar". "Het kan 40 tot 100 jaren duren tot er een volledig zelfvoorzienende beschaving is op Mars," aldus Musk.

    SpaceX, dat door Musk specifiek werd opgericht met het doel om Mars te koloniseren, is een van de verschillende initiatieven die door privaat en overheidsgeld gesponsord worden, om mensen en vracht naar de rode planeet en andere bestemmingen buiten de atmosfeer van de aarde te brengen. 

    Mars ligt op ongeveer 225 miljoen kilometer van de aarde. Het is een heel ambitieuze onderneming om mensen, na een reis van zes tot negen maanden, er te laten landen.

    Steun van NASA

    Musk zei niet hoeveel het hele project zou kosten. SpaceX is van plan om elke 26 maanden naar Mars te vliegen, wanneer de aarde en Mars in een gunstige positie tegenover elkaar staan. Musk hoopt om in 2024 de eerste mensen naar Mars te brengen. 

    De eerste Marsmissie van SpaceX moet plaatsvinden in 2018: daarvoor wil het bedrijf de onbemande capsule 'Red Dragon' naar het oppervlak van Mars brengen om de daling en landing van het tuig te testen. 

    De eerste bemande Marsmissie van NASA moet plaatsvinden rond 2034. NASA steunt het project van SpaceX en zal het bedrijf bijstaan met advies en relais-stations die communicatie in de ruimte en Mars mogelijk maken, in ruil voor data.

    http://www.hln.be/ }

    30-09-2016 om 22:44 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.NASA: "Mogelijk waterdamppluimen op Jupiters maan Europa" - HLN.be

    NASA: "Mogelijk waterdamppluimen op Jupiters maan Europa" - HLN.be

    Bron: NASA

    © NASA.

    Op nieuwe foto's van Jupiters maan Europa, genomen met de Hubble-ruimtetelescoop, zijn mogelijk pluimen van waterdamp te zien. Eerdere waarnemingen deden al vermoeden dat de ijsmaan waterdamp uitbraakt. Dat zou eventuele toekomstige missies behoorlijk kunnen vergemakkelijken.

    Astronomen vermoeden dat onder het ijzige oppervlak van Europa een enorme oceaan schuilgaat, die tweemaal zoveel water bevat als de zeeën op aarde. "De oceaan van Europa wordt gezien als een van de meest veelbelovende plaatsen in ons zonnestelsel die mogelijk leven kunnen bevatten", zegt Geoff Yoder van het Science Mission Directorate van NASA in een persbericht. 

    Maar die oceaan wordt afgedekt door een laag extreem koud en hard ijs. Hoe dik de ijslaag is, is niet geweten. Om het water op de maan te kunnen onderzoeken, zou er dus mogelijk door een kilometers dikke laag geboord moeten worden. "Maar als er inderdaad pluimen van waterdamp zijn, bieden die een andere mogelijkheid om de ondergrond van Europa te onderzoeken", klinkt het. Zo zouden er stalen verzameld kunnen worden zonder te moeten landen op of boren door het ijs.

    Lees ook

    De witte uitbarstingen, links onderaan, zijn de vermoedelijke pluimen van waterdamp op Europa.
     © NASA/ESA/W. Sparks/USGS Astrogeology Science Center.

    Het onderzoeksteam, onder leiding van William Sparks van het Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, zag Europa tien keer voor Jupiter passeren. Driemaal werden er mogelijke waterpluimen waargenomen. Ze stegen naar schatting 200 kilometer boven het oppervlak, alvorens het materiaal weer naar beneden regende. Het onderzoek verschijnt eind deze maand in The Astrophysical Journal. 

    In 2012 waren er ook al vermoedens van waterpluimen op Europa. Een team van het Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio zag toen 160 kilometer hoge pluimen uitbarsten vanaf de zuidpool van de maan. Tot nu toe doen de observaties vermoeden dat de pluimen hoogst variabel zijn. Dat zou betekenen dat ze een tijdlang sporadisch uitbarsten, om dan weer stil te vallen. 

    Indien het nieuws bevestigd wordt, zou Europa de tweede maan in ons zonnestelsel zijn met waterpluimen. In 2005 ontdekte NASA's ruimtetuig Cassini wolken van waterdamp en stof boven het oppervlak van Saturnus' maan Eceladus.

    http://www.hln.be/ }

    30-09-2016 om 22:38 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Inside Australia’s UFO society: Alien abductions, telepathy, encounters and sightings

    Inside Australia’s UFO society: Alien abductions, telepathy, encounters and sightings

    SET in an eerily quiet suburb of Sydney, under the glow of a full moon, the scene resembles an ominous opening of a Hollywood sci-fi film.

    But members and guests of the UFO & Paranormal Research Society of Australia (UFO-PRSA) don’t meet in the dark of the night simply for dramatic effect.

    The western Sydney arm of the organisation comes together at this time, from 7-10pm, because most of them are professionals who have work commitments by day.

    Among them are lawyers, scientists, public servants, retirees and students who claim to have had alien, UFO and paranormal encounters.

    They say it’s the only place they can speak freely about the likes of alien abductions, UFO sightings, telepathy and other phenomena — including the ability to see internal human organs — without ridicule.

    Some travel from Wollongong, which doesn’t have its own support group of the same nature, to be there.

    The group is hosted by guest speakers including ufologists, authors and scientists in public meetings at the Campbelltown Arts Centre once a month.

    At the September meeting, UFO-PRSA posters with pictures of aliens, ghosts and UFOs point attendees to the conference room on level one. Inside are rows of chairs, a snack table with biscuits, tea and coffee, and an overhead projector for presentations. About 16 people show up and pay three uniformed staffers the $15 entry fee

    One of several posters at the September UFO society of Australia meeting in Campbelltown.

    One of several posters at the September UFO society of Australia meeting in Campbelltown.:news.com.au

    UFO Society of Australia members told news.com.au that aliens are typically grey, not green like those often shown on television and in books.

    UFO Society of Australia members told news.com.au that aliens are typically grey, not green like those often shown on television and in books.

    Source:Supplied

    Their experiences and backgrounds vary greatly but they all share one common belief: the truth is out there.

    The members mingle before the presentations start. They’re unimpressed by the way, they feel, the mass media has portrayed abductees and believers.

    For starters, the cliche “little green men” often parodied on television are actually grey, according to several attendees.

    The UFO & Paranormal Research Society of Australia holds months meetings at night in the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

    The UFO & Paranormal Research Society of Australia holds months meetings at night in the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

    Source:news.com.au

    One member tells news.com.au that proof aliens have already come to Earth is publicly available and that “all you have to do is look”.

    “Through the military, the aircraft, the navy,” she says.

    “We ought to know what’s going on instead of having the wool pulled over our eyes by the government.

    “Astronauts and pilots are now coming out of the woodworks.”

    She refers to late US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who said he had never seen a UFO, but was outspoken in his belief that aliens had probably visited Earth and that the government covered up the evidence.

    “He’s created freedom,” she says.

    While the group condemns doubters, non-believers and detractors who label them “delusional” and “crazy”, they are often the first to poke fun at themselves. Some of them have “X Files” and extraterrestrial theme ringtones which prompt chuckles from the audience when they sporadically ring throughout the meeting.

    ‘IF ONE OF THESE REPORTS IS TRUE IT WILL CHANGE MANKIND FOREVER’

    Nick Karma says he's captured evidence of UFOs in these photos taken at an undisclosed location in the Top End of Australia.

    Nick Karma says he's captured evidence of UFOs in these photos taken at an undisclosed location in the Top End of Australia.

    Source:Supplied

    UFO researcher and author Moira McGhee, one of two guest speakers on the night, tells news.com.au “there is humour in ufology”.

    “If you don’t have humour it’s all going to get too much,” she says.

    But according to her, there’s lots of “serious stuff” to cover too.

    McGhee is there to talk about her latest book Contact Down Under: A century of UFO sightings in Australasia and the Western Pacific. She promises the audience they will be especially interested when she gets to the chapter about “alien sex”.

    “We have reports of men being taken on aircraft and women having their way with them,” McGhee says.

    “Usually they have a smile ear to ear those blokes.

    “But there are a lot of cases of women having their eggs taken. They are suffering trauma. There are encounters and abductions that are made of absolute horror stuff.”

    McGhee says none of it can be explained.

    “I don’t know the answers,” she says.

    “Any ufologist who tells you they know the answers is kidding themselves.”

    UFO researcher and author Moira McGhee at the UFO society of Australia’s September 2016 meeting.

    UFO researcher and author Moira McGhee at the UFO society of Australia’s September 2016 meeting.

    Source:news.com.au

    McGhee says she’s received countless reports of alien encounters from people all over the world during her career. But that hasn’t made it any easier to determine the validity of each claim, according to her.

    “A UFO is a flying object we cannot identify by conventional means,” she says.

    “There is an interest in ufology right throughout the world so a lot of what reported is technology and not necessarily alien.

    “It can be hoaxes, flares, aircraft, satellites, space junk, foreign spies and optical illusions.

    “You start looking at every other explanation before you start looking at the improbable, the impossible, the mind boggling.

    “You’ve got to wonder, is this person disturbed? Have they been exposed to too much UFO information that could colour what they’re saying? Is that person telling the truth?

    “There are a lot of people who are very, very disturbed by what’s happened to them. And one has to be careful. Different researchers have different methods. You can do a lot of damage if you’re bringing these memories forward.”

    A UFO filmed by Alan Ferguson over Acacia Hills in the Northern Territory. Picture: Alan Ferguson

    A UFO filmed by Alan Ferguson over Acacia Hills in the Northern Territory. Picture: Alan Ferguson

    Source:Supplied

    McGhee, who studied law before dedicating the best part of her life to UFO research, says she has found that most alien abductees are “chosen for their psychic abilities”.

    “Poltergeist activity seems to go on around abductees,” she says.

    “They might notice the microwave oven just exploded or the lights go on and off.”

    According to McGhee, “blue beams” are one of several common descriptions in witness reports.

    “We’ve got lots of reports from people about men in black and aliens with an oriental appearance,” she says.

    “We get reports of disappearing people, missing time.

    “I don’t agree with everything people say. There’s a lot of conspiracy stuff. You don’t know what’s true and what’s not. Maybe none of us have the right answer.

    “But the worst thing a researcher can do is to close their mind.

    “They need to believe anything is possible but have a big dose of scepticism too.

    “If even one of these reports is true it will change mankind forever.”

    ‘I’VE BEEN VISITED BY ALIENS SINCE I WAS NINE YEARS OLD’

    Sydney public servant *Jessie, 43, claims to have been visited by aliens since she was nine years old.

    She doesn’t want to be identified publicly because of possible financial repercussions.

    “I have a government job,” she says.

    “I don’t want to lose that.”

    She says she was first visited by an extraterrestrial being when she was a child living in Uzbekistan.

    “I was at home in a room by myself and a grey humanoid about the same height as me appeared from behind the wardrobe,” she says.

    “I wasn’t scared of it, it was my friend. He just wanted to be with me.

    “I told my brother and sister and they went and checked and said there was nothing there. He was there with me all the time and then he left. He told me telepathically that he had to go but that he’d come back soon.”

    Jessie says the alien delivered on its promise and returned to her when she was 14 years old.

    “I woke up from a very loud noise when it was quite dark,” she says.

    “I could see out the window what appeared to me like a huge helicopter with strange lights around it.

    “(The UFO) was about 150m above. I could see every single little stone on the buildings. That light magnified everything. Then it disappeared. After the last surge of light everything just went black. There was no anything. And I went back to sleep.”

    *Jessie described seeing ‘bright lights’ from a UFO, like this mock up illustration, shine down on buildings.

    *Jessie described seeing ‘bright lights’ from a UFO, like this mock up illustration, shine down on buildings.

    Source:Supplied

    A few months later she saw an article in the local newspaper that supported her story, she says.

    “It was about a plane flying above Russia and the people in the plane saw exactly the same thing, dropping the lights down,” she says.

    “I read the article and I understood ‘OK that’s what I saw.’”

    But the strange occurrences didn’t end there, according to Jessie.

    “After that things started to happen to me,” she says.

    “I lied down on the couch after studying when I was 26 … The window was (opposite) the lounge. I saw an eye looking object, very big, about the size of the window and it started flying towards me. As it was flying towards me, it was like a red cherry colour hologram. There were some symbols inside. And it just stopped near my face. I was like, ‘OK, great I’ve got hallucinations from the study.’ I started to blink my eyes and it was still there. I put my hand in it and it just moved away from my hand. I looked at it and was like, ‘OK what do you want?’ It just stayed there not doing anything. I was buggered. I said to it: ‘I’m just very tired … I’m going to sleep … and you can stay, I don’t care who you are, what you are.’ I just lied down and switched off. It went back to the window and I just fell asleep.

    “Two weeks after I started to see internal organs in humans.”

    Jessie says it was these experiences that brought her to the UFO-PRSA meetings, which she attends every month.

    “People don’t call me crazy here,” she says. “People don’t look at me like I’m cuckoo. I can get support from others and tell other people, ‘You’re not crazy.’”

    ENCOUNTERS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY KIND

    UFO-PRSA president Larraine Cilia says the group is made up of “like-minded people”.

    “This is an open forum where they can tell their story in an environment that’s free of ridicule,” she tells news.com.au.

    “Most people who come forward haven’t got anyone else to talk to because there’s still that ridicule factor attached.”

    Cilia also offers individual counselling services “for people who have been traumatised not just by abduction scenarios but by poltergeist and paranormal experiences as well”.

    “It’s all linked,” she says.

    She says the organisation’s purpose is “to waken people up to what’s going on”.

    “The media might have someone they’re interviewing on the TV like me, who is serious about the subject, and they’ll have little green men in spaceships on a screen behind them,” she says.

    “They make light of it. We really need it to be looked at as a serious subject.

    “It’s more common for people to have these encounters than most realise.”

    Cilia says she is contacted by at least one new person per week who claims to have spotted UFOs or had alien encounters.

    “People don’t go to the police about sightings anymore,” Cilia says.

    “They go online and find out where they can report and go straight to the civil UFO groups.

    “We get calls from all over Australia.”

    She says she typically works through the process of elimination as a first step when responding to witness reports.

    “First of all we have a look at the star chart and ask them where what they saw was situated to make sure it wasn’t a planet, meteor, plane or helicopter,” she says.

    “Most people realise it’s not because the brain is like a computer. It will compute, ‘Oh my God, that’s not a plane, that’s not a star,’ and that’s when they say, ‘It’s something unusual I’m going to report that.’”

    If no obvious explanation can be found she then encourages witnesses to fill out a sightings report on the organisation’s website.

    ‘I WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS. NOW WHAT?’ (FILL OUT A FORM)

    A completed section on an Australian UFO Report form from the National archives of Australia.

    A completed section on an Australian UFO Report form from the National archives of Australia.

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    Witnesses are asked to include information on the Australian UFO Report form about where they “first observed UFO” and whether or not it had “seams, windows, lights, pulsating lights, antenna or appendages”.

    An entire page is left blank for the witness to draw a UFO comfit, of sorts: “Please sketch the object including shape and colour of features”, the instructions read. Further details are sought as to the appearance of the UFO and how it moved. “Did it separate into two parts? Moved across the sky, hovered in the sky, hovered near the ground, rotated, moved in a straight line, moved erratically, changed direction, landed, and took off?”

    Other things to consider include “possible disturbances of radios, television, engines, lights, animals or witnesses” and whether or not the witness suffered any physical effects like: “Illness, electromagnetic, imprints, residue, vegetation change, smoke, vapour trail, noise, vibrations, heat and other”.

    A pile of the report forms is left on a desk for members and guests to take from the group’s monthly meeting.

    ‘NO LONGER IS LIFE POSSIBLE OUT THERE, IT’S VERY PROBABLE’

    Ufologist Bryan Dickeson shows UFO society guests diagrams of aliens as described and sketched in witness reports.

    Ufologist Bryan Dickeson shows UFO society guests diagrams of aliens as described and sketched in witness reports.

    Source:news.com.au

    Scientist, author and ufologist Bryan Dickeson is there to give a presentation on the electronic UFO sighting databases he has developed for New Zealand and Australia. He shows diagrams of UFOs and aliens based on witness reports and newspaper articles.

    “I’ve put it into electronic format so we can access it and search large masses of data and do this in a much more readily and accessible way,” he says.

    “The information we’re getting up is very, very interesting. On average in New Zealand one UFO appears every six days. That’s 60 events per year. I’m not talking about lights in the sky. I’m talking about when people actually see something when they come down and it stays for a while then goes away.”

    He’s also working on an Australian database and says he’s got “a lot of material”.

    “There’s an awful lot of commotion there,” he says.

    Ufologist Bryan Dickeson shows UFO Society guests diagrams of UFOs as described and sketched in witness reports.

    Ufologist Bryan Dickeson shows UFO Society guests diagrams of UFOs as described and sketched in witness reports.

    Source:news.com.au

    Dickeson, who has two science degrees, is a second generation ufologist. His parents were naval aerial photographers during WW2 before they founded a UFO group in New Zealand.

    Since taking over their work he has investigated multiple reported UFO landing sites.

    “There’s a difference of soil samples between the control area and the affected area,” Dickeson says.

    “We take a series of controlled samples outside to compare with the altered sample. It’s very hard to actually detect. Sometimes you find different concentrations of irons, magnesium or calcium.”

    But how is that linked to alien life?

    “That’s a good question,” Dickeson says. “The thing is we don’t really know what we’re looking for.”

    While Dickeson concedes he has more questions than answers, there’s one thing he says he knows for sure.

    “No longer is life possible out there, it’s very probable,” he says.

    ‘THE ALIENS HAVE BEEN HERE FOREVER’

    As the meeting draws to an end, the group discussion moves to how to cope with life after being abducted by aliens, and returned to Earth.

    One woman in the audience raises her hand to share her knowledge.

    “Once you start accepting what’s happened, you let go of the fears around you,” she says.

    Another woman mentions that those who have been abducted and returned “get angry” when questioned about their experiences. Others agree.

    “It’s important to find out how they feel in a general way without creating anxiety,” she says.

    *Anna says she’s had extraterrestrial encounters all her life.

    “Since I was a child I’ve been in contact,” she says.

    “But I don’t speak publicly about it because of the ridicule factor that’s attached to it.

    “I’m one of those who knows. I just know.”

    What does she know?

    “I don’t have to believe I know,” she reiterates without further explanation.

    Know what exactly?

    “That aliens have been here forever,” she says.

    “I know where we come from. I just know a lot of things that I’ve never been taught. Some of it I’ve been told and some of it I’ve brought here with me. I’ve chosen to come here in this lifetime. I believe originally we came from Mars.”

    Several other members nod knowingly and agree as Anna explains that the Orion star system and volcanoes on the red planet “line up with the Giza pyramids”.

    “There’s too many coincidences,” she says.

    *David, who doesn’t want to be named publicly for fear of ridicule, interjects:

    “The photograph of the structures on Mars is a copy of Tor Hill in England,” he says.

    “The structures on the mound around Tor Hill, in England are the same as on Mars.”

    His girlfriend, *Kylie, adds: “There’s also buildings on Mars as well.”

    And with that, the meeting is over and its members walk off into the yonder, under a twinkling night sky.

    *Not their real name

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    Ambtenaar: “Ik word al sinds mijn negende bezocht door aliens”

    De Australische UFO-gemeenschap bestaat uit advocaten, wetenschappers, ambtenaren en studenten die één ding gemeen hebben: ze hebben een UFO gezien of claimen in contact te staan met buitenaardse bezoekers.

    De organisatie, de UFO & Paranormal Research Society of Australia (UFO-PRSA), komt eens per maand bijeen. De leden hekelen de manier waarop de massamedia abductees en believers afschilderen. Er wordt vaak gesproken van ‘kleine groene mannetjes’, maar volgens de leden zijn sommige aliens in werkelijkheid grijs.

    “Het bewijs dat aliens al op aarde zijn geweest is publiekelijk beschikbaar,” zei één van de leden. “Via het leger, de luchtmacht en de marine. De overheid moet ons niet langer voor de gek houden. Diverse astronauten en piloten hebben zich al uitgesproken.”

    Ze verwijst naar de Amerikaanse astronaut Edgar Mitchell, die zei dat aliens de aarde al hadden bezocht en dat de overheid bewijs hiervoor onder het tapijt heeft geveegd.

    Enorme helikopter

    Jessie (43), een ambtenaar uit Sydney, claimt al vanaf haar negende te worden bezocht door aliens. Ze zei dat ze voor het eerst werd bezocht door een buitenaards wezen toen ze in Oezbekistan woonde.

    “Ik was alleen thuis toen er plotseling een grijs wezen achter de kast vandaan kwam,” zei ze. “Ik was er niet bang voor, het was mijn vriend. Hij wilde gewoon bij me zijn. Hij liet me door middel van telepathie weten dat hij moest gaan, maar spoedig weer zou terugkeren.”

    Ambtenaar:

    Jessie zei dat de alien zich weer liet zien toen ze 14 jaar oud was. “Ik werd wakker van een hard geluid,” zei ze. “Ik zag vanuit het raam iets wat leek op een enorme helikopter met vreemde lichten.”

    “De UFO hing 150 meter boven het huis,” zei ze. De hele omgeving was verlicht. Plotseling verdween het object en was alles weer donker. Er was niets meer te zien en ik ging weer slapen.”

    Belachelijk

    Voorzitter van de UFO-PRSA Larrain Cilia zegt mensen wakker te willen schudden. “Als de media iemand interviewen over dit onderwerp, laten ze op de achtergrond altijd kleine groene mannetjes in ruimteschepen zien,” zei ze. “Ze maken het onderwerp belachelijk, terwijl we er op een serieuze manier naar moeten kijken.”

    Er zijn volgens haar veel meer mensen die dit soort dingen meemaken dan we denken. “Mensen gaan niet meer naar de politie als ze iets hebben gezien,” zei Cilia. “Ze gaan speuren op internet en sluiten zich aan bij UFO-groepen. We krijgen telefoontjes uit het hele land.”

    Landingsplekken

    “De informatie die we krijgen is zeer, zeer interessant,” zei wetenschapper Bryan Dickeson. Hij zegt al diverse UFO-landingsplekken te hebben onderzocht. Hij stuitte onder meer op verschillen in bodemmateriaal.

    Anna zegt al haar hele leven contact te hebben met buitenaardsen. “Al van kinds af aan heb ik contact,” zei ze. “Maar ik spreek er niet openlijk over omdat ik bang ben voor gek te worden versleten.”

    Gebouwen

    Volgens Anna zijn aliens hier al sinds mensenheugenis. Ze denkt dat we oorspronkelijk van Mars naar de aarde zijn gekomen. “Het sterrenbeeld Orion en vulkanen op de rode planeet staan op één lijn met de piramides van Gizeh,” zei ze.

    David voegde toe: “De structuren rond Tor Hill in Engeland worden ook op Mars gevonden.” Zijn vriendin Kylie reageerde: “Er zijn ook gebouwen op Mars.”

    Uit privacyoverwegingen zijn de namen veranderd.

    [News.com.au]

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    ENGELSE STAD OPGESCHRIKT DOOR VREEMD OBJECT IN DE LUCHT ( VIDEO )

    Tientallen mensen waren afgelopen zondagavond getuige van een vreemd vliegend voorwerp boven de Engelse stad Swindon. 

    De stad ligt overigens vlakbij de plek waar een helikopterbemanning enkele dagen eerder een onbekend voorwerp filmde met de infraroodcamera. 



    De plaatselijke krant in Swindon stond er vol mee en iedereen die het object had gezien wilde graag zijn of haar verhaal vertellen. 

    Zoals de voormalige telefoonmonteur Graham Woodward die samen met zijn 18-jarige zoon naar huis reed toen ze drie hele felle witte lichten in de vorm van een driehoek waarnamen. Een driehoek met een rood licht in het midden.


    xxx

    Woodward is ervan overtuigd dat het geen drone of een vliegtuig was omdat er geen navigatielichten te zien waren. 

    Toen ze de auto stopten en de ramen opendeden, was er ook geen enkel geluid van motoren te horen. “Het ziet er in ieder geval totaal anders uit dan ieder ander vliegend object dat ik ooit heb gezien”, zo zei hij. 

    Het vreemde object bleef ongeveer drie minuten lang hangen, voordat het naar links afboog en uit het zicht verdween.


    xxx

    Woodward en zoon waren zo verbaasd dat ze onmiddellijk het alarmnummer van de politie belden. 

    De onderstaande video is gemaakt in Liden, een voorstadje van Swindon, door Richard Newton die het object zag rond dezelfde tijd als Woodward in Swindon. 

    Richard is er eveneens van overtuigd dat het geen drone of een vliegtuig was. 

    Ook andere getuigen zoals een echtpaar zeiden het volgende: 

    “Wij zagen ook die drie lichten rond een uur of half negen. Het waren absoluut drie felle witte lichten en het leek totaal niet op een vliegtuig”. 

    Alhoewel er natuurlijk altijd mensen zijn die de gebeurtenis proberen af te doen als een vliegtuig, zijn er dit keer toch teveel getuigen die allemaal volhouden dat de vreemde lichten die ze hebben gezien, niets met een vliegtuig te maken hebben. 

     

    Het toeval wil dat de Amerikaan Steven Barone over wie wij al vaker schreven en die naast de Nellis Airforce Base woont in Nevada ook iets dergelijks heeft waargenomen. 

    Wat Steven filmde zag er ongeveer zo uit:


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    Ook de waarneming van Steven vond plaats op zondagavond laat, maar vanwege het tijdsverschil toch zo’n zeven uur later dan die in het Engelse Swindon. 

    Volgens Steven bleef het object ongeveer een uur lang bewegingloos hangen, en bleef hij filmen totdat de batterij van zijn camera leeg was. 

     

    Het voorval lijkt eveneens veel op wat een gezin uit Australië de stuipen op het lijf joeg en waarover wij eerder schreven. 

    Buitenaards of een menselijk experiment zoals de TR-3B? 

    Bijzonder is natuurlijk wel dat er veel verhalen zijn over een buitenaardse basis onder Nellis Airforce Base. Een basis van de zogenaamde Tall White Aliens.

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    Interview with author of UFOs Over Romania

    A UFO book gathering interest and momentum at the moment is ‘UFOs OVER ROMANIA’. In the west, little is known about its author, Dan D. Farcas PhD. With that in mind, I recently took the opportunity to interview Dan in order to try and learn a little more about his interests and how he became involved in UFO research in his home country of Romania.

    RL: How and when did you first become interested in the UFO phenomenon?

    Dan D.Farcas PhD

    Dan D. Farcas PhD

    DF: I should split the question into two. I’ve always been interested in extraterrestrial issues, but only relatively lately into UFOs. When I was 8 or 9 years old, one of the things I used to play at with my younger brother was to draw our imaginary adventures in a primitive type of comic book. I still have some of them. Most of these adventures took place in outer space, travelling from one planet to another. At the same period of time, I started to write a book on astronomy. In the forties, in Romania, there were no such books available.

    When I was 25-35, I published several science fiction short stories, mainly on space travel and contacts with aliens. In these stories, I felt it was quite normal for an alien to appear suddenly, in human form, in an earthly environment, but I still had doubts about UFOs as extraterrestrial vehicles.

    I published some popular science articles about extraterrestrial civilizations and, around 1980, I was invited to write a book about this topic. On this occasion, I thought it is normal to inform myself on the UFO phenomenon. Only then, I discovered, by reading some good books, how many well documented cases exist and how important they are.

    The book, entitled “De ce tac civilizaţiile extraterestre” (Why cue the extraterrestrial civilizations), published in 1983, was a small bestseller. Then many people asked me about UFOs, so I continued to inform myself more seriously, and published a lot, especially after 1990.

    RL: Have you ever had a personal experience with ‘high strangeness’?

    DF: I have the memory of several “night visits”, before the age of 5 years. I argued then that they were not dreams. The only thing I remember now is a green hand disappearing behind my bed, somehow in to the wall. I even gave a name to this apparition, something like “that with the hand”.

    I had also, in this period, some unexplainable phobias. I felt a terror if I get a glimpse of certain common objects. These reactions have disappeared with time.

    RL: Has being an academic aided you in your research of the UFO phenomenon?

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    DF: I was trained in mathematics, physics and astronomy at a university level. This helped me not only to understand the size and structure of the universe, or what means spaces with more dimensions, but it also gave me a strong sense of sizes, such as differences between thousands, millions and billions of years, or light years. I noticed that, for many, this often means only “very much”, leading to serious confusions.

    On the other hand, academic training in such domains, gives you a higher censorship toward certain facts that you hear reported. Among other things, this made me sceptical for a long time, that UFOs may be spacecraft. Of course, life has forced me, in many fields, to go beyond the dogmas learned in school.

    Finally, the academic education and my life experience helped me to understand the limitations of some instruments considered “taboo” in our culture. I understood the limits of the scientific method, of the mathematics and logic. All these have relevance in investigating the UFO phenomenon.

    RL: Whilst compiling your research for your new book UFO’s OVER ROMANIA you will have read many eye witness reports, did any one account stand out to you and why?

    DF: For this book I used, mostly, investigations made by people that I have known and I had confidence in, but I gave also many pages to the cases that I investigated personally over the last 20 years. There were, on the one hand, strange accounts of military pilots, and on the other hand, unexplained encounters of just ordinary people. I was impressed most by the sincerity of all the witnesses and by their desire to find an explanation for what had happened. With the stories from civilians, I was most impressed by the mixture between the classical UFO lore and some characters or features I knew before only in folkloric or religious realms.

    But to understand all the things that surprised me, I think it’s better to recommend reading the book, with all those stories.

    RL: Has the language barrier been an obstacle in sharing Eastern European UFO reports?

    DF: The language barrier is a very serious one. It was partially overcome in technical fields in which international cooperation is mandatory and where you use a limited vocabulary; but it is still a problem in many other areas, including ufology.

    The ufological literature, in Romanian language, and about Romanian cases, is not very extensive, but even so, there are many interesting cases and developments which are not known abroad. The situation is, I think, similar in other Eastern European countries.

    RL:  You are the chairman of ASFAN. What is this organization?

    DF: In 1998, Ion Hobana, a well known writer and ufologist, Harald Alexandrescu, astronomer, and myself, took the initiative of creating the Romanian Association for the Study of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (ASFAN), as an organisation of well established specialists in various disciplines relevant for active involvement in UFO research. It was and has remained the only non-governmental and non-profit organisation in Romania, with legal personality, dedicated exclusively to ufology. The legal permission for the establishment of ASFAN was obtained at the Court of the City of Bucharest on September 28, 1998, taking into consideration the approval of the Ministry of Research and Technology and that of the General Mayor of Bucharest. The offices of ASFAN were established in the building of the “Admiral Vasile Urseanu” Astronomical Observatory of the Municipality of Bucharest, Boulevard Lascăr Catargiu 21, Bucharest, property of the City.

    For the 21 founding members (demanded by the law at that point in time), highly skilled individuals were selected: mathematicians, astronomers, engineers, specialists in radar, aeronautics, meteorology, photo-imaging, informatics, medicine, as well as interdisciplinary oriented personalities. The main aim was to have a multidisciplinary and pluralistic approach to the phenomenon. The initial elected board was: chairman Ion Hobana (1931-2011), Vice-chairman myself, and executive director Harald Alexandrescu Ph.D., mathematician and astronomer (1944-2005). Since 2011, I am the chairman.

    At the beginning, ASFAN organised, for three years, public lectures on a monthly basis. A more complex, one day UFO Conference was organised in May 2014. We had also several other public encounters and actions. ASFAN members were invited to appear on virtually all of the main Romanian TV channels and radio stations for debates on current UFO events and related issues. Unfortunately, the funding and the time available for the members was always very limited, so the achievements of ASFAN were much lower than had been hoped, and in time most of members became inactive with no one to take their place.

    ASFAN received and examined written reports, photos, video footage and other UFO data (far from all cases). The most interesting ones are available (in Romanian) on the website of the organization. There are no printed UFO publications in Romania, but some ASFAN members have or had permanent UFO columns or articles published in Romanian popular science magazines.

    Ion Hobana kept in touch with many ufologists worldwide, he participated in international conferences and invited to Romania several ufologists from abroad. Other ASFAN members tried to maintain these contacts, making new ones too, with several UFO research organisations and specialists abroad.

     RL: In UFOs OVER ROMANIA you discuss ‘hypercivilizations’. Could you just expand on what this is?

    DF: In our Galaxy (the Milky Way), there are around 200 billion stars. Around 30 billion planets can host life. More and more specialists admit that the basic components of life are travelling throughout space, “infecting” immediately all appropriate planets upon contact. In ideal conditions, in three-four billion years of undisturbed evolution, the random game of mutations and the subsequent changing of the environment could produce on such a planet a complex life system, as we see on our Earth and, in some cases, even a “technological civilisation”, that means intelligent beings capable of building spaceships to travel to other inhabitable planets.

    As I estimated that, in the history of our Galaxy, could come into being a number of technological civilizations, of which, only a few hundred survived the childhood diseases that we face now on Earth, and still exist. But these civilizations have not arisen simultaneously. The first may have been born a billion years ago, or even earlier. Therefore in our Galaxy, the surviving civilizations have appeared, most likely, one in a several million years. So, they are far apart from us not only in space, but also in time.

    What will become of our civilization (if it will survive) over millions (or billions) of years? How would the inhabitants of a civilization that has outstripped us with millions of years look like? It is impossible for us to imagine. We can accept however that they have been transformed into something else, beyond our understanding; into something we can name as a “hypercivilization”.

    If somebody considers that we were too optimistic and the intelligent beings are much scarcer, we should add that our Milky Way is only one of at least 150 billion, more or less similar, galaxies of the Universe accessible to our instruments. And we have strong reasons to believe that there are other Universes too, maybe “parallel” ones, maybe from other states of matter, or parts of a “Multiverse” etc. Therefore it is almost absolutely sure that in the Cosmos there are hypercivilisations.

    School and science fiction, but not only, set our minds on patterns ignoring completely the possibility of hypercivilizations. There is a primitive extraterrestrial hypothesis, which assumes that all cosmic civilizations are more or less at the same level with us. Therefore it nurtures some false preconceptions as: very long and difficult cosmic voyages, landing on the lawn of White House, equal rights, conversation, invasion, intervention, aid, and so on.

    This primitive view is completely implausible. If hypercivilizations exist (and they exist, with a probability of 99.999999…%) they exploited, in the smallest detail, our Galaxy, millions of years ago, so they have known, for a long time, about our existence. A difference of millions of years, or even hundreds of millions, is as huge as between us and a lizard or even an ant. If an entomologist would propose to study an anthill, he will try to disturb, as little as possible, its life. He could of course make experiments, examining or modifying some ants, or even taking them in remote laboratories, trying to create new “races” and so on, but will not “present credentials” to the queen of the ants. If the entomologist have the technology, he will create some robot ants, sending them in to the hill and watching from a safe place, for example “on the computer screen”, the data transmitted by them. Hypercivilizations might treat us in a similar way. Therefore no settlement, no destruction, on one hand and no official contact, conversation or substantial help, on the other hand, are to be expected from highly advanced cosmic civilisations, even if they are here now.

    The arising of a technological civilization could be a very rare event in our Galaxy, occurring probably once in several millions of years. So it is normal for us to be of interest to the higher intelligences. But they will forbid any aid. This is not, only, because of human aggressiveness and xenophobia, making from all new technology new weapons, nor only to avoid a “cultural shock”, which could virtually destroy all our social, scientific, religious, economical, political, military and cultural structures. I suppose they have also some other reasons for that. Hypercivilisations could wait (and maybe harvest even now) our original ideas, viewpoints, creations (in art, science, philosophy, ethics etc.), or something else, produced as a result of millions of years of our independent evolution. And all that expected crop could be destroyed by a premature contact. Some old, apparently absurd, stories may be an indication of such an attitude: the punishment for the apple of the forbidden tree of knowledge, the chaining of Prometheus, or the fallen angels (from Book of Enoch), thrown into a pit full of fire, because they were taught earthlings different skills.

    The higher intelligences may gather and store our lives in a kind of virtual reality; this could explain: channelling, “xenoglossia”, “walk-ins”, “reincarnation”, ghosts, etc. In such a super-memory it is possible to travel in the past, without changing the real past, or to see scenarios of the future (sometimes apocalyptical), without accepting fatality.

    Of course, all the above is not a proof that the hypercivilisations are the explanation for everything strange and particularly for UFOs. It is only one hypothesis; but one which cannot be easily discarded. And we can speculate even further, supposing for example that the spiritual world was before, or that the material world is only a kind of a great virtual reality and so on. Also, the whole Universe (or rather the “Multiverse”) could be much older and much more complex than the part we can observe with our instruments. Was there something before the “Big Bang”? What is beyond the limits of our closed Universe (maybe in another dimension or another reality, maybe in a spiritual state of matter)?

    RL: In your opinion, how do we keep moving forward with UFO research?

    DF: UFOs exist! To understand them, first of all, we have to collect facts, focusing on the sincerity of the witnesses and on the honesty of the ufologists, avoiding: tricksters, deception, exaggeration, inventions, misinterpretation of natural phenomena, or of man-made vehicles, as well as deceptive mental phenomena.

    In the same time, we have not to forget the great distance from reality to the stories reported about it, interposing (unconsciously!) images seen elsewhere, perhaps in a dream, screen memories, all embellished, filtered, rearranged in a logical and socially convenient order, to match beliefs or prejudices, self delusions, wishful thinking, compulsions or even sexual fantasies, all deeply embedded into the subconscious. These mechanisms are acquired starting with our earliest moments of life and continuing with language, family, religion, environment, social pressure, school, science, media etc. This can change completely what we perceive. Of course, that does not mean the witnesses have not seen anything! Behind their stories, most (if not all) of them went through real and strange experiences.

    The scientific method brings additional issues. Science admits only truths that: persist over time and can be inspected by any interested person, possibly in an experiment. Often science also demands that the observations be quantifiable. But, around us, there are so many phenomena which do not meet these conditions. Sometimes we are “culturally hypnotized” to not see them.

    Science often speaks of “laws of nature”. We do not know any of these laws, but only the laws of Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, etc. which are “falsifiable”, as underlined epistemologist Karl Popper. So statements like: “it was scientifically proven that X can not exist”, or “that Y must exist”, have no logical foundation. An example is that classical: “it is scientifically impossible, therefore please do not bother me with alleged facts”.

    Ufology can not be entirely a science; it can not bring abductions in to the laboratory, nor can it present a UFO, on demand, to any sceptic. But the fact that ufology is not a science does not diminish its importance and also it would be desirable to not diminish its respectability. When people from different countries, cultures and religions, with different backgrounds and occupations, are reporting the same story, with dozens of details that are consistent – despite the fact that these persons have never known each other and have not read any of the dedicated UFO literature – that means we face no more a fantasy or pure coincidences but a real phenomenon. Applying appropriate statistical operations, ufology can try to strip the primary perception of observations by the many cultural veils placed on it, even if this endeavour will never be perfect.

    In conclusion, UFO research should concentrate on: gathering as more testimonies as possible, developing methods of removing cultural filtering, and using good statistical instruments.

    Another issue is that science is not the only way of knowing, even if it claims that. Science, religions, folklore, paranormal studies, ufology etc. touch, each by its own means and in its “light zone”, an extremely complex reality; and often one part denies the truths of the others. To overcome this limitation, we all must learn, in a pluralistic approach, to respect all truths, as long as we cannot refute them, by obvious facts, not only by theories. Therefore we all should accept the truths of others, even if they contradict our own truths. And we should remain always open to dialogue. It is the only way to ascend to the higher truths we are searching for.

    RL: Dan, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and good look (luck?) with your new book UFOs OVER ROMANIA.

    For more information about the book, visit: flyingdiskpress.blogspot.co.uk

    The book can be purchased at Amazon.com.

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    Diamond UFO Over Trees Startle Onlookers In Veracruz, Mexico On Sept 29, 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.


    Date of sighting: Sept 29, 2016
    Location of sighting: Veracruz, Mexico

    This diamond UFO was seen today over Mexico and surprised some eyewitnesses as you can see from the video. The UFO is staying low over the treetops to try to keep out of view, but still be able to scan and record its scientific data. 

    Scott C. Waring

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    Crop Circle Found In Prudentópolis, Paraná, Brazil On Sept 27, 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.

    Date of discovery: Sept 27, 2016
    Location of discovery: Prudentopolis, Parana, Brazil

    This crop formation was found in a farmers field in Brazil two days ago. Notice that the reeds are bent 100% flat and in the same direction. Most the time, formations have swirls in the flattened reeds, but not this one. This one is unique. These places could be the location of a ship landing and analysing the soil, seed and the genetic makeup of the seed, which may have been artificially made to grow more and make more profits. This could also be a message sent through subspace aimed to reach us and test our intelligence, to see if we are ready for contact. Sadly we don't have an arial view of the full crop formation...drone footage would be perfect. 

    Scott C. Waring

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    Do Black Holes Die?

    Do Black Holes Die?
    Black holes are galactic monsters with voracious appetites: Once something crosses the monster's event horizon (the black center region in this computer-simulated image of a supermassive black hole), it doesn't come out.
    Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI)

    There are some things in the universe that you simply can't escape. Death. Taxes. Black holes. If you time it right, you can even experience all three at once.

    Black holes are made out to be uncompromising monsters, roaming the galaxies, voraciously consuming anything in their path. And their name is rightly deserved: Once you fall in, once you cross the terminator line of the event horizon, you don't come out. Not even light can escape their clutches.

    But in movies, the scary monster has a weakness, and if black holes are the galactic monsters, then surely they have a vulnerability. Right?

    In the 1970s, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking made a remarkable discovery of a secret buried under the complex mathematical intersection of gravity and quantum mechanics: Black holes glow, ever so slightly, and given enough time, they eventually dissolve. [Hawking Wants to Power Earth With Mini Black Holes: Crazy or Legit?]

    Wow! Fantastic news! The monster can be slain! But how? How does this so-called Hawking radiation work?

    Well, general relativity, which describes how gravity behaves, is a supercomplicated mathematical theory. Quantum mechanics is just as complicated. It's a little unsatisfying to respond to "How?" with "A bunch of math," so here's the standard explanation: The vacuum of space is filled with virtual particles, little effervescent pairs of particles that pop into and out of existence, stealing some energy from the vacuum to exist for the briefest of moments, only to collide with each other and evaporate, returning to nothingness.

    Every once in a while, a pair of these particles pops into existence near an event horizon, with one partner falling in and the other free to escape. Unable to collide and evaporate, the escapee goes on its merry way as a normal nonvirtual particle.

    Voilà! The black hole appears to glow as particles and radiation escape. In doing the work to separate a virtual particle pair and promote one of them into normal status, the black hole gives up some of its own mass. Subtly, slowly, over the eons, black holes dissolve. Not so black anymore, huh?

    Here's the thing: I don't find that answer especially satisfying, either. For one, that explanation does not appear in Hawking's original 1974 paper which unveiled the process, and for another, it's just a bunch of jargon that fills up a couple of paragraphs but doesn't really go a long way in explaining this behavior. It's not necessarily wrong, just … incomplete.

    Let's dig in. It'll be fun.

    First things first: "Virtual particles" are neither virtual nor particles. In quantum field theory — scientists' modern conception of the way particles and forces work — every kind of particle is associated with fieldthat permeates all of space-time. These fields aren't just simple bookkeeping devices; they are active and alive. In fact, they're more important than particles themselves. You can think of particles as simply excitations — or "vibrations" or "pinched-off bits," depending on your mood — of the underlying field.

    Sometimes, the fields start wiggling, and those wiggles travel from one place to another. That's what we call a "particle." When the electron field wiggles, we get an electron. When the electromagnetic field wiggles, we get a photon. You get the idea.

    Sometimes, however, those wiggles don't really go anywhere. They fizzle out before they get to do something interesting. Space-time is full of the constantly fizzling fields.

    What does this have to do with black holes? Well, when one forms, some of the fizzling quantum fields can get trapped — some permanently, appearing within the newfound event horizon. Fields that fizzled near the event horizon end up surviving and escaping. But due to the intense gravitational time dilation — which says that the faster you travel, the more time seems to slow down — near the black hole, they appear to come out much, much later in the future. [8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life]

    In their complex interaction and partial entrapment with the newly forming black hole, the temporarily fizzling fields get "promoted" to become normal, everyday ripples — in other words, particles.

    So Hawking radiation isn't so much about particles popping into existence near a present-day black hole, but rather the result of a complex interaction at the birth of a black hole that persists until today. You can think of that complex interaction as preventing the black hole from ever growing to its maximum possible extent — even at its birth it was doomed to disappear.

    One way or the other, as far as we can tell, black holes do dissolve. I emphasize the "as far as we can tell" bit because, as I said at the beginning, generality is all sorts of hard, and quantum field theory is a beast. Put the two together, and there's bound to be some mathematical misunderstanding.

    But with that caveat, we can still look at the numbers, and those numbers tell us we don't have to worry about black holes dying anytime soon. A black hole with the mass of the sun will last a wizened 10^67 years. Considering that the current age of our universe is a paltry 13.8 * 10^9 years, that's a good amount of time. But if you happened to turn the Eiffel Tower into a black hole, it would evaporate in only about a day. I don't know why you would, but there you go.

    Learn more by listening to the episode "Do black holes die?" on the Ask A Spaceman podcast, available on iTunes and on the Web at http://www.askaspaceman.com. Thanks to Andy, Rowan H., @MarkRiepe, @ChattaboxReilly, and @Just_Rachel for the questions that led to this piece! Ask your own question on Twitter using #AskASpaceman or by following Paul @PaulMattSutter and facebook.com/PaulMattSutter.

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    Beyond Balloons: 8 Unusual Facts about Helium

    30-09-2016 om 00:50 geschreven door peter

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    Mysterious Branch of Humanity Possibly Discovered

    Mysterious Branch of Humanity Possibly Discovered
    Researchers have found that Aboriginal Australians are some of the oldest living populations on Earth. Here, Eske Willerslev talks to Aboriginal elders n the Kalgoorlie area in southwestern Australia in 2012.
    Credit: Preben Hjort, Mayday Film.

    A group of humans migrating out of Africa some 40,000 to 70,000 years ago mingled with an as-yet unknown branch of humanity, researchers say.

    Modern humans originated about 150,000 to 200,000 years ago in Africa. However, scientists have long debated when and how the modern human lineage spread out of Africa to nearly every corner of the globe. Nearly everyone outside Africa descended from an exodus that occurred between 40,000 and 70,000 years ago, but recent archaeological findings and climate models suggest that migrations of modern humans from Africa began at least 100,000 years ago.

    One way to find out whether, in the past, modern humans dispersed from Africa in one wave or many — and to see if they intermingled with any other human lineages along the way — is to examine the genomes of present-day modern humans. [See Photos of Our Closest Human Ancestor]

    We're interested in understanding how our species has come to be how it is through the lens of ancient DNA," said Swapan Mallick, bioinformatics director at Harvard Medical School in Boston and lead author of one of the three studies appearing in the Sept. 22 issue of the journal Nature.

    Previous human genetic databases often sampled a relatively narrow range of populations, which could skew results or miss key details aboutthe migrations of modern humans out of Africa. Now, three studies have collected new, high-quality data from 787 human genomes from more than 280 geographically diverse populations around the world, including typically understudied and rapidly disappearing groups.

    Among the understudied groups researchers looked at are African populations, which have considerable genetic, linguistic and cultural diversity. They also examined genomes from Australia, where previous research uncovered some of the earliest archaeological and fossil evidence of modern humans outside Africa.

    The genetic analyses revealed the genomes of present-day aboriginal Australians might harbor evidence of ancient interbreeding with an unknown human lineage.

    "Who these people are, we don't know," said Eske Willerslev at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and senior author of one of the three studies.

    Previous research unearthed bones from a mysterious extinct branch of the human family tree from Denisova cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains. Analysis of DNA extracted from the fossils suggested these "Denisovans" shared a common origin with Neanderthals, but were nearly as genetically distinct from Neanderthals as Neanderthals were from living people. [Denisovan Gallery: Tracing the Genetics of Human Ancestors]

    Recent work suggested that Denisovans have contributed about 5 percent of their DNA to the genomes of present-day people of the Pacific islands of Oceania. However, these new findings suggest that what seemed to be evidence of Denisovans in the Pacific were actually signs of an unknown human lineage.

    "These guys were very distantly related to Denisovans, but by no means Denisovan," Willerslev told Live Science. "They were even more distantly related to Neanderthals, and they might have been even more distantly related to modern humans. We believe that they interbred with modern humans shortly before modern humans crossed into the ancient continent of Sahul — what is now Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania — some 50,000 to 60,000 years ago."

    The new findings also shed light on the controversy over whether modern humans dispersed from Africa in a single exodus or in multiple distinct waves at different times. When it came to people from Papua New Guinea, "we could discover, in the genomes of the Papuan individuals analyzed here, small traces of an additional, early expansion out of Africa that was previously hypothesized only from archaeological remains," Mait Metspalu, an evolutionary geneticist at the Estonian Biocenter in Tartu, Estonia, and senior author of one of the three studies, told Live Science.

    The researchers suggest that at least 2 percent of the Papuan genome harbors traces of an early migration that happened about 120,000 years ago. Previous research suggested that non-Africans largely descend from an exodus that happened between 40,000 and 70,000 years ago.

    "Our results, while for the most part confirming the already accepted model of a single expansion out of Africa as the source event of all non-African populations, show that additional expansions were not as unlikely as we thought," Luca Pagani, a molecular anthropologist at the Estonian Biocenter and lead author of one of the three studies, told Live Science.

    The scientists also discovered that aboriginal Australians "are one of the oldest living populations on Earth, and have been in the same area for the past 50,000 to 60,000 years," Willerslev said.

    There was a great deal of controversy "over whether or not aboriginal Australians directly descend from the first humans entering Australia," Willerslev said. "The answer to that question is yes — our data is completely consistent with aboriginal Australians descending from the first humans to enter Australia. It shows a very long connection between those people and the land. [How Did Life Arise on Earth]

    "I can't think of any other place in the world where humans have been so long in the same spot as Australia," Willerslev said. "Yes, there are populations in Africa that are older, but we have no idea if they stayed in the same area in Africa for as long a time."

    This is the first comprehensive population-level whole-genome study of human genetic diversity in Australia. "We found that because aboriginal Australians have spent such a long time in Australia, they are very genetically diverse," Willerslev said. "An aboriginal Australian from eastern Australia and one from southwestern Australia are almost as different genetically as an Asian is from a European."

    The researchers noted that about 90 percent of aboriginal Australians speak languages belonging to a single linguistic family, "but some people in northwest Australia speak other language families," Willerslev said. "It'd be very interesting to see what the story is there when it comes to how they migrated to Australia."

    Original article on Live Science.

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    5,000-Year-Old Swirling Rock Art in Scotland Remains a Mystery

    5,000-Year-Old Swirling Rock Art in Scotland Remains a Mystery
    The Cochno Stone, which dates back to around 3000 B.C., contains a type of artwork called "cup and ring marks."
    Credit: University of Glasgow

    Archaeologists in Glasgow, Scotland, briefly excavated and then reburied a 5,000-year-old slab of stone that contains incised swirling geometric decorations.

    The Cochno Stone, which measures 43 feet by 26 feet (13 by 8 meters), contains swirling decorations, also called "cup and ring marks." The stone and its decorations have been known to people in the area since at least the 19th century. Decorations similar to these swirls have been found atother prehistoric sites around the world; however, the examples incised in the Cochno Stone are considered to comprise "one of the best examples" of such art in Europe, according to a statement by the University of Glasgow, which led the new study.

    The stone slab was fully unearthed in West Dunbartonshire by Rev. James Harvey in 1887. By 1965, the stone had been vandalized with graffiti and damaged by the elements, so a team of archaeologists buried it beneath the dirt in order to protect the artwork . This summer's two-week re-excavation allowed archaeologists to use modern-day surveying and photography techniques to better record the artwork.  [Gallery: Aerial Photos Reveal Mysterious Stone Structures]

    For instance, digital-scanning and mapping experts from the Factum Foundation used cutting-edge 3D-imaging technology to make a detailed digital record of the site, according to the university statement.

    The huge stone was recently unearthed in Scotland so that archaeologists could use modern techniques to study it.
    The huge stone was recently unearthed in Scotland so that archaeologists could use modern techniques to study it.
    Credit: University of Glasgow

    The re-excavation also revealed 19th- and 20th-century graffiti etched alongside the swirls, as well as painted lines intentionally made by an archaeologist named Ludovic Maclellan Mann, who worked at the site in 1937. Mann painted lines on the Cochno Stone to help measure the prehistoric artwork and see if there was a link to astronomical phenomena, such as eclipses.

    Mann "was trying to prove that the symbols could predict eclipses and were marking movements of the sun and moon in prehistory," said Kenny Brophy, an archaeologist and senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow, in a video released by the university. He said that Mann's own data ended up disproving the archeologist's theory.

    The meaning of the artwork is still unknown, said Brophy, adding that the vast amount of data gathered this summer may, in time, allow archaeologists to better understand the artifact. He said that the graffiti is also of interest and will help archaeologists better understand what people who lived in the local area thought of the artwork during the 19th and 20th centuries and how they incorporated it into their lives.

    While archaeologists had to rebury the swirling prehistoric artwork in order to protect it, Brophy said he hopes that one day it will be possible to create an area where the rock art can be permanently revealed for both tourists and people in the local area to see. Funding will have to be obtained to build a protective area and visitors centre so that people can view the prehistoric artwork without damaging it.   

    "It is emotional when you have worked on a project such as this, touched it, walked on it and closely examined it, to then rebury it. But for now, that is what we have to do to protect it from the elements," Brophy said in the statement. "Perhaps in the future, this site could be turned into a major tourist attraction in Scotland, with a visitor center — who knows?"

    Original article on Live Science.

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    Photo Timeline: How the Earth Formed

    29-09-2016 om 22:33 geschreven door peter

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    It’s Official: We’re Going to Mars

     
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    IN BRIEF
    A bipartisan bill was passed by the U.S. Senate committee that oversees NASA space projects. The bill would allocate $19.5 billion in funds to NASA in 2017, but it has a critical mission for the space agency: send men to Mars.

    FUNDS ARE ON THE WAY

    It looks like Republican and Democratic senators alike are keen on safeguarding America’s space programs. With the potential chaos of a new president on the horizon, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed a bipartisan bill giving NASA $19.5 billion to continue working on a mission to Mars. It also includes support for the continuation of the program to send astronauts on private rockets to the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil no later than 2018.

    “We have seen in the past the importance of stability and predictability in NASA and space exploration – that whenever one has a change in administration, we have seen the chaos that can be caused by the cancellation of major programs,” Republican Senator Ted Cruz, lead sponsor of the bill, commented. “The impact in terms of jobs lost, the impact in terms of money wasted has been significant.”

    The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016 includes an overall authorization level of $19.508 billion for fiscal year 2017, but it still needs to be passed by the Senate as a whole, of course. The budget allotted is the same as what was approved by House appropriators and a bit more than the version released by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Obama administration, likewise, proposed $19 billion in funding for NASA.

    Credits: NASA
    Credits: NASA

    MAKING IT RAIN, NASA-STYLE

    The Senate is not giving NASA money just for the sake of exploration. It is also a challenge, a mandate, actually. The bill requires that NASA make it an official goal to send crewed missions to Mars in the next 25 years.

    The bill allocates funds for different components: $4.5 billion on exploration, nearly $5 billion for space operations, and $5.4 billion for science. It also does not scrap NASA’s controversial plans to send men on asteroids and collect samples by 2021. It does, however, require the space agency to regularly send progress reports to Congress, justifying its $1.4 billion cost. 

    “Fifty-five years after President Kennedy challenged the nation to put a man on the moon, the Senate is challenging NASA to put humans on Mars. The priorities that we’ve laid out for NASA in this bill mark the beginning of a new era of American spaceflight,” said an optimistic Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, senior Democrat on the Commerce panel. 

    The bipartisan support behind the new bill shows that space exploration is an issue that all parties can agree is vital to our growth as a nation and a species. Now we just have to wait to see if it passes the Senate.

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    New Wind Turbine Tech Could Use a Single Typhoon to Power a Country For 50 Years

     
    Challenergy
    IN BRIEF
    • Humanity pumps nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year because of fossil fuels, but one typhoon is equivalent to half the world-wide electrical generating capacity.
    • Now, Japanese engineer Atsushi Shimizu claims to have developed a way for humanity to harness this power.

    TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EARTH

    We are all farmilar with the tragedy of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, which was caused by an enormous tsunami that occurred back in 2011. It brought the nuclear power debate back to life.

    Now, one Japanese engineer wants to harness the power of another potentially destructive force in order to generate energy. Atsushi Shimizu has created a wind turbine that can withstand the terrible force of typhoons, and it can gather their energy to provide clean power.

    “For decades, Japan has brought in European-style wind turbines, not designed for typhoon zones, and installed them with no careful consideration—they’ve broken almost entirely,” Shimizu said to CNN. Now, that could all change.

    There is tremendous potential in typhoon energy—it is estimated that one typhoon is equivalent to half the world-wide electrical generating capacity, and if we could harness all of its energy, Shimizu asserts he could power Japan for 50 years.

    To that end, Shimizu has constructed a special turbine, one that looks like an eggbeater. It utilizes the Magnus effect to prevent the turbine from spinning out of control. The design helps it withstand unpredictable wind directions.

    HARNESSING EVERYTHING

    Taking advantage of typhoon energy may seem like a moonshot, but we already have structures that can withstand hurricane force gales.

    And given our current climate crisis, its not like we can afford not to do it. The green revolution is all about harnessing the power of Mother Nature and moving away from fossil fuels in order to end the current mass extinction event and help protect our biosphere. Countries like Japan are regularly battered by typhoons, and this is one way of taking advantage of the situation.

    But more than that, if we are to advance as a species, we will need this type of technology. Advancing to a Type I civilization in the Kardashev scale means being able to control the elements—sunlight, volcanoes, earthquakes, and yes, even typhoons.

    This could be another step towards getting humanity beyond our Type 0 classification status.

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    Elon Musk expects to find aliens on Mars and isn't concerned

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Science, History, Religion, Knowledge, and the Truth - The Great American Myth

    Science, History, Religion, Knowledge, and the Truth - The Great American Myth


    "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." - Carl Sagan
    "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." - Maya Angelou
    "Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life." - Buddha
    "To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge." - Nicolaus Copernicus 

    "It is a sad regret to have searched for the truth and settled for an answer." - Robert Brault
            This piece will begin with an analysis of a debate between Dr. Jared Diamond, and one of his detractors. This will be followed by a broader analysis of the roles of Science, History, Religion, Knowledge, and Truth in human society. Dr. Diamond was born on September 10, 1937. He is an American scientist and author best known for his popular science books, The Third Chimpanzee (1991), Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize), Collapse (2005), and The World Until Yesterday (2012). Originally trained in physiology, Diamond is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, geography and evolutionary biology. He is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.

            The debate centered around Dr. Diamond's, Guns, Germs, and Steel. This is followed by “History Upside Down,” in The New York Review of Books, by Dr. William H. McNeil, and Dr. Diamonds response to the review, also in The New York Review of Books, along with Dr. McNeil's secondary response to Diamond. Guns, Germs, and Steel, Dr. Diamond argued, was written to show how much environmental conditions have affected the development of human society. He offered many examples from around the world that showed how one society was dominated by another because of the advantages that their given environment offered them over the environment of the people’s that they dominated, i.e., the Maori over the Moriori. These were two peoples in the far southern reaches of Polynesia that were actually of the same line. Dr. Diamond is not a historian. He is a scientist, and so when he wrote his ‘World History,’ he looked for a broad pattern in history to explain how society came to be where it is. He analyzed his sources and developed, he argued, an all encompassing answer to the problem that he was faced with. Dr. McNeil, however, is a historian, and he reviewed Guns, Germs, and Steel from that perspective. Under such constraints, historical studies normally take a much narrower approach in their work. This was Dr. McNeil's chief complaint. He felt that Dr. Diamond's approach ignored critical cultural details that were important in understanding why certain human societies made the decisions that they did.
            Observe how Diamond approached the question that he was trying to answer, one offered to him by a New Guinea native, Yali, who wondered why white people were always the ones with the best ‘cargo.’ One of Dr. Diamonds answers as to why Westerners had this advantage was that their environment was more conducive to the early development of agriculture. The Eurasian continent had the highest concentration of domesticatable wild plant species in the world, whereas; people’s in the Americas, Africa, and Australia, despite having been in their environments for some time did not have the same advantages as the Eurasians because they did not have as many such wild plant species available to them, if they had any at all. The numerous amounts of wild plant species that were available for domestication in Eurasia made it possible for those people to settle into sedentary lifestyles much earlier than the peoples of the other continents.
            Another one of Dr.  Diamonds answers to Yali’s question was that the people of the Eurasian continent had a massive advantage over the peoples of other continents in the availability of big domesticatable wild animals. Of all the major domesticated ‘work’ animals in the world, and there were fourteen that he identified, thirteen of them were in a very localized area, North Africa to the Indus River Valley, centralized in the Mesopotamian River Valley. These domesticated animals offered the peoples of Eurasia several important advantages over other peoples. He discussed this situation by observing the mass extinctions that took place in the Americas, Australia, and the Polynesian Islands upon the arrival of humans. The big animals in Eurasia and Africa had an advantage over those of the Americas and the other continents, in that their evolution took place almost directly parallel to that of humans. They evolved with humans; and thus, they developed a healthy fear of humans, which gave them certain advantages that could help them either avoid human hunters as their hunting skills improved, i.e., the Gazelle that can jump up to thirty feet into the air in one leap, or develop a mutual relationship according to the needs of the humans that were working with them. The big animals in other portions of the world had no such advantage, and so, evolving independently of humans, they were unprepared for the onslaught of highly skilled human hunters, leaving them no possible chance for future domestication.
            Yet another of Dr. Diamond's answers to the question was directed towards geography, specifically, the orientation and location of the earth’s continents. Eurasia is orientated east to west, and combined, is much larger than any of the other contiguous continents. Africa and the Americas are orientated north to south and Australia is not only the world’s smallest continent but is also extremely isolated. Such conditions, as argued by Dr. Diamond, gave the peoples of Eurasia a greater advantage over those of the other continents.
            According to Dr. Diamond, the advantages that all of these conditions offered to the peoples of Eurasia were voluminous. The greater number of easily collected and domesticatable wild plant species allowed people to settle into stationary villages a lot sooner, which also facilitated the development of agriculture a lot sooner, allowed for denser populations, the development of skilled artisans that could be fed while not having to participate in the collection of food, and the earlier development of complex political structures. The wide variety of domesticatable animal species also gave these peoples the advantage in that they were able to get more done in less time, which gave skilled artisans the time to develop more advanced technologies, such as writing and weapons, as well. This also created more surpluses in food, which allowed for even denser human populations and even more complicated political structures that came to include slave labor and organized religion. Another unique advantage that these large domesticated species gave to Eurasians was germs. Coupled with the byproducts of sedentary living, living near or directly handling bodily waste, humans were exposed to multiple deadly germs when living or working around large animals. Those peoples who were not killed by the germs, lived to pass special immunities onto their offspring. Peoples on other continents were not so lucky.
            Another big advantage of these conditions, per Dr. Diamond, was the rapid spread of food production and other technologies along the east to west axis of Eurasia. This meant that not all peoples had to spend the inordinate amount of time required to develop the technologies themselves, and more people could gain the advantages of the technologies more quickly. The Americas were disadvantaged by their isolation from the center of production in Eurasia as were Australia, Polynesia, and Africa. Furthermore, Africa suffered because Eurasian crops could not survive in the jungle and could not cross the deserts. There was also a problem in the Americas with the spread of crops and technology north to south after Mesoamericans, and the peoples of South America, developed their own crops and technologies much later.
            Once again, it seems that Dr. McNeil’s main issue with Guns, Germs, and Steel was that Dr. Diamond excluded what he considered minor cultural details that were important in understanding why certain human societies made the decisions that they did. The first question is, “Is this judgment true?” For the most part, yes, Dr. Diamond did refrain from discussing extremely narrow cultural details, however; on occasion, he did discuss cultural developments, but only in relation to a particular environmental condition that allowed for their existence. The next question is this, “Did Dr. Diamond do this on purpose?” He most assuredly did, and he did so for a very major reason. Very honestly, from the approach that he took in the book, he had very little need to care about those minor cultural details. From the reading, it can be argued that Dr. Diamond was stating that if not for the proper environmental conditions, those narrow minor details would never have had the opportunity to develop, and humans could very possibly still be hunter-gatherers, never having produced the massive and complex world-wide society that exists today.
            It's fairly clear that this is a scientific look at how human civilization came to be where it now is in the Twenty-First Century. However, like Dr. McNeil, I take issue with Dr. Diamond's story. Dr. McNeil focused on criticizing the overlooking of certain cultural developments that were important to the rise of human civilization. I, however, take with issue with the fact that Dr. Diamond's entire premise seems to to carry a heavy bias from the very beginning. When Dr. Diamond refers to human civilization, exactly which human civilization is he referring to? It is pretty clear that he is referring to Western Civilization, or that part of human civilization that sprang from the Mesopotamian River Valley; in fact, he openly notes in his introduction that he is explaining why it was Western Civilization that mastered the globe first. My question would then be, "Where did he get his information?" He has clearly missed the mark on the development of human civilization; for, long before Rome could even be considered a regional power in Europe, Chinese trade fleets were trading with east Africa, all points in Asia, the Middle East, and points in the Pacific. Further, long before Columbus ever set foot on the eastern edge of the Caribbean, Chinese trade fleets had reached the West Coast of the Americas. Further, they have maps to prove their work. He also seems to have missed out on the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Century West African trade fleets that dealt with the tribes in South America and as far west as Mesoamerica. What can be seen here is that DR. Diamond used selectively tuned scientific data to promote the interests of one area of the human family over another. He did so at the expense of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, who in his work, were considered to be lagging behind Europe. Can our reality be so easily manipulated? Yes.
            If you are doubtful, ask yourself a little question. How secure is your understanding of US History? US History is based on a few foundational understandings. First, Europeans were the first to "Discover" the Americas. Second, when Europeans arrived in the Americas, the Natives were "Uncivilized" heathens. Third, the United States inherited the European banner in the Western Hemisphere by "Divine Right," and was tasked with spreading the gift of "Civilization" to the "Savages." The reality, as we have already seen to some extent, is much different. First, history, and the evidence that backs it up, has proven that both the Chines and West Africans made it to the Americas long before Columbus or any other European, for that matter; though, the Vikings did reach what is now Canada by A.D. 1000, almost five hundred years before Columbus. Of course, none of this accounts for the Inuit, who lived in the Arctic regions of the globe, traveling back and forth from Eurasia and North America over the ice sheets, long before any of these sea faring peoples. Second, when Columbus did begin the mass emigration of Europeans to the Americas, the peoples there were far from uncivilized, and they heavily defied Dr. Diamonds East to West paradigm. From the North going South, there was the Mississippian Culture that inhabited the center of the North American continent, the Aztecs, or the "Mexia," in what is now Central Mexico, the Maya in the Yucatan and the Northern reaches of the Central American Isthmus, the Inca, and several empires before them, situated on the Andes Mountains, and what archaeologists are beginning to uncover the remains of, a result of deforestation combined with modern satellite technology, a civilization that likely centered around the outer Amazon River Basis. On this last one, there is much work left to be done, though. So, the basic fundamentals of "American" History are a carefully collected bundle of Euro Facts and Illusionary Falsehoods assembled to ensure that Western Civilization is given credit for "Discovering," "Civilizing," and "Globalizing" an entire hemisphere that was already inhabited by advanced civilizations that had already long had contact with the Eastern world.
            So, it has now been shown that both science and history can be intentionally taken out of context to, essentially, say or support just about whatever the person handling the information wants it to say, even to the point of ignoring or discarding information that offers a glaring contradiction to the story that the person wants to push. Religion can do much the same thing. Take the primary religion of Western Civilization, Christianity, for example. The entire religion is based upon one of the greatest fallacies ever perpetrated by human kind. Jesus the Christ, the central most figure in the Christian religion, has absolutely no basis, whatsoever, in historical fact. There is nothing written of him in contemporary historical sources. His birth and life can be not accounted for in the contemporary records of the Jews, and even more importantly, there is no mention of a Yeshua bin Yosef, Jesus Son of Joseph, or Jesus the Christ, in the contemporary records of the Roman Empire. Neither, is there any ancillary mention of such a man in the records of the Parthian Empire. This means that during the time period in which the Christian bible reports he existed, 5 B.C. to 30 A.D., there is no evidence of the man's existence in one of the most heavily populated and most commercially mobile regions of the world. Two advanced civilizations could not account for a man that healed the sick, as if by miracle, and fed five thousand people with only two fish and three loafs of bread. The first actual mention of the Christ by any historical writer was made by Josephus in 92 A.D., sixty plus years after the Jesus figure would have died and ascended into heaven, another dramatic fact that cannot be corroborated. His work has long since been discredited because he had no sources to back up his references to the Christ. What is more likely, and several historians have offered remarks to this effect, is that the story of the Christ figure is based upon several figures that existed during the period in question. They were reporting to do similar things that are accorded to the Christ, claiming to be the coming Messiah, and promising freedom from Rome. As for the spiritual aspects of the figure, most historians agree that the life of Jesus is based upon the legend of the Egyptian god Horace. Some also believe that aspects of Zoroastrianism made their way into the mix. Many say that that this is what is responsible for the Book of Revelation. Regardless of where the various parts of the story come from, a religion was crafted upon this information that is now used to control the actions of billions of people around the world.
           What has just transpired was a brief display of what people can do when they mishandle or intentionally appropriate for nefarious purposes, two very important items, knowledge and truth. Knowledge can generally be referred to as facts, understanding, and skills acquired through research and experience. Knowledge can be pursued in many ways. The three listed, Science, History, and Religion, are but a view of the methods available. Truth is, quite simply, the most generally accepted interpretation of gathered knowledge. This is a generalized definition, but what it basically means is that truth can be just about anything, as long as it is accepted by the greater majority of a given society. It also means that whatever truth is accepted does not have to be as at all accurate. It can be as biased as a society is willing to push it. As such, there are three general "Truths" accepted by a general majority of the American population, which tend to formulate what can be most assuredly referred to as the "Great American Myth." These truths are that Western Civilization is the ascendant power in the world, supported by evolution, geography, and agriculture, and millions of year of "quality" scientific data; that Western Civilization, historically, has been able to master the needed technology to overcome the most difficult of obstacles in the their pursuit of "Civilization," and are thus, somehow entitled to the spoils of their conquests; and finally, Western Civilization is backed by the power of "Almighty God," so, anything that they do, no matter how gruesome, is justified, especially when their actions are committed against the mindless heathens that were not able to master what "God" gave them. These truths have been used to justify the conquest of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific by various European powers and the United States. It has been justified to economically enslave vast areas of globe in the name of profit and civilization.
            While these truths can be applied to the United States internationally, they have most glaringly been applied to the United States on the domestic front. So, the American Myth begins to take shape. A country has been formed on the North American continent that was established by white people, for white people, and is maintained by white people. They have established a scientific reason for their prominence, they have written history, such that it supports their way of life, and they have built a socio-religious culture that sanctifies the rule of the white man. This country was built on the backs of African slaves, whose descendants are still largely relegated to second class citizenship, if that. It has prospered on the backs of immigrants, who have been either forced to abandon their ancient cultural heritage to fit in to white culture, or who have now been deemed "Illegal," and it has been held up and justified by a religion that condemns all non-believers to the depths of hell, and more tragically, to social exclusion. The United States is still the land of the WASP, or the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Do you not think that this is the case? Attempt to challenge the power of the white man. Develop science that counters the pre-eminence of the white man, write history that minimizes the role of the white man, and create a religion that equalizes the soul of the white man with the rest of humanity; and then, watch your work be deemed pseudo science, revisionist history, or heresy. This is the reality in this country, and it is why it is so hard for anyone of color to break any barriers of any kind. This country was not designed to be their home. It was designed to be their prison. When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he was not referring to all of the people in this country. Though, the text of his speech read, "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the Earth;" what he really meant was, "and that government of white people, by white people, and for white people shall not perish from the Earth."
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    RUSSIA ARMY OFFICER EUGENE GAVRILOV REVEALS ANTARCTIC SECRETS

    News site kramola.info.russia interviewed the officer of the Russian army Eugene Gavrikov.
     
    He tells about his experience in Antarctica and confirm that there really is a pyramid hidden in the midst of the icy mountains and there are traces of military infrastructure left by the Third Reich and signs of activity from the past. 
     
    Eugene also states that the U.S. are aware of what happens in Antarctica where satellites showed the Ozon hole which could not be attributed to human activities but by something more mysterious. 
     
    There are many mysteries around the Antarctic, theories which connect Operations Paperclip and High-Jump, to secret hidden bases and ancient technologies, human experimentation and discovered hidden entrances.
     
     While the mainstream recently reported on further explorations in the Antarctica which they claim "holds the key" to mankind's future", what they do not do is connect the many dots which build a picture that appears to blur the lines between conspiracy and reality. 
     
     

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    FLIR expert says UFO video caught by police in Wales is “peculiar”

    The National Police Air Service of St. Athan in Wales tweeted a video of an object caught on their helicopter mounted infrared camera that they could not see with their eyes. Apparently, they are baffled by the object and are asking their twitter followers for help identify the object. We spoke with a FLIR expert, and he agrees, the video is “peculiar.”

    The video was posted on twitter on September 23, 2016. The comment with the tweet read, “Any suggestions?? Nothing seen by local [Air Traffic Control]??” The tweet included an alien face emoji.

    Any suggestion?? Nothing seen by local ATC… 👽?? pic.twitter.com/Hu07DLmn3z

    — NPAS St Athan (@NPAS_StAthan) September 23, 2016

    The video shows a round object that appears to moving through the sky. It is black, meaning that the object is emitting heat. The infrared camera is made to pick up heat and it shows high heat sources as black.

    When asked when the video was captured, NPAS responded, “It was on Saturday night about 21:30 and was spotted over the Bristol channel at approx 1000ft.”

    It was suggested it was a balloon, but NPAS replied, “Only slight problem is the amount of heat and it was travelling into wind?”

    As for the size, when asked, NPAS replied, “Really difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over 7 minutes as we were coming back into land.”

    And when asked if it is a Chinese Lantern, NPAS said, “We really don’t know but doubt it was a lantern as it was going into the wind.”

    A still from the NPAS St. Athan UFO video. (Credit: NPAS St. Athan)

    A still from the NPAS St. Athan UFO video.

    (Credit: NPAS St. Athan)

    They also said they did try to capture the object with a daylight camera, but nothing showed up. Not being able to see the object is another indication it was not a Chinese Lantern, as it would have been glowing.

    NPAS says the video they posted, which is a little over a minute long, is only part of the full video. They say the full video is seven minutes. When asked where it is, they say the police have it now. It appears the NPAS filmed a video screen with a cell phone in order to post it online. For a few frames, the person filming the video can be seen.

    A person can be seen filming in this frame.

    A person can be seen filming in this frame.

    The video is a bit reminiscent of another infrared UFO video caught by law enforcement in Puerto Rico in 2013. I reached out to David, an infrared camera expert who works on law enforcement systems. He alsoanalyzed the Puerto Rico UFO video for us. He found the NPAS video to be very “peculiar.”

    A still image form the video captured by Homeland Security in Puerto Rico.

    A still image form the video captured by Homeland Security in Puerto Rico.

    David wrote: “From what I could gather from the video, the FLIR they’re using is most likely a STAR HD from FLIR Systems Inc., which is a high-definition infrared system. They are flying in the dark, so the only video they got a good look at the object with was in the infrared (IR). It might have also had a Low-Light sensor on it, but it may or may not have been useful. I primarily work on these systems, and know them well.”

    David is not so sure the object is moving, in fact he states, “This object doesn’t deviate in elevation hardly at all. The FLIR azimuth (left-right) travel is definitely moving, to which I can guess is because of the travel of the helicopter. However, the elevation travel only ranges from -8 to +6 degrees. This might also be due to the travel of the helicopter. In other words, it appears as if this object is stationary in the sky.”

    “I see where they switched over to the day cam and got nothing but a black screen,” David continued. “Later, I see that they attempted to focus the object, as seen by the “slider bar” in the top left. They go through all of the Fields of View: wide, medium, narrow, super narrow, and ultra narrow. This system uses a ‘step-zoom’ that flips lenses into place.”

    A closer shot of the UFO. (Credit: NPAS St. Athan)

    A closer shot of the UFO.

    (Credit: NPAS St. Athan)

    As for what the object might be, David is not too sure.

    “Things I can immediate dismiss: types of balloons, bird, aircraft. I wouldn’t totally dismiss a drone out yet, but it would be very large, hot, and circular in appearance.”

    Although David disagrees that the object might be moving, he finds that aspect puzzling.

    “The strangest part of this video is what appears to be total lack of travel by the object. The twitchy nature of the video when the object is shown up close is due to the movement of the directional pad that steers the FLIR in azimuth and elevation.”

    Map showing the location of St. Athan in Wales. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Map showing the location of St. Athan in Wales.

    (Credit: Google Maps)

    In the video, the object does appear to be moving. However, it could be the helicopter’s movement that causes that effect. As the helicopter moves, if the object is stationary, the background will move, making it appear the object is moving when it is not.

    However, if the object is not moving, that would still be odd. A balloon or Chinese Lantern would move with the wind.

    As for the distance, David says, “It seems to me that it is a good distance from the helicopter. Hard to tell, maybe a mile or two.”

    Map showing the location of St. Athan and the local airstrips. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Map showing the location of St. Athan and the local airstrips.

    (Credit: Google Maps)

    So the mystery continues.

    The story is beginning to get attention from mainstream press. The latest being the UK paper The Telegraph. However, no one has come up with a solid idea of what the object might have been, yet.

    David, who prefers I not use his last name, says he will show his colleagues the video and let us know if they come up with anything. OpenMinds.tv will let you know if they have more to add.

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    Florida witness describes hovering disc UFO

    A Florida witness at St. Augustine reported watching a disc-shaped UFO hovering in the night sky before moving out over the ocean, according to testimony in Case 79397 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    The witness is a MUFON Field Investigator who was taking out the trash at 9:39 p.m. on September 25, 2016, when the incident began.

    “As I watched my garage door go up, immediately in front of me was a UFO hovering in alignment over the house across the street, but farther behind it,” the witness stated. “See house photo which shows my neighbor’s house, but in daylight.”

    Witness illustration of object. (Credit: MUFON)

    Witness illustration of object.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness immediately recognized the object as something unusual.

    “My first thought was ‘OMG a UFO!’ It was way too big for a plane. A second later as the lights strobed and reflected off the body I realized the lights were a wrong color(too much blue) for a plane, and it was far too big and too slow to be a plane, slower than even a slow helicopter. My vision is about 20/35 without my glasses, so I ran inside to get my glasses. It was hovering at about 30 degrees in elevation and 10 degrees north.The sky was mostly clear with only a few clouds (cloud base 3,100-6,500 feet according to the weather report), wind northeast at 8 mph, temperature was 78 degrees and humidity was 78 percent.”

    The witness described the object.

    “It was disc-shaped, but had sharp points on the top and bottom. There was a larger oval, very bright, white light on the top point that blinked, not strobed. That light was so bright it hurt my eyes. Surrounding the object along its side were strobing multi-colored lights that strobed from white/blue/green/red/ yellow very quickly. They reflected off the body that seemed to be dull gray, but sometimes looked dull amber depending on the color of the lights strobing at the moment. Its speed was quite slow, slower than a slow helicopter.”

    The neighbor’s house is used as a reference shot with illustration of UFO above it. (Credit: MUFON)

    The neighbor’s house is used as a reference shot with illustration of UFO above it.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The object also turned off its lights.

    “Twice, all of its lights went out at once for about two seconds and then the lights came back on as it hovered in the same place. Initially it hovered for about two minutes over the house, (I counted 110 seconds after I retrieved my glasses) and then it headed east for about 10 seconds, stopped for 2-3 seconds, headed back west for about 10 seconds, stopped for 2-3 seconds, and then headed southeast.It had significant sideways movement as described, but its altitude did not change much other than slight wobbling.”

    The object also moved into a cloud at one point.

    “Once it went inside a cloud, the cloud lit up with the multi-colored lights and then it came out of the cloud, so its elevation was at least 3,100 feet, meaning it had to be pretty big to appear penny-size at arm’s length and 3,100 feet up.”

    The object soon moved away.

    “It moved slowly southeast of me and I lost sight of it when it was behind some woods. From its height and distance, it should have been over the Atlantic Ocean at that point. From the direction it moved, it may have been over downtown St. Augustine and/or St. Augustine Beach at some point, so I wonder if MUFON will get more reports. I watched it for a total of approximately six minutes. There were no animal or psychological effects and no missing time.”

    View of St. Augustine, FL, from the top of a lighthouse on Anastasia Island. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

    View of St. Augustine, FL, from the top of a lighthouse on Anastasia Island.

    (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

    St. Augustine is a city in northeastern Florida, the county seat of St. Johns County, population 13,679. MUFON Florida State Section Director Thomas Branham and Field Investigator Julie Taylor are investigating. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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    29-09-2016 om 19:59 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.HET MYSTERIE VAN DE VLIEGENDE BOLLEN GAAT VERDER ( UPDATE )

    HET MYSTERIE VAN DE VLIEGENDE BOLLEN GAAT VERDER ( UPDATE )

    Al jarenlang krijgen wij meldingen van mensen die vreemde oranje of witte bollen zien aan de hemel die zich voortbewegen zonder geluid te maken. 

    Ook nu krijgen wij weer prachtige opnames binnen en de vorm lijkt veel op een object dat onlangs is waargenomen bij de bosbranden in Californië. 


    Update: 28 september 2016:

    Het gebeurt niet altijd dat we raadsels kunnen oplossen, maar vandaag iemand die ervan overtuigd is het raadsel van de mysterieuze objecten boven Malaga opgelost te hebben.

    Het is een Youtube gebruiker met de naam Michael Capelle die bekend staat onder zijn pseudoniem: This adventurous world of mine.

    In die avontuurlijke wereld komt Michael met de volgende oplossing:


    xxx

    Mensen die Michael willen feliciteren met deze briljante oplossing kunnen dat doen via zijn onlangs gepubliceerde zelfportret.

    Detail is wel dat de bewuste video uit Malaga ons is opgestuurd door een lezer die hem maakte en er dus helemaal geen sprake is van een copyright overtreding.

    Goed gedaan Michael!

    Origineel artikel: 20 september 2016

    Wanneer je in onze database kijkt, dan zie je daar veel artikelen over de vreemde, vaak oranje of witte, bollen. 

    Mensen die bekendstaan als heel nuchter en soms ook persoonlijk bij ons bekend zijn, doen dit soort waarnemingen en zijn dan vervolgens in verwarring omdat ze niet kunnen begrijpen en/of thuisbrengen wat ze net hebben gezien.

    De bollen kunnen of in formaties verschijnen of afzonderlijk, soms bewegen ze met hoge snelheid, andere keren bewegen ze weer langzaam en statig door de lucht en nog nooit is men verder gekomen met een verklaring dan de eeuwige Thaise ballonnen. 

    Wij ontvingen het volgende bericht van een lezer: 

    Laat ik mijn naam liever anoniem houden. Zelf ben ik sinds 2012 een trouwe lezer. De familie van mijn vader zijn kant wonende in Spanje, Torre del Mar (vlakbij Malaga), heeft mijn tante een foto en filmopname gemaakt op de avond van 17september waarbij er boven de zee (Middellandse zee) maarlieft circa 13 lichtbollen voortbewogen in een soort patroon.


    xxx

    Hiermee weten we dan ook dat de opnames echt zijn. Dat is heel belangrijk tegenwoordig, omdat het internet wordt vol geplempt met beelden die door oplichters zelf in elkaar zijn geflanst. 

    Wat is dat wat deze mensen daar zagen die avond op het Spaanse strand? 

     

    Vorige maand waren er uitgebreide bosbranden in de Amerikaanse staat Californië. Verslag daarvan werd onder andere gedaan op 19 augustus 2016 vanuit een helikopter van ABC News Channel 15. 

    En vanuit die helikopter zagen de verslaggevers een vreemd rond object onder zich doorschieten dat zich linea recta in de richting van bosbranden spoedde.


    xxx

    Ook hier weer de witte ronde vorm. Dit keer niet in formatie, maar alleen en duidelijk op weg naar een bepaald doel. 

    Bekend is dat er vaker UFO’s worden waargenomen bij bosbranden zoals ook vorig jaar in Mexico toen er een enorme cilindervormige UFO boven een bosbrand werd gezien. 

    Maar, ook hier weer de vraag: Wie zijn het en wat doen ze? 

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    29-09-2016 om 19:52 geschreven door peter

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    Swindon, UK UFO raw footage sparks fears of aliens. Sept 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.


    Date of sighting: Sept 2016
    Location of sighting: Swindon, UK
    News source:
     http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14766789.WATCH__Swindon_UFO_footage_sparks_more_confirmed_sightings/

    America uses other countries to test fly their top secret projects. Like the Aurora Project back in 1990s testing out the TR3B, or Dudly Dorito they called it in the UK. Well, the US has never stopped and test flights might have, but training pilots to fly them has continued, as you can see from this TR3B training flight. 
    Scott C. Waring

    News states: 
    FOOTAGE of a mysterious flying object seen in Swindon’s skies by dozens of residents on Sunday has prompted more confirmed sightings and sparked speculation over what it could be.

    As reported in the Adver yesterday, former BT engineer Graham Woodward was driving home near Westcott Place with his son Stefan, 18, at 8.19pm when three ‘brilliantly white lights’ in the shape of a triangle with a red light in the centre appeared in the sky.


    The 62-year-old of Nelson Street is convinced it was not a drone nor a military or commercial aircraft as it had no blinking navigation lights. He could also not hear the sound of an engine when he wound his window down.


    “It certainly was unlike any flying object that I have ever witnessed before,” he said.


    The small aircraft only hovered for around three minutes before it veered to the left and vanished out of sight. Graham was so perplexed he even called police on 101 to report what he had seen.


    And yesterday Richard Newton shared a video with the Adver of what he describes as ‘strange lights’ hovering above Liden at the same time on Sunday as Graham spotted the mystery triangular object.


    “It was not a drone,” Richard said.


    However, after viewing the video Graham says what he saw was slightly different as the red light in the centre was not flashing but he noted the similarities of the three bright lights in a triangle.


    While an Old Walcot resident, who phoned the newsroom after reading the article about Graham’s sighting, said: “He’s not a crank, me and my wife saw it too.


    “We saw those three lights in the sky about 8.20pm coming back from West Swindon near Kingshill Road. It was definitely three bright white lights and it didn’t look like an aircraft.”


    Another added: “I saw something like that last year for several weeks in the Greenmeadow area while delivering newspapers at about 6am to 6.30am. It would just stay in one spot then it just vanished.”


    However, many have taken to the Adver’s Facebook page to dispel suggestions the video shows a UFO, instead some believe it was a C-17 Globemaster, which is a large military transport aircraft, possibly heading to Brize Norton.


    One person said: “My boyfriend is in love with planes and he said it's a c17 as it has a red flashing light.”


    Another added: “I can confirm from radar data that it was an RAF c17 at 8:20pm on Sunday night.”


    But Graham is not convinced. He said: “I definitely saw a triangular shaped craft over Westcott Place which is nothing like a Globemaster in shape.


    “Having just searched the internet there seen to be very many accounts and pictures of exactly what I saw last Sunday night.”

    http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com/ }

    29-09-2016 om 19:33 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Locals Report A Suspected UFO Sighting In Turkey’s South

    Locals Report A Suspected UFO Sighting In Turkey’s South

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    The unidentified flying object was observed in the sky over Turkey’s south from 8-11 a.m. The UFO reportedly traveled around 40 kilometers north and suddenly vanished. Witnesses immediately reported the sighting to the gendarmerie.

    Local witnesses called the attention of their relatives living close to the area and urged them to check out the sky to see the strange event.

    turkey-ufo-2

    One of the witnesses said the unusual flying object was about the size of a minibus. The witness claimed to have been able to examine the UFO closely using his brother’s binoculars. He said it had a shape similar to a balloon. When he zoomed in, he noticed colorful particles, but still can’t identify the object.

    Another group of witnesses informed the gendarmerie about the same flying object.  The gendarmerie interviewed locals who claimed they spotted the suspected UFO, but the incident report has not been prepared.

    Social media users posted photos of the unidentified object, with some theorizing that it was an unmanned balloon or aircraft.

    Meanwhile, another local witness was able to capture the alleged UFO in the Aegean resort of Bodrum. She said two bright lights suddenly made an appearance in the sky on September 7. These objects reportedly made a turn and disappeared immediately.

    The witness said that she had sent the video to a research center in hopes to shed light the identity of the UFO. She also claimed to have captured an image of a UFO in the same region

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    29-09-2016 om 19:22 geschreven door peter

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    Student Catches A UFO Sighting On Video

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    A sphere-shaped UFO was spotted and videotaped over Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania. According to the witness’ testimony, which is filed in Case 79259 of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database, the object in question has similar size of basketball.

    The unnamed witness, who is a student at Slippery Rock University, ruled out bugs, dust particles, and ball lightning as possible explanations. The mysterious event reportedly started at around 10:27 p.m. on 18 September 2016.

    According to the report, the witness noticed a bright dot out of the corner of his eye while doing his homework. Then he heard a bark of a dog from his neighbor. When he turned his attention to the window, he spotted a dazzling, basketball-sized UFO in white or silver color. It was the first time the student spotted such orb in his life with a light humming sound.

    The report says that the ball traveled from the woods to a lamp post while pulsating in about a minute. When the sphere came closer to the light post, the lights dim initially, and when the lights came back to normal, the ball began to dance somewhat around them.

    While apparently dancing, the circle started to brighten. This time, the witness took out his phone and started recording it on video. A couple of seconds later, the witness waved his hands to try to get the orb’s attention, but it started to zigzag from one point to another, and all of a sudden disappeared moving to the left.

    http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/ }

    29-09-2016 om 19:19 geschreven door peter

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    Coin and mysterious UFO The Black Knight Satellite

    Published on Sep 28, 2016

    Old European coin depict UFOs?
    These old coin commemorate the Great Comet of 1680. It was one of the brightest comets in history and was seen by multitudes across Europe from Scotland to France and Italy.
    BUT was it really a comet? These 1680 coins seem to depict a flying object constructed by some kind of intelligence rather than a comet.

    29-09-2016 om 01:47 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.“Graancirkels onmogelijk allemaal door mensen gemaakt”

    “Graancirkels onmogelijk allemaal door mensen gemaakt”

    Monique Klinkenbergh geeft in Den Haag een overzicht van haar jarenlange onderzoek naar het graancirkelfenomeen. In 2012 was ze betrokken bij een documentaire van National Geographic.

    Ze doorkruiste Wiltshire in Engeland, het wereldwijde ‘epicentrum’, en ging met een vliegtuig achter aanwijzingen aan, soms met succes. “Als je ’s ochtends vroeg in een verse graancirkel staat, dan voel je je alsof je gedachten worden opgetild,” zei ze.

    Volgens de voormalig hoofdredacteur van een kunsttijdschrift kunnen al die duizenden graancirkels die sinds de middeleeuwen zijn verschenen, onmogelijk allemaal mensenwerk zijn. Ze kan zich voorstellen dat magnetisme sporen in het graan trekt of misschien is er een andere verklaring.

    Indianenverhalen

    Het doel van haar tentoonstelling is een juist beeld te scheppen van het graancirkelfenomeen. Dit beeld werd vertekend door de onjuiste maar breed geaccepteerde theorie dat graancirkels alleen door mensen worden gemaakt.

    Monique Klinkenbergh

    “Zonder interesse van de wetenschap kom ik niet verder,” legde ze uit. “Graancirkels worden sinds twee Britten 25 jaar geleden bekenden er zelf een aantal te hebben gemaakt, afgedaan als grap. Er zijn heel veel indianenverhalen. Maar het is een authentiek fenomeen.”

    Groeit gewoon door

    Het blijft haar verbazen dat het graan als regel gebogen of zelfs gevlochten is. “Terwijl graan breekt als je dat zelf probeert,” zei ze. In een authentieke graancirkel zijn de stengels van de planten gebogen. Als het gewas niet wordt vertrapt, groeit het gewoon door.

    Graancirkels zijn veelal complexe geometrische patronen die in zeer korte tijd, met name ’s nachts, maar soms ook overdag, wereldwijd in allerlei soorten gewassen ontstaan. Inmiddels zijn er meer dan 7000 in ruim 60 landen geregistreerd. De grootte kan variëren van één meter tot enkele honderden meters in doorsnee.

    Onbegrepen fenomeen

    Hoewel het graancirkelfenomeen een eeuwenoud verschijnsel is, kwam onderzoek pas eind 1970 in Engeland op gang en leidde tot wereldwijde belangstelling. Klinkenbergh is van mening dat, naast door mensenhanden gemaakte graancirkels, er tevens sprake is van een authentiek maar onbegrepen fenomeen.

    Meer informatie over de tentoonstelling vind je hier.

    Foto: Andreas Muller

    [De Posthoorn]

    29-09-2016 om 00:28 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Gemaakt voor de goden? Mysterieuze ringvormige geogliefen ontdekt in Peru
    Gemaakt voor de goden? Mysterieuze ringvormige geogliefen ontdekt in Peru

    Gemaakt voor de goden? Mysterieuze ringvormige geogliefen ontdekt in Peru

    In de buurt van Quilcapampa in de Peruaanse regio Arequipa zijn tientallen ringvormige geogliefen ontdekt. De raadselachtige lijnen bevinden zich in de buurt van paden die in het verleden zijn gebruikt voor handel.

    Geogliefen hebben onderzoekers altijd al gefascineerd. Aangenomen wordt dat de vreemde patronen op het aardoppervlak zijn gemaakt door Precolumbiaanse beschavingen zodat de goden ze vanuit de lucht konden zien.

    De meest beroemde geogliefen zijn de Nazcalijnen, die op 400 kilometer ten zuiden van Lima in de Nazcawoestijn worden gevonden. Ze tonen dieren, planten en vreemde geometrische vormen.

    Weinig over bekend

    Deze geogliefen zijn tussen 500 voor Christus en 500 na Christus gemaakt en ruim 20 jaar geleden toegevoegd aan de werelderfgoedlijst van Unesco. Er zijn echter nog veel meer geogliefen in Peru waar nog maar heel weinig over bekend is.

    “Wij brengen alle zichtbare geogliefen nu voor het eerst in kaart en kijken daarbij ook naar de omgeving en andere culturele eigenschappen,” vertelde curator van het Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto Justin Jennings aan IBTimes UK. “We zien dat bepaalde geogliefen naast elkaar liggen en kunnen aantonen dat de geogliefen verband houden met oude handelspaden.”

    Verweven

    De nieuwste geogliefen tonen individuele cirkels of cirkels die met elkaar verweven zijn. De ringen hebben bijna allemaal een doorsnee van twee tot vier meter, maar het hele patroon strekt zich uit over een gebied van 800 vierkante meter.

    Naar de betekenis van de geogliefen kunnen we alleen maar gissen, aldus Jennings. De meeste lijken te zijn gemaakt in de periode 600 tot 1500 na Christus. De grootste geogliefen bestaan uit concentrische cirkels.

    De onderzoeksresultaten worden binnenkort gepubliceerd in het Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

    [IBTimes]

    29-09-2016 om 00:14 geschreven door peter

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    Edward Snowden Secret Alien UFO Drone Surveillance Project Reviled! NJ UFO Experiements!? 2016

    Edward Snowden Secret Alien UFO Drone Project Reviled! New Jersey Experiment!? 9/28/2016 Submitted To Thirdphaseofmoon: This is Patrick McCracken and you have covered a few of my videos in the past. UFO activity has really intensified over the past year. Im glad to say that the drones harassing me has gone way down and i stopped trying to get footage anymore. I found a old clip i thought maybe you could use. It was a nest of military drones i caught on tape on the Mantoloking bridge last spring. Im hoping the people are waking up to this treasonous program being run across the globe. A lot of people are mistaking the secret drone program as just regular ufos because they dont understand the technology the military industrial complex has from the secret space program. Original Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibXLQJ-rj-k

    Submitted To Thirdphaseofmoon: KEPT SEE BEATZ The night of Aug. 24, 2016 in Puyallup Wa. I saw what I thought were Chinese lanterns, I even said it in the footage, but I kept the video Safe and did a lot of research come to find out 29 States ban the use of Chinese lanterns with Washington State being one of them because of wildfires here and there was NO special events except a death of a teen here but on that night after this was taken.. I called law enforcement and city hall.. Nothing was happening this particular day, now with that being said I want you to take a look and see for yourself what we saw. Here’s the video guys! Let me know what you think! Universal Love & Light to all! Original Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwVQSHsozYY

    #1 Most Viewed UFO Youtube Channel Thirdphaseofmoon Shares Your Incredible UFO Videos To the World! Upload your UFO Video To Youtube, Then Copy Paste The Link To My Email!cousinsbrothersproductions@gmail.com Keep Your Eyes on the Skies! We are not Alone!


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    28-09-2016 om 23:58 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.New York witness photographs hovering cigar UFO
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    New York witness photographs hovering cigar UFO

    A New York witness at Colonie reported watching and photographing three cigar-shaped UFOs that hovered overhead under the cloud cover before quickly disappearing, according to testimony in Case 79390 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 1. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 1.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness and a sister were driving along Central Avenue heading to Schenectady about 7:10 p.m. on September 11, 2016, when the incident began.

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 2. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 2.

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    “My sister observed a brilliant light in the sky,” the witness stated.“When I looked the light was steady, didn’t move for about three minutes. I quickly thought it was a UFO.”

    The two decided to pull over for a better look.

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 3. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 3.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    “It impacted us and my sister parked the car and I got my cell phone to take pictures, which are the ones attached. It looked like a cigar type.”

    Then two more objects showed up.

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 4. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 4.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    “Then the first UFO moved and then two more showed up and were steady for about a minute and then the three of them disappeared.”

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 5. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 5.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness submitted five images with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 25, 2016.Colonie is a town in Albany County, New York, population 81,591. New York Chief Investigator Nicholas Voulgaris is investigating.

    Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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    28-09-2016 om 23:56 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Pennsylvania student videotapes sphere UFO size of basketball
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    Pennsylvania student videotapes sphere UFO size of basketball

    A Pennsylvania witness at Slippery Rock reported watching and videotaping a sphere-shaped UFO the size of a basketball, according to testimony in Case 79259 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    The witness is a student at Slippery Rock University who ruled out ball lightning, dust particles and bugs. The event occurred beginning about 10:27 p.m. on September 18, 2016.

    “I was doing my homework when suddenly I noticed a bright dot out of the corner of my eye followed by my neighbor’s dog barking like crazy,” the witness stated.“Upon noticing these things, I then turned towards the window and saw a very bright, basketball-sized, white/silver, beautifully uniquely shaped UFO (orb). This orb was like nothing I’ve ever seen or experienced before.”

    Still frame taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

    Still frame taken from witness video.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness said the object appeared to be angelic.

    “Its shape was mainly spherical, but looked like it was a spherical shape hard to comprehend – like a two-dimensional creature seeing a three-dimensional sphere. It’s almost like it came from a higher dimensional plane, managed to somehow project to our plane, gave off a feeling of power and love, and was accompanied by a light humming sound.”

    The witness has a theory.

    “I hypothesize that mathematically, this type of ‘dimensional projection’ can be explained by mapping from a four-dimensional vector plane(their reality) onto a three-dimensional vector plane (our reality; linear algebra transformations). This would allow an orb of possibly a higher dimension to travel to lower dimensions and be visible to us three-dimensional creatures.”

    Cropped and enlarged still frame from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged still frame from witness video.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness described the object’s path.

    “The orb’s travel path was linear, traveling from the woods (behind the back parking lot of my building) to a lamp post (in the back parking lot). While traveling, it was pulsating. Again, I was absolutely astonished by this object. The duration of time it took the orb to travel from the woods to the lamp post was approximately one minute. When the orb neared the light post, it caused the lights to dim initially. When the lights brightened, the orb started to almost ‘dance’ around them in some sort of way. The object appeared to be metallic and have some sort of electric and magnetic field around it. With that being said, it’s almost like the orb was trying to ‘charge’ itself by interacting its magnetic field against the electric field emitted by the light (this is explained by the solenoid-coil experiment to create a charge).”

    The orb then became brighter.

    “As the orb did this it started to brighten. After staring at this orb baffled, confused, and coming to the realization that I wasn’t seeing things, I took out my phone and started recording it. After a couple seconds of recording I waved my hands to try to get its attention. Upon seeing me, the orb started to zigzag from one point in space to another instantly (null geodesic) and then suddenly vanished instantly. Also, the object appears to disappear traveling to the left.”

    Cropped and enlarged still frame from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged still frame from witness video.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness included one video with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 19, 2016.

    “I submitted the original unedited video I took, so if you want to see how the object actually takes off, slow down the time frames in the video at the time gap from 32s-36s. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and watch the video. And as a junior physics and engineering student I ensure the accuracy of the theory and invite you to look into the physics/mathematical topics after watching the video to try to make sense of these UFOs and their nature. Hope to hear back from you soon.”

    Pennsylvania State Regional Director Fred Saluga is investigating. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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    28-09-2016 om 23:50 geschreven door peter

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    The Beginning: UFO Encounters over Washington D.C.

    Open Minds Magazine #1

    Welcome to Open Minds Magazine. In this new monthly UFO news magazine show (view above), we will take a closer look at the mystery posed by Unidentified Flying Objects, in hopes to gain a better understanding of the nature of the phenomenon  and how the government, including the military, and the public react to it.

    Perhaps the most thorough examination into the UFO issue was conducted by the U.S Air Force. They began their investigation in 1948. It was called Project Sign, then changed its name to Project Grudge, and finally changed its name once again to Project Blue Book.

    As for the results, the Air Force states:

    As a result of these investigations and studies and experience gained from investigating UFO reports since 1948, the conclusions of Project BLUE BOOK are:(1) no UFO reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security;(2) there has been no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as “unidentified” represent technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge; and(3) there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as “unidentified” are extraterrestrial vehicles.

    However, upon closer examination of the thousands of files released regarding the Blue Book investigations, it becomes apparent that the Air Force’s conclusions were not shared by everyone involved in the investigation, and that there were some truly fascinating cases that remain unsolved.

    Often people say they will not believe in UFOs until they land on the White House lawn. Well, one of the most famous and mysterious Blue Book cases came close.

    UFO sightings over Washington, DC in July 1952 made worldwide headlines and left the U.S. Air Force dazed and confused. The events spanned several days and included multiple radar identifications of unknown aircraft, some of which were correlated by witnesses on the ground.  Many of the sightings caused the air force to scramble jet fighters, and in each of these cases, the UFOs outmaneuvered the jets. This all culminated into what may be the most important official U.S. Air Force UFO investigation of all time.

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    The U.S. Air Force’s investigation of the events in Washington, DC is best explained in a book written by the lead air force investigator, Captain Edward Ruppelt. Ruppelt—who was the head of the U.S. Air Force’s official UFO investigation department, Project Blue Book, from its inception in early 1952 until late 1953—published The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects in 1956.

    The summer of 1952 was a busy time for the Blue Book investigators; Ruppelt referred to this period as, “The Big Flap.” Some of the most credible reports were coming from the Washington, DC area.

    On July 10, a National Airlines crew reported a UFO over nearby Quantico, Virginia. They described the object as, “too bright to be a lighted balloon and too slow to be a big meteor.”

    Then, on July 13, another commercial airline crew reported a UFO sixty miles southwest of Washington, DC. The crew was flying at 11,000 feet when they spotted a light below them. The object came up to their level, and when they turned on their headlights, it shot up in a steep climb.

    The next day, on July 14, yet another commercial airline crew reported a UFO. This time it was during a flight from New York to Miami. While flying in the area of Newport News, Virginia, approximately 130 miles south of Washington, DC, the crew reported seeing eight UFOs.

    Two days later, on the night of July 16, at around 9:00 p.m., a “high-ranking” scientist from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Laboratory at Langley Air Force Base reported seeing a UFO with a friend. They were standing near the ocean when they saw two amber-colored lights off to their right. The lights were silently moving to the north. The scientist said they were “much too large to be aircraft lights.”

    Ruppelt and his investigators had decided that this object would have been too big to be a plane given the description of the lights, and they could not find an answer as to what the scientists and his friend had seen. Ruppelt said it was a moot point, however, because the scientist “was a very famous aerodynamicist and of such professional stature that if he said the lights weren’t airplanes they weren’t.”

    On July 20, Ruppelt was flying to Washington, DC on unrelated business. His plane landed at Washington National Airport in the morning, and he grabbed a paper to catch up on the latest news. There he found in big, bold, capitalized font, “INTERCEPTORS CHASE FLYING SAUCERS OVER WASHINGTON, D.C.”

    Washington National Airport control tower. (Credit: Jack Delano/Library of Congress.

    Washington National Airport control tower. (Credit: Jack Delano/Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons)

    Ruppelt immediately called his superior officer at the Pentagon, Major Dewey Fournet, who told Ruppelt there was an investigation happening at Bolling Air Force Base. Rupplet headed there and received a briefing from the intelligence officer.  At the meeting, they learned that at 11:40 p.m. the previous night, seven objects were caught on radar at Washington National Airport. At first, the radar operators thought the objects were a formation of planes, but nothing like that was scheduled. The objects moved slowly at about 100 to 130 miles per hour, but then would streak across the scope in sudden bursts of speed. The targets had moved all over the area, including over prohibited areas, such as the airspace over the White House and the U.S. Capitol building. One of the objects was clocked at speeds of more than 7,000 miles per hour.

    The targets appeared to have flown near commercial airliners, and soon thereafter reports of strange lights were being reported by pilots. The first sighting from a pilot was from a Capital Airlines flight leaving Washington National Airport. The control tower asked the pilots of that airplane to keep an eye out for strange lights.  During the flight, the pilot yelled, “There’s one—off to the right— and there it goes.” The radar correlated that an object had been tracked on the plane’s right side. The pilot reported seeing six more lights in the next fifteen minutes.

    Several similar incidents took place that night. However, one of the more notable incidents was when the Washington National Airport traffic controller called the Andrews Air Force Base tower to tell them they were tracking an object south of the base. The tower operators looked out of their windows to see what they described as a “huge fiery-orange sphere” hovering in the sky.

    F-94 Starfire. One of the types of jets scrambled to intercept the unknown objects. (Credit: United States Air Force)

    F-94 Starfire. One of the types of jets scrambled to intercept the unknown objects. (Credit: United States Air Force)

    At the beginning of the excitement, once the Washington National Airport radar operators had determined their equipment was working properly, they began calling the air force to ask them to investigate. However, they didn’t receive a response. They called over and over, but the air force didn’t respond until daybreak the next morning. One interceptor checked out the area, but by then the UFOs were gone.

    The events and the subsequent press coverage sent the U.S. Air Force into a state of pure confusion, complicated by bureaucratic bumbling. It was decided that Ruppelt would stay in Washington, DC to further investigate and formulate a response for the press, who was growing steadily impatient with the air force’s official “no comment” response. However, the USAF finance department would not improve the extension to his stay and sent him home.

    Back in his office in Dayton, Ohio, Rupplet says he was too swamped with other UFO sightings to investigate the Washington DC incident. Several of these sightings also included jets being scrambled to check out the UFOs.

    Then, exactly one week after the first major Washington, DC event, at about 10:00 p.m., Ruppelt received a call from Life Magazine’s UFO expert asking what the air force was going to do about that night’s UFOs. Ruppelt said, “I have no idea what the Air Force is doing; in all probability it’s doing nothing.”

    He had heard anything about a new UFO event and guessed no one else in the air force had either. He called air force intelligence and the Pentagon, and he found out he was right. Several people from the Pentagon hurried out to Washington National Airport including the air force’s press chief Al Chop, Major Fournet, and a U.S. Navy electronics specialist assigned to the U.S. Air Force Directorate of Intelligence. All of them had a front row seat to the evening’s spectacular performance.

    From left: Fournet, Chop, and Ruppelt.

    From left: Fournet, Chop, and Ruppelt.

    Ruppelt had to wait until 5:00 a.m. the next morning to hear what had taken place. He was told at about 10:30 p.m. that Washington National Airport had once again picked up the slow-moving targets. The objects were in an arc surrounding the Washington, DC area. The objects spanned from Herndon, Virginia to Andrews Air Force Base. The same radar operators were present from the prior event, so they were prepared and worked quickly to mark and track the UFOs. They contacted Andrews Air Force Base who confirmed they were also tracking the objects.

    At 11:30 p.m., it was decided to call in interceptors to check out the objects. Again they were slow to respond, but two Lockheed F-94 Starfires were in the air by midnight. At this point, reporters and photographers were asked to leave the radar room.

    Ruppelt says the radar room was cleared because some of the air force officers thought this might be the night they got a good up-close look at a UFO.

    Visibility that night was good. However, when the jets approached the targets, the objects disappeared from the radar screens. The jets returned to their base; however, a few minutes later, strange lights were seen near Langley Air Force Base. The lights were described as “rotating and giving off alternating colors.” The radar tower operators also saw the lights, so they called in an F-94 jet to check it out.

    The jet pilot spotted the UFO’s lights and began moving towards it when the light disappeared. The pilot continued to fly around the area, and achieved a radar lock on an object, but whatever it was sped away. The same thing happened two more times.

    Soon after the events near Langley Air Force Base, objects were again observed above Washington National Airport. Jets were scrambled again, but this time the objects stayed on radar as the jets approached. The tower controllers gave the jets the coordinates of the objects, but each time a jet closed in the objects would speed away.

    This interaction continued for a few minutes until one object did not speed off. The F-94 pilot saw a bright light and hit his afterburners to try to pursue the object. However, as he got closer, the light just disappeared, and he could not get anything on his radar set.

    The jets stayed in the area for twenty minutes, but finally ran low on fuel and had to return to the base. Dawn began to break, and soon the targets all disappeared.

    The next day the press reported that fighter pilot, Lieutenant William Patterson, said,

    I tried to make contact with the bogies below 1,000 feet, but [the radar controllers] vectored us around. I saw several bright lights. I was at my maximum speed, but even then I had no closing speed. I ceased chasing them because I saw no chance of overtaking them. I was vectored into new objects. Later, I chased a single bright light which I estimated about 10 miles away. I lost visual contact with it about 2 miles.

    Ruppelt was informed that “everybody in the radar room was convinced that the targets were very probably caused by solid metallic objects. There had been weather targets on the scope too, he said, but these were common to the Washington area and the controllers were paying no attention to them.”

    The papers were once again packed with headlines about the UFO chase. Ruppelt flew to Washington, and when he got to his hotel he was mobbed by reporters and photographers. With the help of a colleague he pushed his way to an elevator without making any comments.

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    According to Ruppelt, the U.S. Air Force was in a state of confusion. They all agreed that the UFO event should be investigated, but no one actually did anything about it. Unable to dodge the public’s fascination with the Washington events, on July 29, Major General Samford notified the press that he would have a press conference on the Washington UFO incidents. Ruppelt felt it a bit odd that none of the men in the radar room at Washington National Airport were involved in the press conference. Instead, the press conference was held by Major General Samford and another officer, neither of whom had been fully briefed.

    Samford told the press that the UFO investigations had turned out to be mostly misidentifications, but that the other twenty percent of the reports that came in were from “credible observers of relatively incredible things.”

    Edward Ruppelt (standing center) at July 29, 1952 Pentagon UFO press conference. Also pictured, Major Generals Roger Ramey (seated left), USAF operations chief, and John A. Samford (seated right), USAF director of intelligence. (image credit: Wikipedia)

    Edward Ruppelt (standing center) at July 29, 1952 Pentagon UFO press conference. Also pictured, Major Generals Roger Ramey (seated left), USAF operations chief, and John A. Samford (seated right), USAF director of intelligence. (image credit: Wikipedia)

    He said the air force would continue to investigate those reports, but they suspect that the Washington, DC events may have been false radar readings due to temperature inversions.

    According to Ruppelt, the actually investigation ruled out temperature inversions. In fact, he discovered that every single night of the UFO sightings in Washington, DC, there was indeed a temperature inversion but none of these had previously been mistaken for UFOs.

    Ruppelt also discovered that UFOs were a common occurrence in Washington, DC that summer. On May 23, from 8:00 p.m. until midnight, fifty unknown targets had been tracked on radar. There were several similar incidents throughout the summer, including the night of the press conference.  As a result, to Ruppelt the objects could only be designated as “unknowns.”

    Alleged pictures and videos of this event can be found on the internet. However, they are all either reflections or recreations of the events. No pictures or video was actually captured. However, the cases remain unsolved.

    Image often mistaken for 1952 UFO encounter. The lights in the sky are actually reflections from the lights on the posts.

    Image often mistaken for 1952 UFO encounter. The lights in the sky are actually reflections from the lights on the posts.

    Ruppelt says this case convinced many that that UFOs were interplanetary spaceships.

    If the objects over Washington DC in 1952 could not be explained, it seems obvious that an incursion of this sort would pose a threat to national security.

    In the government’s UFO files there is a memo that claims the cases that posed a real threat were not included in the Blue Book files, and researchers have been tracking where those cases went.

    They have discovered that the U.S. Air Force has taken UFO incidents seriously after the closing of Blue Book in 1969. And the cases that made it to this high-level reporting system are even more fascinating and alarming than the events in 1952.

    We’ll take a look at this reporting system and the cases that have been discovered to have prompted its use in the next episode of Open Minds UFO Magazine.

    To find out more about the experts in the video:

    John Alexander: JohnBAlexa nder.com

    Nick Pope: NickPope.net

    Paul Dean: UFOs-Documenting-The-Evidence-Blogspot.com

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    28-09-2016 om 23:43 geschreven door peter

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    GOUDEN RING EN NOG MEER BIZARRE VONDSTEN OP MARS.

    Het loopt zo langzamerhand de spuigaten uit met vreemde dingen die worden gevonden op de planeet Mars. 

    Van een gouden buitenaardse ring tot een slang en nog veel meer bizarre dingen die volgens NASA niet voorkomen op Mars. 



    Het begint nu toch wel een beetje belachelijk te worden met alle niet natuurlijke dingen die er worden aangetroffen op de foto’s die volgens NASA door de Rovers op Mars zijn gemaakt. 

    Wanneer die foto’s inderdaad gemaakt zijn op Mars, dan bewijst dit zonder meer buitenaards leven en wanneer ze niet op Mars zijn gemaakt, dan is het logisch dat er zoveel aardse voorwerpen worden gevonden. 

    Wat te denken van de volgende gouden ring die is aangetroffen op één van de foto’s? Het zal moeilijk worden voor NASA om dit te verklaren als een natuurlijk object.


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    Of wat te denken van een slang? Ook iets dat niet zou mogen voorkomen op een planeet die alleen uit rotsformaties zou bestaan.


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    Of hoe komt een volkomen natuurlijk gecrashte vliegende schotel terecht op het oppervlak van Mars? Deze ontdekking is gedaan de inmiddels bekende Youtubegebruiker Streetcap1. 


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    In de hiernavolgende video zie je een compilatie van vreemde en bizarre ontdekkingen op de planeet Mars die er niet thuis horen. 

    Met dit alles wordt NASA zo langzamerhand aardig in een hoek gemanoeuvreerd, want ze moeten zo meteen of toegeven dat alle foto’s op aarde zijn gemaakt en ze nooit op Mars zijn geweest of ze moeten toegeven dat er buitenaards leven bestaat. 

    Het enige dat wij zeker weten op dit moment is dat ze liegen, want dat is tegenwoordig de norm. 

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    28-09-2016 om 23:26 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.HOELANG VOORDAT EEN METEORIET INSLAAT IN DE BEWOONDE WERELD? ( VIDEO )

    HOELANG VOORDAT EEN METEORIET INSLAAT IN DE BEWOONDE WERELD? ( VIDEO )

    Afgelopen zondagnacht werd de kust van het Australische Queensland opgeschrikt door een enorme lichtflits en huizen die trilden alsof er een zware aardbeving plaatsvond. 

    Later bleek dat het waarschijnlijk gaat om een meteoriet die net voor de kust is ingeslagen, maar hoelang duurt het voordat de bewoonde wereld wordt geraakt? 




    Ongeveer een week geleden schreven wij dat de aarde wederom aan een ramp was ontsnapt, omdat een aantal asteroïden rakelings langs de aarde scheerden. 

    En zo te zien is er nu weer iets dergelijks gebeurd, alleen dit keer kwam het brok ruimtepuin wél onze atmosfeer binnen en veroorzaakte totale paniek aan de Australische kust in Queensland. 

    Men weet op dit moment niet helemaal zeker wat er precies naar beneden kwam bij Turkey Beach in Queensland, maar het meest waarschijnlijke scenario is een meteoriet. 

    Het voorval vond plaats in de nacht van zaterdag op zondag en wat er gebeurde zag er uit zoals te zien op de volgende afbeelding:


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    De telefoonlijnen van de hulpdiensten waren overbelast vanwege ongeruste mensen die zeiden dat ze het gevoel hadden dat er een aardbeving plaatsvond omdat hun huizen op hun grondvesten stonden te trillen. 

    Honderden mensen rapporteerden ook een fel licht en volgens sommige berichten was er zelfs sprake van twee objecten en niet één. 

    Deze melding kwam van enkele mensen die in een boot aan het vissen waren en zeiden dat ze de drukgolf konden voelen in de boot waarin ze zaten. 

    De mensen die daar wonen hebben ontzettend veel geluk gehad, want volgens de berichten is de meteoriet in zee geland en heeft het geen verdere schade veroorzaakt. 

     

    Maar, niet alleen in Australië komen dit soort dingen voor want afgelopen vrijdag was er ook een dergelijke vuurbol bij ons te zien. 

    De volgende opname is gemaakt in het Engelse graafschap Kent. 

     

    Op het navolgende plaatje staan de meldingen zoals die zijn binnengekomen bij de American Meteor Society. 

    Meer dan 100 waarnemingen vanuit Duitsland, Nederland, België en Engeland. 


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    Het gaat hier niet meer over incidenten, maar over een structurele toename van het aantal vuurbollen in de lucht. 

    Nogmaals de statistiek die we lieten zien in het eerdere artikel en daaruit blijkt dat er ieder jaar meer vuurbollen worden waargenomen.


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    In de afgelopen weken twee asteroïden die rakelings langs de aarde scheren zonder dat iemand deze heeft ontdekt en een meteoriet die inslaat net voor de kust van Australië. 

    Dat is in een periode van enkele weken drie keer dat de aarde aan een ramp is ontsnapt, dus wat is de kans dat dit zo blijft doorgaan en er niet vandaag of morgen een grote stad wordt geraakt? Dan kunnen ze de Russen daar de schuld weer van geven.

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Light Entity Caught Over Slippery Rock, PA - September 18, 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.

    Light Entity Caught Over Slippery Rock, PA - September 18, 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News



    Date of sighting: Sept 18, 2016
    Location of sighting: Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, USA
    News source: MUFON #79259

    This is a light entity. They do not need ships to travel in and they move around very fast. In a blink of an eye they can make a 500 meter circle in the sky above you...yes, I have seen a a fleet of about 50 of them one night with my family, and yes, about 5 of them came back and did the circle thing above us for almost ten minutes. They see you faster than you will notice them. They think on a turbo charged level, meaning 10-50X our own speed and move equally with that, but their curiosity often gets them caught on camera. 

    Scott C. Waring

    Eyewitness states:

    Hello, my name is [Name removed]. I'm currently a student at slippery rock university double majoring in physics/mechanical engineering, and this is my ufo story. Let me start off by saying: I usually try to rationalize things before I come to conclusions, but I can tell you that this wasn't ball lighting, dust particles, or bugs. I was doing my statics homework at 10:20-10:27pm Saturday September 18th when suddenly I notoced a bright dot out of the corner of my eye followed by my neighbors dog barking like crazy.
    Upon noticing these things, I then turned towards the window and saw a very bright, basketball sized, white/silver, beautifully uniquely shaped ufo (orb). This orb was like nothing ive ever seen or experienced before. The best way I can describe it is somewhat angelic. It's shape was mainly spherical, but looked Like it was a spherical shape hard to comprehend(like a 2 dimensional creature seeing a 3 dimensional sphere). It's almost like it came from a higher dimensional plane, managed to somehow project to our plane, gave off a feeling of power and love, and was accompanied by a light humming sound. I hypothesize that mathematically, this type of "dimensional projection" can be explained by mapping from a 4 dimensional vector plane(their reality) onto a 3 dimensional vector plane(our reality) (linear algebra transformations). This would allow an orb of possibly a higher dimension to travel to lower dimensions and be visible to us 3 dimensional creatures. The orb's travel path was linear, traveling from the woods (behind the back parking lot of my building) to a lamp post (in the back parking lot). While traveling, it was pulsating. Again, I was absolutely astonished by this object. The duration of time it took the orb to travel from the woods to the lamp post was approximately 1 minute. When the orb neared the light post, it caused the lights to dim initially.
    When the lights brightened, the orb started to almost "dance" around them in some sort of way. The object appeared to be metallic and have some sort of electric and magnetic field around it. With that being said, It's almost like the orb was trying to "charge" itself by interacting it's magnetic field against the electric field emitted by the light (this is explained by the solinoid-coil experiment to create a charge). As the orb did this it started to brighten. After staring at this orb baffled, confused, and coming to the realization that I wasn't seeing things, I took out my phone and started recording it. After a couple seconds of recording I waved my hands to try to get it's attention. Upon seeing me, the orb started to zigzag from one point in space to another instantly (null geodesic) and then suddenly vanished instantly. Also, the object appears to disappear traveling to the left. I submitted the original unedited video I took below so if you want to see how the object actually takes off, slow down the time frames in the video at the time gap from 32s- 36s.
    Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and watch the video. And as a junior physics and engineering student I ensure the accuracy of the theory and invite you to look into the physics/mathematical topics after watching the video to try to make sense of these ufos and their nature. Hope to hear back from you soon.

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    28-09-2016 om 23:10 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Bright Disk Seen Over New York On Sept 11, 2016, Photos, UFO Sighting News

    Bright Disk Seen Over New York On Sept 11, 2016, Photos, UFO Sighting News.


    Date of sighting: Sept 11, 2016
    Location of sighting: Colonie, New York, USA
    Source: MUFON #79390

    UFOs are often seen around sunset due to the setting angle of the sun and the eyewitness to the event. Any cloak craft would become visible for a few minutes around this time, the orange from the craft is from the setting sun. Great catch, but wish we had video for the craft to show us how it moved and if it made any noise. 

    Scott C. Waring

    Eyewitness states:

    On 9/11/2016 around 7:10pm I was with my sister driving by Central Avenue on Colonie NY on my way to Schenectady. My sister observed a brilliant light on the sky. When I looked the light was steady, didn't move for about 3 minutes. I quickly thought it was a ufo. It impacted us and my sister parked the car and I got my cell phone to take pictures, which are the ones attached. It look like a cigar type. Then the first ufo moved and then 2 more showed up and were steady for about a minute and then the 3 of them disappeared.

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    28-09-2016 om 23:02 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.UFO Encounters Over Washington DC

    UFO Encounters Over Washington DC

    DC UFO sightings

    Some people would ask why aliens seem to don’t care about landing on the White House lawn. Many may be surprised to learn that UFOs created a panic in Washington, D.C. in 1952. Jets were scrambled when the Air Force noticed UFOs nearby, but jet pilots could not catch the unknown flying objects. These UFO incursions happened in multiple instances, and U.S. Air Force UFO investigators observed one of them from the control tower at Washington National Airport.

    The U.S. Air Force investigation could be the most thorough examination of the UFO issue. They started their investigation in 1948, which was called Project Sign, then changed to Project Grudge, and finally called Project Blue Book.

    As a result of these studies, the Air Force points three things:

    (1) No UFOs has posed any threat to the national security;

    (2) No technological developments or principles beyond the present-day scientific knowledge has been found from the sightings submitted to or discovered by the Air Force; and

    (3) There has been no proof that sightings categorized as “unidentified” are extraterrestrial craft or vehicles.

    However, it appears that not everyone involved in the investigations shared the same conclusions.

    The head of Project Blue Book at the time stated that the July 1952 UFO sightings over Washington, D.C. had made headlines worldwide and confused the Air Force. The mysterious events lasted for several days that highlighted with many radar detections of unidentified flying objects, and many people from the ground witnessed some of the events. Jets were scrambled in many of the sightings and each of these incidents, the UFOs managed to outmaneuver the jets.

    Various photos and videos about UFOs over Washington DC are all over the internet, but they are all either recreations or reflections of the incidents. No videos or pictures were captured, but the case remains unsolved.

    Lead Air Force investigator Captain Edward Ruppelt, head of Project Blue Book from 1952 to 1953, explained the investigation of the events in Washington, D.C. in his book. Ruppelt wrote that many in the Air Force were convinced the UFOs were interplanetary spaceships.

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    Illinois: 5 floating orbs over Lake Michigan 27-Sep-2016

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    Check out this amazing footage of a bright orbs hovering in the sky above Lake Michigan in US state Illinois. This was filmed yesterday (27th August 2016).

    Witness report: 

    At 7:25 PM on 9-27-2016 I looked out my window to see 5 bright lights floating over Lake Michigan. Specifically in front of the South Street Beach area of Evanston,IL. They were initially in a linear formation and then moved to a T formation. Three of the orbs slowly broke away to form a triangle. After 30 minutes the orbs disappeared. A delivery driver coming to my home also saw the lights. There were planes flying past these lights. I have photos and video.

    Author (source: MUFON)

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    28-09-2016 om 22:47 geschreven door peter

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    The 9 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics

    28-09-2016 om 01:49 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Moon Speck Captured in Stunning View of Saturn's Rings

    Moon Speck Captured in Stunning View of Saturn's Rings

    Moon Speck Captured in Stunning View of Saturn's Rings
    Saturn's rings part ways for the planet's moon Pan in this image taken July 2, 2016 by the Cassini spacecraft. The moon holds open the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring, a 200-mile (325 kilometer) wide opening.
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    A speck of a moon makes big waves in a new image of Saturn's rings taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

    Captured July 2, 2016, the image shows Saturn's moon Pan inside the Encke gap, a 200-mile-wide (325 kilometers) space held open by the moon's orbit. Because the gravitational forces of Pan sweep most particles out of the gap, the moon is known as a "shepherd." The thin white lines seen in the gap are ringlets, mini-rings made of particles that Pan doesn't kick out of the gap, but does affect its orbit. [Latest Saturn Photos from Cassini's Orbiter]

    Pan is only about 12 miles (20 kilometers) in diameter. Astronomers first inferred this tiny satellite's presence from gravitational disturbances captured by the Voyager program, which began in 1977, sending two spacecraft to the furthest reaches of the solar system. (Voyager has kept on chugging past that original mission: In 2013, NASA reported that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had become the first manmade object to make it tointersteller space, outside the bounds of the solar system.)

    It wasn't until 1991, however, that scientists reported visual confirmation of Pan. Writing in the journal Nature, Mark Showalter, then of Stanford University, discovered that the moon was visible as a speck in images taken by the Voyager mission. Cassini's views are sharper: This image was taken by the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera in visible light when the spacecraft was about 840,000 miles (1.4 million km) from Saturn, according to NASA. Even so, Pan has been brightened by a factor of two so that it stands out against the dark of the Encke gap.

    The Cassini mission is a partnership of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The spacecraft launched in 1997, carrying a probe called Huygens that landed on Titan, Saturn's largest satellite, in 2005. Cassini continues to orbit Saturn. Later this year, NASA plans to send the spacecraft into a set of orbits the agency is calling the Grand Finale, which will send Cassini circling the planet's poles just outside the outermost ring. The spacecraft will then shoot the gap between the innermost ring and the planet's atmosphere to measure Saturn's gravitational fields and even sample its outer atmosphere.

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    28-09-2016 om 01:20 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Best UFO Photo in the World Taken at Arenal, Costa Rica 45 Yrs Ago

    Best UFO Photo in the World Taken at Arenal, Costa Rica 45 Yrs Ago

    On September 4, 1971, the Costa Rican National Geographic Institute was taking aerial photos from 10,000 feet of Lake Cote, the small body of water that would later become the larger Lake Arenal, as part of preliminary studies for the future hydroelectric project, reported CRHoy recently.

    The study was funded by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to determine water sources in the area for their planned hydroelectric project.

    Photographer Sergio Loaiza, along with Costa Ricans Juan Bravo and Francisco Reyes, traveled on a twin-engine Canadian F680 with a special 100 lb map-making camera donated by the German government rigged onto the floor of the plane snapping a photo about every 13 seconds.

    It was during this aerial inspection that what is considered to be the best photograph of a UFO in the world was taken.

    As explained by ufoevidence.org:

    When the photographs were developed, one of the frames (with the time of 8:25 a.m.) showed what seemed to be a metallic disc about 160ft in diameter, which had just left, or was on the point of entering, the lake. It was giving off light, and had made a sudden manoeuvre at the instant the photo was taken. The object showed up on neither the previous frame of film nor the one afterwards. Checks on the negative eliminated tricks of the light as an explanation.

    What the geographers had seen was an extraordinary but little-known phenomenon – a USO. Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs, have been reported for centuries. What few people realise is that USOs – Unidentified Submergible Objects – have been reported for almost as long. Sometimes, as in the mysterious incident at Lake Cote, a UFO can be seen transforming itself into a USO, or vice versa.”

    Photographer Loaiza said that after the photographs were developed, and the object appearing in that one frame was discussed, he and his colleagues were forbidden from divulging any information about what the scientists on the ICE-Lake Arenal project considered to be a UFO.

    In 1979, Ricardo Vilchez, one of the project team members, sent the photograph to an organization in the United States called Ground Saucer Watch (GSW) which analyzes these types of cases. GSW determined that the image was true and unadulterated, reported CRHoy.

    After that, the photograph became public in the Costa Rican media.

    “It’s one of the most compelling scientific confirmations that UFOs are real,” recounts Oscar Sierra, a UFO researcher based in Costa Rica.

    Sierra said the photograph was analyzed in France and the United States by different organizations that studied the case, and all confirmed the object’s existence.

    Wendy Anders - The Costa Rica Star

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    27-09-2016 om 23:39 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Scientists To Uncover How Cosmic Dust Impacts Life on Earth

    Scientists To Uncover How Cosmic Dust Impacts Life on Earth

     
    A starry sky, with a bright column due to zodiacal light, illuminates the desert landscape around Cerro Paranal, home to ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT).
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    IN BRIEF
    • Scientists develop a new method to learn more about the composition of cosmic dust
    • The development will not only lead to a better understanding of the cosmos, but also has practical applications here on Earth.

    A DUSTY PLANET

    Every year, as the Earth moves around the sun, it sweeps cosmic dust along its way. These dust particles are remnants left by passing comets and asteroids orbiting the sun. An estimated 5 to 300 metric tons (5.5 – 330 US tons) enter the Earth’s atmosphere each day.

    Looking to further understand cosmic dust, atmospheric chemistry professor John Plane and a team of researchers from the University of Leeds in Great Britain developed a new experimental Meteoric Ablation Simulator (MASI).

    “Only relatively recent advances in computing hardware and software have allowed us to address the precise timing and substantial computational requirements needed for MASI,” according to David Bones, one of the researcher’s in the team.

    Current calculations of the evaporation of cosmic dust particles in the Earth’s atmosphere are largely theoretical, using evidence from field radar and optical observations. The model calculations developed in Leeds, however, were capable of simulating the evaporation of each elemental constituents of cosmic dust, such as silicon, iron, magnesium, sodium, calcium.

    The researchers designed the MASI to confirm these calculations, using particles with similar composition to those in cosmic dust.

    MORE THAN JUST DUST

    “During a particle entry simulation that lasts about 12 seconds, we want to take 6,000 measurements while we are rapidly changing the temperature of the filament to flash-heat the particle with real-time feedback,” said Bones.

    What they found was that their measurements for sodium and iron atmospheric evaporation or ablation confirmed the model, while the calcium ablation measurements did not. This could mean that ablation models need to account for other factors that happen when cosmic dust particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

    Now, don’t imagine cosmic dust to be just useless floating particles forming dense clouds in space. Aside from giving us ideas about the atmosphere of other planets and their formation, cosmic dust particles affect radio communications, the climate, and even serve as phytoplankton fertilizers in the ocean.

    Credits: ESO/Y. Beletsky
    Credits: ESO/Y. Beletsky

    With tools like the MASI improving our knowledge of metallic ablation in cosmic dust, our understanding of the Earth’s upper atmosphere and the metal layers found there. The applications of this information include understanding the formation of planets and even more practical industrial use, such as particle heating in jet turbines.

    “By better understanding the melting and ablation processes we can design ash-resistant jet engines that could fly without disruption through an ash cloud similar to that created when the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010,” Bones believes.

    The Leeds study is published this week in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments.

    27-09-2016 om 22:42 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Police Thermal Cameras Reveal Invisible UFO Over UK

    Police Thermal Cameras Reveal Invisible UFO Over UK

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     An unidentified flying object (UFO) that was invisible to the naked eye apparently capable of being seen in footage from a police helicopter.

    Police officers piloting a chopper discovered the button-shaped aerial object zipping through the air over the Bristol Channel.

    Details posted along with the video revealed that the air traffic control did not detect the mysterious shape, and it was only spotted on thermal cameras.

    The cops dismissed obvious suggestions as to what it could be since the UFO had a heat signature and was traveling against the wind.

    A police chopper based in St. Athan, a small village in South Wales, reportedly captured the footage, which was later uploaded to its Twitter account.

    Information posted to its account revealed the strange craft was discovered flying around 1000 feet up at 9:30 pm on Saturday evening.

    Multiple viewers said it was a balloon or Chinese lantern, but these explanations can be ruled out with the heat and movement of the UFO.

    Without obvious answers as to what the chopper just recorded on video, many suggested it was aliens.

    The police Twitter account indicated that it was not a lantern as it was going into the wind. It adds that they filmed it for over seven minutes, but it ‘s hard to judge the size.

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    27-09-2016 om 22:01 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.What if the aliens we are looking for are AI?
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    What if the aliens we are looking for are AI?

    The search for extraterrestrial life has so far assumed our cosmic neighbours are organic. What if we’re dealing with artificial intelligence?

    For more than a century we have been broadcasting our presence to the cosmos. This year, the faintest signals from the world’s first major televised event – the Nazi-hosted 1936 Olympics – will have passed several potentially habitable planets. The first season of Game of Thrones has already reached the nearest star beyond our Solar System.

    So why hasn’t ET called us back?

    There are plenty of obvious answers. Maybe there are no intelligent space aliens in our immediate cosmic vicinity. Perhaps they have never evolved beyond unthinking microbial slime or – based on our transmissions – aliens have concluded it is safer to stay away. There is, however, another explanation: ET is nothing like us.

    (Credit: iStock)

    One theory is that the aliens that may have created intelligent algorithms are no longer with us

    (Credit: iStock)

    “If we do find a signal, we shouldn’t expect it’s going to be some sort of soft squishy protoplasmic alien behind the microphone at the other end,” says Seth Shostak, senior astronomer for alien-hunting organisation Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti).

    Seti has been actively searching for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life for more than half a century. Despite tantalising signals (such as this recent one), it has so far drawn a blank. But Shostak believes we should consider looking to our own future to imagine what aliens will be like.

    “Perhaps the most significant thing we’re doing is to develop our own successors,” says Shostak. “If we can develop artificial intelligence within a couple of hundred years of inventing radio, any aliens we are likely to hear from have very likely gone past that point.”

    The big question is whether the AI goes on to become conscious and define its own goals and decide it doesn’t need the biological creatures that developed it – Stuart Clark

    “In other words,” he says, “most of the intelligence in the cosmos, I would venture, is synthetic intelligence and that may disappoint movie goers who expect little grey guys with big eyeballs, no clothes, no hair or sense of humour.”

    The argument assumes that the creatures who built the first AIs – grey guys, hyper- intelligent pan-dimensional beings, sentient trees or whatever – are no longer around.

    “Well they might be,” Shostak concedes, “but once you develop artificial intelligence you can use that to develop the next generation of thinking thing and so on – within 50 years you not only have a machine that’s far smarter than all the previous machines but certainly smarter than all humans put together.”

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    Anyone expecting the grey-skinned aliens from sci-fi films may be disappointed

    (Credit: iStock)

    “The big question,” says astronomer and author of the Search for Earth’s Twin, Stuart Clark, “is whether the AI goes on to become conscious and define its own goals and decide it doesn’t need the biological creatures that developed it.”

    From the self-aware death machines of the Berserker booksto the cyborgs of Battlestar Galactica or The Terminator, science fiction certainly has a rich seam of AIs taking over and wiping out their inferior biological creators. It is not, however, necessarily the inevitable path of any technological civilisation. Artificial Intelligence – truly thinking machines with synthetic super-brains – may not even be possible.

    “It’s very unclear to me that this is inevitably going to happen,” says Clark. “But the key point is we are looking for something we imagine to be a bit like us and we’re limiting the search as a result.”

    Seti could be looking for ET in the wrong place

    Seti uses an array of radio telescope dishes in California to search for signals. The receivers are aimed at star systems where planets have been discovered by Earth or space telescopes such as Nasa’s Kepler observatory. These are planets which might have liquid oceans and life-supporting atmospheres – habitats that have made human evolution possible. But machine intelligences could live anywhere.

    “That’s the whole problem,” says Shostak. “Not only could they be anywhere, it would make sense for them to go to places in the Universe where there were big sources of energy – if you’re going to do a lot of thinking, a lot of energy helps so maybe that’s the place to look.”

    If this is the case, then Seti could be looking for ET in the wrong place. “Instead of having their own fields of radio telescopes,” says Clark, “maybe that money would be better spent equipping every observatory with piggyback equipment that looks at every signal that’s been received and look for repeating patterns.”

    (Credit: iStock)

    Should we be sending signals as well as listening for them?

    (Credit: iStock)

    Whether every observatory would agree to host a Seti sensor is a matter for debate. The technology might, however, reveal some other surprising astronomical discovery. We now know that pulsars are rapidly rotating neutron stars. When Jocelyn Bell discovered the first of these oscillating signals in 1967, only half-jokingly did the University of Cambridge team label it LGM1 for Little Green Men.

    In the short term, Seti is likely to continue its search for life on Earth-like planets. “But,” says Shostak, “over the course of time if we can come up with some ideas of where you might find synthetic intelligence, I think they’ll be more and more experiments aimed at doing that.”

    Another approach would be to broadcast messages from Earth to target regions of the cosmos. It is a controversial strategy that Stephen Hawking has warned could leave the Earth vulnerable to attack and exploitation. "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,” he warned in 2010.

    So are we any closer to discovering whether we are the lone intelligence – AI or not – in the Universe?

    “I don’t agree,” Shostak says. “But Seti has no broadcasting capability and the other thing about broadcasting is that even if you do it, it might be a very long time before you get a response – depending how close the aliens are.”

    So are we any closer to discovering whether we are the lone intelligence – AI or not – in the Universe? “I don’t think you can ever say there’s nothing there, you can’t prove that negative,” Shostak says. “What you can say is that there’s something wrong with our approach so, for me, it’s very, very early days to think about giving up.”

    Clark agrees. “I think Seti should generalise its search as much as possible,” he says. “An answer to ‘yes there’s intelligent life in the Universe’ has profound implications for us and that alone qualifies Seti to carry on.”

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    27-09-2016 om 21:51 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.VIDEO: Conventionele wapens blijken compleet nutteloos tegen UFO boven Peru
    VIDEO: Conventionele wapens blijken compleet nutteloos tegen UFO boven Peru

    VIDEO: Conventionele wapens blijken compleet nutteloos tegen UFO boven Peru

    Uit een recente peiling blijkt dat 80 procent van de Amerikanen gelooft dat de overheid informatie over het bestaan van buitenaards leven verborgen houdt. Waarom wordt er dan zo weinig aandacht besteed aan berichten over buitenaardse bezoekers? Waarom houden de media en de overheid deze informatie achter?

    Mensen eisen dat de overheden geheime stukken over buitenaards leven vrijgeven. Langzaam maar zeker wordt hier gehoor aan gegeven. Tot dusver hebben 40 landen documenten geopenbaard, waaronder Canada, Frankrijk, Engeland en Japan. Zelfs Amerika heeft een aantal stukken vrijgegeven.

    Geabsorbeerd

    Er zijn al veel piloten geweest die geconfronteerd werden met een UFO. In alle gevallen was het onbekende object de piloot te snel af. Het komt ook vaak voor dat hun instrumenten en wapens worden uitgeschakeld, meldt het programma Unsealed Alien Files.

    In april 1980 kreeg een piloot de opdracht om een UFO neer te schieten boven La Joya in Peru. Het object was opgepikt door de radar boven verboden gebied. Toen de piloot het vuur opende op de UFO, was het net alsof de kogels van zijn boordkannon werden geabsorbeerd, aldus Nick Pope, die van 1998 tot 2006 voor het Britse ministerie van Defensie werkte.

    Gloeilamp

    Het object explodeert niet, lijkt de kogels volledig te negeren en vliegt vervolgens met hoge snelheid weg. De wapens die de piloot tot zijn beschikking had, waren compleet nutteloos tegen de UFO. Twintig minuten lang spelen de twee een kat-en-muis spelletje, waarna er iets onverwachts gebeurt.

    De piloot weet dichterbij te komen en ziet dat de UFO de vorm van een gloeilamp heeft en voorzien is van een crèmekleurige koepel. Het object heeft geen vleugels en geen ramen.

    Het ministerie van Defensie concludeerde dat de piloot het vaartuig onderschepte en onder vuur nam, maar geen schade toebracht. Wat heeft de piloot gezien?

    [Unsealed Files]

    27-09-2016 om 21:33 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.ENGELSE POLITIEHELIKOPTER FILMT UFO VOOR DE KUST

    ENGELSE POLITIEHELIKOPTER FILMT UFO VOOR DE KUST 

    De bemanning van een Engelse politiehelikopter is in verwarring omdat ze een vreemd vliegend object filmen voor de kust van Wales. 

    Daarnaast is er een boek opgedoken uit 1716 met op de voorpagina een retro UFO, compleet met wolken en bliksem, net zoals wij vandaag de dag overal zien. 



    Soms komen er in onze geschiedenis verrassende dingen boven water zoals een boek uit 1716 geschreven in Latijn en waarvan de omslag er meer dan interessant uit ziet. Met een accreditatie van een inauguratierede/oratie getiteld: Het Goddelijk wiskundig principe.

    Het boek ziet er origineel zo uit:


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    Wanneer je het plaatje wat uitvergroot, zie je het volgende:


    xxx

    Over het wat en hoe van de afbeelding is verder weinig bekend, maar dat het erg doet denken aan een zogenaamde klassieke retro UFO lijkt wel duidelijk. Wat ook opvalt is de tekst die lijkt te verwijzen naar een bijbelvers Psalm 84 vers 12: "Want God, de HEERE, is een Zon en Schild; de HEERE zal genade en eer geven; Hij zal het goede niet onthouden degenen, die in oprechtheid wandelen". En de tekst boven de rots die vrij vertaald lijkt te zeggen: verdedig het goede.

    Ook het tweede aspect, de wolken en de bliksem, zijn dingen die we tegenwoordig iedere keer terug zien en waarbij de kunstmatige wolken enerzijds grotere moederschepen verbergen en anderzijds kunnen fungeren als een soortdimensieportalen. 

    Bovenstaand zijn enorm belangrijke ontdekkingen, want we hebben met dat boek niet te maken met een fantast op Youbube die wat in elkaar knutselt, maar iets wat iemand in die dagen heeft waargenomen. 

    De kans dat een dergelijke afbeelding wordt gemaakt met deze vorm UFO en de bliksem die erbij hoort, berust op toeval, is te verwaarlozen. En daarmee vormt dit boek weer een puzzelstukje in het zo langzamerhand overweldigende bewijs dat er buitenaardsen op deze planeet waren in het verleden en er ook nu nog steeds zijn. 

    Tegenwoordig moet je er altijd rekening mee houden dat een dergelijke UFO ook door mensen gemaakt kan zijn. In het jaar dat het boek uitkwam, in 1716, was daar geen sprake van en mag je aannemen dat die UFO op die afbeelding van buitenaardse oorsprong is. 

    Toen waren de mensen in verwarring als ze iets dergelijks observeerden en wat dat betreft is er tegenwoordig niet zo gek veel veranderd. 

    Een Engelse politiehelikopter vliegt enkele dagen geleden boven het Bristol Channel wanneer hun infraroodcamera een rond object waarneemt. 

    Het voorval vond plaats afgelopen zaterdagavond rond half tien en het object vloog op een hoogte van ongeveer 300 meter (heel laag dus). 

    Ze dachten in eerste instantie te maken te hebben met een soort Thaise lampion, maar bedachten later dat dit niet mogelijk was omdat het object tegen de wind in bewoog.


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    De bemanning heeft geen enkel idee waar ze mee te maken hadden en hebben het object 7 minuten lang kunnen volgen. Ze hebben geprobeerd over te schakelen naar een daglicht-camera, maar daar was niets op te zien. 

    Het object was er wel degelijk omdat het hitte afgaf en daardoor werd geregistreerd door de infraroodcamera. 

    Ufoloog Scott Waring is ervan overtuigd dat deze UFO afkomstig is uit de zee, vanuit een buitenaardse basis aldaar voor de kust en dat wanneer de helikopter hem wat langer had gevolgd, ze deze waarschijnlijk in de zee hadden kunnen zien verdwijnen.

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    27-09-2016 om 21:21 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Origin Unknown! Police Helicopter Chases UFO! Biological USOs UK! TR3B Canada! +BONUS UFO Video 2016
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    Origin Unknown! Police Helicopter Chases UFO! Biological USOs UK! TR3B Canada! +BONUS UFO Video 2016

    Kirk Michaels “last night at 10:25 pm last night on the Napa Vallejo line I just couldn’t come up with an explanation as to why a plane would be flying at what seemed like 5 mph.. I’ve been on planes many times in the day and at night and it didn’t seem like a plane” 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRkme1T6qNk

    Mark Video taken of a white sphere hoovering on top of trees in the park ( Mark, Vancouver, BC, Canada). On September the 23rd 2016 around noon, I was having cigarette before I go to the university. While sitting on the balcony ( approximately 12pm, noon and cloudy, raining day). After few seconds I realized that I see something very bright hoovering over the tees in the park. I looked around and believe me or not coming to this space to have a cigarette five times a day I know where all city lights usually are. Especially it was day time, you know how strong that light have to be in order to shine this way. First, I thought maybe its one of the lights coming from the bridge we have far down an that area but after fog cleared I see that that was not the spot where the bridge is, plus we never have lights working day time only at night. Coming back to its shine power, seriously it was emitting light like small star but during the day ( imagine how bright that would be at night)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0hmL1nZ1dI

    Police Helicopter Films UFO With Infra Red Camera link 

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    UFO Sightings Police Helicopter Chases UFO! Biological USOs UK!? TR3B Canada! 9/27/2016

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    27-09-2016 om 21:12 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Missouri witness photographs silent hovering sphere
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    Missouri witness photographs silent hovering sphere

    A Missouri witness at O’Fallon reported watching and photographing a sphere-shaped object that was hovering and slow moving overhead at an undetermined altitude, according to testimony in Case 79276 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    Witness image 1. (Credit: MUFON)

    Witness image 1.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The reporting witness and his wife had a similar experience about one month ago, but were unable to capture the object with a camera. At 4:30 p.m. on September 19, 2016, a similar object appeared in the sky and the witness was able take photos.

    “We were relaxing outside on our patio and I looked up,” the witness stated.“There was a white dot in the sky. It was pretty much stationary. I asked my wife to get my camera. It had not moved and I went back in to get my telephoto lens. A 55 to 300mm zoom. I took several pictures of the object.”

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 2. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 2.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 3. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 3.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness could not determine the object’s size or altitude.

    “Not having anything for size reference I could not determine the altitude that it was at. The sky was perfectly clear and what struck me interesting was that there was no air traffic the whole time we were outside. We were outside for approximately 45 minutes. We went into the house to prepare dinner. I checked on it several times and it was still visible. So the entire time it was directly overhead was probably an hour. I stopped looking at that time.”

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 4. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 4.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness described the object.

    “It was silent and appeared to be stationary. It did move from the west to the east over the hour we watched it. If I were to estimate the distance it traveled in that timeframe, I would put it at one to two miles at the most. Our dogs were outside with us and showed no behavior change or even sensed what we were seeing. I used a Nikon 12 MP camera with the telephoto to take the pictures. I probably shot over 100. It was just so slow moving that I took several in hopes of getting some clear images. I thought it might have been a weather balloon. It moved so slowly that I felt it probably wasn’t a balloon. I am attaching several pictures for your review. Maybe it’s a balloon…maybe not.”

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 5. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 5.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    O’Fallon is a city along Interstate 70 and Interstate 64 between Lake St. Louis and St. Peters in St. Charles County, Missouri, population 79,329. Missouri Chief Investigator Joe Palermo is investigating. The witness provided five images with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 19, 2016. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

    http://www.niburu.nl/categorie/ufo/ }

    27-09-2016 om 21:01 geschreven door peter

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    Missouri witness photographs silent hovering sphere

    A Missouri witness at O’Fallon reported watching and photographing a sphere-shaped object that was hovering and slow moving overhead at an undetermined altitude, according to testimony in Case 79276 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    Witness image 1. (Credit: MUFON)

    Witness image 1.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The reporting witness and his wife had a similar experience about one month ago, but were unable to capture the object with a camera. At 4:30 p.m. on September 19, 2016, a similar object appeared in the sky and the witness was able take photos.

    “We were relaxing outside on our patio and I looked up,” the witness stated.“There was a white dot in the sky. It was pretty much stationary. I asked my wife to get my camera. It had not moved and I went back in to get my telephoto lens. A 55 to 300mm zoom. I took several pictures of the object.”

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 2. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 2.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 3. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 3.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness could not determine the object’s size or altitude.

    “Not having anything for size reference I could not determine the altitude that it was at. The sky was perfectly clear and what struck me interesting was that there was no air traffic the whole time we were outside. We were outside for approximately 45 minutes. We went into the house to prepare dinner. I checked on it several times and it was still visible. So the entire time it was directly overhead was probably an hour. I stopped looking at that time.”

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 4. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 4.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    The witness described the object.

    “It was silent and appeared to be stationary. It did move from the west to the east over the hour we watched it. If I were to estimate the distance it traveled in that timeframe, I would put it at one to two miles at the most. Our dogs were outside with us and showed no behavior change or even sensed what we were seeing. I used a Nikon 12 MP camera with the telephoto to take the pictures. I probably shot over 100. It was just so slow moving that I took several in hopes of getting some clear images. I thought it might have been a weather balloon. It moved so slowly that I felt it probably wasn’t a balloon. I am attaching several pictures for your review. Maybe it’s a balloon…maybe not.”

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 5. (Credit: MUFON)

    Cropped and enlarged witness image 5.

    (Credit: MUFON)

    O’Fallon is a city along Interstate 70 and Interstate 64 between Lake St. Louis and St. Peters in St. Charles County, Missouri, population 79,329. Missouri Chief Investigator Joe Palermo is investigating. The witness provided five images with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 19, 2016. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

    http://www.niburu.nl/categorie/ufo/ }

    27-09-2016 om 21:01 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.World Scientist Warns Alien UFO Threat Is Real! Get Ready Something Is Happening! 9/24/2016
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    World Scientist Warns Alien UFO Threat Is Real! Get Ready Something Is Happening! 9/24/2016

    World Scientist Warns Alien Threat Is Real! Get Ready Something Is Happening! 9/24/2016 Is The MATRIX And HAWKING Theory Correct? Over 58% Of Scientist Think We Are Living In A Matrix!

    #1 Most Viewed UFO Youtube Channel Thirdphaseofmoon Shares Your Incredible UFO Videos To the World! Upload your UFO Video To Youtube, Then Copy Paste The Link To My Email!cousinsbrothersproductions@gmail.com Keep Your Eyes on the Skies! We are not Alone!

    http://www.niburu.nl/categorie/ufo/ }

    27-09-2016 om 20:57 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Giant UFO Seen On Live Cam Over Hessdalen, Norway On Sept 26, 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.

    Giant UFO Seen On Live Cam Over Hessdalen, Norway On Sept 26, 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.

    Date of sighting: Sept 26, 2016
    Location of sighting: Hessdalen, Norway
    Source cam: http://www.hessdalen.org/station/stream2.shtml


    Streetcap1 caught this light as it rides the edge of a giant disk hidden in the cloud. Hessdalen is a small valley in the central part of Norway. Ever since 1981 residents of the Valley have been concerned and alarmed about strange, unexplained lights that appeared at many locations in the sky. Since then, thousands of lights were observed, but the Norway Gov refuses to investigate, probably due to them having an agreement with the aliens. Hessdalen is home to an alien base 3-5km deep below the surface, and they are sometimes seen during their exit and entrance into this base.
    Scott C. Waring

    Streetcap1 states:

    I thought these were the Northern Lights at first, maybe they are, but we are looking West from the webcam. I checked about a half hour later and there were no lights, just clear sky. I will link this so you can check live for yourselves and maybe catch something interesting. Streetcap1.

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    27-09-2016 om 20:49 geschreven door peter

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    New video of UFOs over Las Vegas, Nevada 25-Sep-2016

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    Here’s a new footage of a bright unknown object flashing in the sky above Las Vegas in Nevada. This was filmed on 25th September 2016.

    Witness report: 

    I shot this video from my backyard in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, Nevada on the night of September 25, 2016.
    It was another clear night last night. Very unusual because earlier the local news weatherman said we were experiencing wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour. The wind wasn’t much of a problem at all on my side of town. I trained the camera on one spot and allowed it to film until the battery ran dead and this is the result. If I had to guess it looks as if there was an object that remained stationary for more than an hour while other objects tended to it for reasons unknown.

    Author (Steven Barone @ youtube)

    http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/ }

    27-09-2016 om 20:36 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Police Thermal Cameras Reveal Invisible UFO Over UK

    Police Thermal Cameras Reveal Invisible UFO Over UK

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     An unidentified flying object (UFO) that was invisible to the naked eye apparently capable of being seen in footage from a police helicopter.

    Police officers piloting a chopper discovered the button-shaped aerial object zipping through the air over the Bristol Channel.

    Details posted along with the video revealed that the air traffic control did not detect the mysterious shape, and it was only spotted on thermal cameras.

    The cops dismissed obvious suggestions as to what it could be since the UFO had a heat signature and was traveling against the wind.

    A police chopper based in St. Athan, a small village in South Wales, reportedly captured the footage, which was later uploaded to its Twitter account.

    Information posted to its account revealed the strange craft was discovered flying around 1000 feet up at 9:30 pm on Saturday evening.

    Multiple viewers said it was a balloon or Chinese lantern, but these explanations can be ruled out with the heat and movement of the UFO.

    Without obvious answers as to what the chopper just recorded on video, many suggested it was aliens.

    The police Twitter account indicated that it was not a lantern as it was going into the wind. It adds that they filmed it for over seven minutes, but it ‘s hard to judge the size.

    http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/ }

    27-09-2016 om 20:33 geschreven door peter

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    New Book Details The English Woman Alien Abduction Experience

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    A new book by renowned author and UFO expert Roy Dutton will detail a terrifying extraterrestrial experience that happened more than 20 years ago to an English woman.

    The Moment Alien Abduction Took Place
    Valerie Walters revealed that her alien abduction experience happened at around 1:45 a.m. on July 16, 1981, when she was 26 years old. She was driving home together with two friends Vivienn and Rosemary from a night out in Sheffield, UK.

    Walters and her friends began to get terrified after a strange light appeared in their view in the sky. Then they started to get panic after they spotted a huge craft hovering above their car.
    After that moment, Walters can’t exactly remember what took place next. She recalled hearing a beeping noise that made her sleepy.

    How Aliens Abducted Walters
    Walters recalled that her friends were gone, so, she came out of the car to look for them. Strangely, the car suddenly vanished, and she heard an unusual voice telling her not to get afraid.
    After listening to the odd voice, Walters said that she felt like being vacuumed. The next thing she recalled was when she was in front of some strange beings.

    Walters said that she was in a room, which she described as white and wedge in shape, with a male and female humanoid beings having shoulder length dark hair and blue eyes.

    Walters stated that she and her friends reported their terrifying experience to the police, but the case wasn’t taken seriously. She also disclosed that her friends could not recall entirely what had transpired.

    http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/ }

    27-09-2016 om 20:29 geschreven door peter

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    NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

    Composite image of Europa superimposed on Hubble data

    This composite image shows suspected plumes of water vapor erupting at the 7 o’clock position off the limb of Jupiter’s moon Europa. The plumes, photographed by NASA’s Hubble’s Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, were seen in silhouette as the moon passed in front of Jupiter. Hubble’s ultraviolet sensitivity allowed for the features -- rising over 100 miles (160 kilometers) above Europa’s icy surface -- to be discerned. The water is believed to come from a subsurface ocean on Europa. The Hubble data were taken on January 26, 2014. The image of Europa, superimposed on the Hubble data, is assembled from data from the Galileo and Voyager missions.
    Credits: NASA/ESA/W. Sparks (STScI)/USGS Astrogeology Science Center

    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes.

    The observation increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able to sample Europa’s ocean without having to drill through miles of ice.

    “Europa’s ocean is considered to be one of the most promising places that could potentially harbor life in the solar system,” said Geoff Yoder, acting associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “These plumes, if they do indeed exist, may provide another way to sample Europa’s subsurface.”

    The plumes are estimated to rise about 125 miles (200 kilometers) before, presumably, raining material back down onto Europa's surface. Europa has a huge global ocean containing twice as much water as Earth’s oceans, but it is protected by a layer of extremely cold and hard ice of unknown thickness. The plumes provide a tantalizing opportunity to gather samples originating from under the surface without having to land or drill through the ice.

    The team, led by William Sparks of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore observed these finger-like projections while viewing Europa's limb as the moon passed in front of Jupiter.

    The original goal of the team's observing proposal was to determine whether Europa has a thin, extended atmosphere, or exosphere. Using the same observing method that detects atmospheres around planets orbiting other stars, the team realized if there was water vapor venting from Europa’s surface, this observation would be an excellent way to see it.

    "The atmosphere of an extrasolar planet blocks some of the starlight that is behind it," Sparks explained. "If there is a thin atmosphere around Europa, it has the potential to block some of the light of Jupiter, and we could see it as a silhouette. And so we were looking for absorption features around the limb of Europa as it transited the smooth face of Jupiter."

    In 10 separate occurrences spanning 15 months, the team observed Europa passing in front of Jupiter. They saw what could be plumes erupting on three of these occasions.

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took direct ultraviolet images of the icy moon Europa transiting across the disk of Jupiter. Out of 10 observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on three of the images. This adds another piece of supporting evidence to the existence of water vapor plumes on Europa; Hubble also detected spectroscopic signatures of water vapor in 2012.
    Credits: Goddard/Katrina Jackson

    This work provides supporting evidence for water plumes on Europa. In 2012, a team led by Lorenz Roth of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, detected evidence of water vapor erupting from the frigid south polar region of Europa and reaching more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) into space. Although both teams used Hubble's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph instrument, each used a totally independent method to arrive at the same conclusion.

    "When we calculate in a completely different way the amount of material that would be needed to create these absorption features, it's pretty similar to what Roth and his team found," Sparks said. "The estimates for the mass are similar, the estimates for the height of the plumes are similar. The latitude of two of the plume candidates we see corresponds to their earlier work."

    But as of yet, the two teams have not simultaneously detected the plumes using their independent techniques. Observations thus far have suggested the plumes could be highly variable, meaning that they may sporadically erupt for some time and then die down. For example, observations by Roth’s team within a week of one of the detections by Sparks’ team failed to detect any plumes.

    If confirmed, Europa would be the second moon in the solar system known to have water vapor plumes. In 2005, NASA's Cassini orbiter detected jets of water vapor and dust spewing off the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

    Scientists may use the infrared vision of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to launch in 2018, to confirm venting or plume activity on Europa. NASA also is formulating a mission to Europa with a payload that could confirm the presence of plumes and study them from close range during multiple flybys.

    “Hubble’s unique capabilities enabled it to capture these plumes, once again demonstrating Hubble’s ability to make observations it was never designed to make,” said Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This observation opens up a world of possibilities, and we look forward to future missions -- such as the James Webb Space Telescope -- to follow up on this exciting discovery.”

    The work by Sparks and his colleagues will be published in the Sept. 29 issue of the Astrophysical Journal.

    The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and ESA (the European Space Agency.) NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. STScI, which is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy in Washington, conducts Hubble science operations.

    For images and more information about Europa and Hubble, visit:

    http://www.nasa.gov/hubble

    and

    http://hubblesite.org/news/2016/33

    http://www.nasa.gov / }

    27-09-2016 om 01:30 geschreven door peter

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    ” V ” Shaped Alien Craft Encounter In California


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    ” V ” SHAPED ALIEN CRAFT ENCOUNTER IN CALIFORNIA
     
    NOVEMBER 15, 2008 ………………… WEST HILLS CALIFORNIA
     
    I have been to untold air shows and really enjoy the most exotic of aircraft and what I saw that friday evening frightened the hell out of me.   I pointed it out to my girlfriend and she asked what it was, I replied, “looks like a friggin’ ufo to me babe!”.   Just between hers and her neighbors house low in the northeastern sky from up here in the foothills an absolutely enormous v shaped craft was lazily headed due north, it’s lack of forward speed almost suggested a lighter than air vehicle if it was a reasonably sized craft, but I knew what I was seeing was either a distorted sense of scale, or this “v” had to be several hundreds of feet across minimum!  There were numerous red lights visible from the lower rear three quarters degree view we had, so we were at it’s “8 o clock low” from it’s vantage.  
    As far as the number of lights  I cannot say for certain.  I am now uncertain if they lined the forward leading edge perimeter, or were line abreast, across the bottom surface, (ventral) at right angle to the center line on the v.  There was a reddish glow emeinating or reflecting off of the bottom, almost a shimmering, with some intricate fine detail barely visible underneath through the reddish glow.  I first attributed to reflection from the nearby forrest fire.
    There were no visible meansof propulsion evident.  I cannot stress the lumberingly slow movement of this object away from us and when it passed behind a neighbors leafless tree.  I quickly sped 30 feet out of the driveway to gain a better unobstructed vantage again, away from the tree, no more than 5 seconds, it was gone!   I could not see any possible obstruction that could have prevented visual re acquisition.  It just vanished!  
    My girlfriend remembers being very aware then of numerous private and light commercial traffic in the sky, as there is always in the vicinity of the Van Nuys airport.  I had this impression as well but feel it was a result of such intense target fixation observing the object then having no stimulus directly forward tends to widen your perception from the tunnel vison we experienced.  We humans are preditors by nature with both eyes fixed forward for expanded depth perception, keyed to movement.  I wish I could say I photographed my sighting, but there are seldom good cameras when you need them around.  I did make a crude animated .Gif file the very next day to try and record the event to the best of my and my gf’s recollection.  I didn’t come forward earlier because I have always scoffed and outwardly derided people who have claimed to have witnessed things like I now have.  I didn’t want to be,”one of those people” but I I am now.  
    I’m not going to pilgramage out to roswell or anything or claim abduction stories, but I will share what I saw, and know to be seen by at least me and my girlfriend. Thank god she was there to back me up!  Lastly, this was above a major population area of more than 1.8 million in the valley alone, within easy visual range of one of the busiest private avaition airports in the world, van nuys airport. it doesn’t add up? 
    NOTE: The above image is CGI.
     
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    27-09-2016 om 01:16 geschreven door peter

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    Father-Of-Two Gardener Stunned To See A UFO Above The Clouds

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    A UFO allegedly soaring high over a busy tram stop stunned a gardener. A father-of-two Peter Lee was out with his daughters on Sunday when they spotted the circular silver shape hovering in the sky in broad daylight.

    The trio were waiting to catch a tram when the UFO suddenly appeared at around 2 p.m.  The unidentified object reportedly drifted into sight and left them in awe.

    Peter, 57, said that they were watching planes flying overhead as they waited for a tram. Then there was a sudden appearance of the UFO to their view. Peter stated that it was flying higher than some planes, and was moving thousands of feet, very slowly up in the air.

    So bizarre for them, Peter made sure he took multiple photos.

    Some people who read the news and saw some of Peter’s pictures think it is a helium balloon. However, Peter doesn’t agree because balloons don’t go that high. Peter explained that looking at the pictures would tell that the UFO was right above the clouds.

    Peter said that he always brings the Canon camera with him as he loves to take pictures of everything. The father believes he snapped a UFO because it is something that is unidentified and they don’t know its identity.

    http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/ }

    27-09-2016 om 00:22 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.The 18th Century Book Is Believed To Carry Evidence On UFOs Visiting Mankind For Centuries

    The 18th Century Book Is Believed To Carry Evidence On UFOs Visiting Mankind For Centuries

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    A Mathematics Latin textbook that was published in 1716 interestingly shows a UFO emerging from the clouds on the cover.

    The UFO looks very similar to the reported unidentified flying objects above the Earth. Thedisc-shaped object is seen above rough seas and below the clouds that produce lightning. The book titled “Liber De Coloribus Coeli, Accedit Oratio Inauguralis De Deo Mathematicorum Principe,” (Amazon link) is written by Johann Caspar Funck.

    The book has gained attention after it was republished on Google Books.

    Writer Reid Moore shared his findings and speculated the disk shape on the cover is a UFO.

    Legends of UFOs started even before the flying saucer stuff became popular.

    In the early 20th century, mysterious airships spotted over Britain even prompted Winston Churchill to order a probe.

    Moore wrote in his blog that the illustration depicts a classic UFO, and the similarity of it to the current consensus of flying objects makes it even more interesting. He pointed out particularly the rounded shape hovering in a dramatic effect – behind storm clouds and propelled by an electrical phenomenon.

    Moore is aware that flying machines have been depicted for centuries in art. However, he still considers the UFO on the book cover unusual considering the 300-year-old date.

    The image on the book cover may be the proof that flying saucer UFOs have been here on Earth since the early 1700s or at very least, it is evidence that some people in that time seem to have thought flying saucers visiting Earth, according to Moore.

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    27-09-2016 om 00:21 geschreven door peter

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    Tennessee Man Witnesses A UFO That He Describes As Orange Line

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    A bright orange line in the sky was spotted by a man in Nashville in Tennessee. The orange line seemed to be two separate lights after zooming in the video recording.

    The witness was on a work break when the incident took place. It was at three early in the morning on August 15, 2016, when he noticed a brilliant orange light in the sky, unlike anything he had ever seen in his usual spot for smoking. The brightness of the light caught his attention, as well as the color that appeared like a street light, but way too big.

    His first thought was the moon behind cloud cover, but he noticed the moon was directly above him. Furthermore, there wasn’t cloud cover that time. Because it was very dark and the object was far away, the witness could not make out any features on it.

    Even after a thorough look, the witness could still not find any details as the lights on the object appeared to cover it. The witness used his phone to record a video of it and after zooming in, he realized the lights were actually two separate lights with a small gap in between. After around a minute, the object started to shrink and turned pure white in a gradual manner. Two minutes later, the object faded away, and the witness lost sight of it.

    The unnamed witness reported his sighting to MUFON, and it is filed under case 78626.

    27-09-2016 om 00:15 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Mercuryquakes May Currently Shake Up the Tiny Planet

    Mercuryquakes May Currently Shake Up the Tiny Planet

    Mercury appears to experience quake-like activity as it shrinks, making it tectonically active just like Earth, scientists say.
    Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/Carnegie Institution of Washington/USGS/Arizona State University

    Mercury may still rumble with earthquakes, or "Mercuryquakes," according to a new study of cliffs on the planet's surface.

    The finding suggests that Earth is not the only tectonically active planet, the authors of the research say.

    Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the solar system, and was a mysterious world until NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft became the first probe to orbit Mercury in 2011. The only other visits it received were the flybys made by NASA's Mariner 10 probe more than 40 years ago. [Photos of Mercury from NASA's Messenger Spacecraft]

    Mariner 10 discovered a vast array of large fault scarps, or cliffs, on Mercury, and MESSENGER revealed that the largest of these scarps are more than 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) long and more than 1.8 miles (3 km) high. 

    Long, steep cliffs (scarps) on the surface of Mercury hint at the possibility that the planet experiences earthquakes, or
    Long, steep cliffs (scarps) on the surface of Mercury hint at the possibility that the planet experiences earthquakes, or "mercuryquakes."
    Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

    Fault scarps form when rocks are pushed together and thrust upward along faults — or fractures — in a planet's crust. The most widely accepted model of the origin of the large fault scarps on Mercury is that they are essentially wrinkles that formed on the planet's surface as that world's heart cooled over time, leading Mercury to shrink in size. Previous research suggested that Mercury may have contracted by about 1.8 to 8.7 miles (3 to 14 km) in diameter.

    During the last 18 months or so of the MESSENGER mission, the spacecraft descended closer to Mercury, helping it to snap pictures of its surface in greater detail. Now scientists have discovered small fault scarps that are less than 6 miles (10 km) long and only up to dozens of feet high.

    The new analysis shows that the pristine appearance of these small fault scarps suggests that they are less than 50 million years old. Previous research suggests that older features would get pockmarked with craters from meteoroid impacts.

    The young nature of these small fault scarps suggests that Mercury is still experiencing quakes that are likely driven by the continued cooling and shrinking of the planet, said study lead author Thomas Watters, a planetary scientist at the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in Washington.

    "These faults on Mercury have got to be accompanied by seismic activity," Watters told Space.com.

    Comparable scarps are seen on the moon, and four seismometers set up on the moon by the Apollo missions detected moonquakes reaching up to magnitude 5 on the Richter scale. 

    "We might expect shallow seismic events of a comparable level on Mercury," Watters said. "We might even see events significantly greater than magnitude 5 with the older, larger scarps."

    The seismometers on the moon detected 28 shallow moonquakes ranging from about magnitude 1.5 to 5 on the Richter scale between 1969 and 1977. 

    "Mercury has the potential for many more earthquakes than the moon, since it's contracted a lot more than the moon has," Watters said.

    It remains a mystery how a planet as small as Mercury has not already cooled down completely and lost all its heat. Instead, Mercury remains warm enough to keep shrinking and to have a molten outer core that has supported a magnetic field for billions of years. 

    "The way that terrestrial bodies like Mercury, Earth and even the moon have evolved thermally is emerging as one of the puzzles that researchers need to solve in planetary science," Watters said.

    The scientists detailed their findings online today (Sept. 26) in the journal Nature Geoscience.

    Follow Charles Q. Choi on Twitter @cqchoi. Follow us @Spacedotcom,Facebook and Google+. Original article on Space.com.

    http://www.space.com/ }

    26-09-2016 om 23:58 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.The Universe Is Directionless, Study Finds

    The Universe Is Directionless, Study Finds

    The Universe Is Directionless, Study Finds
    This map, produced using data collected by the Planck satellite, shows a map of the light left over from the big bang. If the universe were not isotropic, scientists think they would find evidence in maps like this one.
    Credit: ESA/Planck Collaboration.

    The universe, it turns out, looks the same in every direction.

    Of course, this isn't true on a "small scale" — the stars, galaxies, dark matter and interstellar gas that fill the universe are strewn about and clumped together in unique ways. But on a much size scale encompassing the entire universe, new research shows the cosmic landscape doesn't have any preferred direction — there's no axis of spin like the Earth, no massive asymmetries that would orient a cosmic traveler.

    The new study appears to be the most in-depth attempt to answer this question, which confirms a long-held assumption in physics. In addition, it touches on the idea that Earth does not occupy a special place in the universe by showing that not only is no preferred location in the universe, there is no preferred direction.

     

    Some things in the universe look different depending on where you're standing when you look at them, or from which direction you view them. For example, the Milky Way galaxy is a disk that rotates around a central axis like a record on a turntable. The galaxy looks different depending on where its viewed from, so observers in different places see different things.  But a galaxy is also anisotropic — that is, an observer in one location can look in different directions and will see something different. The stars  located far out in the disk move faster as they whip around the center, compared with stars close to the middle. (This is true for an observer inside the galaxy or outside it).

    It's that latter kind of variation that's addressed in the new research paper. If the universe looks the same no matter what direction its viewed from, it's isotropic. If it does have a large-scale dependence on direction, it's anisotropic. 


    If the large-scale structure of the universe is anisotropic — different depending on the direction it is viewed from — that feature would have been present from the get-go. 

    A tiny fraction of a second after the universe sprang to life in the Big Bang, scientists think the cosmos underwent a period of rapid inflation, like a loaf of bread expanding in the oven. Very small, random "fluctuations" (like air bubbles in the dough) made it so the matter in the universe didn't spread out evenly, at least on small scales; It clumped together to form stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters, while leaving some areas mostly empty. (This clumping is also observed in dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about 80 percent of mass in the universe).

    But what if the entire loaf of bread was warped, and not just on small scales? For example, what if space-time, the fabric of the universe, was spinning when inflation began? That would certainly affect how a loaf of bread looked when it finished baking, and it would certainly influence how the universe looks today.

    For example, the universe is still expanding, albeit slower than it was during inflation. That means new space is being created between stars and galaxies, so these objects are all moving away from each other. If scientists measured the rate of expansion and found that things were moving a little faster in one direction and a little slower in another direction, that would indicate that something was lopsided in the universal fabric. That would be evidence of anisotropy.

    If the universe were anisotropic (did not look the same regardless of direction), it would leave an imprint in the cosmic microwave background. This map shows what one such anisotropy might look like (minus the small-scale fluctuations in the light).
    If the universe were anisotropic (did not look the same regardless of direction), it would leave an imprint in the cosmic microwave background. This map shows what one such anisotropy might look like (minus the small-scale fluctuations in the light).
    Credit: D. Saadeh, S. M. Feeney, A. Pontzen, H. V. Peiris, J. D. McEwen

    The universe expanding at different rates in different directions is the simplest way that anisotropy might play out, according to Daniella Saadeh, a graduate student in physics and astronomy at University College London and the lead author of a new research paper that shows the large-scale universe is, in fact, isotropic.

    Saadeh and colleagues looked for signs of anisotropy in data from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite, collected between 2009 and 2013, which maps of the oldest light in the universe — the cosmic microwave background, or the light left over from the Big Bang. If the universe were warped or twisted in some way, that light would likely bear some sign of it, according to the authors.

    Mathematicians have already pointed out ways in which the universe could have been warped or twisted or formed in some way as to create a directional dependence. Those variations can be deduced from Einstein's theory of relativity. Saadeh and her colleagues used computer models to simulate all the ways the universe could be anisotropic, and what each of how each of those outcomes would leave an imprint on the light collected by the Planck satellite. In order to pull this off, Saadeh and colleagues needed both the high-quality data provided by Planck, as well as computer programs that could run through all the possible ways those tweaks could influence how the CMB looks over the span of the entire universe.

    The left panel shows an anisotropic imprint on the cosmic microwave background; the middle panel shows the small-scale variations in the CMB; the right panel shows the combination of those two.
    The left panel shows an anisotropic imprint on the cosmic microwave background; the middle panel shows the small-scale variations in the CMB; the right panel shows the combination of those two.
    Credit: D. Saadeh, S. M. Feeney, A. Pontzen, H. V. Peiris, J. D. McEwen

    "This is a serious challenge, as we found an enormous number of ways the universe can be anisotropic," said Stephen Feeney, a co-author on the paper, who at the time was a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. "It's extremely easy to become lost in this myriad of possible universes — we need to tune 32 dials to find the correct one."

    Because the finding is based on statistical analysis, the conclusion is actually expressed as a likelihood: There is a 1 in 121,000 chance that the universe is not the same in all directions. Saadeh says if anyone wants to improve on that number, they'll likely have to wait for another CMB space observatory that is superior to Planck, and nothing of that nature is under construction.

    In a statement from the University College London, Saadeh notes that "universes that spin and stretch are entirely possible, so it’s important that we've shown ours is fair to all its directions."

    But in fact, the rule book that modern physics follows ― known as the standard model ― assumes that the universe is isotropic, and has no major variations on large scales.

    The standard model describes everything scientists know about the world — all the particles that exist in it, the forces that influence those particles, the laws that govern it all. The model also makes predictions; the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 had been predicted by the standard model about four decades prior. If Saadeh and colleagues had found evidence that the universe was anisotropic, that would have thrown a wrench in the standard model.

    In some ways, that would have been extremely exciting, but Saadeh said in the release:

     "We’re very glad that our work vindicates what most cosmologists assume. For now, cosmology is safe."

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    On Jupiter's Moon Europa, More Tantalizing Signs of Giant Water Plumes

    On Jupiter's Moon Europa, More Tantalizing Signs of Giant Water Plumes
    A suspected water plume erupts from Jupiter's icy moon Europa (visible at the 7 o'clock position at lower left) in this composite image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Jan. 26, 2014. NASA unveiled the image on Sept. 26, 2016.
    Credit: NASA/ESA/W. Sparks (STScI)/USGS Astrogeology Science Center

    Good news on the alien-life-hunting front: The towering plumes emanating from Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa appear to be real.

    In late 2012, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted what seemed to be 125-mile-high (200 kilometers) geysers of water vapor erupting from Europa's south polar region. This news was exciting for astrobiologists and space geeks alike, for it suggested that a robotic probe may be able to sample Europa's huge global ocean — which lies beneath the moon's miles-thick icy shell — without even touching down.

    The 2012 observation remained a tantalizing outlier for years, however; astronomers failed to find the plume again with Hubble despite repeated attempts. But that long-sought repeat detection has finally been made, scientists announced today (Sept. 26). [Possible Water Vapor Plumes On Europa Spotted by Hubble Again (Video)]

    A team led by William Sparks of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore used Hubble to hunt for Europa plumes on 10 separate occasions over a 15-month span. They had success three times, spotting apparent plume activity in January, March and April of 2014.

    "They appear to be real," Sparks said during a news conference today. "The statistical significance is pretty good, and I don’t know of any other natural alternative."

    Still, Sparks stopped short of calling the repeat detection a definitive confirmation. The newly announced detections were made when Europapassed in front of Jupiter from Hubble's perspective, and plume material seemed to block ultraviolet light coming from the giant planet. The observations Hubble made are right on the edge of the iconic telescope's capabilities, Sparks said.

    "We remain cautious," he said. "The problem is that there may be something we don't understand about the instrument, or about our model of the scene, or what Europa looks like in the ultraviolet light."

    Analyzing the Hubble data is also a complex process, which explains why the team is revealing the detections now, more than two years after they were made, Sparks added.

    Two images of Europa created in 2012 and 2014 by separate research teams using different observation methods reveal activity at a common location on Europa. The transit image on the left shows dark patches of light absorption in the same spot where researchers later found auroral emission from hydrogen and oxygen, the dissociation products of water.
    Two images of Europa created in 2012 and 2014 by separate research teams using different observation methods reveal activity at a common location on Europa. The transit image on the left shows dark patches of light absorption in the same spot where researchers later found auroral emission from hydrogen and oxygen, the dissociation products of water.
    Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Sparks (left image) L. Roth (right image)

    The 2012 detection, which was actually announced in December 2013, was made by a different research group, one led by Lorenz Roth of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Roth and his colleagues used a different method to spot the apparent plume, but the two teams' observations dovetail nicely; both conclude that the plume is about 125 miles high and centered in Europa's southern reaches.

    The plume's likely existence should influence the planning of NASA's Europa mission, which the agency aims to launch in the 2020s. This Jupiter-orbiting mission will make multiple flybys of the moon over the course of several years, in an attempt to learn more about Europa's ocean and its potential to support life as we know it.

    "Today's results increase our confidence that water and other materials fromEuropa's ocean — Europa's hidden ocean, hidden under miles of ice — might be on the surface of Europa and available for us to study, without landing and digging through those unknown miles of ice,"said Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    This illustration of ridges and fractures on Europa shows one possible way that water could reach Europa’s surface. Chloride salts in the underground ocean bubble up to the moon's frozen surface.
    This illustration of ridges and fractures on Europa shows one possible way that water could reach Europa’s surface. Chloride salts in the underground ocean bubble up to the moon's frozen surface.
    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    The combined Hubble observations also show that the Europa geysers, if they exist, are intermittent phenomena. If scientists learn more about when and why the geysers erupt, it might even be possible for the as-yet-unnamed NASA mission to fly through a Europan plume.

    "One of the biggest unknowns we have with these putative plumes is understanding their timing," said Curt Niebur, the Europa program scientist at NASA Headquarters. "And I think the more observations we can get with Hubble and with JWST [the James Webb Space Telescope, which NASA aims to launch in 2018] to better understand that, the better we can use that to construct a schedule for when we search for these plumes at close range from the Europa flyby mission."

    Sparks and his team are publishing their results in the Sept. 29 issue of the Astrophysical Journal.

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    What Is “Healthy Skepticism” in Science?

     
    A researcher, seen through a window, prepares DNA in a laboratory at the Bioaster Technology Research Institute in Lyon.
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    IN BRIEF
    Skepticism is a fundamental doctrine for any scientist that asserts nothing should be accepted nor rejected without considerable evidence. Science denial, on the other hand, abjectly refuses to accept established facts.

    THROUGH SQUINTING EYES

    The exercise of critical thinking has always been one of the core principles in the study of the various scientific fields. It is a skill that is hammered into every aspiring scientist through years of training, mountains of literature, and heaps of experimental data. To this end, each scientist is expected to maintain a certain level of skepticism in performing experiments, and indeed, in the practice of science in general. By being skeptical, one eliminates complacency or bias in research, ideally leading to results that model the real world as closely as possible.

    This principle does not apply only in the sciences. In fact, considering how powerful an impact scientific news makes on our day-to-day lives, it makes sense for everyone to adopt a healthy level of skepticism. This entails not only questioning the significance of the results but aspects of the studies themselves. How was it set up? Who conducted it?

    It’s important to remember that every study conducted is only an attempt to simulate the real world and replicate things as they are. Since these are only simulations, there are bound to be factors that exist in the real world that are not taken into consideration in the study, and vice-versa  — unavoidable errors that exist purely because of simulation.

    THROUGH CLOSED EYES

    Taken to the extreme, however, skepticism transforms into denial.

    Science denial, says Dennis W.C. Liu from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is the “systematic rejection of empirical evidence to avoid undesirable facts or conclusions.” Over the years, the list of contentious issues subject to science denial has grown to a vast list, which includes evolution, holes in the ozone layer, ill effects of genetically modified products, harm in cigarette smoking, etc.

    Denialism in science obviously leads to more harm than good. Take Charlie as an example: Charlie doesn’t think that the universe is really 13.8 billion years old. He thinks it is just a few thousand years old. Even though it has been established through a plethora of evidence that the universe is far, far older thank Charlie thinks, Charlie denies this fact, and he reinforces his own beliefs by resorting to “evidence” that has not passed the peer review process. Charlie may even speak of collusions and say that people are covering up “real” evidence. Charlie cannot prove any collusion or coverups. Thus, Charlie rejects evidence provided by actual experts and supplements it with his own, private conclusions.

    In short: Healthy skepticism demands evidence. Denialism rejects sound evidence when it is provided.

    To this end, in general, we should favor the result with more evidence and choose the answer that has been intensively and repeatedly verified by many. At the same time, scientists and researchers should not favor provocative results over standard (and far more likely) ones.

    A healthy level of skepticism in science is by no means easy to achieve, but it should be something towards which everyone strives.

    26-09-2016 om 23:01 geschreven door peter

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    26-09-2016 om 22:39 geschreven door peter

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    26-09-2016 om 22:30 geschreven door peter

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    De possibles geysers de vapeur d'eau sur une lune de Jupiter

    De possibles geysers de vapeur d'eau sur une lune de Jupiter
    Vision artistique de la NASA obtenue le 12 mars 2015 de la lune de Jupiter Ganymède

    Espace: la Nasa a détecté de possibles geysers de vapeur d'eau à la surface gelée d'une des lunes de Jupiter, sous laquelle se trouve un océan

    Des astronomes de la Nasa ont annoncé lundi avoir détecté ce qui paraît être des geysers de vapeur d'eau à la surface gelée d'Europe, une des lunes de Jupiter, sous laquelle se trouve un océan.

    Ces observations, effectuées à l'aide des émissions de rayons ultraviolets du télescope spatial Hubble, accroissent la possibilité de recueillir des échantillons de cette eau et glace sans avoir à poser un robot sur la surface d'Europe et à faire des forages.

    "L'océan d'Europe est considéré comme l'un des endroits les plus prometteurs dans le système solaire, où la vie pourrait potentiellement exister", a souligné Geoff Yoder, directeur par intérim de la Nasa pour la science.

    "Ces geysers, si leur existence est confirmée, pourraient offrir un autre moyen d'obtenir des échantillons de l'eau se trouvant sous la glace", a-t-il ajouté.

    Ces jets atteignaient environ 200 kilomètres d'altitude, faisant retomber apparemment des matériaux sur la surface de la lune. 

    Au cours de dix observations du passage d'Europe devant Jupiter, effectuées sur une période de quinze mois, ces scientifiques ont pu apercevoir à trois reprises ce qui paraît être des geysers, ont précisé les scientifiques, dont William Sparks, un astronome du Space Telescope Science Institute à Baltimore.

    Sans pouvoir affirmer avec certitude qu'il s'agit bien de jets de vapeur d'eau, ces astronomes jugent ces probabilités "substantielles".

    En 2012, une autre équipe scientifique dirigée par Lorenz Roth, du Southwest Research Institute à San Antonio, avait déjà détecté de la vapeur d'eau jaillissant de la surface d'Europe dans la région du pôle sud, atteignant 160 km dans l'espace. 

    Les deux équipes ont utilisé le même instrument d'Hubble pour leurs observations, un spectographe, mais des méthodes totalement différentes, et sont arrivés à la même conclusion.

    Si ces observations de geyser sont confirmées, Europe serait la deuxième lune dans le système solaire connue pour avoir de tels phénomènes.

    En 2005, la sonde Cassini de la Nasa avait détecté des jets de vapeur d'eau sortant de la surface d'Encelade, une des lunes de Saturne.

    Europe contient un vaste océan contenant deux fois plus d'eau que tous les océans terrestres réunis, mais il se trouve sous une croute de glace extrêmement froide et très dure, dont l'épaisseur est à ce stade inconnue.

    Cette dernière observation sera publiée dans la prochaine édition de la revue américaine Astrophysical Journal.

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    La Nasa pourrait confirmer l'existence d'un océan sur une lune de Jupiter

    La Nasa pourrait confirmer l'existence d'un océan sur une lune de Jupiter
    Vision artistique de la NASA obtenue le 12 mars 2015 de la lune de Jupiter Ganymède

    Espace: la Nasa dévoilera de nouvelles "indications surprenantes d'activité" sur une lune de Jupiter pouvant confirmer la présence d'un océan

    L'agence spatiale américaine doit dévoiler lundi de nouvelles "indications surprenantes d'activité" sur Europe, une lune de Jupiter, pouvant confirmer la présence d'un océan sous son épaisse couche de glace qui offrirait des conditions propices à l'existence de la vie.

    Ces résultats d'une campagne d'observations avec le télescope spatial Hubble devaient être présentés lors d'une conférence de presse à partir de 18H00 GMT.

    La Nasa n'a fourni aucun détail supplémentaire sur cette présentation très attendue à laquelle doivent notamment participer Paul Hertz, directeur de la division astrophysique de la Nasa, et William Sparks, un astronome au Space Telescope Science Institute de Baltimore.

    Selon les scientifiques, Europe --l'une des 67 lunes de Jupiter-- est "l'endroit de notre système solaire où il est actuellement le plus probable de trouver de la vie" en dehors de la Terre. 

    De précédentes observations de la Nasa avaient déjà détecté sur cette lune jovienne des indices de la présence d'un océan d'eau liquide de près de cent kilomètres de profondeur sous une épaisse couche de glace, ouvrant la possibilité à l'existence d'une vie microbienne.

    "Le cycle de l'oxygène et de l'hydrogène constitue un moteur important de la chimie de l'océan d'Europe et donc de la vie qui pourrait y exister, exactement comme sur la Terre", concluait Steve Vance du Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) de la Nasa, dans une étude publiée en mai par la revue américaine Geophysical Research Letters.

    Ses recherches avaient permis de constater que les proportions de ces deux éléments clé pour l'apparition de la vie étaient comparables dans les océans terrestres et sur Europe. A savoir que la production d'oxygène est environ dix fois supérieure à celle d'hydrogène.

    Les observations avec Hubble des rayonnements ultraviolets pourraient conforter ces conclusions, ainsi que des mesures effectuées pour évaluer la quantité de carbone, d'azote, de phosphore et de soufre sur Europe.

    La Nasa avait annoncé en 2015 une mission robotique vers Europe d'ici 2020, et précisé en mai dernier la sélection de neuf instruments à bord du vaisseau spatial.

    - Océan sub-glaciaire sur Ganymède -

    Des scientifiques avaient aussi annoncé en 2015 avoir détecté, également grâce à Hubble, un vaste océan d'eau salée sous l'épaisse croûte glacée de Ganymède, la plus grosse des lunes de Jupiter. 

    La sonde américaine Galileo, qui avait exploré Jupiter et ses lunes de 1995 à 2003, avait détecté pour la première fois des indices de la présence de vastes océans sur Europe et sur Ganymède. 

    Cette découverte d'eau liquide multiplie les pistes de recherche de l'existence de vie extraterrestre dans le système solaire, soulignait alors la Nasa.

    Selon les scientifiques, l'océan sub-glaciaire de Ganymède est profond d'une centaine de kilomètres, dix fois plus que ceux de la Terre, et est enterré sous une croûte de 150 kilomètres d'épaisseur formée pour l'essentiel de glace.

    Dès les années 1970, les planétologues soupçonnaient que Ganymède, découverte en 1610 par Galilée, pourrait posséder un océan.

    C'est en observant le mouvement des aurores boréales sur Ganymède et sur Jupiter que les scientifiques ont pu déterminer l'existence d'un vaste océan d'eau salé qui affecte le champ magnétique de cette lune. 

    Etant donné que l'eau salée est meilleure conductrice d'électricité que l'eau plate, le mouvement de l'océan influence le champ magnétique, expliquait la Nasa.

    De son côté, l'Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) doit envoyer sa première sonde, baptisée Juice, en 2022 pour étudier Jupiter et ses lunes. 

    Juice (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) devrait être lancée par une fusée Ariane 5 depuis Kourou en Guyane française.

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    VIDEO: "Aliens plegen mijnbouw op de maan"

    VIDEO: “Aliens plegen mijnbouw op de maan”

    De Fin Mark Sawalha heeft op het maanoppervlak een ongewoon object gespot dat volgens hem zou kunnen wijzen op het bestaan van buitenaards leven. Op een foto, die is gemaakt door NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, lijkt een smalle structuur te staan.

    “Dit zou de antenne van een ondergrondse buitenaardse basis kunnen zijn, omdat zich onder deze naald een plateau bevindt,” vertelde hij aan de Sun Online. “Ik denk dat er ook mijnbouw wordt gepleegd op de maan. Buitenaardsen gebruiken maanmineralen en hebben daar ook bases. Veel andere vondsten ondersteunen deze theorie.”

    “De NASA is hiervan op de hoogte, maar kiest ervoor om dit soort dingen niet te publiceren,” vervolgde hij. “Dat is misschien ook de reden waarom ze sinds het Apolloprogramma geen nieuwe missies naar de maan hebben georganiseerd.”

    Eerder dit jaar werd een soortgelijk object ontdekt op de maan, maar volgens een wetenschapper van de Lunar Orbiter-missie was dat een optische illusie.

    De Britse oud-sportverslaggever David Icke suggereerde onlangs nog dat de maan in werkelijkheid een reusachtig ruimteschip is dat is achtergelaten door een oude beschaving. Hij zei dat de maan fungeert als een soort Ark van Noach en ooit misschien een hele beschaving huisvestte.

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    26-09-2016 om 21:26 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.UFO Shows UP To Catch UK Air Show And Surprises Spectators, Photos, UFO Sighting News.

    UFO Shows UP To Catch UK Air Show And Surprises Spectators, Photos, UFO Sighting News.


    Date of sighting: 2013 but reported Sept 25, 2016
    Location of sighting: Scarborough, UK
    Source: MUFON #79384

    This UFO was reported today at MUFON, but it occurred back in 2013. It shows a dark disk flying past a jet stream in the air, which seems to be analysing the pollutants from the jets. UFOs are often attracted to aircraft, because they have the newest in flight technology and seeing the jets show off their capabilities is of high interest to some aliens. This way they can accurately predict when we will have public space craft carrying us from planet to planet. Algorithms predicting the future...they rely on this too much, and one day, we may too.

    Scott C. Waring

    Eyewitness states:

    My father in law was watching an display team flying in formation over the north bay in Scarborough, UK. He took a few shots with his iPhone and when he reviewed them later that day he noticed the object in the picture. He did not notice it at the time and it did not show up in any other frames. I imported the picture into iPhoto on my Mac and was able to enlarge the image to show the approx size and shape in more detail. There was many other people watching the display and it is highly likely that this object was caught by another person with a camera.


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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.UFO Giving Off Heat Signature Seen Flying Against Wind By Wales Police Helicopter, Sept 2016, Official Video, UFO Sighting News.

    UFO Giving Off Heat Signature Seen Flying Against Wind By Wales Police Helicopter, Sept 2016, Official Video, UFO Sighting News.



    Date of sighting: Sept 16, 2016
    Location of sighting: Bristol, Wales, UK
    News source: NPAS Twitter account

    I just got this over Twitter a few minutes ago. The police helicopter over Brisitol, Wales recorded a dark round UFO with infrared heat vision this week. It was confusing to them because it was moving against the wind and did have a heat signature. They even tried to switch to day time color camera, but it was not visible and could only be seen with the infrared camera. As I have said many times before, many UFOs have a cloak that can only be seen with an IR converted camera, the same ones that are seen on Ebay (click here to view). The UFO was seen over the Bristol Channel and probably came from below the water. I am confident if the police continued to follow it, they would see it disappear under the water to return to the alien base it came from. 
    Scott C. Waring




    Eyewitness states:
    Any suggestion?? Nothing seen by local ATC... 👽??
    Our clock is out by 1hr so it was pitch black. tried on day camera, nothing seen. this clip is just a small part of the vid.

    It was on Saturday night about 21:30 and was spotted over the Bristol channel at approx 1000ft

    Really difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over 7 minutes as we were coming back into land.

    Only slight problem is the amount of heat and it was travelling into wind?

    We really don't know but doubt it was a lantern as it was going into the wind.


      

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    De opvallende rol van maan en getijden bij zware aardbevingen - HLN.be

    Bron: LA Times

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    WETENSCHAP Hoe komt het dat sommige kleine aardbevingen uitgroeien tot grote en andere niet? Dat is een kwestie waar wetenschappers weer een iets beter beeld van hebben gekregen na een studie over de invloed van de maan en de getijden. Het onderzoek staat in het vakblad Nature Geosciences.

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    De wetenschappers namen de periodes onder de loep waarin sprake is van 'hoge getijdenstress', een fenomeen dat twee keer per maand plaatsvindt tijdens volle maan en nieuwe maan. De zee komt dan het verst bij vloed en trekt zich ook het verst terug bij eb. Die bewegingen van die enorme hoeveelheid zeewater zet meer druk op breuklijnen.

    Een satellietbeeld van de tsunami die Zuidoost-Azië trof op 29 december 2004. © afp.

    Klein duwtje

    In het Japanse district Fukushima werden onlangs de vijfde verjaardag van de tsunami en de kernramp die erop volgde, herdacht. © epa.

    Die druk kan een van de oorzaken zijn dat kleine aardbevingen heel groot worden. Kàn, want er spelen nog veel andere factoren mee. Maar de druk van de getijden kan een kleine breuk net dat kleine duwtje geven om uit groeien tot een enorme scheur, luidt de theorie. 

    De aardbevingen die enorme tsunami's veroorzaakten in 2004 in Zuidoost-Azië en in 2010 in Chili hadden een kracht van respectievelijk 9,1 en 8,8. Ze vonden allebei plaats nabij een volle maan, dichtbij de piek van de getijdenstress.

    Eerdere studies suggereerden ook een invloed van de getijden op massief gesteente. Een onderzoek van eerder deze zomer wees op een mogelijk verband met kleine bevingen diep onder de grond langs de San Andreas-breuklijn in het Californische Monterey County.

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    Slechts een factor

    De schade na de tsunami in 2011 was verschrikkelijk. © reuters.
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    Uiteraard zijn de getijdenkrachten niet de belangrijkste oorzaak van het ontstaan van aardbevingen. Die ontstaan voornamelijk doordat de tektonische platen van de Aarde tegen elkaar duwen en schuren. Daardoor neemt de druk toe op de breuklijnen, tot die zo hoog wordt dat hij plots vrijkomt in de vorm van een aardbeving.

    Zo ontstaan ook veel aardbevingen wanneer er weinig druk is van de getijden, zegt Satoshi Ide, hoofdonderzoeker van de studie en professor seismologie aan Universiteit van Tokio. "Aardbevingen zijn bijna een willekeurig proces", aldus Ide. "Getijdenkrachten zijn slechts een element in een ingewikkeld proces. Er zijn nog veel andere factoren."

    Een theorie gaat ervan uit dat alle aardbevingen klein starten op dezelfde manier. Of ze blijven groeien, hangt dan af van andere factoren die ze tegenkomen, zoals getijdenstress. Een andere theorie stelt daarentegen dat er een wezenlijk verschil is tussen het ontstaan van grote en kleine aardbevingen.

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    Het onderzoek kan niét helpen bij betere voorspellingen van het tijdstip en de plaats waar aardbevingen zullen toeslaan. Maar dergelijke studies kunnen wetenschappers wel helpen begrijpen hoe en waarom grote bevingen voorkomen. 

    En zo kunnen ze de snelheid en precisie van waarschuwingssystemen verbeteren die alarm slaan meteen na het ontstaan van een beving. De huidige systemen kunnen namelijk wel goed de impact van gematigde aardbevingen inschatten, maar schieten tekort voor de grote.

    Het Japanse waarschuwingssysteem had de intensiteit van de aardbeving van 2011 in hoofdstad Tokio bijvoorbeeld onderschat. Een beter begrip van wat een aardbeving groot maakt, zou dus vooral meteen na het ontstaan ervan een grote vooruitgang zijn.

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    U-2 Spy Plane Crash: Why 'Cold War' Aircraft Are Still Relevant Today


    One of the U.S. Air Force's Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady.
    Credit: U.S. Air Force

    A U-2 spy plane that crashed in northern California earlier this week, killing one of the two pilots, focused attention on a normally clandestine aspect of the U.S. military. The U-2 plane has a long and storied history that stretches back to the late 1950s, but how is the reconnaissance aircraft used today?

    U-2 planes have been flown by the United States and other nations for more than 60 years, as both a spy plane and an instrument of science. They key to the aircraft's longevity is its robust and efficient design, said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group Corp., which conducts research and analysis on the aerospace and defense industry. He added that Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, the man who designed the U-2, "got it right."

    "Those designers at the Lockheed Skunk Works deserve their legendary status," Aboulafia told Live Science. [Supersonic: The 11 Fastest Military Airplanes]

    What sets the U-2 apart is its ability to fly higher than any other aircraft for long periods, which is what makes it a good spy plane, he said.

    And spy planes are still relevant today, even in the age of satellites. "Satellites are an additional layer," Aboulafia said. "But they can't be retargeted quickly. They are in whatever orbit and they can't be moved, and they are easily blocked by bad weather." Spy planes, on the other hand, have a lot more flexibility. "They can be easily moved from one part of the Earth to another, at any time," Aboulafia said.

    By the time the first U-2 flew in 1955, the problem of gathering intelligence was becoming more acute. Spy planes were in operation as far back as World War I, when aircraft were used to take photos of enemy positions. But during the Cold War, the U.S. government wanted a way to fly over what was then the Soviet Union without being detected or shot down.

    In fact, the U.S. had been flying spy planes into the USSR as early as the 1940s, according to Gregory Pedlow and Donald Walzenbach, authors of "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: The U-2 and OXCART Programs, 1954-1974" (Military Bookshop, 2013).

    Pedlow and Walzenbach said the USSR didn't have complete radar coverage of its borders or interior at that time, and modified B-47 bombers would fly in to take photos of sensitive targets, and then fly out. Moscow protested these flights but didn't shoot any down (though they fired warning shots). That changed in 1950, when the USSR shot down a U.S. plane over the Baltic Sea. Later that year, with the outbreak of the Korean War, Moscow adopted a policy of shooting down aircraft that violated its airspace. [Flying Saucers to Mind Control: 7 Declassified Military & CIA Secrets]

    The U.S. Air Force asked aircraft companies to submit designs for a plane that could reach altitudes of 65,000 to 70,000 feet (20,000 to 21,300 meters), and just as important, be able to stay there for long periods. One of the changes to previous designs was that the plane didn't have to be equipped with the heavy armor or weaponry that were the hallmarks ofmilitary planes before, Pedlow and Walzenbach wrote. — Such specifications added weight, and made it more difficult to design a plane that could fly high enough.

    It was Johnson's design that won out. To make the plane efficient at high altitudes, he adopted long and straight wings rather than a swept-back design, to improve lift at relatively low speeds (for a jet). The airframe also wasn't as strong or as heavy as the usual military-grade models, allowing for higher flight with less fuel. Johnson's design also dispensed with conventional landing gear and a pressurized cabin.

    The U-2 was introduced into military service in 1957. Even after the USSR shot down one of the planes in 1960, the aircraft was still used in a number of conflicts such as the Vietnam War, providing intelligence to the U.S. and its allies. (The Christian Scence Monitor reported that a U-2 was even stationed in Cyprus in 2011, to monitor the no-fly zone established in Libya). In 1971, NASA started using U-2s as part of the agency's Earth Resources Aircraft program, flying the plane over the United States to gather scientific data. While NASA no longer uses the original U-2 model, a modified U-2, called the ER-2, still flies for the agency.

    The first U-2s carried large-format cameras, but the sensors on board have grown much more sophisticated over the years, as have the controls. The engines, avionics and surveillance equipment have all been updated as technology has improved.

    "You can fit a lot more [monitoring instruments] on them now than you could then," Aboulafia said. [7 Technologies That Transformed Warfare]

    According to the U.S. Air Force, the U-2 carries an "electro-optical infrared camera, optical bar camera, advanced synthetic aperture radar, signals intelligence and network-centric communication" for reconnaissance flights.

    But the U-2 is still a notoriously difficult aircraft to fly, Aboulafia said, even though the only remaining part from the 1950s version of the plane is the airframe.

    The U-2 still conducts reconnaissance missions; there are two flying in the Middle East on any given day to monitor the Islamic State, reported the Los Angeles Times. The plane flies high enough to "peer in" to airspaces where they might not be allowed, as it's no longer a good assumption that radar can't detect the planes or that a surface-to-air missile can't hit them. (Although, the kind of missile that could reach a U-2 is more likely to be in the repertoire of a major military power than a small group of militants in a remote area, Aboulafia noted.)

    In September 2015, 60 years after the U-2 was introduced, Lockheed Martin said it would unveil a replacement for the venerable spy plane, called the TR-X. According to a report from Defense News, the Air Force hasn't formally committed to it, though there is a plan to retire the U-2 in 2019. That may not happen, though, as the U-2 has already outlasted some of the planes that were supposedly more advanced, including theLockheed SR-71, which could reach similar altitudes and travel at 3.5 times the speed of sound. The SR-71 was retired in 1998 because it was too expensive to fly regularly.

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    Ancient Cult Site in Rugged Mountains Revealed with Drones

    Ancient Cult Site in Rugged Mountains Revealed with Drones
    Interpretation of where an ancient sites might be in an aerial drone photo taken in the Le Pianelle area.
    Credit: A. Hamel.

    Ancient Roman ruins that lie hidden below the surface at the Apennine Mountains of Italy have largely escaped discovery because the rugged terrain makes them difficult to spot by foot and dangerous to find by airplane.

    Now, using small airborne drones, archaeologists have found that an ancient settlement in the Apennines was much more dense and organized than previously thought, a new study reveals. The study offered evidence that dronescould help uncover more unknown sites in mountains worldwide.

    Scientists investigated the area of Le Pianelle in the Tappino Valley in the mountainous southern Italian region of Molise. This area was known as Samnium in antiquity. [7 Bizarre Ancient Cultures That History Forgot]

    "The way this mountain society was organized remains poorly understood," said study author Tesse Stek, a Mediterranean archaeologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands.


    Aerial drone photo of the Le Pianelle area in the Apennine Mountains of Italy. A grid of features is visible in the middle of the picture.
    Credit: T.D. Stek.

    Previously, construction accidentally unearthed two ancient temples in the area. However, "there was no good knowledge about other sites, such as villages, farms, villas, graveyards and so on, that could tell us more about the ancient inhabitants in the area that visited the cult sites," Stek told Live Science. "They seemed to be cathedrals in the desert, so to say."  [5 Surprising Ways Drones Could Be Used in the Future]

    One theory is that these temples served as road stations and places of commerce along routes where sheep, cattle, goods and information traveled. Another theory suggests that these temples marked the frontier of a large state, such as the territory of the ancient Samnites.

    Archaeologists might want to conduct aerial surveys to help discover anyruins hidden beneath the surface. These require slow, low-altitude flights where researchers can take pictures of sites from the right angles and with the right lighting reveal ancient complexes.

    For instance, on farmland, ancient walls may present themselves "as stripes where the grain is lower," Stek said. "Sometimes this is hard to see from a distance, but it becomes especially visible when the sun is low, and shadow effects enhance the differences in corn height."

    However, in rugged terrain, "flying low is very difficult, dangerous, and time-costly," Stek said. "In the mountainous, fragmented area where we work, previously normal aerial archaeology had not had success.

    "Drones now change the picture completely," Stek said. "They offer a fast and entirely noninvasive method for discovering and mapping sites hidden in the ground." [Photos: Drones Explore Mysterious Plain of Jars Site]

    In 2013, 2014 and 2015, the researchers investigated Le Pianelle using small commercial DJI Phantom quadcopter drones with cameras capable of taking photos both downward and from the side. The scientists remotely programmed the drones with flight plans to examine areas where researchers had discovered artifacts on foot.

    The main advantage of using drones "is that you can choose very precisely which angle to take photos at the time you want," Stek said. "You can wait for the exact right moment in a specific field, make a flight of, say, 10 to 20 minutes' length, and take photos from all directions. With a normal airplane, you would need to be very lucky to catch the right moment, or you'll fly too high for good visibility or resolution, or the moment may not be right."

    The elements made drone-flying difficult at times. "We actually lost one drone during a long, automated flight due to strong winds in a narrow valley," Stek said.

    Despite such challenges, the drones helped reveal what appear to be the remains of several likely related archaeological complexes. "I could not believe it at first, but as they showed up on the computer screen at our base camp, the whole team started to yell, 'Wow!'" Stek said. [Incredible Drone Photos: Contest-Winning Images from Above]

    Artifacts previously found in the area suggest these ruins date from the Classical to Late Roman period spanning from about the fifth century B.C. to the seventh century A.D. The researchers found that settlements at Le Pianelle were "much more dense, organized and articulated than previously thought," Stek said.

     "We have a very complete overview of the internal organization of the settlement, including its disposition along the road, storage spaces, domestic areas and so on."

    These new findings suggest the temples that were previously discovered in this area were not located away from civilization, but were rather "actually located at the center of dense, rural communities," Stek said.

    Drones will not replace traditional archaeology, Stek emphasized. "If you do not see anything on drone footage, it does not mean that there is nothing underneath," he said. "There are many different factors influencing the detectability of sites by drones, so other types of research, such as field surveys, geophysics and excavations, remain fundamental, too."

    The scientists are talking with local authorities to excavate these sites. "Protecting the site from damage from agricultural use and robbing is the first priority now," Stek said.

    Stek added that in the spring, "I plan an aerial campaign in which we aim to investigate a large swath of territory in two weeks." In addition, the scientists are experimenting with near-infrared cameras to detect even more hidden details, "with very good results," Stek said.

    Stekdetailed his findings online July 4 in the Journal of Cultural Heritage.

    Original article on Live Science. }

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    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Big Bang

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Big Bang
    This map of the cosmic microwave background, the light released just 380,000 years after the Big Bang, was created using observations by NASA's WMAP spacecraft.
    Credit: NASA/WMAP Science Team

    Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,RealSpace, and COSI Science Now

    Unfortunately, the Big Bang theory can be a pretty contentious topic. You mention it in casual conversation (well, maybe you don't, but I drop it into as many inappropriate places as possible), and some folks get all up in arms and defensive. 

    When this happens, I take a long breath and recite my Big Bang Mantra: The Big Bang is not a theory of the creation of the universe, but a model of the history of the universe. Look, I'll even show you a baby picture!

    And at this point I pull out my wallet. Instead of smiling kids or cozy family group shots, I've got the cosmic microwave background (CMB). It's about the right age: it's a photograph of the universe when it was only 380,000 years old, which is equivalent to a picture taken of a baby at the end of its first day. [Cosmic Microwave Background: Big Bang Relic Explained (Infographic)]

    That image is solid evidence, a smoking microwave gun, in favor of the Big Bang theory. Scientists are some of the most critical people you'll ever meet, forever reluctant to accept a new idea. It took decades of developing theories and accumulating evidence before the Big Bang was even warmly thought of, but the detection of the cosmic microwave background forced even the most truculent astronomers to grudgingly accept it.

    The early universe was a hot and sweaty place, a seething mosh pit of electrons, protons and high-energy photons. The CMB was released when the universe cooled off juuuust enough that stable atoms could form, turning the entire universe transparent and letting that high-energy light go free. Over the eons that radiation has traveled the cosmos, stretching along with the expansion of the universe, shifting down from white-hot intensity to a feeble few Kelvin above absolute zero. 

    That leftover light is in the form of microwaves, and is incredibly, fantastically … boring. To one part in 10,000, it's exactly the same, from one end of the sky to the other.

    But if you examine those minute differences, strange features appear. Some parts of the CMB sky are 0.0001 Kelvin hotter or cooler than others. There are big patches twice the width of the full moon, and many small bumps and wiggles overlying them. What's going on?

    Those larger patches in the CMB are the early universe rocking out. In that hot dense plasma of the infant cosmos, gravitational pressures pulled gases in, and radiation pressure pushed those gases back out. This constant seesaw reverberated throughout the volume of the universe, echoing from one end to the other.

    What we see in the CMB is a frozen moment in time, the drums in mid-beat, the cymbals in mid-crash, the guitar in mid-note. Once the radiation disconnected from the protons and electrons, the music couldn't go on, but an image of it remained. Caught in the act, some parts of the universe were slightly denser and hotter than others, and these patterns imprinted themselves on the radiation left behind.

    So when we examine those 1-in-10,000 differences, we're really mapping out the state of the universe as it was just 380,000 years into the cosmic concert.

    The beautiful technical term for this process is "baryon acoustic oscillations." Baryon = stuff. You and me are made of baryons. Acoustic: something to do with sound. Oscillations: something to do with waves. It's really a fancy way of saying "sound waves," but hey, what's the point of getting a Ph.D. if you can't say fancy things every once in a while?

    [Watch this video to learn more about sound waves in the early universe.]

    Those bumps and wiggles in the CMB — those echoes of the crashing chaotic cosmic symphony — are a treasure trove of information. By studying the CMB, we are looking directly at the early universe, and we can use those glorious photons to deduce all sorts of juicy cosmological information.

    For example, the global shape of the universe. The big patches in the CMB give us a very handy ruler for measuring shapes. It turns out it's really, really easy (well, OK, only sort-of easy) to figure out how big the patches ought to be. Sure, the universe back then was a crazy-hot plasma, but we're pretty good at figuring out how crazy-hot plasmas operate, especially when the universe was still young and hadn't developed complex structures yet.

    We can compare how big those patches ought to be to how they look. If the universe was curved on a global scale (like, say, the surface of a sphere), light from the CMB would bend on its way to Earth, either converging or diverging — making the patches look bigger or smaller than they should.

    The result: the scale of the largest patches is precisely what we would expect for a perfectly flat universe. Parallel light rays in our cosmos stay parallel. No hints of exotic geometry to report.

    [Watch more about cosmic flatness in this video.]

    That's not all. The CMB teaches us about the composition of the early universe. Neutrinos zooming around? Dark matter lurking mysteriously? Exotic relics of even earlier epochs wreaking havoc? All those things affect the statistics of the bumps and wiggles in the CMB: how large the largest patches are, how many large versus small patches, the maximum or minimum temperatures, etc. We can toss in any ingredient we want and see how it affects the detailed structure in that ancient light pattern.

    The result from decades of analysis of the CMB: We live in a flat universe, dominated by dark energy, with a healthy dose of dark matter, and a few floating bits of normal everyday matter to lighten things up.

    We're still not exactly sure what dark matter and dark energy are, but no matter what, the overall picture of the Big Bang remains unchanged: At one time, the universe was small, hot, and dense, and it left us a postcard.

    Learn more by listening to the episode "What is the Cosmic Microwave Background? (Part 2)" on the Ask A Spaceman podcast, available on iTunesand on the Web at http://www.askaspaceman.com. Thanks to Arlington T., Jeffrey B., Edward J., Jason A., Ernie J., Rea N., Chris L., and Randy B. for the questions that led to this piece! Ask your own question on Twitter using #AskASpaceman or by following Paul@PaulMattSutter andfacebook.com/PaulMattSutter.

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    Pluto's 'Heart' Hints at Deep, Underground Ocean

    Pluto's 'Heart' Hints at Deep, Underground Ocean
    Pluto's heart holds clues about an underwater ocean on the dwarf planet.
    Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

    A new simulation of how Pluto got its "heart" suggests that the dwarf planet most likely has a deep ocean beneath its surface.

    Scientists have long suspected that Pluto has liquid water hidden underground. When NASA's New Horizons mission first set sail to the outskirts of the solar system, scientists were already planning to investigatewhether the dwarf planet harbors water.

    When New Horizons flew past Pluto in July 2015 and beamed its observations back to Earth, scientists found evidence suggesting that Pluto had water at some point. However, they weren't sure whether Pluto's had an existing ocean, or if it had frozen solid over time.

    In a new study, scientists have determined that Pluto's subsurface ocean probably does exist, and that liquid water beneath the dwarf planet's icy shell is at least 60 miles (100 kilometers) deep and about as salty as the Dead Sea on Earth. For perspective, the deepest part of Earth's ocean is about 7 miles (11 km) deep, and Earth is about 150 times the size of Pluto.

    However, many details about this possible ocean remain elusive.

    "Thermal models of Pluto's interior and tectonic evidence found on the surface suggest that an ocean may exist, but it's not easy to infer its size or anything else about it," Brandon Johnson, lead author of the study and an assistant professor at Brown University's Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, said in a statement. "We've been able to put some constraints on its thickness and get some clues about [its] composition."

    Johnson and his team discovered this information about Pluto's ocean by simulating the huge asteroid impact that left the flat, icy patch called Sputnik Planum on Pluto's surface, the western half of Pluto's famous heart-shaped feature. But first, they had to look at Charon, Pluto's largest moon. Charon and Pluto are both tidally locked, so they always face each other with the same sides. Sputnik Planum is found on the side of Pluto that constantly faces Charon, and that positioning implies that the area is what scientists call a "positive mass anomaly," meaning it contains more mass than the rest of Pluto's surface, on average.

    At first, this doesn't make any sense. The side of Pluto that faces Charon has a gigantic crater, which is "basically a hole in the ground," Johnson said. "You're taking a bunch of material and blasting it out, so you expect it to have negative mass anomaly. But that's not what we see with Sputnik Planum. That got people thinking about how you could get this positive mass anomaly."

    That's where the asteroid simulation comes in. Brown and his team ran several simulations of a 200-km (125 miles) asteroid — the appropriate size for Sputnik Planum's 900-km (560 miles) basin — striking Pluto's icy surface with varying depths of liquid water underneath. During this major impact, the asteroid created a huge dent on Pluto. As the asteroid's remains bounced off of the surface, Pluto's interior bounced back, too.

    During this rebound, Pluto's interior was pulled toward the surface at the impact site. If the moving material is dense enough, the weight could make up for the missing mass at the impact site and even out Pluto's weight distribution. So the side of the dwarf planet that appears as though it should be lighter actually weighs about the same as the other side. This process is called "isostatic compensation," and it appears to be the reason why Pluto's dented side is so heavy, the researchers said in the new study; after the asteroid took away Pluto's icy crust, denser water from Pluto's interior evened out the missing mass.

    But what really tipped the scale for Pluto was the subsequent sea of nitrogen ice that filled Pluto's heart after the impact: The amount of nitrogen ice in Sputnik Planum doesn't weigh enough to explain the tidal locking alone, Johnson said.

    "This scenario requires a liquid ocean," Johnson said. "What this tells us is that, if Sputnik Planum is indeed a positive mass anomaly — and it appears as though it is — this ocean layer of at least 100 kilometers has to be there. It's pretty amazing to me that you have this body so far out in the solar system that still may have liquid water."

    The new work was detailed Sept. 19 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

    Email Hanneke Weitering at hweitering@space.com or follow her@hannekescience. Follow us @SpacedotcomFacebook and Google+. Original article on Space.com.

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    Stephen Hawking Is Still Afraid of Aliens

    Stephen Hawking Is Still Afraid of Aliens
    Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking views a CGI alien civilization on the exoplanet Gliese 832c in this still from the new documentary "Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places."
    Credit: "Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places"/CuriosityStream

    Humanity should be wary of seeking out contact with alien civilizations, Stephen Hawking has warned once again.

    In 2010, the famed astrophysicist said that intelligent aliens may be rapacious marauders, roaming the cosmos in search of resources to plunder andplanets to conquer and colonize. He reiterates that basic concern in "Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places," a new documentary streaming now on the CuriosityStream video service.

    "One day, we might receive a signal from a planet like this," Hawking says in the documentary, referring to a potentially habitable alien world known as Gliese 832c. "But we should be wary of answering back. Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus. That didn't turn out so well."

    For what it's worth, some other astronomers believe Hawking's caution is unwarranted. Any alien civilization advanced enough to come to Earth would surely already know of humans' existence via the radio and TV signals that humanity has been sending out into space since 1900 or so, this line of thinking goes. 

    The alien musings are just a small part of "Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places." The 26-minute documentary shows the scientist zooming through the cosmos on a souped-up CGI spaceship called the "S.S. Hawking," making five separate stops.

      Hawking observes the Big Bangthat created the universe, visits the monster black hole at the center of the Milky Way, journeys to Gliese 832c and tours Saturn in Earth's own solar system. Then, he makes a final stop in Santa Barbara, California, which Hawking calls "my home away from home."

      "In 1974, Caltech [the California Institute of Technology] offered me a job in California," the Englishman Hawking says in the documentary. "I jumped at the opportunity. In the sun with my young family, it was a world away from the gray skies of Cambridge, [England]. I've traveled the globe, but I've never found anywhere quite like this."

      You can watch a preview of "Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places," and learn how to subscribe to CuriosityStream, at the video service's website:www.curiositystream.com.

      Follow Mike Wall on Twitter @michaeldwall and Google+. Follow us@SpacedotcomFacebook or Google+. Originally published on Space.com.

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      'Impossible' Cloud On Saturn's Moon Titan May Resemble Earth's Ozone Killers

      'Impossible' Cloud On Saturn's Moon Titan May Resemble Earth's Ozone Killers
      Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is visible in front of the planet and its rings in this photo taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shown in true color.
      Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

      A strange cloud on Titan that seems to appear out of nowhere may form through process similar to one that depletes the ozone layer at Earth's poles. This process involves reactions with solid crystals rather than vapor. 

      The weird cloud, which NASA officials described as "impossible" in a statement, is made of dicyanoacetylene (C4N2), which is one of several hydrocarbons that give Titan's atmosphere it's orange-brown hue. One cloud just like it was first seen by Voyager 1, which passed by Saturn in 1980. Strangely, though, there didn't seem to be enough dicyanoacetylene in Titan's atmosphere to make such a cloud — only 1 percent of the amount needed. 

      Observations of this newer cloud, taken by the Cassini orbiter currently exploring Saturn's system, yielded similar results: The spacecraft saw a high-altitude cloud, but there was not enough raw material to make one. At first, the scientists thought the problem was that the Voyager instrument wasn't sensitive enough to pick up the dicyanoacetylene. But when Cassini got the same result, that explanation was scrapped, researchers said in the NASA statement

      Clouds are usually formed via condensation; a gas will rise to a certain height before cooling enough to turn to liquid vapor. This is what water does on Earth, forming clouds, and what methane does on Titan.

      In the upper atmosphere, the process differs slightly; in that case, warm air is pushed to the poles and then sinks, where it condenses into clouds. 

      Carrie Anderson, a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, led a team at Goddard and the California Institute of Technology that proposed a different model for those clouds' formation: reactions among solid ice particles. 

      Researchers think "solid state" chemistry similar to that on Earth's poles might help form the clouds on Saturn's moon Titan.
      Researchers think "solid state" chemistry similar to that on Earth's poles might help form the clouds on Saturn's moon Titan.
      Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC

      Under this process, crystals of another hydrocarbon, cyanoacetylene (HC3N), would condense as the gas moves downward through Titan's upper atmosphere. On the way, the crystals get coated by hydrogen cyanide (HCN). The little coated particles get hit with ultraviolet light from the sun, and the result is a reaction that forms dicyanoacetylene ice and hydrogen. 

      This process is similar to one on Earth involving clouds that sometimes form in the stratosphere and chlorine-bearing chemical pollutants. The chlorine chemicals stick to the ice crystals, react when hit with UV light and create ozone-destroying chemicals

      The study appears in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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      Cosmic 'Echoes' Reveal Stars Devoured by Black Holes

      Cosmic 'Echoes' Reveal Stars Devoured by Black Holes
      As a star is devoured by a supermassive black hole, it emits a bright stream of material called a tidal disruption flare.
      Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

      A doomed star falling into a black hole may produce a flare of light that "echoes" through nearby dust clouds, according to two new studies. 

      Monster black holes can be millions of times more massive than the sun. If a star happens to wander too close, the black hole's extreme gravitational forces can tear the star into shreds, in an event called "stellar tidal disruption." 

      This kind of stellar destruction may also spit out a bright flare of energy in the form of ultraviolet and X-ray light. The two new studies examine how surrounding dust absorbs and re-emits the light from those flares, like a cosmic echo, according to a statement from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). [Millions of Black Holes Seen by WISE Telescope (Photos)]

      "This is the first time we have clearly seen the infrared-light echoes from multiple tidal disruption events," Sjoert van Velzen, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University and lead author of one study, said in the statement. 

      The new studies use data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The NASA study led by van Velzen used these "echoes" to identify three black holes in the act of devouring stars. The second study, led by Ning Jiang, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Science and Technology of China, identified a potential fourth light echo. 

      Flares emitted from stellar tidal disruptions are extremely energetic and "destroy any dust" that is within the immediate neighborhood, according to NASA. However, a patchy, spherical web of dust that resides a few trillion miles (half a light-year) from the black hole can survive the flare and absorb light released from the star being gobbled up. 

      "The black hole has destroyed everything between itself and this dust shell," van Velzen said in the statement. "It's as though the black hole has cleaned its room by throwing flames."

      The absorbed light heats the more distant dust, which in turn gives off infrared radiation that the WISE instrument can measure. These emissions can be detected for up to a year after the flare is at its brightest, the statement said. Scientists are able to characterize and locate the dust by measuring the delay between the original light flare and the subsequent echoes, according to the NASA study, which will be published in the Astrophysical Journal.

      "Our study confirms that the dust is there, and that we can use it to determine how much energy was generated in the destruction of the star," Varoujan Gorjian, an astronomer at JPL and co-author of the paper led by van Velzen, said in the statement. 

      Follow Samantha Mathewson @Sam_Ashley13. Follow us @Spacedotcom,Facebook and Google+. Original article on Space.com.

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      NASA: Activity Spied on Europa, But It's 'NOT Aliens'


      Artist's concept showing a simulated view from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, with the giant planet looming over the horizon.
      Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

      On Monday, NASA will host a teleconference "to present new findings from images captured by the agency's Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa."

      If, like me, you were hopeful that this announcement might include hints of an extraterrestrial flavor, the space agency was keen to quickly nip any alien-related rumors in the bud:

      Of course, any revelations about Europa's hypothetical alien inhabitants probably wouldn't have been a possibility; this is a Hubble-related astronomical discovery and we don't currently have a mission close enough to the enigmatic moon to seek out direct evidence for extraterrestrial life. But as noted in the NASA press release, the announcement is related to the "presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa," which is the key factor behind the moon's habitable potential.

      RELATED: Europa's Epsom Salt May Indicate Ocean Life

      There's already strong evidence that Europa possesses a sub-surface ocean cocooned inside a protective icy shell. Other studies suggest that the ocean circulates the crater-free surface, creating icy tectonics, absorbing chemicals from the surface into the ocean below. Interactions between Europa's hot, rocky core could make the water salty. All of these factors means that any hypothetical lifeforms in that ocean could have access to nutrients.

      WATCH VIDEO: HUGE Water Geysers Found on Jupiter's Moon!

      Some of the more interesting hypotheses about Europa include the possibility that the ocean may not only be able to support basic microbial life, there could be enough dissolved oxygen to support the evolution of complex, multi-cellular life forms. If you're thinking Europan jellyfish, you're not alone.

      ANALYSIS: Dazzling New View of Europa's Frozen Red Veins

      In 2013, Hubble detected the presence of a plume of water vapor surrounding the moon, boosting hopes that geysers are blasting through Europa's thick crust, releasing some of the ocean's water to space. Europa became the second moon in the solar system, after Saturn's moon Enceladus, to be known to vent water through its icy crust. Not only does the presence geysers provide further powerful evidence of the existence of a liquid water ocean, venting it into space provides an opportunity for our robotic missions to directly sample the chemicals it contains. NASA's Cassini mission at Saturn has sampled Enceladus' briny water vapor and, after the 2013 Hubble find, hopes were high the same could be done for Europa.

      However, the excitement was short-lived; Hubble couldn't repeat the observation, possibly indicating that the first vapor detection was in error, or a transient event like an asteroid impact.

      RELATED: NASA's Europa Mission Will Look for Life's Ingredients

      Could this "surprising activity" on Europa announcement on Monday be related to the detection of another plume of water vapor? If so, it will be a veryexciting find, confirming the moon has an active sub-surface ocean that is released via geysers to space. And if this is the case, it will surely boost excitement for NASA's "Europa Clipper" concept as not only a mission that will study the moon up-close, but a sampling mission that could get a taste of Europa's sub-surface ocean to find out if it has the right ingredients for life.

      Originally published on Discovery News.

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      Giant Green Space Blob Mystery Solved

      A giant blob of gas and dust far off in the universe mysteriously glows bright green, and astronomers have finally
      figured out why. Two huge galaxies were observed in the blob's core, and they're surrounded by a swarm of smaller galaxies in what appears to be the birth of a massive cluster of galaxies.

      Astronomers spotted the blob's central galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. The glowing space blob was first discovered in 2000, and the source of its light has been a mystery ever since. Scientists created this video to zoom in on the space blob  and reveal its inner galaxies.

      One study published in 2011 suggested that polarized light emitted by the blob could have come from hidden galaxies. The new observations with ALMA and VLT allowed researchers to pinpoint two big galaxies as the sources of this light. [See Amazing Photos of the Very Large Telescope]

      Further observations by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Observatory in Hawaii revealed the swarm of small, faint galaxies surrounding the bigger two in the heart of the blob. Here, galaxies are forming stars at 100 times the rate of the Milky Way.

      A giant green
      A giant green "space blob" - called the Lyman-alpha blob LAB-1 - is seen in this composite of two different images taken by the Very Large Telescope in Chile. The LAB-1 space blob is 300,000 light-years across, making it one of the largest known single objects in the universe.
      Credit: ESO/M. Hayes

      "For a long time, the origin of the extended Lyman-alpha light has been controversial," Jim Geach, the study's lead author, said in a statement. "But with the combination of new observations and cutting-edge simulations, we think we have solved a 15-year-old mystery."

      So-called "Lyman-alpha blobs" are some of the biggest things in space. This particular space blob, named SSA22-Lyman-alpha Blob 1 (LAB-1), is the largest of its kind. It measures about 300,000 light-years across, or three times the size of the Milky Way galaxy.

      LAB-1 is located 11.5 billion light-years from Earth, so the light we observe from it is almost as old as the universe (13.8 billion years). This means that looking at LAB-1 provides a window into the early history of the universe.

      Lyman-alpha blobs consist mainly of hydrogen gas and emit a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light called Lyman-alpha radiation. The light looks green to viewers on Earth, because its wavelength is stretched by the expanding universe during its long trip here.