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    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 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 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 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.
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Happy Newyear 2018

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    Happy Newyear and best wishes for 2018!!!

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    31-12-2017 om 19:55 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.The Goals of Extraterrestrial AI May “Conflict With Those of Biological Life”

    The Goals of Extraterrestrial AI May “Conflict With Those of Biological Life”

    Daniel Schweinert/Thinkstock Daniel Schweinert/Thinkstock 
    • An expert on the intersection of science and philosophy posits that our current transition to "postbiological" life could have already been undertaken by extraterrestrial species.
    • She warns that these alien lifeforms could by artificially intelligent, in which case they could pose a tremendous threat to life on Earth.


    Susan Schneider is a fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET). She is also an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, and her expertise includes the philosophy of cognitive science, particularly with regards to the plausibility of computational theories of mind and theoretical issues in artificial intelligence (AI).

    In short, Schneider has a keen understanding of the intersection between science and philosophy. As such, she also has a unique perspective on AI, offering a fresh (but quite alarming) view on how artificial intelligence could forever alter humanity’s existence. In an article published by the IEET, she shares that perspective, talking about potential flaws in the way we view AI and suggesting a possible connection between AI and extraterrestrial life.

    Credits: HBO

    Credits: HBO

    The bridge Schneider uses to make this connection is the idea of a “postbiological” life. In the article she explains that postbiological refers to either the eventual form of existence humanity will take or the AI-emergent lifeforms that would replace our existence altogether. In other words, it could be something like superintelligent humans enhanced through biological nanotechnology or it could be an artificially intelligent supercomputer.

    Whatever form postbiological life takes, Schneider posits that the transition we’re currently experiencing is one that may have happened previously on other planets:

    The technological developments we are witnessing today may have all happened before, elsewhere in the universe. The transition from biological to synthetic intelligence may be a general pattern, instantiated over and over, throughout the cosmos. The universe’s greatest intelligences may be postbiological, having grown out of civilizations that were once biological.

    In light of that, Schneider asks the following: “Suppose that intelligent life out there is postbiological. What should we make of this?”

    Credits: Warner Bros.

    Credits: Warner Bros.


    There isn’t any guarantee that we can “control” AI on Earth when it becomes superintelligent, even with multi-million-dollar efforts devoted to AI safety. “Some of the finest minds in computer science are working on this problem,” Schneider writes. “They will hopefully create safe systems, but many worry that the control problem is insurmountable.”

    If artificially intelligent postbiological life exists elsewhere in our universe, it’s a major cause of concern for a number of reasons. “[Postbiological extraterrestrial life] may have goals that conflict with those of biological life, have at its disposal vastly superior intellectual abilities, and be far more durable than biological life,” Schneider argues. These lifeforms also might not place the same value on biological intelligence that we do, and they may not even be conscious in the same manner that we are.

    Schneider makes the comparison between how we feel killing a chimp versus eating an apple. Both are technically living organisms, but because we have consciousness, we place a higher value on other species that have it as well. If superintelligent, postbiological extraterrestrials don’t have consciousness, can we expect them to understand us? Even more importantly, would they value us at all? Food for thought for any proponents of active SETI. }

    31-12-2017 om 19:51 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Stanton Friedman weighs in on Pentagon's Secret UFO Search, with Kathleen Marden, 12-27-17

    Stanton Friedman weighs in on Pentagon's Secret UFO Search, with Kathleen Marden, 12-27-17

    Stan Friedman with Kathleen Marden weigh in on the Pentagon's Secret UFO Search. Stan mentions he is pleased with Tom DeLonge's efforts and the team of high profile people on the To The Stars Academy board. Kathy mentions how important Luis Elizondo, Chris Mellon and Dr. Hal Puthoff among others are to the board as well. Stan: "It's a new ballgame for UFOlogy!" In hour two, along with replying to caller's questions, they discuss the Betty & Barney Hill case including some never mentioned before family dynamics when they decided to go public.

    Bio: Nuclear Physicist-Lecturer Stanton T. Friedman received his BSc. and MSc. Degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist by such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas working in such highly advanced, classified, eventually cancelled programs as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and various compact nuclear powerplants for space and terrestrial applications.

    He became interested in UFOs in 1958, and since 1967 has lectured about them at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups in 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces and 18 other countries in addition to various nuclear consulting efforts. He has published more than 90 UFO papers and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including on Larry King in 2007 and twice in 2008, and many documentaries. He is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and co-authored Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident.

    And more, source:

    Bio: Kathleen Marden is a leading researcher of contact with nonhuman intelligence, an author, and lecturer. Her educational background in the social sciences has shaped her interest in scientific ufology. Extensive research and investigation into alien abduction has convinced her that some abductions are real.

    She earned a B.A. degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire and participated in graduate studies in education while working as a teacher and education services coordinator. Her scholarship led to acceptance into the Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honor society. During her fifteen years as an educator, she innovated, designed and implemented model educational programs. She also held a supervisory position, coordinating, training and evaluating education staff.

    Her interest in UFOs dates back to September 20, 1961, when her aunt, Betty Hill, phoned her childhood home to report that she and Barney had encountered a flying saucer in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. A primary witness to the evidence of the UFO encounter and the aftermath, Kathleen has intimate knowledge of the Hill’s biographical histories, investigation files, and scientific interest in their sensational experience. This led to a journey of exploration, leaving no stone unturned, to find answers through scholarly work, investigation and social research. She is recognized as the world’s leading expert on the Betty and Barney Hill abduction.

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    31-12-2017 om 19:39 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Top 7 EarthSky stories of 2017

    Top 7 EarthSky stories of 2017

    Here are 7 of the most-viewed news and feature stories of this past year.

    1.  Scientists reveal secrets of lost continent Zealandia.

    In February, scientists were discussing whether a submerged realm called Zealandia should be recognized as a full-fledged Earth continent. In October, a team of researchers returned from an expedition to Zealandia and reported their results.

    A rainbow seen from the research ship JOIDES Resolution, during the Zealandia expedition.

    Image by Tim Fulton via International Ocean Discovery Program/ JRSO/ NSF.

    2. Close shave from an undetected asteroid.

    Whoosh! Astronomers discovered a small asteroid – now designated as asteroid 2017 OO1 – on July 23. That was 3 days after it passed 1/3 the moon’s distance from Earth. More.

    Artist’s concept of an asteroid passing near Earth.

    3. When’s the next U.S. total solar eclipse? 

    After 2017’s awesome total solar eclipse on August 21, the next total solar eclipse visible from North America will be April 8, 2024. More.

    Image via Fred Espenak at the NASA Eclipse Web Site.

    4. Biblical signs in the sky on September 23, 2017?

    A mirror in the sky to “signs” from the Bible’s Book of Revelation? Possibly. But this same sky scene has been seen 4 other times in the past 1,000 years. An astronomer explains.

    Green arrows show the “9” stars of Leo.Blue arrows show the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Red arrow is Jupiter. Violet arrow is the moon (shown enlarged). The sun is at Virgo’s shoulder.

    Image via Christopher M. Graney.

    5. Mysterious rock-comet 3200 Phaethon.

    This asteroid-comet hybrid was closest to Earth December 16. Its presence near Earth may be why the Geminid meteors put on a good show in 2017. Info and images of the rock-comet here.

    6. History of global temperature 1880-2016.

    Take 14 seconds to watch the change in Earth’s surface temperature from 1880 through 2016. More.

    7. And, lastly, the ever-popular … Betelgeuse will explode someday.

    Someday, the star Betelgeuse will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. Someday … but probably not soon. More.

    Betelgeuse imaged in ultraviolet light by the Hubble Space Telescope and subsequently enhanced by NASA. The bright white spot is likely one of this star’s poles.

    Image via NASA/ESA.

    Bottom line: EarthSky’s 7 most-viewed news and feature stories of 2017. Happy new year to our readers, and thank you for visiting EarthSky! }

    31-12-2017 om 19:30 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Top 7 EarthSky galleries of 2017

    Top 7 EarthSky galleries of 2017

    EarthSky sends out a year’s worth of thank yous to our friends from around the world who shared images with us throughout the year. Please keep sharing in 2018!

    Here are the most popular photo galleries from 2017:

    1. Moon sweeps past Venus and Mars.

    As 2017 opened, the young moon swept past dazzling Venus in the west after sunset. Mars was there, too, and, for those with optical aid, Neptune! Go to gallery.

    As seen from the Northern Hemisphere, the moon, Venus and Mars arced up and to the left of the sunset Sunday evening, January 1, 2017.

    Photo by Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan Parsippany, New Jersey. More photos here.

    2. February 10-11 lunar eclipse.

    A penumbral eclipse is subtle, but has a quiet beauty all its own. Go to gallery.

    February 10, 2017 full moon rising over northeast Oklahoma, with a tinge of Earth’s penumbral shadow visible.

    Photo by Mike O’Neal. More photos.

    3. Moon and Jupiter.

    Wonderful photos of the moon and Jupiter on June 3, 2017, from around the world. Go to gallery.

    Moon and Jupiter on June 3, 2017 from Deirdre Horan in Dublin, Ireland. More photos.

    4. Summer full moon

    EarthSky friends are moon-lovers! Favorite photos of the July 2017 full moon from EarthSky friends around the world. Go to gallery.

    John Ashley at Glacier National Park, Montana, wrote: “The July 2017 full moon rises over Mount Saint Nicholas on its way into a warm summer dusk. Video on my FB page at JohnAshleyFineArt. More photos. ”

    5. Total solar eclipse.

    We received many more wonderful photos of the August 21 eclipse than for any prior event. Go to gallery.

    Sue Waddell contributed this eclipse composite from Eastview, Kentucky, where there was a 98.3% eclipse. More photos.

    6. Orionid meteor shower.

    October’s Orionid meteor shower didn’t disappoint. Go to gallery.

    Composite image of meteors seen on the morning of October 21, 2017 from Simon Lee Waldram of Fuerteshoot in Spain. More photos.

    7. A grand year for the Geminids.

    December’s Geminid meteor shower was thought to have a better-than-average chance of producing a rich display, since the Geminids’ parent body – a strange rock-comet called 3200 Phaethon – is nearby. And so it was! Go to gallery.

    “The Geminids are good,” reported veteran meteor observer Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona, who captured this fireball on the morning of December 14 around 4 a.m. More photos.

    Bottom line: Favorite Earthsky photo galleries of 2017.

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    31-12-2017 om 18:45 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Russians claim they’ve found the first extraterrestrial life, and it was right under our noses

    alien bacteria

    Russians claim they’ve found the first extraterrestrial life, and it was right under our noses

    Science fiction has taught us to expect our first contact with alien life to be a momentous event, with radio signals from another civilization filling our airwaves and perhaps even the arrival of an alien spaceship or two. Reality is somewhat less exciting, and scientists have long expected our first discovery of extraterrestrial life to be on the microscopic scale. Now, the Russian space agency claims they may have stumbled upon just that, and it may have been hiding under our noses the entire time.

    Russian cosmonauts have reportedly discovered tiny bacteria on a swab collected from outside the International Space Station, and they’re confident that the organisms didn’t originate on our planet. If the discovery can be confirmed, it would be the very first concrete evidence of extraterrestrial life. That’s a pretty big deal.

    The swabs, which were collected years ago but seemingly overlooked, contained living bacteria which may have come from outer space. “Somehow these swabs reveal bacteria that were absent during the launch of the ISS module,” Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov explains. “That is, they have come from outer space and settled along the external surface. They are being studied so far and it seems that they pose no danger.”

    Along with the purported alien bacteria, other bacteria thought to have originated on Earth was also found on the swabs. Surviving in the vacuum of space is no easy feat, and intense temperature fluctuations failed to kill the bacteria over the course of three years, which is mighty impressive. It’s unclear exactly how the researchers were able to differentiate between terrestrial bacteria and the alien bacteria that appeared within the same samples.

    The bacteria was brought back to Earth on the swabs and is now being studied, though the Russian space agency says it shouldn’t be considered dangerous. The group apparently didn’t actually know the bacteria was present on the swab samples until it was returned to Earth for closer examination.

    There will surely be plenty of scientific interest and certainly debate over where the bacteria originated, but if you’ve seen sci-fi movies you already know that the bacteria will become sentient and lead to the total destruction of the Earth within a few weeks anyway, so get your affairs in order. }

    31-12-2017 om 17:32 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.MIT Astronomer's 'Zoo Theory' Explains Why Aliens Have Not Made Contact With Earth

    MIT Astronomer's 'Zoo Theory' Explains Why Aliens Have Not Made Contact With Earth

    It may be an old theory that was first proposed almost 45 years ago. But with SpaceX’s recent rocket launch sending many Los Angeles residents into a frenzy due to what they thought was a UFO sighting, and reports claiming that the U.S. government was secretly involved for years in the study of such phenomena, the so-called “Zoo Theory” is again making headlines for its unusual explanation as to why there has yet to be a confirmed UFO or alien sighting to this day.

    The Zoo Theory was first proposed in 1973, when Massachusetts Institute of Technology radio astronomer John A. Ball wrote that aliens behave in a similar way to zookeepers, avoiding actual contact with humans to allow them to function normally and perform their everyday tasks. As Newsweek explained, the theory suggests that aliens are quietly watching us behind the scenes, but not interfering with the evolution of humanity because we are “too unevolved and uncivilized” to pose a significant threat or distraction to extraterrestrial beings.

    In a 2016 article, Science Alert opined that the Zoo Theory is plausible, as there is a chance that life on other planets, if it does exist, evolved at a much faster pace than life evolved on Earth. That could lead to some interesting hypotheses about how these highly-evolved, possibly older civilizations could be much more technologically advanced than humanity currently is.

    “An OC [other civilization] that is, say, a century younger than we are might not be able to communicate over interstellar distances; a century ago we couldn’t,” Ball wrote.

    And an OC a millennium older than we are would probably be using a technology for interstellar communications, such as modulated gamma rays, that we humans haven’t yet learned how to do.

    As further noted by Newsweek, the Zoo Theory is just one of many that explain why we have yet to confirm alien life on other planets, though other theories are leaning toward the possibility of non-intelligent life, as opposed to extraterrestrial beings that boast of advanced technology. Scientists have been exploring worlds such as Saturn’s moon Enceladus, in hopes of confirming whether the necessary ingredients of life are present. But while there could be a chance Enceladus, which is notable for its subsurface ocean, is habitable, experts believe that the moon might only be able to support microbial forms of life.

    Despite the best efforts of scientists to confirm the existence of extraterrestrial life, recent efforts have not come anywhere close to proving that we aren’t the only form of intelligent life in the universe. Last month, a team of scientists conducted the first extensive search for radio signals from alien life, only to come up empty due to a lack of signals from distances of 50 parsecs (963 trillion miles) from Earth in all directions. According to Cosmos, the researchers concluded that the chances of signals from high-duty-cycle radio transmitters ever being detected within that 50-parsec distance are less than 0.1 percent.

    Even with the Zoo Theory in place, as well as the continued lack of evidence to support the belief that other planets can support alien life, whether intelligent or non-intelligent, some researchers are still confident in the possibility of confirming extraterrestrial life in the foreseeable future. Earlier this year, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute senior astronomer Seth Shostak spoke to Futurism, quipping that he “bet everybody a cup of coffee” that scientists will be able to confirm intelligent alien life within the next 20 years.

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    31-12-2017 om 17:19 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Topgeheim materiaal uit UFO’s moet openbaar. Deze ufoloog voert de druk op de overheid op
    Topgeheim materiaal uit UFO's moet openbaar. Deze ufoloog voert de druk op de overheid op

    Topgeheim materiaal uit UFO’s moet openbaar. Deze ufoloog voert de druk op de overheid op

    Ufoloog Anthony Bragalia probeert te achterhalen wat voor soort metaal de Amerikaanse overheid uit UFO’s heeft gehaald.

    Het materiaal zou opgeslagen liggen op het terrein van miljardair Robert Bigelow in Las Vegas.

    Bragalia heeft een Wob-verzoek ingediend over het metaal en eist dat bepaalde documenten hierover openbaar worden gemaakt.

    Hij is naar eigen zeggen bereid de Amerikaanse overheid voor de rechter te slepen als hij de informatie niet krijgt.

    Grote sommen geld

    De New York Times schreef eerder deze maand dat het Amerikaanse ministerie van Defensie in het geheim onderzoek deed naar UFO’s. Het ministerie bevestigde het bestaan van dit project.

    De krant meldde ook dat tijdens het onderzoek een onbekende metaallegering uit een UFO zou zijn gehaald.

    Bigelow kreeg grote sommen geld van het ministerie om de metaallegering te onderzoeken en te bewaren.

    Historische gebeurtenis

    Het feit dat het Amerikaanse leger toegeeft onbekend materiaal uit een UFO te hebben gehaald is volgens Bragalia een ‘historische gebeurtenis’.

    “Er zijn nog maar weinig details over de herkomst van het materiaal,” zei hij. “Ik eis dat verschillende agentschappen alles naar buiten brengen wat zij weten over deze mogelijke buitenaardse legeringen.”

    Verbluffende eigenschappen

    Ralph Blumenthal, één van de auteurs van het artikel van de New York Times, verklaarde tegenover MSNBC: “Ze hebben materiaal verzameld van die onbekende vliegende objecten. Zo hopen wetenschappers te kunnen achterhalen hoe die UFO’s aan hun verbluffende eigenschappen komen.”

    Blumenthal zei verder dat het Pentagon nog altijd niet weet uit welk materiaal ze bestaan. “Het is een soort legering die ze niet kennen,” stelde hij.


    31-12-2017 om 12:55 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Strange Light in the sky off Newport Beach Coast California releases Bright Spheres

    Strange Light in the sky off Newport Beach Coast California releases Bright Spheres

    On October 21, 2017 the witness saw a huge bright light over his house in Long Beach, California.

    At first he spotted two objects crossing paths with each other then focused on the larger one. As he zoomed in his camera the huge bright light started ejecting smaller spheres into the atmosphere.

    The first ejection formed a triangular formation. As he kept filming the object the object started emitting many spheres in a steady stream.

    There were at least 40 smaller spheres emitted from the main object. Interestingly the smaller spheres were only visible through his infrared camera. This was recorded with his full spectrum Canon SX60 with a monopod in his backyard in Long Beach CA.

    On December 30, 2017, once again a strange light has been spotted off the coast of Newport Beach, California. This time the light in the form of a ‘hexagon’ appeared for approximately 30 minutes during the very early morning hours.

    The first video shows the enhanced version of the November 21, 2017 sighting. Original video here.
    The second video shows the December 30, 2017 sighting including an analysis of both events.


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    Most remarkable UFO sightings in December 2017

    Most remarkable UFO sightings in December 2017 by

    11th December 2017; lights in the sky – Liberty, Arizona

    12th December 2017; lights in the sky – Rosarito, Mexico

    21st December 2017; unknown objects in formation – Long Beach, California

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    Formerly Classified US Military Footage Apparently Shows Navy Pilots Tracking An Unidentified Flying Object


    A previously classified footage has apparently revealed that the US fighter jets were sent to investigate a mysterious UFO as it hovered off the coast of San Diego.

    The US Department of Defence (DoD) released a video that seems to show Navy pilots reacting with a surprise as they looked for the whitish oval object that glided over the Pacific Ocean.

    A secret multimillion-dollar programme reportedly studied the footage. The programme was tasked with investigating UFO sighting reports.

    The Pentagon confirmed reports that the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Programme (AATIP) ran from 2007 to 2012 with annual funding of $22m (£15m) for DoD budgets.

    The released footage shows an encounter between a UFO, roughly the size of a commercial jet, and two Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets in 2004, from the aircraft carrier Nimitz.

    Asked to investigate the object were Commander David Fravor and Lieutenant Commander Jim Slaight, who were on a routine training mission 100 miles out into the Pacific.

    Naval cruiser USS Princeton detected the mysterious object appearing suddenly at 80,000 feet. The Naval cruiser had been tracking the UFO for two weeks.

    In the video, a voice can be heard from one of the pilots saying “look at that thing, dude. It’s rotating.”

    Commander Fravor told The New York Times the strange aerial thing was around 40ft long, had no plumes, wings or rotors. Fravor added that the object outpaced their F-18s and was big enough to churn the sea 50ft below it.

    Fravor had no idea what he saw as the object accelerated like nothing he had ever seen.

    The Navy superiors of the pilot did not investigate any further. Until today, the object has never been clearly identified.

    The Pentagon said the AATIP was closed when defence officials shifted funding and attention to other priorities.

    However, it was not clear whether officials continue to investigate UFO sighting reports. According to its backers, the programmed remains in existence without the public knowledge.

    The initial funding of the programme came primarily at the request of former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who is known for his space phenomena enthusiasm.

    Pentagon spokesperson Laura Ochoa said that the AATIP ended in the 2012 timeframe. She explained that it was determined that there were other issues in higher priority that merited funding and it was in the DoD’s best interest to make a change.

    Asked if the department continued to investigate such case, she said that the DoD takes all threats and potential threats to their people, assets, and mission seriously and takes action to credible information. }

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    Aliens are HERE? Most BAFFLING ‘UFO sightings and ET videos’ from 2017 REVEALED

    ALIEN hunters claimed to have recorded baffling footage of extra-terrestrial beings and spacecraft in 2017 – but are these the most convincing?

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    Raytheon Brags About its UFO Tracking Capabilities

    “Look at that thing, dude.”

    This could be the most famous quote in ufology for the year 2017. “Look at that thing, dude” was uttered by a pilot on one of the two infamous videos released this month by parties identifying them as evidence of UFO encounters by U.S. military personnel. The “parties” are now in question, as the Department of Defense has backed off on saying it was involved in the release, and Luis Elizonso, the former head of the $22 million semi-secret UFO department called Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program and a current member of Tom DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy, was found to have previously stated that he was going to use the videos for pilot training. Nonetheless, there’s no question that pilots dispatched on November 14th, 2004, by the USS Nimitz saw things they could not believe.

    There’s a whole fleet of them. Look on the S.A.

    The “S.A.” this pilot was referring to is the synthetic aperture radar, which was picking up the objects. And that’s where Raytheon comes in. Instrumentation inside the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets is manufactured by this massive government contractor, including the most important part of this whole story – the Raytheon Advanced Targeting Forward Look Infrared sensor (ATFLIR) which was mounted under one of the fighters and captured the video which prompted the “Look at that thing, dude.”

    Raytheon ATFLIR (AN/ASQ-228)

    Is Raytheon, normally pretty secretive about weapons contracts and equipment, upset to be linked to this UFO story?

    We might be the system that caught the first evidence of E.T. out there. But I’m not surprised we were able to see it. ATFLIR is designed to operate on targets that are traveling in excess of Mach 1. It’s a very agile optical system with a sensitive detector that can distinguish between the cold sky and the hot moving target quite easily.

    They’re not upset … they’re excited! At least Aaron Maestas, director of engineering and chief engineer for Surveillance and Targeting Systems at Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business, is. He is quoted on the company’s web site in an article entitled “The UFO Spotter: Navy Pilots Used Raytheon Tech to Track a Strange UFO,” which explains that ATFLIR (designated AN/ASQ-228 by the Navy) is a “single pod that combines mid-wave infrared targeting and navigation FLIRs, an electro-optical, or visual light, sensor, a laser rangefinder and target designator, and a laser spot-tracker. It can locate and designate targets day or night at ranges exceeding 40 nautical miles and altitudes surpassing 50,000 feet.”

    Sounds impressive, but Dr. Steve Cummings, vice president of Technology Development and Execution at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems wants to see more data. His UFO spotter would have …

    Wide-area search of some form or another. I would want at least two sensors, like radar and [electro-optical/infrared], to search the skies…One way to actually verify these and be absolutely certain that this is not an anomaly is to get the same target, behaving the same way on multiple sensors.”

    USS Nimitz

    So, despite the fact that 12 pilots and weapons system operators in six different planes, along with radar operators on the USS Princeton in the Nimitz fleet, saw the UFOs, Cummings wants the next generation of UFO hunters to have better equipment.

    From Raytheon, of course.}

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    Afgelopen week stonden de mainstream media bol van de verhalen over mensen die dachten dat de gelanceerde Space X raket een grote UFO was. 

    Het werkelijke verhaal is dat er iets groots gaande moet zijn in de ruimte waarvan de Space X raket een onderdeel vormt. 

    Net voor kerst was de complete wereld in de ban van het volgende: 

    Los Angeles werd gisteravond opgeschrikt door een vreemd verschijnsel. Bestuurders zetten hun auto's stil op snelwegen om foto's en video's te maken en bewoners tot in San Diego bij de Mexicaanse grens belden TV-stations om melding te doen van "een mysterieus licht aan de hemel."

    De brandweer van Los Angeles was er snel bij om het mysterie op te helderen: het ging om een raket. Ruimtevaartbedrijf SpaceX had een Falcon9 vanaf Vandenberg Air Force Base gelanceerd. Aan boord waren tien communicatiesatellieten die succesvol hun baan om de aarde bereikten.

    Deze SpaceX raket zou maar liefst tien satellieten de ruimte in brengen.

    Rond precies dezelfde tijd schiet ook Japan een raket de ruimte in met een tweetal satellieten aan boord. Alhoewel dit ongeveer gelijktijdig gebeurt met de SpaceX lancering is het in Japan inmiddels al zaterdag.


    Dan, enkele dagen later lanceren de Russen een raket met aan boord naar verluid één satelliet. Er is verder weinig te vinden in de media over deze lancering. 

    Op vrijwel hetzelfde moment dat de Russen een raket lanceren, doen ook de Chinezen dat en ook deze raket zou een onbekend aantal satellieten de ruimte in brengen.


    De vier grootste en machtigste landen ter wereld, Amerika, Rusland, China en Japan, lanceren allemaal in een tijdsbestek van enkele dagen een raket de ruimte in.

    De reden weten we niet, maar wel dat dit absoluut geen toeval is en dat er iets groots gaande is in de ruimte, waardoor ze nu allemaal plotseling satellieten daar naartoe moeten brengen. 

    Het is niet dat we niet genoeg satellieten in de ruimte om de aarde hebben, dat er nu met spoed door deze vier landen een aantal nieuwe bij gelanceerd moeten worden. Er speelt iets anders, maar wat, dat is de grote vraag.



    30-12-2017 om 23:41 geschreven door peter

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    Astronomers spy a red giant’s bubbling surface

    For the 1st time, astronomers have seen giant bubbles roiling up to the surface of a star beyond our solar system. Each great bubble is so huge it would extend from our sun to Venus.

    The red giant Pi1 Gruis. Astronomers used ESO’s Very Large Telescope with the PIONIER instrument to see the convective cells on its surface. Each cell covers more than a quarter of the star’s diameter and about 75 million miles (120 million km) across.

    Image via ESO.

    With just a few exceptions, throughout the ages, whether using the eye alone or telescopes, astronomers have seen stars as pinpoints. Stars are really great balls of roiling gases, shining powerfully into space via thermonuclear reactions taking place in their interiors. But all stars besides our sun are so very distant that, even with telescopes, we’ve had very few direct glimpses of their surface features. Now, for the first time, astronomers have directly observed granulation patterns, caused by massive convection currents rising from the star’s interior, on the surface of a star outside our solar system. It’s no coincidence the star is a huge one, the aging red giant Pi1 Gruis, whose diameter is about 700 times that of our sun. The astronomers have seen the giant convective cells that make up the surface of this huge star. These new results are being published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Nature.

    These astronomers used the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO’s) Very Large Telescope to make this observation, along with an instrument called PIONIER (Precision Integrated-Optics Near-infrared Imaging ExpeRiment). They said in their statement from ESO:

    Located 530 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Grus (The Crane), Pi1 Gruis is a cool red giant. It has about the same mass as our sun, but is 700 times larger and several thousand times as bright. Our sun will swell to become a similar red giant star in about five billion years.

    An international team of astronomers led by Claudia Paladini of ESO … found that the surface of this red giant has just a few convective cells, or granules, that are each about 75 million miles (120 million km) across — about a quarter of the star’s diameter. Just one of these granules would extend from the sun to beyond Venus. The surfaces — known as photospheres — of many giant stars are obscured by dust, which hinders observations. However, in the case of Pi1 Gruis, although dust is present far from the star, it does not have a significant effect on the new infrared observations.

    When Pi1 Gruis ran out of hydrogen to burn long ago, this ancient star ceased the first stage of its nuclear fusion program. It shrank as it ran out of energy, causing it to heat up to over 100 million degrees. These extreme temperatures fueled the star’s next phase as it began to fuse helium into heavier atoms such as carbon and oxygen. This intensely hot core then expelled the star’s outer layers, causing it to balloon to hundreds of times larger than its original size. The star we see today is a variable red giant.

    Until now, the surface of one of these stars has never before been imaged in detail.

    A piece of our sun’s surface, showing a sunspot and solar granulation. In part because the sun is more compact than Pi1 Gruis, it has millions of convective cells, instead of just a few.

    Image via the Hinode spacecraft.

    In many ways, Pi1 Gruis is like our sun; both are stars, after all, and subject to many of the same processes. But, as with people, stars can be very different from each other. Pi1 Gruis has slightly more mass than our sun (about 1.5 solar masses), and a much larger volume, because it’s in a more advanced stage of its evolution. That may be why – in contrast to Pi1 Gruis’ few, very large convective cells – our sun’s photosphere contains about two million convective cells, with typical diameters of just 1,000 miles (1,500 km). The ESO statement explained:

    The vast size differences in the convective cells of these two stars can be explained in part by their varying surface gravities. Pi1 Gruis is just 1.5 times the mass of the sun but much larger, resulting in a much lower surface gravity and just a few, extremely large, granules.

    Doubtless if we could see Pi1 Gruis’ surface in even more detail, we’d be boggled at its beauty and complexity. That’s certainly the case with our own sun, whose surface has been revealed to us in recent decades by spacecraft, such as NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which captured the images to make the mesmerizing video below:

    ESO also pointed out that the stage of life at which we see Pi1 Gruis is short-lived, on the timescale of stars:

    While stars more massive than eight solar masses end their lives in dramatic supernovae explosions, less massive stars like this one gradually expel their outer layers, resulting in beautiful planetary nebulae. Previous studies of Pi1 Gruis found a shell of material 0.9 light-years away from the central star, thought to have been ejected around 20,000 years ago. This relatively short period in a star’s life lasts just a few tens of thousands of years – compared to the overall lifetime of several billion – and these observations reveal a new method for probing this fleeting red giant phase.

    The video below, from ESO, zooms in on Pi1 Gruis.

    Bottom line: For the 1st time, astronomers have seen giant bubbles roiling up to the surface of a star beyond our solar system. The star is an aging red giant, Pi1 Gruis, located about 530 light-years away.

    Source: Large granulation cells on the surface of the giant star Pi1 Gruis

    Via ESO }

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    Fossils suggest a universe filled with life

    Evidence of life processes found in fossils in 3.5-billion-year-old rocks. Scientists say this work suggests life in our universe is widespread.

    J. William Schopf and colleagues from UCLA and the University of Wisconsin analyzed the microfossils with a cutting-edge technique called secondary ion mass spectroscopy.

    Image via UCLA.

    This month, scientists from UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison announced the results of their analysis of rock samples found decades ago in Western Australia. They say the rocks contain fossils of 3.465-billion-year-old microorganisms, the oldest ones known. The study’s lead author – paleontologist J. William Schopf of UCLA – collected the fossils in 1982 and interpreted them then as early life. Critics had argued they were just odd minerals that only looked like biological specimens. The new study shows that two of the species appear to have performed a primitive form of photosynthesis, another apparently produced methane gas, and two others appear to have consumed methane and used it to build their cell walls. Thus, according to these scientists, the new findings show the microfossils are indeed biological.

    Plus, they said, the fossils provide:

    strong evidence to support an increasingly widespread understanding that life in the universe is common.

    Their work was published December 18, 2017 in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    These scientists say their work strengthens the case for life existing elsewhere in the universe because, they say, it shows a diverse group of organisms had already evolved extremely early in the Earth’s history. That early earthly life — combined with our knowledge of the vast number of stars in the universe and the growing understanding that planets orbit so many of them — suggests life is common in the universe. Schopf commented in a statement:

    it would be extremely unlikely that life formed quickly on Earth, but did not arise anywhere else.

    The microfossils came from the Apex Chert, a rock formation in Western Australia. This area is among the oldest and best-preserved rock deposits in the world.

    Image via John Valley/ UW-Madison.

    An epoxy mount containing a sliver of a nearly 3.5-billion-year-old rock from Australia’s Apex Chert deposit.

    Image by Jeff Miller/ UW-Madison.

    The scientists say their study is the most detailed ever conducted on microorganisms preserved in such ancient fossils. They said their study is:

    the first to establish what kind of biological microbial organisms they are, and how advanced or primitive they are.

    The study describes 11 microbial specimens from five separate taxa. According to these scientists, some represent now-extinct bacteria and microbes from a domain of life called Archaea, while others are similar to microbial species still found today.

    The scientists analyzed the microorganisms at the Wisconsin Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer Lab (WiscSIMS) in Madison. It is one of just a few places in the world where this type of work can be done. Secondary ion mass spectroscopy revealed the ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-13 isotopes in the fossils.

    The scientists then were able to use this information to determine how the microorganisms lived. The study’s co-author, geoscientist John Valley of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said:

    The differences in carbon isotope ratios correlate with their shapes. Their C-13-to-C-12 ratios are characteristic of biology and metabolic function.

    When these fossils were formed, these scientists said, there was very little oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere. In fact, oxygen would have been poisonous to these microorganisms, and would have killed them, they said. Oxygen first appeared on Earth approximately half a billion years later, before its concentration in our atmosphere increased rapidly starting about 2 billion years ago. Thus, at the time these ancient microorganisms were alive, advanced photosynthesis didn’t exist yet.

    The scientists also said the very existence of the rocks they analyzed is remarkable. That’s because the average lifetime of a rock exposed on Earth’s surface is about 200 million years. William Schopf commented that, when he began his career, there was no fossil evidence of life dating back farther than 500 million years ago. He added:

    The rocks we studied are about as far back as rocks go.

    An example of one of the microfossils discovered in a sample of rock recovered from the Apex Chert. A new study used sophisticated chemical analysis to confirm the microscopic structures found in the rock are biological.

    Image via J. William Schopf via UW-Madison.

    Schopf also said:

    By 3.465 billion years ago, life was already diverse on Earth; that’s clear — primitive photosynthesizers, methane producers, methane users. These are the first data that show the very diverse organisms at that time in Earth’s history, and our previous research has shown that there were sulfur users 3.4 billion years ago as well.

    This tells us life had to have begun substantially earlier and it confirms that it was not difficult for primitive life to form and to evolve into more advanced microorganisms.

    Schopf said scientists still don’t know how much earlier life might have begun. But, he said:

    if the conditions are right, it looks like life in the universe should be widespread.

    Geoscientist John Valley, left, and research scientist Kouki Kitajima collaborate in the Wisconsin Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer Lab (WiscSIMS). 

    Photo via Jeff Miller/ University of Wisconsin.

    Bottom line: Scientists analyzed fossil microorganism specimens from 3.465 billion years ago, providing strong evidence to support an increasingly widespread understanding that life in the universe is common.


    SIMS analyses of the oldest known assemblage of microfossils document their taxon-correlated carbon isotope compositions

    Via UCLA and UW-Madison }

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    Check out 100 facts about the Universe that will make your jaw drop

    As most of you probably know, our Solar system is composed of the sun and everything else that orbits our star; planets, dwarf planets, moons, and space rocks.

    Astronomers believe that the ‘edge’ of our solar system is located around 15 billion kilometers from our Sun.

    The planets of our solar system have been of extreme interest for ancient civilizations throughout thousands of years and followed them across the sky and recorded their positions and even based every-day life in accordance to them and the stars.

    There are countless things that few people know about the solar system, in this article we will introduce you furthermore to the solar system with a few facts, so let’s start.

    According to astronomical research, our solar system formed 4.6 billion of years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud.

    Our Sun needs 240 million years to complete one single orbit around the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

    According to astronomers, ever since our Sun was formed, it completed nineteen orbits around the galactic center.

    Did you know that our star, the Sun, rotates counterclockwise?

    The Earth compared to the Sun.

    The surface temperature of our Sun is about 5505 degrees Celsius.

    Since its formation, our Sun has used up about half of the hydrogen in its core. This means it has still a lot of fuel to burn, so don’t worry.

    The vast majority of the solar system’s mass is within the Sun over 99 percent, while the remaining mass is contained on Jupiter.

    According to astronomical calculations, Jupiter’s magnetic field is approximately fourteen times stronger than that of Earth.

    Remeber that massive Storm on Jupiter? Well, this gigantic storm is one of the biggest mysteries of astronomy. Experts have almost no information about it. Everything about is a mystery. What powers it, what caused it and why it’s…red?

    Did you know that the great red spot on the surface of Jupiter is in fact an anti-cyclonic storm? It is believed to have started some 300-400 years ago.

    The solid objects of the solar system; planets, moons, etc., comprise 0.0001% of the Solar System’s total mass.

    A comparison between our sun and Canis Majoris.

    Even though our Sun is gigantic, it is small if we compare it to VY Canis Majoris; a red hypergiant located in the constellation Canis Major. This star is so big that If it would be placed in our Solar System, the surface of VY Canis Majoris would extend beyond the orbit of Jupiter. VY Canis Majoris is so big that astronomers estimate it to be 1,000,000,000 bigger than our Sun.

    Did you know that Jupiter saved the Earth? Lexells Comet was traveling towards Earth following a trajectory that would make it impact our planet. However, thanks to the intense gravitational pull that Jupiter has, the comet was pulled towards the planet.

    Our Sun is composed of roughly 98% hydrogen and helium.

    We practically live WITHIN our Sun. This is because the Sun’s outer atmosphere extends far beyond it is visible surface; it is enormous. Earth orbits within this delicate atmosphere.

    Practically a million of Earths’ could fit into the Sun.

    This wide-field view of the sky around the bright star Alpha Centauri was created from photographic images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The star appears so big just because of the scattering of light by the telescope’s optics as well as in the photographic emulsion. Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to the Solar System. Image released Oct. 17, 2012. 

    CREDIT: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

    As most of us have probably learned in school, the distance from the Sun to Earth is one Astronomical Unit or AU.

    The Heliosphere which is the Sun’s outer atmosphere is considered to extend to around 100 Astronomical Units; One Astronomical Unit equals 149 597 871 kilometers.

    Scientists suggest that the limit of the Heliosphere, referred to as Heliopause is located fifteen billion kilometers from our Sun.

    Experts believe that the Sun’s atmosphere extends billions of kilometers downwind, as they believe Sun’s atmosphere has in fact a “teardrop” shape.

    Compared to the rest of our solar system, the Sun’s mass is only one trillionth of a percent of the entire volume of our Solar system.

    Astronomers believe that within our solar system alone are more than ten thousand objects that may be large enough to have been rounded by their own gravity.

    If we were to look at the universe from an outside perspective, we would see that our solar system is located in the Orion arm, which in turn is located around 26,000 light years away from the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

    As most of you already know, there are eight planets in our solar system, but hundreds of unidentified objects that lurk in the outermost region of our cosmic neighborhood.

    The moon is considered the closest astronomical object to Earth. Why haven’t we visited it more often?

    A comparison between Earth and Jupiter.

    Out of the eight planets in our solar system, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are composed mostly out of rock and metal. Oh and there’s a planet missing between Mars and Jupiter.

    Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn are mostly made out of hydrogen and helium. They are Gas Giants.

    According to astronomers, Neptune has the fastest winds in the Solar System; The winds on the surface of Neptune can reach up to 2100 kilometers per hour, scientists have yet to determine the reason.

    Uranus is the coldest planet in our solar system with temperatures that can drop to a freezing -224 degrees Celsius.

    Jupiter is the fastest planet in our Solar System. It takes Jupiter little under ten hours to complete a full rotation around its axis.

    Comets are usually referred to as “Dirty Snowballs” because of their composition, ice, and rock.

    According to astronomical observations, there are 176 known natural satellites that orbit planets in our solar system out of which 168 moons orbit full-size planets. 8 moons orbit dwarf planets.

    Jupiter is the planet that has the most amount of moons; a total of 63 confirmed satellites have been discovered, and some astronomers argue they may be even more moons hiding around the gas giant.

    Jupiter, being the largest planet in our solar system is considered to have the largest ocean in the solar system; astronomers believe that it is about 40,000 km deep.

    Astronomers have discovered several objects that orbit the sun that are located considerably further than Pluto. One such object is believed to be Planet X, a theoretical planet that should be there, but astronomers have still not found.

    The Kuiper Belt is one of the two main reservoirs of cometary material and is believed to extend to over fifty astronomical units. Astronomers also considered it as one of the most distant regions in our solar system.

    The Oort comet cloud is believed to extend to 50,000 Astronomical Units from the Sun.

    Astronomers estimate that the Oort cloud contains TRILLIONS of icy bodies.

    According to experts, at the outer edge of the Oort cloud, distant cosmic bodies are believed to have more gravitational influence from nearby stars than from the Sun.

    Saturn could actually “float”, well at least partially, since the overall density of Saturn is 0.69 – seventy percent the density of water.

    Saturn isn’t the only planet that has rings, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune also possess beautiful rings.

    Jupiter’s dark rings are mostly made out of dust particles and are thus very hard to detect. Astronomers believe that within these rings are particles ejected by Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io.

    Astronomers have found that the ring system of Uranus is similar to Jupiter’s, although the content of Uranus ring system is mostly composed of a material that resulted from collisions of relatively small “satellites”.

    Saturn is cool. In fact, the planet has another gigantic ring, discovered in 2009; it can only be seen via infrared.

    Did you now that the Solar System’s favorite planet Pluto was actually discovered by accident in 1930 after astronomers noted small and unexpected variation from the predicted orbit of Uranus and decided to look into this; thus Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.

    Pluto was considered the ninth planet of our solar system for seventy-six years, it was demoted to a dwarf planet and has been our favorite dwarf planet since 2006.

    Pluto is extremely small. Mainstream scholars estimate that Pluto is just over 2,253 kilometers across, smaller than the United States of America.

    Despite the fact that Mercury is the closest planet to orbit the Sun, it isn’t the hottest. Because of the fact that Mercury does not have an atmosphere, there is nothing that would keep the Sun’s heat on the planet.

    According to astronomers, the hottest Planet in our solar system is Venus. The second closest planet to the Sun has a very thick atmosphere; astronomers estimate it to be a hundred times thicker than Earth’s atmosphere. Due to this, massive amounts of heat from the Sun is retained on the planet, and astronomers calculate that the average temperature on Venus is over 468 degrees Celsius. This makes the exploration of Venus really difficult.

    Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, researchers believe that near Mercury’s poles Ice can be found

    Did you know that Venus is the only planet in our Solar System that spins in the opposite direction of every other planet? Venus is a true rebel. Now I say why they say women are from Venus. Here’s a fun fact: A single day on Venus is, in fact, longer than its year; It takes Venus much more time to rotate on its own axis than to orbit our Sun.

    Saturn’s moon Titan has a remarkably similar atmosphere to Earth’s atmosphere. Titan’s atmosphere is twenty percent more extensive than Earth’s atmosphere.

    Scientists suggest that given the similarities to Earth, may have biologic activity; making it an ideal place to search for life outside Earth.

    Ganymede, Jupiter’s natural satellite is considered the largest natural satellite in our Solar system and has a diameter of  5,268 km which is 8 percent larger than that of the planet Mercury.

    The diameter of Ganymede is 2% larger than that of Saturn’s Titan which is the second largest moon.

    Did you know that Ganymede, the largest and most massive moon of Jupiter, has the highest mass of all planetary satellites? It has 2.02 times the mass of the Earth’s moon.

    Ganymede is the only moon in the Solar System known to possess a magnetosphere which is an area of space near an astronomical object in which charged particles are controlled by that object’s magnetic field.

    Saturn’s moon Mimas is one of the most heavily cratered objects in our Solar System, it also eerily resembles the “Death Star” (the fictional space station known from the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) due to the gigantic impact crater on its surface, a 130 kilometers across.

    Mimas is the smallest astronomical body that is known to be rounded in shape because of self-gravitation.

    Asteroid 243 Ida has a satellite orbiting it called Dactyl. 243 Ida is also one of the most cratered objects in the solar system.

    The largest dwarf planet that orbits our Sun is called Eris, orbiting the Sun at three times the distance of Pluto.

    Eris was discovered recently (2005), and is the ninth most massive body known to directly orbit the Sun.

    Eris is estimated to be 27 percent more massive than Pluto but there are uncertainties about its size; to properly calculate it, more research is needed.

    Dysnomia is so far the only known natural moon of Eris, its diameter is estimated to be between 350 and 490 km.

    Saturn’s moon Hyperion is the largest non-spherical moon in our Solar System.

    In its composition, Hyperion is half as dense as water meaning that it would actually float if placed in water (hypothetically).

    Astronomers believe that Hyperion is a fragment of a much larger object that was broken up in the distant past thus obtaining its irregular shape.

    Hyperions surface contains a large amount of deep, sharp craters that together with its irregular shape, give the moon the appearance of a giant sponge.

    Ceres is so far the only known dwarf planet located in the inner part of the solar system and is closer to the Sun than Neptune.

    It is considered the largest asteroid in the inner part of our solar system.

    Researchers estimate that Ceres contains an internal ocean of liquid water under its surface.

    This dwarf planet contains more fresh water under its surface than all of the freshwater on Earth combined.

    Sedna, a large planetoid is the first dwarf planet discovered in the Oort cloud.

    In visible light, Sedna is one of the reddest objects in the solar system.

    Sedna is one of the most distant objects known in the Solar System.

    Sedna has the longest known orbital period in the Solar System, its orbit takes around 11,400 years to complete.

    2012 VP113 is a planetoid that has the largest known perihelion – (closest approach to the Sun). Researchers suggest that 2012 VP113 is about half the size of Sedna.

    There are four objects in our solar system that have perihelia larger than 47 Astronomical Units; Sedna, 2010 GB174, 2004 XR190 and 2004 VN112.

    Olympus Mons, located on Mars is actually the largest Volcanic mountain to have been discovered in our Solar System.

    Mars has water; Scientists have discovered the traces of water on Mars but not in liquid form.

    Comet Hyakutake is believed to have had the longest ever discovered tail, over 570 million km in length.

    Did you know that Uranus is the only known planet in our Solar System that actually rotates on its side? Guess what, if you were to scream in space, no one would actually hear you scream. This is because there is no air in space, which means that nothing could carry your voice, so, even if you would actually scream or talk, no one would actually be able to hear you.

    Researchers have a hard time explaining the Moons of Mars; Deimos and Phobos, some even theorize that these moons were trapped in Mars’ orbit.

    Phobos will probably one day impact into Mars. Because of its extremely low orbit, tidal forces are slowly lowering the orbit of Phobos. Astronomers have estimated that in about 50 million years, this moon will crash into the red planet.

    Curiously, Mercury and Venus are two planets in our solar system that do not have moons orbiting them.

    Did you know that Earth’s moon has water; and it is called Lunar water more accurately. Astronomers suggest that water in the form of ice can be present in craters on the Moon.

    We’ve explored our solar system significantly in recent years. But despite this fact, Mercury is the least explored of the planets in our solar system.

    Did you know that there are more than 500,000 minor planets that have been discovered and cataloged by the Minor Planet Center?

    Venus apart from being the hottest planet is also the most dangerous planet since in its atmosphere is filled with sulfuric acid.

    Despite the fact that there is a great possibility that hundreds of dwarf planets exist in the Kuiper belt, the International Astronomical Union has only accepted four:  Pluto, Eris, Haumea, and Makemake.

    Astronomers believe that more than 50 tons of space rock and dust fall on Earth each day.

    One day on Mercury equals to 58 days on Earth.

    The gravity on our planet is six times stronger than on the surface of the Moon; this means that you would weigh less on the Moon than on Earth.

    The magnetosphere is one of the central reasons why life can exist on our planet. The magnetosphere helps divert harmful radiation from the Sun away from Earth.

    Experts do not understand Saturn’s rings completely, Some astronomers believe they could be extremely old and may have existed since the beginning of the solar system. However, there are others who believe they could be relatively new… compared to the age of the planet.

    Astronomers believe that there is a very high chance that there is life on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus.

    Mars, the planet that is very similar to Earth has the largest dust storms in the Solar system, they can ever last for months and cover the entire planet.

    I have no more facts to write about… just kidding, here is one more:

    There are relatively few stars within ten light years of the Sun, as the closest is the triple star system Alpha Centauri located around 4.4 light years away.

    Let me know if I missed something that is worth including into the article, and share your thoughts.

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    NASA is planning the first interstellar journey in history to search for Aliens

    NASA has set their sights on Alpha Centauri, the star closest to our Solar System, and wants the mission to take place in 2069 and look for signs of alien life.

    After reaching the moon (again) and actually getting to Mars, the American Space agency wants to turn mankind into an interstellar species.

    Despite the fact that the ‘mission’ does not have a name yet and most of the technology necessary to take us there does not even exist, the projected launch date would coincide with the centenary of the arrival of mankind to the Moon.

    NASA is yet to develop the necessary technology to travel to Alpha Centauri in a reasonable time.

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    Initially, scientists say that a spaceship which would need to travel at a minimum of 10 percent of the speed of light would be required to get us there.

    The Alpha Centauri constellation is located 4.4 light-years away, and even if one-tenth of the speed of light were achieved, we would be able to visit the star system after a 44-year journey, reaching our nearest neighbor in 2113.

    This means we need to ramp up our tech game. In order for mankind to really become an interstellar species, colonize other planets and moons, first in our solar system, we need to develop a technology that’s affordable, reusable, and fast. Really fast.

    According to the New Scientist, NASA is considering sending tiny laser-powered probes that, in theory, can travel at a quarter of the speed of light. Other techniques under consideration include the use of nuclear reactions, or through collisions between antimatter and matter.

    However, there are other options experts will consider. But, time is ticking so NASA will need all the help it can get to make a trip to Alpha Centauri a reality.

    Perhaps the best way to start their journey to our closest cosmic neighbor is by developing a technology that would get us to Mars in a matter of weeks, then days.

    Getting to Mars, and creating a transportation system between the two planets could serve as a starting point for further technology in development, and it would make traveling to Mars something routine.

    As reported by Newsweek, NASA’s revolutionary mission in 2069 will visit Proxima B, a planet that was discovered not long ago and may be a world very similar to Earth. Interestingly, the manager of the Innovation Foundry at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Anthony Freeman called the entire project “very nebulous.”

    Proxima Centauri B is an exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of the closest star to the Sun—the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, which is in a triple star system. The planet—which has been hailed as Earth’s twin in the past—is located around 4.2 light-years from Earth, which makes it the closest known exoplanet to the Solar System.

    In comparison, the only man-made spacecraft that has reached interstellar space is Voyager-1, which is currently traveling at LESS than 1 percent of 1 percent of the speed of life, reports Newsweek.

    IF Voyager-1 had the ability to travel at 10 percent the speed of light, it would make it to Alpha Centauri in about 44 years. }

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    If Humanity Discovered That Earth Would Be Destroyed In 400 years, What Would Be Humanity’s Response?

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    Oh, Snap…

    A rogue planet ejected from its home solar system billions of years ago has wandered through interstellar space until it crossed our solar system’s gravity well. This slight trajectory deflection has put it on a direct path for impact with Earth. Scientists detected havoc in the Oort cloud out past Pluto. The Oort cloud is in chaos. Using our best minds and observatories we determined that the object is in the magnitude in size of Jupiter. Since it is travelling at a relativistic speed we have 400 years until Earth is no more.

    Would the world band together and try to figure out a way to save humanity or would it be too far away and we would just let future generations figure out the solution?

    The first astronomers to detect the upcoming event might not even recognize the danger. Anything that will take 400 years to hit us will be passing through a variety of gravitational fields and will be aiming at a location that might seemingly have nothing to do with Earth.

    But at some point, someone would run the numbers and discover that yes indeed, we were facing the possibility of a celestial collision. At this point, they would only be thinking in terms of probabilities and not certainties. But after they shared their findings with other astronomers, gradually a general consensus would form, that the celestial body did not represent a mere possibility of colliding with Earth, but that it almost certainly would.

    By this time, the astronomers had made no attempt to hide their work so far, the news would have already hit the Internet. But very few lay people would be able to follow the math, so there might be a series of confused news articles talking about something hitting something else someday.

    But gradually the articles would gain coherence, the Wikipedia entry would become clearer and more persuasive. Counter-arguments and competing mathematics would be discredited, and a general sense of disturbance would begin to spread through the planet.

    The governments of the world, while saying nothing publicly, would have long-since been in communication with the astronomers, and done their own verification of the science. In addition, they would have analyzed the possible effects of an impact, the probable number of deaths, the time it might take for human civilization and economies to recover. They would have considered the options of attempting somehow to divert the oncoming celestial body, the size of the required explosion, the mass and trajectory of debris, and other details. Finally, they would reach the inescapable conclusion that the impact could not be prevented and that the destruction would be too great for any kind of recovery. In 400 years the planet would be totally destroyed, with no hope that any life would survive.

    During these considerations, NASA would for several months already have been calculating the possibility of resettling a portion of humanity onto another planetary body in the solar system. They would estimate the likelihood that the destruction of Earth would affect the orbits of other planets, or that debris from the impact might fly into any prospective resettlement area.

    Official government spokespeople would have no comment yet. If asked, they would simply reply that they didn’t want to “get ahead of the science,” and that “so far, nothing is known for certain.” But they’d affirm that they’d have more to say when the scientific questions had been better understood.

    At this point, only a very small minority of people would be expressing any sort of outrage at their government’s silence, or at the existence of the threat itself. Those people would be quite vocal, but the Internet buzz and radio talk-show hosts would always say something along the lines of, “even if it’s real, it’s 400 years in the future. Relax.” And that would echo the sentiments of many Americans, if not people throughout the world.

    Eventually, the United States, China, Russia, and the European Union would make a joint announcement. The leaders of those nations, speaking together at the United Nations building in New York City, would announce a plan to create a series of large-scale, self-sufficient settlements on several planets and moons throughout the solar system. The impending threat against the Earth would not be mentioned. When asked if there was a connection between the colonial project and the threat of destruction, the reply would be that this project was a normal outgrowth of the space programs of all developed nations, and should be welcomed as a sign of ongoing human progress.

    If Humanity Discovered That Earth Would Be Destroyed In 400 years, What Would Be Humanity's Response?

    Gradually, budgeting for the various components of the colonial enterprise would be established. Research would proceed on a number of fronts, including the construction of space elevators along the equator, habitats capable of transporting large numbers of people across interplanetary distances, and larger habitats capable of maintaining those people indefinitely at specific locations throughout the solar system. There would also be a new focus on asteroid mining and bulk transportation of non-living cargo between planets. As reported in the news, each colony would need a permanent source of raw materials, ongoing protection of necessary atmospheric conditions, and a long-term effort to transform each colonial planet and moon into an Earth-like body with appropriate atmospheric and ecological conditions. Those terraforming efforts, however, would be acknowledged to require thousands of years, and would not be a major part of the requirements for the initial set of colonial outposts.

    The first colonies would be established on Mars. Many lives would be lost in those initial efforts. But the governments of the world would praise those who sacrificed their lives and would redouble the effort to address the remaining technical problems. The colonial projects would go forward, government spokespeople would say, in spite of any obstacles.

    After Mars, Jupiter would also be home to many colonies, in the form of orbiting stations. These stations would have a modular construction so that they could be continually expanded. Over the next hundred years, a ring of such constructions would gradually form around the planet, syphoning its material needs largely from Jupiter’s gaseous atmosphere. The water of Ganymede and the Earth itself would begin to be harvested for use by all colonial projects.

    The first wave of colonists would be highly trained specialists, capable of building the colonial infrastructure and then setting up the requirements of actual habitation.

    The next wave, however, would be taken from the impoverished countries of the world. In exchange for risking their lives, they would be given commercial opportunities in the new colonies. Like the early Martian colonies, many participants in this second wave would perish as well, until each colony was securely established and tested under proper load.

    The third wave would consist of the populations of wealthy nations. Tens of millions of people would migrate to thriving economies ready to receive them. The occasional atmospheric accident would be hushed up as quietly as possible. But the governments of the world would provide whatever incentives were necessary in order to keep up migration rates.

    Eventually, after half the world’s population had been resettled, the governments would acknowledge publicly for the first time that within another 200 years the planet would be destroyed by a celestial collision. They would put forward the colonies as a perfectly reasonable option and offer further economic incentives for people to migrate. They would also impose new laws restricting childbirth on Earth. Later, the restrictions would be tightened until all new Earth-based pregnancies were outlawed. An underclass of undocumented natives would spring up, living largely off the grid, and difficult to gather into the migratory waves.

    By now the government officials would all have migrated to the colonies themselves, remotely overseeing a set of small, isolated, local governments on Earth. Among the off-world governments, there would be ongoing negotiations, attempting to unite them all into one; but these would be slow and unpromising, given religious, tribal, and political histories on Earth. But the United Nations would be quite strong and would play a large role in ongoing decision-making for the colonies as well as for the remaining local governments on Earth.

    By the time of the destruction, only a few hundred million people would remain on Earth. The impact would be streamed live to viewers in every colony. Everyone, everywhere, would feel the loss as a tragic event; and would feel the uncertainty of their own future. How could these little colonies, these little bubbles of air, with no history, ever hope to have a future? And this uncertainty would become an inspiration to young people that would rally an inventiveness and resourcefulness throughout the colonies, and would lead them to make great leaps of technological advancement and to overcome the remaining obstacles to humanity’s continued survival. }

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    10 Reasons That We Still Haven’t Found Aliens

    The Fermi Paradox, first introduced by physicist Enrico Fermi, asks the question, “Where is everybody?” Or, more specifically, “Where are all the aliens?”

    When we factor in the size of the universe, the number of Earth-like planets, and a range of other variables (as outlined in the Drake equation), there should be tens of thousands or more extraterrestrial civilizations in the galaxy. And with the galaxy being around 10 billion years old, scientists say that intelligent worlds have had plenty of time to contact one another. So if aliens should statistically exist, why haven’t we encountered any yet?

    10. Earth Is Special


    The Rare Earth Hypothesis suggests that the chain of events that created life on this planet was so complex that only a biological perfect storm could recreate it elsewhere. While there may be Earth-like planets, none of them have exactly what it takes for intelligent life to develop. In other words, we haven’t met any aliens, because none are out there, or they are so few and far between that contact is highly improbable.

    The major factor that makes Earth so hospitable to life is its long period of relatively stable climatic conditions, which is due to the planet’s unique orbit and position. Without our precise distance from the Sun and Moon, the planet would likely be too hot or cold, have too little oxygen, and be too unstable to support any life beyond bacteria.

    Paleontologist Peter Ward and astronomer Donald Brownlee were the first to introduce the Rare Earth Hypothesis. Even though nearly 15 years have passed since they publicized the theory, and Earth-like planets have since been detected, they are still confident that the odds of those worlds having life are extraordinarily low.

    9. All Intelligent Life Hits A Stumbling Block


    According to the Great Filter theory, alien life does exist, but intelligent life is incapable of technologically advancing enough for long-distance space communication or travel. Although our modern spaceships, satellites, and radios may make it seem like we’re getting closer, we’ll inevitably reach a barrier or catastrophe that will either wipe us out or cause technology to devolve.

    We know cataclysmic natural disasters periodically strike Earth, so it’s possible that these types of events hit worlds everywhere, sending intelligent life back to the Stone Age before technology can adequately develop. Or, maybe we annihilate ourselves, such as through nuclear war. Whatever the filter is, it seems to mean nothing but bad news for humans. Not only will we never communicate with space beings—we’ll probably die trying.

    However, there is one possible bright side. Some think that we are the first individuals to make it past the filter, so we’ll eventually be the first super-intelligent beings to roam space.

    8. They’ve Moved Out Of The Universe


    According to futurist John Smart’s Transcension Hypothesis, intelligent alien life once existed in our universe, yet it became so advanced that it moved on to greener pastures. More specifically, aliens became so evolved that they stopped looking at outer space and instead focused on inner space.

    The concept can be compared to the miniaturization we’ve experienced in computers. What initially began as an enormous, room-filling technology progressively became smaller (even pocket-sized) while simultaneously growing in complexity and power. To Transcension supporters, intelligent life evolves in much the same way, constantly working toward a denser, more efficient use of space, time, energy, and matter (“STEM compression“). Eventually, we’ll be living and operating at the nano-scale until we become so small that we create and exist in a black hole outside this space-time continuum.

    To Smart and others, black holes are the ultimate destination. They allow for ideal computing and learning, time travel, energy harvesting, and more. Civilizations that don’t achieve this destiny are failures.

    Other cosmic beings may be working toward their own transcendence. Like humans, they might emit space broadcasts, but these types of signals are supposedly the work of immature civilizations and are unlikely to be successful. Also, based on Moore’s Law (that computing power doubles every two years), these beings would likely reach transcendence before exploring the cosmos.

    7. Earth Isn’t As Great As We Think


    Perhaps it’s hubris to think that aliens would even have an interest in us or our planet. Worlds far more interesting and life-supporting may exist, and intelligent beings would much rather spend their time focusing on super-habitable places rather than Earth. This theory is the complete opposite of the Rare Earth theory—Earth isn’t special at all.

    An alien race capable of traveling or communicating across light years would no more care about chitchatting with us than a human would converse with a fly. Likewise, they’d undoubtedly have their own superior technologies and would not require any of our measly resources. If, however, they did need to harvest minerals or elements, they wouldn’t have to visit Earth. Those things are found floating all over space.

    Furthermore, no matter how intelligent the beings, traveling across light years is no easy feat. What are the odds they’d invest all that energy coming here when there are 8.8 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way? For followers of this theory, to think Earth is everyone’s destination is to suffer from the same geocentrism that led to Galileo’s erroneous persecution.

    6. We’re Living In A Virtual Reality


    Arguably one of the most difficult to accept explanations to the Fermi Paradox is the Planetarium Hypothesis. Our world is a “form of virtual reality ‘planetarium,’ designed to give us the illusion the universe is empty.” We haven’t discovered any extraterrestrial life because those extraterrestrials haven’t designed that into the program.

    The fundamentals of this theory date back to Descartes, who asked, “How can we know that the world around us is real—are we just a brain in a vat, which thinks it’s living in the real world?”

    Instead of being brains in a vat, however, most modern supporters of this notion think we’re in a computer simulation designed by advanced aliens. These aliens are capable of harnessing enough energy to manipulate matter and energy on galactic scales. Why would the aliens want to watch us like ants in a farm? Maybe just for fun, or maybe they just made us to see if they could.

    As unlikely as the Planetarium Hypothesis may sound, professional philosophers and physicists are serious about this idea. They say that we’re more likely to be artificial intelligences in a fabricated world than to have our own minds. Furthermore, we will likely discover the simulation, since we’ll inevitably notice a glitch in the system or devise an adequate test to prove the theory.

    5. We Live In The Cosmic Boonies


    Although intelligent alien life might exist, our planets may be too far apart to make communication practical or purposeful. Earth may be so far away from other inhabited planets that we’ve simply been overlooked. If that doesn’t feel lonely enough, some claim most other worlds exist relatively close together in clusters and are interacting with each other, while we’re off in cosmic no-man’s-land missing out on the party.

    The roots of this idea come from a mathematical theory known as percolation, which describes how things clump in a random environment. Based on the percolation theory, the universe naturally formed with areas of large clustered growth and a few smaller areas of growth in outlier positions. Other intelligent beings are in the big cluster, and Earth is an isolated outlier.

    Instead of trying to make contact with these faraway beings, some, like Stephen Hawking, suggest that we continue to lie low. Hawking says that if we pick up on an alien signal, “We should be wary of answering back, until we have evolved.” Otherwise, we may suffer a fate akin to the Native Americans after Columbus arrived.

    4. We Haven’t Spotted Their Signals (Yet)


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    Scientists like Frank Drake and the late Carl Sagan have argued the “absence of evidence is very different from evidence of alien absence.” Alien hunting has been held back by lack of government funding, which is necessary to afford extensive alien-tracking equipment and resources. Historically, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) programs have had to rely on borrowed radio telescopes and other equipment, which they could only use for a limited time. These hindrances have made it virtually impossible to make any real progress.

    Still, there is some good news—at least for those who think making alien contact is a good idea. The Allen Telescope Array, a radio telescope array specially designed to search for extraterrestrial intelligence, became operational in 2007. This mega-telescope (consisting of 42 individual 6-meter-wide (20 ft) telescopes) was largely funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. After numerous setbacks, it finally seems ready to begin doing some serious space exploration. If anything on Earth is capable of picking up alien signals, this is the device.

    3. We Can’t Recognize Their Signals


    Even if other planets are hospitable to life, would the beings there evolve similarly to living things on Earth? Maybe they are so different that neither of us would recognize a signal from the other. Comparable to how bats visualize sound waves while we only see light, it’s possible that humans and aliens operate with entirely different senses.

    As cosmologist and astrophysicist Lord Rees pointed out, “They could be staring us in the face, and we just don’t recognize them. The problem is that we’re looking for something very much like us, assuming that they at least have something like the same mathematics and technology. I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can’t conceive.”

    Things get especially tricky when trying to connect with a highly advanced race because they might use communication methods (such as neutrinos or gravitational waves) beyond our technological understanding. Likewise, our primitive radio emissions might look like nothing more than white noise to them. If aliens and people are indeed extremely unalike, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever make contact and solve the Fermi paradox—especially so long as we’re anthropomorphizing aliens and expecting them to communicate as we do.

    2. Super-Organisms Are Inherently Suicidal


    The Medea Hypothesis, coined by paleontologist Peter Ward, is the notion that humans and other super-organisms carry within themselves the seeds of self-destruction. In this way, it very much ties in with the Great Filter theory, since it suggests that we end up dying before evolving enough to make alien contact.

    The hypothesis is named after the murderous Medea from Greek mythology, who killed her own children. In this case, the planet is Medea, and all living things are her offspring. We don’t want to die, but Mother Earth made us destined to kill ourselves. Extinction is built into our biology to ensure that we are eliminated before we create too much of an imbalance on Earth. Once humans become an incurable plague on the planet, we will do something to guarantee our own demise.

    Ward believes that almost all previous mass extinctions were brought on by living organisms. For instance, he blames the two Snowball Earth periods from millions of years ago on plants that proliferated so wildly that they absorbed excessive amounts of CO2. This brought about global cooling and consequently the plants’ demise. Similarly, if humans really are the root of today’s climate change, we may be well on the way to guaranteeing that our own species can’t survive on the planet.

    In short, our internal suicidal clock will run out long before we get the chance to connect with aliens.

    1. They Walk Among Us


    It sounds like science fiction, yet people in prominent positions are confident that aliens live and work all around us. For example, former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer gave an interview in 2014 in which he claimed that 80 different species of alien life live on Earth. Some of them (including Nordic blondes) look nearly identical to humans. Another group, the “Short Greys,” appear more like stereotypical aliens and stay relatively hidden from the general population.

    Hellyer is not alone in his claims. Physicist Paul Davies from Arizona State University and Dr. Robert Trundle from Northern Kentucky University have similar opinions about the existence of aliens on the planet. To Hellyer, Davies, Trundle, and those who share their beliefs, the Fermi paradox has already been answered—aliens do exist, and whether humans realize it or not, they interact with us on a daily basis.

    Despite experiencing a great deal of criticism from their peers and the public, these men continue to be outspoken in their opinions. }

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    L’incident OVNI de 2004 impliquait-il des extraterrestres ou un engin spatial antigravité russe?


    Le 11 octobre, la star du Rock Tom DeLonge a animé une retransmission en direct du lancement officiel de son émission « To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science« . Au cours du lancement, il a présenté Luis Elizondo, un ancien agent des renseignements de carrière, qui a dirigé un programme d’enquête sur les menaces aériennes non identifiées au Pentagone, un programme qui a duré près de dix ans.

    Les images filmées d’un incident d’OVNI du 14 novembre 2004 impliquant plusieurs jets F-18 de l’USS Nimitz ont été présentées et il a été annoncé que le Pentagone mettait à la disposition du public des dossiers officiels.

    Les pilotes de la marine ont décrit l’OVNI comme défiant les lois de la physique et ne faisant pas partie d’un programme aérospatial conventionnel américain, comme l’a décrit Dave Fravor (Commander, US Navy ret.), l’un des pilotes qui ont été témoins de l’incident et qui a été mentionné dans un article de mars 2015:

    À plusieurs reprises, à compter du 10 novembre [2004], l’agent de lutte contre les incendies et le chef principal du service de lutte contre les incendies, extrêmement expérimenté, avaient détecté de multiples retours descendant de loin au-dessus du volume de balayage du radar, soit quelque part à plus de 80 000 pieds. Les cibles, appelées Anomalous Aerial Vehicles (AAV), tomberaient de plus de 80 km pour planer à environ 50 pieds au-dessus de l’eau en quelques secondes.

    Toujours au même endroit, un Lat/Long à environ 30NM au large de la côte de Baja, à environ 70nm au sud-ouest de Tijuana. À l’époque, le SPY-1 était le radar tactique le plus sophistiqué et le plus puissant de la planète. Grâce à lui, ils ont été en mesure de suivre ces avions pendant qu’ils descendaient, planaient en stationnaire et s’éloignaient ensuite à toute vitesse, vitesse de virage et accélération plus rapidement que n’importe quel avion ami ou menaçant connu. Impossible vitesse.

    Un rapport sommaire officiel de l’incident de la Marine américaine avait déjà été publié en ligne. Néanmoins, la plupart des médias grand public ont simplement ignoré le lancement de DeLonge et la documentation abondante liée à l’incident des ovnis.

    Tout cela a changé le 16 décembre 2017, lorsque le New York Times et Politico ont publié un article sur Elizondo et l’incident de 2004. Nous avons appris que le programme du Pentagone d’Elizondo a été officiellement financé de 2007 à 2012 grâce à une subvention de 22 millions de dollars créée par un groupe de membres du Congrès dirigé par l’ancien sénateur Harry Reid.

    Les fonds ont été acheminés par l’intermédiaire de Robert Bigelow, l’ami milliardaire de Reid, qui dirige une société civile de l’aérospatiale, afin de construire des habitats humains extensibles pour les missions en orbite terrestre et dans l’espace lointain.

    Il y a eu par la suite un tsunami de reportages dans les médias grand public sur le programme du Pentagone dirigé par Elizondo, le financement de 22 millions de dollars qu’il a reçu et l’incident de 2004. DeLonge et sa To The Stars Academy ont soudainement été des nouvelles majeures dans le monde entier.

    Le ton de la couverture médiatique était respectueux et sérieux, comme l’illustre une entrevue de Tucker Carlson avec le pilote de la Marine lors de l’incident de 2004.

    Les médias grand public disaient au public qu’il était temps de se débarrasser de l’association qui a longtemps empêché un examen sérieux du phénomène des ovnis.

    Pourquoi deux mois de retard dans la couverture du témoignage d’Elizondo et de l’incident de 2004? Les histoires du New York Timeset de Politico ont-elles été conçues pour lancer un processus de divulgation officielle des informations officielles sur les ovnis, que DeLonge suggère depuis plus d’un an et demi avec le lancement de son projet multimédia « Sekret Machines » en avril 2016?

    Il ne fait guère de doute que DeLonge a été aidé par un groupe d’initiés de haut niveau qui l’ont choisi comme véhicule pour révéler la vérité derrière le phénomène des OVNI. En mars 2016, DeLonge a donné un certain nombre d’entrevues au cours desquelles il a dit qu’on lui avait donné accès à dix initiés de haut niveau, y compris des généraux, qui avaient accepté de faire partie de son équipe consultative.

    Au milieu de l’année 2016, Wikileaks a publié des courriels montrant un lien clair entre la campagne présidentielle de Hillary Clinton et DeLonge par l’intermédiaire de son président de campagne, John Podesta. Cela corroborait la prétention de DeLonge d’être soutenue par des initiés de haut niveau, et confirmait le lien de l’US Air Force avec DeLonge via le major-général à la retraite McCasland, ancien chef d’un laboratoire de recherche très secret à la BFA Wright Paterson. Un autre major général retraité de l’USAF, Michael Carey, avait écrit un endossement de 4ème de couverture de Sekret Machines.

    En effet, des références ultérieures d’OVNI par Clinton et Podesta, au cours de la campagne, semblaient jeter les bases de futures révélations d’une présidence Clinton qui iraient dans le sens de l’initiative de DeLonge. Le succès de la campagne présidentielle Trump a été un revers majeur dans ce qui semblait être une initiative de divulgation hautement orchestrée et qui pouvait être attribuée à l’USAF.

    Cela suggère que DeLonge fait partie d’une initiative de divulgation sanctionnée par l’USAF et que tous les cas d’ovnis officiellement libérés sont conçus pour appuyer ses efforts. Cela nous donne un indice quant à l’origine probable des ovnis observés et enregistrés lors de l’incident de Nimitz en 2004, qui a été soigneusement choisi pour le lancement de l’Académie To The Stars par DeLonge en octobre 2017, ainsi que pour les articles subséquents du New York Times et de Politico.

    Dans sa fiction de 2016, fondée sur le livre d’information Sekret Machines, DeLonge faisait référence à un programme spatial secret exploité dans la zone 51, au Nevada, qui mettait en vedette des embarcations en forme de triangle et de soucoupe capables de défier les lois de la physique grâce à leurs technologies antigravité. Il est important de souligner que les faits allégués dans le livre ont été présentés à DeLonge par son équipe consultative de 10 hommes, qui, selon lui, lui ont fourni la révélation la plus documentée qui n’ a pas encore émergé sur les sujets des OVNI, de la vie extraterrestre et des programmes spatiaux secrets.

    Le lien avec l’incident de 2004 impliquant l’USS Nimitz devient maintenant pertinent. En publiant des informations officielles du Pentagone sur l’incident de 2004, l’intention était-elle de révéler l’existence d’OVNIs extraterrestres pilotés ou d’un programme spatial secret dirigé par un État rival?

    La réponse trouvée dans Sekret Machines de DeLonge est que l’USAF et la Russie possèdent leur propre flotte d’engins spatiaux antigravité capables de défier les lois de la physique. Le programme spatial secret de la Russie est décrit tout au long du livre comme une menace claire en termes de survols du territoire américain et d’installations nucléaires, d’enlèvements de citoyens américains et d’actions militaires hostiles contre les moyens spatiaux américains.

    Il y a peu de mention dans le livre de DeLonge de la vie extraterrestre autre qu’une référence vague aux anciens dieux qui ont trompé l’humanité par leurs technologies avancées, qui sont aujourd’hui semées aux grandes nations comme des pommes modernes de la discorde.

    Le premier livre de Sekret Machines de DeLonge est un effort pour dépeindre le phénomène d’OVNI comme impliquant principalement des véhicules aérospatiaux avancés d’abord développés par l’Allemagne nazie pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, puis rétro-ingénierie par les Etats-Unis et la Russie avec l’aide de scientifiques allemands précédemment impliqués dans les programmes nazis.

    Il convient de souligner que le niveau élevé de soutien de l’initié à DeLonge suggère que ses livres et initiatives font partie d’un processus de divulgation officiellement approuvé, qui est soutenu par l’USAF en particulier, et le Pentagone en général.

    Tout cela suggère que l’incident de 2004 mettant en cause l’USS Nimitiz correspondra à un récit qui émerge lentement dans la série de livres Sekret Machines de DeLonge et à l’Académie To The Stars. Cela indique clairement que l’incident a été dépeint comme un engin antigravité russe qui a adopté une posture menaçante pour le groupement tactique de la Marine.

    Il y a des avantages politiques évidents à représenter la Russie possédant un programme spatial secret qui menace les navires de guerre américains dans les eaux internationales. Cela permettrait au Pentagone de bénéficier d’augmentations substantielles du financement de son propre programme spatial secret géré par l’USAF, qui est tout aussi avancé que le programme russe, selon DeLonge.

    Le fait de présenter les OVNI comme des menaces à la sécurité nationale posées par les Russes, avec leur alliance de plus en plus grande avec la Chine, permettrait de garder hautement confidentiels les programmes créés pour faire face à cette menace. En effet, le nom du projet du Pentagone d’Elizondo, le « Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program », fait allusion à un tel processus déjà en cours.

    Enfin, révéler un lien russe avec l’incident de Nimitz en 2004, qu’il soit artificiel ou non, alimenterait l’hystérie antirusse générée par la communauté américaine du renseignement à l’occasion de l’élection de Donald Trump. Alimentés par cette hystérie de l’ingérence inconnue de la Russie dans le plus sacro-saint des processus politiques américains, de nombreux citoyens américains seraient vraisemblablement d’accord avec un nouveau discours médiatique selon lequel la Russie, avec le soutien croissant de la Chine, est devenue une menace mondiale majeure par le biais d’un programme spatial secret.

    J’espère que je me trompe, mais il y a des signes évidents que les initiatives de divulgation Sekret Machines et To The Stars Academy de DeLonge se transforment en un « lieu de rencontre limité ». Une partie de la vérité sur les programmes spatiaux secrets et les technologies de pointe sera publiée, ce qui est une évolution bienvenue. Cependant, des informations importantes sur d’autres aspects clés du phénomène des OVNI, tels que la visite extraterrestre, un programme spatial secret allemand qui a survécu à la Seconde Guerre mondiale et un programme spatial de la Marine appelé Solar Warden, qui opère dans l’espace lointain, continueront d’être supprimées.

    Het incident van het UFO 2004 is intrigerend, en het zou wel eens een ander onderdeel in de wereld, maar het is waarschijnlijk dat dit specifieke incident is zo gekozen dat Rusland uiteindelijk zou geïdentificeerd als de boosdoener voor politieke redenen. Ik ben er zeker van dat de grote Amerikaanse defensie-aannemers kwijlen bij het vooruitzicht van de bouw vloten van ruimtevaartuigen gewapend antigravity om een ​​Russische dreiging (en Chinese) kunstmatige nationale veiligheid van de Verenigde Staten door te voldoen een geheim ruimteprogramma.

    Michael E. Salla, Ph. D.


    L.  Vertaling  }

    30-12-2017 om 17:54 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.UFO' sighting over Tasmania sparks intelligent alien life theories on Facebook

    UFO' sighting over Tasmania sparks intelligent alien life theories on Facebook

    UFO' sighting over Tasmania sparks intelligent alien life theories on Facebook
    The mystery of a fireball crossing the Tasmanian skyline has been solved, but not before Facebook users declared alien life had finally made it to Tasmania.
    The federal government's air navigation services provider Airservices Australia confirmed the object captured on hundreds of mobile phones and cameras across southern Tasmania early on Tuesday morning was nothing more than an aircraft "as it passed over Australian airspace". But that assertion did not stop members of the public drawing their own conclusions and disparaging naysayers for their lack of faith.

    Striking footage of the object filmed by Sorell resident Lee-Anne Peters caused a frenzy as Facebook users speculated on what it could be, with the International Space Station, meteorites, plane contrails, fairies and, of course, spacecraft from another galaxy among the mix of possibilities.

    "It was very slow moving, not like the high jets I've seen before. I got out the binoculars and thought it must be a meteorite" Ms Peters said.
    "I was sure it was something burning up from space … but now, I am sure it was just a plane with the sunrise highlighting its contrails" she said.

    Despite Ms Peter's verdict, many Facebook users were quick to disagree — with some rejoicing in what the close encounter might mean.

    "No longer will the population outcast you for believing in aliens," one Facebook user posted.
    Professor Dickey posited another theory that the object in the video could be "high cloud, backlit by the rising sun", which might explain the brightly-lit trail.
    Facebookers checking aircraft flight trackers narrowed it down to an Emirates Airbus A380 flight bound for Auckland which was scheduled to be in the airspace about the time the phenomenon occurred.
    Another person suggested the "fireball" was caused by the dawn sunlight reflecting the "wind drag over the wings" of a plane.

    The case of the Knowles family

    Believers like Mary Rodwell say the 1988 experience of Faye Knowles and her three sons (and their two dogs) is one of the most significant "close encounter" testimonies ever.

    Also reportedly involving several witnesses, the story goes involves the witnessing an egg-like, bright structure. They then went on a high-speed car chase against the object, climaxing with the family's car being lifted from the road as weird black dust, high-pitched sound and a horrible smell overwhelmed the car.
    "I felt like my brain was being sucked out" said eldest son Patrick at the time. *dun dun DUN* }

    30-12-2017 om 17:43 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.US Navy UFO Sighting: “Alien” Object Spotted With Infrared Sensor In Secret Pentagon Program

    US Navy UFO Sighting: “Alien” Object Spotted With Infrared Sensor In Secret Pentagon Program

    On a hunt for the most legitimate recent UFO sightings with video evidence, I found this. Remember when Robert Bigelow said on 60 minutes that the evidence aliens are on earth is right under our noses? Bigelow was involved in a $22M secret Pentagon-led UFO program and video recently released apparently shows a superfast high-altitude craft of an unusual shape.

    Earlier this month, the New York Times released an elaborate report detailing a secret Pentagon-led program that focused on unidentified flying objects. Videos from the program released along with the report show official images of what seem to be UFOs. The clips were captured by Raytheon’s infrared sensors, the company said.

    The Times report detailed a 2004 incident near the coast of San Diego in which three F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets encountered a UFO. The video, released by the group To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science, shows the American pilots astonished of what they were seeing.…

    Here is video captured by a US navy F/A-18 Super Hornet off the coast of San Diego in 2004:

    … The Pentagon UFO program, called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, analyzed UAP imagery and data, including images from Raytheon’s ATFLIR.

    “We might be the system that caught the first evidence of E.T. out there,” Aaron Maestas, the director of engineering and chief engineer for Surveillance and Targeting Systems at the company’s Space and Airborne Systems business, said in a statement this month. “But I’m not surprised we were able to see it. ATFLIR is designed to operate on targets that are traveling in excess of Mach 1. It’s a very agile optical system with a sensitive detector that can distinguish between the cold sky and the hot moving target quite easily.”

    Raytheon describes the ATFLIR as a “single pod pod that combines mid-wave infrared targeting and navigation FLIRs, an electro-optical, or visual light, sensor, a laser rangefinder and target designator, and a laser spot-tracker.” ATFLIR can spot and designate targets during the day or at night. It can locate targets at ranges surpassing 40 nautical miles and altitudes past 50,000 feet.


    From 2007 to 2012 the $22 million Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program investigated UFO reports and run under military intelligence official Luis Elizondo inside the Pentagon. … The secret program was primarily funded at the request of former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the report said. The Democrat, who retired last December, was reportedly a space fan. Most of the funds went to an aerospace research company run by billionaire entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, a friend of Reid’s. …

    The Pentagon program gathered video and audio recordings of reported incidents involving UFOs. Some footage was collected from a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and “showed the aircraft surrounded by some kind of glowing aura traveling at high speed and rotating as it moves,” according to the Times. In the video, the pilots were confused about what they were looking at, while one pilot yelled: “There’s a whole fleet of them.”


    30-12-2017 om 17:30 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Ancient Coins Depicting Aliens And UFOs Are The Proof Alien Lived Among Us

    Ancient Coins Depicting Aliens And UFOs Are The Proof Alien Lived Among Us

    Ancient Coins Depicting Aliens And UFOs Are The Proof Alien Lived Among Us

    There has long been the belief that aliens have continued to be monitoring the Earth for quite some time now, and such proof has been shown through videos and an assortment of pictures taken by unsuspecting citizens.

    The reasons for why aliens have decided to roam the Earth varies. Some reasons are because aliens may intend to create a war against humans and wipe out all of the society in order to open up their own personal world on the planet to create a much more civilized and intelligent society with technology and advances like no other.

    Aliens Have Visited Earth Centuries Ago

    The sightings of UFOs continue to take place throughout the world and seem to appear every year, which leads to the wondering whether aliens have touched down on Earth at one time or another.

    One finding potentially answers this question and indicates that yes aliens have already been to Earth at least one time. In Egypt, eerie coins were located while excavating through some forested area.

    Upon looking at the coins, they appeared to show an individual who seems to have an extremely large head with bulging black eyes. These characteristics are commonly associated with aliens.

    Many conspiracy theorists have indicated that the coins are a proof that aliens once inhabited the Earth or at least may have visited previously.

    The unanswered question is if these coins turn out to be a true alien currency, then why does it truly exist? Did the aliens participate in foreign trades or trades in general? It would be assumed that the coins are most likely some form of currency, so the coins must contain some sort of monetary value or be of use somehow.

    The coins are also believed to have some writing on them which translates to "it's here in due time, "which hints at the belief that aliens may be setting up for another visit to the Earth, so the citizens of the world should be preparing thoroughly, because no one truly knows what the intentions of aliens are. Information is still coming out regarding this finding, but nothing is truly set in stone as of right now. }

    30-12-2017 om 14:48 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.How scientists are expanding the spectrum for SETI and the search for alien life

    How scientists are expanding the spectrum for SETI and the search for alien life

    This map from the University of Puerto Rico’s Planetary Habitability Laboratory shows the known planetary systems within about 100 light-years from Earth, plotted on a logarithmic scale. The systems with potentially habitable exoplanets are highlighted with red circles.
    (PHL @ UPR Arecibo)

    BERKELEY, Calif. Twenty years after the movie “Contact” brought the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, to the big screen, it’s dawning on astronomers that the real-world plotline might turn out to be totally different 20 years from now.

    So far, SETI has been dominated by radio telescope surveys looking for anomalous patterns that may point to alien transmissions. But SETI’s practitioners are realizing that E.T. may make its presence known in other ways.

    Over the next 20 years, or 200 years, SETI may come to stand for sensing extraterrestrial irregularities, ranging from unusual atmospheric chemistry to higher-than-expected thermal emissions. The telltale signs of life beyond our solar system may even be associated with phenomena we haven’t yet come across.

    “Two hundred years from now, people are going to look at what we’re doing, and probably laugh and say, ‘Why weren’t they looking for tachyons, or subspace communications,’ or something like that,” Dan Wertheimer, chief scientist for SETI at the University of California at Berkeley, joked during a presentation held at the university in conjunction with the World Conference of Science Journalists in October.

    Questions about the potential for life beyond our solar system are much sharper now than they were in 1997, when “Contact” came out, largely because space surveys have established that there could be billions of potentially habitable planetsout there.

    Less scientifically grounded developments, such as this month’s revelation that the Pentagon funded secret UFO investigations until 2012, have helped sharpen interest as well.

    The Berkeley presentation brought together leading SETI researchers — plus one of the leaders in the study of potentially habitable exoplanets, Guillem Anglada-Escudé of Queen Mary University of London.

    The first planets beyond our solar system were detected in the mid-1990s, using a technique that looked for faint gravitational wobbles in the motion of stars. It was a big deal back in 2010 when the list of known exoplanets reached 500. Today, the tally of candidate exoplanets is past the 5,000 mark.

    Anglada-Escudé said the planet search is increasingly focusing in on potentially habitable worlds — such as Proxima Centauri b, the nearest exoplanet, which he and his Pale Red Dot team detected just last year.

    “The detection has taken so long not because we didn’t have the technology, but because we didn’t know where to search,” he said.

    Now that astronomers know how to check red dwarf stars for potentially habitable, close-in planets, “this is going to be happening more often,” Anglada-Escudé said.

    Which raises an issue: So far, astronomers have judged the livability of alien planets on the basis of their orbital positions, assumed densities and how much light they get from their parent stars. But to determine whether they’re truly habitable, and whether they have a chance of harboring life, much more information is needed.

    Fortunately, more information is on the way — from giant observatories such as NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which is now due for launch in 2019; and from smaller, more focused missions such as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, to be launched next year.

    Previously: Campaign broadcasts music and messages to alien super-Earth

    Such telescopes could tease out the spectral signatures of alien atmospheres, looking for chemical imbalances that could hint at biological activity. It’s more complex than just finding, say, oxygen or water vapor.

    “There might be CO2, there might be even molecules we don’t expect to be there at all,” Anglada-Escudé said. “We might see emission features. … When you have the ability to detect methane, oxygen, you can find things that you don’t expect at all.”

    Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at California’s SETI Institute, said more powerful telescopes could look for the waste heat given off by highly advanced civilizations, or the radioactive waste left behind by the civilizations that didn’t last.

    “There have been schemes proposed for looking for dead alien civilizations,” he said.

    In addition to better telescopes, alien-hunting scientists are using artificial intelligence to aid their search.

    “We’re just starting to learn how to look for, in machine learning, what’s called anomaly detection,” Wertheimer said. “In anomaly detection, you classify things — ‘this is a curved signal, this is a sinusoidal signal, this is a pulsed signal’ — and if it’s not one of those things, it’ll say, ‘Hey, I found something that’s not following all these categories, this is an anomaly.’ It will alert you, and you’ll take a look at it and see if it’s interesting. We are not doing that now, we’re learning how to do that.”

    SETI astronomer Jill Tarter, who served as one of the models for the main character in “Contact,” said the search should really go 24/7 in order to make sure no extraterrestrial anomaly is left behind.

    “There’s a big hole in our searches … and that is that we’re not at all very sensitive to transients,” she said. If our telescopes happen to be looking someplace else when E.T. sends out a quick message, the opportunity for contact would be lost.

    Tarter said the search for E.T. needs more stable funding in order to better the odds. And in the years ahead, it’ll be even more challenging to keep up with the torrents of data that will come from radio dishes and other types of telescopes.

    The evidence of life beyond our solar system may well be found by “carefully combing the astronomical data that are collected every day for things that are anomalous, things that are a little different,” Shostak said.

    “I find all that interesting,” he said.

    Geekwire’s Alan Boyle is president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, one of the organizers of the World Conference of Science Journalists.

    30-12-2017 om 14:32 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.The Backtracking Has Begun on the Pentagon UFO Videos

    The Backtracking Has Begun on the Pentagon UFO Videos

    Well, that didn’t take long. The Sun Online tried to obtain additional information from the Defense Intelligence Agency which ran the so-called UFO investigation agency and was told there’s been some “confusion” about the program, the Department of Defense did not release the two videos and it won’t honor requests for the release of any others … if they even exist. Let the backtracking begin.

    The fingers in this case are pointing long and hard at Luis Elizondo, who allegedly ran the $22 million Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) from 2007 to 2012 when it was allegedly dissolved due to running out of money. However, he implied that some form of AATIP existed beyond that time and he was involved with it until he resigned in October to join Tom DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy.

    It was apparently in his capacity as a TTSA founder, not as the former AATIP director, that Elizondo released the videos, thus giving the Pentagon an opening to back away from responsibility. The Defense Intelligence Agency to Sun Online:

    There is some confusion about this program and claims about its purpose in press reporting… the Defense Intelligence Agency has not released any information, files or videos.”

    A spokesperson for its parent, the Defense Department, disputed only the part about it the AATIP’s purpose:

    The AATIP’s mandate, when it existed, was to assess far-term foreign advanced aerospace threats to the United States.

    That also puts into question Elizondo’s claim that the program somehow continued to live on without funding and that its purpose was to look for extraterrestrial UFOs, noth just “foreign” aerospace threats. Star Online points out that Elizondo changed his story about the videos substantially once they became public, citing a Washington Post report that Elizondo said in an internal government memo that he merely wanted the videos to “help educate pilots and improve aviation safety.” That doesn’t sound like UFO disclosure and AATIP exposure.

    Of course, any questioning of the videos or insinuation of backtracking brings out the cries of “government cover-up” and that is always a possibility. The only way that will change now is if Luis Elizondo releases more videos or other forms of evidence. And this time, the video better be a blockbuster. No more trickle-down UFOnomics … the public wants a big flood of evidence or it’s going to go back to watching The Orville.

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    30-12-2017 om 12:53 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.What Ancient Human Civilizations Said About The Moon – The Moon Is Not What You Think It Is!

    What Ancient Human Civilizations Said About The Moon – The Moon Is Not What You Think It Is!

    Ancient Human Civilizations across multiple continents around the world speak of the time BEFORE the Moon arrived - and with it so did our ocean tides, seasons and conditions prime for an abundance of life.

    However, there is an abundance of evidence that significant information regarding our Moon and the Apollo landings have been withheld from the masses as well as the Moon Express mining operation raises questions of this as well.


    30-12-2017 om 12:40 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.My UFO Sighting (and Chase), Perrysburg, Ohio, 1977

    My UFO Sighting (and Chase), Perrysburg, Ohio, 1977

    (Video script below follows along with reference links at the bottom.)

    Maybe you are among the millions of Americans who viewed this US Navy video clip.

    The New York Times investigation into the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program at the Pentagon reported that the first pilot who saw this object described it as a forty foot long Tic Tac, an Unidentified Flying Object with no visible means of propulsion“, “just hanging close to the water.” Said the pilot, “As I get closer, as my nose is starting to pull back up, it accelerates, and it’s gone. Faster than I’d ever seen anything in my life.” He added, “It was not from this world.”

    I’ve been waiting for this day since the night in the summer of ‘77 when I chased one.

    That summer, after graduating from my Catholic all guys high school, a classmate and good friend, asked me to join him in Ohio as summer camp counselor. I love camp. I’d been a counselor-in-training for the Boy Scouts. I applied and was accepted. We arrived at The Divine Word Seminary, Summer Camp for boys, in Perrysburg, Ohio, aside the Maumee River, to find a wicked large campus with a fancy set up including classrooms, dormitories, and a big gym, plus horses, a horse barn and paddock, riding trails, hiking trails, a canoe pond, an archery range, a ball field, a woodshop, a great view, a large swimming pool, a rifle range, and a cafeteria.

    Inside the cafeteria, for our first camp counselors meeting, amiable young men from South Africa, England, and everywhere the USA filled rows and rows of tables. Jobs were handed out that day—head of this; assistant of that; or counselor. I was the Boy Scout with a Riflery merit badge. The Camp Director asked me to head of the Rifle Range. I ran a safe, educational, and controlled firing line, and so I earned the Director’s trust. He let me drive the camp sedan. The first night we went roller skating at the rink. The second night we said that were going roller skating at the rink, but instead we drove to a store and bought beer.

    We turned up off of the camp road, about a mile before camp, to a secluded spot that one of the guys knew about. We drove up a dark and wooded hillside stopping at the scenic overlook that dead-ended in an empty parking lot above the Maumee River.

    As I popped a cassette tape into the player and clicked play, as the first beers in the back seat snapped open, as the pot pipe was being packed, the parking lot illuminated like daylight. Pop!

    “Oh my God, it’s the cops!” One guy gasped.

    Adrenaline and fear raced through our bodies. As the driver, feeling responsible, I said, “We are busted boys. Let’s be good Catholics school boys and give ourselves up. Everybody get out of the car. Hands up.”

    We piled out as a guy gasped, “How I am going to explain an arrest to my parents?” We all worried the same thought as we turned to face the cops. Behind us, we saw nobody and nothing. The daylight came from above. We looked up at an entire ceiling solid with light right overhead. Wide-eyed and slightly blinded, I lowered my head to see if it had an edge. It did twenty-five or more yards away. We stood beneath the middle, the center, of it. Whatever it was, it was immense.

    Awestruck, nobody spoke, and nobody moved, until a minute passed, after the adrenaline rush of fear of cops and parents subsided. Suddenly the aircraft—because what else can you call—began to drift silently, and slowly, down the hillside gliding just above tree-top. It looked like a saucer to me and it had visible means of propulsion.

    A guy shouted, “Everybody in the car! Let’s go after it!”

    We dove in. I turned the car around. We took off after it. A guy shouted, “Toss the beers, the pot, and the pipe out the windows.”

    We turned toward camp racing after this unidentified aircraft. It was just ahead of us, and picking up speed as it paralleled the road skimming above treetop, flying over corn fields, and soy fields and woodlands a bright white light against a starlit sky.

    And then we were speeding through camp. The speedometer read eighty-six. The aircraft accelerated. I floored it on the straightaway.

    Miles from camp it made a turn right angle turn onto Route Sixty Four.

    It never decelerated. It did ninety through the right angle turn. Imagine the G-forces.

    “HOLY SH*T! DID YOU SEE THAT!”, A guy shouted. As we zoomed passed the T-bone turn.

    “Go after it! “Go after it!” They chorused.

    I hit the brakes, and shot the car to the left, flying off the road, and down an embankment, landing in a cornfield, tearing through rows of corn by dozens with the steering wheel hard over, spraying an arc of corn parts and dirt, arcing for Route Sixty-Four. Straightening, I floored it. We bounded up the embankment and bounced down hard to the pavement. Heads and bodies went out windows searching the sky ahead and above, and everyone shouting at each other. A quarter mile toward the bridge over the Maumee River it waited, hovering, just over treetop. We roared on and in a split second, it shot up like a streak of light, at a humanly impossible speed and was gone.

    I stopped the car. We got out saying nothing still staring up at the night sky, as we processed what just happened. After minutes passed by, a guy said, “Guys, there’re corn stalks are sticking out from under the car. No sense in getting caught.”

    We slow drive back to camp summarizing. It was an utter silent aircraft that could hover, could make impossible right angle turns and moved an unthinkable speed. It had no visible propulsion.

    What did we think and feel? We thought that whoever they were,

    that they knew, that we knew, that they had our attention; we were watching each other and we felt like they were playing with us, and maybe showing off for laughs as we might do.

    We decided that it was smarter to keep this event among ourselves that summer. Who would have believed us? And there was the matter of the cornfield. I checked under the sedan at first light, before the camp awoke—good thing that I did. There were two partial corn stalks underneath.

    I’ve told a few trusted people over the years but mostly kept my mouth for obvious reasons. I can’t prove it. I can’t expect you to believe me unless you’ve seen one, and I think that are plenty of good people who have seen one, who don’t talk about it and want to talk about it. Now’s a good time. Why? Because, as the Daily Mail Reported, “The former head of a Pentagon program to understand the mysteries of UFOs has said that such objects visiting Earth had been ‘proved beyond reasonable doubt’.” Let that legal term sink in.

    Let’s keep this conversation, meaning your replies, focused on your personal sighting of unidentified aircrafts by describing them and what they did. It’s a safe place to begin. Just the facts. I’d love to read your comments below. Oh, and think of the theological implications, my clergy friends. If this video means something to you, please share it.

    Peace out. Jah Love. God is One Love for us all. Until next time.

    *See BBC:

    Read NYT investigation:

    Read Daily Mail:

    Fox: }

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    Mystery over top secret UFO program deepens

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    U.F.O.s: Is This All There Is?

    30-12-2017 om 00:31 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Mystery over top-secret UFO programme deepens as US government is accused of backtracking on staggering footage released

    Mystery over top-secret UFO programme deepens as US government is accused of backtracking on staggering footage released

    The Defense Intelligence Agency, which ran the real-life X-Files programme, says it has not released any information, files or videos - but UFO experts claim they're distancing themselves because they aren't "ready or willing" to disclose the information

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.HOW TALL CAN WE BUILD AND CAN WE CREATE A TOWER THAT GOES INTO SPACE?



    Did you know that you can see the sun set twice during a single day in Dubai? You watch it dip below the horizon from the base of Burj Khalifa, before taking the elevator to the observation deck to see it set again.

    At 828 metres tall, the Burj Khalifa is so high that in 2011 the Dubai Islamic Affairs Department passed a ruling to state that people living above the 80th floor must delay breaking their fast during Ramadan by two to three minutes to factor in the timing of the sunset.

    It’s as mind-boggling a concept as the original plans for the Burj Khalifa were when it was first announced. The idea of a building more than twice as tall as New York’s iconic Empire State Building (a building so lofty that, should you jump off the top, you would reach terminal velocity before hitting the ground) seemed unfathomable at the time. And not only was it proved possible, but surpassable.

    The  proposed Sky Mile Tower in Tokyo is a staggering 1,700m tall — twice the height of Burj Khalifa

    This month, Emaar Properties will start work on another Dubai-based building that will be taller than its own Burj Khalifa. According to the developers, the slim, needlepoint-like tower will be a notch taller than the existing record holder, and will be completed before Expo 2020.

    Taller still is the 1,001m Jeddah Tower project (formerly Kingdom Tower), currently being built in Saudi Arabia, that will claim the World’s Tallest Building title when it opens in 2020. Further afield, there are proposals to construct an even bigger skyscraper in Tokyo Bay, known as the Sky Mile Tower, that would be a staggering 1,700m tall, twice the height of Burj Khalifa. So the obvious question arises: just how high can we build?

    The truth is, other than the restrictions imposed by financing and land usage, there are no physical limitations to just how high we can go. Twice the Burj Khalifa? We’ll figure it out. Three times? We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. It’s the very essence of an engineering problem — if it doesn’t exist yet, you can bet that someone, somewhere, is looking at new methods and designs to turn it into a reality.

    To test this theory, in 1995 the Japanese company Taisei Corporation designed the X-Seed 4000, a speculative Eiffel Tower-esque structure with a base covering 6sqkm, and able to house 500,000 people. The hypothetical structure would reach a height of 4,000m — nearly a half-Everest.
    But surely, there has to be an upper limit. We couldn’t build a structure that goes into space, could we? Well, potentially, yes.

    Although this may all sound like science fiction, serious research has gone into exploring the possibilities, one of which was a book published in 2003 called Space Elevators.

    The work explored the idea of a 100,000km-tall tower that would clear Earth’s atmosphere and be anchored at the top by a satellite.

    Further research by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) claimed that the colossal structure would be a cost-effective way to send materials and resources directly into Earth’s lower orbit — essentially operating as a vertical railway line.

    Naturally, there are several issues with this idea. The most pressing of these is the weight of a structure of this size, as no material exists that would be able to support it against gravitational pull… yet. But with development of a new diamond-like nanothread material (supposedly 13 times stronger than steel) progressing in the US, a major Japanese construction company has not given up hope, and has even gone as far as announcing plans to build a space elevator by 2050.

    Choruses of scientists claim that while it currently isn’t possible, it is by no means unthinkable. The creation of stronger material that can be used to tether the structure would make it possible, but would require significant funding and collective common interest, much like other great human engineering feats that have happened throughout history.

    If built, the elevators would significantly reduce the cost and risk elements currently faced by using rocket ships and, as the IAA report states, “would open up our Solar System to humankind”. Just imagine what the sunsets would be like from up there.


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    29-12-2017 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.ALIEN SHOCK: Top-secret metal ‘recovered from UFOs must be made public’

    ALIEN SHOCK: Top-secret metal ‘recovered from UFOs must be made public’

    DEMANDS are growing for proof that unknown metals allegedly recovered from UFOs are being held on behalf of the US Government.

    UFO author Anthony Bragalia is trying to uncover the truth about recent claims metal from UFOs was recovered during a top secret US Government UFO inquiry and stored at the premises of an aerospace billionaire in Las Vegas.

    Mr Bragalia has requested documents under the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) after raised questions about the whereabouts of the metal.

    So far, no images have surfaced of the alleged material, nor have any details of where it was found, or any reports of tests carried out on it.

    He says he is “willing and able to sue the US Government” if the information is not supplied.

    Reports of the metal emerged this month after the New York Times revealed the US Department of Defense had run a top secret Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme (AATIP) Programme from 2007 to 2012 at a cost of £16.5million.



    It has been claimed that unknown metal alloys from a UFO are being stored.

    In order to find and flesh out details on the debris, I am compelling several agencies to reveal all that they know about these possible alien alloys.

    Anthony Bragalia

    Mr Bragalia said: “I have FOIA requests with five US Department of Defense agencies for the release of test results on UFO alloys that have been reported by The New York Times to be in the possession of the United States government.”

    The story broke earlier this month in the New York Times, when former intelligence official Luis Elizondo revealed Bigelow Aerospace was hired by the US Government to house in “modified buildings” strange metal-like materials recovered by military personnel as UFO residue, flotsam, shot-off pieces, or crash items.

    The firm run by billionaire Robert Bigelow was paid huge amounts of money by the US Department of Defense to research the phenomenon and look after the “metal alloys”, according to news reports.

    Mr Bragalia said: “This admission to the retrieval of UFO debris by the US military is historic. 

    “Details are scant on the precise nature of the material.

    “In order to find and flesh out details on the debris, I am compelling several agencies to reveal all that they know about these possible alien alloys.”

    Mr Bragalia is not alone in raising questions about the claims of metal being found.

    Jeff Wise wrote on about the claim: "The straightforward presentation of these assertions implies that the authors believe them to be true.

    "But they beg for elaboration. Were the produced documents credible?

    "In what way were the buildings modified, and why was it necessary to modify them in order to store this material?"

    Jacob Winding said on "If this is true, it is the biggest news of our lifetime: the government is holding potential extraterrestrial material that has a supposed ability to alter our physical state.

    "It was crazy to me how everyone just seemed to accept this and blow past it, but such is 2017." 

    When pressed, New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal told MSNBC: “They have, as we reported, some material from these objects that is being studied so that scientists can find what accounts for their amazing properties…its some kind of compound that they don’t recognise.”

    In May Mr Bigelow stunned the world by declaring during an interview with primetime CBS current affairs show 60 Minutes, that believes that intelligent aliens are secretly living on Earth, and the government knows about it.

    The UFO inquiry was run by military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring.

    Mr Elizondo, who resigned in October to form UFO research group To The Stars Academy with former Blink 182 singer Tom DeLonge's, said that the effort secretly continues and that he has a successor, whom he declined to name.


    Nick Pope*Getty

    Nick Pope says the authorities will be loathe to release any information.

    Nick Pope, a former investigator of the UFO phenomenon for the British MoD, said: "There are tests that can tell whether or not material has been in space, such as those that involve examining isotopic ratios or looking at ionization.

    "These sorts of tests are done on meteorites, to differentiate them from terrestrial rocks.

    "If any materials were exposed to cosmic rays it doesn't prove they're alien, as they might have come off a satellite or a rocket, but it certainly narrows things down. 

    "These tests are so obvious to chemists and materials specialists that there's no way they won't already have been done.

    "Bigelow Aerospace must know the results of these tests and presumably their findings were briefed back to AATIP."

    He believes it will be a slog getting any information released.

    He added: "Journalists and UFO researchers are in for an unpleasant surprise when they find out how just many of their AATIP-related Freedom of Information Act requests will be turned down because the information is exempt, as it's held by Bigelow Aerospace and not by any federal agency.

    "That's one of the reasons why government moves particularly sensitive projects into the private sector in the first place."

    No official reports on the alleged materials have been released, but it is claimed that research was also carried out on people who came into contact with the material to see if there were any effects on them.

    The secret UFO project was originally funded at the request of former Senator Harry Reid, who retired from congress this year.

    The Nevada Democrat, who was the Senate majority leader at the time, allowed the money to go to his friend Mr Bigelow’s company. approached Mr Bigelow through Bigelow Aerospace to try to find out what happened to the material, if he still has it, and whether it can be photographed, or if any reports or studies on it can be released. also contacted Mr Reid, and Mr Elizondo through To The Stars Academy, asking if they know what became of the materials.

    All three have yet to respond.

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    Experts claim there is ‘new evidence’ that Noah’s Ark really is on Mount Ararat

    If we are to believe the latest claims from a group of explorers, we could soon find the real Noah’s Ark. According to what is written in the Bible, the Ark came to rest on ‘mountains of Ararat’ in Turkey after 150 days.

    The ark was said to have been found many times in the past, but no one has managed to bring definite evidence in order to back up their claims.

    One of the most famous groups who said to have allegedly fount the Ark were a group of evangelical Christian explorers who said in 2010 that they discovered traces of the Ark on the mountain.

    However, this was quickly dismissed as scientists called them out for not providing any evidence whatsoever to back up their claims.

    This hasn’t stopped many other explorers to continue searching for the Ark.

    Image Credit: Shutterstock

    Now an Ark Hunter from California claims he has found fresh evidence that Mount Ararat is the resting place of the Ark, and where the ark originally came aground.

    Unsurprisingly, these claims are also widely dismissed by experts.

    Everyone wants to find the Ark.

    And if anyone does come up with it, it would be one of the most important archeological discoveries ever.

    Many ark hunters know that, and its wy more than 100 explorers recently met in a three-day international symposium on Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark in Ağrı in Turkey, in order to se whether they could come up with new clues that may help them find the Ark.

    Speaking about the Ark, Professor Raul Esperante from the Geosciences Research Institute said: “My plan is to visit the sites around the mountain in order to find clues about catastrophic events in the past.”

    Sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Geosciences Research Institute’s mission is to ‘’discover and share an understanding of nature and its relationship with the Biblical revelation of the Creator God,’ according to their website.

    Noah’s Ark appears in chapters six to nine of the Book of Genesis.

    Image Credit: Shutterstock.

    The ark was said to have been found in 2010 when a team of Chinese and Turkish explorers embarked on an expedition that explored the region where the alleged Ark’s remains were located.

    A few weeks into the search, they said to have discovered wooden remains from ‘an ark-like structure’ at an elevation of around 4,000 meters.

    Mount Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey at 5,100 meters.

    According to the team of Chinese and Turkish Ark explorers, carbon dating was carried out on the pieces of wood that allegedly belonged to the Ark which showed that they date back 4,800 years.

    Now, Professor Esperante believes that the Ark really is located on Mount Ararat and in order to find it, more ‘rigorous, serious scientific work’ in the area is required, writes the Express, urging for international investment into a full investigation.

    “The result of my discoveries will be published in books, publications, and journals, but at this point it is too early to know what we are going to find’, said Professor Esperante. Once the scientific community knows about the existence of Noah’s Ark in Mount Ararat, we can make it available to the general public.”

    View of the Ishak Palace and the Mount Ararat.

    Image Credit: Shutterstock.

    In the Bible, the legend of Noah’s Ark appears in chapters six to nine of the Book of Genesis.

    The chapters details how God, driven by the immorality and corruption of man, vows to send a vast cleansing flood.

    Considering Noah to be the only honest man worth saving, God instructs him to create a vast ship, the ark – capable of saving himself, his family and two of each of the world’s animals.

    When Noah completes his massive ship, God instructs ‘two of every sort’ of animals to the Ark Noah had built, before flood waters rise until all mountains on Earth are covered.

    Featured image credit: Shutterstock.

    Source: Express}

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    60-Million-Year-Old Meteor Strike Uncovered on Remote Isle of Skye

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.SCIENTISTS UNSWAYED BY DISCOVERIES FROM THE PENTAGON’S UFO PROGRAM


    UFO, Harry Reid

    Former Senator Harry Reid superimposed over screen capture of UFO sighting.
    Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Warrior Poet YouTube and Senate Democrats / Wikimedia.

    The New York Times’ bombshell report this week on the Pentagon’s classified UFO program rekindled a longstanding American belief in the possibility of alien visits.

    Mystique about interstellar encounters attracts a far broader contingent than just UFO enthusiasts. In the decade after World War II, the US experienced such a surge in reported UFO sightings that the government created Project Blue Book to examine the phenomenon. From 1952 to 1969, Air Force personnel reviewed 12,618 incidents and concluded that 701 remained “unidentified,” though not definitively extraterrestrial or dangerous.

    But by the turn of the century, 80 percent of the country thought the government was concealing evidence of extraterrestrial existence, according to a 1997 CNN/Time pollconducted on the 50th anniversary of a reported UFO sighting in Roswell, New Mexico.

    One avid believer in alien visits is former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who initiated and secured the funds for the recently revealed Pentagon project. Established in 2007, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP), is a $22 million initiative to investigate the origins of observed UFOs. The bulk of the money went to Bigelow Aerospace, a Nevada-based research company headed by Reid’s longtime friend and fellow believer, Robert Bigelow. One of the more shocking disclosures from the Times story is that the company converted several Las Vegas buildings into warehouses to store debris from “unidentified aerial phenomena.”

    Though the Department of Defense eventually terminated funding in 2012 to invest in more pressing issues, officials continued to collect and investigate footage of reported sightings. A heavily scrutinized clip shows a Navy pilot tailing an aircraft enclosed in a glowing aura, apparently traveling and rotating at an astonishing speed.

    Videos of this sort led Luis Elizondo, head of the Pentagon’s UFO Unit, to say that “there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.”

    Scientists are less convinced. Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell said the object in one bit of footage may just be a reflection; astronomer Seth Shostak suggested that the decision to recruit Bigelow, someone with predetermined views about the phenomenon, alone undermines the program’s objectivity; astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and MIT professor Sara Seager pointed to a faulty interpretation of UFOs: unexplained objects need not be extraterrestrial in nature.

    “The universe brims with mysteries,” Tyson said. “Just because you don’t know what it is you’re looking at doesn’t mean it’s intelligent aliens visiting from another planet.”

    The first two videos include the aforementioned encounter between a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and an unknown object, plus a new interview with the Navy pilot. The third shows Tyson’s perspective on UFO origins.    

    Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from UFO (christianplass / Pixabay). }

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Dossier OVNI:Des alliages métalliques inconnus ont été récupérés par le Pentagone sur des OVNI

    Dossier OVNI: Des alliages métalliques inconnus ont été récupérés par le Pentagone sur des OVNI

    Le Pentagone a révélé qu’ils ont récupéré des alliages métalliques d’un OVNI qu’ils ne reconnaissent pas. Les matériaux sont censés avoir des propriétés qui sont incroyables et sont actuellement censés être stockés dans des bâtiments à Las Vegas qui ont été modifiés,peu après le stockage des matériaux.

    DOD admis à 22 millions de dollars Secret Programme d’enquête sur les ovnis

    Le ministère de la Défense a admis qu’il y avait un programme qui avait été gardé secret qui a coûté 22 millions de dollars et ce programme a fonctionné entre 2007 et 2012, et son seul but était de se pencher sur les rapports d’OVNIS et d’enquêter avec discrétion.

    Un auteur du New York Times qui a révélé que les matériaux ont des propriétés étonnantes a déclaré que les scientifiques essayaient de découvrir ce qui se cache derrière leurs propriétés.Ralf Blumenthal a poursuivi en disant que le ministère de la Défense n’avait aucune idée de ce que sont les matériaux car c’était un composé qui leur était inconnu.

    En 1945 ,il y eu le Crash d’un OVNI à San Antonio, au Nouveau-Mexique :l’enquête compris l’analyse microscopique de matériaux réels pris à partir des débr
    is de l’OVNI.

    Le Pentagone a été invité à commenter mais ils (les responsables) ont refusé de commenter. Le New York Times a également déclaré que des chercheurs avaient étudié des personnes qui prétendaient avoir des effets physiques après avoir eu des rencontres rapprochées avec les phénomènes OVNI. Une vidéo qui avait été précédemment classée a été révélée par le ministère de la Défense, et elle a montré les réactions des pilotes de la Navy qui ont été envoyés pour regarder  un OVNI car il planait juste au large de la côte de San Diego.

    Le film, qui vient juste d’être publié, a montré une rencontre en 2014 entre ce qui était censé être un objet de la taille d’un avion typique et les Super Hornets F / A-18 de la Navy, qui ont décollé du porte-avions Nimitz . Le capitaine de frégate Jim Slaight et le commandant David Fraver participaient à une mission d’entraînement routinière à environ 100 milles au-dessus de l’océan Pacifique et on leur a demandé d’aller voir l’objet. Fraver a dit que l’objet semblait avoir environ 40 pieds de long et qu’ils ne pouvaient pas y voir de rotors, de panaches ou d’ailes. Il a également souligné que l’objet était capable de distancer les F-18 dans lesquels ils se trouvaient et aussi assez grand pour faire le barattage de l’océan, qui était d’environ 50 pieds en dessous.

    Blumenthal a dit que même aujourd’hui personne n’a une idée de ce que l’objet a été vu cette nuit-là. Beaucoup de recherches ont été faites pour essayer d’identifier les moyens de propulsion des objets ainsi que leur aérodynamique phénoménale, qui ne représenteraient rien de ce qui a été vu sur Terre dans aucun pays. Les experts ont dit qu’il y a généralement une bonne explication des observations d’OVNIS et qu’elles peuvent être expliquées, et il faut faire attention de ne pas sauter à la conclusion qu’elles sont extraterrestres juste parce qu’il n’y a pas eu d’explication mondaine.

    AATIP peut ne pas être complètement fermé vers le bas

    Alors que le Pentagone a déclaré que le Programme d’identification avancée des menaces aériennes avait été fermé il y a cinq ans en raison des fonctionnaires du ministère de la Défense déplaçant des fonds vers d’autres priorités, ses partisans disent qu’il est resté en vie sous une certaine forme.

    Laura Ochoa, porte-parole du Pentagone, a révélé que l’AATIP a pris fin en 2012 après que d’autres priorités aient été annoncées. Ochoa a été demandé si le Département de la Défense avait continué à se pencher sur les observations d’OVNI suite à la dissolution, elle a dit que le DOD avait pris des menaces potentielles très au sérieux et ils ont pris des mesures si toute information crédible venait à être révélée.

    Que savons-nous…

    Que savons-nous? Nous savons que le gouvernement ment tout le temps à tout. Nous savons que le pentagone achète des médias et influence autrement les médias. Nous savons que sur le NYT,on  ne peut pas faire confiance. Nous savons qu’ils nous ont menti dans la guerre en Irak, au Viet Nam, à la guerre de 1812 et à chaque action en Amérique du Sud et aussi à beaucoup d’autres opérations de faux-drapeaux. Des tas d’actions illicites de la CIA, du FBI, de la DEA, etc.,nous  sont connus. Ce même  gouvernement a tué JFK, Bobby, King et d’autres. Alors pourquoi devrions-nous faire confiance à cela? Pourquoi ne serait-ce pas une sorte de manipulation? Peut-être pour nous distraire du fait qu’un coup d’État est en train de se produire? Le rasoir d’Occam: Il est beaucoup plus probable que le gouvernement tire nos chaînes et ce qu’ils nous disent n’est pas vrai. Le cinéma et une bonne histoire ne sont pas des preuves. Juste un autre faux drapeau (false flag) très popularisé.

    Les Alliages et les technologies  extraterrestres récupérées de la zone d’accident d’OVNI et leur utilisation par l’armée

    Bien que l’opinion publique américaine ait insisté pour déclassifier les documents d’incident de Roswell, les autorités américaines n’ont pas suivi ces étapes et ont même contourné la loi sur l’obligation de déclassifier les documents après un certain nombre d’années.

    Cependant, des informations sur ce qui s’est passé à Roswell sont venues de divers scientifiques qui ont indépendamment enquêté sur l’incident.

    L’affaire Roswell s’est déroulée de la même manière en 1986 à Dalnegorsk, URSS.

    Le 29 janvier, les habitants de Dalnegorsk ont ​​remarqué une sphère lumineuse qui s’est écrasée sur une colline voisine. L’objet était à une vitesse de 15 km / h et volant chaotique, montant, descendant, volant en zigzag. Après l’effondrement, l’épave a brûlé pendant une heure.

    Parce que l’accès à la zone de l’accident était difficile, l’armée est arrivée à l’épave le lendemain.En plus de l’épave, des sphères contenant de l’or, du fer, du magnésium et de l’aluminium ont été récupérées sur les lieux de l’accident.

    Métaux extraterrestres et alliages | Quand leur accident a façonné notre histoire

    La zone a été évitée par les animaux et les insectes pendant trois ans, le niveau de radioactivité étant élevé.

    Périodiquement, il attire l’attention des personnes intéressées, à travers des témoignages ou des documents, sur l’incident de la forêt de Rendlesham dans le Suffolk, à environ 150 kilomètres au nord-est de Londres, considéré comme le plus important événement ovni du Royaume-Uni.

    Ici, en 1980, deux bases militaires inaugurales, Bentwaters et Woodbridge, ont été louées à la Force aérienne de l’OTAN et ont accueilli un nombre indéterminé d’ogives nucléaires.

    À l’aube du 27 décembre 1980, vers 3 h, une patrouille de sécurité près de la porte est de la RAF Woodbridge a signalé que des lumières étranges avaient atterri dans la forêt voisine de Rendlesham. Croyant qu’un avion s’était écrasé ou avait atterri, une troupe de trois soldats a marché à pied pour enquêter sur ce qui s’était passé.

    Au début, ils ont vu des lumières étranges se déplacer à travers les arbres, ainsi qu’une forte lumière provenant d’un objet non identifié.

    Puis, comme indiqué, ils y ont vu une forme triangulaire étrange, brillante, apparemment métallique, d’environ deux à trois mètres de large à la base et d’environ deux pieds de haut.

    Il y avait une lumière pulsante rouge sur le dessus et un laiton bleu bleu dessous. Lorsque la patrouille s’est approchée de l’objet, elle a manoeuvré à travers les arbres et a disparu.

    L’objet a également été trouvé pendant une courte période,  environ une heure, près de la porte arrière. Il a réapparu la nuit suivante.

    Qui sont-ils…d’ou viennent-ils?
    Il y aurait plus de 42 races extraterrestres qui nous visitent depuis des temps fort reculés! }

    29-12-2017 om 21:06 geschreven door peter

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    Mysterious double 'whirlpools' are popping up in the ocean

    These rare masses of water may capture small critters while on the move.

    29-12-2017 om 18:53 geschreven door peter

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    Le nouvel ovni de Phoenix…

    Ces nouvelles images dateraient du 24 novembre 2017. D’après son auteur, on y verrait un appareil d’origine extraterrestre dans lequel on pourrait voir ses occupants.

    Cette nouvelle vidéo a été filmée à Phoenix en Arizona. Si tout le monde se rappelle des lumières de Phoenix, cette nouvelle séquence pourrait être tout aussi surprenante. Le témoin, qui veut rester anonyme, raconte qu’il aurait vu un étrange objet dans le ciel. Si au départ, il avait pensé à une étoile, il s’est rendu compte que l’objet était artificiel.

    L’objet aurait ensuite changé de couleur, passant du bleu au blanc avant de disparaître dans le ciel. Mais ce n’est pas le plus étonnant. Notre témoin raconte que sur la vidéo, on peut voir une des entités extraterrestres en train de se déplacer. Sur les images qui ont été publiées, on peut en effet deviner ce qui pourrait être une forme, mais difficile de dire de quoi il s’agit vraiment. Le zoom est vraiment trop important et l’objet trop éloigné pour vraiment dire qu’il s’agit d’entité ou simplement d’erreur lié au capteur de la caméra.
    La vidéo est assez surprenante, si au début ,on peut penser à un objet quelconque dans le ciel, la fin est vraiment étonnante, en effet le violent changement de couleur puis la disparition de l’objet est vraiment étonnant. Si on peut émettre des doutes sur la présence de créature dans l’appareil, l’ovni en lui-même est des plus étranges. Difficile de vraiment savoir de quoi il s’agit. Si on peut penser à une lanterne japonaise ou un drone, la fin de la vidéo ne correspond pas à ce type d’objets. Mais de quoi s’agit-il ? À moins d’une supercherie, il pourrait s’agir d’un phénomène naturel inconnu ou bien d’un engin venu d’un autre monde qui serait reparti dans l’espace… À votre avis ?}

    29-12-2017 om 18:40 geschreven door peter

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    Oumuamua’s path in our solar system

    You’ve probably read about this unprecedented visitor from interstellar space. Astronomer Guy Ottewell thought you’d like to see its trajectory through our solar system.

    Editor’s Note: One of the most exciting discoveries of 2017 was that of Oumuamua – the first known interstellar asteroid – which must have traveled through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. This chart and explanation of Oumuamua’s path through our solar system originally appeared at Guy Ottewell’s blog. Used here with permission.

    This diagram shows the paths of the four inner planets in October, November, and December of 2017. The path of Oumuamua is shown from August onward. Its path is drawn in magenta before its October 19, 2017 discovery, and then in yellow. Stalks connect it to the ecliptic plane, that is the Earth-sun plane, at the beginning of each month.

    Oumuamua arrived from the north, at an angle of about 33° (its inclination of 123°, or 90°+33°, means that the direction is retrograde, or opposite to the general motion of the planets). As with all travelers on huge orbits, like long-period comets, only the innermost, shortest, speediest part of the orbit is on the other side of the plane.

    It descended through the plane on August 24, inside the orbit of Mercury; was at perihelion (closest point to the sun) on August 30. If you look closely you can see a sunward tick at that point. It ascended back through the plane on October 13, well outside Earth’s orbit.

    It was nearest to Earth (0.276 a.u.) on October 8. A green line connects it to Earth at the nearest moment, which was some days before the discovery.

    The view is from 15° north of the ecliptic plane, from a longitude of 350°, and from a distance of 6 astronomical units(sun-Earth distances). The planets are exaggerated 500 times in size, the Sun 5 times. The dashed line shows the vernal equinox direction (the zero point for sky mapping).

    Via Guy Ottewell’s blog

    Read more: Oumuamua, 1st known interstellar asteroid

    Artist’s concept of the 1st interstellar asteroid, which has been named Oumuamua. Data analysis reveals that is is a dark red highly-elongated metallic or rocky object, about 1,000 feet (400 meters) long, unlike anything normally found in our solar system. Image via ESO/ M. Kornmesser.

    Bottom line: That’s enough for now. It was easier than I expected to find orbital elements, and make them work for this graphical representation of Oumuamua’s trajectory through our solar system, but I’ve spent more than half the day (the day before Christmas). }

    29-12-2017 om 18:25 geschreven door peter

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    Two Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating an entirely new substance long believed to be the “holy grail” of physics — metallic hydrogen, a material of unparalleled power that could one day propel humans into deep space. The research was published in January in the journal Science.

    Scientists created the metallic hydrogen by pressurizing a hydrogen sample to more pounds per square inch than exists at the center of the Earth. This broke the molecule down from its solid state and allowed the particles to dissociate into atomic hydrogen.

    The best rocket fuel we currently have is liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, burned for propellant. The efficacy of such substances is characterized by “specific impulse,” the measure of impulse fuel can give a rocket to propel it forward.

    “People at NASA or the Air Force have told me that if they could get an increase from 450 seconds [of specific impulse] to 500 seconds, that would have a huge impact on rocketry,” Isaac Silvera, the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University, told Inverse by phone. “If you can trigger metallic hydrogen to recover to the molecular phase, [the energy release] calculated for that is 1700 seconds.”

    Metallic hydrogen could potentially enable rockets to get into orbit in a single stage, even allowing humans to explore the outer planets. Metallic hydrogen is predicted to be “metastable” — meaning if you make it at a very high pressure then release it, it’ll stay at that pressure. A diamond, for example, is a metastable form of graphite. If you take graphite, pressurize it, then heat it, it becomes a diamond; if you take the pressure off, it’s still a diamond. But if you heat it again, it will revert back to graphite.

    Scientists first theorized atomic metallic hydrogen a century ago. Silvera, who created the substance along with post-doctoral fellow Ranga Dias, has been chasing it since 1982 and working as a professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam.

    Metallic hydrogen has also been predicted to be a high- or possibly room-temperature superconductor. There are no other known room-temperature superconductors in existence, meaning the applications are immense — particularly for the electric grid, which suffers for energy lost through heat dissipation. It could also facilitate magnetic levitation for futuristic high-speed trains; substantially improve performance of electric cars; and revolutionize the way energy is produced and stored.

    But that’s all still likely a couple of decades off. The next step in terms of practical application is to determine if metallic hydrogen is indeed metastable. Right now Silvera has a very small quantity. If the substance does turn out to be metastable, it might be used to create room-temperature crystal and — by spraying atomic hydrogen onto the surface —use it like a seed to grow more, the way synthetic diamonds are made.

    If you liked this article, check out this video: "Metallic Hydrogen - The Holy Grail Of Science"

    Photos via Nature }

    29-12-2017 om 17:59 geschreven door peter

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    4 OVNI sphériques observés à Bonnieux au sud de la France

    Au mois de décembre 2017, un homme et sa femme rentraient chez eux à bord de leur véhicule lorsqu'ils ont observé quatre OVNI de forme sphérique dans le ciel qui se dirigeaient en direction du nord.

    Les témoins se trouvaient alors à Bonnieux, une commune du département du Vaucluse, dans le sud de la France. Ils ont déposé leur témoignage sur le site Internet du MUFON.

    Témoignage :

    « Le 25 Décembre 2017, lors de notre retour à notre domicile vers 01 Heures du matin entre Goult et Bonnieux (Vaucluse-84), 4 boules lumineuses de couleurs orangés sont apparues de la crête du Luberon (600 mètres d'altitude), toutes séparées d'environ 2 à 3 km.

    Elles se sont élevées dans le ciel à une hauteur approximative de 1 000 à 1 500 mètres sans aucun scintillement ni clignotement et sans présence de fumé ou de trainé.

    Cette observation durera une bonne minute avec un déplacement à faible vitesse, ce temps nous a permis de nous questionné sur l'origine de ce phénomène, l'éclairage ambiant ne nous permettant pas la prise de photo ou vidéo avec nos smartphone.

    Avec la présence de verglas sur la route je me décide à m'arrêter par sécurité avec les warning sur le bord de la route pour observer ce phénomène, j'estime son déplacement à seulement une centaine de kilomètre heure (vitesse d'un avion de tourisme 150/200 km/h).

    Quelques seconde après mon arrêt une des boules lumineuse a brusquement accéléré pour rattraper la premières jusqu'à la dépasser (2/3 km en seulement 2 à 3 secondes) et une fois ce dépassement effectuer elle a brusquement changé de direction pour ce diriger sur mon véhicule tandis que les trois autres ont continuées leurs chemins.

    Au vue de ce phénomène étrange et de la présence de ma femme et de mon fils en bas âge dans la voiture j'ai pris la décision d'éteindre mes warnings et repartir doucement par prudence.

    Je n'ai pas quitté des yeux malgré mon départ en voiture ces boules et elles ont toutes disparue en une fraction de seconde juste après notre départ.

    Je travaille en aéronautique et je peux certifier qu'il ne s'agit en aucun cas d'un aéronef quel qu'il soit, de par son évolution, sa vitesse et sa lumière.

    Je suis également passionné de météorologie, je tiens une association qui travaille en partenariat avec le service départemental d'incendie et de secours du Vaucluse et je peux certifier qu'il ne s'agit pas non plus de ballon sonde.

    C'est pourquoi je juge important de faire ce récit, ne croyant pas spécialement en l'existence d'OVNI, je ne peux de par mon métier et mon observation définir ce que j'ai vue, ma femme et moi restons choqués de cette vision qui aura duré au final une à deux minutes. »

    Source }

    29-12-2017 om 17:33 geschreven door peter

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    Wij mensen vertrouwen volledig op onze eigen zintuigen en als gevolg daarvan bestaan dingen die wij daarmee niet kunnen waarnemen niet, want anders hadden we die wel gezien. 

    Iemand in Californië besloot echter om de lucht te filmen met een infrarood camera omdat hij dacht daarmee meer te kunnen waarnemen en wanneer je die beelden ziet, valt je mond open. 

    Het is inmiddels een bekend gegeven dat UFO's zich vaak vermommen, ook wel cloaking genoemd. Ze zijn dan niet zichtbaar omdat ze zich bijvoorbeeld verbergen in een kunstmatige wolk. Deze zijn vaak toch te herkennen omdat ze dikwijls voorkomen als enige wolk in een verder blauwe lucht.

    Vorig jaar deed iets dergelijks zich bijvoorbeeld voor boven België waar wij toen het volgende over schreven: 

    Nu doet zich een vergelijkbaar verschijnsel voor ergens boven België. De exacte locatie is onduidelijk, maar wat te zien is, is zonder meer indrukwekkend. 

    We zien weer, zoals meestal in dit soort situaties, een wolk die eigenlijk niet thuis hoort in de lucht zoals de er op dat moment uit ziet. 

    Aan de randen van de wolk, verschijnen ronde UFO’s, die als het ware de basis verlaten en op verkenning gaan.


    Naast het cloaken hebben ze nog andere manieren om zich te vermommen omdat ze erin slagen onzichtbaar te worden in de normale frequenties die wij als mens kunnen waarnemen.

    Het fenomeen licht wordt meestal uitgelegd als een golf. Deze golf heeft een frequentie, net als radio golven. Je kunt de frequentie ook in lengte (meters) uitdrukken. Lambda (golflengte) = c (snelheid licht) / f (frequentie). 

    Onze ogen zijn alleen gevoelig voor golflengtes tussen de 750 en 400 nm (nanometer). Licht met een andere golflengte kunnen wij met ons oog niet waarnemen, maar dat wil niet zeggen dat het niet bestaat. Is de golflengte groter dan 750 nm, dan spreekt men van "infrarood". Infra omdat de golf-frequentie LAGER is (langere golflengte) dan wat we kunnen zien. Vaak kunnen CCD of CMOS camera chips deze kleur wel "zien", gewoon omdat de chip ook voor die frequenties gevoelig is. 

    Aan de andere kant van het spectrum zit ultraviolet. Het zit aan de violet kant, en is qua frequentie hoger (kortere golflengte).

    En zo komen we bij één van de meest spectaculaire UFO waarnemingen ooit en eentje die is gefilmd met een infrarood camera. Dan zie je opeens dingen die met het blote oog niet of gedeeltelijk zichtbaar zijn, maar die er wel degelijk zijn en feilloos worden vastgelegd door een infrarood camera.

    Via onze occulte specialist Bert ontvingen wij een video opname van Secure Team waarin beelden zijn te zien die gemaakt zijn door een goede kennis van Tyler, de eigenaar van dat Youtube kanaal. Het is een filmmaker die in Long Beach in Californië woont en die boven zijn huis enkele UFO's filmde met een infrarood camera.

    En dan plotseling verschijnen er drie kleine UFO's uit de grote en die formeren zich in een driehoeksformatie.


    De man blijft filmen en even later verschijnt er een hele serie kleine UFO's vanuit het moederschip.


    Hierna volgen de bewegende beelden en die zijn echt spectaculair. Wie niet de hele video wil bekijken, kan skippen naar ongeveer minuut 8 in de video vanaf waar een analyse volgt van de gefilmde waarneming.


    Bovenstaande opnames zijn natuurlijk prachtig en tonen aan dat er heel veel gebeurt in de lucht boven ons, zonder dat wij dat met het "blote oog" kunnen zien.

    En is het dan toeval dat er op Eerste Kerstdag een vergelijkbare opname wordt gemaakt boven Sao Paulo in Brazilië? Ook daar enkele grotere moederschepen van waaruit minimaal één kleinere UFO tevoorschijn komt.

    Helaas is het commentaar is het Spaans en kunnen wij het niet precies verstaan, maar de beelden zijn duidelijk.


    Misschien tijd voor UFO enthousiastelingen om te proberen de hand te leggen op een infrarood camera en wie weet zie je ook dingen die voor het gewone oog niet zichtbaar zijn.

    Zo te zien wemelt het in onze lucht van de activiteit en zien wij daarvan maar een fractie. }

    29-12-2017 om 15:03 geschreven door peter

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    Dit zijn de 17 mooiste ruimtebeelden van 2017 -

    Bron: NASA

     De astronauten die in het Internationaal Ruimtestation ISS vertoeven, hebben een prachtig zicht op de aarde en namen ook dit jaar adembenemende foto’s van al dat moois. NASA selecteerde de 17 knapste ruimtebeelden van 2017. Welke foto is jouw favoriet?

     NASA }

    29-12-2017 om 14:46 geschreven door peter

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    Oeps: dus daarom verdween belangrijke Russische satelliet (en 18 andere satellieten) -

    Jules van der Leeuw ADN 

    Bron:, Belga

    Negentien satellieten, waaronder een Russische weersatelliet, gingen verloren.

    Negentien satellieten, waaronder een Russische weersatelliet, gingen verloren.
     Dat de lancering van een belangrijke Russische weersatelliet vorige maand volledig mislukte, valt te verklaren door een flater van formaat. De raket, die 2,6 miljard Russische roebel (zo’n 48 miljoen euro) had gekost, blijkt verkeerd te zijn geprogrammeerd.

    Om 06.41 uur Belgische tijd vertrok eind november zoals gepland een Sojoez-2.1B draagraket met niet minder dan negentien satellieten, waarvan een weersatelliet van het type Meteor de belangrijkste nuttige lading was. De andere 18 satellieten waren van onderzoeksinstellingen en commerciële bedrijven uit Rusland, Noorwegen, Zweden, de VS, Japan, Canada en Duitsland.

    Het Russische ruimtevaartagentschap Roscosmos meldde al snel dat het contact met de satelliet kort na de lancering werd verbroken. De raket werd afgeschoten vanaf Vostochny, in het oosten van Rusland. Achteraf blijkt de satelliet te zijn geprogrammeerd om - zoals gepland - gelanceerd te worden vanaf Baikonur, een raketlanceerbasis die 4500 kilometer verderop ligt in het hart van Kazachstan.

    “De raket was echt geprogrammeerd alsof hij zou vertrekken vanaf Baikonur”, gromde de Russische vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin vandaag op de Russische staatstelevisie. “Ze hebben de verkeerde coördinaten gebruikt.”

    Het Kremlin analyseert nu mogelijke structurele veranderingen bij ruimtevaartbureau Roscosmos, want het is niet het enige incident. Gisteren nog ging het contact verloren met de eerste Angolese satelliet. Vervaardigd door de raketbouwer Energija was die van op Baikonur met een Oekraïense Zenith-draagraket gelanceerd. Specialisten proberen het contact te herstellen en de Angosat normaal te laten werken.

     AP }

    29-12-2017 om 14:37 geschreven door peter

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    Mystery Surrounds Why Four Nations Launch Rockets in Four Days

    It’s been barely a week since the government released two UFO videos … that’s more than enough time to start connecting this “disclosure” to other events/dots that are strange, government-or-military-related and potentially linked to space travel, UFOs and government cover-ups. Just such a confluence of incidents occurred over the past week when the US, Russia, China and Japan all launched rockets during a brief four-day period. All were reportedly carrying satellites and some had unusual circumstances surrounding them. Let’s start connecting.

    Credit for noticing the four launches in four days goes to the folks at UFO Sightings Hotspot, who think the satellite payloads means that ““Something” Is Being Monitored In Space!” That’s obvious, but what? And why four different programs?

    A previous SpaceX launch

    The US. launch was the iconic and infamous SpaceX launch of a completely recycled two-stage Falcon 9 booster from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on December 22 11:27 p.m. EST (8:27 p.m. local California time). This was the launch that launched 10 more Iridium Next satellites and thousands of UFO sighing calls as the rocket blazed a condom-shaped trail across the evening sky. The Iridium satellite constellation consists of over 60 active satellites covering the entire planet to provide worldwide voice and data communication. While this historic launch caused quite a stir, it doesn’t appear to be unusual.

    On the same day, Japan had its own unusual launch from the Tanegashima Space Center. One H-2A rocket released satellites in two different orbits by first putting a Shikisai climate monitoring satellite into a polar orbit around 500 miles (800 km), then reigniting twice and dropping a demonstration satellite in a lower orbit between 280 and 400 miles (450-643 km). Spaceflight Now reported that the Japanese launch occurred just 72 seconds before the SpaceX liftoff – the shortest interval between two successful launches in history. Coincidence or intentional?

    Just four days later, China launched remote sensing satellites on a Long March-2C carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Chinese media reports the satellites will conduct electromagnetic environmental probes and other experiments. However, Spaceflight Insider points out that China has been very secretive about other launches in what is called the Yaogan-30 project and most experts believe it’s a secret military project.

    A previous Baikonur Cosmodrome launch

    That brings us to the Russian launches. The Russian space agency Roscomos launched a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying Angola’s first-ever telecommunications satellite late on December 26th, but announced it had lost contact with it shortly after it entered orbit.

    However, the other Russian launch on December 26th was successful. Russian media reported that “the Strategic Missile Forces from the State Central Inter-Specific Test Site Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan Region conducted a test launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile” to test “the prospective combat equipment of intercontinental ballistic missiles” and help in “developing effective means of overcoming missile defense.” Uh-oh. This is the missile launch that prompted UFO reports in Russia and Austria. Was this nighttime launch meant to call attention to it, compete with the SpaceX launch or generate UFO calls to cover up its real purpose?

    Four nations, five (or possibly six, depending on how you count Japan’s) rocket/missile launches in four days, two causing UFO calls, two (or perhaps all) very secretive.

    IS something going on? }

    29-12-2017 om 12:57 geschreven door peter

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    Mysterious Blue Snow Puzzles Russians in St. Petersburg

    It’s the hometown of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, so anything unusual happening there gets high attention. So what kind of attention do you think a blue snowfall got? How about blue mixed with some deep purple snow?

    The strange-colored snow fell on Russia’s second-largest city on December 26th. The St. Petersburg Internet news source reported that approximately 1 cm (0.39 inches) fell on that date, covering the ground, roofs, cars, windowsills and plants.

    Eyewitnesses specify that it is not distributed evenly – by waves, as if the “paint” was blown off somewhere and blown by a wind rose. The thickness of the cover is about 1 cm. All the respondents of Fontanka stated that they see this phenomenon for the first time in their life.”

    “First time” in St. Petersburg, perhaps, but if any of them were in Chelyabinsk in February 2015 they would have seen a similar scene – blue snow covering a large area of the city that just two years before survived the great 2013 meteor explosion. The “Chelyabinsk blue” snow was said to have smelled like iron and tasted sweet (who goes around tasting mysterious blue snow that’s not in a cone?) but caused throat irritations (duh). After the usual denials, finger-pointing and conflicting possibilities, a local company that makes Easter egg dye confessed that it had a “minor” spill that was somehow major enough to taint the snowfall, but of course it was “not harmful to humans.” This blue snow came just two weeks after a mysterious orange snow fell on the Russian city of Saratov, which was blamed on orange sand lifted into the atmosphere by a sandstorm in the Sahara desert. How did the Sahara get orange sand? That’s a mystery for them to figure out.

    Meanwhile, back in St. Petersburg, residents demanded answers as they shoveled the blue and purple swirls from their sidewalks and driveways and marveled cautiously as their dogs added yellow streams and turned the snow green.

    To find out what substance caused the staining of the snow, the laboratory of the FGBU “TsLATI in the North-West Federal District” took samples. It is expected that the intermediate results of the study of snow will be known in the near future. The Office promises to immediately inform the public about them.”

    Non-experts noted two things: the chemicals most likely to cause a blue stain are cobalt or methylene blue, also known as methylthioninium chloride, a substance used to treat methemoglobinemia, a blood condition that usually caused – ironically — by exposure to a drug or chemical. It’s ironic in this case because the locals also noticed that the blue snow coincided with the demolition of the nearby Chemist-Pharmaceutical Plant No. 1.

    All together now: “Ah-ha!”

    According to our assumptions, it was brought by the wind from the building of the chemical and pharmaceutical research institute, which they began to demolish on Aptekarsky Avenue.

    A local resident told that the plant once churned out Citrimon, Vitamin C tablets, iodine and oterh medications until it was closed in 2007. The factory buildings were supposed to have been turned into retail shops, but for some ‘mysterious’ reason no one seemed interested in doing the renovations and they were left vacant for 10 years until finally being demolished this past week.

    If it’s not in a cone, leave it alone.

    As usual, the developers responsible for the demolition say they weren’t aware of any chemicals and promised to bring in “nature management, environmental protection and environmental safety” experts.

    What’s the Russian word for “Isn’t it a little late for that?” }

    29-12-2017 om 12:37 geschreven door peter

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    The Chupacabra: Not Just A Goat-Sucker

    The Chupacabra takes its name from the Spanish for “Goat-Sucker.” As I have come to realize over the years, many people assume that it’s just goats that the beast is said to feed on. But, that’s not the case, at all. Pigs, chickens and cats have all fallen victim to the mysterious creature. And then there are the peacock attacks. Back in the summer of 2004, I headed off to Puerto Rico with monster-hunter Jon Downes, along with a crew from the SyFy Channel. We were there for more than a week, seeking out tales of, and witnesses to, the beast.

    One of our stops was a ranch high in the hills of Puerto Rico. The drive was an infinitely slow one: practically the last five miles were undertaken on a dirt-filled, track-like road that had a huge drop on its right side. Jon repeatedly advised me to drive as carefully as I conceivably could. I did my best: we survived. We were due to meet a rancher whose bad luck it had been to encounter a Chupacabra. He lived in a large stone house, one that was protected by a tall, cemented white wall. A rolling and flowing landscape, huge peaks, and thick woods were all the order of the day. It turned out that as well as having a huge herd of cattle and numerous goats and pigs, the rancher, Dominic, kept peacocks. And, back in 1998, something very strange happened to some of his brightly plumed birds: four of them were killed, during the early hours of a July morning, by a stealthy and deadly predator.

    All four birds displayed evidence of vicious bites to the neck. There was, however, something else too, something that neither of us had seen or heard of before: the skulls of the unfortunate birds had been penetrated by something small and triangular in shape. Angered at the deaths of his prized peacocks, Dominic elected to keep a very careful watch on his remaining birds. This involved staying up all night and ensuring that there were no repeat attacks. Thankfully, there weren’t. But, as Dominic told us, a deadly Chupacabra did make a return visit; in fact, it made a handful of visits. We asked Dominic how he could be so sure, if there was no evidence of further attacks and killings. The answer was one that we were very pleased to hear: he had seen the monster for himself.

    This was a major development. Here was a highly credible source, someone who – while protecting his remaining birds throughout the course of the night – came face to face with the killer culprit. Dominic was asked to describe what he saw. The peacocks, said Dominic, were housed in a large, fenced enclosure, a fence that on the night of the killings had been violently ripped open on its north-facing side. Since the birds were more like pets than farm animals, and were treated as such by Dominic, he decided to take a chair and a flashlight, and spend a few nights in the enclosure, in the event that there was a repeat attack. It was a most wise decision.

    On the very first night after the attacks, and well after midnight, the creature returned, via the same gaping hole in the fence. When Dominic heard the unmistakable sound of something forcing itself through the opening, he suddenly turned his flashlight on, and in the precise direction of the damaged fence. He was shocked to see a large creature, around four-feet in length and tan in color. Initially, said Dominic, the animal walked on all-fours, but, when hit by the bright beam, it reared up onto its hind legs. As it did so, the beast let out a menacing growl and a large row of spikes suddenly sprung erect down the length of its neck and back.

    Frozen with fear in his chair, Dominic didn’t even make a move to pick up the rifle that sat next to him. The peacocks were screaming at the top of their lungs. Dominic was struck dumb. And, amid all of the chaos and terror, the Chupacabra stood its ground, swaying menacingly, from side to side. Thankfully, however, the creature seemed not to want to tackle a fully grown man and it suddenly dropped to all-fours and charged out of the hole in the fence. While the creature never again bothered Dominic’s peacocks, he had no less than four or five more sightings of the animal. They all occurred around dusk, and over the next two or three weeks, near to his huge expanse of plantains. On each occasion, the creature beat a hasty retreat into the depths of the field. Finally, it was gone for good. }

    29-12-2017 om 12:25 geschreven door peter

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    Experts Share Their Thoughts On UFO Sighting Reports in 2017


    The year 2017 has been an exciting year in search of life beyond Earth. There have been objects appearing near the International Space Station, groundbreaking NASA discoveries, and unidentified flying objects stalking planes in Merseyside.

    Many do believe that next year could be a breakthrough year. Former Ministry of Defence employee Nick Pope, who is known for his role of investigating UFO sightings for the British Government, revealed what he thought of a video that allegedly shows a UFO.

    Observers think the footage shows an American spy plane encountering a flying object at around 130ft with 20 flashing lights near Cyprus. Nick believes it may be genuine, saying that it is a fascinating footage.

    Nick adds that the case is from the MoD’s UFO files. He explains that he did not only work on these real-life X-files, but also the public face of a ten-year project to declassify most of the materials.
    He stresses that he is aware of the case even though his predecessors investigated the incident. He believes that it was a genuine unknown.

    He says that incidents like this one, where several military witnesses and highly classified investigations were involved, show that the mystery raises essential defence, national security, and air safety issues whatever the truth about UFOs. He further stresses that it is a perfect illustration of how the public and the media were misled.

    There have been concerns among UFO community as to whether the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is hiding proof of space alien life from the public. Nick believes clips that are supposed to be the proof of attempted cover-ups have a lot of contributing factors as to whether they are UFOs, but also thinks the space administration has no reason to hide anything.

    He says that it is complicated to know the size, distance, and speed of an object in space.

    Nick believes UFO hunters misunderstand agencies such as ESA and NASA. He explains that these groups of people want to find aliens, not hide evidence of their existence.

    Philip Mantle, who is an active British UFO researcher, partly agrees with Nick saying that people should be doing a better job at capturing UFOs with the technology available these days. Mantle says that out of UFO reports, only under 1% remain unidentified. He explains that the number just shows that genuine UFO sightings are scarce. Therefore the chances of capturing a real UFO is almost, but not quite, impossible. }

    29-12-2017 om 12:10 geschreven door peter

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    UFO recorded in Mexico City on Christmas day


    Here’s one new footage of a solid unidentified flying object that was hovering above Mexico. This was filmed on 25th December 2017. }

    29-12-2017 om 12:02 geschreven door peter

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    New season of The X-Files coming in January!

    the x files

    Here’s the preview of the new season of the best UFO show The X-Files! January 3, FOX! }

    29-12-2017 om 11:58 geschreven door peter

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    A man who claims to have worked as a consultant for both NASA and the NSA gave a series of mind-blowing statements.


    For the past 12 years, Dr. Eric Norton has been an outside consultant for NASA and the National Security Agency (NSA) and his job description included keeping an eye on celestial threats such as asteroids and comets. But in January 2012, Dr. Norton saw something much more menacing—a massive fleet of extraterrestrial craft heading straight for our home world.

    On January 22, he was called to the MacDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, Texas. Using the facility’s wide range of instrumentation, Dr. Norton was able to detect a menacing-looking group of unidentified spacecraft.

    “What I saw was an array of massive, three dimensional black structures in space, in a straight line formation, advancing in the direction of planet Earth.”

    Over a three-month period, he monitored their advance. The fact that the objects “had moved millions upon millions of miles closer within just months” suggested a technological level far superior to that of our own spacecraft.

    Spectroscopy data suggested that the unknown objects were built using materials several thousand times harder than anything ever developed on Earth. Naturally, this hypothesis caused great concern among Norton and his peers.

    Moreover, infrared spectrum imagery showed that cosmic particles were deflected by what must have been an energy field not unlike the magnetic field that protects our Earth. As the fleet advanced through our Solar System, telescopes could distinguish their details far more accurately and it became obvious that they resembled three dimensional “L” shaped craft. Judging by the distance, these craft must have been enormous.

    By January 2013, the objects had passed the orbit of Mars and seemed to be heading for us, when the objects simply vanished from view, leading Norton to believe some kind of cloaking device had been deployed, effectively erasing the ships from the visible spectrum.

    During the past decade or so, advanced camouflage techniques have been making steady progress here on Earth and there are plenty more breakthroughs to be made. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a decidedly advanced alien civilization would possess technology that could make them physically invisible.

    The craft must have changed their course as well. By the time Norton and his team pointed the infrared telescope toward the last point in space where the fleet had been, there was no sign of them. As Leo Tolstoy once put it, “one must be cunning and wicked in this world.” If he lived today, he would have considered the cosmic scale as well.

    Norton described the following months a tense period, when the only thing worse than not knowing the spacecrafts’ position was not knowing the exact intention of their occupants.

    “I knew that the upper echelons of government were worried about these things because I was under a constant 24/7 guard by Secret Service agents. For nearly the entire year of 2013, we watched the skies in disbelief. We didn’t know what was going on or were these things were. According to my calculations, these things would have been so close to us by now that we would have no problem seeing them in the night sky had they stayed visible to us. We didn’t know if they were still coming or had left the solar system.”

    Approximately one year later later, Norton was contacted by a former colleague who disclosed the fact that the fleet was once again visible and had positioned itself behind the moon. He also handed him an internal report that mentioned an enormous object being “visually verified as having landed on our moon.”

    The same report communicated that the Department of Defense ordered the launch of three Terrier-Orion rockets from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST, on January 15, 2014. The launches had been performed with the utmost secrecy and their mission remains unknown to the general public.

    Dr. Norton outlined the fact that his disclosure might prove dangerous. “I need to be careful as to what information I give out to the public so I can protect myself.” He also believes that the sensitive information he carries has the potential to deal a powerful blow to the public opinion regarding the UFO phenomenon.

    This would be a concern if revealed to the public. It would not only change the game forever, and we’re not just talking about the breakdown of all religions and total over all of everything we have ever known about the universe and space but we are talking about the breakdown of society itself.

    We are talking about a subject matter that even up until today carries with it a level of disbelief amongst the majority of the world wide community.”

    While Norton’s statements are definitely shocking, he offers little proof to back them up. But he does make a point when he says that an extraterrestrial intervention of this magnitude would be the exact kind of thing the government would want to keep a tight lid on.

    Guess we won’t know until they land.



    29-12-2017 om 01:55 geschreven door peter

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    Extraterrestrial Fascinations: The Pentagon and UFOs

    29-12-2017 om 01:39 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF LIFE ON DISTANT PLANETS JUST GOT EASIER


    When it comes to searching for worlds that could support extra-terrestrial life, scientists currently rely on the “low-hanging fruit” approach. Since we only know of one set of conditions under which life can thrive – i.e. what we have here on Earth – it makes sense to look for worlds that have these same conditions. These include being located within a star’s habitable zone, having a stable atmosphere, and being able to maintain liquid water on the surface.

    Until now, scientists have relied on methods that make it very difficult to detect water vapor in the atmosphere’s of terrestrial planets. But thanks to a new study led by Yuka Fujii of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), that may be about to change. Using a new three-dimensional model that takes into account global circulation patterns, this study also indicates that habitable exoplanets may be more common than we thought.

    The study, titled “NIR-driven Moist Upper Atmospheres of Synchronously Rotating Temperate Terrestrial Exoplanets“, recently appeared in The Astrophysical Journal. In addition to Dr. Fujii, who is also a member of the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the research team included Anthony D. Del Genio (GISS) and David S. Amundsen (GISS and Columbia University).

    Artist’s concept of the hot Jupiter WASP-121b, which presents the best evidence yet of a stratosphere on an exoplanet – generated using Engine House VFX.

    Credit: Bristol Science Centre/University of Exeter

    To put it simply, liquid water is essential to life as we know it. If a planet does not have a warm enough atmosphere to maintain liquid water on its surface for a sufficient amount of time (on the order of billions of years), then it is unlikely that life will be able to emerge and evolve. If a planet is too distant from its star, its surface water will freeze; if it is too close, its surface water will evaporate and be lost to space.

    While water has been detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets before, in all cases, the planets were massive gas giants that orbited very closely to their stars. (aka. “Hot Jupiters”). As Fujii and her colleagues state in their study:

    Although H2O signatures have been detected in the atmospheres of hot Jupiters, detecting molecular signatures, including H2O, on temperate terrestrial planets is exceedingly challenging, because of the small planetary radius and the small scale height (due to the lower temperature and presumably larger mean molecular weight).

    When it comes to terrestrial (i.e. rocky) exoplanets, previous studies were forced to rely on one-dimensional models to calculate the presence of water. This consisted of measuring hydrogen loss, where water vapor in the stratosphere is broken down into hydrogen and oxygen from exposure to ultraviolet radiation. By measuring the rate at which hydrogen is lost to space, scientists would estimate the amount of liquid water still present on the surface.

    Artist’s impression of the “Venus-like” exoplanet GJ 1132b.


    However, as Dr. Fujii and her colleagues explain, such models rely on several assumptions that cannot be addressed, which include the global transport of heat and water vapor vapor, as well as the effects of clouds. Basically, previous models predicted that for water vapor to reach the stratosphere, long-term surface temperatures on these exoplanets would have to be more than 66 °C (150 °F) higher than what we experience here on Earth.

    These temperatures could create powerful convective storms on the surface. However, these storms could not be the reason water reaches the stratosphere when it comes to slowly rotating planets entering a moist greenhouse state – where water vapor intensifies heat. Planets that orbit closely to their parent stars are known to either have a slow rotation or to be tidally-locked with their planets, thus making convective storms unlikely.

    This occurs quite often for terrestrial planets that are located around low-mass, ultra cool, M-type (red dwarf) stars. For these planets, their proximity to their host star means that it’s gravitational influence will be strong enough to slow down or completely arrest their rotation. When this occurs, thick clouds form on the dayside of the planet, protecting it from much of the star’s light.

    The team found that, while this could keep the dayside cool and prevent water vapor from rising, the amount of near-Infrared radiation (NIR) could provide enough heat to cause a planet to enter a moist greenhouse state. This is especially true of M-type and other cool dwarf stars, which are known to produce more in the way of NIR. As this radiation warms the clouds, water vapor will rise into the stratosphere.

    Artist’s impression of Proxima b, the closest exoplanet to the Solar System. In the background, the binary system of Alpha Centauri can be seen.

    Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

    To address this, Fujii and her team relied on three-dimensional general circulation models (GCMs) which incorporate atmospheric circulation and climate heterogeneity. For the sake of their model, the team started with a planet that had an Earth-like atmosphere and was entirely covered by oceans. This allowed the team to clearly see how variations in distance from different types of stars would effect conditions on the planets surfaces.

    These assumptions allowed the team to clearly see how changing the orbital distance and type of stellar radiation affected the amount of water vapor in the stratosphere. As Dr. Fujii explained in a NASA press release:

    Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study… We found an important role for the type of radiation a star emits and the effect it has on the atmospheric circulation of an exoplanet in making the moist greenhouse state.

    In the end, the team’s new model demonstrated that since low-mass star emit the bulk of their light at NIR wavelengths, a moist greenhouse state will result for planets orbiting closely to them. This would result in conditions on their surfaces that comparable to what Earth experiences in the tropics, where conditions are hot and moist, instead of hot and dry.

    Artist’s impression of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. The double star Alpha Centauri AB is visible to the upper right of Proxima itself.

    Credit: ESO

    What’s more, their model indicated that NIR-driven processes increased moisture in the stratosphere gradually, to the point that exoplanets orbiting closer to their stars could remain habitable. This new approach to assessing potential habitability will allow astronomers to simulate circulation of planetary atmospheres and the special features of that circulation, which is something one-dimensional models cannot do.

    In the future, the team plans to assess how variations in planetary characteristics -such as gravity, size, atmospheric composition, and surface pressure – could affect water vapor circulation and habitability. This will, along with their 3-dimensional model that takes planetary circulation patterns into account, allow astronomers to determine the potential habitability of distant planets with greater accuracy. As Anthony Del Genio indicated:

    As long as we know the temperature of the star, we can estimate whether planets close to their stars have the potential to be in the moist greenhouse state. Current technology will be pushed to the limit to detect small amounts of water vapor in an exoplanet’s atmosphere. If there is enough water to be detected, it probably means that planet is in the moist greenhouse state.

    Beyond offering astronomers a more comprehensive method for determining exoplanet habitability, this study is also good news for exoplanet-hunters hoping to find habitable planets around M-type stars. Low-mass, ultra-cool, M-type stars are the most common star in the Universe, accounting for roughly 75% of all stars in the Milky Way. Knowing that they could support habitable exoplanets greatly increases the odds of find one.

    Illustration showing the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    Illustration showing the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system.

    Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    In addition, this study is VERY good news given the recent spate of research that has cast serious doubt on the ability of M-type stars to host habitable planets. This research was conducted in response to the many terrestrial planets that have been discovered around nearby red dwarfs in recent years. What they revealed was that, in general, red dwarf stars experience too much flare and could strip their respective planets of their atmospheres.

    These include the 7-planet TRAPPIST-1 system (three of which are located in the star’s habitable zone) and the closest exoplanet to the Solar System, Proxima b. The sheer number of Earth-like planets discovered around M-type stars, coupled with this class of star’s natural longevity, has led many in the astrophysical community to venture that red dwarf stars might be the most likely place to find habitable exoplanets.

    With this latest study, which indicates that these planets could be habitable after all, it would seem that the ball is effectively back in their court!

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.ALIEN CONTACT ALIENS EXTERRESTRIAL THEORY EVIDENCE OF ALIENS? 5 RECENT SIGNS WE ARE NOT ALONE


    The universe is not just vaster than we imagine, but vaster than we can imagine. Scientists estimate the cosmos contains hundreds of billions of galaxies. In all probability, somewhere deep in space there is a sun much like our own, which is shining on an alien civilization that is quite likely very different from ours.

    Perhaps, this extraterrestrial society is far more advanced than we are. Maybe, they have mastered intergalactic space travel and have visited our planet. Most scientists believe we are not alone — that somewhere in the immense recesses of space there are other intelligent beings. Some contend that aliens have visited the earth and that our government is hiding evidence of their existence. Indeed, here are five recent signs that we will soon discover that extraterrestrial life is for real.

    1. Government officials hint at classified info about aliens

    According to polls, 80 million Americans — about one-third of the population — believe in the existence of aliens. Recently a flurry of former high-level government officials have come forward with tantalizing comments. They indicate that major governments know more about extraterrestrials than they are willing to acknowledge.

    For example, recently John Podesta, former chief-of-staff for President Bill Clinton and an advisor to President Barack Obama, added his name to a list of A-level government figures who have made comments that have hinted that there is classified info about aliens being withheld from the public.

    In an interview with CNN, for instance, Podesta indicated that the time had come for the government to “release any evidence it has about the existence of alien forms of life in outer space.” Podesta fell short of confirming that aliens exist — or that the U.S. government has evidence it won’t reveal publicly — but his carefully-crafted comments seemed to suggest that he knew more than he was letting on. Asked point blank if he himself had seen proof that alien life existed, Podesta responded evasively by saying that is “for the public to judge once they’ve seen all the evidence that the U.S. government has.”

    Sensing there was more, perhaps, the reporter then asked if Podesta believed in aliens. The former chief-of-staff responded wryly that, “There are a lot of planets out there.” He then added, “The American people can handle the truth.”

    Podesta is hardly the only credible government figure to come forward. In 2005, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s former defense minister, became the first prominent ex-official to openly accuse the major world governments of deliberately withholding information that would confirm the existence of extraterrestrial life.

    Recently, speaking at the University of Calgary, Hellyer insisted, “Aliens have been visiting our planet for thousands of years,” but he lamented that “much of the media won’t touch [the documents]” and that governments won’t come clean until the public demands the information about UFOs that is being kept hidden. Many of Hellyer’s claims seem far-fetched — namely, that some alien species originated from Mars, Venus and one of Saturn’s moons. But he insists that extraterrestrials have helped humans develop technologies such the microchip, LED lights and the Kevlar vest.

    2. Evidence of microscopic life may have been found on Mars

    Is it possible that NASA’s scientists discovered life on Mars in 2007? Recently, news reports have surfaced that researchers examining Martian rover data — the unmanned space probes sending photos and atmospheric samples back to earth — may have found evidence of microscopic life on the red planet.

    Apparently, the Spirit rover, which landed in the Gusev crater near the Martian equator, photographed “finger-like” rock formations called stromatolites, which are formed when microbial colonies are trapped in moist sediment. In addition, in 2014, another of NASA’s rovers recorded evidence of methane gas. In fact, over 90 percent of methane gas found on earth is produced by living organisms, leading to the possibility that some microbe life forms may still exist on Mars.  

    According to astrophysicist Dan Brown of Nottingham Trent University, “Finding live on Mars or even the past presence of life has been a driving goal and infamous challenge for missions to Mars.” Unfortunately, the Spirit rover, which discovered the distinctive silica patterns that have so intrigued scientists, was decommissioned after it got stuck in the Martian soil. It will be 2020, at the earliest, before the next rover probe is launched to do a follow-up mission.

    3. Deeply mysterious signals are coming from space

    SETI is a non-profit scientific institute dedicated to discovering the origins of the universe and searching for evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations. In particular, the organization uses a network of radio telescopes to try and detect signals that may indicate the existence of intelligent life somewhere in deep outer space.

    In 2007, a researcher named Duncan Lorimer, from West Virginia University, was analyzing data from the Parkes observatory in Australia when he uncovered what seemed to be Ian unusual signal. They have been described as “shrieks from the black abyss of the universe unlike anything ever found before. And they are deeply mysterious.”

    Initially, other scientists did not know what to make of the findings. However, similar bursts have since been detected by the Arecibo facility in Puerto Rico. Researchers have dubbed these signals “fast radio bursts” of FRBs for short. No one quite knows what to make of them. They remain unidentified and unexplained, but of tantalizing interest.

    4. Extraterrestrial life may have hitched a meteor to Earth

    Dr. Eric Haseltine is a neuroscientist who also served as the U.S. Associate Director of National Intelligence in 2006. He’s been asked by programs like 60 Minutes to speak on the record about UFOs and Area 51, where ET enthusiasts believe the government is hiding evidence of alien existence. Haseltine has declined to divulge any information that would violate his national security obligations. However, he has made it clear that the evidence he can talk about publicly strongly points in the direction that alien life has reached the earth.

    Haseltine’s comments focus on primitive forms of life — microbes, extremophiles and even insects — that may have hitched a ride to earth via a meteor. To begin with, Haseltine notes that scientists at the National Institute for Aging now believe that DNA itself is older than the existence of the earth. That suggests that the human journey may not have begun on earth, but somewhere else in the galaxy.

    In addition, Haseltine mentions several other intriguing findings, most notably a rock found in Antarctica that is believed to have originated from Mars. Some scientists believe the artifact, which cosmologists speculate may have been ejected from the red planet millions of years ago following an asteroid hit, contains fossil evidence of ancient single-celled organisms.

    At present, the scientific community is uncertain about the significance of the findings. However, other researchers have found evidence to suggest that microbes, spores and even hardy insects could survive interplanetary travel via meteors. Microbes from outer space may not be quite as exciting as Martians, but the confirmation of any extraterrestrial life forms will be profound.

    5. Kepler telescope may have discovered alien megastructure

    NASA’s Kepler space telescope is designed to detect earthlike planets orbiting stars. Recently, it discovered a strange anomaly orbiting a sun designated KIC 8462852. Astronomers are not quite sure, but something is causing the starlight from KIC 8462852 to dip and then burst. Researchers have ruled out a variety of possible natural phenomena, leading some scientists to speculate that the most plausible explanation is an alien megastructure, possibly designed to harness solar power, orbiting the star.

    The evidence keeps accumulating that we are not alone

    Claims about evidence for aliens can range from sensationalistic to scientifically respectable. So, I reached out to a researcher with down-to-earth credentials and a lot of credibility when it comes to the search for extraterrestrial life.

    Steve Vogt is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California in Santa Cruz. He is also a member of the Lick Observatory, which home to the Automated Planet Finder, a program that is at the forefront of the scientific search for interstellar environments that could harbor life. I asked Vogt about the chances of finding life in outer space.  Here is some of what he had to say:

    ”Life (as we understand it) requires a stable place where water can exist in liquid form for the billions of years necessary for evolution to work its magic. If you look around the universe, those places where water is likely to exist stably in liquid form for billions of years is on or near the surface of a planet or similar body in a stable orbit in the habitable zone of a star. Our exoplanet program (now 20 years underway) has been aimed at determining how common such potentially habitable planets are in the universe.”

    Asked about space aliens, Vogt said he couldn’t comment. However, he added, “We can now say, with great confidence, that potentially habitable rocky planets are exceedingly common, and occur around at least one out of every two stars (at least in our local stellar neighborhood). If you assume that our corner of the universe is typical, the numbers indicate that there are more potentially habitable rocky planets in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches of Earth. With such statistics, it would be pretty hard to argue that life does not exist elsewhere.”

    Vogt’s confidence is echoed by other highly respected scientists too. For instance, “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years,” insists Ellen Stofan, NASA’s chief scientist. In all probability, there will be some earth-shattering findings and revelations ahead. The evidence is accumulating that we are not alone.

     Scott O’Reilly


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    NASA photos reveal ‘hazardous’ 4 mile-wide astroid has mysterious ‘heart of darkness’

    A HUGE asteroid that could potentially smash into Earth has a mysterious “dark void” at its centre.

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    Filament points to Milky Way black hole

    A recently discovered giant filament – 2.3 light-years long – points toward Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at our galaxy’s heart.

    The bright source near the bottom of this image, Sagittarius A* – pronounced Sagittarius A-star – is thought to be the location of the supermassive black hole at the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. See the filament appearing to point toward it? The filament might be caused by high-speed particles kicked away from the black hole, or it might be something even stranger.

    Image via NSF/ VLA/ UCLA/ M. Morris et al./ CfA.

    One of the most mysterious and interesting known locations in our neighborhood of space is the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. It’s thought to contain a supermassive black hole, with a mass of some 4 million suns. Astronomers call this region and its possible black hole Sagittarius A* (aka Sgr A*, pronounced Sagittarius A-star). In 2016, Farhad Yusef-Zadeh of Northwestern University reported his discovery of an unusual filament in this region. The filament is about 2.3 light-years long and appears to curve around the site of the black hole. Now, another team of astronomers has employed a new technique to obtain a high-quality image of the curved filament. These astronomers said their new image supports the idea that the filament is pointing toward the black hole. The new image has led to some fascinating speculations as to the nature of this mystery filament.

    A paper describing the new image – and astronomers ideas based upon it – was published in the December 1, 2017 issue of the peer-reviewed Astrophysical Journal Letters.

    Mark Morris of the University of California, Los Angeles, led the imaging study. He said in a December 20, 2017 statementfrom the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA):

    With our improved image, we can now follow this filament much closer to the galaxy’s central black hole, and it is now close enough to indicate to us that it must originate there. However, we still have more work to do to find out what the true nature of this filament is.

    Artist’s concept of Milky Way galaxy, showing the locations of the central, supermassive black hole and our solar system. The entire galaxy is about 100,000 light-years across. Our sun lies about 26,000 light-years from the center.

    Image via ZMEScience.

    Researchers have considered three possible explanations for the filament:

    The first is that it is caused by high-speed particles kicked away from the supermassive black hole. A spinning black hole coupled with gas spiraling inwards can produce a rotating, vertical tower of magnetic field that approaches or even threads the event horizon, the point of no return for infalling matter. Within this tower, particles would be sped up and produce radio emission as they spiral around magnetic field lines and stream away from the black hole.

    The second, more fantastic, possibility is that the filament is a cosmic string, theoretical, as-yet undetected objects that are long, extremely thin objects that carry mass and electric currents. Previously, theorists had predicted that cosmic strings, if they exist, would migrate to the centers of galaxies. If the string moves close enough to the central black hole it might be captured once a portion of the string crosses the event horizon.

    The final option is that the position and the direction of the filament aligning with the black hole are merely coincidental superpositions, and there is no real association between the two. This would imply it is like dozens of other known filaments found farther away from the center of the galaxy. However, such a coincidence is quite unlikely to happen by chance.

    Each of the scenarios being investigated would provide intriguing insight if proven true. The scientists’ statement continued:

    For example, if the filament is caused by particles being ejected by Sgr A*, this would reveal important information about the magnetic field in this special environment, showing that it is smooth and orderly rather than chaotic.

    The second option, the cosmic string, would provide the first evidence for a highly speculative idea with profound implications for understanding gravity, space-time and the Universe itself.

    Evidence for the idea that particles are being magnetically kicked away from the black hole would come from observing that particles further away from Sgr A* are less energetic than those close in. A test for the cosmic string idea will capitalize on the prediction by theorists that the string should move at a high fraction of the speed of light. Follow-up observations with the VLA should be able to detect the corresponding shift in position of the filament.

    Even if the filament is not physically tied to Sgr A*, the bend in the shape of this filament is still unusual. The bend coincides with, and could be caused by, a shock wave, akin to a sonic boom, where the blast wave from an exploded star is colliding with the powerful winds blowing away from massive stars surrounding the central black hole.

    Co-author Miller Goss, from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, New Mexico, said:

    We will keep hunting until we have a solid explanation for this object. And we are aiming to next produce even better, more revealing images.

    Unannotated image of the great cosmic filament at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. This radio image is from the NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array.

    Image via NSF/ VLA/ UCLA/ M. Morris et al./ CfA.

    Bottom line: Astronomers have obtained a new image of the 2.3-light-year-long filament that curves around Sagittarius A*, the region of our galaxy thought to contain a supermassive black hole.


    A Nonthermal Radio Filament Connected to the Galactic Black Hole?

    Via CfA }

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    Yes! Time Travel Is “Technically Possible”


    Time travel has been one of man’s wildest fantasies for centuries. Many science fiction movies have shown people getting into a vehicle of some sort and then magically arriving in the past or future.

    Sounds crazy, right? But maybe not. According to astrophysicist Ethan Siegel, time travel is technically possible, but you’ll ONLY be able to go back into the past, not into future.

    Siegel explained this by referring to Einstein’s General Relativity and the concept of negative mass/energy particles. He said that a person could travel through a wormhole and go back in time.

    Siegel wrote, “If this negative mass/energy matter exists, then creating both a supermassive black hole and the negative mass/energy counterpart to it, while then connecting them, should allow for a traversable wormhole.” He added, “No matter how far apart you took these two connected objects from one another, if they had enough mass/energy – of both the positive and the negative kind – this instantaneous connection would remain.”

    The wormhole could be constructed in such a way that allows one end of it to remain almost motionless, and the other is traveling at roughly the speed of light. Then, one could “step into the relativistic end of the wormhole, and you arrive back on Earth only one year after the wormhole was created, while you yourself may have had 40 years of time to pass.”

    Siegel explained, “If, 40 years ago, someone had created such a pair of entangled wormholes and sent them off on this journey, it would be possible to step into one of them today, in 2017, and wind up back in time at the mouth of the other one … back in 1978. The only issue is that you yourself couldn’t also have been at that location back in 1978; you needed to be with the other end of the wormhole, or traveling through space to try and catch up with it.” }

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    After its 20-year-long sojourn in space, on September 15, NASA’s Cassinispacecraft plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere, becoming one with the longtime object of its study. While many continue to mourn the loss of this benevolent spacecraft, NASA announced a bit of unexpected good news this month — one piece of Cassini survived, and it’s wandering around space right now.

    According to NASA, the aluminum shell of one of Cassini’s instruments, called the Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA), was “jettisoned in order to open the instrument’s aperture” back in 1997. The CDA itself stayed on the spacecraft, of course, and was used to study tiny particles within Saturn’s rings.

    But since the CDA cover came off the spacecraft in its nascency, it never reached the Saturn system, and didn’t burn up in the planet’s atmosphere like the rest of the probe.

    “This early cover release was necessary in order to begin measurements of the interplanetary and interstellar dust background,” NASA writes in an article about the CDA.

    The CDA.

    Inverse has reached out to NASA to find out where the CDA might be right now. According to a post the agency wrote about the instrument back on December 22, it expects that the CDA cover is traveling in an “Earth-like orbit” with an “approximate speed of 19 miles per second (30 kilometers per second).” It may be bright enough to be visible with a very powerful telescope, but so far, NASA hasn’t been able to confirm that.

    The Cassini mission, which ended this past September, left Earth on October 15, 1997. It entered the Saturn system on June 30, 2004, where it spent the next 13 years observing Saturn and several of its moons, including Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Helene, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus, and Phoebe.

    This "Farewell to Saturn" is a mosaic of images from Cassini.
    (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

    While Cassini fans would probably love to see this piece of the spacecraft in a museum, it’s highly unlikely that NASA would spend the time and money needed to recover it. After all, it’d be a really expensive trip for an aluminum cover.

    That said, maybe the best way to remember Cassini isn’t by bringing back a piece of it that has already been lost to the cosmos. The scientific data and images that Cassini beamed back to Earth will inspire new discoveries for years to come. With that, the best mission of our lifetime lives on forever — a piece of it orbiting alone just adds to that poetry.

    • Photos via NASA/JPL-Caltech, NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute, NASA

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    How will humankind react after astronomers hand over rock-solid scientific evidence for the existence of life beyond the Earth? No more speculating. No more wondering. The moment scientists announce this discovery, everything will change. Not least of all, our philosophies and religions will need to incorporate the new information.

    Searching for signs of life

    Astronomers have now identified thousands of planets in orbit around other stars. At the current rate of discovery, millions more will be found this century.

    Having already found the physical planets, astronomers are now searching for our biological neighbors. Over the next fifty years, they will begin the tantalizing, detailed study of millions of planets, looking for evidence of the presence of life on or below the surfaces or in the atmospheres of those planets.

    And it’s very likely that astronomers will find it. Despite the fact that more than one-third of Americans surveyed believe that aliens have already visited Earth, the first evidence of life beyond our planet probably won’t be radio signals, little green men or flying saucers. Instead, a 21st century Galileo, using an enormous, 50-meter-diameter telescope, will collect light from the atmospheres of distant planets, looking for the signatures of biologically significant molecules.

    Astronomers filter that light from far away through spectrometers – high-tech prisms that tease the light apart into its many distinct wavelengths. They’re looking for the telltale fingerprints of molecules that would not exist in abundance in these atmospheres in the absence of living things. The spectroscopic data will tell whether a planet’s environment has been altered in ways that point to biological processes at work.

    If we aren’t alone, who are we?

    With the discovery in a distant planet’s light spectrum of a chemical that could only be produced by living creatures, humankind will have the opportunity to read a new page in the book of knowledge. We will no longer be speculating about whether other beings exist in the universe. We will know that we not alone

    An affirmative answer to the question “Does life exist anywhere else in the universe beyond Earth?” would raise immediate and profoundly important cosmotheological questions about our place in the universe. If extraterrestrial others exist, then my religion and my religious beliefs and practices might not be universal. If my religion is not universally applicable to all extraterrestrial others, perhaps my religion need not be offered to, let alone forced on, all terrestrial others. Ultimately, we might learn some important lessons applicable here at home just from considering the possibility of life beyond our planet.

    In my book, I investigated the sacred writings of the world’s most widely practiced religions, asking what each religion has to say about the uniqueness or non-uniqueness of life on Earth, and how, or if, a particular religion would work on other planets in distant parts of the universe.

    Extrasolar sinners?

    Let’s examine a seemingly simple yet exceedingly complex theological question: could extraterrestrials be Christians? If Jesus died in order to redeem humanity from the state of sin into which humans are born, does the death and resurrection of Jesus, on Earth, also redeem other sentient beings from a similar state of sin? If so, why are the extraterrestrials sinful? Is sin built into the very fabric of the space and time of the universe? Or can life exist in parts of the universe without being in a state of sin and therefore without the need of redemption and thus without the need for Christianity? Many different solutions to these puzzles involving Christian theology have been put forward. None of them yet satisfy all Christians.

    Mormon worlds

    Mormon scripture clearly teaches that other inhabited worlds exist and that “the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (Doctrines and Covenants 76:24). The Earth, however, is a favored world in Mormonism, because Jesus, as understood by Mormons, lived and was resurrected only on Earth. In addition, Mormon so-called intelligences can only achieve their own spiritual goals during their lives on Earth, not during lifetimes on other worlds. Thus, for Mormons, the Earth might not be the physical center of the universe but it is the most favored place in the universe. Such a view implies that all other worlds are, somehow, lesser worlds than Earth.

    Bahá’í without bias

    Members of the Bahá’í Faith have a view of the universe that has no bias for or against the Earth as a special place or for against humans as a special sentient species. The principles of the Bahá’í Faith – unifying society, abandoning prejudice, equalizing opportunities for all people, eliminating poverty – are about humans on Earth. The Bahá’í faithful would expect any creatures anywhere in the universe to worship the same God as do humans, but to do so according to their own, world-specific ways.

    Light years from Mecca

    The pillars of the faith for Muslims require the faithful to pray five times every day while facing Mecca. Because determining the direction of Mecca correctly could be extremely difficult on a quickly spinning planet millions of light years from Earth, practicing the same faith on another world might not make any sense. Yet the words of the Qu’ran tell us that “Whatever beings there are in the heavens and the earth do prostrate themselves to Allah” (13:15). Can terrestrial Muslims accept that the prophetically revealed religion of Muhammad is intended only for humans on earth and that other worlds would have their own prophets?

    Astronomers as paradigm-shatterers

    At certain moments throughout history, astronomers’ discoveries have exerted an outsized influence on human culture. Ancient Greek astronomers unflattened the Earth – though many then chose to forget this knowledge. Renaissance scholars Copernicus and Galileo put the Earth in motion around the Sun and moved humans away from the center of the universe. In the 20th century, Edwin Hubble eliminated the very idea that the universe has any center at all. He demonstrated that what the universe has is a beginning in time and that, bizarrely, the universe, the very fabric of three-dimensional space, is expanding.

    Clearly, when astronomers offer the world bold new ideas, they don’t mess around. Another such paradigm-shattering new idea may be in the light arriving at our telescopes now.

    The ConversationNo matter which (a)theistic background informs your theology, you may have to wrestle with the data astronomers will be bringing to houses of worship in the very near future. You will need to ask: Is my God the God of the entire universe? Is my religion a terrestrial or a universal religion? As people work to reconcile the discovery of extrasolar life with their theological and philosophical worldviews, adapting to the news of life beyond Earth will be discomfiting and perhaps even disruptive.


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    NASA astronomer told why scientists have not yet found aliens

    Humanity has not yet established contact with extraterrestrial civilizations or has not found traces of extraterrestrial life because most of the potentially inhabited planets are most likely formed by ice-covered water worlds, said Alan Stern, the head of the New Horizons mission, at the annual planetary conference DPS in the US Provost.

    “Oceans worlds are one of the most ideal environments for the birth of life, the conditions in the waters of such planets are almost independent of which stars they revolve around, how far away they are from them and how long such a star has to live.” They are not threatened by supernova explosions , meteorite impacts, sudden climate changes and other events that can destroy life on Earth, “explains Stern.

    More than half a century ago, the American astronomer Frank Drake developed a formula for calculating the number of civilizations in the Galaxy, with whom contact is possible, trying to assess the chances of discovering extraterrestrial intelligence and life.

    The physicist Enrico Fermi, in response to a sufficiently high estimate of the chances of interplanetary contact by Drake’s formula, formulated a thesis now known as the Fermi paradox: if there are so many alien extraterrestrials, why does humanity not observe any of their tracks?

    This paradox scientists have tried to solve in many ways, the most popular of which is the hypothesis of the “unique Earth”. It says that for the emergence of intelligent beings, unique conditions are necessary, in fact, a complete copy of our planet.

    Other astronomers believe that we can not communicate with aliens because the galactic civilizations either disappear too fast for us to notice them, or because they actively hide the fact of their existence from humanity.

    Stern proposed his own explanation of this phenomenon, which does not require the existence of galactic “camarillas” of rational races or justifications for the uniqueness of the Earth.

    Studying the lists of newly discovered exoplanets that are inside the “life zone”, a special area of ​​the orbit where water can exist in liquid form, the planetologist from NASA drew attention to the fact that many planets, similar in size to the Earth, are not stony celestial bodies, but oceanic worlds.

    They can be either completely covered with liquid water or the ice crust under which the icy ocean lies, similar to those found on satellites of Saturn and Jupiter.

    This observation made him think about how often life can arise on such planets, which will influence the probability of its origin and how such water forms of life can establish contact with mankind.

    As his calculations showed, such oceans, covered with a thick crust of ice, should be much more friendly for the birth and development of life than the “open” planets, similar to the Earth. As Stern believes, if extraterrestrial life exists, then it most likely lives in the depths of such water worlds.

    “The inhabitants of such worlds will not even suspect that there are stars, cosmos and other planets in the Universe, the closest equivalent of our space program will be the access to the surface of their water world, so neither we nor they will suspect about the existence of each other, – concludes the scientist. }

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    Watch Two Brothers Build a UFO Gingerbread House

    The truth is out there.

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    27 UFO Sightings In Illinois Since September

    But there were no reports in the town one researcher calls the "UFO Capital of Chicagoland."

    Illinois is known to some researchers as a "UFO" hotspot, especially Cook County, and in recent months it's lived up to its reputation. According to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), Illnois had 27 reported sightings of strange objects since September, including several sightings in Springfield, plus reports from Champaign, Carbondale, Wilmette, Chicago, Batavia and Rockford.

    The most recent sighting reported to NUFORC was Dec. 15 in Pawnee, a village in Sangamon County, when a resident reported seeing "very bright orange flashing lights" for about 15 minutes at about 3:30 a.m.

    "We woke up to bright flashing lights on our window," the resident told NUFORC. "Went onto deck and could see a row of orange lights on ground and a globe like set of rotating lights about 20 feet from the row of lights on ground."

    Cheryl Costa, a New York-based blogger and author, has analyzed UFO sighting reports nationwide and said Illinois had more than 4,000 reports between 2001 and 2015, making it one of the top states for UFO reports.

    "Illinois had four or five counties in the top 100 and Cook County was third in the nation," Costa told Patch earlier this year. "Illinois was number 8 in the country with 4,191 reported sightings in 15 years."

    While Chicago had a reported sighting on Oct. 27, the town Costa called Cook County's "UFO capital" hasn't had any reports since April, according to NUFORC. Between 2001 and 2015, Tinley had 168 reported sightings, according to Costa, who called the numbers "unusually high." For comparison, all of Will County had a total of 283 sightings during the same period.

    Someone in Chicago reported this broad-daylight sighting on Oct. 27:

    I was headed southbound on the CTA bus on Damen Ave. on 10/27/17 the day way heavily overcast. Somewhere between (Clybourn) street and Webster where less buildings were the best to my recollection is where I noticed this object in the sky. I was looking up towards the West sky noticed how thickly covered in clouds it was then that moment there was a parting of the clouds and I saw a sphere. It was gray with a glow almost (lunar) like, did not do anything but just stay there for that brief moment and the clouds covered it up again.

    On Dec. 1 near Springfield, a witness reported seeing a cigar-shaped object in the sky:

    I was traveling on a rural road outside of Springfield with my daughter and in the sky was a very low flying slow moving cigar shaped object with a bright white light on each side of the object and had no sound to it. It was traveling South east bound at a very slow speed.

    Someone in Plato Center, located in unincorporated Kane County, reported seeing a "strange, bright blue orb" fall from the sky, along with a mysterious black SUV. The person said their dog even reacted to the sighting and the sound of helicopters, detailing the experience in a lengthy report:

    I was watching TV in my bedroom when a strange bright, blue orb passed across my shade drawn window right in front of my that I was facing. It was going from east to west as I looked south. It crossed the top half of the window width in about 2-3 seconds, falling at approximately a 25 degree angle. I had my bedroom light on so to see it through my raffia type shades it had to be very bright. I thought it could be a meteor, large drone or UFO and thought it was going to crash some where into the area in the fields by Connors Rd or just west toward Rt 47.I quickly jumped up and went to the window in the bathroom where it had no shades to see if there was fire in the nearby field. Didn't see any. Went out onto the front porch to look and listen and heard many dogs or coyotes barking. It was so unusual that I decided to get in my car and drive down the road to see if I could see some crash or fire. ...
    Didn't see anything so I turned around half way up the hill before Rt 47 then drove back to Kendall.When I came to the stop sign at Connors and Kendall, I looked South and saw a large Black SUV type vehicle with headlights off, but yellow parking lights on, near the Woodlands entrance but on the East side of the road. It was strange as I couldn't imagine a car stopped there unless it had seen it to. I thought about stooping to ask them if they had seen it, but it didn't feel right being there, so I didn't.I drove back home, parked in the garage, got out of the car and immediately heard a Helicopter overhead going west near to me and then just past Rt. 47. I went out onto the driveway to see if I could spot it and immediately heard a second Helicopter that seemed to be coming up from the south along Rt 47 west of me.All of this had taken place in under 15 minutes.I stayed out in the middle of the dark driveway for about 3 or 4 minutes until I didn't hear the helicopters anymore.((Dog's name deleted)) was barking inside the house so I closed the garage door and went inside to calm him.I then opened the front door and went onto the porch to listen. I didn't hear anything more. No helicopters or strange sounds, or lights even at that point--probably about 9:50 pm.It was all very strange and I now think maybe some type of UFO fell nearby and the helicopters were out scouting or retrieving. The large Black SUV could have been Men in Black as the car gave me a strange feeling, big, dark, tinted windows I think, and in a strange country road location to stop and pull over.

    In case you're wondering what the National UFO Reporting Center is, it's been around since 1974, and it investigates UFO sightings and has put together a list of more than 90,000 sightings around the world. You can catch up and read more about each of the UFO sightings in Illinois here. The report dates back decades.

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    Colorado UFO investigators react to retired UFO Pentagon program and video

    by Kasey Kershner

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    Dig Deep: DARPA Contest Aims to Take People Underground

    28-12-2017 om 20:23 geschreven door peter

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    PENTAGON UFO PROBE - Truth about UFO videos the US Government did NOT release

    CLAIMS the US Government is on the brink of a major revelation about "alien visitations of Earth" were today undermined after it emerged there was no official disclosure of UFO video footage, as was widely believed.

    Alien truth seekers have been celebrating after the Pentagon confirmed the Defense Intelligence Agency ran a £16.5 million five year probe into UFOs called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme (AATIP).

    The US Government had always maintained it stopped looking at the UFO phenomenon in 1969.

    The probe was led by former intelligence officer Luis Elizondo, who resigned in October.

    He resigned to become a key figure in a crowd-funded UFO research group set up by former Blink 182 singer Tom DeLonge called To The Stars Academy. 



    The US Government did not release the UFO video as was widely believed.

    According to The Washington Post, Luis Elizondo essentially got the videos under somewhat false pretences.

    Alejandro Rojas

    It has also been widely claimed that the Pentagon officially released two separate videos of a seemingly inexplicable UFO filmed by two US Navy pilots off the coast of San Diego in 2004.

    The belief by alien conspiracy theorists that the US Government had officially released the footage led to claims that there would be an imminent disclosure from the government that aliens have been visiting earth for decades and it has been kept a closely guarded secret.

    Campaign group The Disclosure Activists, which seeks for "the truth" about aliens was convinced something big was on the horizon after the story broke. 

    It issued a press release entitled Disclosure of Extraterrestrial Intelligences Engaging Our Planet Is Underway after the first reports of the videos being released by the government.

    In the release Dr Lisa Galarneau, Co-Founder of The Disclosure Activists, said: "it now appears our US government is prepared to open the kimono. What do they know that they are obviously on track to reveal?"

    And Steve Bassett, the only registered "disclosure" lobbysist in the US added: " For the first time the US military has released gun camera footage from a military plane intercepting a UAP (UFO)."

    However, it appears their excitement was premature.

    It has emerged Mr Elizondo was personally responsible for releasing the videos after resigning, and not an official department of the government.

    The Defense Intelligence Agency confirmed it had not released any “information, files or videos,” and said there had been some “confusion” over the purpose of the five-year probe. 

    The Washington Post reported seeing an internal memo in which Mr Elizondo had tried to get the videos be “cleared for public viewing” on grounds they could “help educate pilots and improve aviation safety.”

    However, he has since said in interviews, his intention was to use them for UFO research and to expose the top secret project.

    Alejandro Rojas, from Open Minds TV, told The Sun: ”According to The Washington Post, Luis Elizondo essentially got the videos under somewhat false pretences.

    "He claimed he wanted to use the videos for training pilots - he didn't say he wanted to use the videos to demonstrate that UFOs are real, which is what's happening.



    A still from the US Navy radar video (left) and a photograph of the UFO (right).

    "I think that's why the clips are so short and - especially with the second one - there is so little information attached to it.

    "I think perhaps they thought just in case somebody gets a hold of this and tries to turn it into a big UFO thing, we just won't give them much information.”

    Aviation website said it was sceptical about much of the original story broken by the New York Times.

    In an article, it said: “The Pentagon didn’t release those UFO videos, an official (Mr Elizondo) connected to a Las Vegas company who resigned in October did.

    “The New York Times story makes it seem as though the release of the videos came from high-level government officials, glossing over the information that the disclosures were actually spearheaded by an official who led the Pentagon's relatively small UFO hunting program and who has since resigned to join a Las Vegas company called To the Stars Academy of the Arts and Sciences that is seeking private funding for more UFO research. 

    “That’s a major distinction that most in the media appear to be ignoring since the original Times report appeared.”

    Even some UFO believers are now accepting there is no big “disclosure” around the corner, however, the have accused the US Government of backpedaling, and remain convinced there is more to come out at some stage.

    Mr Rojas said: "It does seem to me like they might be backtracking.

    "They haven't clarified exactly what the confusion is, but I'm not surprised that they are scrambling over this now.

    "It puts them in a spot because perhaps they're not ready or even willing to come out and talk about this.

    "It wouldn't be the first time the government has tried to spin things in a different direction on this topic.”

    A spokesman for the Department of Defense, which is responsible for the Defense Intelligence Agency, said: "The AATIP’s mandate, when it existed, was to assess far-term foreign advanced aerospace threats to the United States."

    Mr Elizondo claims the project did not end in 2012 and he continued to work on it with the CIA and Navy and now has a replacement who has taken over.

    28-12-2017 om 19:58 geschreven door peter

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    Zijn zwarte gaten bewijs voor parallelle universa? Nieuwe analyse werpt licht op de zaak

    Zijn zwarte gaten bewijs voor parallelle universa? Nieuwe analyse werpt licht op de zaak

    In een zwart gat wordt informatie ofwel vernietigt, wat in strijd is met de kwantummechanica, of omgeven door een vuurmuur, wat in strijd is met Einsteins relativiteitstheorie.

    Einsteins theorieën vallen uit elkaar onder enorme krachten, zoals die in een zwart gat, of bij de geboorte van een universum.


    Uit een nieuwe analyse, waarbij de veel-werelden-interpretatie is toegepast, blijkt dat elke mogelijke uitkomst van een kwantumgebeurtenis in zijn eigen wereld bestaat, wat inhoudt dat er eigenlijk helemaal geen sprake is van bovengenoemde paradoxen.

    En zo komen we uit bij parallelle universa. Sommige natuurkundigen stellen dat elk zwart gat uitkomt in een ander universum.

    Ook ons heelal zou in een zwart gat zitten, dat deel uitmaakt van een nog groter universum. Dat impliceert dat een zwart gat eigenlijk een tunnel is van het ene naar het andere universum.


    Eén van de wetenschappers die deze theorie bestudeert is dr. Nikodem Poplawski. Hij heeft modellen gemaakt die de spiraalvormige beweging van materie in zwarte gaten laten zien.

    Volgens Poplawski vormt materie in een zwart gat de bouwstenen voor nieuwe sterrenstelsels, sterren en planeten in een ander heelal.

    Eén van vele

    Deze theorie zou betekenen dat ons universum er slechts één van vele is. Het zou in een veel groter heelal zitten waarin elk zwart gat ook een ander heelal kan huisvesten.

    Ondanks dat ons universum al miljarden jaren aan het uitdijen is, zouden we nog steeds verborgen kunnen zitten achter de waarnemingshorizon van een zwart gat.

    [New Scientist

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen. Interior Ministry rules out link between HAARP, Iran earthquakes

    Interior Ministry rules out link between HAARP, Iran earthquakes

    TEHRANDeputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement Mohammad Hossein Zolfaqari has ruled out a link between repeated earthquakes in Iran and the HAARP project, saying the claim lacks scientific basis.

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) was initiated as an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It was designed and built by BAE Advanced Technologies (BAEAT). Its original purpose was to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance. 

    As a university-owned facility, HAARP is a high-power, high-frequency transmitter used for study of the ionosphere.

    Over time, HAARP has been blamed for generating such catastrophes, as well as thunderstorms, in Iran, Pakistan, Haiti, Turkey, Greece and the Philippines, and even major power outages, the downing of TWA Flight 800, Gulf War syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

    Zolfaqari told ILNA in an interview published on Tuesday that the Interior Ministry has not received any report from the country’s military and scientific institutions on the link between the earthquakes and the HAARP.

    Iran has been struck by several earthquakes in recent months, including the Kermanshah earthquake, which left at least 630 people dead and more than 8,100 injured.

    Asked about strange lights in several cities’ skies during the past few days, the deputy interior minister said no official report was made about the incidents and the ministry only knew about them through social media.

    “Military and air defense ranks, who are active in their fields, would have informed us if there had been something important,” he stated.

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    Interior Ministry rules out link between HAARP, Iran earthquakes

    TEHRANDeputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement Mohammad Hossein Zolfaqari has ruled out a link between repeated earthquakes in Iran and the HAARP project, saying the claim lacks scientific basis.

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) was initiated as an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It was designed and built by BAE Advanced Technologies (BAEAT). Its original purpose was to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance. 

    As a university-owned facility, HAARP is a high-power, high-frequency transmitter used for study of the ionosphere.

    Over time, HAARP has been blamed for generating such catastrophes, as well as thunderstorms, in Iran, Pakistan, Haiti, Turkey, Greece and the Philippines, and even major power outages, the downing of TWA Flight 800, Gulf War syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

    Zolfaqari told ILNA in an interview published on Tuesday that the Interior Ministry has not received any report from the country’s military and scientific institutions on the link between the earthquakes and the HAARP.

    Iran has been struck by several earthquakes in recent months, including the Kermanshah earthquake, which left at least 630 people dead and more than 8,100 injured.

    Asked about strange lights in several cities’ skies during the past few days, the deputy interior minister said no official report was made about the incidents and the ministry only knew about them through social media.

    “Military and air defense ranks, who are active in their fields, would have informed us if there had been something important,” he stated.

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    Mysterieuze lichten in de lucht en zware aardbevingen in Iran. Is er een link met HAARP?

    Mysterieuze lichten in de lucht en zware aardbevingen in Iran. Is er een link met HAARP?

    De Iraanse onderminister van Binnenlandse Zaken Hossein Zolfaqari heeft uitgesloten dat er een verband is tussen een reeks aardbevingen in Iran en HAARP. Volgens de onderminister is er geen wetenschappelijke basis voor deze bewering, schrijft de krant Tehran Times.

    Het High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is een onderzoeksprogramma dat wordt gefinancierd door de Amerikaanse luchtmacht, marine, de Universiteit van Alaska en DARPA.

    Officieel wordt met HAARP onderzoek gedaan naar de ionosfeer, radiogolven, communicatie en navigatie.

    Meerdere aardbevingen

    HAARP wordt verantwoordelijk gehouden voor natuurrampen in Iran, Pakistan, Haïti, Turkije, Griekenland en de Filipijnen; grote stroomstoringen; het neerstorten van TWA-vlucht 800; het Golfsyndroom; en het chronische vermoeidheidssyndroom.

    Zolfaqari vertelde tijdens een interview aan persbureau ILNA dat het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken geen meldingen heeft binnengekregen van militaire of wetenschappelijke organisaties over het verband tussen aardbevingen en HAARP.

    Iran is de afgelopen maanden getroffen door meerdere aardbevingen. Op 12 november vond een zware aardbeving plaats in de provincie Kermanshah, vlak bij de grens met Irak.

    Vreemde lichten

    Met meer dan 630 doden en ruim 8100 gewonden is deze aardbeving de dodelijkste aardbeving van 2017 en de zwaarste aardbeving in Iran sinds 2012.

    Na de aardbevingen werd gespeculeerd over een mogelijk verband met HAARP.

    Het persbureau vroeg de onderminister ook naar de vreemde lichten die de afgelopen dagen in verschillende steden zijn waargenomen.

    Geen officiële meldingen

    Hij zei dat er geen officiële meldingen zijn gedaan over deze incidenten en dat het ministerie waarnemingen van de mysterieuze lichten alleen op social media heeft gezien.

    “Het leger zou ons hebben geïnformeerd als er iets belangrijks was gebeurd,” zei hij.

    Foto: Secoy, A Wikimedia Commons

    [Tehran Times

    28-12-2017 om 18:27 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.WAAROM IS ER NOOIT NAAR DEZE ASTRONAUTEN GELUISTERD?


    We blijven nog even in de wereld van "plotselinge onthullingen" van geheime Pentagon projecten en de media die opeens bol staan van UFO verhalen. 

    Wat niemand daarbij schijnt op te vallen is dat bijvoorbeeld astronauten al decennialang verklaren dat ze UFO's hebben gezien of gefotografeerd. 

    Er is een georkestreerde mediacampagne bezig om de mensheid nu heel snel vertrouwd te maken met het concept buitenaards leven en onbekende vliegende voorwerpen die niet van deze aarde zouden zijn. (Redactie: of in ieder geval afkomstig van plekken mogelijk zelfs wel van plekken op aarde, die bij ons mensen niet bekend zijn)

    De reden is het begin van een enorme witwasoperatie voor ontbrekende biljoenen bij het Pentagon en de volgende stap die de elite heeft gepland niet naar de New World Order, maar naar een nieuwe Planetary Order.

    Dus zijn er ineens allerlei mensen die zich nog nooit met UFO's hebben beziggehouden die zich vol overgave op deze nep Disclosure storten. Er is maar één reden dat ze dit doen en die is dat ze onderdeel vormen van de enorme desinformatiecampagne die is losgebarsten, waardoor de waarheid zoals altijd verborgen blijft.

    Onthullingen over dat er UFO's bestaan, is natuurlijk niets nieuws, want dat wordt al decennialang gedaan door echte professionals zoals astronauten die uit eigen ervaring spreken. Toen dit gebeurde, zijn er toen grote publicaties zoals de New York Times op gedoken om dit wereldkundig te maken? Natuurlijk niet, want zoals we gisteren in een artikel zagen, is de New York Times wat Catharine Austin Fitts noemt, een criminele organisatie die door de elite wordt ingezet waar nodig.






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    28-12-2017 om 18:13 geschreven door peter

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    Opgepast! Vandaag ( 28/12 ) scheert asteroïde 2017 YZ4 rakelings langs de aarde -

    Bron: Express, De Telegraaf


     Vandaag zal asteroïde 2017 YZ4 rakelings langs de aarde scheren. De asteroïde heeft een diameter tussen de zeven en de vijftien meter en zal de aarde passeren rond 17 uur met een snelheid van 34.000 kilometer per uur.

    De asteroïde werd ontdekt door Amerikaanse astronomen op kerstdag. Zij voorspellen dat de steen zich vandaag rond 17 uur een weg zal banen tussen de aarde en de maan. De steen zal daardoor slechts 220.000 kilometer van ons verwijderd zijn. Hoewel dat ver klinkt, is dat in astronomietermen heel erg dichtbij. 

    Hoewel de asteroïde met zijn diameter tussen de zeven en de vijftien diameter betrekkelijk klein is, zou de impact bij een inslag op aarde enorm zijn. In 2013 ontplofte er bijvoorbeeld nog een meteoor met een doorsnede van negentien meter boven een dorp in Rusland. Daarbij raakten toen 1.000 mensen gewond, voornamelijk door rondvliegend glas. De ontploffing had dan ook dezelfde kracht als 500.000 ton dynamiet. 

    NASA registreert en monitort voortdurend meteorieten die op weg zijn naar de aarde. Dit jaar registreerden ze er al 1.958. In 2016 waren dat er nog 1.888. Volgens NASA hebben we echter niet snel iets te vrezen: ze verwachten de komende 100 jaar geen asteroïde die de aarde zal raken. }

    28-12-2017 om 13:18 geschreven door peter

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    The Most Incredible and Mysterious Lost Inventions

    We humans are a species ever focused on advancing our knowledge, of inexorably moving past perceived boundaries to find new ways to break past our confines into fascinating future realms of discovery. This has done much to progress our kind, and the tireless pursuit of our great thinkers and scientists has allowed us to achieve great leaps and bounds throughout the ages. However, as much as we advance there are those discoveries that have been lost to us for whatever reasons that serve to remind us of what could have been. Here we have astounding, sometimes seemingly improbable breakthroughs that smash through our current understanding of our world, but which have slipped into the forgotten nooks and crannies of time.

    Some of the more mysterious and impressive of lost inventions are those from the ancient world, many of which were well ahead of their times and some which are thoroughly steeped in shadowy myth and lore. Perhaps the most well-known of these was a destructive weapon developed in the Byzantine Empire in the 7th century, and popularly known as “Greek Fire.” The material was more or less a volatile concoction that was sprayed from a type of cannon and which could supposedly ignite anything, continuing to burn without sputtering out and to destroy even upon water. This vast ability to annihilate the enemy in Naval battles made Greek Fire one of the most feared weapons of the time, and its manufacture one of the most jealously guarded military secrets of the Byzantine Empire.

    Greek Fire seems to have first mentioned by the historian Theophanes, who described its origins. It was written that the Emperor at the time, Konstantinos IV, had been desperately looking for some sort of secret weapon to use in the face of invaders from the Middle East, and it was then that he was approached by a Syrian refugee and chemist named Kallinikos. The Emperor took him in, and in return Kallinikos supposedly taught him the secrets of making Greek Fire, which was then used to horrific effect and resounding success in a naval battle against Arab forces under the command of Khalif of Syria in 678 AD. The Greek Fire reportedly absolutely obliterated the enemy, who could find no effective way to put the ravenous flames out, saving the city of Constantinople in the process. According to the enemy, the only things that showed any promise at all of remotely stopping the fires were vinegar, sand, or urine, which could not be provided in the amounts needed to stop the onslaught. The secret weapon would then be effectively used for centuries against all who would defy them.

    While this particular origin story may be mythical, at least in parts, it is widely believed that Greek Fire was indeed a real thing, and that it was likely developed and perfected over many years by various chemists working in unison. Not surprisingly, considering it was seen as such a decisively devastating weapon in Naval battles, many other powers wished to gain the secrets to its formula for themselves, but the exact recipe was so intensely guarded that only a very few were said to have even known how to make it. In addition to the actual recipe for Greek Fire, there was a certain set of steps required to make it work, and even when Bulgar nomads managed to capture a sizable batch of the stuff in 814, they were apparently unable to discern how to turn it into the fearsome weapon they knew it to be. Even when a purportedly leaked recipe for Greek Fire was released in the book Book of Fires for the Burning of Enemies, no one who read it could actually make it work, and it seems there were many parts that had to come together just right, including the siphon delivery systems, for the material to be properly unleashed in all of its blazing, ravenous glory.

    In this sense, the secret of Greek Fire and its utilization were kept safe from the world for centuries, and was never once successfully stolen by the enemy. However, this obsessive secrecy had a drawback in that it meant that the few who actually knew the secrets were unwilling to share them, and when they died the secrets died with them. This turns out to be exactly what happened, and the ingredients, handling, and methods needed to create Greek Fire have been thoroughly and forever lost to the sands of time, although there are some guesses and there have been numerous attempts to recreate it. It is thought that it used some sort of resin mixed with crude oil and other chemicals, and that it was likely a liquid, but that is about all we know. Although mankind in its infinite innovation for destruction has created serviceable replacements, such as napalm, the secret of the original Greek Fire remains an incomprehensible mystery.

    Just as destructive and every bit as cloaked in mystery is an invention supposedly developed in the 3rd century BC by the ancient Greek engineer and mathematician Archimedes, of the city-state of Syracuse, then a part of ancient Greece. Among his many accomplishments during his life, such as the calculation of pi, Archimedes was also known to dabble in creating various machines of war for use against the Romans, such as catapults and even a massive metal claw that could be used to pick up and sink ships, and he once boasted, “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I will move the world.”

    Among these colorful and elaborate weapons was something he came up with that has gone on to be rather aptly called “The Archimedes Death Ray.” It supposedly consisted of a series of enormous mirrors that were arranged in such a precise way as to catch and focus sunlight to such a ferocious intensity that it could spontaneously ignite and burn Roman ships off the coast up to 1,000 feet away. According to the ancient historian Galen, the death ray was used to great effect during the Roman siege of Syracuse, destroying many enemy ships with its blazing, unstoppable rays. However, over the centuries all other records of the weapon and any hint of how it was built have been lost.

    In recent times there have been various efforts to try and recreate the “Archimedes Death Ray.” The most famous example was two episodes of the television show Mythbusters, but they couldn’t figure out how to make it work. Then a group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) managed to set alight a replica Roman ship measuring 10 feet long, but the whole process took a total of 10 minutes, and this plus other factors make this is all a questionable result at best. The model ship was motionless at the time, with no accounting for the motion of the waves that would be expected, and furthermore, the time from ignition to fire was 10 minutes, which seems a bit long to be of any practical value in a high stakes battle in the middle of chaos. There is also the fact that Archimedes’ Death Ray never caught on as a popular or widely used weapon, and was only mentioned a handful of times. As Archimedes biographer Sherman K. Stein writes:

    Had the mirrors done their work, they would have become a standard weapon; yet there is no sign that they were added to the armaments of the time.

    Nevertheless, the lost invention has remained the focus of many a discussion, and is speculated and debated upon to this day. Another infamous weapon of war from ancient times is a material known as Damascus steel, which originated in the Middle East and was used to fashion swords and other blades for millennia. Named after the famed city of Syria, weapons made with this mysterious breed of steel were known for the distinctive patterns within the steel itself. Damascus blades were long considered to be legendary, with many abilities and characteristics attributed to them. They were said to hold their edge exceptionally well, were considered to be almost supernaturally sharp, able to cut clean through other lesser swords without losing sharpness, and were also renowned for their incredible durability and toughness, which were said to be far beyond that of a normal blade. Some legends say that they were literally unbreakable, and that they could cleanly slice in half a human hair falling upon them.

    A replica Damascus steel blade

    Due to these purported remarkable properties, it is understandable that Damascus steel weapons were highly prized and sought after, but towards around the 17th century their production dropped off until they apparently went extinct, with the secrets of their production and manufacture lost for the very same reasons that those of Greek Fire were also lost. There were just a few master sword smiths who knew the exact balance of ores and the technique for making them, and this was always a carefully guarded secret that very often went with them to the grave. Indeed, we still have no idea how the steel and its blades were created, and the swords and knives available today which are labelled as “Damascus Steel,” are merely approximations of what they may have been like.

    It is thought that the secret to the amazing qualities of these weapons lies in the unique raw materials that were used, and that these ores may have simply been depleted and used up over time, making it now impossible to fashion one even if one knew how. Many of the unique properties of the steel are also attributed to the manufacturing process and the impurities in the blades that it produced, with elements such as tungsten or vanadium likely present, and there are even theories that the steel was imbued with naturally occurring nanowires and carbon nanotubes, which would account for its legendary toughness and resilience. Whatever the case may be, the secret to the correct combination of materials and forging techniques needed to produce a Damascus steel weapon have been lost to the ages.

    Not every mysterious lost invention is related to destruction and warfare, and indeed another legendary example is a material from the reign of Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar, that was referred to as Vitrum Flexile, or “flexible glass.” This was supposedly a type of extraordinary glass that would not break or shatter, but rather bend, and which could be hammered back together to repair any cracks or dents. It was said to have been invented by a craftsman by the name of Isadore of Seville, and according to an early account by Petronius, the mysterious craftsman one day presented a bowl made of the material to the Emperor, who had then thrown it to the floor. However, instead of shattering into pieces as would be expected, the miracle material simply bent inward, and could be easily repaired by simply hammering the dent out, resulting in the bowl being as good as new, with no hint at all of having received any damage.

    Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar

    According to the tale, the inventor told the Emperor that he was the only one who knew the secret of how to make the flexible glass, after which he was beheaded in order to keep the invention under wraps and to prevent undermining the value of gold and silver. The story would later be retold by Pliny the Younger and then Cassius Dio, who speculated that the inventor had perhaps been a powerful alchemist or magician. It is unknown if this was ever a real material or not, but there are currently efforts to develop something very much like it in the modern world, so perhaps this was just an innovation that was well ahead of its time. Neither the mystery of Vitrum Flexile nor its method of manufacture have been explained.

    Yet another invention from Roman times that has been lost to us is that of the so-called “Roman Concrete.” The Romans put to use a peculiar blend of concrete that allowed them to build some of their most astounding architectural creations. Roman concrete was extremely resistant to the effects of seawater, wind, weather, and cracking, and indeed outshines even the most advanced concrete mixtures today. It is precisely the reason why so many iconic Roman structures still stand in relatively good condition even thousands of years later. The thing is, this formula has been lost to the tides of time and no one really knows how they made it, other than that they likely used volcanic ash. Other than this, how they managed to create such structures to withstand the sea and the elements for so long remains unknown, and efforts to reproduce it based on the few remaining written records have proved unsuccessful.

    Another beneficial Roman invention that we have lost is a concoction known as Mithridatium, named after the king Mithridates VI of Pontus, also known as Mithradates VI Eupator Dionysus and Mithridates the Great, who supposedly discovered it. A notorious emperor known for indiscriminate killing, Mithridates racked up quite a rogue’s gallery of enemies during his tenure as ruler, and as such became absolutely obsessed with the idea that he would be poisoned. Indeed his own father had been killed in such a way, and he was convinced that he was at the heart of an assassination conspiracy. To this effect, he supposedly began to work in unison with his court physician, Crateuas, to craft an almighty elixir that would render any poison worthless.

    Mithridates VI of Pontus

    The two supposedly went about testing and perfecting a wide range range of toxins, venomous, medications, and concoctions, which they tested on prisoners in the hopes of finding a universal antidote to all poisons. He was apparently successful, because it is written by such well-known intellectuals of the day as Pliny the Elder that he managed to develop a daily supplement to take that would purportedly protect him from all forms of poisons, and which was said to be composed of 54 different ingredients mixed and matched in precise quantities.

    The result was that Mithridates was purportedly able to ingest any toxin known to man without suffering any ill effects, and it was apparently so effective that Mithridates would perform public exhibitions in which he would willingly be subjected to all manner of lethal toxins without any ill effect whatsoever. Indeed the antidote was so effective that it apparently thwarted his attempt to kill himself with poison in 63 BC, forcing him to take his own life by sword. He had, for all intents, crated a universal, cure-all antidote for any known poison. The drug, which would be known as Mithridatium, was apparently highly sought after during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, but the secret would die with him. In later years, a supposed handwritten recipe for the concoction was found in a cabinet at his home, but no one was able to make it work, and various efforts to try and recreate it have failed. The secret to this universal cure-all for poison, or even whether it ever really existed at all or was a sham, have been lost to time, although there were skeptics even in ancient times, with Pliny saying of Mithridates:

    The Mithridatic antidote is composed of fifty-four ingredients, no two of them having the same weight, while of some is prescribed one sixtieth part of one denarius. Which of the gods, in the name of Truth, fixed these absurd proportions? No human brain could have been sharp enough. It is plainly a showy parade of the art, and a colossal boast of science.

    Moving on into more modern times, we have still more mysterious supposed inventions that could have had world changing implications. In the 1970s, a man named Thomas Ogle claimed to have developed a new type of car carburetor that supposedly could make gasoline into a pressurized vapor and utilize it on the engine’s firing chambers in an incredibly super efficient manner, allowing vehicles to allegedly run over 100 miles to the gallon. In addition, Ogle claimed that any car could be modified to use the new system easily and for not much additional cost, making the whole thing seem almost too good to be true. Ogle himself showed off a Ford Galaxie that had supposedly been fitted with the new miracle carburetor and was clocked at around 113 miles to the gallon.

    Thomas Ogle

    Unfortunately we will never know. Ogle died in 1981 without ever having divulged just how the vapor carburetor worked, and even his death has sparked controversy, with some saying he was intentionally poisoned by someone within the big gasoline companies who stood to lose the most from such an innovative product. Considering that no one has ever been able to replicate the process, it has been speculated that the whole thing could have been a hoax, with Ogle simply showing an illusion utilizing hidden fuel tanks, but other have defended his invention as having been real, and in the end the fact is we simply don’t know. All we know is that it would have been a revolutionary development way ahead of its time.

    Also in the 1970s was the development of a material that was claimed to be the most incredible heat shield humanity has ever devised or even imagined. The material was called Starlite, and was supposedly created by an amateur chemist and producer of hair products named Maurice Ward, who created it in his garage by accident using common and easily accessible ingredients. After many iterations of the material he claimed that it could be simply sprayed onto any object and make it virtually impervious to heat. To demonstrate it Ward would spray it on his hand and run a flame over it to ill effect, coat eggs with it and put them under an assault by blowtorch only to show that the insides were still raw and the shell cool to the touch, and even subject the material to a concentrated laser beam running at around a diamond melting 10,000°C without showing any stress. When subjected to a test simulating a nuclear blast a Starlite coated slab only showed a small scorch mark, and many of these tests were done under scientific conditions or even televised on national TV.

    Hailed as a wonder material, Starlite is mostly considered to have been very real, and Ward was in talks to have it mass produced by many high level companies and even NASA, but could never agree to the terms or reach a deal, all negotiations falling through in the end mostly due to Ward’s own greed and insistence on keeping 51% of any proceeds from his invention. Before he was able to ever find an agreement he was comfortable with, Ward died in 2011 and took his jealously protected secret with him to the grave. Ward had in the past claimed that some of his closest family knew the secret to Starlight’s creation, which was allegedly disarmingly easy, but no one has come forward to conclusively show that this is the case. This potentially groundbreaking invention will probably be forever lost to us, and if you want to read about it more in detail you can check out an article I wrote on it here at MU some time ago.

    In the 1990s there was another supposed invention brought forward relating to computers, when a Dutch man named Jan Sloot claimed that he had discovered a revolutionary new digital coding system that enabled immense amounts of data to be compressed into a very tiny amount of storage space. The kind of compression rates he was talking about were far beyond anything available at the time, and indeed beyond what we have available today, able to supposedly smash down an entire movie into just 8KB of space. He also claimed that he could play up to 16 movies at the same time running on just a 64KB chip and without first copying it to the computer’s hard drive.

    It was all so amazing that Sloot had people definitely interested in investing in the technology, but nothing ever went through because Sloot would end up dead, apparently the day before he was to give up the secret to it all. No one really knew how it all worked except Sloot himself, and additionally there was supposedly a floppy disc holding the compiler that could not be located. It the intervening years the supposed remarkable invention has been picked apart and speculated upon, with some saying that it would be impossible based on current file compression knowledge, and others saying that Sloot had merely found an ingenious way to get around the physical limitations.

    The most controversial of all of these is perhaps a claim in 1989 that a team of scientists had achieved a theoretical process through which nuclear reactions could be obtained at room temperature for the purpose of producing energy, usually called “cold fusion.” In theory it should be impossible, as fusion typically occurs under immense pressure and millions of degrees of heat in places such as the centers of stars. Cold fusion is a concept so alien to what we know that there has never been any workable accepted theory as to how it could be accomplished, but that didn’t stop many from trying, and some claimed success.

    In 1989 there was an experiment carried out by the electrochemist Martin Fleischmann and colleague Stanley Pons, who created an apparatus which they claimed could produce “anomalous heat” through a cold fusion process. They purportedly did this all through electrolysis of heavy water on the surface of a palladium electrode, and at the time it was exciting development because it held the promise of solving the world’s energy crisis, but since it was against everything we know about fusion it was also immediately met with skepticism. Additionally, there was much made of the flaws in the experiment, and no one seemed to be able to replicate the results. Although some teams continue to pursue cold fusion, it is mostly considered by mainstream science to be a dead end, and it is unknown if Fleischmann and Pons managed to actually pull it off or not.

    This is by no means a complete list of all of the amazing discoveries we have made as a species over the ages that have, for one reason or other, been lost to us in time, for better or worse. There are many others, and while many seem to hold almost a mythical quality to them one cannot help but wonder how the world may have been different if they had come to fruition in their respective times. There is doubt that some of these were ever real to begin with, but they paint a picture of a dogged quest along  path of discovery and understanding that has hit some bumps in the road. These supposed inventions remain lost to use, ciphers in the mist, which stir the imagination but which have been forever buried within the sands of time. }

    28-12-2017 om 12:59 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.“Something” Is Being Monitored In Space!

    “Something” Is Being Monitored In Space!

    Something strange is going on, especially if we know that within 5 days, from December 22 to December 26, 2017 four superpower Nations; US, Russia, Japan and China have carried out rocket/missile launches, all carrying satellites.

    December 22, 2017: US (SpaceX) – Payload: 10 Satellites.
    December 22, 2017: Japan – Payload: 2 Satellites.
    December 26, 2017: Russia – Payload: 1 Satellite.
    December 26, 2017: China – Payload: Unknown number of Satellites.

    Note: For unknown reason Russia has lost contact with its satellite after the launch on December 26.

    These launches at almost the same time are no coincidence and although it said that all these satellites are communication and weather satellites, we may wonder whether that is actually the case or that the real purpose of the payload is meant to monitor “Something” in space.


    28-12-2017 om 12:42 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.UFO? No, It's a SpaceX Rocket! These Falcon 9 Launch Photos Are Just Amazing

    UFO? No, It's a SpaceX Rocket! These Falcon 9 Launch Photos Are Just Amazing

    28-12-2017 om 01:24 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.NASA Is Considering Sending a “Dragonfly” Drone to an Alien World

    NASA Is Considering Sending a “Dragonfly” Drone to an Alien World

    Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is a promising candidate for extraterrestrial life. NASA may be sending a "Dragonfly" drone to explore Titan's surface.


    With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the search for extraterrestrial life. While our knowledge of Saturn’s largest moon grew tremendously thanks to the now-defunct Cassini mission, the question of whether Titan is home to primitive lifeforms remains a mystery. Now, NASA’s recent selection of Titan as a possibility for further exploration under its next New Frontiers mission indicates they might want more answers. Selected from a field of 12 possibilities, NASA chose a quad-copter known as “Dragonfly” as one of two finalists for its next nearly billion-dollar mission. The “Dragonfly” drone, like its namesake, would flit between different parts of Titan’s surface to study the moon’s landscape and its habitability.

    The other contender is a mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where a lander would snag a piece of the comet’s nucleus and return it to Earth for further study.

    The plutonium-powered drone would alternate between taking measurements on the moon’s surface and flying from one site to another, traveling tens to hundreds of kilometers with each flight.