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    In 2011 startte ik deze blog, omdat ik niet mocht stoppen met mijn UFO-onderzoek.

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    UFO'S - MET HET LAATSTE NIEUWS OVER UFO'S BOVEN BELGIË EN IN ANDERE LANDEN...
    UFO's in België en de rest van de wereld
    In België heb je vooral BUFON of het Belgisch UFO-Netwerk, dat zich met UFO's bezighoudt. BEZOEK DUS ZEKER VOOR ALLE OBJECTIEVE INFORMATIE ww.ufo.be. Verder heb je ook het Belgisch-Ufo-meldpunt en Caelestia, die prachtig, doch ZEER kritisch werk leveren, ja soms zelfs héél sceptisch... Voor Nederland kan je de mooie site www.ufowijzer.nl bezoeken van Paul Harmans. Een mooie site met veel informatie en artikels. MUFON of het Mutual UFO Network Inc is een Amerikaanse UFO-vereniging met afdelingen in alle USA-staten en diverse landen. MUFON's mission is the analytical and scientific investigation of the UFO- Phenomenon for the benefit of humanity... Je kan ook hun site bekijken onder www.mufon.com. Ze geven een maandeliiks tijdschrift uit, namelijk The MUFON UFO-Journal. Since 02/01/2013 is Pieter not only president (=voorzitter) of BUFON, but also National Director MUFON / Flanders and the Netherlands. We work together with the French MUFON Reseau MUFON/EUROP.
    28-02-2018
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.UFO’s Are Real, And This Recent UFO Incident Above The Skies Of Oregon Confirms It

    In October of 2017, a mysterious object overflew the skies above Oregon and quickly turned into a massive UFO hunt. 

    What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by commercial pilots traveling northward over Oregon.

    Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible to radar, and the F-15’s could catch up with the mystery craft.

    Image Credit: Shutterstock

    An audio recording released this month reveals confusion between pilots, the control tower and radar operators after they detected a mysterious flying object in the skies of the state of Oregon, in the United States, which they failed to identify.

    The UFO was spotted on October 25 last year at 4:30 pm (local time) when air traffic controllers noticed the presence of an object flying at high speeds on its radar.

    Upon perceiving what they presumed was an unauthorized flight, a radar operator alarmed the authorities of Sector 31 of the Oakland Control Tower.

    At that time, the unknown object traveled over Crater Lake to the valley of Willamette and moved “very fast at 37,000 feet.”

    You know that target south of the boundary there that 0027 code moving very fast at 37,000? asked the Radar Operator.

    Oakland Center Controller responded: “Oh, look at that thing, to what the Radar Operator responded, yeah, that’s, uh, crazy.”

    Oakland Center Controller asked: “Huh, um… and you don’t have anything on him, huh?

    I got nothing,” responded the Radar operator.

    It was cause for real concern, as the mysterious craft did something extremely dangerous; it suddenly turned into a crowded stream of commercial airliners, where it disappeared from radar, but not from sight. The UFO was not responding to any radio calls and did not have a functioning transponder, reports The War Zone.

    Soon after, confused commercial airliner pilots started calling in the reports, saying that they saw a large white aircraft traveling alongside them at a distance.

    “Hey, it’s United 612, it’s just a white speck out there, I mean we can see it, but there’s no identification on it, just uh, that it’s there,” reported one of the pilots.

    The Air Force was also aware of the mystery encounter and followed to contact closely. The USAF’s Western Air Defense sector jumped into action.

    In order to solve the mystery to what Radar and Flight control picked up, US Air Force F15C Eagles, from Portland’s 142nd Fighter Wing were scrambled to intercept the UFO and take a closer look. However, despite the Fighter Jets’ powerful sensors and speed, they could not catch up with the UFO, which eventually disappeared both from radar and sight.

    What the mystery craft was, remained a mystery as neither commercial airliner pilots nor Air Force pilots were able to identify it.

    What do we know about it? It was big, it was whiteish in color, it flew at approximately 37,000 feet, and it was moving relatively fast, about the same speed as surrounding commercial airliners. The UFO, however, appeared and disappeared from radar, and was not emitting any signals. Furthermore, the UFO always stayed at the edge of the visual range, which made it nearly impossible for pilots to identify it.

    The radar and audio recordings released to the public reveal what can easily be said as one of the most mysterious UFO encounters.

    Whether the object was a man-made aircraft or visitors from another planet, we don’t know, but anything is possible until it’s proven otherwise.

    Read more about the UFO encounter on The War Zone.

    https://www.ancient-code.com/ }

    28-02-2018 om 23:51 geschreven door peter

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    Categorie:ALIEN LIFE ( FR. , NL; E )
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Most remarkable UFO sightings in February 2018

    Most remarkable UFO sightings in February 2018

     
    february-ufos
    Most remarkable UFO sightings in February 2018 by www.Latest-UFO-Sightings.net.

    11th Februray 2018; unidentified flying object in the sky – Hungary


    11th Februray 2018; UFO following a plane – Brooklyn, New York


    20th Februray 2018; fireballs – Laguna Beach, California


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

    28-02-2018 om 23:34 geschreven door peter

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    Categorie:LATEST UFO-NEWS ( ENG)
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.The Truth About Aliens Is Beyond Imagination

    The Truth About Aliens Is Beyond Imagination

    The governments know the full extent of the ETs and UFOs. They have known since the 1940's. They keep it from us because they don't want us to know about the technology because then we will live free from the use from gas oil or coal ... and the powers that be don't want that they want to keep robbing and enslaving us. They are here already and have been for a long time.

    https://www.disclose.tv/ }

    28-02-2018 om 23:22 geschreven door peter

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    Categorie:ALIEN LIFE ( FR. , NL; E )
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Secret Space Program: Faster than Light Technology is Real

    Secret Space Program: Faster than Light Technology is Real

    This is why there are no space shuttles, we don't need them.

    NASA has gone basically underground, we are out there way out there! Black ops are at least 50 to 100 years ahead of what we know, your smartphone is old news!

    This video takes the audience through a series of revelations as to how remarkable breakthrough technology, may have been back-engineered from recovered or captured off-world vehicles.

    https://www.disclose.tv/ }

    28-02-2018 om 23:16 geschreven door peter

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    Categorie:ALIEN LIFE ( FR. , NL; E )
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Deep Bore Into Antarctica, Scientists Found Something Unexpected

    Deep Bore Into Antarctica, Scientists Found Something Unexpected

    Without the ice shelves pushing back the ice, the global sea level would increase rapidly. What do you think of this new finding about the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica?

    Learn more:

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/ross-ice-shelf-bore-antarctica-freezing/

    https://www.disclose.tv/ }

    28-02-2018 om 23:09 geschreven door peter

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    Categorie:Diversen (Eng, NL en Fr)
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Enormous structure hidden under the ice sheet of Antarctica has become visible

    Enormous structure hidden under the ice sheet of Antarctica has become visible

    The structure is 300 meters long, width measures between 30 – 50 meters and walls of 10 meters high.

    The source with some pics and the (Google Earth) coordinates:

    ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.nl/...

    It looks quite natural, imo.

    https://www.disclose.tv/ }

    28-02-2018 om 22:26 geschreven door peter

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    Categorie:Diversen (Eng, NL en Fr)
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Could Methane on Saturn's Moon Enceladus Be a Sign of Life?

    Could Methane on Saturn's Moon Enceladus Be a Sign of Life?

    28-02-2018 om 22:13 geschreven door peter

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    Categorie:ASTRONOMIE / RUIMTEVAART
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Water may be all over the Moon, giving new hope for sustained life

    Water may be all over the Moon, giving new hope for sustained life

    By Chris Ciaccia | Fox News

    It may not be as widely available as say a bottle of Poland Spring, but the water on the Moon may be more accessible than first thought, giving new hope for its potential.

    The analysis, which appeared in the journal Nature Geoscience earlier this month, may wind up letting researchers understand where the water comes from. It could also indicate whether it could be used to sustain life or for conversion into rocket fuel, breaking it down into its base elements, hydrogen and oxygen.

    "Regardless of the specific composition or formation mechanism, we conclude that OH/H2O [Hydroxide/Water] can be present on the Moon under thermal conditions more wide-ranging than previously recognized," the study's abstract reads. The study was conducted by Michael Poston, Joshua Bandfield, Rachel Klima and Christopher Edwards.

    LUNAR FOUNTAIN? ACCESSIBLE ICE COULD LURK IN MOON'S LAVA TUBES

    “By putting some limits on how mobile the water or the OH on the surface is, we can help constrain how much water could reach the cold traps in the polar regions,” said Poston in a NASA press release

    Water was first discovered on the Moon in 2009 by three spacecraft. However, it was believed up until now that the water was trapped in "cold traps" at the Moon's poles. That is no longer the case.

    According to NASA, a cold trap is a region that’s "so cold, the water vapor and other volatiles which come into contact with the surface will remain stable for an extended period of time, perhaps up to several billion years."

    It's still unclear how accessible the water is, but the study does suggest that it can be found on the lunar surface both during the day and the night.

    It's also unclear what its source is, though the team did not rule out that the water may be emanating from the Moon itself, via minerals.

    TRUMP WANTS TO SEE NASA BOOTS ON THE MOON

    “Some of these scientific problems are very, very difficult, and it’s only by drawing on multiple resources from different missions that are we able to hone in on an answer,” said NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter project scientist John Keller in the release.

    The study follows recent reports that suggest there may be an underground network of lava tubes on the Moon which may provide access to subsurface ice, as well as water.

    Follow Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia

    http://www.foxnews.com/ }

    28-02-2018 om 21:22 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.We’ve just found the earliest traces of hydrogen, showing when the first-ever stars ignited

    We’ve just found the earliest traces of hydrogen, showing when the first-ever stars ignited

     BY ALEXANDRU MICU 

    MIT and Arizona State University researchers are hot on the heels of the Universe’s first stars: they’ve traced the faint signals of hydrogen gas energized by stellar radiation just 180 million years after the Big Bang.

    Star.

    Image via Pixabay.

    Where does everything come from? That’s one of the questions people have been burning to answer since times immemorial. It’s a hugely complicated question, but science can offer some bits and pieces to start cobbling the answer together. A paper published today by MIT and Arizona State University researchers uncovered a fundamental one such piece: the earliest evidence of hydrogen gas and the earliest evidence of stars igniting that we’ve ever seen.

    The gas from whence we came

    Using a table-sized radio antenna plopped down in a remote part of western Australia, dubbed EDGES (Experiment to Detect Global EoR Signature), the team managed to pick up trace signals generated by hydrogen gas, just 180 million years after the Big Bang. This is the earliest evidence we’ve ever seen for the presence of hydrogen in the early universe — a very important find, considering hydrogen is the simplest, and thus first, atom out there. The team was also able to determine that by this time, the gas bore traces of the first stars in the world.

    This is the first real signal that stars are starting to form, and starting to affect the medium around them,” says study co-author Alan Rogers, a scientist at MIT’s Haystack Observatory.

    What’s happening in this period is that some of the radiation from the very first stars is starting to allow hydrogen to be seen. It’s causing hydrogen to start absorbing the background radiation, so you start seeing it in silhouette, at particular radio frequencies.

    The EDGES instrument was designed to pick up radio signals generated during a time in the universe’s history known as the Epoch of Reionization, or EoR. It’s during this time that we think the first sources of light (such as stars) sprang up in the world, from a sort of cosmic primordial soup made up mostly of hydrogen gas. Not much else was happening before this time, mostly due to a lack of energy to change objects in the universe: hydrogen, for example, was virtually invisible, as its energy state made it indistinguishable from the surrounding cosmic background radiation.

    Horsehead.

    The dark Horsehead Nebula in the constellation Orion. Hydrogen corresponds to red.
    Image credits Ken Crawford.

    But the birth of these sources of light and energy ionized the hydrogen gas, changing its energy state, and making it release energy as radio waves — and that’s exactly what EDGES was designed to pick up.

    However, not all went according to plan. When the team looked at the frequency range the antenna was designed to pick up, between 100 to 200 megahertz, they hardly picked up any signal.

    Void-cold

    One explanation they came up with is that the theoretical models which we used to calculate what emissions this early hydrogen would give off overestimated the gas’ temperature. So they re-crunched the numbers, this time assuming that the hydrogen and its environment were at about the same, lower temperature. They decided their best bet was to search the 50 to 100 megahertz frequency range, so they returned their antenna and flipped the switch again.

    As soon as we switched our system to this lower range, we started seeing things that we felt might be a real signature,” Rogers says.

    The device picked up a flattened absorption profile (i.e. a dip in the radio wave-spectrum) centered around 78 megahertz. Rogers adds that the frequency corresponds to “roughly 180 million years after the Big Bang”, adding that “this has got to be the earliest” detection of a signal from hydrogen we yet have. To put things into perspective, we know that the universe is at least 11 billion years old, and most estimates place its age upwards of 13.5 billion years.

    The radio profile matches theoretical predictions of a star-hydrogen interaction. These early stellar bodies poured ultraviolet radiation out into the void, ionizing any surrounding body of hydrogen. As a result, the gas began to absorb background radiation, which changed the spin on its single electron. Ultimately, this change made the atoms emit, rather than absorb, radiation, at a characteristic wavelength of 21 centimeters, or a frequency of 1,420 megahertz — becoming, in effect, ‘visible’ for the first time.

    Red-shift affected these waves, so by the time it reached present-day Earth, it was somewhere in the range of 100 megahertz.

    But the dip in the radio spectrum was also stronger and deeper than the models predicted — suggesting that the hydrogen was indeed colder than previously assumed. The team estimates that the hydrogen gas and the universe as a whole must have been twice as cold as previously estimated, at about 3 kelvins, or -270.15 degrees Celsius / -454 degrees Fahrenheit.

    The edges of discovery

    Haystack EDGES.

    Image credits MIT / Haystack Observatory.

    The research is likely the best window we’ll have into the universe’s early history for a long time to come. It took an incredible scientific effort to obtain these results. It took years of hard work for engineers and scientists to design, re-design, and re-calibrate the EDGES instrument to even have a hope of picking up on these signals. Peter Kurczynski, program director for Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation in the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation, the organization that built EDGES, compares it to “being in the middle of a hurricane and trying to hear the flap of a hummingbird’s wing.”

    Sources of noise can be a thousand times brighter than the signal they are looking for,” he explains.

    It was built in the middle of Australia’s nowhere (which has to be at least nowhere squared) because it was the most remote place they could get to — and that limited interference from man-made radio signals, which would easily overpower any of the signals the antenna was designed to pick up on.

    It is unlikely that we’ll be able to see any earlier into the history of stars in our lifetimes,” lead author Judd Bowman of ASU says. “This project shows that a promising new technique can work and has paved the way for decades of new astrophysical discoveries.

    It’s also the first actual glimpse we get into this period of the universe, a particularly important one — these were, after all, the universe’s early days. The foundation of everything we see today was laid down during that Epoch.

    {https://www.zmescience.com/ }

    28-02-2018 om 21:05 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Astronomen detecteren signalen van eerste sterren in de kosmos - HLN.be

    Astronomen detecteren signalen van eerste sterren in de kosmos - HLN.be

    Bron: ANP

    (Archieffoto)

     Thinkstock (Archieffoto)
     Astronomen zijn erin geslaagd signalen te detecteren die te maken hebben met het verschijnen van de eerste sterren in het universum, 13,6 miljard jaar geleden, of dus kort na het ontstaan van het heelal. Dat staat in het wetenschappelijke vakblad Nature.

    De intensiteit van de waargenomen signalen laat veronderstellen dat het universum veel sneller is afgekoeld dan gedacht. Dit kan leiden tot het herzien van de kosmologische modellen, en het mogelijk beter begrijpen van de mysterieuze donkere materie, die voor telescopen onzichtbaar is.

    De bewuste astrofysici, onder wie Brian Schmidt, winnaar van de Nobelprijs voor Fysica in 2011, noemen de ontdekking “revolutionair”. Anderen roepen op tot “voorzichtigheid”. De observatie moet nog bevestigd worden door instrumenten en andere teams van wetenschappers.

    https://www.hln.be/ }

    28-02-2018 om 20:28 geschreven door peter

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    Categorie:HLN.be - Het Laatste Nieuws ( NL)
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Maan bevat meer water dan eerst gedacht - HLN.be

    Maan bevat meer water dan eerst gedacht - HLN.be

    Bron: Belga

     Thinkstock
     Dat er water te vinden is op onze maan, weten we al een tijdje. Nieuw onderzoek heeft nu echter uitgewezen dat die waterbronnen veel beter toegankelijk zijn dan eerst gedacht.

    Bijna een decennium geleden werd met sondes bevestigd dat er water is op de maan. De theorie luidde toen dat het vervat zat aan de polen in zogenaamde ‘cold traps’. Dat zijn gebieden die zo koud zijn dat waterdamp en andere vluchtige stoffen die met het oppervlak in aanraking komen gedoemd zijn om daar misschien wel miljarden jaren op rij stabiel te blijven. Maar nieuw en veelbelovend onderzoek zet die theorie op de helling, zo blijkt uit een recente publicatie in het vakblad Nature Geoscience gemeld.

    Twee maanmissies, de Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter en de Chandrayaan-1, geven aan dat het water op onze maan over het hele oppervlak verspreid kan zijn. Het zou dus niet beperkt zijn tot een bepaalde regio’s (zoals de polen) of vastzitten in een bepaald terrein (zoals kraters). Bovendien lijkt het water zowel dag als nacht aanwezig te zijn, voornamelijk in de vorm van OH (of hydroxyl). Dit bestaat uit één zuurstofatoom en één waterstofatoom. 

    Hoe toegankelijk het water is en waar het vandaan komt, is niet duidelijk. Maar mogelijk kan het uiteindelijk als drinkwater dienen, tot waterstof en zuurstof voor raketmotoren worden geconverteerd of tot lucht voor ruimtereizigers worden herleid. 

    https://www.hln.be/ }

    28-02-2018 om 20:10 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Robots Will Either Kill, Enslave or Save Humans

    Robots Will Either Kill, Enslave or Save Humans

    Should we fear robots or embrace them?

    That question gets more difficult to answer every day as new announcements are released about robotic achievements and advances in artificial intelligence. Just in the past week we’ve seen a realistic robotic dog that can open a door and fight off a human who tries to stop it, a realistic walking humanoid robot that puts out fires, a call to equip robots with kill switches, a warning that robots will use humans as guinea pigs and a call to be cautious rather than dystopic. Which one is it?

    Boston Dynamics, a world leader in robotics, released two videos of one of its latest inventions – a four-legged SpotMini robot dog that can open a door with its ‘mouth’. The popularfirst video shows how cute the robotic pet looks as it grabs the knob without the usual canine slobber, while the second, which is called “Testing Robustness,” shows the pit bull wannabe fighting off a human who tries to stop it. Here’s a telling statement from the second video’s commentary:

    “The ability to tolerate and respond automatically to disturbances like these improves successful operation of the robot. (Note: This testing does not irritate or harm the robot.)”

    What about irritating or harming humans?

    Not SpotMini but this is how it starts

    Next, the Italian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) released a video of its WALK-MAN humanoid robot performing a simulated disaster rescue operation during an industrial plant disaster where it walks into a room, turns off a leaking gas valve, clears out debris and operates a fire extinguisher. While not fully autonomous (yet), all it will take is for one WALK-MAN to rescue a baby in a fire to move humans to embrace it like the Sony Walkman of the 80s and 90s (which ultimately took control of how humans listen to music … coincidence?).

    Do we need to put a ‘kill switch’ or ‘kill chip’ in the brains of robots to stop them before their AI turns on their human overlords (if they even exist anymore) and kills their makers? Futurist Dr. Michio Kaku said in a Reddit Q/A session that he thinks it’s imperative to do this … and here’s why.

    I think we should chip their brain to shut them off if they have murderous thoughts.

    Murderous thoughts in robots! The plot of many sci-fi movies, which Dr. Kaku doesn’t see happening until 2100. But what about in the meantime? Fellow futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson has his own dystopian view of the future. He told The Sun he believes robots will act like rogue states and, as they gain more intelligence than humans, turn us into their own enslaved guinea pigs.

    We’ll have trained it to be like us, trained it to feel emotions like us, but it won’t be like us. It will be a bit like aliens off Star Trek—smarter and more calculated in its actions. It will be insensitive to humans, viewing us as barbaric. So when it decides to carry out its own experiments, with viruses that it’s created, it will treat us like guinea pigs.

    Guinea pigs of robots! Another great sci-fi plot that seems awfully close to reality – far sooner than 2100. Is there any hope for humans against robots and their murderous, rogue-state AI brains?

    “What we are faced with, this list suggests, is not an existential threat to humanity but sharper forms of the problems with which we are already grappling. AI should be seen not in terms of super-intelligent machines but as clever bits of software that, depending on the humans wielding them, can be used either for good or ill.”

    That’s from the new report, “The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation,” which says we should worry less about the robots themselves and more about humans panicking over the advance of said robots.

    Is this a good idea? We humans do tend to panic easily.

    Then again, how do we know this report wasn’t written by a robot as the next step in leading us complacently into its guinea pig lair?

    http://mysteriousuniverse.org/ }

    28-02-2018 om 19:53 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Obey and Bow Down to Your Alien Reptilian Overlords

    Obey and Bow Down to Your Alien Reptilian Overlords

    There have certainly long been plenty of reports of reptilian humanoids reported across cultures and all over the world, some of which I have covered here at Mysterious Universe before, and such beings have become intertwined with the myths and legends of many cultures throughout our planet. But taking it to the next surreal level is a rather persistent and pervasive conspiracy theory that not only are lizard people real, but that they are taking over the world as we know it. It is an idea so far out in the fringe that it is considered pretty out there even among other conspiracy theorists, yet it has managed to become rather stubborn and pervasive, an idea that has gained momentum and just will not go away, and the notion that we are in thrall to some mysterious race of reptilian overlords seems like it is here to stay for awhile.

    The main thrust of such bizarre theories originates with a man named David Icke. Originally a professional soccer player, before moving on in later years to the position of sportscaster, Icke’s calling took a sharp right turn into the bizarre when he had a “spiritual awakening” and became deeply interested in psychic abilities and various unexplained phenomena. He began to take up the reputation of being a psychic, making various predictions and outlandish claims, including one in which he insisted the world would end in 1997 (hint- it didn’t). He really found his true calling, however, when he latched onto the idea that ancient shape-changing reptilian aliens had come to Earth thousands of years ago and were in the process of infiltrating society for the sinister purposes of taking over the world to work towards some sort of New World Order.

    David Icke

    The theory first leapt out into the public consciousness with the publication of Icke’s book The Biggest Secret, in which he lays out the whole thing in great detail. According to Icke, his research showed that millennia ago a race of reptilian aliens called the the Anunnaki visited Earth and began to press us and mate with us, spreading out their bloodlines and working their way into society until they controlled all aspects of our life. Icke claimed that these creatures could shape-shift or possess humans, and they were claimed to have designed all of the world’s major religions, as well as government systems and other aspects of civilization as we know it, all while they fed upon us and performed human sacrifices and genetic manipulation on us.

    Icke claims that the presence of these beings was well-known amongst ancient peoples, and cites as proof several passages from religious books such as the Bible, where he claims there can be found references to these Reptilians and their efforts to interbreed with and control humans. He also cites the numerous references throughout cultures to the worship of reptile gods and other entities, such as the Mesopotamian reptile serpent god Quetzalcoatl, the reptilian Naga of India, and many others. This is all evidence of out ancestors having had contact with out reptilian overlords in ancient times, according to Icke. He would say of this incredible theory:

    I make these connections, not just from intuition, but from a tremendous amount of ancient and modern evidence that shows that this reptilian connection travels right through these thousands of years to the present day. Some of these references to serpents and dragons are obviously symbolic, not the least, the Kundalini energy and other things, but when you look at the evidence, there is a tremendous number of literal references to serpent people – serpent gods.

    Over the centuries these Reptilians interbred with us and spread out to the world along with humankind, and managed to insert themselves into important families and organizations, from which they control religion, the government, education, and of course the media. These creatures are apparently attracted to our planet because of the “vibrations” present here, plus the fact that we give them a chance to continue to reproduce. Icke said of this:

    The reptilians and other manipulating entities exist only just outside the frequency range of our physical senses. Their own physical form has broken down and they can no longer re-produce. Thus they have sought to infiltrate human form and so use that to exist and control in this dimension. They chose the Earth for this infiltration because it most resembles in vibration the locations from which they originate. These reptilians are addicted to the dense physical “world” and the sensations it offers and they have no desire to advance higher. Their aim in this period is to stop the Earth and incarnate humanity from making the shift from dense physical prison into multi-dimensional paradise.

    By having power in every single country, the Reptilians have created a global prison that people don’t even realize they’re in. The prison was created by drawing country lines, which leads to endless wars and conflicts. Another way they control humans is by distracting us with media, entertainment, and even politics. They’ve also made the population stupid and lazy by poisoning food, the air, and the water.

    A crucial aspect of all of this has been to create a network of mystery schools and secret societies to covertly introduce their agenda while, at the same time, creating institutions like religions to mentally and emotionally imprison the masses and set them at war with each other.

    One common theme with the whole Reptilian conspiracy is interbreeding with human and genetic experiments upon us. This mixing of their DNA with that of humans and other genetic doctoring has been claimed to have several purposes. One is to allow them to more completely blend in and infiltrate us, and another is that it was meant to limit our mental capacity in order to keep us meek, stupid, and compliant. According to Icke, this reptilian DNA lies dormant within many of us, waiting to be activated at a moment’s notice to serve the whims of our Reptilian overlords. His whole philosophy on this is quite complex, and at times really absolutely bonkers, but he says of it:

    These reptilians and their allies have corrupted Earth DNA with their own and this genetic infiltration lies dormant until it is activated by the vibrational fields generated by the Illuminati secret society rituals, and others in the public eye like the carefully designed coronations and official ceremonies of many kinds, including even the UK State Opening of Parliament and certainly those of the various religions.

    Once activated, the DNA opens the body to possession by these reptilians and other beings, and this is what is happening, for example, to Freemasons in the rituals that most of them deliver parrot fashion while having no idea of their vibrational significance. This is why the Illuminati are so obsessed with knowing a person’s bloodline. They know which have the potential for this activation and possession and which do not. The Mormon Church genealogical data base and now the DNA data banks are designed to identify those with the bloodline. These are the people who are given jobs and roles that serve the Illuminati agenda, while most of them have no idea what is really going on and what they are being used for. Their DNA is then activated and they go through a change of character (a phrase I have heard so many times in relation to such people once they advance in the system) and a very different consciousness takes over their mental and emotional processes.

    Each new generation of the Illuminati bloodline families is exposed to the appropriate ritual to activate their possession by the reptilian entities and so the cycle goes on. The phrase that comes to mind is “…forgive them for they know not what they do.

    This all goes very deep, according to Icke, with the bloodline of the aliens getting rather complex, and with a hierarchy involved with both the Reptoids themselves and the many hybrids they have spawned that are said to walk amongst us. In particular, Icke makes frequent mention of the difference between “full bloods,” meaning they are of or close to the original Reptilian alien stock, and hybrids, which are generally lower on the totem pole. Full bloods are claimed to be in possession of a vast array of powers, such as shape-changing, which is supposedly achieved through vibrations that trick the human mind into seeing what the Reptilian wants you to see, and other abilities such as mind-control. Hybrids, on the other hand, are said to lack these powers, look very much like humans without any obfuscation, and are often not even aware of their alien ancestry. These hybrids are apparently constantly manipulated and influenced by the pureblood ruling class towards their own agendas. Icke even claims that there are two different races of Reptilian; the winged Dracos and the more humanoid Reptoids. It is a lot to take in.

    Seeing as these Reptilians are said to be fond of taking over the wealthiest and most powerful of families and secret societies, it is perhaps no surprise that Icke names many of them as being without a doubt crawling with lizard people. The ever present conspiratorial society called the Illuminati is said to be basically Lizard Central, with many families of pureblood Reptilians in its ranks, and the mythology of this all incredibly complex and beyond the scope of what I plan to go into here, but which was written of extensively in Stewart A. Swerdlow’s book Blue Blood, True Blood: Conflict & Creation, which goes into considerable, meticulous detail on as to how the Reptilians are connected to the dealings of the notorious Illuminati.

    Of course, these alleged Reptilians can apparently be seen in powerful mainstream families politics, and other public figures and historical figures as well. The French king Charlemagne, the Pope, the Rockefellers, the powerful Rothschild family of Germany, the British Royal family, and many American presidents including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the Clintons, the Obamas, and the Bushes, and, yes, Trump, are all named as Reptilians in disguise. Countless entertainers are also accused of being Reptilians, including Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, and many others. Virtually everyone who is anyone is suspected by Icke of being a Reptilian or hybrid, and it all serves to keep us under control and subservient to our real, Reptilian masters.

    The media is also accused by Icke of being highly influenced by the Reptilians, and they supposedly use it as a tool to feed us a constant barrage of images and stories designed to dull our minds, usurp our common sense and rationality, and keep us asleep and “unconscious.” Adding to the list of conspiracies of plots perpetuated by the Reptilians is that they also seek to use medication and drugs such as alcohol to manipulate us, and that they have effectively corrupted our food and water supply with such insidious chemical agents. These are not really new ideas among those who distrust government and politicians in general, by it is all given a rather bizarre spin when it is all blamed on flesh-eating, shape-shifting reptilian aliens from beyond the stars looking to subjugate the human race for their own inscrutable purposes.

    This may all sound rather insane, and in many ways it perhaps is, yet Icke and others like him have still managed to draw large numbers of  people into these incredible theories and accusations. Websites and books on the Reptilian conspiracy go through great lengths to provide the “evidence,” and are often so dense with esoteric jargon and psuedo-science, and worded in such a way that it is easy to see how it might resonate with someone as true and how they might get sucked down into the rabbit hole to actually start believing this stuff. I waded through quite a bit of it while looking into this, and it is all admittedly an assault on the psyche that could very feasibly pull someone in, and by all accounts it already has. Indeed, it is estimated that a full 12 million Americans believe that this is all true, and that a secret race of Lizard People rule from behind the scenes pulling the strings and subjugating us through whatever means possible. In the end it is up to each individual to decide what one believes, but for this author if there are mysterious entities controlling our lives from the background, then I would say that it is not reptilian Lizard People. It is obviously the Greys.

    http://mysteriousuniverse.org/ }

    28-02-2018 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.VREEMDE CONSTRUCTIE WORDT ZICHTBAAR OP ANTARCTICA

    VREEMDE CONSTRUCTIE WORDT ZICHTBAAR OP ANTARCTICA

    Het ijzige continent Antarctica is niet altijd bevroren geweest en door de heftige aardveranderingen en de zogenaamde wobble van de aarde wordt het op sommige plaatsen kouder dan normaal en elders precies andersom.

    En dat betekent dan weer dat er op Antarctica dingen zichtbaar worden die voorheen verborgen bleven. 



    Wat het veroorzaakt, weten we niet precies. Het kan komen door de aardveranderingen waarbij het weer op sommige plaatsen anders wordt dan normaal of het kan een andere oorzaak hebben, maar op Antarctica wordt iets zichtbaar wat er voorheen niet was.

    Het ziet er ongeveer zo uit:

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    Het geheel is ongeveer 300 meter lang en de muren zijn tussen de 30 en 50 meter hoog.

    xxx

    Het is niet iets natuurlijks en wanneer je het wat verder uitvergroot ziet het er zo uit:

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    Het lijkt op de restanten van een gebouw of een nederzetting waar ooit mensen hebben gewoond.

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    Je kunt het ook zelf bekijken wanneer je de volgende coördinaten gebruikt:: 69°53'42.03"S 8°42'22.02"E

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    28-02-2018 om 18:13 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.VEEL 'TWEEDE ZONNEN" WAAR GENOMEN ( VIDEO )

    VEEL 'TWEEDE ZONNEN" WAAR GENOMEN ( VIDEO )

    Steeds vaker zie je beelden van mensen die vlak in de buurt van onze zon een "tweede zon" waarnemen, vooral bij zonsopkomst en -ondergang. 

    Al snel worden dit soort opnames verwezen naar het rijk der fabelen en afgedaan als lensflares, maar steeds vaker gaat ook die vlieger niet meer op. 



    Voor ons is het niet zo verrassend dat er steeds vaker een tweede zon wordt waargenomen. Maar, voor de meeste mensen is dit toch iets onvoorstelbaars, want er is toch helemaal geen vreemde planeet in ons zonnestelsel?

    Voor hen is het misschien toch wel schokkend om te zien dat er steeds vaker beelden worden gemaakt van een soort tweede zon. De positie waar deze wordt waargenomen kan behoorlijk variëren, zeker met zonsopkomst en -ondergang en is helemaal afhankelijk van de positie op aarde.

    Iemand aan wie we al vaker aandacht aan hebben besteed, is een dame uit West Virginia, Amber Williamson, die eind vorig jaar bijzondere opnames maakte. Deze zijn uitgebreid gecontroleerd door Marshall Masters en hij is ervan overtuigd dat ze echt zijn en bovendien heeft Amber deze tweede zon ook met het blote oog waargenomen.

    Zo maakte zij onlangs de volgende opnames tegen zonsondergang. Je ziet de normale zon en daarachter heel duidelijk een tweede planeet/zon. Deze opname is heel mooi, want het sluit een lensflare uit, simpelweg omdat de tweede zon zich achter de bomen bevindt, wat bij een lensflare niet kan.


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    De volgende opname is genomen door Philip Sinclair uit Somerset in de Amerikaanse staat Massachusetts. Ook deze foto is door Marshall Masters gecontroleerd en volgens hem echt en ook hier zie je de tweede zon gedeeltelijk schuil gaan achter wolken. Ook hier is de opname gemaakt tegen zonsondergang.

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    De volgende opname is niet tegen zonsondergang, maar wat eerder op de dag genomen door Steve Dix uit Flagstaff in de staat Arizona. Ook deze foto is na controle echt bevonden en laat duidelijk een tweede zon zien aan de hemel. (Redactie: wij hebben twijfels over of dit niet toch een lensflare is.)

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    De volgende opname is voor de verandering genomen tijdens zonsopkomst. Ook hier is heel duidelijk sprake van een tweede zon.

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    Aan de rechterkant de zon, links de tweede zon/planeet en ook hier geen sprake van een lensflare omdat ook hier de planeet gedeeltelijk achter de wolken schuil gaat.

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    De exacte locatie is niet bekend, maar zo te horen aan de stem van de vrouw in onderstaande video, ergens in Amerika. Wat deze video ook interessant maakt, is dat de vrouwe die deze heeft gemaakt ooit slechts enkele video's op haar kanaal heeft geplaatst en op het moment dat wij de video zagen deze slechts 22 keer was bekeken.

    Het heeft dan ook alle kenmerken van een echte opname en het is zeker niet de maan, want de opkomsttijd van de maan in Amerika was op de datum van 4 februari toen deze video werd gemaakt, pas 's avonds. 

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    28-02-2018 om 18:04 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.ALIEN MOTHERSHIP? Huge object seen ’releasing UFOs’ over city in bizarre video

    ALIEN MOTHERSHIP? Huge object seen ’releasing UFOs’ over city in bizarre video

    A HUGE craft has allegedly been recorded "releasing several smaller UFOs" over a city, a video report by conspiracy theorists claims. Footage released by YouTube UFO channel Thirdphaseofmoon shows what appears to be a cluster of lights hovering in the night sky.

    Then, one by one, the lights drop towards the ground as the so-called object above remains stationary.

    It is said to have been filmed in the skies above a city in Ukraine.

    Blake Cousins from the channel said: "Whatever it is, it is spitting out UFOs.”

    His brother Brett, who helps run the channel, added: “Something huge is up in the sky.

    “It is stationary, it’s not like a typical flair run of military aircraft.

    UFO-City

    YouTube

    DEBUNKED? Scott Brando says it was a known military operation.

    Something huge is up in the sky. It is stationary, it’s not like a typical flair run of military aircraft

    Brett Cousins

    “These are stationary and dropping multiple objects – it’s amazing.”

    Blake then rules out parachutists as being the cause, saying: “This is no aerial display that I’ve seen before.

    “This is maybe the best footage I’ve ever seen.”

    Around 20,000 people have already watched the clip online, Dailystar.co.uk reports.

    One viewer posted on YouTube: "That is unreal, what the hell is that?”

    Another added: “I never thought I would say this but that is an alien ship.”

    But a third was more sceptical, writing: “Large group of Chinese lanterns.”

    Scott Brando who runs debunking website Ufoofinterest.org said: "Those lights are not parachuters but military cluster flares during a usual military drill filmed several times in those skies."He provided a link to a YouTube video showing a similar operation.He later tweeted: "This cluster of lights suddenly appeared in the sky above the village of Novogradska in south-western #Ukraine are not #UFOs but were targets (parachuted flares) used during military drill involving Ukrainian Marines, confirmed by their spokesman."

    28-02-2018 om 17:39 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.New Satellite Will Shift Shape While in Space

    New Satellite Will Shift Shape While in Space

     
    IN BRIEF
    Can satellites shapeshift? Thanks to innovation from Britain, they will. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite will be the first commercial satellite to reconfigure in orbit.

    SHAPE SHIFTING

    While the U.S. and Russia often steal the scene when it comes to wondrous space missions, in Europe the U.K is launching a new satellite that is sure to surprise its international partners. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite, built by the firm Airbus, will be the first commercial satellite equipped to shapeshift while in orbit. Operators will be able to reconfigure the satellite in real time, modifying elements such as its frequency and the areas of the earth it covers.

    Speaking with Phys.org, Yohann Leroy, deputy CEO of French satellite operator Eutelsat, said that “what is really new is the level of flexibility that the satellite will provide […] thanks to a combination of technologies that we will put on board the satellite.”

    The satellite, set to launch in 2019, will have a 15-year lifespan — with an additional three years taken into consideration for building — and will use its ability to reconfigure to keep up with changing market conditions and differing regulatory parameters.  Instead of satellite makers having to predict the market or have their satellites become obsolete fast, the Eutelsat Quantum satellite boasts an extreme flexibility that will keep it ahead of the game.

    BRITISH SPACE

    To give one example of how a hyper-flexible satellite like this might be beneficial, take the marine industry. To track a terminal’s journey across an ocean, you would typically have to use multiple beams from various satellites to cover all of the different regions across the water. Using this tech, a single beam from this one satellite would do the job.

    Additionally, traditional satellites are often custom produced, which makes them unique but less adaptable. This satellite, however, would be built following a reproducible standard, which means it could be mass produced. While this may give pause to those concerned about space pollution, it would definitely improve access to satellite technology.

    It’s unclear yet whether or not such flexibility will become mainstream in the future, but the new model’s capabilities are promising. What is sure is that the U.K. is making headway in this ambitious niche of the space industry.

    https://futurism.com/ }

    28-02-2018 om 01:33 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Triangular Object Spotted “Dogfighting” With Two F-16s Inside Area 51

    Triangular Object Spotted “Dogfighting” With Two F-16s Inside Area 51

    Photos shot from UFO Seekers allegedly show unknown, triangular object interacting with two U.S. Air Force F-16s.

    On Feb. 15, 2017, UFO seekers Tim Doyle and Tracey Su were camping near Groom Lake to take pictures and film videos of activity in the skies inside Area 51. During their stay, they spotted a couple of F-16s dogfighting and snapped some shots at the jets. It wasn’t until they got back home, when they started reviewing the pictures, that they noticed a third unidentified aircraft that they described as a “triangular” object which appeared to be dogfighting the “Vipers” (as the F-16s are dubbed within the fighter pilots community).

    The video below includes the pictures shot by Tracey (go to 19:45).

    “We try to be a medium between the UFO Community and the Aviation Community. My dad worked at Plant 42 and other family had similar jobs. So people shouldn’t believe we would ever jump to advocating the existence of aliens or an alien craft at AREA 51. But that day we did catch a third craft, unfortunately we only used the photos in the video. All media from that trip was lost in a hard drive failure. In fact UFO Seekers lost over 5 months worth of media (6TB). It may have been a foreign aircraft as that is the primary purpose of the airspace at Groom Lake. Also I know the Air Force tests craft like the Polecat at the NTTR so it may have been an unmanned drone. But maybe, just maybe, it was something more,” said Tim in a message to The Aviationist.

    The two F-16s flying close to the mysterious object (highlighted). This is a screen grab from UFO Seekers video filmed close to Area 51.

    Here’s the mysterious object. (Screenshot from the UFO Seekers video).

    The resolution of images in the video does not allow a proper identification of the object which might well be a drone (or a distant manned aircraft…such as an F-117 that was spotted flying over Nevada with accompanying F-16, in the recent past). Assessing the size is also difficult: even though the perspective might be a factor here, the object seems to be smaller than the F-16s, but probably much larger than a micro-drone as the bird-sized Perdix drones, 103 of those, launched from three F/A-18F Super Hornets, took part in one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms over the skies of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California on Oct. 25, 2016. That said, the aircraft could be a prototype of some new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), maybe a UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle), a weaponized drone.

    Considered the position of the two fighters, rather than a dogfight, it seems that the jets were chasing the mysterious object rather than engaging it. Maybe they had just intercepted it in a simulated VID mission, or they were simply shadowing or filming a test flight. However, unlike what happened last year with the shots of the Su-27P dofighting with an F-16 inside Area 51, these new photos embedded in a YT video can’t provide a clear picture of the interaction.

    Anyway, what’s your opinion? Let us know.

    H/T @ufo_seekers

    28-02-2018 om 01:26 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Famous Black Knight UFO satellite myth 'solved' by YouTube novice in just 11 minutes

    Famous Black Knight UFO satellite myth 'solved' by YouTube novice in just 11 minutes

    From the nervous, shaky start, you can tell it's his first ever YouTube video. The narrator even apologised for his amateur presenting style and asked viewers to bear with him.

    But after an 11-minute DIY filming attempt, YouTube user NUA appears to have successfully debunked 1998 photographs of the so-called 'Black Knight satellite'.

    This month new video footage from UFO conspiracists, widely believed to be a CGI hoax, did the rounds on social media as alleged further proof of the mysterious alien satellite.

    Alien researchers have been calling the myth "one of the most convincing pieces of evidence for the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life" for the past 17 years, while some claim it has orbited Earth for at least 13,000 years.

    But NUA's video - titled "Black Knight Satellite UFO Documentary - Truth Exposed 2015 - (Debunked)" - claims to conclusively prove the 'Black Knight', as photographed in 1998 NASA images, was nothing more than a satellite thermal blanket lost by the crew of the Endeavor space shuttle as they worked on the developing the International Space Station (ISS).

    In his video, NUA compared NASA video of the Endeavor mission which shows a thermal blanket on the ISS.

    The same blanket is then seen being dropped by the crew as it tumbles away into space.

    Black-Knight

    NASA

    ALIEN SATELLITE? It appears to be just a NASA thermal blanket.

    It is just a thermal blanket

    NUA in his first video

    He highlights the blanket as being exactly the same shape as the 'Black Knight' in the 1998 pictures seized on by conspiracists and explains that the object only appeared to change shape because it was turning as it fell away.

    After releasing the pictures in 1998, NASA said it was a thermal blanket, but it did not stop a wave of conspiracists branding it a huge cover up.

    The legend of the alien satellite seems to have then been retrospectively dated back to 1899 when Nicola Tesla announced he was picking up radio waves coming from space, prompting people to suggest something alien was out there.

    Experiments in 1928 in Oslo, Norway, picked up the same signals.

    In 1954, US state newspapers carried quotes from Donald Keyhoe, a retired naval aviation major and UFO researcher, claiming the US Air Force had detected two satellites orbiting Earth, despite none yet being launched from our planet.

    Black-Knight

    NASA*YouTube

    NUA looked at the blanket from all angles to spot identical features.

    Time then ran a 1960 piece, following the launch of satellites from Earth, stating that the US Navy detected a dark object, possibly a Soviet spy satellite, with a highly irregular orbit.

    The myth developed in 1963 when NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper was reported as saying he had seen the 'Black Knight Satellite' while in space, but there was a media blackout upon his return and the US space agency allegedly put it down to cosmic hallucinations.

    It has been reported that a decade later in 1973, a researcher from Scotland, Duncan Lunan, looked back at the Norwegian scientists' data from 1928, before claiming the "messages" suggested the 'Black Knight' was sent by aliens from Epsilon Boötis, as a welcome message to Earth 12,600 years ago.

    Many sceptics claim the legend was retrospectively created after the 1998 pictures emerged, with the preceding odd events weaved into the story to make it more convincing.

    The noises from 1899 and 1928 remain a mystery, but the possible causes do not so far include an alien satellite, according to scientists.

    They insist research shows that in 1954 Mr Keyhoe had been promoting a UFO book and the articles had been written in a tongue-in-cheek fashion by the papers.

    Black-Knight

    NASA*YouTube

    Do you agree NUA has solved the Black Knight mystery?

    A follow-up, but less widely read, article in Time also confirmed that the strange satellite had in fact been the remains of an Air Force Discoverer satellite that had gone astray, they found.

    There are reports that Mr Cooper, although maintaining he saw a number of UFOs in space, never claimed to have seen the 'Black Knight satellite' on that mission or at all.

    Mr Lunan is also later reported to have denied suggesting any alien satellite had its origins 12,600 years ago and that his conclusion that the noises were a star map were from unscientific methods.

    Despite NUA's video, many UFO researchers refuse to believe the fabled 'Black Knight satellite' could be just a thermal blanket, insisting, it is a craft of solid construction.

    One 'Black Knight' believer posted online about the thermal blanket explanation: "Classic debunking (rubbish). The things these nutters will come up with just so someone will listen to them."

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.'UFO hovered over my head' Robbie Williams says a flying saucer came close enough to hit

    'UFO hovered over my head' Robbie Williams says a flying saucer came close enough to hit

    ROBBIE Williams claims a flying saucer once hovered over his head and was so close he could have hit the UFO with a tennis ball and the pop legend insists he was stone cold sober at the time. The former Take That star says the UFO was so close he could have hit a tennis ball at it had he been holding one and a racket.

    He revealed the close encounter of the third kind in a revealing interview with Australian show 60 Minutes.

    Instead of his usual colourful tales of his wild alcohol and drug-fuelled party days, Robbie came clean about the extraterrestrial encounter.

    He said: “I’ve seen one right above me. If I got a tennis ball out I could have hit it

    “I’ve seen a few strange things. I’ve experienced phenomena I can’t explain.”

    Robbie-UFO

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    Robbie Williams is the latest star to come out as a UFO believer.

    I’ve had a UFO right above my head, totally sober.

    Robbie Williams

    Robbie, 44, claimed all of his close encounters have come in Britain and the United States, describing them as “intriguing and powerful”.

    Clearly shocked, journalist Liam Bartlett hit back, saying: “Hang on. For the record, no substance was involved?”

    Robbie replied: “No, no substance was involved at all."

    And this is not the first time Robbie has recounted the tale.

    Last year, he told Irish radio: “I’ve had a UFO right above my head, totally sober.

    “Less than a 150ft above my head and there it was.”

    Robbie is currently on the mend after a health scare in December that forced him to cancel his final two European tour dates.

    Yesterday, he revealed that he now prefers being called Rob, rather than his “showbiz name” Robbie.

    He has yet to give details of the size or ship of the UFO he saw, or even location, but no doubt UFO investigators will be keen to know more.

    The singer is also not the only 1990s northern music sensation to claim to have seen a UFO at close hand.

    In 2015 Madchester legend Shaun Ryder told how he came face to face with a huge UFO hovering over his back garden.

    The Happy Mondays and Black Grape lead singer claims he was not tripping on magic mushrooms or other hallucinogenics when a 20ft by 10ft flying saucer appeared over him in South America.

    And The Beatles legend, the late John Lennon once told how he was with his secretary May Pang at his New York apartment on August 23 1974 when a flashing UFO appeared.

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Alien bases hidden across UK claims conspiracy theorist after 20-year old UFO snap emerges

    Alien bases hidden across UK claims conspiracy theorist after 20-year old UFO snap emerges

    ALIEN bases are hidden across Britain, one of the top UFO hunters has claimed as he suggested extraterrestrial life is working with the military underground. Scott C Waring, editor of Ufosightingsdaily.com, claims aliens are secretly working with the British military in hidden underground bases.

    Alien conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that there are hidden underground bases in the US, where alien visitors held the US Air Force reverse engineer their flying saucer technology.

    However, it has not widely been claimed there are any in the UK.

    The alien base conspiracy theory ties in with other claims that the US Government has known for years that aliens visit earth but keeps it hidden from the public for fear of the impact the knowledge would have on religion and the rule of law.

    Mr Waring published an article on hos website which claimed there was no proof of alien bases in the UK - due to an historic UFO sighting that has just emerged.

    UFO-Bases

    MUFON

    Scott C Waring claimed there are UK alien bases after a 20-year-old UFO snap emerges.

    There is just too much evidence coming from GB to deny the existence of aliens any longer. The truth is, we are not alone, and never have been.

    Scott C Waring

    In his article entitled "Black Disk Seen In Sky Over Great Britain, Proof Alien Bases Exist In GB" he said the sighting took place on March 8 1998, in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, but has just been reported to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON.)

    US-based MUFON is the world's biggest organisation dedicated to UFO investigation and it keeps a global database of sightings going back years.

    Mr Waring, now based in Taiwan, said: "I really like this photo. It shows a classic shaped UFO in the far distance above Great Britain.

    "There is just too much evidence coming from GB to deny the existence of aliens any longer.

    "The truth is, we are not alone, and never have been."

    UFO-UK

    MUFON

    UFO? A close up of the alleged UFO taken 20 years ago.

    In a report to MUFON, the original witness, who has not been named, said: "I had just bought a new camera and was trying it out by swizzling around and snapping pictures to see if the was any blurring.

    "I took about ten pictures doing the same thing and I only looked at the first couple and they seemed good quality.

    "So I downloaded them into a file on my computer and never thought any more about it.

    "Then I acquired a program called Picasa which found lots of photos on my computer looking through them I spotted this one I thought it might have been a bird in flight and passed it by. "I have never bothered to much about it and it might be nothing at all, I will let you judge."

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Argentina: UFOs Over a Rural Service Station in Entre Rios

    Argentina: UFOs Over a Rural Service Station in Entre Rios


    Source: AHORA (Argentina)
    Date: 02.26.2018
    A report by Elias Moreira Aliendro


    Argentina: UFOs Over a Rural Service Station in Entre Rios

    The mysterious lights were recorded and shared on social media, where cybernauts were consulted as to their opinion of what the objects might be in an effort to arrive at a logical explanation. What could be involved here? See the photos.

    Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) were seen last night over the rural region of El Quebracho, Department of La Paz, over the premises of a local filling station.

    The lights that could be seen and recorded by witnesses were shared on social media, where an effort to find a logical answer to the mystery was made. What could the lights have been?

    "When we began asking questions, some suggested it could be a rebound effect of artificial lights, since there are dancing establishments in the local canyons. However, given the distance from where the place the photo was taken and Santa Elena, which is the nearest community, we don't believe those two single lights could have been the result," wrote local journalist Oscar Cuenca.

    A major fire was unleashed in Granja Tres Arroyos, very near the area, causing considerable smoke over the region. "Given the density of the smoke in the air, others think a tube-shaped beam of light would have been necessary for the images to have been produced by a projector," said the reporter.

    "Ultimately, others said on account of that the thickness of the smoke in the air, the luminous effect was caused by the atmosphere itself, as it was a clear night."

    [Translation (c) 2018 IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos, Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía]

    Mystery solved: Luis Burgos writes - "A local witness tells me [the lights] were produced by a floodlight from a dance hall/bowling alley located a little more than 20 kilometers from the place, on Route 12. Given the density of the smoke-saturated air resulting from fires in the vicinity, this was the result."

     

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought, Hubble Data Suggests

    The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought, Hubble Data Suggests

    27-02-2018 om 23:50 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Humans Will Hear from Intelligent Aliens This Century, Physicist Says

    Humans Will Hear from Intelligent Aliens This Century, Physicist Says

    27-02-2018 om 23:30 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.12,000 Years Ago, A Mysterious Culture Built The First Temple On Earth

    12,000 Years Ago, A Mysterious Culture Built The First Temple On Earth

    Located 2,500 feet above sea level at the top of a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, some 15 kilometers (9 mi) northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa lie the breathtaking ruins of Göbekli Tepe; a Neolithic sanctuary built some 12,00 years ago by a mysterious people.

    This ancient site was found by accident when an old Kurdish shepherd named Savak Yildiz discovered the ruins in October 1994. According got accounts, Savak Yildiz spotted something protruding from the ground, and as he brushed away the dust to expose the mystery object, he came across a large oblong-shaped stone. Little did he know that he had found a long-lost ancient sanctuary built thousands of years ago.

    Later that year, news reached archaeologist Klaus Schmidt from the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut who traveled to the location and eventually inspected the site, soon realizing it was Neolithic in origin.

    Image Credit: Shutterstock

    Some called the discovery of Göbekli Tepe as the discovery of the century. Now we know that this ancient site is around 12,000 years old, it was built by an unknown population and was most likely buried on purpose by its builders. Archaeological surveys have shown that the ancient site is around 7,000 years older than Mesopotamia’s Fertile Crescent, which has long been heralded as the cradle of civilization.

    The age of Göbekli Tepe is of great importance. Archaeologists firmly believe it is several thousand years older than Stonehenge and The Great Pyramid of Giza.

    To get an idea of its importance, if we take a look at biblical tradition, the world began in 4000 BC, yet here we have a monument that was built more than 12,000 years ago. This points not only to the fact that 12,00 years ago advanced civilizations existed on Earth, but they were also capable of erecting some of the most impressive structures on the surface of the planet.

    GobekliTepe by tunc suerdas on 500px.com

    At Göbekli Tepe we have historic evidence that contradicts our normal understanding of the evolution of civilization and therefore mankind as we know it.

    However, what is perhaps even more mind-bending is that after more than 20 years of excavations and research, archaeologists exploring the ancient site have failed to recover a single stone-cutting tool.

    This makes you wonder, how can you create massive, 19-foot-tall, perfectly-sculpted columns that are up to 12,000 years old, and not find any evidence whatsoever of tools used to accomplish this?

    The builders of Göbekli Tepe created a work of art in stone. At the site, we can find depictions of creatures like armadillos, wild boars, and geese, animals that are not indigenous to the region.

    Göbekli Tepe Animal Carvings by Kurt Buzard on 500px.com

    What is interesting is that located less than 350 Miles from Göbekli Tepe is the site many biblical scholars believe to be the resting place of Noah’s ark, so the animal carvings of Gobekli Tepe suggest a time in the region’s history when the indigenous animal population may have been of a different anthropological origin. We have to ask the question, could Göbekli Tepe and Noah’s ark be connected in a way?

    After decades of exploration, we have learned very little about this archaeological site, and its builders. Despite the fact that progress has been made, we still do not know the answers to some of the most important questions like, who built Göbekli Tepe? To what purpose? And how was Göbekli Tepe preserved until today? Researchers point that Göbekli Tepe was “carefully” placed underneath the sand, as its builders made sure the whole site was buried. But… why would the builders bury such an incredible site? To protect it? To preserve it?

    Why would ancient man build these massive structures around the world? Many of them are similar if not identical in design. Is there a connection? A pattern around the globe?

    Göbekli Tepe is considered as an archaeological discovery of the exceptional importance since it could deeply change our understanding of a crucial stage in the evolution of human societies. “Göbekli Tepe changes everything,” says Ian Hodder of Stanford University. David Lewis-Williams, professor of archaeology at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, says that “Göbekli Tepe is the most important archaeological site in the world.”

    At present, Göbekli Tepe raises more questions for archaeology and prehistory than it answers. We do not know how a force large enough to construct, augment, and maintain such an abundant complex was mobilized and rewarded or fed in the conditions of pre-sedentary society.

    We cannot “read” the pictograms, and do not know for certain what meaning the animal reliefs had for visitors to the site; the variety of fauna depicted, from lions and bears to birds and insects, makes any single explanation problematic.

    Is there something more to Göbekli Tepe? Could these ruins have an extraterrestrial connection? Was Göbekli Tepe built so that the “Sky Gods” could admire it from the sky? Or was Göbekli Tepe built to commemorate an important event in ancient man’s history?

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    Scientists Find There May Be Water All Over The Moon, And Not Just At Its Poles

    NASA researchers say that the water is distributed throughout the surface of our satellite day and night. Its presence can be fundamental for the future establishment of a human colony on the lunar surface.

    Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery after finding evidence that Earth’s Moon may be covered in water. New data analysis of two lunar missions has found evidence that the water on the Moon is widely distributed on the surface and not confined to a particular region or type of terrain, as was previously believed.

    Also, water seems to be present day and night, although that does not mean that it is necessarily easily accessible.

    The findings could help researchers understand the origin of water in our natural satellite, which is still a mystery and answer another important question: whether or not, future human settlers could use it as an accessible resource.

    If the Moon has enough water, and if it is fairly convenient to access it, future human explorers could use it as drinking water or even turn it into hydrogen and oxygen to fuel their rockets.

    “We find that it doesn’t matter what time of day or which latitude we look at, the signal indicating water always seems to be present. The presence of water doesn’t appear to depend on the composition of the surface, and the water sticks around,” said Joshua Bandfield, a senior research scientist with the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

    The new results contradict previous studies, which suggested that there is more water in the polar latitudes of the Moon and that the strength of the water signal increases and decreases according to the lunar day (which lasts 29.5 Earth days).

    Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

    Taking this into consideration, researchers have proposed that water molecules can “jump” across the lunar surface until they enter cold traps in the dark reaches of the craters near the north and south poles.

    In planetary science, a cold trap is a cold region, that water vapor and other volatiles that come into contact with the surface remain stable for a prolonged period of time, even up to several billion years.

    However, debates continue due to the subtleties of how detection has been achieved so far.

    The main evidence comes from remote sensing instruments that measured the strength of sunlight reflected off the lunar surface.

    When water is present, instruments such as these collect a spectral fingerprint at wavelengths close to 3 micrometers, which is beyond visible light and in the field of infrared radiation.

    But scientists have also found that the lunar surface can also be heated enough to “shine” or emit its own light in the infrared region of the spectrum.

    The challenge is to disentangle this mixture of reflected and emitted light.

    For this, researchers must have very accurate temperature information.

    Bandfield and his team presented a new way of incorporating lunar temperature information and created a detailed model from the measurements made by the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment on board the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

    The team applied this temperature model to data previously collected by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper, a visible and infrared spectrometer that NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, provided for India’s Chandrayaan-1 orbiter.

    Scientists say that the water most likely is found in the Form of HO, instead of H2O. The difference is that H2O is composed of one hydrogen atom and one oxygen atom, whereas OH is considered more reactive, and attaches itself chemically to other molecules. In turn, this means that future colonists would most likely have to extract the element from minerals.

    The study also hints that any H2 O present on the Moon is not loosely bound to the surface.

    This discovery can also help experts understand water sources and their long-term storage in other cosmic bodies throughout the solar system.

    At this point, experts are still debating what exactly the findings about the Moon’s water source are telling them.

    So far, the results suggest that OH and/or H2O are created by the solar wind that impacts the lunar surface, although the team does not rule out that OH and/or H2O could come from the Moon itself, slowly released from minerals inside the moon where it has been stored since the Moon was formed.

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    27-02-2018 om 22:47 geschreven door peter

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    Do The Mysterious Statues At Temehea Tohua Depict An Ancient Alien Race?

    There is an island in the Pacific Ocean that is home to a number of unusual statues left behind by its ancient inhabitants; The countless strange figures, carved in the distant past depict what many consider an otherworldly influence. Some of these statues depict what many refer to Reptilian Beings. Could these mysterious, yet beautiful statues be nothing more than mythological beings worshipped by the ancient inhabitants of Nucu Hiva, the largest of the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia? Or, is there a possibility that they depict representations of ancient alien beings?

    Mysterious yet beautiful places plague our planet. Through our civilizations ancient history, countless cultures erected some of the most amazing places on the surface of the planet.

    And while most of us fall hypnotized by ancient sites such as the Pyramids of Giza, The Great Sphinx, Teotihuacan, and Macchu Picchu, there are many other sites equally magnificent and puzzling.

    One such site is located in Nucu Hiva, the largest of the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia.

    There we find the ancient archaeological site of Temeea Tohua, home of a series of strange statues which many authors believe may depict otherworldly beings.

    While other disagree and suggest the enigmatically caved statues are the result of the imagination of Polynesian settlers, others point towards a possible ancient alien encounter, which took place before written history.

    As noted by recent studies, the first settlers arrived at the largest of the Marquesas in French Polynesia some 2,000 years ago, most likely from Samoa.

    There, the ancient settlers of the island built a number of strange statues that depict beings that look completely different from humans. It’s almost as if the ancient settlers of Nucu Hiva worshipped some Reptilian deity. The statues look like something from an alien movie.

    The question is, what did the ancient artists try and depict? Are these mysterious beings illustrations of their Gods? Or, as some ancient astronaut theorists suggest, are these mysterious statues evidence of an ancient alien encounter, thousands of years ago?

    The statues look terrifyingly impressive. From afar they appear as beautiful carvings left behind by the ancients, but upon closer inspection, you notice fascinating details. The statues feature bigeyes, large elongated heads, small bodies, with a mixture of statues with huge bodies, and other several strange looking features that make you wonder what could have inspired the ancient inhabitants to carve such non-human features?

    Reptilian ‘Gods’?

    Is it possible that the ancient settlers of Nucu Hiva depicted Reptilian Gods?

    In modern times, numerous conspiracy theories have risen from the stories of Reptilians or Lizard People. Various ancient cultures like the Ancient Sumerians, for example, depicted strange beings with reptilian features. These mysterious beings are believed to have been the Gods, who one day, came down from heaven and settled on Earth.

    For example, if we take a look at the Ubaid Period, we will find that more than 7,000 years ago, the inhabitants of Ancient Mesopotamia worshiped the so-called lizard people. Curiously, evidence of this cult has been found at the Archaeological site of Al-Ubaid, where experts uncovered numerous pre-Sumerian artifacts dating back at least 7,000 years. Among these items, strange looking figurines have been discovered with a mixture of humanoid and lizard-like shapes.

    At Nucu Hiva, far from Mesopotamia, we find similar Reptilian-like statues.

    There are certain figures at the French Polynesian Island that even depict what appear to be strange Grey-Like aliens.

    The ancient artists of the island left a message in stone. They carved strange figures with small bodies and huge elongated heads that have strange, over-sized eyes.

    When looking at this from a certain archaeological view, it would be logical to assume that whoever carved those statues would have followed certain patterns when carving the statues, so how could it be possible that at the same location we find two types of statues that are not very similar.

    In addition to the statues with huge bodies, over-sized heads, and mouths we find other figures with different aspects such as small bodies with over-sized eyes, relatively normal mouths but with an entirely different aspect when it comes to the nose.

    While on the bigger statues the nose seems elongated and straight, the smaller statues feature noses that resemble a human nose.

    This mixture of different styles of art raises numerous questions. What are these statues? Are these depictions of alien races that have visited this island at some point in the past, as some researchers suggest? Or, are these statues the result of a mixture of cultural influence?

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    27-02-2018 om 22:29 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.How aliens would look like and when will we meet them, reveals Physicist Michio Kaku

    How aliens would look like and when will we meet them, reveals Physicist Michio Kaku

    Another must-have feature is the presence of thumbs in aliens, as per Kaku. Opposable thumbs or grasping appendages played a major role in the rise of primates. The thumbs would help them catch their prey and also create tools, thus strengthening their chances of making contact.

    aliens

    Many people here on Earth are fascinated by aliens. Although the scientists have not been able to trace any extraterrestrial life yet, the search for the same has been intensified. Recently, theoretical physicist and Michio Kaku revealed some interesting facts about aliens in his new book “The Future of Humanity. In the book, Kaku wrote about aliens, their chance of making contact with humans and how they will react when they encounter the humans.

    In the book, Kaku also mentioned the looks of the aliens. According to Kaku, in future, human civilization will become more advanced and will develop new cutting-edge technologies that will lead them closer to aiming contact with alien life. Scientists have hypothesized about the fact that extraterrestrial life might be possible in far-off worlds much different from Earth.

    Like humans, they might be advancing their technology or skills to make contact with other worlds or to keep an eye on other worlds. Kaku consulted some exobiology experts and theorists specializing in hypothetical alien life forms present in distant worlds and came up with a list of necessary features that the aliens should possess to match up with the humans. According to Kaku, the aliens would have Stereo Vision, two eyes capable of focusing on a single object, just like humans. Stereo vision helps the hunters or predators to catch their prey. Kaku wrote, “In all likelihood, intelligent aliens in space will have descended from predators that hunted for their food.”

    Kaku further wrote that depicting aliens as hunters does not mean that they will be aggressive or attack us but we need to be cautious about that as their ancestors long ago might have been predators. Another must-have feature is the presence of thumbs in aliens, as per Kaku. Opposable thumbs or grasping appendages played a major role in the rise of primates. The thumbs would help them catch their prey and also create tools, thus strengthening their chances of making contact. The third important feature that alien should possess is the language. In order to hand down and accumulate essential information from generation to generation, some form of language is crucial,” Kaku wrote.

    Kaku also predicted that the ice-covered moons are the places more prone to hosting alien life because there the life would exist underwater. Although Kaku predicted that aliens need to have stereo vision, grasping thumps and some sort of language to have any contact with humans, he did not mention about the shape or size of the aliens or in what form they are present in the outside worlds.

    Many scientists believe in the existence of alien life and they are trying to connect by sending signals in space. Stephen Hawking, a well-known scientist has warned humans on the earth to stop connecting with these aliens. He speculates that connecting with an advanced civilization might be risky for both the earth, and its civilization.

    Hawking might be the person with the greatest interest in finding the civilization in the Universe, and his efforts are indeed exemplary. But, it also holds true at the same time that he has never been a supporter of the attempts to connect with the aliens. He stops humans from connecting with the aliens with fears in mind that these aliens might find us and attack us.

    However, Hawking’s warnings are based on the perception that an alien civilization, which is efficient enough in receiving or answering a signal, holds every possibility of being billions of year more developed than the humans on this earth.

    Meanwhile, a radio astronomer at MIT believes that aliens do exist and for some reasons they are hiding from us. John A. Ball came with a notion known as ‘Zoo Theory’ to prove why we have failed to make contacts with aliens until now. According to Ball, aliens are purposefully hiding from us and trying to avoid contact with humans.

    Ball believes that extraterrestrial life is more intelligent than human race on Earth, but they are not advance enough to dominate the universe; thus, they keep an eye on our activities from far. He went on to say that the alien creatures are inquisitive and cannot keep themselves away from Earth for a long time that is why we constantly hear the stories of UFO sightings these days.

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    Blanketed moon Europa could harbor life

    Posted by Yunus Ali 

    Scientists have long assumed that the earliest life on Earth required a few basic conditions which include water and a power supply — in this case, the Sun — that allows you to get going. With that in mind, it makes feel to look for similar situations elsewhere inside the Solar System if your purpose is to locate extraterrestrial existence. Earth would possibly seem special in this regard but water is in reality pretty ample in our machine, and Jupiter’s icy moon Europa is speedy becoming a high candidate within the search for life.

    In a brand new examine published in Scientific Reports, researchers awareness on Europa’s doubtlessly life-giving cocktail of liquid water and gravity-generated warmth emanating from its core. The paper attracts some very exciting parallels between Europa and certain locations here on Earth in which the recipe for existence is good for bacteria to thrive without the presence of daylight.

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    If life exists deep inside Europa, sunlight could be difficult to come back by way of. The moon’s icy shell is the notion to be over six miles thick, with an ocean lying below that stretches over 60 miles into the planet. That’s an entire lot of water, and it’s saved warm by tidal forces generated by means of its parent, Jupiter. If this sounds acquainted, it’s probably due to the fact Saturn’s ice-protected moon Enceladus has a comparable courting with its determine planet and is also notion to have a deep ocean just under its frosty crust.

    To get an idea of how life ought to potentially thrive in the inky black depths of Europa, the researchers sought examples of microbes that stay their lives without assistance from the Sun. They observed what they had been looking for in-floor water samples from the Mponeng gold mine in South Africa. There, deep underground, microorganism live and die without ever seeing the sun, and it has its very very own manner of generating the strength it needs to continue to exist.

    “This very deep subterranean mine has water leaking thru cracks that include radioactive uranium,” Douglas Galante, co-writer of the work, explains. “The uranium breaks down the water molecules to produce loose radicals (H+, OH-, and others), which attack the surrounding rocks, in particular, pyrite (iron disulfide, FeS2), producing sulfate. The bacteria use the sulfate to synthesize ATP [adenosine triphosphate], the nucleotide responsible for power garage in cells. This is the first time an surrounding has been found to continue to exist directly on the idea of nuclear strength.”

    The scientists believe that this primitive form of life might be the important thing to expertise how lifestyles started on Earth, and also hint at what might be going on deep within Europa.

    “The ocean bed on Europa seems to provide very similar conditions to those who existed on primitive Earth all through its first billion years,” Galante notes. “So analyzing Europa today is to some extent like looking lower back at our personal planet within the past.”

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    27-02-2018 om 21:37 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Stars around the Milky Way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?

    Stars around the Milky Way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?

    by Staff Writers
    Long Island City NY

    Astronomers have investigated a small population of stars in the halo of the Milky Way Galaxy, finding its chemical composition to closely match that of the Galactic disk. This similarity provides compelling evidence that these stars have originated from within the disk, rather than from merged dwarf galaxies. The reason for this stellar migration is thought to be theoretically proposed oscillations of the Milky Way disk as a whole, induced by the tidal interaction of the Milky Way with a passing massive satellite galaxy.

    This is the Milky Way galaxy, perturbed by the tidal interaction with a dwarf galaxy, as predicted by N-body simulations. The locations of the observed stars above and below the disk, which are used to test the perturbation scenario, are indicated.

    Image courtesy T.Mueller/NASA/JPL-Caltech.

    If anyone from outer space would like to contact you via "space mail", your cosmic address would include several more lines including "Earth", "Solar System", "Orion Spiral Arm" and "Milky Way Galaxy". This position within our home galaxy gives us a front row seat to explore what is happening in such a galaxy.

    However, our internal perspective presents some challenges in our quest to understand it - for example for outlining its shape and extent. And yet another problem is time: How can we interpret galactic evolution if our own life span (and that of our telescopes) is far less than the blink of the cosmic eye?

    Today, we have a fairly clear picture of the broad properties of the Milky Way and how it fits among other galaxies in the Universe. Astronomers classify it as a rather average, large spiral galaxy with the majority of its stars circling its center within a disk, and a dusting of stars beyond that orbiting in the Galactic halo.

    These halo stars seem not to be randomly distributed in the halo - instead many are grouped together in giant structures - immense streams and clouds (or overdensities) of stars, some entirely encircling the Milky Way. These structures have been interpreted as signatures of the Milky Way's tumultuous past - debris from the gravitational disruption of the many smaller galaxies that are thought to have invaded our Galaxy in the past.

    Researchers have tried to learn more about this violent history of the Milky Way by looking at properties of the stars in the debris left behind - their positions and motions can give us clues of the original path of the invader, while the types of stars they contain and the chemical compositions of those stars can tell us something about what the long-dead galaxy might have looked like.

    An international team of astronomers led by Dr. Maria Bergemann from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg now found compelling evidence that some of these halo structures might not be leftover debris from invading galaxies but rather originate from the Milky Way's disk itself!

    The scientists investigated 14 stars located in two different structures in the Galactic halo, the Triangulum-Andromeda (Tri-And) and the A13 stellar overdensities, which lie at opposite sides of the Galactic disk plane. Earlier studies of motion of these two diffuse structures revealed that they are kinematically associated and could be related to the Monoceros Ring, a ring-like structure that twists around the Galaxy.

    However, the nature and origin of these two stellar structures was still not conclusively clarified. The position of the two stellar overdensities could be determined as each lying about 5 kiloparsec (14000 lightyears) above and below the Galactic plane as indicated in figure 1 (see image).

    Bergemann and her team, for the first time, now presented detailed chemical abundance patterns of these stars, obtained with high-resolution spectra taken with the Keck and VLT (Very Large Telescope, ESO) telescopes.

    "The analysis of chemical abundances is a very powerful test, which allows, in a way similar to the DNA matching, to identify the parent population of the star. Different parent populations, such as the Milky Way disk or halo, dwarf satellite galaxies or globular clusters, are known to have radically different chemical compositions. So once we know what the stars are made of, we can immediately link them to their parent populations.", explains Bergemann.

    When comparing the chemical compositions of these stars with the ones found in other cosmic structures, the scientists were surprised to find that the chemical compositions are almost identical, both within and between these groups, and closely match the abundance patterns of the Milky Way disk stars. This provides compelling evidence that these stars most likely originate from the Galactic thin disk (the younger part of Milky Way, concentrated towards the Galactic plane) itself, rather being debris from invasive galaxies!

    But how did the stars get to these extreme positions above and below the Galactic disk? Theoretical calculations of the evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy predict this to happen, with stars being relocated to large vertical distances from their place of birth in the disk plane. This "migration" of stars is theoretically explained by the oscillations of the disk as a whole. The favoured explanation for these oscillations is the tidal interaction of the Milky Way's Dark Matter halo and its disk with a passing massive satellite galaxy.

    The results published in the journal Nature by Bergemann and her colleagues now provide the clearest evidence for these oscillations of the Milky Way's disk obtained so far!

    These findings are very exciting, as they indicate that the Milky Way Galaxy's disk and its dynamics are significantly more complex than previously thought.

    "We showed that it may be fairly common for groups of stars in the disk to be relocated to more distant realms within the Milky Way--having been 'kicked out' by an invading satellite galaxy. Similar chemical patterns may also be found in other galaxies--indicating a potential galactic universality of this dynamic process." said Allyson Shefield, PhD, associate professor of physics at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, a co-author on the study.

    As a next step, the astronomers plan to analyse the spectra of other stars both in the two overdensities, as well as stars in other stellar structures further away from the disk. They are also very keen on getting masses and ages of these stars in order to constrain the time limits when this interaction of the Milky Way and a dwarf galaxy happened.

    "We anticipate that ongoing and future surveys like 4MOST and Gaia will provide unique information about chemical composition and kinematics of stars in these overdensities. The two structures we have analysed already are, in our interpretation, associated with large-scale oscillations of the disk, induced by an interaction of the Milky Way and a dwarf galaxy.

    Gaia may have the potential to see the connection between the two structures, showing the full pattern of corrugations in the Galactic disk", says Bergemann, who is also part of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 881 "The Milky Way System", located at Heidelberg University.

    The results described here were published in Bergemann et al., "Two chemically similar stellar overdensities on opposite sides of the plane of the Galactic Disk" in the journal Nature.


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    Stellar Chemistry, The Universe And All Within It

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    27-02-2018 om 21:06 geschreven door peter

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    Massive flare in the Proxima Centauri system puts its habitability into question

    BY ALEXANDRU MICU

    The Sun’s closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri, might not be as welcoming as we believed — a team of astronomers have detected a flare so powerful from the star that it throws the habitability of its system into serious doubt.

    Proxima Flaresauri.

    Artist’s impression of a flare from Proxima Centauri.

    Image credits Roberto Molar Candanosa / Carnegie Institution for, NASA/SDO, NASA/JPL.

    A team of astronomers led by Meredith MacGregor from the Carnegie Institution for Science discovered the flare while reanalyzing recordings taken last year by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an array of 66 radiotelescope antennas nestled in the Atacama desert.

    Now, by their very nature, solar flares are some of the most violent and energetic events we know of. Think of them as magnetic short-circuits in a star. What happens during a flare is that ebbs and flows in a star’s magnetic field start accelerating electrons (negatively-charged particles) close to the speed of light. Enough of these build up that they start interacting with stellar plasma (highly electrically charged atoms), ripping it out of the star, causing it to erupt. This eruption can be seen across the electromagnetic spectrum.

    And that’s where the bad news starts: even by solar flare standards, what the team discovered was humblingly violent. The flare they detected from Proxima Centauri was over 10 times brighter, at its peak, than the largest flares that we’ve ever recorded from the Sun at similar wavelengths.

    March 24, 2017 was no ordinary day for Proxima Cen,” said MacGregor.

    The flare increased Proxima Centauri’s brightness by a factor of 1,000 over 10 seconds. It was also preceded by a smaller flare. Taken together, the event lasted for under two minutes — which would explain why nobody noticed them in the first place. For context, ALMA observed the star for over 10 hours between January and March of last year, when the flares erupted.

    We knew from previous observation that Proxima Centauri was prone to regular bouts of flares, although they were much smaller and emitted chiefly in the x-ray spectrum. However, the findings now cast a lot of doubt on the habitability of the exoplanet Proxima b, which up to now raised a lot of interest as a potentially habitable planet. Proxima b orbits its star around 20 times closer than the Earth orbits the Sun, so flares of this magnitude are a huge problem. The team estimates that a flare 10 times larger than a major solar flare would drench the planet with 4,000 times more radiation that Earth gets from a solar flare. That’s enough to raise literal hell on the planet, the team explains:

    It’s likely that Proxima b was blasted by high energy radiation during this flare,” says MacGregor.

    Over the billions of years since Proxima b formed, flares like this one could have evaporated any atmosphere or ocean and sterilized the surface, suggesting that habitability may involve more than just being the right distance from the host star to have liquid water.

    So it might be healthier to steer away from Proxima b until we find a way to accurately predict, and then successfully weather, these flares.

    The findings also allowed the team to get a better image of the Proxima Centauri system, and infirm previous estimation that it contains large bodies of dust and larger particles, similar to our asteroid belt.

    The paper “Detection of a Millimeter Flare From Proxima Centauri” has been published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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    27-02-2018 om 20:33 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Opnieuw bewijs voor leven op Mars? Zeldzame regenbui doet beestjes ontwaken - HLN.be

    Opnieuw bewijs voor leven op Mars?
    Zeldzame regenbui doet beestjes ontwaken - HLN.be

    Bron: The Independent

    Het dorre, onherbergzame oppervlak van Mars.

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    Het dorre, onherbergzame oppervlak van Mars.
     Wetenschappers hebben in het droogste deel van de Zuid-Amerikaanse woestijn Atacama microben gevonden die decennialang in ‘slaapstand’ in de grond hebben gelegen. Tot er regenbuien kwamen, die de beestjes weer wekten. Intrigerend, want hetzelfde principe zou van toepassing kunnen zijn op Mars, stellen de onderzoekers.

    Zonder water, geen leven. Maar door in een soort slaapstand te gaan, blijken organismen verbazend lang te kunnen overleven. Dat blijkt uit een nieuwe studie die gepubliceerd is in het vakblad Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. De resultaten zijn gebaseerd op bodemstalen die genomen werden tussen 2015 en 2017.

    Het is niet de eerste keer dat er microben in de woestijn gevonden zijn. Maar tot nu toe was het niet duidelijk of het om oorspronkelijke bewoners ging, of restanten van beestjes die waren aangedragen door de wind.

    Zeldzame regenbui

    Een extreem zeldzame regenbui in 2015 bracht het antwoord. Het water zette een explosie van biologische activiteit in gang. Genetische tests onthulden nadien dat meerdere inheemse bacteriesoorten zich hadden aangepast aan het leven in de onherbergzame woestijn. 

    Opvolgbezoeken in 2016 en 2017 brachten aan het licht dat dezelfde beestjes langzaamaan opnieuw in een slaaptoestand gingen, naarmate de grond er omheen opdroogde.

    Leven op Mars?

    De microben leefden in het droogste deel van de woestijn, maar hetzelfde principe zou van toepassing kunnen zijn op Mars. “Dit zijn plaatsen waar je nooit van zou verwachten dat iets er zou kunnen overleven”, zegt planeetwetenschapper Dirk Schulze-Makuch van Washington State University aan The Independent. “Ons onderzoek toont aan dat als iets kan overleven in de droogste omgeving op aarde, er een goede kans is dat dat ook op Mars kan.”

    “We geloven dat deze microben honderden of zelfs duizenden jaren kunnen overleven in een slaaptoestand, in omstandigheden die zeer gelijkaardig zijn aan de situatie op Mars”, vervolgt Schulze-Makuch. “En dat ze weer tot leven kunnen komen als het regent.”

    Miljarden jaren geleden had Mars oceanen en meren, waar mogelijk vroege levensvormen voorkwamen. Toen de planeet droger en kouder werd, zouden die op dezelfde manier overleefd kunnen hebben als de microben in Atacama.

    “Als er ooit leven was op Mars, zou dat volgens ons onderzoek mogelijk plaatsgevonden hebben onder het bijzonder dorre oppervlak van vandaag”, zegt de wetenschapper nog. Een robot die in 2021 op Mars zal landen in het kader van de ExoMars-missie zal twee meter diep in de bodem graven, op zoek naar tekenen van leven.

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    27-02-2018 om 20:17 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Spannende vondst doet beeld van Neanderthalers kantelen. Hoeveel slimmer waren ze?
    Spannende vondst doet beeld van Neanderthalers kantelen. Hoeveel slimmer waren ze?

    Spannende vondst doet beeld van Neanderthalers kantelen. Hoeveel slimmer waren ze?

    Archeologen hebben ontdekt dat schilderingen in Spaanse grotten zijn gemaakt door Neanderthalers. Ze zijn simpelweg te oud om door moderne mensen te zijn gemaakt.

    De moderne mens ging pas zo’n 40.000 jaar geleden in het gebied wonen. De grotschilderingen zijn minimaal 20.000 jaar ouder.

    “De Neanderthaler was destijds de enige mensensoort in Europa,” zei Dirk Hoffman van het Max Planck-instuut in Leipzig.

    Oudste ter wereld

    “Dat betekent dat de rode lijnen op de wanden van de grotten door hen gemaakt moeten zijn,” voegde hij toe.

    “Ons onderzoek heeft aangetoond dat deze tekeningen de oudste ter wereld zijn,” zei Chris Standish van de Universiteit van Southampton. “Ze moeten dus wel door Neanderthalers zijn gemaakt.”

    “De tekeningen bewijzen dat ze wel degelijk creatief waren en in staat waren om symbolische representaties te begrijpen én te maken,” vervolgde hij. “Net als de moderne mens.”

    Standish sprak van een ‘ongelooflijk spannende vondst’.

    Nog veel meer

    De schilderingen wijzen erop dat de Neanderthalers een stuk slimmer waren dan lange tijd is gedacht. En dat maakt de kans groter dat ze nog veel meer gepresteerd hebben.

    Er werd altijd gedacht dat ze zulke tekeningen niet konden maken. De archeologische verschillen tussen Neanderthalers en de Homo sapiens lijken nu vrijwel geheel te zijn verdwenen.

    Kantelen

    De ontdekking doet ons beeld van de soort nu definitief kantelen. Archeologisch onderzoek heeft de afgelopen jaren laten zien dat Neanderthalers niet veel verschilden van de moderne mens.

    Sommige wetenschappers zeggen dat de ontdekking suggereert dat Neanderthalers ook op andere vlakken ver ontwikkeld waren.

    Het onderzoek is gepubliceerd in tijdschrift Science.

    Bekijk ook onderstaand filmpje:

    Foto: Dzlinker Wikimedia Commons

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    27-02-2018 om 20:03 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.(NASA ( WEDEROM ) BETRAPT OP NEP MAANLANDING

    (NASA ( WEDEROM ) BETRAPT OP NEP MAANLANDING 

    Het is eigenlijk niet zo prettig om te moeten ontdekken dat dingen waar je altijd in hebt geloofd nu ineens een sprookje blijken te zijn. 

    Dat is het gevoel dat veel mensen zullen krijgen als ze opnames zien van Apollo astronauten die dingen doen die helemaal niet kunnen in de ruimte. 


    Het schijnt een wetenschappelijk feit te zijn dat geluid niet hoorbaar is in de ruimte. Dit komt omdat volgens de wetenschapje klaarblijkelijk geen geluid kunt horen omdat er geen atomen of moleculen zijn om dit geluid te dragen. 

    Ruimtefilms met zware explosies slaan de plank volledig mis. In de ruimte is het doodstil, want geluid plant zich niet voort in een vacuüm.

    Nasa laay zich door dit soort kleinigheden niet uit het veld slaan en wil de wereldbevolking doen geloven dat astronauten op de maan met een hamer kunnen slaan en dat dat geluid vervolgens kan worden gehoord.

    We kunnen daarom ook een lang verhaal kort houden dit keer, want de fameuze Streetcap heeft beelden ontdekt van de Apollo 15 missie, waarbij een astronaut druk bezig is met met een hamer een soort paal in de grond te slaan en iedere keer als hij de paal raakt dan hoor je dit.

    Dat betekent dan dat de maan een atmosfeer heeft net als de aarde en als dat niet zo is, dan zijn de beelden volkomen nep en is Nasa bij deze wederom betrapt.

    http://niburu.co/ }

    27-02-2018 om 19:54 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Fleet Of UFOs Over Hawaii Last Week Light Up The Sky!!! Feb 13, 2018, Video, UFO Sighting News.

    Fleet Of UFOs Over Hawaii Last Week Light Up The Sky!!! Feb 13, 2018, Video, UFO Sighting News.


    Date of sighting: Feb 13, 2018
    Location of sighting: Hawaii, USA

    Watch as a fleet of UFOs over Hawaii are seen, then suddenly for a brief moment, together in unison, they light up, creating pillars of light above and below them. Why they are doing this is beyond our understanding, but they may be transporting their ships below the ground or communication with other aliens in an underground or underwater base nearby. Awesome evidence here! 

    Scott C. Waring-Taiwan

    Eyewitness states: 

    These rare multiple light pillars were captured by the Gemini Observatory webcam on February 13, 2018. The camera was facing east from the top of the Mauna Kea Volcano in Hawaii. These muti-colored light pillars were created by the bright city lights of Hilo, which is located just east of the Gemini Obsevatory in Hawaii.

    http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com/ }

    27-02-2018 om 19:36 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Giant Glowing UFO Over Cleveland Today, Feb 28, 2018, Video!!! UFO Sighting News.

    Giant Glowing UFO Over Cleveland Today, Feb 28, 2018, Video!!! UFO Sighting News.



    Date of sighting: Feb 28, 2018
    Location of sighting: Cleveland, USA

    This UFO was seen on live internet cam for several hours today! A UFO researcher,Orlando Bosca found it and recorded it for us to see. Orlando often catches UFOs in the skies over large cities, and let me tell you, he is often right. Many skeptics call them planes, but no plane hovers in position for hours at a time. Planes have red and white flashing lights, not his catches. This is a glowing UFO seen in the day and into the evening. Amazing catch!!!

    Scott C. Waring-Taiwan

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    27-02-2018 om 19:29 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Something is melting out of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

    Something is melting out of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

    An enormous structure hidden under the ice sheet of Antarctica has become visible possible due to climate changes.


    The structure is 300 meters long, width measures between 30 – 50 meters and walls of 10 meters high.

    Image above shows a part of the structure enlarged.
    Even though I do not know what it is, it looks artificial; maybe an old base or an ancient settlement built a long time ago when Antarctica was not yet a frozen contingent or could it be something else? 
    If you take a closer look you see that it is not something natural or a crack in the ice sheet. Here are the coordinates: 69°53'42.03"S 8°42'22.02"E
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    27-02-2018 om 19:10 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.UFO & Disclosure Update

    UFO & Disclosure Update

    Ben Emlyn-Jones is a former hospital porter and current on line radio broadcaster, vlogger and blogger. His now independent show “HPANWO Radio” has been broadcast on several popular networks such as Planet X and Critical Mass. He also speaks a seminars across the UK.

    While Ben was a hospital porter he came to realize that the world is not what he thought it was, fired for his views he indulged deeper into subjects such as government cover-ups, the paranormal, and UFO’s, concluding they are very real and extremely important.

    THA Talks has continued to grow as a weekly/fortnightly produced podcast series of interviews indulging in topics generally considered marginal, strange, controversial, or esoteric and occult. Standing by the idea of creating a platform where people can share their views free of judgement. “Free thoughts and Open Minds” is more than a tagline; it’s the principle behind the project.

    27-02-2018 om 18:55 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Is it a UFO? 9 bizarre Google Maps findings which could be the work of aliens

    Is it a UFO? 9 bizarre Google Maps findings which could be the work of aliens

    Have aliens visited Earth? Take a look at these nine bizarre sites found by alien hunters on Google Maps and judge for yourself.

    27-02-2018 om 01:27 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Ghost rocket UFOs are 1st reported, February 26, 1946

    Ghost rocket UFOs are 1st reported, February 26, 1946

     Ghost rocket UFOs are 1st reported, February 26, 1946
    Ghost rockets, rocket- or missile-shaped unidentified flying objects (UFOs), were first sighted on February 26, 1946, mostly in Sweden and nearby countries.

    More than 2000 sightings were recorded between May and December of that year, with an increased amount of sightings in mid-August 1946.

    The origin of these ghost rockets was never fully revealed. Some investigations attributed the sightings to meteor showers, making special note that the August peak coincided with such events. But most ghost rocket sightings did not occur during meteor shower activity and, moreover, displayed characteristics inconsistent with meteors, such as reported maneuverability.

    A 1946 Swedish newspaper photo of such sightings

    Other theories attributed the origin of the ghost rockets to a former German rocket facility at Peenemünde. Such theories claimed the rockets were long-range tests by the Russians of captured German V-1 or V-2 missiles, or perhaps early cruise missiles because of the ways they were sometimes seen to maneuver. 

    These missile theories prompted the Swedish military to investigate. Some investigators for the Swedish military apparently believed the objects could not be conventionally explained, and instead hypothesized an extraterrestrial origin.

    The missiles were often reported as having crashed into lakes, yet no missile fragments were found in lakes. For example, on July 19, 1946, a ghost rocket was reported as having crashed into Lake Kölmjärv in Sweden. Witnesses saw a gray, rocket-shaped object with wings crashing in the lake with a noise that suggested the object had exploded. However, a three-week military search conducted in intense secrecy, again turned up no evidence of a craft, only impact at the bottom of the lake.

    The Swedish Air Force officer who led the search, Karl-Gösta Bartoll (see photo of him on the search), reported back to the military that the rockets were most likely made of material that would disintegrate quickly in water. A craft built of such material, which would also have to be capable of traveling at top speeds while carrying progressive equipment for maneuverability, would be considered extremely advanced and expensive in terms of 1946 technology. 

    In a 1984 interview, Bartoll reiterated his material belief and said "what people saw were real, physical objects” in opposition to ideas that such sightings were delusions or sci-fi fodder. 

    While largely in Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, and Italy, all reported similar ghost rocket sightings in 1946. 

    The United States military was also involved in investigations. A US document declassified in 1997 states, "we are inclined not to discredit entirely this somewhat spectacular theory [extraterrestrial origins], meantime keeping an open mind on the subject."

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    27-02-2018 om 01:10 geschreven door peter

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    INTERSTELLAR COMMUNICATION.

    IX.

    MESSAGE DECONTAMINATION IS IMPOSSIBLE

    You see that on your console, you start to worry.

    A recent paper by Michael Hippke and John G. Learned, submitted to arXiv.org on February 6, 2018, looks into the potential risk of messages received from extraterrestrial intelligence. Could such messages somehow infect our computers with alien viruses and cripple our technological infrastructure?

    Turns out the answer is a solid maybe.

    Their paper, which you can find over at arXiv.org (PDF is here), argues that any messages we receive from extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) will need to be handled with caution.  They’ll also likely require the use of computers to understand, and therefore could pose a very real risk of being contaminated with computer viruses, either intentionally or unintentionally.

    And once we’re contaminated, it’s difficult to say whether or not we could fix that problem.

    After all, it is cheaper for ETI to send a malicious message to eradicate humans compared to sending battleships.

    A Communications Disruption Could Mean Only One Thing…

    What are we to do, then? The paper first suggests that “complex messages would need to be destroyed after reception in the risk averse case.”

    But Hippke and Learned aren’t only concerned with complex messages. They go over a few types that could prove problematic:

    1. A message of cultural significance, or one that could hurt planetary morale. They use the example of an alien message that reads, “We will make your sun go supernova tomorrow.” They argue this could cause global panic, and they’re probably right. I imagine messages along the lines of “Your planet was just an experiment, and we’re about to run out of funding” would throw us into a long-term existential crisis, as well.
    2. A message, perhaps similar to the above, sent repeatedly and unable to be controlled
    3. A complex message that contains an actual computer virus

    They also consider the possibility of aliens sending messages in the form of learning AI. This, they argue, would likely require isolation — perhaps to only “a computer in a box on the moon,” they write — to contain the message and prevent the AI from spreading. Only then could it be translated or executed safely. Failure to do so could allow said alien AI to have free rein over the world, and who knows how that would end?

    Possibly with human extinction.

    It’s not all doom and gloom, though. The paper ends by stating that the risk of running into a malicious message from ETI is very low (but not zero), and that “the potential benefits from joining a galactic network might be considerable.” So, risk vs. reward.

    I guess the question is…

    Would You Open That Alien Email?

    Funny enough, back in 2015 scientists were worrying about exactly the opposite — that messages we send into space might accidentally infect alien technology. Would that, perhaps, be seen as an act of war?

    “Language can hide a lot of information,” Dr. Anders Sanberg said at the time, during a speech at the British Science Festival. “We’re worried about malware being sent to aliens.”

    That might be useful, though.

    In the event of an actual alien invasion or extraterrestrial malware, we could always pull an Independence Day and send them a copy of Windows 10.

    You hear that, ET? Turnabout is fair play.

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    27-02-2018 om 00:53 geschreven door peter

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    Does Puma Punku Feature The Ultimate Ancient Astronaut Evidence?

    Located just 45 miles west of La Paz high in the breathtaking Andes mountains lie the mysterious ruins of an archaeological site called Puma Punku.

    This ancient site is home to megalithic stones which many researchers say are among the largest on the planet. Some of the megaliths here measure up to 26 feet long and weigh more than 100 tons each.

    This incredible site was built thousands of years ago by an extremely advanced culture. Today, Puma Punku is considered a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia.

    Tiwanaku is significant in Incan traditions because it is believed to be the site where the world was created. Puma Punku signifies “The Door of the Puma.”

    As noted by the Andean specialist, Binghamton University Anthropology professor W. H. Isbell, a radiocarbon date was obtained by Vranich from organic material from lowermost and oldest layer of mound-fill forming the Puma Punku. This layer was deposited during the first of three construction epochs and dates the initial construction of the Puma Punku at 1510 ±25 B.P.

    Puma Punku is so unique in the way that it was constructed and shaped and positioned, that it is the most intriguing ancient site on the planet. Mainstream scholars believe the blocks found at Puma Punku were formed by hand with primitive stone tools. But some researchers point to the intricate stonework as evidence of the use of advanced precision technology.

    How exactly could such primitive people, living thousands of years ago, have produced such flawless stonework? Is it possible that the ancient builders of Puma Punku have fabricated the megalithic stones with advanced technology? Precision tools that could have facilitated them to accomplish these marvels of engineering and construction, clean cuts, precise angles, would that be really possible without the aid of “modern” technology? Many people today find that quite unlikely.

    If you look at the stones carefully, you can see some intricate stonework, as though they used machine tools or even lasers. It’s incredible.

    At Puma Punku you will find these incredible stones with perfect right angles, and some stones have small drill holes which have been evenly spaced along this groove which makes you wonder whether or not it is possible that the ancient builders of Puma Punku used some sort of advanced machinery.

    Monolito by Diegoom Urbina on 500px

    A transportational and logistical nightmare

    After years of research, archaeologists have said the massive stones were hewn at quarries over 60 miles away and then rolled to Puma Punku on logs.

    However, what we seem to forget here and what nobody talks about is the fact that the archaeological site of Puma Punku is located at an altitude of 12,800 feet. This means that it is located above the natural tree line so this means that NO trees grew in that area which means that no trees were cut down in order to use wooden rollers.

    This brings us to the obvious question as to how did the ancient builders of Puma Punku transport huge blocks of stone to their destination? Sure, they could have brought logs from elsewhere, but that would have been a transportational nightmare at that time, and even a huge labor force would not have been enough for these massive stones to arrive at their destination.

    We simply have too many questions about the technology used, transportation, logistics, etc…, and it is hard to believe that all of this was achieved without the use of power tools and advanced forms of transportation.

    Moving these massive blocks of granite from their quarries and bringing them to Puma Punku would have required some type of advanced technology, means by which ancient cultures could have lifted these massive stones and placed them in their positions.

    Puma Punku is simply put, one of those places where, when you look at those incredible constructions, manipulated with that much perfection, your imagination just fires up, there are so many possibilities at this point, and conventional archaeological explanations just do not suffice.

    The right questions need to be asked, and there are so many mysteries that surround Puma Punku… from the materials used to aid them in the constructions… to the constructions methods and transportation of the blocks and the answer probably lies in front of us.

    Tiahuanaco, equally stunning and mystifying

    In 1549, while searching for the capital of the Inca Empire, Spanish conquistadors led by Pedro Cieza de León crossed into Bolivia and found the ruins of an archaeological site called Tiahuanaco. Less than a quarter mile northeast of Puma Punku, modern-day researchers believe Tiahuanaco was once the center of civilization with more than 50,000 inhabitants.

    Piedra de Puma Punku by Adrià Torres Capsada on 500px

    In fact, Tiahuanaco is probably the greatest American culture that many people haven’t heard of. It was one of the most important antecedents of the Inca and their history. The level of achievement in architecture, in political development, agriculture, industries was unlike anything found elsewhere in South America, and most scholars agree that Tiahuanaco was mysteriously abandoned around 1100 AD, for reasons we still do not know.

    However, numerous excavations revealed a great amount of information about Tiahuanaco. In the 1960s, the Bolivian government excavated and unearthed the Subterranean Temple at Tiahuanaco.

    Within the walls of the square sunken courtyard, researchers discovered hundreds of mysterious stone heads with a diverse range of features.

    Most scholars and authors agree that there are all the races of mankind represented at this wall, even elongated skulls, people wearing turbans, people with broad noses, people with thin noses, people with thick lips, people with thin lips, and some of the statues are particularly unusual because they do not seem to represent the local people.

    These mysterious places seem to represent every type and shape of human head existing on the planet.

    Tiahuanaco.jpg by Mauricio Araya on 500px

    Two of them, which are very intriguing, were created in white in color, and they look very much like grey alien heads, say Ufologists.

    Viracocha, the Andean Creator God

    A giant statue at the center of the sunken temple depicts the creator god, known as Viracocha. Curiously, Viracocha was depicted having many characteristics which are unlike those of the native population. This raises an interesting question; Why would the inhabitants of Tiahuanaco depict their most prominent god with features unlike their own?

    For example, Viracocha was depicted having a beard and a mustache, something that is a very unusual thing because American Indians do not have beards and mustaches. So, who was Viracocha, and is it possible that there is more to him than what we have been led to believe?

    Sumerian writing in America?

    One of the most fascinating archaeological artifacts ever discovered near Tiahuanaco is the famous Fuente Magna Bowl.

    The artifact is a ceramic bowl, and it has written on its surface Sumerian cuneiform and Proto-Sumerian hieroglyphic script. This is a huge problem for mainstream scholars as these two civilizations were never connected and are located on the opposite side of the world.

    In fact, these two ancient cultures were separated by more than 8.000 miles, and yet the Fuente Magna Bowl draws a direct connection between the ancient Sumerians and Tiahuanaco, and Puma Punku.

    { https://www.ancient-code.com/ }

    27-02-2018 om 00:40 geschreven door peter

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    Archaeologists find Ancient Egyptian Necropolis With 1,000 Statues and 40 Well-Preserved Sarcophagi

    Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis near the city of Menia, south of Cairo.

    In the eight tombs of the funeral city, archaeologists have found more than a thousand statues and four dozen sarcophagi in pristine condition.

    The archaeological site is located six kilometers north of another archaeological site called Tuna al-Gabal. The excavation work is scheduled to last for 5 years, in an attempt to uncover all burials in the cemetery, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

    Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said: “We will need at least five years to work on the necropolis. This is only the beginning of a new discovery.”

    Image Credit: EPA

    For the moment, the archaeological mission has found a group of tombs and burials belonging to the priests of the ancient Egyptian god Thoth, the main deity of nome 15 (administrative division in ancient Egypt) whose capital was al-Ashmounein.

    One of the uncovered tombs belongs to a high priest of the god Thoth, Hersa-Esei.

    The tomb houses 13 burials in which archaeologists discovered a large number of shabti figures carved in earthenware.

    Minya is located about 250 kilometers south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.

    Image Credit: EPA

    Experts also found a collection of 1,000 statuettes in very good condition, while the rest of the statuettes were found fragmented into smaller pieces. The researchers are collecting all their pieces for restoration.

    Archaeologists also came across four canopic jars made of alabaster with lids showing the faces of the four sons of God Horus.

    Archaeologists report that the jars are in a very good condition and still contain the mummified internal organs of the deceased. The jars are decorated with hieroglyphic texts that show the name and the different titles of its owner, the high priest ‘Djehuty-Irdy-e’, whose mummy was also found.

    Image Credit: Alamy Live News

    Archaeologists note that the mummy of high priest ‘Djehuty-Irdy-e’ is decorated with a bronze necklace that represents the ancient Egyptian God Nut stretching his wings to protect the deceased according to the ancient Egyptian belief.

    The mummified remains are also decorated with a collection of precious pearls, as well as golden bronze leaves, two eyes carved in bronze and adorned with ivory and crystal pearls.

    Four amulets of semi-precious stones were also found on the mummy. It is also decorated with hieroglyphic texts, one of which is engraved with a phrase saying: “happy new year”.

    Image Credit: Alamy Live News

    Archaeologists also came across 40 limestone sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes.

    Some of them were found having anthropoid tops decorated with the names and different titles of their owners.

    Another discovered family tomb houses a collection of gigantic sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes, with ushabti figures bearing the names of their owners who were priests of the gods during their lifetime.

    { https://www.ancient-code.com/ }

    27-02-2018 om 00:29 geschreven door peter

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    The Mystery Behind The “1890; A Giant In Japan” Footage

    One of the strangest videos showing alleged giants popped up on the internet 11 years ago when in 2007, several new agencies and YouTubers started talking about a video where a massive human is seen standing among the population, somewhere in Japan.

    The video claimed to have been filmed in 1890 in Japan quickly made headlines across the world as people started thinking about the possibility that there were giants among us.

    Many also started speaking about the Nephilim, the Bible, and legends that suggest how thousands of years ago Giants walked on Earth.

    The video raised numerous questions as people cared little for fact checks.

    Many claimed it was the ultimate evidence the Bible was right about the Nephilim, and how society in the 21st century was living a lie.

    Little did they know that the video was far from any actual evidence of Giants.

    Simply put, people love stories about giants, aliens and paranormal things that cannot be easily explained.

    Furthermore, by nature people are fascinated by things that we struggle to understand. It’s a mixture of curiosity and fascination.

    While there have been numerous reports and even discoveries of supposed massive skeletons, unlike those of ordinary humans, this video footage allegedly filmed in 1890 is not one of them.

    While it is surely intricately made and makes you think that someone really filmed a giant walking among people in Japan in 1890, the truth is the video is barely a decade old.

    Since the video—and images from the video—popped up on the internet, people started sharing it like crazy, without considering for a moment whether or not it was real.

    Dubbed as ‘the ultimate proof’ of Nephilim on Earth, the video spread uncontrollably.

    But, someone actually decided to dig deeper and find out more about the video and images.

    That, someone, was Dan Evon who researched the mystery Giant video for Snopes.

    As Evans wrote in his article for Snopes; “Some people have claimed that the footage comes from the early 1800s (decades before film was invented), while others say that it shows a giant sumo wrestler in a parade. Still, others maintain that the video really shows a Biblical Nephilim giant.”

    The truth is that the footage is in fact only 11 years old, and belongs to a scene from the 2007 movie Big Man Japan, a movie which features a wide range of bizarre creatures as Evans explains.

    “The “giant,” then, is the product of standard special-effects trickery, not hidden footage that proves beyond a doubt the existence of Nephilim.”

    There may be plenty of evidence of Giants existing on Earth, but this one surely isn’t one.

    https://www.ancient-code.com/ }

    27-02-2018 om 00:18 geschreven door peter

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    China’s Hypersonic Plane Travels From Bejing to New York in a Few Hours

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    IN BRIEF
    In an effort to become the leading country in high-speed flight, China is now testing a hypersonic plane dubbed the I Plane. The aircraft produces less drag and high lift, and only needs a couple of hours to reach New York from Beijing.

    Global powers are pushing flight faster. With Japan looking to reintroduce supersonic speeds to aircraft, China has joined several U.S. companies in working on aircraft capable of achieving hypersonic speeds — and they’re relatively far along.

    Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing successfully tested their “I Plane” (named because it resembles a capital ‘I’ when viewed from the front) in a wind tunnel at speeds ranging from Mach 5 to Mach 7, or than 3,800 to 5,370 miles per hour. In their research, published in the journal Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, the team explains the hypersonic plane would only need a “couple of hours” to travel from Beijing to New York. For comparison, a commercial airline flight can take at least 14 hours.

    An artist's depection of the I Plane, a hypersonic plane being developed by China. It features a highly pointed nose with two sets of wings.

    The I Plane. Image Credit: China Science Press

    Testing has been successful so far, with the craft producing low drag and high lift. As reported by the South China Morning Post, the I Plane’s lift was roughly 25 percent of that of a Boeing 737; compared to the 737’s ability to carry up to 20 tonnes, or 200 passengers, an I Plane of the same size could carry 5 tonnes or 50 passengers.

    A researcher familiar with the project (who went unnamed) told the SCMP the I Plane could be used to transport bombs as well, saying it could be “something like a hypersonic heavy bomber;” incidentally, China also recently developed hypersonic missiles capable of traveling at speeds above 7,000 mph.

    Popular Science notes the I Plane’s development reflects China’s desire to be a leader in the hypersonic arms race. China’s next hypersonic project includes a wind tunnel that can produce speeds of up to Mach 36, making it more capable than the Mach 30 LENX-X in Buffalo, New York.

    U.S. Admiral Harry Harris warned congress in February about China delving into hypersonic technology, but it’s not as though the U.S. isn’t working on hypersonic projects of its own.

    Researchers from NASA discovered last year that boron nitride nanotubes could be a material that makes hypersonic air travel more feasible, and could allow NASA planes to cross the country in less than an hour. Furthermore, the U.S. Navy is testing hypersonic weapons that could hit anywhere on Earth within an hour, and Lockheed Martin hinted in January the SR-72 — the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird — is already in development, and that this hypersonic plane could be flying by 2030.

    It’ll be some time before hypersonic flight comes to commercialized aircraft, but the idea of going hypersonic is already being capitalized on. At this point, it comes to to who can use it more effectively first.

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    26-02-2018 om 23:35 geschreven door peter

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    Un OVNI s’est écrasé près de Salvador au Brésil

    En ce début d’année 2018, il est arrivé un événement inexplicable au Brésil. Après avoir entendu une forte explosion, des habitants ont découvert les débris d’un OVNI tombés du ciel.

    Le 20 février 2018, sur le territoire de la ville de Salvador, un objet mystérieux s’est écrasé sur le sol. L’OVNI a très probablement explosé avant l’accident.

    Les habitants ont été apeurés par ce bruit étrange. Après cela, ils ont observé un étrange objet brillant chuter à grande vitesse, brûlant l’herbe sèche environnante. Adini da Silva Almeida a réussi à trouver un morceau de l’OVNI dans les environs.

    Il a indiqué que ce morceau était en métal, qu’il mesurait à peine 15 centimètres de longueur et pesait presque trois livres.

    Les scientifiques croient qu’au Brésil, une météorite est tombée, ou qu’il s’agit simplement de déchets spatiaux. Les ufologues pensent, quant à eux, que les gens ont eu affaire à un vaisseau spatial construit par des extraterrestres.

    Pour connaître la véritable origine de cet OVNI, il faudrait que l’artefact soit transmis aux scientifiques qui pourraient ainsi l’analyser et faire toute la lumière sur cette affaire. Hélas, il est peu probable que les habitants prennent cette initiative.

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    26-02-2018 om 23:16 geschreven door peter

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    Michio Kaku reveals the important features the aliens would have when they contact humans

    Emma Joe

    Many people here on Earth are fascinated by aliens. Although the scientists have not been able to trace any extraterrestrial life yet, the search for the same has been intensified. Recently, theoretical physicist and Michio Kaku revealed some interesting facts about aliens in his new book “The Future of Humanity. In the book, Kaku wrote about aliens, their chance of making contact with humans and how they will react when they encounter the humans.

    In the book, Kaku also mentioned the looks of the aliens. According to Kaku, in future, human civilization will become more advanced and will develop new cutting-edge technologies that will lead them closer to aiming contact with alien life. Scientists have hypothesized about the fact that extraterrestrial life might be possible in far-off worlds much different from Earth.

    Like humans, they might be advancing their technology or skills to make contact with other worlds or to keep an eye on other worlds. Kaku consulted some exobiology experts and theorists specializing in hypothetical alien life forms present in distant worlds and came up with a list of necessary features that the aliens should possess to match up with the humans. According to Kaku, the aliens would have Stereo Vision, two eyes capable of focusing on a single object, just like humans. Stereo vision helps the hunters or predators to catch their prey. Kaku wrote, “In all likelihood, intelligent aliens in space will have descended from predators that hunted for their food.”

    Kaku further wrote that depicting aliens as hunters does not mean that they will be aggressive or attack us but we need to be cautious about that as their ancestors long ago might have been predators. Another must-have feature is the presence of thumbs in aliens, as per Kaku. Opposable thumbs or grasping appendages played a major role in the rise of primates. The thumbs would help them catch their prey and also create tools, thus strengthening their chances of making contact. The third important feature that alien should possess is the language. In order to hand down and accumulate essential information from generation to generation, some form of language is crucial,” Kaku wrote.

    Kaku also predicted that the ice-covered moons are the places more prone to hosting alien life because there the life would exist underwater. Although Kaku predicted that aliens need to have stereo vision, grasping thumps and some sort of language to have any contact with humans, he did not mention about the shape or size of the aliens or in what form they are present in the outside worlds.

    https://sciexaminer.com/ }

    26-02-2018 om 23:07 geschreven door peter

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    6 Things That Could Wipe Out the Human Race

    Posted by Anthony under Apocalyptic

    Humans have been on planet Earth for around 6 million years according to mainstream science. In that time Earth and the human race has endured many catastrophes, with the popular ones being ice ages, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and asteroids.

    But we are still here, for now.

    All Good Things…

    As we know all good things come to an end, and one day that quote will come to fruition as far as humans and our planet are concerned.

    But how would we all die, or worse, how would planet Earth be destroyed? I love apocalyptic fiction. So much so I am releasing an anthology of my short stories later this year. But before I do I wanted to write some articles about our demise, and some of the ways in which we could be destroyed. So read on for my take on what could, potentially wipe us all out.

    Alien Plague

    In 2013 a team of British researchers released a balloon into the stratosphere. It floated up to around 14-17 miles above the Earth, and collected samples as it flew. When it came back down to Earth, the researchers had a shock when they checked their samples. Microscopic algae called diatom were found, surprising the researchers. This meant that high above our heads potentially dangerous viruses could be lurking, ready to land and wipe us out.

    But where did they originally come from?

    Now Where’s that Bacteria From?

    Skip forward to 2017, and there have been claims by Russian Cosmonauts that when they swabbed the outside of the ISS, the swabs contained bacteria which they claim is alien bacteria. Whether it’s alien or human bacteria I don’t know, but it just goes to show that life could have been started by bacteria falling down to Earth billions of years ago. Something which some mainstream scientists think happened. It also means that alien bacteria could also drop down on to Earth, and the consequences to life on Earth could be catastrophic.

    Alien Invasion of the ‘Tiny’ Kind

    We have no idea what’s out there in the vastness of space. Alien races, weird and wonderful planets, teaming with what we’d call ‘exotic alien life.’ What about alien plagues? If something did hitch a ride on an asteroid or comet, and crashed on Earth, how would we deal with it? It could be something so different from our known viruses we have no idea how to deal with it. Can you imagine the consequences to human and other life on Earth for that matter?

    Not so Friendly Neighbours

    Maybe an alien race has read the messages we sent out into space on board the Pioneer spacecraft, or listened to the record Voyager’s 1and 2 had on board. They then decide our planet is perfect for themselves but don’t want an all-out alien invasion. One way in which to destroy the population of Earth would be Biological Warfare, and what better way to deliver that payload by sending an asteroid our way piggybacked with a concoction of deadly bacteria we couldn’t deal with.

    This leads nicely onto…

    Pandemic

    Have you seen the films ‘Last Man on Earth’ with Vincent Price, then Charlton Heston? How about ‘Planet of the Apes?’ There are many fictional films, books and TV shows out there that deal with pandemics, but could such a thing actually happen?

    Global Epidemic

    Throughout the ages pandemics or global epidemics have scythed through the human populous, decimating it as it did.

    The Black Death in the 14th century. Spanish Flu in the early 1900’s. How about HIV, Ebola, and Smallpox? They are just a few of the viruses that have managed to get a foothold on the planet, and killed off many millions of people, and animals in some cases. Not all are created by humans either. In the case of the Black Death, (Rats) HIV, (Monkeys) Ebola, (Bats) and others, they have come from animals, mutated and crossed over to humans. Some are still around today, like HIV, which is still causing the deaths of many millions of people as there’s no known cure.

    Could a Mad Scientist Really Create a Deadly Virus?

    It doesn’t have to be a mad scientist who creates something that can wipe out mankind. As I’ve mentioned above, some of the viruses have been caused by Mother Nature herself. Called Zoonoses, (infectious diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans),

    It’s only a matter of time before the Armageddon virus jumps from an animal onto humans, and wipes us all out.

    Nanotechnology

    What is Nanotechnology?

     The following quote is from the “National Nanotechnology Initiative.” You can find more info HERE

    Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.

    Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

    What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    The year is 2066 and mankind is using nanotechnology in every aspect of their lives. Surgery is totally revolutionised by the advent of nanotech, and in particular nanobots. Most known diseases and viruses have been eradicated thanks in no small part to these ‘wonder bots’ as some people are calling them.

    Cancer, one big problem with us humans has been almost defeated thanks to the nanobots. They are injected into the patient then they set about finding the disease, then getting rid of it in a matter of days. Once they have completed their task they go inert and pass through the body naturally as they are so tiny no one knows they are there.

    But there’s a problem. In a rush to get the nanobots out of the lab and into everyday life, essential coding was rushed through. Instead of going inert and passing out of the body naturally, they stay there, and wait. Silently reproducing themselves until the hosts, the human patient can’t handle the sheer number of bots inside them. Its then they burst out, and start to ‘cleanse’ anything and everything in a ‘Grey Goo Revolution.’

    Sounds like Science Fiction doesn’t it? Well actually within a few decades we will have nanobots, and most probably using them in all sorts of things, surgery being one. Some scientists urge caution as they could potentially replicate causing our destruction, along with our planet, galaxy and the whole universe.

    This leads me nicely to my next disaster…

    Rise of the Machines

    Hands up if you HAVEN’T seen any of The Terminator films? I could probably count those that haven’t seen at least one of them films on one finger, as most are so good nearly everyone would have seen at least one.

    Artificial Intelligence, or A.I. for short, will be the biggest thing mankind has ever invented. Such is the development of A.I. it’s no longer ‘if’ we build an A.I. unit but rather ‘when.’ We are already using some form of A.I. in technology, like fridges, cookers, tablets and mobile phones. But what I am talking about is an android, robot or whatever you want to call it.

    Such is the rush to create little Tommy the Terminator that mistakes are bound to happen, and that could result in the A.I. turning against us.

    When They Speak People Listen

    When the likes of Professor Stephen Hawking’s and Elon Musk say A.I. could mean the end of the human race, it’s time to stand up and listen to what they have to say.

    “It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate,” the professor has said.

    “Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”

    Elon Musk has warned that “A.I. is our biggest existential threat”.

    Now I’m all for technology making things easier for us lazy humans, but not at the expense of us lazy humans. And while I for one welcome the advent of A.I., we must tread carefully and make sure there are no mistakes or backdoors in which it can escape.

    First Thoughts

    Let’s put this into context for a minute. We create an A.I. unit and switch it on for the first time. What do you think it sees when it opens its eyes for the first time? It could see us humans as a problem to the planet and anything else living on it. We are warmongers, weak, and live in puny, fragile bodies that constantly need repairing. Oh and we grow old, something the A.I. won’t do.

    Friend or Foe?

    Is it going to want to ‘help’ mankind? Maybe it sees us as a threat, and wants to destroy us all. Seeing as computers double their intelligence every eighteen months or so, means that before long A.I. will be way smarter than us. We could program it to help us with all sorts of tasks, like creating nanobots if they haven’t been built. Now can you imagine if it did help us build these microscopic workers, then turned on us with them and itself. There’d be nowhere to run that’s for sure.

    Kill Switch

    So they said a ‘kill switch’ will be built in to the A.I. Oh yea? How long do you think it’ll take for it to find it? Then what do you think it will do? For one it’s going to disable it, and two, it could see that as a threat to itself, and kill us all. It won’t take any A.I. unit long to explore itself and its surroundings. It’s going to be curious just like us, and want to know about everything it sees, touches, and smells.

    A Passing Star or Planet

    According to mainstream science there are plenty of rogue stars and planets gallivanting around the universe after being kicked out of their own many millions of years ago. If one did enter our galaxy then I’m afraid it could leave its calling card on our galaxy, and probably our planet.

    Has this happened before?

    Yes it has. Around 4.5 billion years ago, a Mars sized object collided with the Earth. The debris that was flung out in to space was clumped together and ended up forming the moon we see in the night sky today. Astronomer’s called the object Theia, which in ancient times was the Titan Goddess of Sight.

    If the same thing happened today, nothing would be left after the collision, just dust, debris, fire and lava.

    A Passing Star

    Astronomers believe that around 70,000 years ago a red dwarf star did pass through our solar system. Named the Scholz Star (after the person who found the star) it’s thought that the star passed through the outer edges of the Oort cloud, a cloud of comets some 5 trillion miles away. The next time a star will pass ‘close’ to us will be a mere 240,000 to 470,000 years from now, by a ‘rogue star’ named HIP 85605. It’s thought it would skirt the outer reaches of The Oort Cloud, and not cause our planet any problems, not that we’d be here in 240,000 years anyway!

    For a star to give us any cause for alarm it would either have to go supernova as it passed through our galaxy, or pass through the inner parts of the solar system. According to the professionals, no star they know of is passing that close. I hope they’re right.

    On the left, an optical image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows Cygnus X-1, outlined in a red box. Cygnus X-1 is located near large active regions of star formation in the Milky Way, as seen in this image that spans some 700 light years across. An artist's illustration on the right depicts what astronomers think is happening within the Cygnus X-1 system. Cygnus X-1 is a so-called stellar-mass black hole, a class of black holes that comes from the collapse of a massive star. New studies with data from Chandra and several other telescopes have determined the black hole's spin, mass, and distance with unprecedented accuracy.

    Wandering Black Hole

    Could a black hole passing through our galaxy, destroy us? Well to answer that we need to know what a black hole is, and the main types of black hole.

    There are many types of black hole, but the three main types are:

    • Primordial: Thought to have formed soon after the big bang.
    • Stellar: Forms when a massive star collapses in on itself.
    • Supermassive: Scientists think these form around the same time as the galaxy they are living in.

    The most popular black hole is the stellar black hole. These are created when the centre of a massive star collapses in on itself and creates a supernova which blasts part of the star out into space.

    I Can See You

    If one did enter our galaxy would we know it was there? Well most probably yes because of the accretion disk. This is basically heated radioactive material dragged in by the black hole. Outer planets would be swallowed up or at the very least, thrown out of our galaxy. This would have a knock on effect, and the inner planets and even the suns orbits would be seriously compromised. The Oort cloud would be no more, but before it merged with the black hole it would probably shoot out comets towards Earth and the other planets, and we would be destroyed before the black hole got any closer.

    If we did survive that onslaught and the black hole continued through the galaxy, then we would again be pulverised by asteroids from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Devastating earthquakes and super volcanoes would lay waste to whatever was left of the Earth, and any remaining humans, animals, insects, fish and mammals would be on borrowed time. As the black hole drew closer it would finally tear our planet apart, with the remains dragged into the accretion disk where it would remain for millions of years.                                                               

    It’s the End Jim, But Not as we know it

    Mainstream science will tell you most, if not all of these scenarios are very unlikely to happen. Well my dad used to tell me nothings impossible, so for now all bets are on the table as far as these are concerned. I’m not going to lose any sleep over them though. Instead I’m going to write some more apocalyptic fiction, as researching for ‘6 Things That Could Destroy Earth or Wipe out the Human Race’ has given me some great ideas.

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    26-02-2018 om 22:47 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.NASA shares unique time-lapse of Jupiter’s South Pol

    NASA shares unique time-lapse of Jupiter’s South Pol

     BY TIBI PUIU 

    Credit: NASA/JPL.

    Credit: NASA/JPL.

    Jupiter’s colorful bands or the gas giant’s huge Red Spot typically get all the attention but in a series of novel photos, NASA has finally captured a glimpse of a rare feature: Jupiter’s South Pole. We aren’t disappointed, that’s for sure!

    Gas marble

    When people think of Jupiter, they picture a colorful marble mainly painted in browns, reds, and off-whites. However, as images beamed back by the Juno spacecraft show, the gas giant is a lot more diverse when viewed from other angles. What immediately caught my eye were the beautiful blue swirling patterns, which resembles a mesmerizing iris.

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft took the color-enhanced time-lapse sequence of images during its eleventh close flyby of the gas giant planet on Feb. 7 between 7:21 a.m. and 8:01 a.m. PST.

    Although at first glance each picture in the series looks the same, there are slight differences between each image. The differences between the far left image and the far right image, for instance, are more immediately noticeable.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt.

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived at the Jupiter system on July 4, 2016. Its mission is to study the planet in detail to give scientists a better idea of the gas giant’s weather, magnetic environment and formation history.

    Juno is only the second long-term mission at Jupiter after the Galileo spacecraft, which orbited the planet from 1995 to 2003. The spacecraft’s two-year mission is scheduled to end in six months. NASA will either crash Juno into Jupiter or extend its mission with a new lease.

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    26-02-2018 om 21:47 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Alien hunter spots huge ‘line’ on Google Earth stretching 13,000 miles across the globe

    Alien hunter spots huge ‘line’ on Google Earth stretching 13,000 miles across the globe

    Jasper Hamill

    Alien hunter spots huge 'line' stretching 13,000 miles across the skies of Earth

    There’s a thin white line on our blue planet

    (Photo: Secureteam10)

    A gigantic line stretching 13,000 miles across the planet has been spotted on Google Earth.

    The strange line resembles a con-trail emitted by an aeroplane but is much longer, reaching from Antarctica to the North Pole.

    It was spotted by the YouTube channel SecureTeam 10

    ‘This was not created by an airliner,’ it said. ‘This map here and at this distance only gives us images of the major cloud formations and weather around the Earth.

    ‘There are obviously hundreds of thousands of contrails by planes but we cannot see them.

    ‘Whatever created this cloud formation, if that’s what it is, would have to be massive.

    ‘Not only that, it would have the ability to go from Antarctica spanning 13,000 miles in a straight line all the way to the North Pole without stopping and without changing direction.

    ‘It would have to do this fast enough to leave this entire line of clouds in perfect condition like it moved over the Earth in a matter of minutes.’

    If the line is real, it may have been produced by a new type of jet capable of travelling at extreme speeds.

    However, there’s a chance it may have been produced by a glitch in Google Earth, which stitches together photos taken at different times together.

    MORE:  Mysterious UFO ‘object’ spotted near Area 51 on Google Earth

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    26-02-2018 om 21:14 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Mysterieus spoor dat zich uitstrekt over de halve aardbol gespot op Google Earth. Wat is dit?
    Mysterieus spoor dat zich uitstrekt over de halve aardbol gespot op Google Earth. Wat is dit?

    Mysterieus spoor dat zich uitstrekt over de halve aardbol gespot op Google Earth. Wat is dit?

    Complottheoretici hebben op Google Earth een enorm spoor ontdekt, dat van de Zuidpool richting de Noordpool loopt. Dat meldt Metro.

    De UFO-jagers van SecureTeam10 hebben een video op YouTube gezet waarin het reusachtige spoor onder de loep wordt genomen.

    De vraag is nu hoe het spoor, dat zich uitstrekt over de halve aardbol, is ontstaan.

    Iets enorms

    Geschat wordt dat het spoor een lengte heeft van 19.000 tot 21.000 kilometer. “Dit kan niet zijn achtergelaten door een vliegtuig,” klinkt het.

    Tyler van SecureTeam10 merkt in de video op dat contrails in het niet vallen bij het spoor, toevoegende dat deze ‘wolkenformatie’ moet zijn gemaakt door iets enorms.

    “Dat niet alleen, het was in staat om in een rechte lijn van Antarctica naar de Noordpool te vliegen, zonder te stoppen of van richting te veranderen.”

    Niet bekend

    Of het om een vreemd gevormde wolk of een condensspoor van een nog onbekend object gaat, is niet bekend.

    Sommigen denken dat er bij Google iets is misgegaan bij de verwerking van de satellietbeelden.

    De Nederlandse lucht- en ruimtevaartdeskundige Coen Vermeeren zegt over het spoor: “Gezien de technologie die ‘wij’ hebben, is dit onmogelijk.”

    Ongeïdentificeerd object

    “Immers, de winden op diverse hoogten gaan alle kanten uit, dus een dergelijk spoor had, als het met een vliegtuig was gemaakt, al lang moeten zijn verspreid,” voegde hij toe.

    Vermeeren vermoedt dat het gaat om een ongeïdentificeerd object.

    Bekijk het filmpje hieronder:

    [Metro

    26-02-2018 om 20:41 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.AAN ELKAAR GEPLAKTE AARDE EN MYSTERIEUZE CONSTRUCTIES OP DE MAAN

    AAN ELKAAR GEPLAKTE AARDE EN MYSTERIEUZE CONSTRUCTIES OP DE MAAN

    Een bijzonder ontdekking via Google Earth doet je geloven dat de aarde bestaat uit twee verschillende helften die aan elkaar geplakt lijken te zijn. 

    En de Chinezen blijven maar van alles fotograferen op de maan en daarbij komen bijzondere dingen tevoorschijn



    Ook Tyler vsn Secureteam ontsnapte klaarblijkelijk niet aan de griep en dus het was enige tijd stil, maar nu is hij weer terug met bijzondere dingen die hij meestal krijgt opgestuurd van zijn lezers. 

    Eén van de vreemde dingen die hij dit keer heeft, betreft onze aarde. Wanneer je volgens hem naar Google Earth gaat en je selecteert een bepaalde optie waarbij wolken boven het aardoppervlak zichtbaar worden, dan verschijnt er een bijzondere lijn op onze aardbol, zoals te zien op de volgende afbeelding.

    Je krijgt dan een beetje de indruk dat de aarde bestaat uit twee helften en dat iemand deze aan elkaar heeft geplakt. Hoe het kan, is een raadsel en ook dat deze lijn vanaf Antarctica over Zuid Amerika naar de Noordpool loopt.

    Vooralsnog is het een raadsel en ongetwijfeld goed nieuws voor mensen die denken dat de aarde plat is. 

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    Verder is er deze week een bijzonder opname boven water gekomen van een UFO boven Wit Rusland. Het is een soort gloeiend object, gefilmd vanuit een auto, dat laag en met hoge snelheid vliegt.

    Ook hier is nog geen verklaring voor. 
     
    Net zo min als er een verklaring is voor het volgende object. De opname is gemaakt door een man in Engeland die niets met UFO's heeft en zich afvraagt of hij misschien een vliegende vogel heeft gefotografeerd.

    Deze foto laat de klassieke zogenaamde retro UFO zien, ook wel de klassieke vliegende schotel genoemd.


    xxx

    Wij hebben in een eerder artikel al beelden laten zien van een ruimteschip op de maan, gemaakt door één van de Chinese maanlanders, die ook nu een opmerkelijke foto heeft gemaakt van iets dat eigenlijk niets anders kan zijn dan een enorm ruimteschip op het maanoppervlak.

    Nu zijn er meer opnames waarvan een deel hieronder te zien is. De foto's laten een heel ander beeld zien van de maan dan de normale Zwitserse gatenkaas die wij gewend zijn te zien. Het is daar allesbehalve een kale boel, want er wordt door de Chinezen van alles gefotografeerd. Wat het allemaal precies is, weten wij uiteraard niet, maar dat er iets is, zoveel lijkt intussen wel duidelijk.

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    26-02-2018 om 20:19 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Dan toch geen kans op leven bij ruimtebuurman die op slechts vier lichtjaar van de aarde ligt - HLN.be

    Dan toch geen kans op leven bij ruimtebuurman die op slechts vier lichtjaar van de aarde ligt - HLN.be

    Bron: ANP

    Een impressie van planeet Proxima b.

     AFP 
    Een impressie van planeet Proxima b.
     Even leek het erop dat er heel misschien leven mogelijk was op een planeet die rond de dichtstbijzijnde ster draait. Maar daar kan een streep door, zeggen Amerikaanse wetenschappers nu. De kans op leven op de planeet Proxima b is nihil.

    Proxima b draait rond de ster Proxima Centauri. Die staat op slechts vier lichtjaar van de aarde, maar is zo zwak en klein dat hij niet met het blote oog te zien is. 

    Op metingen zagen wetenschappers dat de ster op 24 maart vorig jaar een enorme zonnevlam produceerde, een magnetische uitbarsting. De explosie zorgde ervoor dat de ster in tien seconden tijd ongeveer duizend keer feller werd. De vlam zelf was tien keer zo groot als een grote vlam van onze zon. Daardoor werd de planeet blootgesteld aan 4000 keer meer straling dan de aarde te verduren krijgt van zonnevlammen. De planeet moet dus de volle laag hebben gekregen. “In de miljarden jaren dat de planeet bestaat, kunnen zulke vlammen de atmosfeer en oceanen hebben doen verdampen en het oppervlak hebben gesteriliseerd”, aldus de onderzoekers.

    De planeet Proxima b cirkelend rond Proxima Centauri.

     REUTERS
     De planeet Proxima b cirkelend rond Proxima Centauri.

    De planeet is een klein beetje groter dan de aarde en heeft ongeveer dezelfde samenstelling. Bovendien zat hij in de zogeheten leefbare zone rond de ster. Dat is een gebied rond waar misschien vloeibaar water op het oppervlak mogelijk mogelijk is. “Leefbaarheid draait om meer dan alleen op de juiste afstand van de ster staan”, concluderen de wetenschappers nu.

    De studie staat in het wetenschapsblad The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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    26-02-2018 om 20:07 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.UFO ‘SHOCK proof’? Worrying images emerge of ‘US airforce alien DOGFIGHT’ above Area 51

    UFO ‘SHOCK proof’? Worrying images emerge of ‘US airforce alien DOGFIGHT’ above Area 51

    UFO HUNTERS have revealed shocking pictures of a “three plane dogfight” above Area 51 that shows a craft that is “too small to fit a person inside” tussling with other aircraft, it has been claimed.

    Tim Doyle and Tracey Su revealed the images that show two jets flying above the desert in Lincoln County, Nevada, while a third object looms in the sky.

    Mr Doyle said: “Tracy noticed a couple of jet fighters dog fighting, so she popped off a couple pictures.

    “It wasn’t until we got back home when we started reviewing the pictures that we noticed a third object.

    “What in the world is this? It looks like some kind of triangular unmanned drone. Because it’s definitely too small to have a person inside of it and after reviewing the pictures, it definitely looks as though the three crafts are interacting with each other.

    UFO

    Getty • YouTube thirdphaseofmoon

    Tim Doyle and Tracey Su revealed the worrying images

    “It’s like a three plane dogfight.”

    The picture shows a small craft that appears to look completely different in shape to the other two in the image.

    The video explained that Time and Tracy “set up camp 12 miles from Area 51" in a desperate effort to uncover any mysterious secrets the base might have been hiding from the US public.

    Mr Doyle added: “We’ll spend the night and seek UFOs and see what else happens.

    “Welcome to Area 51, tonight we are UFO hunting in front of the most mysterious and secretive military installation in the entire world and we’ve got all the equipment set up tonight.

    "We are taking a look at Orion’s Belt live on the television and that is coming live through our video camera here.

    “We have a still camera setup where we are taking still shots repetitively to see if we see any blinking lights, maybe any dark objects, any lights out operations that might be going on.”

    UFO

    YouTube thirdphaseofmoon

    The video explained that Tim and Tracy 'set up camp 12 miles from Area 51'

    UFO sighting

    YouTube thirdphaseofmoon

    Area 51 is based around 80 miles from Las Vegas in Nevada

    Area 51 is based around 80 miles from Las Vegas in Nevada.

    The base is surrounded by mystery and many have claimed that it is heavily involved in top-secret projects.

    Following a Freedom of Information request, the CIA acknowledged that Area 51 existed in 2013.

    26-02-2018 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.Strange Trail in the sky extends entire length of the Earth

    Strange Trail in the sky extends entire length of the Earth

    Several days ago there was a really bizarre observation on Google Earth and Google Maps.

    A baffling line of thousands of miles that extended from the South Pole, Antarctica to the North Pole has not only spotted on Google Earth and Google Maps but may have been spotted from the International Space Station too.


    There is a lot of discussion going on what this huge line could be. The mysterious line seems to be a form of energy or a frequency that the Earth was detected from something big.

    Despite some people suggest that it is a processing glitch it clearly has a physical construction.

    While the online community still discusses about the strange phenomenon, a video has surfaced of a gigantic bizarre straight line soaring through the sky over the Netherlands.

    The witness who submitted the footage to MrMB333 writes:

    “Just to share a really strange cloud line in the sky above the Netherlands I’ve spotted on February 20, 2018.”

    “Some strange straight lined cloud formation, quite wide and reaching beyond the vanishing point of my eyes.”

    “The cloud line seems to be of a different kind of cloud material then the other clouds around and behind it.”

    It looks like the 'giant line' on Google earth WAS real after all, the question is; what is the origin of this phenomenon, where does this come from, taking into account the observation of the giant line over the Netherlands that the cloud material seems to be artificially created.
      

    26-02-2018 om 18:57 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.If aliens exist, here’s what they most likely look like

    what do aliens look like

    If aliens exist, here’s what they most likely look like

    Movies, TV shows, and video games have helped humanity paint a mental picture of what aliens might look like if we ever run into them, but most of the time those fictional depictions have little or no scientific backing whatsoever. Researchers searching for extraterrestrial life don’t necessarily know exactly what they’re looking for, but based on what we’ve learned about humanity’s rise there’s a handful of things nature tells us are required for advancement of a civilization. In the book “The Future of Humanity,” author Michio Kaku attempts to answer the incredibly difficult question of what aliens might look like, and this time it’s not just a guess.

    Kaku consulted with exobiology experts and theorists who specialize in hypothetical alien life forms which have developed on far-off worlds much different from Earth. Using that accumulated knowledge, Kaku came up with a very basic list of criteria that any intelligence alien race would need to have in order to reach a level similar to humanity.

    As the New York Post reports, the requirements that Kaku has dreamt up are essentially the same capabilities that scientists believe have allowed humans to progress in the way that we have:

    1. Stereo vision – Two eyes capable of focusing on a single object are something we typically associate with predators here on Earth. Prey animals often have one eye on either side of their head which allows them to spot threats and escape quickly, but that type of ocular setup is poor when it comes to hunting. Kaku suggests that most if not all “intelligent” alien races would have originated as hunters, rather than the hunted.
    2. Thumbs – Scientists have long believed that evolution which led to opposable thumbs was a huge factor in the rise of primates. A method of grasping objects allows for the making of tools which, it is thought, is one of the very earliest signs of intelligence as we know it. It makes sense that aliens would have followed a similar path.
    3. Language – This one is a bit tricky because it’s incredibly non-specific. The key here isn’t just the ability to communicate with each other in the moment — many animals have species-wide methods of vocal communication that could be considered language — but also to relay information and pass it down between generations. This allows the accumulation of knowledge over long periods of time and gives new members of a species the chance to expand and “stand on the shoulders” of those who came before them.

    These features obviously sound a lot like what we’re all born with, which makes perfect sense. However, within this very basic outline there’s plenty of room for variation. If aliens only need two eyes, a gripping appendage, and some kind of language in order to have caught up with humans, there’s really no telling what form their bodies have actually taken, especially on planets with chemical makeup far different from Earth.

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    26-02-2018 om 01:14 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Spin Master Releases High-Flying Motorized 'Sonic Rocket'

    Spin Master Releases High-Flying Motorized 'Sonic Rocket'

    26-02-2018 om 00:36 geschreven door peter

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    Neanderthal Art Dated to 65,000-years-ago in Spain

    New findings from cave sites in Spain suggest that Neanderthals had nothing to envy in respect to their cognitive skills when contrasted against their close cousins, fully modern humans. It is no longer easy to argue that our direct ancestors had the edge on Neanderthals when it came to displays of mental prowess with the confirmation of extremely ancient Neanderthal cave art.   

    Archaeological research across Europe has convincingly established that the ancestors of modern Europeans reached the continent around 45,000 years ago, this date not only matched fossils and tools found but also coincided with the earliest examples of cave art. Despite definitive evidence of a lengthy presence for Neanderthals across Europe cave art seemed to appear only after modern humans arrived.

    In newly released studies three cave sites, La Pasiega in north-eastern Spain, Maltravieso in western Spain and Ardales in southern Spain, have produced new evidence which pushes back the date for complex art to at least 65,000 years ago. These three sites offer a number of paintings in red or black, incorporating animals, dots and geometric patterns alongside hand stencils, hand prints and engraved iconography.

    Our dating results show that [some of] the cave art at these three sites in Spain is much older than previously thought,” says team member Alistair Pike from the University of Southampton. “With an age in excess of 64,000 years it predates the earliest traces of modern humans in Europe by more than 20,000 years.

    The logical conclusion is that Neanderthals are the most likely candidates for having painted the images, and although it remains possible that another sub-species was responsible for the work, such as archaic Homo sapiens, there is no clear evidence for their presence in Europe at the time.

    Dirk Hoffmann, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology was able to date the art only due to the fact that the radioactive element uranium dissolves in water, but the element thorium doesn’t. When water soaks through soils into a cave uranium is carried with it and then gets trapped in mineral deposits, it then radioactively decays at a predictable rate becoming thorium. Measuring the relative amounts of uranium and thorium in minerals can reveal their ages and provide a minimum date for any paintings beneath these deposits.

     

    A drawing of the art shows animals and other symbols around the ladder shape. It’s stiil unclear if they date to the same time or were painted later.

    The three Spanish caves with paintings were found to have mineral crusts overlying the images that were at least 64,800 years old, although this is the minimum date for the art we must consider that it could be considerably older. This is without a doubt the oldest directly dates art in Europe and close in age to the oldest examples on the planet.

    Results of a second study were announced to the media at the same time, researchers had determined the age of an archaeological cache at Cueva de los Aviones, a coastal cave in southeastern Spain. Among the artefacts examined were perforated sea shells, red and yellow compounds for painting along with shell containers with mixed pigments. The same Uranium-Thorium dating method was applied and revealed an incredibly early date, 115,000 years before present day. Consider that the very oldest signs of such artefacts in Africa are no older than 92,000 years in age, perhaps considerably younger.

    One wrong move, and you might remove some pigments from the wall that were there for thousands and thousands of years,” says Hoffmann, the lead author of both studies. “There’s this overwhelming feeling you get when you first get in.

    With the revelation that both Neanderthals and modern humans had an equal ability to produce rock art, as well as other discoveries showing near equality in tool use, ingenuity, ritual behaviour and genes associated with speech, some researchers are calling into question whether Neanderthals were truly a distinct species. There has long been a divide over whether Neanderthals might not properly be considered a sub-species of Homo sapiens and this new evidence supports the argument that they were an isolated subgroup of our own species. We certainly seemed to have interbred successfully with them which traditionally confirms membership of a single species.

    A worker takes measurements of the stone rings inside Bruniquel Cave.

    The new studies build on evidence for complex ritual artistic creations among Neanderthals previously highlighted by the discovery of a 176,000-year-old circle created from broken stalagmites deep within the Bruniquel Cave, located in France. Most scientists had already accepted that the Bruniquel Cave stone circles had been composed by local Neanderthal populations.

    According to our new data Neanderthals and modern humans shared symbolic thinking and must have been cognitively indistinguishable”, said Joao Zilhao of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies in Barcelona, and who was involved in both studies. “On our search for the origins of language and advanced human cognition we must therefore look much farther back in time, more than half a million years ago, to the common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans.

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    26-02-2018 om 00:11 geschreven door peter

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    What are star trails, and how can I capture them?

    When a camera captures a star’s movement across the sky, it’s called a star trail. An astrophotographer explains how he does it.

    Star trails over GMT summit by Yuri Beletsky Nightscapes.

    Star trails over the planned site of the Giant Magellan Telescope in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Image via Yuri Beletsky Nightscapes.

    Star trails are the continuous paths created by stars, produced during long-exposure photographs, as shown on this page. In other words, the camera doesn’t track along with the stars’ apparent motion as night passes. Instead, the camera stays fixed, while, as the hours pass, the stars move. The resulting photos show the nightly movement of stars on the sky’s dome.

    Star trails reflect Earth’s rotation, or spin, on its axis. The Earth rotates full circle relative to the backdrop stars in a period of about 23 hours and 56 minutes. So, as seen from Earth, all the stars go full circle and return to the same place in sky after this period of time, which astronomers call a sidereal (stellar) day.

    Star trails and meteor

    View larger. | Star trails (plus meteor) photo taken by Guy Livesay. Thank you, Guy! If you aim your camera northward in a long-exposure photo, the star trails will be seen to track around the north celestial pole. In fact, the stars move counter-clockwise around the sky’s north pole in the course of every night.

    Montauk Point lighthouse. Photo: Neeti Kumthekar

    Montauk Point lighthouse. Photo via Neeti Kumthekar.

    What this means is that, if you’re standing out under the stars, you see them move across the sky as night passes. Stars rise in the east, arc across the sky and set in the west, just as the sun does.

    Stars near the celestial poles produce the smallest circles while those near the celestial equator produce the largest. The stars – like the sun during the daytime – move from east to west across the sky each and every night. Each and every star moves 15 degrees westward in one hour.

    Star trails are really arcs, or partial circles, whose ever-circling motions forever tabulate the great passage of time.

    Sometimes you can get cool non-star effects into your photo, as Michael A. Rosinski did in this August 2014 photo.

    Sometimes you can get cool non-star effects into your shot, as Michael A. Rosinski did in this photo.

    Ken Christison captured these glorious around Polaris, the North Star, on February 15, 2013.  He wrote,

    Ken Christison captured these glorious star trails around Polaris, the North Star. He wrote, “For the most common and often the most spectacular star trails, you want to locate Polaris and compose the image so it is centered horizontally and hopefully you can have a bit of foreground for reference.”

    EarthSky Facebook friend Ken Christison has some wonderful photos of star trails. He said the equipment needed for making startrails is pretty simple:

    First, a camera that allows manual settings so you can set your f/stop and shutter speeds, as well as ISO.

    Next, a wide angle lens, the wider the better.

    A good steady tripod is a must.

    Some cameras will have a built in intervalometer which can be set to shoot the desirable number of frames. In some cases the intervalometer has a bit of lag between shots, which is the reason I use a separate, remote attached to the camera that holds the shutter down and when the camera is set in continuous shooting mode will shoot 100 frames in succession with very little gap.

    The remote I use is a simple one that can be found on eBay and uses a couple AAA batteries that last quite a while. I just use the remote controller attached to the 10 pin connector. There is no need to use the wireless receiver in this case.

    I use a shutter speed of 30 seconds, ISO of 400 to 800, and with my 14-24mm lens at 14mm, shoot it wide open at f/2.8.

    Next, he said, you’re ready to capture your star trail:

    Make sure the camera is level, and after focusing on a star, make sure the autofocus is turned off. Then, using the settings mentioned above, click the shutter and stay around long enough to know that the shutter is actually actuating. I normally go back in the house, set the timer on our kitchen stove for 45 minutes, and do other things while the camera does its work.

    When the timer sounds, go back out and reset the remote by turning it off, waiting for the shutter to close, then reset quickly.

    Finally, you’ll want to process your photo. Ken said:

    This is one of the most important elements in making star trail images. The program I use is free, works well and is simple to use: http://www.startrails.de/html/software.html.

    One other program that I have heard works well and is also free is StarStax: http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html.

    Thank you, Ken!

    Visit Ken Christison’s Flickr page.

    Read more: Long exposure star trail photography

    A 2-hour-and-15-minute star trail image from March 21, 2014.  Our friend Ken Christison in North Carolina captured this image.  He wrote,

    A 2-hour-and-15-minute star trail image from March 21, 2014. Our friend Ken Christison in North Carolina captured this image. Want to see what a single frame of this image looked like? See the photo below.

    A single frame of the star trail image above, with the elements labeled.  Thank you, Ken Christison of Conway, North Carolina!

    A single frame of the star trail image above, with the elements labeled. Thank you, Ken Christison of Conway, North Carolina!

    Star trails over Baja, California

    Composite image of star trails over Baja, California, from EarthSky Facebook friend Sergio Garcia Rill. This image is the product of 80 separate photographs. Thank you, Sergio!

    You can also create a star trail of sorts with our local star, the sun.  EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin in Hong Kong created this sun trail on October 5, 2013.  Thank you, Matthew.

    You can also create a star trail of sorts with our local star, the sun. EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin in Hong Kong created this sun trail on October 5, 2013. Thank you, Matthew!

    View larger. | Star trails over Monument Valley on September 27, 2013 from Victor Goodpasture.  The bright object is the moon.  Thank you, Victor!

    View larger. | Or you can create a moon trail. Star trails and moon trail over Monument Valley from Victor Goodpasture. The bright object is the moon. See more from Victor at Professional Digital Photography on Facebook.

    Bottom line: Star trails are the continuous paths created by stars, produced during long time exposure photographs, as shown in the photos on this page.

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    The aliens will probably think we’re too dumb to kill

    This is existentially comforting when you think about it.

    436
    The number of reported UFO sightings this year, according to the National UFO Reporting Center

    Yesterday, my favorite site on the internet, the National UFO Reporting Center, did my favorite thing: it updated its database of self-reported UFO sightings, and the 76 new entries it has added now make for a total of 436 sightings in 2018. The database itself is a fairly bare-bones affair, consisting mostly of anonymous accounts of weird stuff, many of which even the NUFORC thinks are people messing with them. But sometimes, the NUFORC posts something genuinely baffling, such as this video taken by a man in Pasadena featuring small white objects in the sky that don’t really look like planes or birds or anything. Could the man have just been taking a video of floating balloons or something like that? Yeah, probably, but it’s way more fun to just let the strangeness of it all — including the fact witness’s report notes that he took a break from UFO watching to play Pokémon Go — wash over you.

    Relatedly, the theoretical physicist and author Michio Kaku — aka one of the pioneers of string theory — has been making the rounds plugging his new book The Future of Humanity, and recently took to Reddit to do an AmA in which he was asked to speculate what might happen if we ever made contact with aliens. In his answer, he wrote that he wouldn’t be surprised if we made “contact” of some sort with an extraterrestrial civilization “within this century.” Kaku’s answer, however, came with the caveats that A) even if we received a radio message from an alien civilization, it takes a really long time for radio waves to travel vast distances in space so if we responded it might take a while for our message and get back to them, and B) any alien civilization capable of “land[ing] on the White House lawn and announc[ing] their existence” probably wouldn’t bother doing so, because in order to travel to Earth they would need to be so much more technologically advanced than we were that they might not even recognize us as intelligent life.

    I, personally, find Kaku’s comments fairly comforting — even if one of the NUFORC’s 436 UFO sightings were somehow legit, it’s nice to know that the aliens think we’re too dumb to destroy.

    25-02-2018 om 23:59 geschreven door peter

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    Fear robots, not aliens: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku predicts ET contact

    Fear robots, not aliens:  Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku predicts ET contact

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    Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku believes that humans will make contact with alien civilization this century, but expects they will be largely peaceful – unlike robots, which pose a greater threat to humanity.

    Kaku made the revelations during a Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything), where intrigued users asked questions relating to artificial intelligence and extraterrestrial life. “Let me stick my neck out. I personally feel is that within this century, we will make contact with an alien civilization, by listening in on their radio communications,” Kaku stated, adding that he expects they will see us like we see forest animals.

    And what are their intentions. Are they expansive and aggressive, or peaceful. Another possibility is that they land on the White House lawn and announce their existence. But I think that is unlikely, since we would be like forest animals to them, i.e. not worth communicating with.”

    Kaku doubled down on this theory in another response, musing that humans will probably be seen as insignificant to alien society. At the core of their peaceful approach is knowledge, according to Kaku, who believes the extraterrestrials have had thousands of years to resolve sectarian, fundamentalist, nationalist questions.

    The physicist admitted, however, that this neutral stance could shift if we get in the way.” “They still might be dangerous if they simply don’t care about us and we get in the way. In War of the Worlds, the aliens did not hate us. We were simply in the way.

    But for the most part, I think they will be peaceful, but view us like we view forest animals,” he concluded.

    In contrast, Kaku suggested that robots will need chips implanted in their brains to control any “murderous thoughts.”Envisaging their future development, the scientist predicts that their intelligence level will go from that of a bug to a level on par with that of a monkey. By that point they might become dangerous and even replace humans, near the end of the century. So I think we should put a chip in their brain to shut them off if they have murderous thoughts.

    Ultimately, humans may have to accept their fate and merge with their robot overlords, according to Kaku. But what happens centuries from now, when robots evade even our most sophisticated fail-safe system?? At that point, I think we should merge with them."

    “This may sound strange to some people, but remember that it is the people of the far future (not us) who will decide how far they want to modify themselves to deal with super smart robots.”

    The dangers of AI and the grim possibility of a future with ‘killer robots’ have been addressed by several industry experts, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. Musk was among more than a hundred tech leaders to call on the United Nations to ban the use of lethal autonomous weapons, or ‘killer robots, last year. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO believes AI is a “fundamental threat to human civilization.”

    World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking holds similar fears about the future of AI, warning that one day robots could entirely edge out human beings and become a new life form.

    https://www.rt.com/news/ }

    25-02-2018 om 23:52 geschreven door peter

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    Supermassive black hole and host galaxy not evolving together?

    Astronomers assumed supermassive black holes and their host galaxies evolve together and affect each other. They call it “co-evolution.” But it’s not happening in the distant galaxy WISE1029.

    Artist’s concept of gas outflow (in green) driven by a central supermassive black hole not affecting the star formation of its host galaxy. Maybe it happens when the gas is flowing especially perpendicularly to the galaxy’s flat disk.

    Image via ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Look below for real images of the galaxy in this study.

    In recent decades, astronomers have learned that almost all massive galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their hearts. More recent findings show that the masses of these black holes match that of their host galaxies; that is, the more massive the galaxy, the more massive the black hole. And so it’s been natural for astronomers to assume that supermassive black holes and their host galaxies have evolved together and affect each other. That’s why astronomers are so puzzled by new results from the ALMA telescope in Chile, suggesting no relationship between a distant galaxy and its supermassive black hole.

    Yoshiki Toba of the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taiwan led this new research. The team used the ALMA radio telescope, because it’s sensitive to millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths and thus good at studying distant gas clouds – for example, those that form stars and possibly planets within our own local Milky Way galaxy. Galaxies evolve in large part by forming stars, and ALMA can also be aimed toward distant galaxies, to study star-forming gas in their disks. Plus, it can peer at the gas flowing outward from the vicinity of a distant galaxy’s central supermassive black hole.

    Toba and his colleagues aimed the telescope toward an active galaxy known as WISE1029+0501. This galaxy is known to have a strong ionized gas outflow, presumably from the supermassive black hole at its center. The team also clearly detected carbon monoxide (CO) gas associated with that distant galaxy’s flat disk. Such gas is known to be related to star formation. Yet, these astronomers found, the CO gas in the flat part of the galaxy is not affected by the strong ionized gas outflow launched by the supermassive black hole from the galaxy’s center. Yoshiki commented in a February 20, 2018, statement from ALMA:

    … it has made the co-evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes more puzzling.

    And he added:

    understanding such co-evolution is crucial for astronomy. By collecting statistical data of this kind of galaxies and continuing in more follow-up observations using ALMA, we hope to reveal the truth.

    Yoshiki’s research was published in late 2017 in the peer-reviewed Astrophysical Journal.

    Read more about Yoshiki’s research from ALMA

    The team has focused on a particular type of objects called Dust-Obscured Galaxy (DOG) that has a prominent feature: despite being very faint in visible light, it is very bright in the infrared. This image shows the DOG that the team studied, WISE1029. The left and right panels show an optical image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), and a mid-infrared image from WISE, respectively.

    Image via Sloan Digital Sky Survey/ NASA JPL-Caltech/ ALMA.

    Bottom line: Astronomers thought that supermassive black holes and their host galaxies evolved together, but maybe – in at least some cases – they don’t.

    Source: No sign of strong molecular gas outflow in an infrared-bright dust-obscured galaxy with strong ionized-gas outflow

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    25-02-2018 om 23:30 geschreven door peter

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    Some black holes erase your past

    You can’t survive a passage into a black hole … or can you? A UC Berkeley mathematician says you could enter certain types of black holes, but your past would be obliterated and you’d have an infinite number of possible futures.

    A reasonably realistic simulation of falling into a black hole shows how space and time are distorted, and how light is blue shifted as you approach the inner or Cauchy horizon, where most physicists think you would be annihilated. However, a UC Berkeley mathematician argues that you could, in fact, survive passage through this horizon.

    By Robert Sanders/Berkeley News

    In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future for all time and all space.

    But a UC Berkeley mathematician has found some types of black holes in which this law breaks down. If someone were to venture into one of these relatively benign black holes, they could survive, but their past would be obliterated and they could have an infinite number of possible futures.

    Such claims have been made in the past, and physicists have invoked strong cosmic censorship to explain it away. That is, something catastrophic – typically a horrible death – would prevent observers from actually entering a region of spacetime where their future was not uniquely determined. This principle, first proposed 40 years ago by physicist Roger Penrose, keeps sacrosanct an idea – determinism [cause and effect] – key to any physical theory.

    That is, given the past and present, the physical laws of the universe do not allow more than one possible future.

    But, says UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Peter Hintz, mathematical calculations show that for some specific types of black holes in a universe like ours, which is expanding at an accelerating rate, it is possible to survive the passage from a deterministic world into a non-deterministic black hole.

    What life would be like in a space where the future was unpredictable is unclear. But the finding does not mean that Einstein’s equations of general relativity, which so far perfectly describe the evolution of the cosmos, are wrong, said Hintz. He said:

    No physicist is going to travel into a black hole and measure it. This is a math question. But from that point of view, this makes Einstein’s equations mathematically more interesting. This is a question one can really only study mathematically, but it has physical, almost philosophical implications, which makes it very cool.

    Hintz and his colleagues published a paper describing these unusual black holes in January 2018 in the journal Physical Review Letters.

    Beyond the Event Horizon

    Black holes are bizarre objects that get their name from the fact that nothing can escape their gravity, not even light. If you venture too close and cross the so-called event horizon, you’ll never escape.

    For small black holes, you’d never survive such a close approach anyway. The tidal forces close to the event horizon are enough to spaghettify anything: that is, stretch it until it’s a string of atoms.

    Still image taken from an animation by Andrew Hamilton, based on supercomputer simulation by John Hawley.

    But for large black holes, like the supermassive objects at the cores of galaxies like the Milky Way, which weigh tens of millions if not billions of times the mass of a star, crossing the event horizon would be, well, uneventful.

    Because it should be possible to survive the transition from our world to the black hole world, physicists and mathematicians have long wondered what that world would look like, and have turned to Einstein’s equations of general relativity to predict the world inside a black hole. These equations work well until an observer reaches the center, or singularity, where in theoretical calculations the curvature of spacetime becomes infinite.

    Even before reaching the center, however, a black hole explorer – who would never be able to communicate what she found to the outside world – could encounter some weird and deadly milestones. Hintz studies a specific type of black hole – a standard, non-rotating black hole with an electrical charge – and such an object has a so-called Cauchy horizon within the event horizon.

    The Cauchy horizon is the spot where determinism breaks down, where the past no longer determines the future. Physicists, including Penrose, have argued that no observer could ever pass through the Cauchy horizon point because they would be annihilated.

    As the argument goes, as an observer approaches the horizon, time slows down, since clocks tick slower in a strong gravitational field. As light, gravitational waves and anything else encountering the black hole fall inevitably toward the Cauchy horizon, an observer also falling inward would eventually see all this energy barreling in at the same time. In effect, all the energy the black hole sees over the lifetime of the universe hits the Cauchy horizon at the same time, blasting into oblivion any observer who gets that far.

    You Can’t See Forever in an Expanding Universe

    Hintz realized, however, that this may not apply in an expanding universe that is accelerating, such as our own. Because spacetime is being increasingly pulled apart, much of the distant universe will not affect the black hole at all, since that energy can’t travel faster than the speed of light.

    A spacetime diagram of the gravitational collapse of a charged spherical star to form a charged black hole. An observer traveling across the event horizon will eventually encounter the Cauchy horizon, the boundary of the region of spacetime that can be predicted from the initial data. Hintz and his colleagues found that a region of spacetime, denoted by a question mark, cannot be predicted from the initial data in a universe with accelerating expansion, like our own. This violates the principle of strong cosmic censorship.

    Image via APS/Alan Stonebraker.

    In fact, the energy available to fall into the black hole is only that contained within the observable horizon: the volume of the universe that the black hole can expect to see over the course of its existence. For us, for example, the observable horizon is bigger than the 13.8 billion light-years we can see into the past, because it includes everything that we will see forever into the future. The accelerating expansion of the universe will prevent us from seeing beyond a horizon of about 46.5 billion light-years.

    In that scenario, the expansion of the universe counteracts the amplification caused by time dilation inside the black hole, and for certain situations, cancels it entirely. In those cases – specifically, smooth non-rotating black holes with a large electrical charge, so-called Reissner-Nordström-de Sitter black holes – an observer could survive passing through the Cauchy horizon and into a non-deterministic world. Hintz said:

    There are some exact solutions of Einstein’s equations that are perfectly smooth, with no kinks, no tidal forces going to infinity, where everything is perfectly well behaved up to this Cauchy horizon and beyond.

    Hintz noted that the passage through the horizon would be painful but brief.

    After that, all bets are off; in some cases, such as a Reissner-Nordström-de Sitter black hole, one can avoid the central singularity altogether and live forever in a universe unknown.

    Admittedly, he said, charged black holes are unlikely to exist, since they’d attract oppositely charged matter until they became neutral. However, the mathematical solutions for charged black holes are used as proxies for what would happen inside rotating black holes, which are probably the norm. Hintz argues that smooth, rotating black holes, called Kerr-Newman-de Sitter black holes, would behave the same way. Hintz said:

    That is upsetting, the idea that you could set out with an electrically charged star that undergoes collapse to a black hole, and then Alice travels inside this black hole and if the black hole parameters are sufficiently extremal, it could be that she can just cross the Cauchy horizon, survives that and reaches a region of the universe where knowing the complete initial state of the star, she will not be able to say what is going to happen. It is no longer uniquely determined by full knowledge of the initial conditions. That is why it’s very troublesome.

    Hintz’s paper has already sparked other papers, one of which purports to show that most well-behaved black holes will not violate determinism. But Hintz insists that one instance of violation is one too many. He said:

    People had been complacent for some 20 years, since the mid ‘90s, that strong cosmological censorship is always verified. We challenge that point of view.

    Bottom line: A UC Berkeley mathematician suggests that there are some types of black holes in which the law of determinism breaks down.

    Source: “Quasinormal Modes and Strong Cosmic Censorship” Vitor Cardoso, João L. Costa, Kyriakos Destounis, Peter Hintz, and Aron Jansen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 031103 – Published 17 January 2018

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    25-02-2018 om 23:18 geschreven door peter

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    Luis Elizondo Interview for the 2018 International UFO Congress

    This is an exclusive interview of Luis Elizondo, the former head of a secret Pentagon project to investigate UFOs. The project was called the Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program (AATIP). An article on Dec. 16, 2017 in the New York Times revealing the program made worldwide headlines. Thus far, short media interviews are all Elizondo has participated in. In this exclusive interview, Elizondo answers questions from UFO Congress social media followers and friends.

    See the entire 2018 International UFO Congress presentation, including a review of how this revelation came about, and insight from Nick Pope, who ran a similar UFO program for the UK's Ministry of Defense, at the UFO Congress Video-on-Demand page.

    IUFOC Video-on-Demand: https://www.ufocongressvideos.com 

    Thank you to To The Stars Academy for filming this interview.

    Read the New York Times article on Elizondo: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us...

    For more about the International UFO Congress visit: http://ufocongress.com/

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    25-02-2018 om 23:02 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Today's Top Space Headline: "Communicating With Aliens" --Clues from Earth's 7,000 Languages (WATCH Video)

    Today's Top Space Headline: "Communicating With Aliens" --Clues from Earth's 7,000 Languages (WATCH Video)


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    “We can’t use ourselves as a starting point,” said Sheri Wells-Jensen, an associate professor of linguists at Bowling Green State University. “We are an endpoint at looking at things. We are the product of evolution. We’re like pond scum.”

    Studying alien languages might seem like a silly, science fiction fantasy reports today's Inverse. But at the rate we’ve discovered more habitable Earth-like worlds, we are bound to encounter an alien species pretty soon. Wells-Jensen is one of a tiny group of people who has actively thought about how an alien species will communicate with humans. The only thing she knows for sure is that there’s no way to know how they’ll communicate.

     

    “It’s profoundly humancentric to think they’ll talk like us and look like us,” Wells-Jensen told Inverse. The fact that most sci-fi revolves around aliens who speak through voice boxes like us, are bipedal, and even have vaguely anthropomorphic faces limits our imagination as to how extraterrestrial beings will speak when they get here. In reality, more likely than not, their bodies won’t operate or look a single thing like ours. And that means their communication mechanism will be wildly different from ours.

    “We’re only beginning to understand that the way we think and communicate and what we build is determined by the way our bodies are shaped and our sensory apparatus,” Wells-Jensen said. For example, if we didn’t perceive sound waves, then our use of sound as a communication device would not exist. Consider the way deaf people communicate so expressively with their hands and faces, and are unable to lasso their voices into the pitch and tone the way hearing humans do when they talk.

    Before we can begin to hypothesize about any extraterrestrial language, we must examine our basis for understanding what language is. We should examine what we know—and, even more important, what we presume—about language.One approach linguistics has taken is to look deeply into the structure of a single language with the goal of capturing its essence in a series of descriptive principles; this approach assumes that each Earth language has within it a "universal" set of rules that characterize all potential human languages.

    Another approach would be to study the 7,000 or so known Earth languages to identify what all of them have in common and distill the set of descriptive principles from there. Unfortunately, both approaches are quite human-centric, and even with a dataset of 7,000 languages to work with, we still have effectively only one data point. Still, defining this single data point is useful because we can't think outside the box until we have identified the box.

    With this in mind, what we could do is examine those 7,000 languages to establish what is rare among them or what they all lack: That is, what presuppositions do they all make? What things are unsaid, or even unsayable, because these things are too obvious, too obscure, or somehow foreign to human cognition? We cannot know which of our assumptions about language might be natural outgrowths of intelligence and therefore truly universal, and which result from specifically human factors; the best we can do at this point is lay out the possibilities.

    In the Denis Villeneuve space-opera Arrival, 12 pods from outer space land at various locations on Earth, each operated by a strange species of alien. The American government enlists a linguist — Louise Banks, played by Amy Adams — to try to figure out what these extraterrestrials want, but it’s not going to be easy.

    The first, and most significant, hurdle is language. How is someone who’s learned only Earth-based languages supposed to communicate with a group of beings that gurgle out croaks and write in what look like inky floating coffee stains?

    Anatomy and physiology do more than dictate how we speak; it’s our way of understanding the world, which is vital to how early humans developed the language, and how we comprehend the world around us. “What if you had a race of aliens that couldn’t see? In what ways would that change the way they built their civilization and how they understand their world?” Wells-Jensen proposed. “We have some data to suggest that the way we are physically built might influence the way our language is structured. It’s because we walk erect, our top appendages are free, and we have to use our hands to do things.”

    Language, after all, is a verbal reflection of how we understand our world through our bodies: We crawl, we stagger, we cry, we laugh. We look to see the stars, taste our morning coffee, smell the garbage on the streets, rub our hands in nervousness. Which makes the heptopods that Louise Banks deals with in Arrival an especially hard one to understand, given that they experience the world with seven fingers, no obvious eyes or ears, and a language based purely on sound reverberations.

    There’s also the fact that even if we did come to a point where we could speak the same language as an extraterrestrial species, we wouldn’t have the language to express certain concepts. “You see this with those lists of things in English that we don’t have a word for,” Wells-Jensen points out. And it could happen the other way around too — extraterrestrials might have phrases for concepts that they don’t have words for, which means we’ll have a rough time getting their worldview as well.

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    Alien Invasion: What Would Aliens REALLY Want With The Earth?

    Let’s put aside the questions as to whether or not we’ve been visited by aliens. Let’s ask a better question: Why would aliens visit us at all? Is there anything about Earth that makes us prone to an alien invasion?

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    An Alien Invasion has Occurred, But For What Reason?

    While there’s plenty of talk of human-alien hybridization programs & plans to take over our government and make us slaves, do these ideas make any sense? I mean, if a far advanced alien race came here with the intent of making us slaves, they wouldn’t need to infiltrate our government to do so. They’d just… do it. They would just do it because they’re so advanced relative to us. So let’s explore the possibilities…


    The Most Unlikely Scenarios for an Alien Invasion

    The first 2 scenarios really have good reasons why they’re unlikely. While they’re popular with hardcore alien enthusiasts, many of which believe these things are happening now or have in the past, a step back to reality doesn’t support these ideas. The likely scenarios are much more insidious and dire for humans in the event of a true alien invasion.

    #1 Gold Mining

    Gold is a very rare metal. For thousands of years, humans have mined it. We work for it. We kill for it. Aliens want gold too.

    The idea is a cornerstone for Ancient Alien theorists. They believe that aliens came to the earth in ancient times to mine gold. In their desire for gold, they genetically modified ancient apes to make them more intelligent. The theory states that modern-day humans, us, are those genetically modified apes. Aliens designed us to have love and desire for gold so that we would mine it for them by our own ‘choice’.

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    The Argument for an Alien Gold Mining Operation

    Truth be told, there isn’t much evidence in support of this theory. Everyone who reads this blog knows my stance on the Ancient Alien religion. It’s undeniable that humans have a love and obsession with gold. We also have a love and obsession with lots of pretty stones and shiny metals that aren’t gold.

    The Reality – Gold isn’t THAT Rare

    While gold is a rare metal by certain standards, there’s no reason to think Earth has more gold than other rocky planets. Gold can only be created during a supernova and any planets forming in the resulting cloud of heavy elements will have some gold on them. So does it really make sense that aliens would travel here specifically for gold? Probably not. The fact of the matter is that from the perspective of an interstellar species, gold isn’t that rare or hard to find.

    Alien technology would be so great, they wouldn’t need human ‘slaves’ to mine gold for them. They’d have machines that can do it much faster. Additionally, there’s no reason why they would choose an inhabited planet to mine when there are so many uninhabited ones out there. If they did choose to mine an inhabited planet such as the Earth, they’d probably wipe out all life first so that they wouldn’t have to deal with all the ankle biting from the pesky humans.

    #2 Hybridization for Their Dying Species

    Another popular theory by alien-believers is that aliens are running a hybridization program. The theory postulates aliens are a dying species, abducting humans, and taking DNA to merge with their own in order to strengthen their own biology. Many people believe it’s already happening.

    The Arguments for an Alien Hybridization Program

    The proponents of the theory point to cases of alien abduction & cattle mutilations as evidence. Sightings of cryptids, such as the Chupacabra, are cited as examples of alien hybridization having gone wrong.

    Additionally, many female abductees describe being artificially inseminated and forced to carry fetuses only to be abducted later and having it removed. Male abductees frequently describe having semen extracted from them by their alien abductors. Some folks claim to have had sexual encounters with extraterrestrials.

    The Reality – You Don’t Need Much DNA for Hybridization

    By far, the weakest part of the entire theory is that a little DNA goes a long way. A single human carries enough DNA information to hybridize an entire generation of extraterrestrials. Aside from the fact that many abduction cases can be dismissed as instances of sleep paralysis, continued abductions for 50+ years would be unnecessary.

    It’s also worth noting that a species capable of interstellar travel would have learned how to genetically modify themselves without the need for samples from a relatively primordial species such as ourselves.


    The Most Likely Scenarios for an Alien Invasion

    This set of scenarios for an alien invasion take into account what science knows about intelligent life and how it behaves. Of course, we only have ourselves to look at, but you work with what you’ve got right? These scenarios which come from real scientists are much more disturbing than some of the fantasy stories tossed around by the ancient alien and conspiracy crowds.

    #1 Their Own Earth-like Planet was Destroyed

    What if aliens weren’t very different from us? What if they came from a planet just like ours in a neighboring solar system? Maybe their planet died or became uninhabitable, and the entire species took the skies looking for a new place to call home.

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    Woah, This One is Crazy to Think About

    As a skeptic, this scenario for an alien invasion is mind blowing because it could actually happen. No planet lives forever. Our own Earth has gone through several mass extinction events and there’s no reason to think other planets would be any different.

    We’d likely be powerless to stop it, and if our own history of exploration is any indication, it wouldn’t turn out very well for us humans. Think about what happened to the Native Americans when Europeans discovered the New World…

    #2 Natural Resources that Support Carbon-Based Life

    If there’s one thing more rare in the universe than gold and diamonds, it’s life. At least, life as we know it – carbon-based life. Life with all its associated proteins & fats is likely the rarest thing in the cosmos. We know this because we’ve looked around and not found it anywhere else.

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    Earth’s Natural Resources Would be a Figurative Goldmine

    While it rains diamonds on Jupiter and Saturn, the compounds necessary to support carbon-based life are much rarer. Earth’s trees, plants, animals, & humans might be so rare in the universe that aliens could invade in order to use these sources of energy.

    The rarity of life in the universe makes the Earth a prime candidate for aliens wishing to create a planetary zoo or to rule us. They could also potentially farm the life on Earth for food much as humans currently do.

    #3 Dominance

    It could simply be that a space-faring race may come to the earth simply to rule the population. Remember Superman 2? Political and social power can be addictive and satisfying to intelligent beings. The desire to rule may even be a common trait of all intelligent species.

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    The Desire to Rule Depends on the Aliens

    The culture of the aliens who happen to find us really determines the likelihood of this scenario. By all counts, it’s a true alien invasion of the type only seen in movies and cinema. The takeover could be quick and violent, or it could be slow and shadowy. Proponents say it’s already happening. They point to reports of reptilian aliens infiltrating our government and big corporations as evidence.

    #4 They Might Be Looking for a Planetary Zoo

    Zoos are pretty cool. Maybe aliens think so too? Perhaps aliens wouldn’t actually invade the earth as much as keeping it ‘caged up’ for observation.

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    Another Very Possible Alien Invasion Scenario

    Like the previous example, the planetary zoo is very possible. What’s really crazy? It might already be happening and we aren’t even aware of it.

    #5 Food – Humans? Yummy!

    There isn’t a single animal on this planet that humans won’t eat. We’ll eat anything except other humans (and there are even exceptions to that as well). Aliens might be the same way, especially if carbon-based life turns out to be a compatible food for their biology.

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    The Scariest Scenario of All: Humans = Cattle

    Based our own behavior towards other animals, this scenario is highly likely. Perhaps, it’s the most likely of all. And it’s utterly terrifying. With advanced intelligence and technology, humans would be raised as cattle scarcely aware of our true purpose. We might live out our lives without so much as a hint of our grisly ends at the hands of our alien farmers.


    Other Reasons?

    We can only guess at the motives of our potential alien invaders. Perhaps the alien invasion will have nothing to do with us at all, or maybe it will have everything to do with us. Regardless, if aliens ever do come to meet us with technology millions of years ahead of us, we won’t have much say in the matter anyway. And that’s the scariest part of the entire thing.

    What do you think? Why would aliens invade the earth? Let us know below in the comments.

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    Ezekiel’s Wheel and the Extraterrestrial Question

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    General Bible Discourses Vol 16. — Ezekiel's Wheel and the Extraterrestrial Question

    There is a story in Ezekiel chapter 1, known as “Ezekiel’s Wheel”. This story is believed by many people both Christian and non-Christian alike, to represent an alien encounter experienced by the prophet Ezekiel. The four beasts in this story are often interpreted to be aliens, and the wheels are often interpreted to be flying saucers. However, the vision seen by the prophet Ezekiel in Ezekiel chapter 1, is likely a reference to the “Four Conquering Empires” of the Holy Bible namely Babylon, Persia, Macedon, and Rome. It should be noted that there are similar visions of four beasts had by the Prophet Daniel in the book of Daniel chapter 7, which turn out to be these same empires. In the book of Revelations Chapter 4, the Apostle John also documents his own visions that are similar to Ezekiel and Daniel’s visions in regards to beasts representing empires. Because of these similarities in representations concerning the dreams and visions had by prophets and apostles, I encourage the historical study of biblical narratives before reading and attempting to interpret dreams, visions, and revelations as they are presented in the Holy Bible.

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    ... myself who had actually tried to figure out what the heck did Ezekiel see. Look at these artistic interpretations of what he saw … just look at them!

    With the advent of the science fiction genre of entertainment, namely comic books, video games, television shows, and movies, the human imagination is more creative and vibrant than ever, making concepts such as aliens seem less impossible. The Bible does not address the existence of extra-terrestrial beings as we know them in the science fiction genre of entertainment. There are however, reports in the Bible of Angels appearing to man in modern times; Hebrews 13:2 tells us that these angels assume the appearance of everyday mortal men and that a person would not know that these men are of a divine nature. In my opinion, a person needs devout faith to believe in aliens, namely beings from distant galaxies that possess intelligence.

    In my estimation, the sketchy photographs and imaginative artistic renderings of aliens and their spacecrafts and technology are not reliable as factual. Imagine if concrete evidence of Alien life was found. Whatever that evidence was, would be the centerpiece of every political address, film documentary, news story, magazine cover, religious sermon, and scientific inquiry all over the world. Museums would acquire the rights to these discoveries and charge healthy prices to the general public in order to view them. If living aliens were found, they would be placed in specialized zoos, open to any and all who could pay the money required to observe them. Scientists would dissect the bodies of deceased aliens and publish their findings in academic journals, and academic textbooks all over the world. The trajectory of human life would be forever changed based on these findings. Due to the absence of any of these historical, commercial, and scientific events, I conclude that the existence of extraterrestrials and their technology is a matter of personal belief, not much unlike the faith and personal belief that it takes to believe in angels or demons, albeit without the guidance of a holy book to contextualize the existence of such beings.

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    Sanskrit Writings Reveal UFOs Visited India More Than 6000 Years Ago

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    Mysterious Radio Blasts from a Distant Galaxy Draw Attention of Alien Hunters

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    Water may be widespread on the moon after all – new research

    Water may be widespread on the moon after all – new research

    The new evidence contradicts previous research suggesting water was confined to certain areas and depended on lunar days. We find that it doesn’t matter what time of day or which latitude we look at, the signal indicating water always seems to be present, said Joshua Bandfield, a senior research scientist with the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and lead author of a new study published in Nature Geoscience.

    The presence of water doesn’t appear to depend on the composition of the surface, and the water sticks around,” he added. It’s hoped the results will lead to a greater understanding of the origins of the moon’s water and offer insight into how it could be used as a resource.

    It’s not yet clear how accessible the water supply is but if it is convenient to reach it could be used as a drinking water for future explorers or converted to use for rocket fuel, NASA said in a statement.

    Earlier studies suggested that more water was detected at the moon’s polar latitudes and that the strength of the water signal waxes and wanes according to the lunar day. However, these analyses depended on remote-sensing instruments which were challenged by the mixture of reflected and emitted light. For this latest examination, Bandfield and his team created a new model to incorporate temperature information for more accurate results.

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    Their results showed widespread and relatively immobile water indicating that it may be present primarily as hydroxyl (OH), a more reactive relative of H2O that is made of one oxygen atom and one hydrogen atom. It also suggests that any H2O present on the moon isn’t loosely attached to the surface.

    By putting some limits on how mobile the water or the OH on the surface is, we can help constrain how much water could reach the cold traps in the polar regions, said Michael Poston, of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

    Discussions are still continuing among researchers about what exactly these new findings reveal about the source of the moon’s water. One theory is that the water is created by the solar wind hitting the lunar surface; however, the team hasn’t ruled out the possibility that the moon itself could be the source. It is conceivable that the water could be slowly released from deep inside minerals, where it has been locked since the moon was formed, NASA stated.

    “Some of these scientific problems are very, very difficult, and it’s only by drawing on multiple resources from different missions that are we able to hone in on an answer,” said NASA scientist John Keller.

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    The Shaver Mystery: UFOs, the Hollow Earth, and the Birth of a Science Fiction Sub-Genre

    It was 1945, and science fiction writer Ray Palmer was working as the editor of a popular pulp fiction magazine called Amazing Stories. A diminutive fellow with a hunchback, Palmer had suffered a near-crippling accident early in life that broke his spine, and the resulting unsuccessful surgery stunted his growth. Thus, at the age of 35, Palmer had grown to a mere four feet in height.

    It was on an afternoon during the year in question that Palmer happened upon an odd letter in the office slush pile. The letter was from a man who claimed he had managed to decipher a secret, coded ancient language, of which evidence could still be discerned from modern writing. Palmer wrote back to the author, a Mr. Richard Sharp Shaver of Pennsylvania, seeking clarification on the unusual matter. This prompted a long, rambling letter from Shaver, who claimed to learn of this, and other mysteries of our world, after psychically overhearing the communications of beings living in extensive caverns below ground.

    Shaver was no great writer himself, if this grandiloquent offering was any indication, though Palmer saw potential nonetheless. From it, he began to construct an outline based on Shaver’s missive, and shaped it into a decent fantasy story, which eventually saw publication under the title, “I Remember Lemuria.”

    Thus, the Shaver Mystery was born.

    Initially intended to be read and enjoyed only as fiction, Shaver’s weird ramblings would inspire Palmer and the publishers of Amazing Stories to continue publication of “Shaver Mystery” stories for several years, during which the readership of the magazine reportedly increased by thousands. Throughout the period which saw the publication of stories based on his odd, rambling mythos, Shaver had always maintained that his “communications” with inner-earth dwellers were real and that the stories of cavern systems inhabited by strange beings beneath the Earth were based on fact.

    Following the publication of the novella “I Remember Lemuria,” Palmer professed that letters his publication recieved–usually numbering less than fifty or so each month–were now close to 50,000. Equally impressive had been that many of these fan letters detailed strange experiences, expounding on the exploits of these deep-Earth denizens Shaver claimed to have met.

    Among the letters Palmer received had been the story of a woman who, claiming to have served as a medical specialist in France during the Second World War, entered the sub-basement of an old building via an elevator. A cavernous opening existed in the lowest portion of the building, and upon her discovery of the entrance to an underground realm, the woman was captured by a group of monstrous creatures. She claimed to have been held prisoner by these beings for an indefinite period, after which she was finally discovered and released by a group of benign, human-like saviors. (An apparent nod toward this story was later featured in the works of science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who wrote in a short story titled, “The Elevator People” that, “There are five hundred buildings in the United States whose elevators go deeper than the basement.” Ellison, however, was a vocal critic of the Shaver Mystery stories and had at one time badgered Palmer about his insistence on publishing them.)

    Much like the story above outlines, Shaver categorized these subterranean inhabitants into two different groups: a monstrous, evil group called Deros (meaning “detrimental robots”), and their good-natured counterparts the Teros, who were nearly identical to humans in appearance.

    Palmer himself had begun to wonder about the circumstances surrounding all this insanity, and Shaver’s claims that the events related in his letters to Amazing Stories were true. His curiosity finally prompted a visit to Richard Shaver’s home in Pennsylvania. After a late-evening coffee session, Palmer was led upstairs and shown to the spare bedroom, where throughout the evening he claimed, to his astonishment, to hear five individual voices of men, women, children, and even an “old gruff man.” According to Palmer, he was terrified to hear a discussion that pertained to the dismemberment of a human woman someplace four miles away–and presumably four miles down. Discussing the experience with Shaver the following morning, the strange host claimed he had asked the “beings” to “go easy on him (Palmer),” and Palmer, finally growing in his conviction regarding the Shaver Mystery himself, was able to get a night’s sleep uninterrupted.

    This would be only one of many strange stories Palmer would recount, and though Richard Shaver’s own sanity would later come into question on many occasions, the prolific interest in his visions of an inner-Earth struggle would continue, inspiring a generation of devotees and researchers that included Timothy Green Beckley, who had known Palmer personally. Of his own discovery of Richard Shaver’s visions of conflict in a subterranean world, he admits being “chilled to the bone,” by the stories as a young reader, saying it was “stuff that nightmares were made of, and I was intrigued just as Ray Palmer had been.”

    Palmer’s convictions about Shaver’s ideas would come and go over the years. After leaving Amazing Stories, the former editor was still under contractual obligations that prevented him from launching a competing publication. He did, however, do so anyway under a pseudonym, which led to the appearance of FATE, a magazine which, at the time, was mostly devoted to the burgeoning interest in flying saucers that followed pilot Kenneth Arnold’s observation of a group of objects over Mount Rainier, Washington in 1947.

    Initially, Palmer had been convinced that the appearance of flying saucers might prove to be a vindication for Shaver’s claims, supposing that the seemingly advanced aircraft might actually belong to the subterranean dwellers discussed in his stories. With the founding of FATE, Palmer hoped in part to be able to get to the bottom of the saucer mystery, but after a few years, he left the operation which continued under the publication of his partner, Curtis Fuller.

    Ultimately, what was Palmer to make of Shaver and his stories? Like many, it seemed by the 1970s that he had become disillusioned with Shaver and his claims, even noting in 1971 that during periods Shaver claimed to have lived underground amidst the warring factions of Deros and Teros, that he had instead been hospitalized in a mental institution.

    The stories, of course, were purely imaginary, supplemented perhaps by the ramblings of a once disturbed mind; but in their heyday, the stories of Richard Shaver saw a kind of success and popularity that was nearly unrivaled in the science fiction genre.

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    UFO Fleet Caught On Video Moving Underneath a Passenger Jet

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    Online community on UFOs has been debating about the video showing an inexplicable fleet of UFOs recorded on video from a plane. The footage was initially sent to US-based Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), which keeps a global database of UFO sightings, for investigations and it went viral after several UFO and conspiracy theory websites shared it.

    The video was allegedly shot above Taiwan. It shows apparent eight bright circular orbs flying slowly just beneath the plane. According to the report from an unnamed witness, they were on the aeroplane of Eva Airlines from Vancouver, Canada to Taipei, Taiwan when they saw bright lights flying underneath. They saw around eight UFOs flying under the plane.

    They managed to get a slow-motion video of the UFOs until they were asked to shut down their camera as part of a landing policy.

    Many online viewers of the video thought it was a fleet of UFOs moving beneath the plane.

    The video was recorded in October 2014, but only recently it has been shared online.

    Sceptics believe those are just reflections of small lakes as the plane appears to travel over mountains. Some even say that they are only ships in the sea as they are not moving and not above the clouds. Others suggest they are oil rigs as the plane is leaving them behind, which means they are either slower or stationary.

    However, many firmly believe that those are evidence of UFOs.

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Le phénomène extraterrestre et OVNI selon le scientifique Jacques Vallée…

    Le phénomène extraterrestre et OVNI selon le scientifique Jacques Vallée…

    Une supercherie organisée par les gouvernements et par un système de contrôle “interdimensionel”

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    Voici quelques citations des livres du Dr. Jacques Vallée, docteur et expert dans plusieurs disciplines dont l’astrophysique, l’informatique et les mathématiques.  Un scientifique qui s’est intéressé à l’ufologie tout au long de sa carrière professionnelle et qui, comme d’autres hommes de science, arrive à la conclusion que le phénomène “extraterrestre” fait partie d’un système de contrôle “interdimensionel” organisé en une hiérarchie d’entités spirituelles (qui s’approche de celui décrit dans Éphésiens 6:12) qui, par la psyché humaine ou l’inconscient collectif, manipulent l’humanité.

    Comme plusieurs chercheurs et auteurs, il ne croit pas que ces entités sont “nos frères de lumière” et qu’elles vont nous envoyer un Messie Sauveur, mais il affirme que ces êtres surnaturels s’apparentent plutôt à des esprits démoniaques qui n’ont que pour seul objectif de tromper l’humanité.  Vallée conclut que l’intrusion “extraterrestre” (interdimensionelle) est sinistre et prédatrice, que les “messagers” ou “contactés” sont tous manipulés et trompés.

    Selon Vallée et d’autres scientifiques dont John Keel, J. Allen Hynek et le psychiatre Carl Jung,  le phénomène ovni n’est pas d’origine extraterrestre, mais « il apparaît plutôt commeun effet interdimentionnel qui manipule les réalités physiques hors de notre propre continuum espace-temps », et plus loin il écrit, « mon hypothèse est qu’il existe un niveau de contrôle de la société qui fonctionne comme un régulateur de l’évolution de l’homme, et que le phénomène ovni doit être considéré sur ce plan » (extraits de «Autres Dimensions, Chronique des contacts avec un autre monde »).

    Jacques Vallée croit que les théories physiques et cosmologiques actuelles n’arrivent pas à expliquer l’action d’un tel système.  Il croit que les ovnis sont une réalité physique possédant une masse, une inertie, un volume, et des paramètres physiques mesurables, mais qu’ils agissent dans des dimensions inconnues de notre propre environnement.

    Selon Jacques Vallée, le phénomène “extraterrestre” est entretenu telle une supercherie par nos élites parce qu’il a une profonde et décisive influence sur nos croyances et nos orientations spirituelles.  Il croit que l’humanité est volontairement trompée de la façon suivante :

    1°) la négation officielle qui s’exerce par une pression sur les témoins pour les décourager de témoigner;

    2°) dès qu’un témoin parvient à expliquer ce qu’il a vu, il y a fabrication par les autorités, de toute une panoplie d’explications fantaisistes n’ayant aucun rapport avec le phénomène;

    3°) le phénomène ovni contient un mécanisme pour s’expliquer lui-même. Il induit dans l’esprit des témoins une fausse interprétation de lui-même, pour nier, en quelque sorte, son existence. Il ne chercherait donc pas le contact, mais tenterait plutôt d’exercer un contrôle sur l’humanité.

    Le Dr Vallée en est venu à penser au cours de ses recherches échelonnées sur de nombreuses années, que les ovnis ne devaient pas être d’origine extraterrestre mais plutôt provenir d’une autre dimension, dimension identifiée par lui comme étant celle ou vivent les êtres que l’on trouve dans tous les folklores.  Il écrit dans son livreConfrontations: A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact :  “J’ai indiqué dans le Collège Invisible (groupe informel de scientifiques, précurseur de la Royal Society) que la structure des histoires d’enlèvements était identique à celle des rituels d’initiation occulte. Plusieurs années auparavant, j’avais déjà montré dans [le livre] “Visa pour la Magonie” que les contact avec les extraterrestres n’était qu’une extension moderne de la vieille tradition du contact avec une conscience non humaine prenant la forme d’anges, de démons, d’elfes et de Sylphes”.

    Vallée reconnaît la réalité physique des ovnis, qu’il s’agit de phénomènes naturels inconnus, voire impliquant une autre dimension, mais il lui accole aussi une dimension sociologique obscure. Après avoir travaillé quelques années pour des institutions gouvernementales (NASA et pour le “Projet Blue Book”), il croit qu’il y a manipulation gouvernementale en ce qui concerne les ovnis, l’existence extraterrestre et tout ce qui entoure la divulgation d’une vie extraterrestre (“Disclosure project”).  Selon Vallée, les gouvernements poursuivent des études psycho-sociologiques qui visent à expérimenter le contrôle de la psyché des foules (l’inconscient collectif).  Il qualifie les chercheurs actuels, particulièrement ceux du CUFOS et du MUFON, comme des “amateurs diligents”!

    Voici la transcription d’une entrevue avec Jacques Vallée:

    http://rr0.org/time/1/9/9/3/Vallee_HereticsAmongHeretics/…

    Il me semble de plus en plus évident que la Bible pourrait nous révéler que la “grande apostasie” (perte de la foi) qui doit se produire à la “Fin des temps” sera causée par l’arrivée de ceux que l’on appelle les “extraterrestres”, et de l’Antéchrist, d’où la “puissance d’égarement”….

    LA GRANDE TROMPERIE DE SATAN !

    Aliens et OVNIs

    http://pleinsfeux.org/la-grande-tromperie-de-satan/#.UfW_…

    * Je me dissocie de la vue “prétribulationniste” du texte “La Grande tromperie de Satan”, cette théologie étant à mon avis biaisée.  Toutefois, elle ne change en rien l’exhortation à la prudence et au discernement.  Les croyants (la bonne semence) ne peuvent être “enlevés” (moissonnés) avant les habitants de la terre (l’ivraie) puisqu’il est écrit:

    Les serviteurs lui disent : Alors, veux-tu que nous allions arracher l’ivraie ? Non, dit le maître : en arrachant l’ivraie, vous pourriez aussi déraciner le blé. Laissez-les pousser ensemble jusqu’à la moisson, et à ce moment-là je dirai aux moissonneurs : Ramassez d’abord l’ivraie, faites-en des bottes pour la brûler ; ensuite, ramassez le blé et mettez-le dans mon grenier.  Matthieu 13: 24-30

    Explique-nous la parabole de l’ivraie dans le champ.  Il [Jésus] leur répond : “Celui qui sème le bon grain, c’est le Fils de l’homme; le champ, c’est le monde; le bon grain, ce sont ceux qui suivent ma Parole; l’ivraie, ce sont les méchants; l’ennemi qui l’a semée, c’est le diable; la moisson, c’est la fin du monde; les moissonneurs, ce sont les anges. A la fin du monde, ce sera la même chose: comme à la moisson on arrache d’abord l’ivraie pour la brûler, le Fils de l’homme enverra ses anges; ils ramasseront, pour les renvoyer dehors, tous ceux qui font le mal […] Alors les justes brilleront comme le soleil dans le Royaume de Dieu leur Père. Entendez bien, si vous avez des oreilles !   Matthieu 13: 36-43

    http://lemondeintemporel.blogs.lalibre.be

    https://www.messagescelestes-archives.ca/ }

    25-02-2018 om 12:37 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Russen verbaasd over magische lichtzuilen aan nachtelijke hemel - HLN.be

    Russen verbaasd over magische lichtzuilen aan nachtelijke hemel - HLN.be

    Bron: VRT, Instagram

     Instagram
     Ook in Sint-Petersburg is het momenteel bijtend koud. Het kwik zakte er tot onder -20 graden Celcius en dat zorgde vrijdagnacht voor een speciaal weerfenomeen. 

    Inwoners van de Russische stad deelden op sociale media verschillende foto’s van lichtzuilen die er de nachtelijke hemel kleurden. Het spektakel duurde ongeveer een halfuur. Sommige internauten vermoedden dat het om noorderlicht ging, maar daar had de lichtshow niets mee te maken. De zuilen ontstaan wanneer licht gereflecteerd wordt op in de lucht zwevende ijskristallen. Als dat gebeurt door zonlicht spreken we van zonnezuilen. In Sint-Petersburg lagen kunstmatige lichtbronnen aan de basis. Ofwel: lichtvervuiling met een magisch kantje.

    25-02-2018 om 12:05 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Strange Blue Rays of Light in the Sky over Hawaii

    Strange Blue Rays of Light in the Sky over Hawaii

    A very rare light pillar was captured on the night of February 13/14, 2018 by the Gemini skycam facing south from the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Frankie Lucena who was checking the skycam came across this rarely seen event in this part of the world.

    Blue Ray of Light Hawaii.

    Light pillars usually occur in cold climates, so to see them this far south is indeed very rare. But not only the strange light pillar appeared over Hawaii, even stranger are the three blue rays of light that suddenly came out of nowhere.

    The rare light pillar in Hawaii could be a natural phenomenon, like the amazing light pillar at sunrise photographed by our reader from Coventry in the UK on February 14, 2018. Thanks.

    Light Pillar UK.
    But what about the blue rays of light?

    Blue Ray of Light and Light Pillar Hawaii.
    Lightning, maybe but these blue rays of light are completely different from the specific lightning strikes as we know.

    Blue rays of light at 0.35 sec and 036 sec in the video.

    http://ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.com/ }

    25-02-2018 om 11:50 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Mars wist bijna alle sporen van de Phoenix-lander uit

    https://www.scientias.nl/ }

    25-02-2018 om 01:15 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Wetenschap komt met nieuwe manier om aliens te vinden

    25-02-2018 om 01:08 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Scientist Warns; Mankind Must Prepare To Defend Itself Against An Attack From Space

    Scientist Warns; Mankind Must Prepare To Defend Itself Against An Attack From Space

    According to a Russian scientist, our civilization has to prepare to repel an attack from space.

    No, we won’t be fighting aliens yet, but potential alien civilizations aren’t the only threat to humanity.

    According to Konstantin Sivkov, a member of the Russian Missile and Artillery Academy and a senior captain of the Russian Army, we need to create weapons to defend Earth against doomsday asteroids.

    According to a military officer from Russia, mankind must develop a weapon capable of repelling potentially dangerous asteroids and comets, in order to save mankind.
    Image credit: Shutterstock.

    In an article published by the newspaper VPK News, the Russian senior captain has suggested that the international community needs to work on a weapon that has the ability to repel potentially dangerous celestial bodies.

    The scientist believes that the threat represented by asteroids for humanity deserves the creation of an international weapon to combat them.

    “In the face of the danger of the extinction of the human being as a biological species, all our geopolitical conflicts are like a children’s fight in a sandbox over a toy,” he compared.

    Konstantin Sivkov, a member of the Russian Missile and Artillery Academy suggests international conflicts are incomparable to a threat from outer space.

    Image Credit: Shutterstock.

    The expert proposes to destroy asteroids with rockets that have self-guided thermonuclear warheads and to create “a system of regular or omnidirectional control of the space that surrounds the Earth” for the detection of dangerous asteroids.

    Furthermore, Sivkov has stated that the proposed system has to be controlled by a “scientific council”, while businessmen, politicians, soldiers and “representatives of any military structure” that produce “cannibalistic theories about the reasonable reduction of the population” do not have to be involved in the decision-making process in this regard.

    Humanity must work together and help create a defense system to protect our planet and ensure our existence.

    Image Credit: Shutterstock.

    The expert believes that the project that he has recently proposed is, in fact, a possible goal, since despite the high costs of the project “only 25-30% of the current US military budget would be needed”.

    Considering that US military expenditures for the fiscal year 2018 constitute, according to the approval of the Trump Administration, 700,000 million dollars, the initiative of Sivkov would come out to the international community much cheaper: just about 210,000 million dollars.

    Taking into consideration that several countries would participate in the program, the project turns out to be relatively cheap. But then again, who can put a price on the survival of the human race?

    https://www.ancient-code.com/ }

    25-02-2018 om 00:57 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Researchers Make Discovery Of Biblical Proportions After Unearthing 2,700-Year-Old Seal

    Researchers Make Discovery Of Biblical Proportions After Unearthing 2,700-Year-Old Seal

    Researchers believe they may have found the direct evidence of the Prophet Isaiah on a 2,700-year-old clay seal discovered in Jerusalem, which bears the signature of the ‘Biblical Figure.’

    According to researchers, the Hebrew script located on the clay seal reads: ‘Belonging to Isaiah the prophet,’ according to a new article in Biblical Archeology Review.

    If this is indeed true, it would be the first ever evidence of the existence of Isaiah outside of the Bible. Furthermore, this would be the oldest reference to the prophet outside the Bible.

    If researchers are able to confirm that the seal impression was for the Prophet Isaiah, it ‘would be the first archaeological and the earliest extra-biblical reference to the prophet Isaiah ever discovered,’ Robert Cargill, an archaeologist, and professor of classic and religious studies at the University of Iowa told Live Science.

    In the article, titled ‘Is This the Prophet Isaiah’s Signature?’ author, archaeologist and professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Eilat Mazar suggests that the ancient Hebrew inscription appearing in the damaged clay seal of 1.2 centimeters could have read “Belonging to the prophet Isaiah.”

    The seal is believed to read: Belonging to Isaiah the prophet.

    Image Credit: Ouria Tadmor, Eilat Mazar)

    ‘We appear to have discovered a seal impression, which may have belonged to the prophet Isaiah, in a scientific, archaeological excavation,’ said Mazar.

    A Great discovery, open to interpretation?

    If the interpretation of the characters of the 2,700-year seal is correct, it would be the first reference to Isaiah outside of the Bible. The Hebrew prophet is described as a counselor to the Jewish king Hezekiah, who ruled between the late eighth century and the early seventh century BC.

    This important piece of history was recovered by archaeologists during excavations at the Ophel, an archaeological site between the ‘City of David’ and the ‘Temple Mount’.

    The location of the discovery, near Temple Mount.

    Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

    The Hebrew Bible tells us that Isaiah’s call to prophecy roughly coincides with the beginning of the westward expansion of the Assyrian empire. According to the Torah, the Prophet Isaiah lived 700 years before Christ.

    The name of Isaiah (‘Yesha’yahu’ in Hebrew) is visible on the seal. However, the damage to the seal means that archaeologists are not sure whether it refers to the biblical prophet Isaiah or another person with the same name that lived during that period.

    As noted by Mazar, the clay seal, or bullae, was one of the 34 discovered during the excavations carried out by Mazar at the base of the south wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

    The seals, or bullae, were recovered in small Iron Age waste pits (1200-586 B.C.), outside the wall of what Mazar describes as a royal bakery, razed during the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.

    Mazar further noted that the word ‘nvy’ was also visible on the seal, but archaeologists are uncertain as to what meaning the word may bear, suggesting that it could be a personal named making reference to another Isaiah, and not the prophet.

    https://www.ancient-code.com/ }

    25-02-2018 om 00:42 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.My Precious—Ancient Ring That Inspired Tolkien’s The Hobbit Found In The U.K.

    My Precious—Ancient Ring That Inspired Tolkien’s The Hobbit Found In The U.K.

    The ring that inspired Tolkien in writing the trilogy of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’, exists and has behind its steps a mysterious story full of curses dating from Roman times.

    During the Rule of the Roman Empire over Britain, elite citizens of the time flaunted their status by wearing peculiar rings.

    Now, after looking at a set of Brancaster rings, which scientists have dated to the fourth and fifth centuries, researchers have found numerous clues about their owners, who lived during the last days of Roman rule over Britain.

    As noted by the University of Newcastle, a Brancaster ring is a type of signet ring with a characteristic square or rectangular bezel, inscribed with characters or text. The rings are named after the Roman Fort and Norfolk village where the first example was discovered in the mid-19th century.

    My Precious: This is the ancient gold ring, believed to have inspired JRR Tolkien

    Image Credit: National Trust/PA

    Experts discovered that the metal used in their construction, just as the images imprinted on them give off numerous details about their owners, who were members of high society in Britain.

    One of the rings, in particular, the cursed Silvianus Ring is believed to have been the source and inspired J.R.R. Tolkien as he was writing the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    The so-called Silvanius ring was discovered near Silchester, in Hampshire, England, in 1785. The Ring belonged to a member of a Roman high society called Silvianus but was stolen by a person named Senicianus, upon whom Silvianus called down a curse: ‘To the god Nodens: Silvianus has lost his ring and promises half its value to Nodens. Among those named Senecianus, let none enjoy health until he brings it back to the temple of Nodens.’

    In a recent archaeological mission, experts from the universities of Oxford and Newcastle have gathered 54 rings that exist in the United Kingdom and cataloged them all for the first time. Most of the 54 rings were made from silver and only a small number of gold.

    Image Credit: Portable Antiquities Scheme 

    In addition to being used as jewelry, the rings were used in ancient times with wax to seal letters and other important documents.

    The various rings are unique, mostly made of precious metal and engraved with different designs. Some bare the symbol of soldiers, lovers, and even emperors.

    However, some rings feature evidence of incredible Roman Art, as experts have discovered that some rings have intricate designs such as dolphins and mythical sea creatures, as well as sea griffins which have been found frequently in Roman Art.

    Speaking about the Rings, Dr. James Gerrard, senior lecturer in Roman archaeology at Newcastle, said: ‘The fifth century was a period of major upheaval and marked the start of the transition from Roman Empire to Anglo Saxon Britain. These rings and their inscriptions provide a glimpse of what Britain was like during these years and give an insight into the dress, beliefs, ideologies and education level of the elite at the time. 

    https://www.ancient-code.com/ }

    25-02-2018 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.INSIDE ROBERT BIGELOW'S DECADES-LONG OBSESSION WITH UFOS

    INSIDE ROBERT BIGELOW'S DECADES-LONG OBSESSION WITH UFOS

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    IN 1994, A Mormon family bought a 480-acre plot in in Utah’s Uintah Basin, thinking they’d get back to the land. But this particular land was weird. It came with too-large-thrice-over wolves that refused to die by bullet, cattle with their reproductive organs sucked clean out, and a multitude of UFOs, as they told the Deseret News in 1996. It was driving them bonkers.

    Robert Bigelow saw their story. Today, the Nevada businessman is known for founding Bigelow Aerospace, which spun off a business to sell its expandable space habitats just last Tuesday. But in 1995, he had also founded something called the National Institute for Discovery Science, an organization built to research paranormal phenomena. Soon after reading the newspaper story, he took Skinwalker off the family’s hands, and his institute set up shop.

    That, at least, is the story told in Hunt for the Skinwalker, a book that I downloaded in audio form one Friday night in January. Bigelow deactivated the National Institute for Discovery Science in 2004, after years of failing to capture the supposedly supernatural. But as the world recently discovered, he didn’t give up the cause. In December, a New York Times story revealed that Bigelow Aerospace had conducted a study on UFOs—for the Pentagon. I’d been interested in Bigelow’s anomalistic dealings since that article came out; thus, the audio book.

    The Pentagon’s Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program officially ended in 2012. But similar work continues today—involving people from both the defunct Defense Department program and Bigelow’s dismantled paranormal enterprise. They have become part of a for-profit company: To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science, which launched in October 2017 to research and reverse-engineer UFOs, among other goals.

    Bigelow has gotten his fingers into lots of private UFO pies. Even before Skinwalker, he helped initiate the UFO Research Coalition, which puts his UFO-hunting career at about 24 years old. Bigelow is not officially involved with To The Stars. But its aims, and its team, seem to line up with his past and his people. So I set off to try to understand that past.

    ALL EIGHT HOURS and 42 minutes of audiobook downloaded, I got in my car at 5 a.m. the next day with my sister. Pointed toward Skinwalker Ranch, hoping for context and maybe something strange, we sped through the Rockies, trying to beat the ski traffic and a snowstorm. All the while, the staid voice of the book’s narrator described the alleged happenings at Skinwalker.

    As my sister and I journeyed down I-70, the book’s authors—George Knapp, a journalist, and Colm Kelleher, former deputy administrator of Bigelow’s institute—presented the paranormal tales almost as matters of fact. Kelleher has a PhD in biochemistry, but his mindset was often anti-scientific. He took coincidences as meaningful; he aw-shucksed every time an “anomalous phenomenon” mysteriously evaded the cameras. The supposed point of Bigelow’s National Institute for Discovery Science was to get away from that kind of softness.

    About four and a half hours and several hundred milligrams of caffeine in, I listened to a description of how instrument-bearing institute investigators witnessed a growing yellow light—or maybe a tunnel—from which a faceless black creature maybe emerged. I needed a break. Pausing the book, I pulled over at Rio Blanco Lake, a rare bit of water with an assemblage of red picnic tables. The lake, frozen, stretched to the scrub-covered buttes on the far shore. It was peaceful.

    Then came the noises. Great metallic twangs, or thwangs, or something, that seemed to start here, no there, and rush across the landscape as if carried on an invisible wire.

    They sounded like trebly light sabers. They sounded like alien spaceship chatter. Like maybe someone had pulled the power lines taut for miles and then plucked them with a giant finger.

    “What is it?” I kept saying, deeply unnerved—not because I thought it was inexplicable but because I couldn’t explain it.

    And then the lake’s ice cracked, the break spreading fast like a faultline in an action movie. The frozen water heaved itself into a new position.

    With that, the noises explained themselves and stopped. We stood in the silence for a few seconds.

    “That’s probably the weirdest thing that will happen all day,” my sister eventually said.

    WE CONTINUED ON our way toward Skinwalker Ranch, where Bigelow’s people had, for years, tried to find that weirdest thing, every day. Researching UFOs seems a bit like gambling: You mostly lose, or break even, but the promise that you might hit jackpot is powerful. “The thing about UFOs that makes them so mysterious is that they disappear,” says historian Greg Eghigian, who is researching the global history of UFO sightings and alleged alien contact. “Not that they appear.” You just have to keep looking and hope they come back.

    Toward the end of the book, the authors let us know that Bigelow abandoned studies at Skinwalker in the early 2000s. But he didn’t stop looking: In 2007, he got that Pentagon contract—some $22 million to study advanced aerial threats, including some that remain allegedly unidentified.

    Around the same time, in 2008, Bigelow created a new company: Bigelow Advanced Aerospace Space Studies, a subsidiary of Bigelow Aerospace.

    Archived versions of the Bigelow Aerospace Careers webpage say it “focuses on the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of novel and emerging future technologies worldwide as they specifically relate to spacecraft.” (Blair Bigelow, vice president of corporate strategy at Bigelow Aerospace, declined to comment.) Colm Kelleher—co-author of the Skinwalker book—was the company’s deputy administrator, according to his LinkedIn page.

    Around the same time Bigelow created the new company, he also hitched a star to the Mutual UFO Network, a nonprofit that collects and investigates user-submitted reports of UFOs, according to MUFON’s executive director Jan Harzan. “If we were able to fund you so you could put investigators on the ground faster,” Harzan recalls Bigelow offering, “could you get better data on some of these reports?” Together, MUFON and Bigelow supported investigators’ fact-finding expeditions, and shared data—though for less than a year.

    But that didn’t stop Bigelow from collecting UFO reports outside of the MUFON collaboration. The FAA, for instance, used to suggest pilots report UFO sightings directly to Bigelow Advanced Aerospace Space Studies. Christopher Rutkowski, who coordinates the Canadian UFO Survey, says Bigelow approached him at a MUFON conference in 2009. “He asked me to help him in his UFO-related efforts by alerting him and his team to any 'good' Canadian cases that needed onsite investigations,” he says. One of Bigelow’s people checked in with Rutkowski every few months following, for a year or two.

    That person doesn’t call now. The FAA doesn’t instruct pilots to report to Bigelow. The Pentagon program is over. There’s no more MUFON collaboration. The National Institute for Discovery Science is kaput. So where’s a guy to get a bunch of UFO reports?

    The newest answer might be To The Stars Academy—and its newly-launched “Community of Interest.” On this site, you can currently view two videos of alleged UFOs—the same footage embedded in the Times story about the Pentagon program—as well as a video interview with a Navy pilot who says he witnessed one of those events and a written report of the same encounter. In the future, the site aims to amass and analyze many more reports of anomalies.

    Although a representative from To the Stars claims no affiliation with Bigelow, the overlap between its team and Bigelow’s is inarguable: Hal Puthoff, who was on the board of the National Institute for Discovery Science, is now the vice president of science and technology at To The Stars. Kelleher is now To The Stars’ biotech consultant. And Elizondo, who was reportedly in charge of the Pentagon program that contracted Bigelow’s company, is now To The Stars’ director of global security and special programs.

    And if the gathered reports are public, Bigelow could check them out, same as anyone else. If Bigelow is as committed to ufology as his last two decades of work have suggested, he could do worse than striking a deal with this group.

    WHEN MY SISTER and I arrived at Skinwalker Ranch (now owned not by the institute or Bigelow but by the mysterious Adamantium Real Estate (whoever that nerd is), we were numb to the claims of its strange happenings. To be clear, I don’t really believe in much. Not God, or miracles, or magical beasts. I don’t believe that anything “defies” the “laws of physics.”

    do believe that we probably misunderstand some laws of physics, that our knowledge is, in some cases, incomplete, or even drop-dead wrong. I believe there are things in the universe we don’t get yet, that our scientific explanations haven’t caught up to. But I also believe that they can. Anyway, I’d driven all the way to the Uintah Valley, and I was sure going to try to look for something strange in the sky. We found a legal gravel pull-off that looked down on the semi-martian land of Skinwalker, and stared at the sky, waiting.

    I added an extra layer to my clothes, blew hot air into my gloves, and found a nearby rock suitable for sitting, surrounded by broken glass and scattering of half-smoked cigarettes. And so my sister and I sat, mock-gasping at the lights from low-flying planes.

    And then the clouds, which had hung low all day, began to clear. The stars—some of them perhaps supporting life that almost certainly has not come here, but, you know, maybe—were crisp and clear. I turned Hunt for the Skinwalker back on, my phone’s speaker pulsing from my pocket.

    We scanned the skies; we listened to the tall tales.

    “It’s good out here,” I said to my sister. “But you were right about that ice.”

    “What?” she said.

    “That it was the weirdest thing that would happen all day.”

    https://www.wired.com/ }

    25-02-2018 om 00:16 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

    A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

    Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.

    Kate Lunau

    Men place a truss to the permanent camp at Camp Century, Greenland.

    Image: Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images

    About 60 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the US designed a network of top-secret mobile nuclear launch sites buried in the Greenland ice sheet to prepare for possible war with the Soviet Union. At Camp Century, which was part of Project Iceworm, soldiers lived in the ice, which enclosed the base so it wouldn’t be completely buried in snow.

    Camp Century was shut down in 1967, and the site was abandoned as Project Iceworm wound down. Back then, military planners assumed the hazardous stuff buried at Camp Century—including diesel fuel, PCBs, and some radioactive coolant—would stay locked up in the Greenland ice sheet, essentially forever. But now Greenland is warming because of climate change. Dangerous contaminants threaten to re-emerge from the ice, potentially putting people in Greenland and maybe as far away as Arctic Canada (400 km offshore) at risk.

    Nuclear reactors at Camp Century in Greenland.
    Image: US Army/Wikimedia Commons

    Camp Century isn’t the only US military installation abroad that’s increasingly threatened by climate change. A Pentagon report from earlier this year, for example, noted that half of all US bases worldwide could be at risk. But Project Iceworm is a useful case study, argues Jeff Colgan, associate professor of political science and international studies at Brown University, who’s studied this in detail. That’s partly because the question of who should take responsibility for Camp Century has become such a political hot potato. According to him, at this point it isn’t clear exactly who is responsible for cleaning it up.

    Over the phone, Colgan described the secondary effects of climate change—like the release of dangerous substances, or infrastructure damage—as its “knock-on effects.” (He pointed to the release of hazardous materials in Texas after Hurricane Harvey as another example.) “It creates a whole new type of politics, and it’s becoming more important in a variety of ways.”

    Colgan is author of a new paper in Global Environmental Politics that views the impact of climate change on military bases as not just an environmental problem, but as a political and diplomatic one.

    Project Iceworm goes to show just how politically complicated these situations can be. Camp Century was the result of a legal treaty between Denmark and the US, since Greenland was a Danish colony at that time.

    Thermal drill at Camp Century, used to drill through the Greenland ice cap.
    Image: CRREL Researcher/Wikimedia Commons

    Motherboard contacted the US State Department to inquire about Camp Century, and was referred to the US Department of Defense. A Defense Department spokesperson then referred our query to the government of Denmark.

    The Danish foreign ministry, which handles relations with the US and Greenland, referred Motherboard to the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), an independent research institution under the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. In a follow-up phone call, a ministry spokesperson said decisions around the cleanup would be made once the science is settled.

    Read More: A Nuclear-Powered US Military Ice Base Will Resurface as the Arctic Melts

    “It’s not a high priority. In fact it’s a barely known [issue] in Washington,” Colgan told me. “The only people who are really agitated [are in] Greenland, and they don’t have a lot of leverage.”

    Scientists aren’t ignoring the problem. In 2016, a high-profile paper in Geophysical Research Letters predicted that Camp Century’s site could see primarily melting conditions by the year 2090, and described in detail all the hazardous stuff buried there. “It caused quite a reaction from scientists and the political system,” Flemming Christiansen, deputy director general of GEUS, told Motherboard in a phone interview, and it spurred them to study the site further.

    GEUS has been monitoring the Greenland ice sheet for years, and is now tracking the Camp Century site specifically. In the summer of 2017, Christiansen said, a weather station was installed there, and scientists used radar last year to map what is locked up under the ice. (The map should be available later this year.) Climate data from Camp Century is publicly available online, although it will take some time to begin to notice longer-term trends.

    Politicians, meanwhile, have yet to sort out exactly what to do about the threat posed by climate change to military installations abroad, each one governed by what Colgan calls “ad hoc” arrangements. Colgan noted that the US Pentagon, at least, does seem to appreciate the dangers of climate change. Of the hundreds of US bases overseas, “it’s unclear how many of them are at the frontlines of climate change, like Greenland,” he said, adding that other sites, like low-lying Pacific islands, are also certain to be impacted.

    Meanwhile, Camp Century is melting out. “If there is something coming to the surface, you would like to know when this will happen,” Christiansen told me. Scientists are working on that part. Now it’s up to governments to come up with a plan.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us }

    24-02-2018 om 23:54 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Scientists say space aliens could hack our planet

    Scientists say space aliens could hack our planet

    New paper argues that extraterrestrials might beam 'contaminated' messages our way.

    by Seth Shostak

    Scientist are worry about hackers from outer space.
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    With all the news stories these days about computer hacking, it probably comes as no surprise that someone is worried about hackers from outer space. Yes, there are now scientists who fret that space aliens might send messages that worm their way into human society — not to steal our passwords but to bring down our culture.

    How exactly would they do that? Astrophysicists Michael Hippke and John Learned argue in a recent paper that our telescopes might pick up hazardous messages sent our way — a virus that shuts down our computers, for example, or something a bit like cosmic blackmail: “Do this for us, or we’ll make your sun go supernova and destroy Earth.” Or perhaps the cosmic hackers could trick us into building self-replicating nanobots, and then arrange for them to be let loose to chew up our planet or its inhabitants.

    Mind you, making a small star like the sun go supernova would be a mind-boggling trick — one that would impress astrophysicists (if any were left). As for the nanobots, I figure the aliens need only wait a century or two, and we’ll make the little devils ourselves, without any help.

    LIKE THREATENING NEANDERTHALS

    It’s indisputable that space aliens, if they do exist, might not be friendly. But it’s hard to think of things that we could do for agile, technically sophisticated aliens that they couldn’t accomplish more easily on their own. Imagine modern humans threatening Neanderthals with nuclear war unless they washed our cars. Would that make any sense?

    The astrophysicists also suggest that the extraterrestrials could show their displeasure (what did we do?) by launching a cyberattack. Maybe you’ve seen the 1996 film “Independence Day,” in which odious aliens are vanquished by a computer virus uploaded into their machinery. That’s about as realistic as sabotaging your neighbor’s new laptop by feeding it programs written for the Commodore 64.

    Related

    In other words, aliens that could muster the transmitter power (not to mention the budget) to try wiping us out with code are going to have a real compatibility problem. The Stuxnet virus that took out Iran’s enrichment centrifuges was designed to target a contemporary bit of software: the Windows operating system.

    If these nasty aliens are more than 40 light-years away, they won’t know that we have personal computers, let alone which operating system they should target. If they’re more than 80 light-years away, they won’t know that we have computers of any kind.

    Maybe they’ll try to disable our abacuses.

    A DANGEROUS GIFT

    It’s worth remarking that today’s SETI experiments — in which large antennas are used to search for signals from alien societies — are largely impervious to any of this chicanery. SETI receivers integrate incoming signals (which is to say, they average them) over seconds or minutes. That would turn any message into digital goo, and no pernicious content would remain. Yes, that’s a technical point, but I think it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever have computers susceptible to Klingon code.

    Yet there is a way that messages from space might be disruptive. Extraterrestrials could simply give us some advanced knowledge — not as a trade, but as a gift. How could that possibly be a downer? Imagine: You’re a physicist who has dedicated your career to understanding the fundamental structure of matter. You have a stack of reprints, a decent position, and a modicum of admiration from the three other specialists who have read your papers. Suddenly, aliens weigh in with knowledge that’s a thousand years ahead of yours. So much for your job and your sense of purpose.

    If humanity is deprived of the opportunity to learn things on its own, much of its impetus for novelty might evaporate. In a society where invention and discovery are written out of the script, progress and improvement would suffer.

    Then again, aliens would likely have real trouble transmitting knowledge to us. In movies, extraterrestrials often communicate with us in colloquial English. But a real message from space is likely to be no more understandable than a digital TV signal would be to Guglielmo Marconi. An alien transmission is unlikely to be a Trojan horse — but it would at least tell us that there’s someone outside the gates.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/mach }

    24-02-2018 om 23:42 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Neanderthals were artists just like humans, and even understood symbolism

    Neanderthals were artists just like humans, and even understood symbolism

    BY MIHAI ANDREI 

    As early as 64,000 years ago, Neanderthals in today’s Spain were creating impressive cave paintings, showing that they were just as artistic and creative as humans.

    The ladder shape composed of red horizontal and vertical lines (center left) dates to older than 64,000 years and was made by Neanderthals.

    Image credits: P. Saura.

    Essentially human

    Neanderthals, our closest biological relatives, were extremely similar to us. They shared common behaviors, common characteristics, and even common territory to early humans. They were also much more sophisticated than most people give them credit for.

    But they might have also shared something else with our ancestors, something which we consider fundamentally human: our ability to understand symbolism.

    The emergence of symbolic material culture represents a fundamental threshold in the evolution of humankind. It is one of the main pillars of what makes us human”, says Dirk Hoffmann of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Artefacts whose functional value lies not so much in their practical but rather in their symbolic use are proxies for fundamental aspects of human cognition as we know it.”

    A team of researchers from the UK, Germany, Spain, and France analyzed carbonate samples from three cave sites in Spain: La Pasiega (north-eastern Spain), Maltravieso (western Spain) and Ardales (south-western Spain).

    All three caves contain spectacular red or black cave paintings depicting animals, dots and geometric signs, as well as hand stencils, handprints and engravings.

    These aren’t necessarily new findings, but for the first time, researchers have been able to prove that they must have been made by Neanderthals, since they were the only ones around when the cave paintings were made.

    Three hand stencils (center right, center topm and top left). One has been dated to at least 66,000 years ago and must have been made by a Neanderthal.

    Image credits: H. Collado.

    The team used a dating technique that isn’t commonly employed in anthropology: Uranium-Thorium dating. This dating technique relies on analyzing the isotopic content of the two elements and dating the sample by calculating the decay of Uranium 234 into Thorium 230. The technique is widely used to date calcium carbonate materials such as stalactites or corals, but was only recently implemented to anthropology thanks to technological advancements. Radiocarbon technique, which is currently much more common, isn’t able to date back far enough.

    The team dated the paintings to 64,000 years ago — 20,000 years before humans modern humans arrived in Europe. This means that Neanderthals were the artists behind the paintings.

    Our dating results show that the cave art at these three sites in Spain is much older than previously thought”, says team member Alistair Pike from the University of Southampton. “With an age in excess of 64,000 years it predates the earliest traces of modern humans in Europe by more than 20,000 years. The cave art must thus have been created by Neanderthals.”

    Dating cave art accurately and precisely, but without destroying it, has so far been difficult to accomplish”, adds Hoffmann.Thanks to recent technical developments we can now obtain a minimum age for cave art using Uranium-Thorium (U-Th) dating of carbonate crusts overlying the pigments.”

    Artistic thinking

    This is the first time any evidence of a Neanderthal cave painting has been found — until now, this artform had been considered human and human alone. There has been some evidence that Neanderthals used body ornamentation around 40,000 to 45,000 years ago, but some researchers believed that they learned the idea from humans, a theory which was almost impossible to disprove. The only way to clearly show that Neanderthals came up with the idea on their own was to date their work to before they met humans — and that’s exactly what this study does.

    Perforated shells have also bee found in cave sediments, dating to between 115,000 and 120,000 years.

    Image credits: J. Zilhão.

    Joint lead author Dr. Chris Standish, an archaeologist at the University of Southampton, said:

    This is an incredibly exciting discovery which suggests Neanderthals were much more sophisticated than is popularly believed.

    “Our results show that the paintings we dated are, by far, the oldest known cave art in the world, and were created at least 20,000 years before modern humans arrived in Europe from Africa – therefore they must have been painted by Neanderthals.”

    Neanderthals also dyed and decorated marine shells. Perforated shells were found in sediments in Cueva de los Aviones and date to between 115,000 and 120,000 years, indicating that their artistic practices can be traced even further back.

    It’s also significant that this is not a one-off accident — paintings were found in three caves 700 km apart, indicating a long-standing tradition passed on from generation to generation. It’s quite possible that many other similar works of art still exist, but we just haven’t found them yet.

    This is certainly just the beginning of a new chapter in the study of ice age rock art”, says Gerd-Christian Weniger of the Foundation Neanderthal Museum Mettmann, one of the leaders of the Ardales excavations.

    It’s intriguing to think about it, but this is convincing evidence that humans and Neanderthals shared the same artistic sense and the same ability for symbolic thinking. Neanderthals weren’t the brutes they’re often portrayed as — they were thinkers and artists just like our ancestors.

    But this also raises an even more exciting possibility: since both humans and Neanderthals shared creative abilities, it’s possible that they both inherited them from a common ancestor. If this is the case, we might have to look even further — much further — down in history to find where these abilities first appeared.

    According to our new data Neanderthals and modern humans shared symbolic thinking and must have been cognitively indistinguishable”, concludes Joao Zilhao, team member from the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies in Barcelona and involved in both studies.On our search for the origins of language and advanced human cognition we must therefore look much farther back in time, more than half a million years ago, to the common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans.

    The paper, U-Th dating of carbonate crusts reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave art, is due for publication in Science on Friday, 23 February 2018. DOI: 10.1126/science.aap7778.

    https://www.zmescience.com/ }

    24-02-2018 om 23:32 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.New study links ancient cave drawings and the origin of language

    New study links ancient cave drawings and the origin of language

    BY TIBI PUIU

    Humans first emerged 200,000 years ago but didn’t figure out how to use language until 100,000 years ago, scholars think. Now, an intriguing new study suggests that cave drawings had an important role to play in the evolution of language by familiarizing our ancestors with symbolism.

    The Chauvet Cave paintings, dated at 30,000 to 28,000 BC, were once thought to be the oldest cave drawings. Here, we can find more than 1,000 paintings depicting lions or mammoths of unmatched sophistication. Credit: DRAC Rhone-Alpes, French Ministry of Culture.

    The Chauvet Cave paintings, dated at 30,000 to 28,000 BC, were once thought to be the oldest cave drawings. Here, we can find more than 1,000 paintings depicting lions or mammoths of unmatched sophistication.

    Credit: DRAC Rhone-Alpes, French Ministry of Culture.

    Our species has had a knack for art from its humble beginnings. To this day, you can still find ancient cave art on virtually every continent except Antarctica. In some places, like South Africa, there are over a million drawings made inside caves. Drawing such as those found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where there are 35,400-year-old depictions of a babirusa, or pig-deer, once common in these valleys. The spectacular lions and rhinos of Chauvet Cave, in southeastern France, are commonly thought to be around 30,000 to 32,000 years old, and mammoth-ivory figurines found in Germany correspond to roughly the same time.

    Writing in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers from MIT argue that places Chauvet or Sulawesi acted like hotspots for language generation by offering the perfect environment to translate acoustics into drawings.

    Our research suggests that the cognitive mechanisms necessary for the development of cave and rock art are likely to be analogous to those employed in the expression of the symbolic thinking required for language,says Cora Lesure, a linguist at MIT and one of the study’s authors.

    Sound + pictures = language

    Lesure and colleagues that the brain uses the same cognitive functions to transfer acoustic sounds to pictures as language. Linguists often frustratingly say that language doesn’t fossilize but it can leave artifacts — cave drawings, for instance. And in this context, our early ancestors used cave drawings less as means of artistic expression, as Picasso or van Gogh would, but rather more as a means of communication.

    Cave art was part of the package deal in terms of how homo sapiens came to have this very high-level cognitive processing,” says Miyagawa, a professor of linguistics at MIT.You have this very concrete cognitive process that converts an acoustic signal into some mental representation and externalizes it as a visual.”

    I think it’s very clear that these artists were talking to one another,Miyagawa says. “It’s a communal effort.”

    In some caves, 90 percent of the drawings involve hoofed animals which could have been used to replicate the sound of hoofbeats. Many such drawings were found to be made in chambers where echoes and reverberation create sounds similar to hoof beats. On the other hand, drawings of felines, dots, and handprints were etched in quiet cave chambers. Such drawings could have been part of stories or rituals — scenarios that display properties of language like “action, objects, and modification.” Miyagawa suggests that acoustically based cave art must have had a hand in forming our cognitive symbolic mind.

    [ALSO SEE] Oldest known words are 15,000 years old

    At this point, this is still speculative work but what Miyagawa or Lesure are doing is starting a discussion with potentially huge ramification. The MIT linguists hope to inspire more work and further scrutiny of the syntax etched on the walls of ancient caves around the world. Hidden in these drawings are stories that reveal content that might one day lead us to the origins of language. In this respect, the holy grail would be finding cave art older than 100,000 years.

    https://www.zmescience.com/ }

    24-02-2018 om 23:17 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.US air force jets ‘battle mystery UFO in dogfight' over skies above Area 51 military base

    US air force jets ‘battle mystery UFO in dogfight' over skies above Area 51 military base

    The dogfight over Area 51

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    MYSTERY: Two USAF jets were filmed near another unidentified craft over Area 51

    UFO seekers spotted the fighter planes 'hurtling towards the triangular object' above a desert area in Nevada

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    This is the mysterious moment two US air force jets are seen "dogfighting" with an unknown craft in an area where there are believed to be UFOs.

    The fighter planes are seen zipping through the sky in an apparent routine training mission over the top secret military base Area 51 in a desert area in Lincoln County, Nevada.

    UFO seekers Tim Doyle and Tracey Su camped out some 12 miles away to snap pictures and videos of activity over its skies and didn't see anything unusual when the military aircraft soared above.

    But when they later combed through their photos they spotted the third craft which they described as a "triangular" object which appeared to be battling the US fighter jets.

    UFO seekers Tim and Tracey head out on their mission near Area 51 to hunt for alien craft

    (Image: Youtube/thirdphaseofmoon)

    A local sheriff pursues the two UFO hunters and questions why they are camped out near the top secret US military base 

    Area 51 is at the centre of the so-called Roswell incident, where scientists are said to have examined alien being who crash-landed in New Mexico

    Their sighting piles more weight on the countless conspiracy theories that the top secret base is a hub of interactions between earthly beings and aliens.

    The site is at the centre of the so-called Roswell incident where US scientists are believed to have examined aliens who apparently crash landed their flying disc into a ranch in an area in New Mexico.

    Tim and Tracey camped out just outside Area 51 and filmed and snapped the comings and goings and activity in the sky there.

    Tim camps out at night after setting up his equipment including camera, videos and computers to monitor the surrounding area and skies

    Tim and Tracy's UFO hunting equipment includes drones they use to hover over the desert area 

    The pair spot the unidentified third craft in the sky they say was dogfighting with two US fighter jets which are clearly seen 

    "Welcome to area 51," said Tim in one of his videos. "We're in front of the most mysterious and secretive military installation in the entire world.

    "We're just here to look for lights in the sky," said Tim, "and if they're here we're going to find them."

    A narrator on the video, by YouTubeChannel thirdphaseofmoon , says: "These guys are taking a lot of risk bringing this information to you and we're sharing the evidence."

    The pair filmed hours of footage over several days including the US fighter jets zipping through the sky, but didn't see it as unusual.

    "When we got home and started reviewing the pictures we noticed a third object" in the sky, said Tim.

    "What in the world is this? It's looks like some kind of triangular unmanned drone, because it's definitely too small to have a person inside of it.

    "And after looking at the pictures it definitely looks like the crafts are interacting with each other. It's like a three-plane dogfight."

    Tim and Tracey's remarkable footage on YouTube has already been seized upon by conspiracy theorists that it is proof there is UFO activity in Area 51.

    Chuku Marrero posted: "I know they are real they are with us ... Nevada is the centre."

    Lori Roberson1 wrote: "Ufo's been round for so many years."

    The US government has never revealed the purpose of the site in a remote area in the desert in Nevada.

    The CIA only admitted for the first time in 2005 that the military base, which is north-west of Las Vegas, even existed.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/ }