Excellent video on crop circles. Might make you a believer of something. Lou
April 11, 2012
Famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking once again has caught the attention of the international community with a statement that aliens do exist but humanity should not attempt to contact them.
Confined to a wheelchair due to a disease of neurons, known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the astrophysicist made this statement at a new documentary series of the Discovery Channel.
He stressed that in the Universe of 100 billion galaxies, each of which contains millions of stars, the Earth is unlikely to be the only place to be hospitable to life. The astrophysicist added that to his “mathematical mind” these numbers only are enough to consider the existence of aliens quite logical.
However, Hawking states that the advanced extraterrestrial civilizations may have conquering motives and seek to colonize other planets, which means that they could pose a threat to humanity. “If aliens ever visit us, I think the result will look similar to the first visit of Christopher Columbus to America, which was not so good for the natives.”
People have tried several times to come in contact with possible alien civilizations. In 2008, NASA sent out into the space a single Across the Universe by the Beatles to take a message of friendship from extraterrestrial life forms. The message is expected to arrive in the region of Polaris star in 2439.
- Toronto Star: Paul Hellyer defends aliens after Stephen Hawking’s warning (ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com)
- What underlies the human fascination with extraterrestrial life? (astronaut.com)
- Do aliens exist and will they like us? Documentary seeks ‘definitive’ answers (ctvnews.ca)
- Ufo Over San Diego (weeklyworldnews.com)
- Stephen Hawking’s prophecies to come true in 300 years (english.pravda.ru)
Magnesium-rich spinel and olivine found in the central peaks of lunar craters
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
May 27, 2013 Unusual minerals found in Lunar craters may have come from asteroid impacts. (NASA/USGS)
Unusual minerals found in craters on the Moon may be alien, a new study suggests.
The claim is made in a paper published today in Nature Geoscience that uses computer modelling to show these rare minerals may not be indigenous to the Moon as previously believed.
Magnesium-rich spinel and olivine found in the central peaks of lunar craters, have long been assumed by scientists to have been forced to the surface by the impact of the asteroid or meteorite that caused the crater.
It was believed any collision that big, would melt or vaporize the impacting material, leaving behind only geochemical traces and tiny fragments.
However, Dr. Jay Melosh from Indiana’s Purdue University, and colleagues used computer simulations to show asteroids were capable of still producing these craters at lower impact speeds, giving them greater chance of survival.
Spinel the gem comes in a rainbow of colors, such as these crystals in a white marble. (NASA)
“We find that for … impact velocities below about 12 kilometres per second, the projectile may both survive the impact, and be swept back into the central peak of the final crater as it collapses,” the authors write.
On Earth, spinel forms under high temperatures and pressures not seen near the Moon’s surface. It is also found in some asteroids and meteors.
But the detection of concentrations of spinel and olivine in central lunar crater peaks has raised speculation about the minerals’ origin.
The authors performed simulations using a variety of impact speeds between six and 16 kilometres per second.
“We focused on a simulation of the 93-kilometre diameter Copernicus crater because of the reports of olivine and magnesium-spinel in its central peak,” the authors write.
“But our simulation also applies to the similar-size Theophilus crater … as well as to the smaller Tycho crater.”
Their simulations revealed about a quarter of lunar impacts occur at speeds below 12 kilometres per second, which is slow enough for a significant fraction of the impacting object to remain largely intact.
“The olivine observed in the central peaks of Copernicus and other lunar craters maybe a remnant of the projectile and thus does not indicate deep excavation of the lunar mantle or lower crust,” the authors write.
Their conclusions about low-velocity asteroid impacts are entirely plausible, according to astronomer Dr Michael Brown of Melbourne’s Monash University.
“When a large asteroid hits Earth, because of the Earth’s gravity and because of the velocity of the asteroid, you’re looking at impact speeds of 20-30 kilometres per second,” says Brown.
“On the Moon you have lower gravity … it’s possible that near-Earth asteroids, which move relatively slowly compared to the speed of the Earth or the Moon, might come in at such slow speeds that a large part of the asteroid might not melt at all.”
According to Brown, asteroid impact speeds can be as low as three, four or five kilometres per second, and still leave a crater with a central peak.
“A rock 10, 20 or 50 kilometres, coming in at five kilometres per second still packs a mighty punch,” says Brown. “So it’s certainly possible for a large asteroid to create a large crater.”
However Brown says there are some concentrations of spinel on the Moon’s surface that can’t be associated with impact events.
“And to throw another spanner in the works, there are other examples which can’t be explained by low-speed impacts,” says Brown.
A commentary on the research in Nature by Erik Asphaug of Arizona State University, points to some craters with spinel that also have evidence of large volumes of molten rock.
“That’s presumably a signature of a high-velocity impact,” says Brown.
“So perhaps some spinel was also excavated from below the lunar surface during an impact after all.”
- Alien Debris Discovered in Impact Craters: Earth’s Moon Has Strange Minerals (scienceworldreport.com)
- Scientists: The moon likely holds undiscovered alien materials (rawstory.com)
I recently receive the following e-mail question:
Got a question for you: do you consider the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to be science or pseudoscience? I recently got into an online debate and found myself in the minority because I maintained that the central thesis — that if intelligent life exists somewhere out there in the greater universe, we would be able to recognize it based upon patterns in radio waves — is not falsifiable.
It would seem to me that the only way to truly falsify SETI, we’d need to map quite literally every body in the universe and rule them out one by one and say that they don’t have anything there in terms of extraterrestrial intelligence. Unlike other complex hypotheses that are limited by available technologies, I’m not convinced that the task of mapping the universe is even possible, even with a sufficiently advanced technology.
I have received some version of this question many times over the years, always by people who are trying to be skeptical and apply what they have learned about the differences between science and pseudoscience. It therefore seems like an excellent opportunity to explore this important issue.
SETI is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and refers to a number of programs over the years that have listened for intelligent radio signals from space. NASA for a time had a SETI program, but this was canceled in 1993. The SETI Institute now carries on this endeavor with private funding.
Whether or not you think SETI is a good idea, is it real science? The issue here is how do we define science. One major criterion for science is that a scientific hypothesis must be falsifiable. This, however, is not strictly true and is an oversimplification.
- The Drake Equation (creationviews.wordpress.com)
As Popular Science explains, LUCIFER is an acronym for the instruments lengthy title, “Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research.” This instrument is attached to the University of Arizona’s Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) located on Mt. Graham in South Eastern Arizona. The Vatican-owned Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) is right next door.
Mar 11, 2013
Antonio Racciano Productions
The UFO Experience (2013) a film by Antonio Racciano
UFO Documentary (2013) A comprehensive study and compilation of the clearest video footage of UFO’s seen to date. Scientific proof, eyewitness testimony, celebrity sightings and shocking Space Shuttle UFO experiences never before seen on film, shown and analyzed for the first time. This film will make even the worst skeptics into believers.
Directed by Antonio Racciano
Featuring: Sarah Silverman, Barry Soddenfeld, Campbell Scott, Byron Palmer, Mike Haggis, Sam Raimi, Frank Zappa, Steven Spielberg, Teri Garr, Richard Dreyfuss, Gordon Cooper, Neil Armstrong, Sammy Haggar, Shirley Maclaine, John Lennon, May Paing, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Rosario Dawson
What if you were told that someone answered the Arecibo message that Carl Sagan sent into space decades ago ?
“Beware the bearers of false gifts & their broken promises. Much pain but still time. There is good out there. We oppose deception. Conduit closing.”
In August 2001 two new crop formations were reported near Chilbolton radio telescope in Hampshire, UK. Both were very impressive looking and consisted of a large number of small ‘pixels’, which when viewed from the air formed a recognisable shape – unlike many other crop formations.
One represented a “human face” and the other resembled AN ANSWER to the Arecibo message. A radio transmission that SETI (the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), sent from the Arecibo radio telescope in 1974
Then one year later, in August 2002, another impressive formation was discovered just to the west of Winchester (only about 8½ miles to the southeast of the Chilbolton formations). An “alien face” with a circular grid containing a coded message.
When the code is broken, it reads:
“Beware the bearers of false gifts & their broken promises. Much pain but still time. There is good out there. We oppose deception. Conduit closing.”
Are these circles genuine? We cant know for sure, since no one investigated them to see if there were significant crop/soil anomalies. But they do seem very sophisticated.
Jul 28, 2010
- Black Country crop circles prove phenomenon is no hoax, claims Australian expert (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
by Staff Writers
Kamuela HI (SPX)
Mar 20, 2013
One of the discovery images of the system obtained at the Keck II telescope using the adaptive optics system and NIRC2 Near-Infrared Imager. The rectangle indicates the field-of-view of the OSIRIS instrument for planet C. Credit: Image courtesy of NRC-HIA, C. Marois and Keck Observatory.
A team of international scientists using the W. M. Keck Observatory has made the most detailed examination yet of the atmosphere of a Jupiter-size planet beyond our Solar System.
According to lead author Quinn Konopacky, an astronomer with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto and a former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdoc, “We have been able to observe this planet in unprecedented detail because of Keck Observatory’s advanced instrumentation, our ground-breaking observing and data processing techniques, and because of the nature of the planetary system.” The paper appears online March 14th in Science Express, and March 22nd in the journal Science.
“This is the sharpest spectrum ever obtained of an extrasolar planet,” said co-author Bruce Macintosh, an astronomer at LLNL. “This shows the power of directly imaging a planetary system-the exquisite resolution afforded by these new observations has allowed us to really begin to probe planet formation.”
The team, using the OSIRIS instrument fitted on the mighty Keck II telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, has uncovered the chemical fingerprints of specific molecules, revealing a cloudy atmosphere containing water vapor and carbon monoxide. “With this level of detail,” says coauthor Travis Barman, an astronomer at the Lowell Observatory, “we can compare the amount of carbon to the amount of oxygen present in the atmosphere, and this chemical mix provides clues as to how the planetary system formed.”
by Thad McKraken
March 13, 2013
In this edition of heroic doses we ask the burning philosophical question, can a sufficient dose of psilocybin mushrooms cure someone of atheism? Not a topic I’d considered personally at length until it happened to a friend of mine. Well, let’s face it, I’ve always thought something like this was possible. One thing that annoys me about a lot of hard science wired people’s attitude toward matters such as alien contact and inner godhead freak outs is that I see a lot of, well, if something’s in your head, we can’t quantify data on it, so it’s pointless. Horseshit. Behavior is a physical thing and it’s incredibly easy to study.
Take me for example. As a teenager, after ditching Christianity I can’t say I had much of an interest in spirituality at all. I was more into guitars, basketball, not getting laid, and other typical young guy crap. I will say that smoking weed maybe got me thinking about matters of the soul a bit more intently, but not seriously. What I can definitively say is that after taking mushrooms once when I was 18, this all changed. Of course, it wasn’t only the one time I took them by any means, but one time was all it took. All of a sudden I started reading countless books about alien phenomenon, sixties counter culture, remote viewing, shamanism, etc. I started dabbling in astral projection. Never would have bothered without the insectile ‘shroom hive mind forcing the issue. It should be noted that there was something else that went all weird after my first psychedelic encounter that I still have a hard time wrapping my head around in retrospect. For a week or so after the trip, I had this odd feeling of bi-location that I’ve never felt since in a waking state. I was going through my daily life as a college student, but I was also simultaneously hovering above my head and looking down on myself from a third person perspective. None of this felt odd or out of place either, which made the whole charade that much more peculiar.
So whereas ridiculous claims like these can’t be substantiated by anyone other than me, the fact that I basically turned into another person can be. You could check my library records, my purchase histories. I went from having zero interest in alternative spirituality to that being my primary focus in life, instantaneously. If you would have asked me why at the time, I would have told you straight up. The same sort of thing happens with supposed UFO contactees. Behavior goes from one thing to another. It can be verified by multiple witnesses. Whether you believe in the reality of unknown forces lurking behind the scenes and shaping the world you live in, you should probably get used to it. They’re called thoughts and you can’t see any of them, but they’re sure as hell shaping everything. Welcome to the wacky world of the Occult.
- The Magic of Medicinal Mushrooms (acroan.com)