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  • Mesolithic 'rest stop' found at new Sainsbury's site

    07/23/2011 6:28:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 July 2011 | unattributed
    Archaeologists believe the remains of burned oak uncovered at the site of the first Sainsbury's in the Highlands to be evidence of an ancient "rest stop". The supermarket and a filling station are being constructed on the outskirts of Nairn, at a cost of about £20m. Headland Archaeologists investigated the site ahead of building work. They radiocarbon-dated the hearth to the Mesolithic period, which started as the last Ice Age ended about 12,000 years ago. ...the archaeologists said the fire appeared to have been made to provide heat and not cooking, because no food waste was found... "The dating of...
  • Undersea slide set off giant flow

    11/22/2007 3:56:49 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 413+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 November 2007 | Paul Rincon
    An enormous underwater landslide 60,000 years ago produced the longest flow of sand and mud yet found on Earth. The landslide off the coast of north-west Africa dumped 225 billion metric tonnes of sediment into the ocean in a matter of hours or days. The flow travelled 1,500km (932 miles) - the distance from London to Rome - before depositing its sediment. The work, by a British team of researchers has been published in the academic journal Nature. The massive surge put down the same amount of sediment that comes out of all the world's rivers combined over a period...
  • Dating A Massive Undersea Slide (8,100 Year Ago)

    01/05/2007 4:42:11 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,065+ views
    Science News ^ | 1-5-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Dating a massive undersea slide Sid Perkins From San Francisco, at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union Pieces of moss buried in debris deposits along the Norwegian coast have enabled geologists to better peg the date of an ancient tsunami and the immense underwater landslide that triggered it. Carbon dating of the newly unearthed moss suggests that the landslide occurred about 8,100 years ago. Sometime after the end of the last ice age, the largest landslide known to geologists took place off the coast of Norway. Called the Storegga slide, this slump of seafloor sediments included about 3,000 cubic...
  • Giant Wave Hit Ancient Scotland

    09/07/2001 5:34:41 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 1,481+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-7-2001 | Helen Briggs
    Friday, 7 September, 2001, 18:28 GMT 19:28 UK Giant wave hit ancient Scotland By BBC News Online's Helen Briggs A giant wave flooded Scotland about 7,000 years ago, a scientist revealed on Friday. The tsunami left a trail of destruction along what is now the eastern coast of the country. It looks as if those people were happily sitting in their camp when this wave from the sea hit the camp Professor David Smith, Coventry University Scientists believe a landslide on the ocean floor off Storegga, south-west Norway, triggered the wave. Speaking at the British Association Festival of Science in ...
  • 'How Britain's Atlantis' and its tribes were wiped out by a TSUNAMI triggered by a landslide

    05/02/2014 9:17:08 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 May 2014 | JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    Just over 8,000 years ago a huge landslide occurred off the coast of Norway, known as the Storegga Slide. The event created a catastrophic tsunami, with waves almost half as high as the Statue of Liberty, that battered Britain and other land masses. And now the most accurate computer model ever made of the tsunami suggests that it wiped out the remaining inhabitants of a set of low-lying landmass known as Doggerland off the coast of the UK. A new model by researchers at Imperial College London has revealed the devastating effects of a tsunami caused by a landslide off...
  • Danish Arctic research dates Ice Age[Ended precisely 11,711 years ago]

    12/18/2008 11:35:27 AM PST · by BGHater · 36 replies · 944+ views
    Politiken ^ | 11 Dec 2008 | Julian Isherwood
    The result of a Danish ice drilling project has become the international standard for the termination of the last glacial period. It ended precisely 11,711 years ago. A Danish ice drilling project has conclusively ended the discussion on the exact date of the end of the last ice age. The extensive scientific study shows that it was precisely 11,711 years ago - and not the indeterminate figure of ‘some’ 11,000 years ago – that the ice withdrew, allowing humans and animals free reign. According to the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) in Copenhagen, the very precise dating of the end of...
  • Why did two German 'hobbyists' deface a cartouche of Khufu inside the Great Pyramid

    01/18/2014 9:33:27 AM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies ^ | 16 Jan 2014 |
    EXACTLY what drove two men to pretend to be archaeologists and hack off pieces of the Great Pyramid? Atlantis. It's a tale of cranks, conspiracies and an ancient cartouche. The Great Pyramid of Khufu (also known as Cheops) on the Giza Plateau is the largest pyramid in Egypt and the only surviving example of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cartouche? It's an ancient red-pigment scribble deep inside the Great Pyramid said to be the linchpin in identifying who it was actually built for. Is it an authentic ancient Egyptian depiction of his name, or a 19th century...
  • Ancient Mediterranean flood mystery solved

    08/17/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Victoria Gill
    Research has revealed details of the catastrophic Zanclean flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago. The flood occurred when Atlantic waters found their way into the cut-off and desiccated Mediterranean basin. The researchers say that a 200km channel across the Gibraltar strait was carved out by the floodwaters... show that the resulting flood could have filled the basin within two years. The team was led by Daniel Garcia-Castellanos from the Research Council of Spain (CSIC)... Using existing borehole and seismic data, his team showed how the flood would have begun with water spilling over a...
  • Sea Level Study Reveals Atlantis Candidate

    09/19/2001 9:10:00 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies · 162+ views ^ | 9-19-2001 | Jon Copley
    Sea level study reveals Atlantis candidate 19:00 19 September 01 Jon Copley It sounds a familiar enough yarn - a lone researcher claiming to have pinpointed the lost land of Atlantis famously described by Plato. But this time there is no mention of "supercivilisations", UFOs or magic crystals. Instead, he has turned the clock back on ancient rises in sea level to reveal an island that matches Plato's story. Plato's works Timaeus and Critias contain the first written descriptions of Atlantis and its watery fate, drawn from stories collected in Egypt. "These texts are the origin of a lot ...
  • Visit 50,000 Year Old Underwater Primeval Forest Found in Gulf of Mexico (VIDEO)

    07/13/2013 6:53:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Hispanically Speaking ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | unattributed
    Imagine swimming in an underwater primeval forest that nature has preserved for over 50,000 years. Now you can if you are willing to dive 60 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, 10 miles offshore of Alabama. Experts believe 2005's Hurricane Katrina unveiled what had been buried under ocean sediment for centuries. And it took some curious fishermen to discover it by questioning why there so many fishing congregating in one area. The discovery was made in 2012 but only recently became public knowledge. The find was confirmed when a dive team and experts from Louisiana State University...
  • 'Britain's Atlantis' found at bottom of North sea

    07/06/2012 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Dysart · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-6-12 | David Waugh
    Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years ago Doggerland once stretched from Scotland to Denmark Rivers seen underwater by seismic scans Britain was not an island - and area under North Sea was roamed by mammoths and other giant animals Described as the 'real heartland' of Europe Had population of tens of thousands - but devastated by sea level risesBritain's Atlantis' - a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North Sea - has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews. Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that...
  • The moment Britain became an island

    02/14/2011 6:31:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | Monday, February 14, 2011 | Megan Lane
    The coastline and landscape of what would become modern Britain began to emerge at the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000 years ago. What had been a cold, dry tundra on the north-western edge of Europe grew warmer and wetter as the ice caps melted. The Irish Sea, North Sea and the Channel were all dry land, albeit land slowly being submerged as sea levels rose. But it wasn't until 6,100BC that Britain broke free of mainland Europe for good, during the Mesolithic period -- the Middle Stone Age. It is thought a landslide in Norway triggered one...
  • Exploration of underwater forest [Loch Tay]

    07/16/2008 10:42:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 1,480+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | unattributed
    Underwater archaeologists are taking to Loch Tay to try to uncover more about a submerged prehistoric woodland. The stumps of about 50 trees were discovered in 2005 - some of them are thought to be about 6,000 years old. The experts are now aiming to find their root system and establish the depth to which the trees are buried. Meanwhile, a campaign has been launched to help restore the reconstructed crannog, an ancient loch dwelling, which attracts thousands of visitors. The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology will spend the next two weeks inspecting the drowned forest. They will be focusing...
  • A United Kingdom? Maybe

    03/05/2007 7:44:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,300+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2007 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Britain and Ireland are so thoroughly divided in their histories that there is no single word to refer to the inhabitants of both islands. Historians teach that they are mostly descended from different peoples: the Irish from the Celts and the English from the Anglo-Saxons who invaded from northern Europe and drove the Celts to the country’s western and northern fringes. But geneticists who have tested DNA throughout the British Isles are edging toward a different conclusion. Many are struck by the overall genetic similarities, leading some to claim that both Britain and Ireland have been inhabited for thousands of...
  • Submerged prehistory off Scotland: a development-led perspective

    07/23/2011 6:38:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Sunday, July 17, 2011 | Dr Andrew Bicket
    Throughout the 19th century there have been reports and scholarly discussions of submerged forests and artefacts from now-submerged environments around the coasts and seas of Britain (Coles 1998). Since the publication of Doggerland: a speculative study by Prof. Bryony Coles in 1998, there has been significant progress in the active investigation of submerged prehistoric landscapes around the coasts of the UK. To date much of this progress has been focused around the coasts of England and Wales, partly as a consequence of the geographical distribution of available funding streams i.e. the Marine element of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)....
  • Atlantis: The Evidence [ Thera, Crete, the usual modern myths ]

    05/20/2012 5:46:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Watchumentary ^ | January 1st, 2011 | BBC, Timewatch, Natalie Maynes, Bettany Hughes
    In this Timewatch special, historian Bettany Hughes unravels one of the most intriguing mysteries of all time. She presents a series of geological, archaeological and historical clues to show that the legend of Atlantis was inspired by a real historical event -- the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world. She is tracing the origins of the Atlantis myth and presenting evidence that the Thera eruption inspired Plato's account of the mystical land. 2,400 years ago Greek philosopher Plato wrote of an ancient island civilization of unparalleled wealth and splendor, which was struck by earthquakes and floods and was swallowed...
  • How an 1870s Marine Expedition Changed Oceanography and Drove Eight Sailors Insane

    03/21/2012 12:24:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    How an 1870s marine expedition changed oceanography and drove eight sailors insane When was the first voyage of the Challenger? No, not the Space Shuttle — the original Challenger, a sea ship that sailed in 1872. The HMS Challenger traversed the world's oceans for four years, drove some of its sailors completely insane, caused about a quarter of the crew to jump ship, and forever changed the face of ocean science. Is there a way to scroll past the nature channels without seeing one that describes the richness of the ocean and the life that teems in its depth? In...
  • Sinking Nations Are Pursuing Legal Options To Stave Off Destruction

    03/12/2012 5:49:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies ^ | March 12, 2012 | Michael Bobelian
    The Marshall Islands is approaching extinction. The threat is not from a plague or a warring neighbor. It is the very ocean that surrounds this archipelago of islands and atolls located in the Pacific Ocean just above the equator. The math is as simple as it is deadly. As global temperatures rise, so will sea levels from three to six feet by the end of the century according to the Columbia University Earth Institute. The speckles of flat land that make up the Marshall Islands rise about seven feet above sea level. In a few decades, scientists predict that rising...
  • Earliest Directly-Dated Human Skull-Cups [ 14,700 BP ]

    01/07/2012 5:35:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Public Library of Science ^ | February 16, 2011 | Silvia M. Bello, Simon A. Parfitt, Chris B. Stringer
    Abstract Background The use of human braincases as drinking cups and containers has extensive historic and ethnographic documentation, but archaeological examples are extremely rare. In the Upper Palaeolithic of western Europe, cut-marked and broken human bones are widespread in the Magdalenian (~15 to 12,000 years BP) and skull-cup preparation is an element of this tradition. Principal Findings Here we describe the post-mortem processing of human heads at the Upper Palaeolithic site of Gough's Cave (Somerset, England) and identify a range of modifications associated with the production of skull-cups. New analyses of human remains from Gough's Cave demonstrate the skilled post-mortem...
  • Pavlopetri: A window on to Bronze Age suburban life (impressive CGI images)

    10/08/2011 7:38:17 AM PDT · by decimon · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | October 7, 2011 | Dr Jon Henderson
    Semi-detached houses with gardens, clothes drying in the courtyards, walls and well-made streets - Pavlopetri epitomises the suburban way of life. Except that it's a Bronze Age port, submerged for millennia off the south-east coast of Greece.This summer it became the first underwater city to be fully digitally mapped and recorded in three dimensions, and then brought back to life with computer graphics. The result shows how much it has in common with port cities of today - Liverpool, London, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo or Shanghai - despite the fact that its heyday was 4,000 years ago. Covering an...
  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin goes in search for Russia's Atlantis

    08/10/2011 8:55:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 Aug 2011 | NewsCore
    HE has flown warplanes, shot at tigers and ridden bare-chested on horseback, but Russia's macho prime minister Vladimir Putin is now preparing for his next challenge - diving for Russia's version of Atlantis. Putin, 58, traveled to the Taman Peninsula in the southwest of the country to publicise archaeological work at the ancient Greek city of Phanagoria, Ria Novosti news agency reported. Putin was expected to put on diving gear and head to the bottom of Taman Bay, part of the Kerch Strait leading into the northern edge of the vast Black Sea. Phanagoria was a major Greek colony in...
  • NASA Space Shuttle Program Lands For The Last Time

    07/21/2011 2:28:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | July 21, 2011 | annem040359
    Today, early this morning at 5:56 AM, EDT, today, the United States NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis landed in Florida, marking the end of an era in space travel, exploration, and discovery. I was able to watch online the shuttle land, with brilliant early morning warm weather just before the sun was getting ready to make its appearance. Also had down a standing ovation and said THANKS for the memories of thirty years of space shuttle flight. The sad thing though about this las space flight is that it now has made me grow a bit older and much more sadden...
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis Landing Live Thread (07/21/11 5:56 am) Final One!!

    07/20/2011 6:24:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 230 replies
    07/20/11 | Kevin Davis
    Well this is it folks.. It has been a fun ride. It is a shame that I didn't get to see those birds launch in person. Oh well should have moved to Florida.
  • A Lost World? Atlantis-Like Landscape Discovered

    07/12/2011 7:24:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Sunday, July 10, 2011 | Wynne Parry
    Buried deep beneath the sediment of the North Atlantic Ocean lies an ancient, lost landscape with furrows cut by rivers and peaks that once belonged to mountains. Geologists recently discovered this roughly 56-million-year-old landscape using data gathered for oil companies. "It looks for all the world like a map of a bit of a country onshore," said Nicky White, the senior researcher. "It is like an ancient fossil landscape preserved 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) beneath the seabed." So far, the data have revealed a landscape about 3,861 square miles (10,000 square km) west of the Orkney-Shetland Islands that stretched above...
  • That’s it – Space Shuttle Lifts Off For The Last Time, Atlantis Heading For Space Station

    07/09/2011 8:20:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | July 9, 2011 | Steve McGough
    The last Space Shuttle just took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission – crewed by NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson (commander), Doug Hurley (pilot), and mission specialists Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus – will “deliver supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station.” Along with bringing stuff up for the space station, Atlantis will be bringing the first iPhone into space to help with some experiments during the 12 day mission.
  • A Era In Space Travel Comes To An End, With The Lift Off Of Atlantis

    07/08/2011 9:52:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | July 8, 2011 | annem040359
    When the NASA space shuttle Atlantis lifts off, either today or on the make-up day of July 16, 2011, it will mark the END of an era in space flight. For 30 years, the NASA space shuttle program blazed a path for increased scientific interest in out space. Even with the tragic endings to both the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles, it did not discourage interest of space related exploration. Where should NASA go from here? NASA should look at with interest in working with private space-related development companies and also branch out into other science tech areas. Work also...

    07/07/2011 12:56:57 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies · 1+ views
    self | July 07, 2011 | swampsniper
    A high school buddy of mine is in town for a while and we're headed for the cape to watch tomrrow's launch, or get rained on! I've never watched a launch when I had a good camera, maybe I'll get lucky.If we get rained out I want to try for some shots in the wildlife refuge.
  • NASA Photo of the Day: The Last Rollout of Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) to Launch Pad 39A

    06/02/2011 8:47:53 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 31, 2011 | Kim Shiflett, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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  • Lost City of Atlantis found – again – this time in Guatemala

    04/19/2011 9:17:29 AM PDT · by Palter · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 17 April 2011 | Will Evans
    Retired German math teacher Joachim Rittstieg says ancient Dresden Codex and Mayan priests guided him to the legendary Atlantis in eastern Guatemala. A retired German math teacher has spurred a national hubbub in Guatemala by claiming to have discovered an ancient underwater city laden with treasure. Joachim Rittstieg grabbed headlines in March with his visit to Lake Izabal in eastern Guatemala. Buried there, he claims, are eight tons of gold tablets in Plato’s legendary Atlantis. Instead of being dismissed, Mr. Rittstieg has garnered a lot of interest. Guatemalan newspapers called him a “German scientist” and followed his expedition with enthusiasm....
  • Lost city of Atlantis, swamped by tsunami, may be found

    03/12/2011 3:40:55 PM PST · by mandaladon · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 mar 2011 | Zach Howard
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass (Reuters) – A U.S.-led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago in mud flats in southern Spain. "This is the power of tsunamis," head researcher Richard Freund told Reuters. "It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that's pretty much what we're talking about," said Freund, a University of Hartford, Connecticut, professor who lead an international team searching for the true site of Atlantis. To solve the age-old mystery, the team used a satellite...
  • Has a University of Hartford Professor Found the Lost City of Atlantis?[Spain]

    03/08/2011 5:59:42 PM PST · by Palter · 21 replies
    WesthartFord Patch ^ | 08 Mar 2011 | Susan Schoenberger
    Dr. Richard Freund to be featured in a National Geographic Channel film; public invited to preview on Wednesday. Spend a little time with Dr. Richard Freund of the University of Hartford, and you might be convinced that the lost city of Atlantis is buried deep within a swamp in southern Spain. Freund, who directs the university's Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, worked with a team of Spanish, American and Canadian scientists to examine a muddy swamp in Spain that was first noted as a possible location for Atlantis by a German scientist looking at satellite photos in 2003. Freund's 2009...
  • Santorini Eruption Much larger Than Originally Believed

    08/23/2006 5:58:47 PM PDT · by blam · 109 replies · 3,769+ views
    University Rhode Island ^ | 8-23-2006 | Todd McLeish
    Santorini eruption much larger than originally believed Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892 Santorini eruption much larger than originally believed; likely had significant impact on civilization KINGSTON, R.I. – August 23, 2006 – An international team of scientists has found that the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the massive Bronze Age eruption of Thera in Greece, was much larger and more widespread than previously believed. During research expeditions in April and June, the scientists from the University of Rhode Island and the Hellenic Center for Marine Research found deposits of volcanic pumice and ash 10 to 80 meters thick...
  • Thera eruption in 1613 BC

    12/03/2008 4:12:12 AM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 42 replies · 1,503+ views
    ANA ^ | 12/03/2008 | SIMELA PANTZARTZI
    Two olive branches buried by a Minoan-era eruption of the volcano on the island of Thera (modern-day Santorini) have enabled precise radiocarbon dating of the catastrophe to 1613 BC, with an error margin of plus or minus 10 years, according to two researchers who presented conclusions of their previously published research during an event on Tuesday at the Danish Archaeological Institute of Athens. Speaking at an event entitled "The Enigma of Dating the Minoan Eruption - Data from Santorini and Egypt", the study's authors, Dr. Walter Friedrich of the Danish University of Aarhus and Dr. Walter Kutschera of the Austrian...
  • Explorers View 'Lost City' Ruins Under Caribbean

    12/06/2001 9:37:13 PM PST · by spycatcher · 171 replies · 8,759+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 6, 2001 | Andrew Cawthorne
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Explorers using a miniature submarine to probe the sea floor off the coast of Cuba said on Thursday they had confirmed the discovery of stone structures deep below the ocean surface that may have been built by an unknown human civilization thousands of years ago. Researchers with a Canadian exploration company said they filmed over the summer ruins of a possible submerged ``lost city'' off the Guanahacabibes Peninsula on the Caribbean island's western tip. The researchers cautioned that they did not fully understand the nature of their find and planned to return in January for further analysis, ...
  • Google Ocean: Has Atlantis been found off Africa?

    02/10/2011 3:51:02 PM PST · by djf · 60 replies
    A truly spectacular find. This will probably re-write history as we know it. See link for details.
  • NASA considers plan to preserve shuttle for future flights

    02/04/2011 2:59:54 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 2/4/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    NASA's space shuttle orbiters may not be destined for a museum in five months, after all. Agency officials are conducting a "what-if budget exercise" that could keep the orbiters potentially flight-worthy for several more years, NASA says. The option may offer a tantalizing alternative to the space shuttle workforce, who now must find new jobs before mid-year. Currently, NASA plans to retire all three orbiters - including Discovery after a scheduled flight in February, Endeavour after a planned trip in April and finally Atlantis after it returns from a scheduled launch in June. Meanwhile, NASA has asked the space industry...
  • NASA gives go-ahead to another shuttle flight

    01/22/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | 20 Jan 2011 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    NASA doesn't know yet where it will get the money, but on Thursday the space agency officially added another space shuttle launch to its schedule — the final one for the fleet. The space agency set a target launch date of June 28 for shuttle Atlantis and started preparations for the 135th and last shuttle flight. The four-member crew will take up supplies to the International Space Station and return a faulty pump that has bedeviled engineers. Now three missions remain before NASA retires its shuttle fleet this year. Shuttle Discovery's last mission is slated for Feb. 24, Endeavour's in...
  • Previously undiscovered ancient city found on Caribbean sea floor

    12/15/2009 6:55:40 PM PST · by Abathar · 107 replies · 3,947+ views
    Herald de Paris ^ | 12/9/2009 | Jes Alexander
    WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) - EXCLUSIVE - Researchers have revealed the first images from the Caribbean sea floor of what they believe are the archaeological remains of an ancient civilization. Guarding the location’s coordinates carefully, the project’s leader, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, says the city could be thousands of years old; possibly even pre-dating the ancient Egyptian pyramids, at Giza. The site was found using advanced satellite imagery, and is not in any way associated with the alleged site found by Russian explorers near Cuba in 2001, at a depth of 2300 feet. “To be...
  • Magnificent!

    06/08/2010 11:33:06 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 4 replies · 46+ views
    United States Air Force ^ | May 14, 2010 | Captain John Peltier, U.S. Air Force
    USAF Lt. Col. Gabriel Green and USAF Capt. Zachary Bartoe patrol the airspace in an F-15E Strike Eagle as Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-132) launches May 14, 2010, at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Colonel Green is the 333rd Fighter Squadron commander and Captain Bartoe is a 333rd Fighter Squadron weapons system officer. Both aircrew members are assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, USA. The Photographer Capt. John Peltier, United States Air Force   Notable Quote From the May 21, 2010 article "4th FW Strike Eagles assist shuttle launch" by 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs   CONR members ensured...
  • Live Thread - Final Atlantis landing at 8:48am ET

    05/25/2010 11:24:10 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 70 replies · 2,116+ views
    Landing opportunities at 8:48am and 10:22am today.
  • Atlantis is caught in a moment of brilliance

    05/21/2010 4:51:17 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies · 1,670+ views
    Timesonline ^ | May 21, 2010
    As the Space Shuttle Atlantis closed in on the International Space Station, they were briefly visible to an earthbound photographer with the Sun as backdrop. Thierry Legault, a French astro-photographer, travelled to Madrid to capture this astonishing image, which took him weeks to plan. Atlantis and the space station can be seen in the top right-hand corner, milliseconds before disappearing from the shot. -Excerpt- Mr Legault had to position himself within 500 metres of the centre of a visibility band just five miles wide to have a chance of capturing the shot.
  • And we have liftoff!

    05/14/2010 12:14:35 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 4 replies · 300+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 14, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    It was picture perfect! Space Shuttle Atlantis leaped from her launch pad on a bright sunny day here in Central Florida. I grabbed my camera and headed for the beach, as you can see here. The Space Coast is teeming with visitors from around the country who have come to watch the final mision for Atlantis. Two shuttle missions remain in the program which began in 1981. Congratulations to the NASA team and its affiliated contractors. *** [gallery orderby="ID"] From NASA's website:Space shuttle Atlantis is embarking on its final planned mission. During the 12-day flight, Atlantis and six astronauts will...
  • Last Chance to Spot Shuttle Atlantis in Night Sky

    05/12/2010 9:16:16 AM PDT · by Frenchtown Dan · 7 replies · 607+ views ^ | 05/12/2010 | Joe Rao
    Skywatchers across the continental United States will get a fine opportunity this weekend to watch as the space shuttle Atlantis — on its final scheduled mission into space — chases and ultimately docks with the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Space Shuttle May Continue Through Next Year

    05/10/2010 10:19:28 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 249+ views
    RIA Novosti via Space Travel ^ | 5/10/2010 | RIA Novosti via Space Travel
    The U.S. Space Shuttle program may not come to an end this year, Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said in a statement, citing International Space Station (ISS) manager. According to Michael Suffredini, the space shuttle Atlantis may be launched to the ISS in summer 2011. "In this case, additional scientific equipment and components for system of water regeneration from condensate could be delivered to the U.S. segment of the station," the statement said. "However, funding for this flight has not been provided so far." The U.S. flights program was planned to be closed this year. The final flight to the...
  • Scientists find sunken islands in the Caribbean (Atlantis?)

    05/10/2010 11:31:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies · 1,660+ views ^ | 5-10-10 | Staff
    German scientists announced on Monday they believe they have discovered sunken islands in the Caribbean Ocean following a deep sea expedition in April. During their six weeks in the waters north of Venezuela and west of the Antilles, the experts from the University of Greifswald analysed rock samples from depths of more than 1,000 metres. The “Meteor” crew then used echo sounding to measure the ocean floor, an exercise which revealed significant differences in depth compared to current marine charts. In fact, some of the underwater mountains listed on charts did not exist at all, while other areas thought to...
  • 'Fried Egg' may be impact crater

    12/20/2009 9:37:16 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies · 1,143+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, December 18, 2009 | Jonathan Amos
    Portuguese scientists have found a depression on the Atlantic Ocean floor they think may be an impact crater. The roughly circular, 6km-wide hollow has a broad central dome and has been dubbed the "Fried Egg" because of its distinctive shape. It was detected to the south of the Azores Islands during a survey to map the continental shelf. If the Fried Egg was made by a space impactor, the collision probably took place within the past 17 million years... It lies under 2km of water about 150km from the Azores archipelago. The depressed ring sits roughly 110m below the...
  • Atlantis Discovered? Archaeologists Reveal Images of Caribbean Civilization (video report)

    12/16/2009 11:04:20 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,857+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec.16, 2009
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