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  • Are Some Of The UFOs Navy Pilots Are Encountering Actually Airborne Radar Reflectors?

    06/23/2019 5:57:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    Following the revelations that a series of bizarre encounters between Navy pilots and UFOs had occurred off the east coast of the United States from 2014 to early 2015, The War Zone set out in search of any possible explanation for at least some of these incidents that don't involve fantastic origins or extremely advanced technology. Over the last month, we have identified one possibility, in particular, that is worth mentioning. Instead of anti-gravitational propulsion or flying machines from space, this possibility—and that is all it is, a possibility—has to do with specially designed radar reflector balloons and submarines, as...
  • On Apollo, using the bathroom was ‘messy.’ America’s next moonshot will be radically different

    06/23/2019 12:45:52 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Pressfrom ^ | 23 June 2019
    The three Apollo 10 astronauts are zipping through the desolate expanse of space, the Earth a small blue marble behind them, on a mission poised to set the stage for one of humanity’s seminal achievements, when, suddenly, astronaut Tom Stafford called out from inside the cramped spacecraft: “Oh — who did it?” After some confusion, he repeated himself: “Who did it?” He was laughing. Then astronaut Gene Cernan spotted the source of the commotion: “Where did that come from?” “Give me a napkin quick,” Stafford said, horrified. “There’s a turd floating through the air.” Ah, the glamour of space travel....
  • How Mercury and Venus can guide our hunt for alien life on exoplanets

    06/22/2019 9:29:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    New Scientist ^ | June 19, 2019 | Leah Crane
    Earth's nearest neighbours have turned into uninhabitable hellholes. Understanding their transformation will teach us which rocky exoplanets might be fit for life CLOSE to the sun lie a pair of sizzling coals. You could be forgiven for thinking these strange worlds were two circles of hell: Mercury, a black and blasted plain, and Venus, a sweltering world beset by rain of pure acid. But for all the terror of their outward appearance, their insides are remarkably familiar. Along with Earth and Mars, they form the solar system’s only rocky planets, a stark contrast to the bloated gas giants that make...
  • NASA hacked because of unauthorized Raspberry Pi connected to its network

    06/21/2019 11:54:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    zdnet.com ^ | June 21, 2019 -- | Catalin Cimpanufor Zero Day|
    A report published this week by the NASA Office of Inspector General reveals that in April 2018 hackers breached the agency's network and stole approximately 500 MB of data related to Mars missions. The point of entry was a Raspberry Pi device that was connected to the IT network of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) without authorization or going through the proper security review. According to a 49-page OIG report, the hackers used this point of entry to move deeper inside the JPL network by hacking a shared network gateway. The hackers used this network gateway to pivot inside...
  • Mysterious bright, white dot in Dayton skies may be part of government program

    06/21/2019 10:41:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    WHIO ^ | June 20, 2019
    Babb stopped short of confirming that the bright, white dot spotted by numerous News Center 7 viewers was indeed a DARPA balloon, however another spokesperson for DARPA said given the location it was likely one of their balloons. Sightings of the object were reported Tuesday to News Center 7 from viewers in Xenia, Englewood, West Milton, West Carrollton and Eaton. DARPA’s ALTA program’s balloons can fly at altitudes of more than 75,000 feet. “While they do not have independent propulsion, the ALTA vehicle is designed to navigate by changing altitude and thus taking advantage of different wind profiles aloft,” according...
  • Recent UFO Encounters With Navy Pilots Occurred Constantly Across Multiple Squadrons

    06/21/2019 3:47:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 88 replies
    One of the biggest questions surrounding the most recent known spate of UFO encounters with U.S. Navy pilots—those that occurred off the southeastern seaboard of the United States between 2014 and early 2015—pertains to how persistent they actually were. We know Super Hornet aircrews from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11), the Red Rippers, detected unknown objects multiple times on radar and one aircrew even had a close encounter visually with one of them, but what about the rest of the many Hornet squadrons based at Naval Air Station Oceana, not to mention the E-2 Hawkeye squadrons from nearby NAS Norfolk?...
  • ‘We honestly have no explanation’: Mysterious white spheres spotted above KC

    06/20/2019 7:51:50 PM PDT · by blueplum · 84 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 20 Jun 2019 | By Kaitlyn Schwers
    Kansas Citians had their eyes to the sky Thursday evening, trying to get a glimpse of two mysterious white, spherical objects floating over the city. The National Weather Service of Kansas City brought attention to the matter just before 8 p.m. and posted a photo to Twitter, adding it had “no explanation” for the small orbs.
  • Astronomers see 'warm' glow of Uranus's rings

    06/20/2019 8:55:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06/20/2019 | by Robert Sanders
    The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes—they weren't even discovered until 1977—but they're surprisingly bright in new heat images of the planet taken by two large telescopes in the high deserts of Chile. The thermal glow gives astronomers another window onto the rings, which have been seen only because they reflect a little light in the visible, or optical, range and in the near-infrared. The new images taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Very Large Telescope (VLT) allowed the team for the first time to measure the temperature of the rings:...
  • No Signs of Aliens in the Closest 1,300 Stars, Hunt Funded by Russian Billionaire Reveals

    06/19/2019 9:08:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 19, 2019 | Adam Mann,
    While the truth might be out there, technological aliens don't seem to be — at least not yet. New results from the most comprehensive Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program ever undertaken — which surveyed 1,327 nearby stars for signals from intelligent beings — have turned up empty. "There's certainly nothing out there glaringly obvious," ... lead author of a paper about the results, which were published in The Astrophysical Journal, told Live Science. "There's no amazingly advanced civilizations trying to contact us with incredibly powerful transmitters." While the team didn't find anything this time around, Price said that there...
  • Apollo 11 in Real Time

    06/18/2019 3:28:11 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 98 replies
    A real-time journey through the first landing on the Moon This website consists entirely of original historical mission material. Apollo 11 in Real-Time Included real-time elements: All mission control film footage All TV transmissions and onboard film footage 2,000 photographs 11,000 hours of Mission Control audio 240 hours of space-to-ground audio All onboard recorder audio 15,000 searchable utterances Post-mission commentary Astromaterials sample data
  • Apollo 11 50th anniversary

    06/18/2019 1:56:35 PM PDT · by central_va · 64 replies
    history.com ^ | 1/30/19 | editors
    On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. As he set took his first step, Armstrong famously said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years after President John F. Kennedy (1917-63) announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s. Apollo 17, the final manned moon mission, took place in 1972.
  • Earth Is Moving Toward Same Meteor Swarm Scientists Believe Caused The Tunguska Explosion Of 1908

    06/18/2019 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 79 replies
    iwb ^ | 6/17/19 | Michael Snyder
    Over the next several weeks, our planet will have a close encounter with the Taurid meteor swarm. It will be the closest that we have been to the center of the meteor swarm since 1975, and we won’t have an encounter this close again until 2032. So for astronomers, this is a really big deal. And hopefully there will be no danger to Earth during this pass, but some scientists are absolutely convinced that the Tunguska explosion of 1908 which flattened 80 million trees in Russia was caused by an object from the Taurid meteor swarm. As you will see...
  • Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star

    06/18/2019 3:30:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 18, 2019 | Nadia Drake
    A tiny, old star just 12 light-years away might host two temperate, rocky planets, astronomers announced today. If they’re confirmed, both of the newly spotted worlds are nearly identical to Earth in mass, and both planets are in orbits that could allow liquid water to trickle and puddle on their surfaces. Scientists estimate that the stellar host, known as Teegarden’s star, is at least eight billion years old, or nearly twice the sun’s age. That means any planets orbiting it are presumably as ancient, so life as we know it has had more than enough time to evolve. And for...
  • ‘Hominids’ Were Gender Binary

    06/17/2019 7:35:06 AM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | June 15, 2019 | David F. Coppedge
    ‘Hominids’ Were Gender Binary June 15, 2019 | David F. Coppedge Political activists will have more trouble arguing for gender fluidity, now that binary sex roles go way back. Nobody ever heard of gender fluidity before LGBT activists decided it was possible to divorce gender from biological sex. Now that scientists at the University of Seville have found evidence of “gender inequality” as far back as the Stone Age (Phys.org), will the activists find themselves fighting evolutionists in their claim that we humans should be different? If evolution made people look and act in two ways based on biological sex,...
  • Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act

    06/13/2019 5:16:52 PM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies
    Phys.org ^ | June 13, 2019 | Tamara Bhandari, Washington University School of Medicine
    Even single-celled organisms desire partners every now and then. Leishmania—single-celled parasites that cause infections of the skin and internal organs—have long been known to multiply asexually, like bacteria. But occasionally, researchers have found hybrid parasites that carry genetic material from more than one strain—or even more than one species—of Leishmania, suggesting that some kind of genetic mixing is going on.Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found that the hybrid Leishmania parasites can mate with one another to produce fertile offspring that carry genes from both parents—signs of...
  • Atheist Scientists Now Acknowledge God, Just Refuse to Call Him That

    06/11/2019 7:45:48 PM PDT · by CCC News · 25 replies
    String theorists, astrophysicists, and metaphysicists are just like 1st century Athenians. They now acknowledge an "unknown" God (what they call the 10th, 11th, or 26th dimension), they just won't submit to Him or acknowledge that He has anything to say to them. It seems that all of these theories require the "top" dimension (the 10th, 11th, or 26th, depending on the theory) to have the following properties: No beginning or endUnlimited energyUnlimited informationAll encompassing In biblical Christianity we'd call those: EternalOmnipotentOmniscientOmnipresent Science has come full circle, begrudgingly acknowledging what believers and theologians have already known for thousands of years. Check...
  • 'Double asteroid' zooming by Earth at 43,000 mph captured in amazing photo

    06/04/2019 6:01:30 PM PDT · by ETL · 51 replies
    FoxNews.com/science ^ | June 3, 2019 | Stephen Sorace | Fox News
    A unique “double asteroid” was photographed by a powerful telescope as it whizzed by Earth last month at over 43,000 mph. The asteroid, classified as 1999 KW4, is made up of two components — a larger body orbited by a smaller one separated by about 1.6 miles. It got as close as 3.2 million miles to Earth on May 25 — about 14 times the distance from Earth to the Moon, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said in a news release Monday. The double asteroid, which has an orbit well known to scientists, is not an impact threat to Earth,...
  • Astronomer says aliens might zap black holes with lasers to travel the galaxy

    03/18/2019 9:02:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    nbc ^ | 03/15/2019 | Rafi Letzter, Live Science
    Spacecraft already navigate our solar system using gravity wells as slingshots. The same basic principles operate in the intense gravity wells around black holes, which bend not only the paths of solid objects, but light itself. If a photon, or a light particle, enters a particular region in the vicinity of a black hole, it will do one partial circuit around the black hole and get flung back in exactly the same direction. Physicists call those regions "gravitational mirrors" and the photons they fling back "boomerang photons." Boomerang photons already move at the speed of light, so they don't pick...
  • Vatican astronomer: Just a matter of time until life found in universe

    09/21/2014 2:45:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 78 replies
    cns ^ | September 19, 2014 | Dennis Sadowski
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, the new president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, has no doubt that life exists elsewhere in the universe and that when humanity discovers it, the news will come as no big surprise. He suggested that the likely discovery -- whether next month or a millennium from now -- will be received much the way that news of planets orbiting far off stars has filtered in since the 1990s. "The general public is going to be, 'Oh, I knew that. I knew it was going to be there,'" Brother Consolmagno told Catholic News...
  • Vatican Astronomer Discusses Discovery of Kepler-452b

    07/27/2015 9:31:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Father José Gabriel Funes, the director of the Vatican Observatory, said he was "very skeptical" that the discovery of Kepler-452b will lead to an encounter with extraterrestrial life in the near future. Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the priest reviewed the positions of St. Albert the Great, Nicholas of Cusa, and others on the possibility of extraterrestrial life and said that Jesuit Father Angelo Secchi, a pioneer in astrophysics, thought that there were other inhabited worlds. "It seems that the vast majority of stars in our galaxy ... at least potentially can have planets where life could develop," Father Funes...