Published on 22 May 2012 by MarsHasLife
“On May 20th 2012 five of us witnessed what we feel was a UFO sighting. It was definitely not an airplane, helicopter, comet, meteor, asteroid, flares, fireworks, balloon, fighter jets or anything else that I’ve seen before. There were no engine noises – totally silent. I have no idea what it was, but I know what it wasn’t. We saw two extremely bright red lights coming from the north of where we live. They moved in unison, as if attached to something larger, they headed southwards, turned to the west, and the disappeared – just like someone dimmed the lights and then turned them off. Two minutes later it (or another set of 2 lights) appeared where the 1st set came from and did the exact same thing – fly south, then west, then just disappeared. Two additional people in our neighbourhood saw the exact same thing – in total, 6 adults & an 11 year old. This is the video of the 2nd occurrence. My camera date and time stamped it May 20th 2012 8:38pm EST. The only thing I did to the video was use a software tool to remove and smooth out the background noise. You decide for yourself what this is.”
Published on 22 May 2012 by NASAtelevision
SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and unmanned Dragon spacecraft from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station. This demonstration flight calls for an extensive set of tests requiring the Dragon spacecraft to show that it can move precisely in orbit and approach the space station carefully. If the tests are successful, plans call for Dragon to move close enough to be grappled by the station’s robotic arm and berthed to the orbiting laboratory. The flight is the first commercial venture to the ISS. Meanwhile, the three newest residents of the International Space Station were greeted by their Expedition 31 crewmates after their Soyuz capsule docked safely with the orbiting laboratory following its two day-plus journey from Kazakhstan. Soyuz commander Gennady Padalka, NASA flight engineer Joe Acaba, and Russian flight engineer Sergei Revin are slated to spend the next five months on the station. Expedition 31 will conclude, and 32 will begin, when Oleg Kononenko, Andre Kuipers, and Don Pettit return to Earth on July first after spending more than six months aboard the ISS. Also, Extreme Temperature Heat Shield, More Tests for Orion’s Launch System Component, The State of Alabama celebrates NASA and more.
Will extraterrestrial caves house unusual life forms, as the Katafiki Cave in Greece does? Photo by Vas Gian
In 2007, new images of Mars wowed astronomers and the general public with something out of the pages of a sci-fi comic: extraterrestrial caves. Photos produced by orbiting satellites showed evidence of “skylights” into underground caverns, and thermal imaging indicating that these caves remained at a constant temperature day and night. In recent years, caves and related structures have also been discovered on our moon and on Jupiter’s moon Titan. The concept of extraterrestrial caves has plainly moved from fiction to reality, and scientists are eager to start exploring.
Why is the scientific world so excited about extraterrestrial caves? For many, they represent the next frontier in the search for extraterrestrial life. For others, they are our best bet for someday constructing and maintaining habitable colonies on other planets.
In October 2011, an interdisciplinary group of geologists, cave explorers, earth scientists, astrobiologists and other researchers met in New Mexico for the first time to discuss the science and implications of caves on other planets. Published earlier this month in the journal Eos, the results of the meeting give us a tantalizing hint of what discoveries may come during our lifetimes as space missions begin exploring these hidden crevices throughout the solar system.
Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.
Battleship movie poster featuring US Navy responding to alien invasion
Battleship is an action packed science fiction movie where the U.S. Navy saves the world from an extraterrestrial invasion. The plot begins in 2005 when a focused radio message is sent by a NASA communications array in Hawaii to a “goldilocks planet” – a distant exoplanet not to far or too close to its parent sun to host life as we know it. Seven years later, the extraterrestrials answer the message by visiting the earth in five ships intending to establish a beachhead where alien reinforcements would arrive to presumably launch a full scale planetary invasion. They establish an energy shield around the Hawaiian Islands, and are on the verge of successfully sending a message home when a sole U.S. Navy destroyer trapped inside the shield begins picking off the extraterrestrial ships. Ultimately, the retired battleship, Missouri, is commandeered by a rag tag group of sailors to attack the last alien ship and the NASA communications array co-opted by the invaders. During the movie we witness President Obama doing a cameo where he talks about the national security crisis engulfing the Hawaiian Islands. All this raises the question of what would an extraterrestrial invasion be really like, and whether the U.S. military is doing anything to prepare for such a contingency?
Published on 22 May 2012 by RussiaToday
In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss naked short selling by Goldman Sachs and piling on JP Morgan all while being hounded by a Fox News helicopter. In the second half of the show Max talks to Francine McKenna of reTheAuditors.com about Jamie Dimon, London whales and MF Global.