Heroes

Ultima Thule

This image made available by NASA on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 shows images with separate color and detail information, and a composited image of both, showing Ultima Thule, about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft encountered it on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (NASA via AP)

Read more at: NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

Ultima Thule

A new picture returned from Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft shows the little world to be two objects joined together – to give a look like a “snowman.” The US probe’s images acquired as it approached Ultima hinted at the possibility of a double body, but the first detailed picture from Tuesday’s close flyby confirms it.
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Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule… the most distant object that our current human civilization has ever checked out – at 4.1 billion miles out from Earth.

I think it’s lovely.

Read more at Phys.org’s NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman.

Images by NASA via AP

Spectacular. Bravo dear Space Cowboys, we love you so!

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For your pleasure, dear readers, a lovely little tale from the folks at creepypasta!

My daughter kept a shoebox under her bed, filled with cocoons she found in the woods. I thought they were insects. I was wrong.

My daughter Hannah had always had a fascination with bugs of all kinds. She collected them and kept them in a terrarium she insisted I buy for her when she was six. It was on a constant rotation as her interests changed; when she was younger, it was ladybugs and caterpillars. Now that she was a teenager, she got into more unusual things, like mantises and stick insects. Much of the time, I thought she related better to them than she did to me and her friends at school. Not that she had many of them, but she was never bullied; she just kept to herself. That’s probably my doing, though; my wife and unborn son were both lost in childbirth, and when I adopted Hannah, I never really tried giving her anything girly to do. So, her going out and doing things in the woods and collecting bugs never struck me as odd.

What did strike me as odd was her terrarium was currently empty; I found the shoebox and asked her about it, and all she said was that she was working on a project. And as she reminded me, they don’t have cocoons, they have “ootheca.” It was something that kind of looked like a cocoon, but sounded more like a Dr. Seuss creation than a real thing. Still, of all the bugs she found, mantises were the most interesting to me; the way they stood, with those close in the air. Hannah and I watched one on the front porch once, stock still, just waiting for something to walk by. She said they ate other bugs, and sometimes each other. I asked why they ate each other. Without missing a beat, she said that sometimes, the larger females would eat the smaller males after mating, or if unlucky, sometimes before, leaving nothing but wings and a few legs behind.

That was around the time I stopped asking her questions about insects.

Despite how odd the shoebox was, I put it out of my mind, because what was most important to me was the annual town chili cook-off. To close out the summer, our little town put on a big fall festival, and besides cider, donuts, and local bands who couldn’t make it big anywhere else, we had a chili cook-off. I knew this year was my chance to win something. I had never placed, but this year I had a recipe I was sure was going to make everyone stand up and take notice. I especially wanted to beat out Harris Bolls, if nothing else. Harris usually won first place, but got dethroned last year, and had spent the better part of the year telling the winner, Ellie Hopkins, that she cheated every chance he got. He tried to pass it off as joking, but everyone knew he was just being bitter and an ass about it.

As I worked on my recipe in secret every night, perfecting the recipe wherever I could, life in the house went on as usual, with Hannah taking her little trips out the woods to collect and catalog all her little specimens. Thing is, she would come in fairly late at night, mostly around dinner time, and except for the shoebox, I didn’t see her doing much of anything else.

I wasn’t completely stupid; I felt like there was more to it than she was letting on, but hey, at least studying bugs was a better hobby than smoking weed and skateboarding around town like most of the teenagers around here did. But I couldn’t help the feeling that she had found someone, and just didn’t want me to know who it was. She probably would think I didn’t approve, but hanging out with anyone was a step up in my book.

On the day of the festival, I was sure my recipe was going to be a winner. Harris would never even know what hit him. I got up around the crack of dawn, only to find Hannah was already up. Now that was certainly strange; she barely woke up at all unless I went in to get her. Still with that shoebox at her side.

“Hey, Dad, just wanted to tell you your chili tastes great. You should make sure you have some later.”

I was flattered that she even cared. But, despite her kind words, I had tried so much of my own chili trying to get it ready that, to be honest, I was kind of sick of eating the stuff. I didn’t say that to her, but I did thank her. Amazingly, she wanted me to give her a ride to the festival, when I didn’t even know she had planned go. I was so happy, I didn’t even remember to buckle my seatbelt on the way there.

I was actually one of the earliest, as more and more shuffled into the tent. Harris and Ellie were actually among the last to arrive, and gave each other dirty looks as they set up on opposite sides of the tent. I was just happy to see Hannah come in right when the tent opened.

She came by, smiling, and said, “I think the competition is going to be really fun this year. I’m really hoping you win.” With the shoebox still under her arm, she started going to all the other tables. I hoped she wouldn’t ruin her dinner trying absolutely everybody’s, but again, just the fact that she was here made me feel on the top of my game.

As the day wore on, I could swear most of the town came through. Most of them complimented my chili, but when the judges came by, they all wore their best stone faces. I couldn’t tell where I stood, but I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. I just hoped that nobody cared that I went and got a couple of hot dogs from one of the food trucks outside for lunch. They were some kind of teriyaki/Korean barbecue-style things. Really wish I had thought of those; they were pretty good.

Finally, the time came when the judges reached their decision. Near the entrance flap, the judges stood up, and announced third place: Ellie Hopkins. There was a nice round of applause, and she took the award with a smile.

Then second place: Me. More applause, and I raised my arms in triumph. Sadly, though, even as I grinned and accepted my little silver cup, I felt a twinge as I could guess who the first place winner was.

I was right. Harris had claimed his crown once again. He acted as you might have expected a five-time champion with no sense of class would act, yelling like he was so surprised that it had happened and high-fiving everyone, even if they didn’t have their hands up. He took his gold trophy, cleared his throat, and began delivering his victory speech, which sounded like he had been practicing the night before.

He got three lines in when he cleared his throat again. He got one more line before he gave a horrendous cough, and then made a sound like his chili was coming up again.

It would’ve been hilarious, if everyone in the tent, other than myself, hadn’t started doing the same thing.

Harris clutched at his throat and retched one last time, and this time I could see his throat had something terribly wrong with it. It was swollen, and reddening with each passing second. His whole face was turning bright red, in fact.

I looked around for help, but the EMTs on hand in the tent were also grabbing at their throats and falling to the ground.

I ran to Harris and, assuming he was choking, got in place to give him the Heimlich. I gave one quick thrust.

It was the worst thing I could have done. In that moment, I felt something underneath Harris’ skin, at his stomach, squirming and wriggling, and when I applied that pressure, it made it all press up and out.

Something greenish fell from his mouth in a wave, and then his nose, and then his throat. It split open like a sausage that had been squeezed. The greenish wave, I saw, started writhing on the ground in a thick mass. I stepped away from Harris as his body fell to the ground, as more and more of those green things emerged from his throat and his mouth, and then, to my growing horror, his eyes.

I looked around the tent and saw that the same thing was happened to everyone else there; green insects forcing their way out of every hole imaginable, and when they couldn’t do that, made their own way out. Soon everything in the tent was covered in them.

Covered in small praying mantises. And then they started to feed on everyone they had landed on. If they hadn’t pushed their way out of the eyes already, that was what they went for first.

They even started coming for me. Some landed on my bare arms and started biting. I brushed them off, and heard crunching underfoot as I ran over and stomped as many as I could, escaping the den of horrors.

I ran from the tent and out into the open festival, gagging and wishing I had eaten something so I could throw up, but instead I saw people screaming as several people out in the festival were covered in mantises as well.

I looked for Hannah, remembering how she had been in the tent so early. I wanted to make sure she was okay. But I couldn’t find her. Even as more and more people started coughing up the little mantises, she wasn’t anywhere to be found. I tried calling her on her phone. No answer.

I then heard a strange, far off noise. It was a high-pitched whistling, like an emergency broadcast made with a defective dog whistle. A loud hum came from all around me, and I had to duck as every mantis in the place swarmed out of the tent and away from the fallen bodies. They scratched me as they passed, and then, suddenly, they were gone. I got up and saw the insect cloud flying off to the west.

I didn’t wait around. I ran as fast as I could to my car, to chase the cloud. I didn’t know what I thought I would do, having gotten such a late start trying to catch it, but I finally saw where it started to dissipate. I pulled my car up in my driveway as I saw the last hints of the cloud vanishing into the woods behind my house.

Weeks later, when the police sent me video someone had on their phone, catching Hannah pulling something from her shoebox and dropping it into a pot of chili in the cook-off, I can now say I was not surprised. I can also say they’ll never catch her. Because what I found in those woods, I haven’t revealed to anyone, until now.

In the woods, I came to a clearing. A few mantises were still fluttering around there, but thankfully they ignored me. I saw things carved into the trees. Some of them looked years old. There were weird shapes, like a hieroglyphic language, as well as images of an insect. It vaguely resembled a mantis, but I could see digits, like fingers. When I could see words I could read, I kept seeing the phrase “He Who Preys” written all over.

And then I saw a trail leading into the woods.

I followed discarded clothing. I picked them up. It was the clothes Hannah had been wearing that day.

They led to a large, brown, shape, attached to a tree. It looked like a sleeping bag, but larger, with a large hole in the middle, like it had split on the inside. Something ichorous dripped from it.

But there was something else inside. Something brittle. I pulled it out.

A skin. A shed skin, like a snake. But not a snake.

A human skin.

Hannah.

But there was more.

I followed a trail of strange footprints to another small clearing. And that was when I went to go get a lighter and some gasoline, to destroy everything in those unholy abominations of those clearings.

In that clearing was the largest set of wings I had ever seen. Along with several pairs of legs. They all looked like they had been chewed.

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Oh, I do love me some creepypasta!

Some of the writers there are truly gifted.

They can really get you going sometimes. It’s how I found out, to my relief, that it’s a fiction forum. But oh, man, it’s so good.

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Cartoon Custom Creations

MyClassicCarTV
Published on Jan 13, 2016

0:59 – Ron Berry
1:22 – Ron Berry’s “Surf Seeker” Custom VW Bus
7:24 – Driving Ron Berry’s “Surf Seeker” Custom VW Bus
10:08 – Ron Berry’s “Shorebreak” Custom Hot Rod Woody
13:13 – Driving Ron Berry’s “Shorebreak” Custom Hot Rod Woody

Dennis goes for a spin in a couple of cartoon custom creations built by Ron Berry.
S20E02

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OMG this is wonderful!

That Bus is the most fantastic thing I have ever laid eyes on! I need it badly.

Here via referral from my friend Joe Robinson.

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hollidayearp

Original picture of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp and his brothers

Sweet!

From Wikipedia (sorry):
American gambler

John Henry “Doc” Holliday was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist, and a good friend of Wyatt Earp. He is best known for his role in the events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. At age 21 Holliday earned a degree in dentistry from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. Wikipedia

Born: August 14, 1851, Griffin, GA
Died: November 8, 1887, The Hotel Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO
Full name: John Henry Holliday
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Buried: Pioneer Cemetery, Glenwood Springs
Spouse: Big Nose Kate (m. 1877–1882)

via astrangerreplay

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This rare aerial photograph, rare because the area is restricted, shows an odd looking light colored rounded area on the top of the Sphinxs head.

In this ultra close up, we see what can only be a man-made patch and what looks like a round cover plate. To which we would collectively say … WTF?

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Ok, dig it… This next shot was taken on December 15, 1925. No patch. The ubiquitous red circle is clearly showing an open hole! And even better, the inset is showing a person looking out at us from this mysterious hole.

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And here is the dude in the hole a bit bigger!

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Turns out that in 1914, a Harvard University Professor by the name of George A. Reisner excavated this hole in the Sphinxs head. His excavation revealed far more than just a simple crater. His findings ewere so fantastic that the entire affair has nearly been expunged from History. Thank your favorite deity that they didnt get it all!

Oh, Lordy!

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From the December 30, 2018 ATS thread that has enlightened me…

In 1914, newspapers around the world reported his findings, including a temple of the Sun and also the sarcophagus of the first Pharaoh #Menes. These findings have now been erased from history books and Egyptian authorities deny the Sphinx chambers’ existence.

www.pinterest.co.uk…

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It’s an interesting story and worthy of attention.

I wonder why they they pump out so much water from under the Sphinx.

A separate scientific update states that 260 cubic metres of water are being pumped out every hour through drainage tubes. That’s 6,240 cubic metres or 6,240,000 litres of water per day. An Olympic swimming pool has 2,500,000 litres. In short, water of a quantity equal to almost three Olympic swimming pools is pumped away on a daily basis from underneath the Sphinx!

www.eyeofthepsychic.com…

Lots more information contained in the link above

Interesting? More like fascinating! To the max!

Check these diagrams out…

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Whoa.

But wait up, dear readers, here comes the toothy bite of reality…

In searching for more on this Reisner fella, I ran across this telling bit within a thread about the Hall of Records and Edgar Cayce:

reply to post by Nurelic

I’m not sure when Edgar Cayce performed his sleeping prophecy about the Hall of Records but I thought this newspaper article had relevance to his exposure to the idea.

On April 10, 1913 there was a Journalistic Hoax disclosure in the Egyptian Gazette regarding recent discoveries by Professor Reisner. The newspaper that advertised this was called The Advertiser, Adelaide, Friday, April 11, 1913. I corrected the electronically translated text so it could easily be read.

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SECRETS OF THE SPHINX.
PROFESSOR REISNER’S DISCOVERY.
A JOURNALISTIC HOAX.
CAIRO, April 10.

The “Egyptian Gazette,” which was the first newspaper to announce Professor Reisner’s remarkable discoveries “in a temple within the Sphinx’s head,” now asserts that the whole story of the “discoveries” was fabricated by American journalists.

Several weeks ago a report appeared in the English newspapers in the following terms:-
The results of the investigations of Professor G. A. Reisner, the Harvard Egyptologist, of that mysterious Egyptian monument known as the Sphinx, have been communicated to the authorities of the Harvard Semitic Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Inside the Sphinx the professor found a temple dedicated to the sun. It is older than any of the pyramids, and its date is somewhere about 6,000 B.C., the most ancient in Egyptian history. Mena, or Menes, as his name is sometimes spelled, was the first king of Egypt of whom modern scientists have discovered historic record.

The tomb of Mena, the king who made himself a god, and who fashioned the Sphinx, is also within it. There are tunnels leading into caverns which have not yet been penetrated, for the work has only been gong on for six months. The Sphinx is carved out of the natural rock, but within are the caves and buildings of a city of gold, which was, perhaps, once open to the air.

Inside the Sphinx are also tiny pyramids, although the Sphinx was built long before the Great Pyramids. A pyramid in those days was a sundial, according to Professor Reisner, and the Sphinx was a sun god. The pyramid of’ Cheops is an absolutely accurate timekeeper. According to Professor Reisner Egypt of to-day is one vast city, the edge of which has been scratched and the interior of which probably never will be disclosed.

Professor Reisner hopes to discover among the relics of the Sphinx the secrets of the Egyptian priests, whose magic is believed to have been marvellous. Pictures of the inside of the head are being made, and will be shown at Harvard and Lowell Institute courses next winter. Professor Reisner says he is having unusual difficulties in his work, for the Arabs who are assisting him refuse absolutely to sleep in the chamber. They say there are devils there, and that the man who sleeps there will die.

I found this artistic rendering of the supposed chambers within the Sphinx.

sphinxdiagram

This image was taken from Charles Russel’s Photodrama of Creation which was released in 1914. You can clearly see the small pyramid within the Sphinx which would indicate a connection to the article above. I wonder if Edgar Cayce had this image in mind when he performed the sleeping vision of the Hall of Records?

Here’s a link to a website that shows pictures and texts of the Photodrama of Creation. There’s a larger image of the picture I posted if you want to see a better view of the chambers. There is a rectangular room (the proposed Hall of Records?) in the left arm of the Sphinx, or it could be in the right arm because it is a cross-sectional view.

www.thestudiesinthescriptures.com…

And then there is the reply to the original post from Harte, one of ATS’ mainstream archaeologists, with a bit more of that harsh, biting reality:

Perhaps attention should have been paid, then.
Or perhaps you should have looked for an archived newspaper that reported this instead of relying on (apparently) pinterest.
Reisner never reported anything like that story as far as anyone can tell.
If you want to know what Reisner thought about the sphinx, click here
Sorry to burst bubbles. Reisner never did ANY major work on the Sphinx, as far as I can tell, other than to show that it was almost certainly created during Khafre’s reign, and that was reported around the world.

Harte

Well, obviously the good Professor showed nothing of the sort, since, the fact is the body of the Sphinx has heavy water erosion… and that means it needs to be at least as old as it would need to be to get heavy water erosion… which timelines show to be in the Younger Dryas period from 13,000 to 9,500 years ago.

Keep in mind that Egyptologists HATE scientific fact and will go through all manner of horse-puckish behavior to deny it. The head, now, could well be from that time of the Pharohs and probably is because it is clearly a major modification of what was originally there.

Gosh, I can not believe this had me going for a while. Sigh. But for sure there are things known about Egyptian ruins that are kept secret. Gosh a few years ago they had the whole Sphinx surrounded by a tall wall of sheet metal for a week while they did serious excavations. They never said a word abut what they found or did not find. They are so weird. If they found something good… the tourists would come running. Go figure.

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The Sharecropper’s Son

An excellent song and recording that I found hundreds of millions of years ago on tumblr. I will try to relocate it, to see if I can score come credits for it. I hope I can. I like posting credits and IDs. Sigh. Its all because of my workflow here, which is, um, not ideal.

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New Bigfoot Documentary 2018 the Most Elusive Creature on Earth Has Been Caught on Camera

UAMN TV
Premiered Nov 17, 2018

Every Country in the world has stories of strange creatures that should not exist, every culture tells of monsters that lurk in the unseen. Stories of a large hairy creatures with man like features have existed in various parts of the world for many centuries. In fact, the only continent not to have stories of “wild men” is Antarctica. In the Himalayas, it’s the Yeti. In Canada, it’s the Sasquatch. And in the northwest United States, it’s Bigfoot. What many people don’t know is that Britain has it’s very own monster legends, known traditionally as the Wodewose or Wildman, it is described by believers as being between six and eight feet tall with a large forehead and pronounced brow, like a cave man’s, and a rounded, crested head like a gorilla’s. Britain’s most famous ‘monster’ is the Werewolf, known world wide as Wolfmen or Dogmen, this creature has it’s roots here in Britain and throughout Europe.

The most shocking fact about these ‘monsters’ is that today, in modern times, there are over 500 sightings of creatures fitting these descriptions. The sightings are still coming in week after week. Film maker Chris Turner spent 2 years travelling the across Great Britain, interviewing witnesses, wild camping in hotspots all in an attempt to uncover the truth about these Elusive British Cryptids!

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This is really well done! Worth every minute in my humble opinion. I just might have to get the DVD at some point…as a sort of a former filmmaker, I quite like this on more than a cryptozoological level.

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earthrise

Image: NASA / Goddard / Arizona State University

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft’s vantage point in orbit around the moon.

“The image is simply stunning,” said Noah Petro, Deputy Project Scientist for LRO at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “The image of the Earth evokes the famous ‘Blue Marble’ image taken by Astronaut Harrison Schmitt during Apollo 17, 43 years ago, which also showed Africa prominently in the picture.”

In this composite image we see Earth appear to rise over the lunar horizon from the viewpoint of the spacecraft, with the center of the Earth just off the coast of Liberia (at 4.04 degrees North, 12.44 degrees West). The large tan area in the upper right is the Sahara Desert, and just beyond is Saudi Arabia. The Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America are visible to the left. On the moon, we get a glimpse of the crater Compton, which is located just beyond the eastern limb of the moon, on the lunar farside.

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So lovely. Space exploration will never fail to astound and inspire.

 

Tracking Hitler into Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina – Harry Cooper

omegamanradio
Published on Feb 17, 2018

Episode 5089 – Tracking Hitler into Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina – Harry Cooper

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This is the real deal, dear readers ‘n watchers… like Mike Campbell is to Amelia Earhart, nobody on Earth knows more about this topic than Harry Cooper.

THIS is what really happened. All the others (except our dear Abel Basti) are just silly copycats.

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Greetings from Chuck (The epic Christmas split)

Delov Digital
Published on Dec 18, 2013

Christmas greeting from Delov Digital www.delovdigital.hu | Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on : Twitter.com/Delovdigital

Hahahahaha!!

This is late here but I just saw it, so, yeah… good gosh I love Chuck Norris!

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Porsche 935 K4 (1980)

From schwarzie11 via dailydiecast’s reblogging of pmclau44’s post.

Source: porscars

Ahh, the mighty 935 as tweaked and modded by the Fabulous Kremer race boffins into their type K4. These rennwagen were darn near invincible. Jaw-dropping performance had been redefined, eh…

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What Navajo Rangers Saw on Patrol is Way Too Strange for Words

UAMN TV
Published on Dec 14, 2018

These rangers are assigned the most inexplicable cases that come through their station, meticulously investigating each one with an scrutiny that is unheard of with these types of topics. From Bigfoot and UFO’s, to hauntings and Navajo witchcraft, they are exposed to some of the most unbelievable phenomenon known to man. This is a land of legend and mystery, and often it seems that the police here are firsthand witnesses to some very bizarre things indeed.

This video is an excellent source of info for everyone of all knowledge levels. A lot of info is relayed in it and, really, you can’t get any more believable than these guys. They’re highly trained cops living and working in an area that just teems with high strangeness at a much higher frequency than others.

I would love to spend time there and see even just some of what people there experience.

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Undercover Footage From Real Rescue Missions

Liberty in North Korea
Uploaded on Nov 27, 2018

Rarely-seen footage from real North Korean refugee rescue missions. You can help rescue more refugees today.

This is bravery. For both escapees and rescuers.

Liberty in North KoreaSadly, the big to-do over the Kim – Trump – CIA meetings and summit have had no effect on the people of the country and their ability to live their lives freely.

Hence this organization is still a vital resource for North Koreans.

I wish I could help more… gosh I wish I could go there, but I know my body couldn’t handle it and I don’t know at all if my mind would be up for that level of determined intensity of focus…. Too old and too broke, I am.

Maybe you could help! Click the logo image…

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Joe Bonamassa – “O Holy Night” – Christmas Music Video

JoeBonamassaTV
Published on Jan 9, 2017

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As I get older, I realize more and more just how Holy it really is.

Love to all!

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zoecwest

 

Zoë West

Zoë West

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 11:22 AM.

Merry Christmas and incidentally Happy #tushytuesday

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Cheers!

Photographer- @deftfotos
Model- @zoe_cw

#travelingmodel #model #glamour #naturallight #naturalbeauty #boudoir #pose #portrait #portraitphotography #bootyfordays #booty 🍑 #bodysuit #vs #christmastree #sexy


A very sweet gift for us all from my buddy, Zoë C West!

She is one awesome woman…

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near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220

These three radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 were obtained on Dec. 15-17, by coordinating observations with NASA’s 230-foot (70-meter) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 330-foot (100-meter) Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR/NSF/GBO

More here at JPL.

Looks like a thingy… : /

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CANNED HEAT – CHRISTMAS BLUES (Extended)

HAAKIE48
Published on Nov 24, 2010

www.cannedheatmusic.com/merch.htm – Exclusive & Rare photos of The Blind Owl – The Bear – The Sunflower – The Mole – Fito – with Dr John on Piano on the 7 Minute 34 Second version of Christmas Blues recorded on 15th October 1968 released on our CHRISTMAS CD. “WHAT IS A SHIP WITHOUT A CREW WHAT IS THE MORNING WITHOUT THE DEW” – Bob “The Bear” Hite

Deliciously Blue from the wonderful Canned Heat.

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Lowell Fulson – Lonesome Christmas (Swing Time Records 1950)

ChristmasTimeTV
Published on Nov 28, 2010

“Lonesome Christmas” is a song written by Lloyd Glenn and peaked at #7 on the R&B charts the same year. Lowell Fulson (March 31, 1921 — March 7, 1999) was a big-voiced blues guitarist and songwriter, in the West Coast blues tradition.

Fulson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also recorded for business reasons as Lowell Fullsom and Lowell Fulsom. After T-Bone Walker, Fulson was the most important figure in West Coast blues in the 1940s and 1950s.

I’d love to spend this Christmas sitting by the fire with you
I’d love to spend this Christmas sitting by the fire with you
I’m so happy for the moment that we share the whole day through

Jingle bells is ringing children playing out in the snow
Jingle bells is ringing children playing out in the snow
They’ll be turkey on the table Christmas presents on the floor

Everyone seems so happy seasons greeting fill the air
Everyone seems so happy seasons greeting fill the air
Santa Claus is spreading Christmas presents everywhere

When I go shopping there’s one thing I’d like to do
When I go shopping there’s one thing I’d like to do
Send a pretty present signed with all my love to you

I won’t be home to help you decorate the Christmas tree
I won’t be home to help you decorate the Christmas tree
I’ll be thinking about you and I hope you’ll think of me

I know you look so lovely standing beneath the mistletoe
I know you look so lovely standing beneath the mistletoe
I could hold you and kiss you tell you why I love you so

I’d love to spend this Christmas sitting by the fire with you
I’d love to spend this Christmas sitting by the fire with you
Drinking eggnog with fruitcake just like we used to do

I know I won’t be with you baby on that happy holiday
Yes I won’t be with you on that happy holiday
I can wish you a Merry Christmas in an old and fashioned way

Oh, dear Lord, this is so sad…

be well

 

Freddie King – Christmas Tears (Federal Records 1961)

ChristmasTimeTV
Published on Oct 27, 2010

“Christmas Tears” is a Christmas song written by: Z. Bridge (A), S. Thompson-R.C. Wilson (B).

Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an American blues guitarist and singer. He has been described as one of the “Three Kings” of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King. He was an influential guitarist with hits for Federal Records in the early 1960s. His soulful and powerful voice and distinctive guitar style inspired countless musicians, particularly guitarists (Eric Clapton is a notable example). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

King based his guitar style on Texas and Chicago influences. His best-known recordings include the singles “Have You Ever Loved a Woman” (1960) and his Top 40 hit “Hide Away” (1961) and albums such as the early, instrumental-packed Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King (1961) and Burglar (1974), which displayed his mature versatility as both a guitarist and a singer in a range of blues and funk styles. He was one of the first bluesmen to have a multiracial backing band at live performances.

I hear sleigh bells ringing
But I haven’t heard a word from you in years
I hear sleigh bells ringing
But I haven’t heard a word from you in years
Ooh I hear a choir singing
And I’m just sitting here crying Christmas tears

Everybody’s singing Merry Christmas
As they watch the starry skies fill with reindeer
Everybody’s singing Merry Christmas
As they watch the starry skies fill with reindeer
Ooh I’m smiling on the outside
But on the inside I’m crying Christmas tears

Oh you’ve been gone for a long long time
It’s Christmas and I can’t get you off of my mind
It seems that you’ve been gone like one-hundred years or more
But if you were here with me I could hang Merry Christmas on my door

I need you darling to hold me tight
I need you dear on this Christmas night
As I sit and think of the lonely years
I can’t help but cry Christmas tears
Woo Christmas tears

This is a lonesome time for many of us. So lonesome.

be well

 

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The earliest known video of The Beatles taken around February 1962. (x)

What you are looking at right now is footage that is over 51 years old.

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56 years ago…

Source: sillylovesongs

Fab Four are Fab.

To this day.

be well

 

It’s a mile deep!

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  • Title Perspective view of Korolev crater
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  • DescriptionThis image from ESA’s Mars Express shows Korolev crater, an 82-kilometre-across feature found in the northern lowlands of Mars.This oblique perspective view was generated using a digital terrain model and Mars Express data gathered over orbits 18042 (captured on 4 April 2018), 5726, 5692, 5654, and 1412. The crater itself is centred at 165° E, 73° N on the martian surface. The image has aresolution of roughly 21 metres per pixel.This image was created using data from the nadir and colour channels of the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC). The nadir channel is aligned perpendicular to the surface of Mars, as if looking straight down at the surface.
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And from our dear gortex at ATS:

The Martian ice rink is located near the northern polar cap , it’s 37 miles in diameter with a depth of just over a mile and stays frozen all year round so perfect for die hard skaters to practice their moves whatever time of year.

For the full view or to download the 2.47 MB TIF image go Here for ultimate coolness.

• Mars Express celebrates it’s 15th anniversary on Christmas day, happy anniversary guys.

So lovely, so awesome!

be well

 

Way back in NASA’s Gemini days, we forteans had some excitement on Gemini 10, a mission to dock with two unmanned craft to get practice with, well, docking. A photo was taken that looked odd and naturally it was deemed a UFO as the shape was strange, two dots with a line between them. It had faded from my memory, to be honest.

The other day, a thread caught my eye on ATS as it was titled Gemini 10 UFO Photo: New Color-Manipulatons. Ooh! The member who wrote it and did the work, peacefulpete, did a nice job amping up the colors to get a better view. It’s a nice technique that I have often used. The top two results below are from those labors. And it is pretty neat looking.

Then our dear Phage popped in saying it was just one of the docking targets… and provided hi-res NASA photos which have been available for several years, unbeknownst to pete, (or to me, actually). Phage is such a font of data it’s incredible. One can clearly see in the high res imagery what it is in fact that was being seen. The third and fourth results below are one of the high resolution photos.

As Jim Oberg often points out, things don’t behave in space like they do here on Earth. The UFO was just sunlight catching the lens at just the right angle.

So, pete made a new video with the proper analysis of the incident, which is below.

But…

In re-examining the photos for the new vid, peacefulpete found some brand new anomalies cavorting above the Earth. Personally, I think they are wonderful and I can’t wait to see what he does with these new finds. Images below! I think you’ll agree that they are, in fact, mighty fine.

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Closeup of the best sunlight reflection enhancement.

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Photoset of the first (and best) round of sunlight reflection enhancements.

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A crop of one of the high resolution images. Yep, there it is…

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An even closer crop.

And now, folks, the new weirdies!

To start, what the heck is this glowing blue apparition?

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Is this cool, or what?

And this next one I find even cooler…

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And good gracious, here’s another one…

And it is fabulous!

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And here is the new video with all of the above evidence.

UFO: High-Res Pics Show It’s from NASA, & NEW UFO’S! (Gemini 10)

James Chessman
Published on Dec 9, 2018

High-resolution scans of the original photos from Gemini 10 (1966), hosted by Arizona State University: http://tothemoon.ser.asu.edu/gallery/…

Fantastic stuff, to be sure.

be well

 

Schindler’s Plaszow camp

JohnRobinson101
Published on Dec 11, 2017

Ernst Zundel and John Ball (air photo expert) discuss the realities of Schindler’s Plaszow camp, using air and ground photos of the camp at the time of the story.

This is here because it is about dissecting the disinformation that is given to the people of the world, all to advance an agenda that is profoundly unpleasant.

Historical truth is what the world needs. Not bullshit and lies.

be well

 

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Here’s Loch Ness researcher, Roland Watson’s take on the recent ‘alleged’ photo of Nessie (photo contrast by Scott Mardis)

Here because of cryptids-cryptids’ reblogging of thebeastsofbritain’s post.

I tried this in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop and got the same result, give or take the exact position of the knobs, (okay, sliders) so it’s a legit enhancement.

Kinda neat looking, eh? Pointy!

Here’s a vid… the interview starts at the 48:00 mark.

Episode 63: A Merry Loch Ness-Mass with Roland Watson

Jonny Mallard
Published on Dec 1, 2018

Source: www.podbean.com/media/share/p… Happy Holidays everybody! I promise this will be better than the fruit cake you will not eat and let sit in your freezer for the next six months! In the paranormal news we have a never before seen picture of Jesus, a new part of our brains and a giant cow. Doctor Laura’s Lair is in the Christmas spirit with diseased reindeer and advice from the Oracle is focusing on “Giving”. Then, I am joined by Roland Watson to discuss his book about Loch Ness Monsters/Kelpie/Serpents being spotted on land. He gives new information about the legendary beasts and how it might be possible these mysterious creatures might truly exist. He also covers one startling revelation and answers my burning question: Where is the animal’s body? Please learn more about Roland’s book and work here: lochnessmystery.blogspot.com/
Shout out this show: Jim Malliard, Kat Ward, Justin Cancellierre and Bryan Bowden   Thank you for listening, commenting, sharing and subscribing!

This is a pretty interesting interview. The man has devoted decades to the hunt and presents a lot of information … a good portion of it new to me. Enjoy.

be well

 

MASSIVE Breakthrough In 9/11 Investigation! – Must WATCH (with Richard Gage & Barbara Honegger)

World Alternative Media
Published on Dec 1, 2018

Josh Sigurdson talks with Richard Gage AIA of Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth as well as Barbara Honegger who famously exposed the truth behind the Iran Contra scandal in the 1980s as a member of the Reagan White House with her book ‘October Surprise’ and now works with the Lawyers Committee For 9/11 Inquiry.

Some massive news has come out in recent days regarding a petition originally filed in April of 2018 asking for a new investigation into 9/11. Just a few days ago, LCfor9/11 got a letter back from a US attorney agreeing to comply with a Federal law requiring submission to a special grand jury of report by Lawyers’ committee and 9/11 victim family members of “yet to be prosecuted 9/11 crimes.”

This is the biggest news to come out regarding 9/11 since the 28 pages and by far has more impact.

Barbara explains as a private citizen her thoughts on this incredible breakthrough and why it could change everything. She expects it to possibly complete in about a year and a half but this stepping stone can expose everything we’ve long wondered about 9/11 and the obvious coverups. Even if one is not sure what exactly happened on 9/11 as we are left to a lot of assumption, it is well understood in this day and age that at the very least, the official investigation was a whitewash. Richard Gage says this recent news is music to his ear and is something that AE911 has been pushing for for many years.

Both Richard and Barbara explain why this is so important, what people need to understand about 9/11, the strange events of the day and why everyone should question what happened. Let’s not forget what that fateful day has lead to and continues to lead to in the security field and overseas.

We will be continuing to follow this historic case closely!

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Godspeed. Most of the bastards are still alive.

It would be glorious to finally see them all behind bars.

be well

 

Fiat 500 Lamborghini | Abbiamo provato un mostro travestito da citycar!

Motor1 Italia
Published on Apr 16, 2014

[Per saperne di più: www.omniauto.it/magazine/26024…] Se una farfalla battesse le ali in Italia, si scatenerebbe una tempesta in Australia, agli antipodi. La metafora della teoria del caos, nel caso dell’incredibile Fiat 500 Lamborghini protagonista della video-prova, calza a pennello. Perché? Beh, il marchio del costruttore di questo bolide, la Oemmedi Meccanica, ha come simbolo proprio una farfalla. Che nel mondo dell’auto – regno di tori, cavallini rampanti, leoni, giaguari e scorpioni – sottolinea ancor di più quanto sia straordinario montare un motore V12 di 6.2 litri da 580 CV su una piccola 500 “storica”. Provarla, come ho avuto il privilegio di fare, è un’esperienza speciale, da ricordare. E raccontare…

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CREDITS Servizio di: Giuliano Daniele Riprese: Alessandro Croci Editing: Corrado De Bonis Produzione: Edimotive

“Spectaculare!”

I’ll say!

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Wild Elephants salutes the men who rescued their baby elephant from a ditch

Magestic Tuskers
Published on Nov 28, 2017

Wildlife Officials rescue baby elephant from a ditch. Elephant herd salutes the men before leaving In Kerala, India, a baby elephant falls into a ditch (or an abandoned well) and gets trapped there. As the family of wild elephants watches and waits on the other side of the river, local people and forest officials use an earthmover to help the baby get out. Watch when they come running and welcoming the baby, checking whether it is fine. The incredible moment then occurs when the elephant family head turns and salutes the humans, thanking them for saving their little one.

Intelligence, emotion and societal sophistication. Magnificent! Marvelous!

be well

 

Total Media Blackout! Paris Is Far Worse Than They Will Tell You!

WeAreChange
Published on Dec 7, 2018

In this video, Luke takes to the streets of Paris France where there is a feeling in the air something BIG is about to happen. In fact, there seems to be a total media blackout, and the truth is that Paris is far worse than they will tell you!

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Oh, man. Big doings in Paris. Things may be very different soon. I hope it turns out in nice, proper manner.

be well

 

Mountain People

ozarkwaterpal
Published on Jul 14, 2018

This is a compilation of short interviews with Ozark folks.. some are “back to the landers” and some are “old timers”.. originally videotaped and produced in the 1980’s. Several of the profiles are of people living in Newton County, Arkansas.

This is quite nice. It is all rather close to idyllic, but the need for loot is always there. But they’re all doing just fine at it.

be well

 

Hitler’s Hideout 12 is missing.

Hitler’s Hideout

Sharkhunters International
Published circa Jun 28, 2018

The estate known as Inalco where Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun-Hitler lived from 1945 to 1955. It is located about 800 miles southwest of Buenos Aires – far from civilization in 1945.

Into the basement. (#6)

Touring the kitchen. (#7)

We walk around the grounds at Inalco. (#8)

We walk through the property to the one remaining guest house. Is this house where Don Angel Alcazar de Velasco (Sharkhunters Member #158) stayed when he came here to meet with Adolf Hitler in 1952? It is all in the book Hitler in Argentina. (#9)

We walk some 50 yards along what was one a beautiful beach to the boathouse, now in disrepair.
email to [email protected] for current issue of our magazine delivered electronically. It is free! (#10)

We walk on the beach at Hitler’s estate – well, it used to be a beautiful golden sandy beach. It now looks like a lunar landscape. (#11)

There is no 12 : (

We have a walk around tour of Inalco and the grounds – let your footsteps take you back into history. (#13)

Continuing our tour of Inalco. (#14)

We tour the ruins of the power generating shack. (#15)

…..continuing our walking tour. (#16-18)

Let’s take a walking tour of the ruins of the dock and seaplane ramp at Inalco. Back then the only way to get here was by boat or seaplane. (#19)

Reflections in front of Hitler’s fireplace. (#20)

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Wow!

Gawd, I wish I could go. It is a tragedy that it is in the state it is. I have seen the old vids and like Harry says it was beautiful and was maintained. I agree that it was the volcano erupting that did it in. The ash was pretty deep. Everywhere. It likely overwhelmed and inundated the owner̻s budget and hope was just given up.

Anyway, be well, eh.

 

1968 Howmet TX: a Gas Turbine-powered racer in action at Imola circuit!

19Bozzy92
Published on Oct 30, 2018

During the 2018 Imola Classic event by Peter Auto my friends Davide458Italia, Italiansupercarvideo and I recorded this special race car called Howmet TX. Built in 1968 it was powered by a mid-mounted, two-stage gas turbine engine from Continental Aviation which had originally been developed for use in military helicopters. It was also the first turbine-powered car to win a race (two, to be precise). Using such a engine has led to solve some problems in the development phase such has the immense lag standard turbines have during accelerations plus even the deceleration wasn’t their best. So two wastegates were added between the two turbines working in tune with the throttle: as more throttle was applied the wastegates closed gradually, feeding more and more gasses to the second turbine generating power. On full “boost” engine was able to produce something like 300+ bhp. A great turbine advantage was the fact it didn’t require a standard gearbox, so a single one with just the forward gear was used, plus a quick-change differential that allowed to adapt the final drive ratio to each track. #HowmetTX #TurbineCar #GasTurbine

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These things were rare and they came from my hometown, too, right across the street from the museum.

I regret never getting to see one live and in person but damn these were exciting and just reeked of high-tech American innovation.

be well

 

Frank Zappa goes mad on the “Montana” live performance in Stockholm 1973

jmugarte
Published on Jun 12, 2014

God-like, deeply felt guitar.

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This just in! Received from the boffins…

 

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NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.

Members of NASA’s Voyager team will discuss the findings at a news conference at 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST) today at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in Washington. The news conference will stream live on the agency’s website.

Comparing data from different instruments aboard the trailblazing spacecraft, mission scientists determined the probe crossed the outer edge of the heliosphere on Nov. 5. This boundary, called the heliopause, is where the tenuous, hot solar wind meets the cold, dense interstellar medium. Its twin, Voyager 1, crossed this boundary in 2012, but Voyager 2 carries a working instrument that will provide first-of-its-kind observations of the nature of this gateway into interstellar space.

Voyager 2 now is slightly more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth. Mission operators still can communicate with Voyager 2 as it enters this new phase of its journey, but information – moving at the speed of light – takes about 16.5 hours to travel from the spacecraft to Earth. By comparison, light traveling from the Sun takes about eight minutes to reach Earth.

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Artist’s concept of Voyager 2 with 9 facts listed around it. Image Credit: NASA
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The most compelling evidence of Voyager 2’s exit from the heliosphere came from its onboard Plasma Science Experiment (PLS), an instrument that stopped working on Voyager 1 in 1980, long before that probe crossed the heliopause. Until recently, the space surrounding Voyager 2 was filled predominantly with plasma flowing out from our Sun. This outflow, called the solar wind, creates a bubble – the heliosphere – that envelopes the planets in our solar system. The PLS uses the electrical current of the plasma to detect the speed, density, temperature, pressure and flux of the solar wind. The PLS aboard Voyager 2 observed a steep decline in the speed of the solar wind particles on Nov. 5. Since that date, the plasma instrument has observed no solar wind flow in the environment around Voyager 2, which makes mission scientists confident the probe has left the heliosphere.

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Animated gif showing the plasma data. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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“Working on Voyager makes me feel like an explorer, because everything we’re seeing is new,” said John Richardson, principal investigator for the PLS instrument and a principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. “Even though Voyager 1 crossed the heliopause in 2012, it did so at a different place and a different time, and without the PLS data. So we’re still seeing things that no one has seen before.”

In addition to the plasma data, Voyager’s science team members have seen evidence from three other onboard instruments – the cosmic ray subsystem, the low energy charged particle instrument and the magnetometer – that is consistent with the conclusion that Voyager 2 has crossed the heliopause. Voyager’s team members are eager to continue to study the data from these other onboard instruments to get a clearer picture of the environment through which Voyager 2 is traveling.

“There is still a lot to learn about the region of interstellar space immediately beyond the heliopause,” said Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist based at Caltech in Pasadena, California.

Together, the two Voyagers provide a detailed glimpse of how our heliosphere interacts with the constant interstellar wind flowing from beyond. Their observations complement data from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), a mission that is remotely sensing that boundary. NASA also is preparing an additional mission – the upcoming Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP), due to launch in 2024 – to capitalize on the Voyagers’ observations.

“Voyager has a very special place for us in our heliophysics fleet,” said Nicola Fox, director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters. “Our studies start at the Sun and extend out to everything the solar wind touches. To have the Voyagers sending back information about the edge of the Sun’s influence gives us an unprecedented glimpse of truly uncharted territory.”

While the probes have left the heliosphere, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 have not yet left the solar system, and won’t be leaving anytime soon. The boundary of the solar system is considered to be beyond the outer edge of the Oort Cloud, a collection of small objects that are still under the influence of the Sun’s gravity. The width of the Oort Cloud is not known precisely, but it is estimated to begin at about 1,000 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun and to extend to about 100,000 AU. One AU is the distance from the Sun to Earth. It will take about 300 years for Voyager 2 to reach the inner edge of the Oort Cloud and possibly 30,000 years to fly beyond it.

The Voyager probes are powered using heat from the decay of radioactive material, contained in a device called a radioisotope thermal generator (RTG). The power output of the RTGs diminishes by about four watts per year, which means that various parts of the Voyagers, including the cameras on both spacecraft, have been turned off over time to manage power.

“I think we’re all happy and relieved that the Voyager probes have both operated long enough to make it past this milestone,” said Suzanne Dodd, Voyager project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “This is what we’ve all been waiting for. Now we’re looking forward to what we’ll be able to learn from having both probes outside the heliopause.”

Voyager 2 launched in 1977, 16 days before Voyager 1, and both have traveled well beyond their original destinations. The spacecraft were built to last five years and conduct close-up studies of Jupiter and Saturn. However, as the mission continued, additional flybys of the two outermost giant planets, Uranus and Neptune, proved possible. As the spacecraft flew across the solar system, remote-control reprogramming was used to endow the Voyagers with greater capabilities than they possessed when they left Earth. Their two-planet mission became a four-planet mission. Their five-year lifespans have stretched to 41 years, making Voyager 2 NASA’s longest running mission.

The Voyager story has impacted not only generations of current and future scientists and engineers, but also Earth’s culture, including film, art and music. Each spacecraft carries a Golden Record of Earth sounds, pictures and messages. Since the spacecraft could last billions of years, these circular time capsules could one day be the only traces of human civilization.

Voyager’s mission controllers communicate with the probes using NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN), a global system for communicating with interplanetary spacecraft. The DSN consists of three clusters of antennas inGoldstone, California; Madrid, Spain; and Canberra, Australia.

The Voyager Interstellar Mission is a part of NASA’s Heliophysics System Observatory, sponsored by the Heliophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. JPL built and operates the twin Voyager spacecraft. NASA’s DSN, managed by JPL, is an international network of antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. The network also supports selected Earth-orbiting missions. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia’s national science agency, operates both the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, part of the DSN, and the Parkes Observatory, which NASA has been using to downlink data from Voyager 2 since Nov. 8.

For more information about the Voyager mission, visit:

www.nasa.gov/voyager

More information about NASA’s Heliophysics missions is available online at:

www.nasa.gov/sunearth

Hahaha, Vger has left the building! Now they’re both out there.

This is so cool, this is seriously exciting to me.

Now we’ll be able to clearly see the real makeup of space and be free of the noise of the heliosphere. There will be revelations and discoveries and wondrous new surprises. I have learned in my decades that the farther out you go, the weirder it gets.

Of this there is no doubt and for this we are grateful.

be well