High resolution image of the Sombrero galaxy. Also known as Messier Object 104, M104 or NGC 4594.
This is the galaxy claimed by the fraudy little toad known primarily as Jaime Maussan to be a UFO. Seriously.
This is a wonderfully organic-looking anomaly just found on Mars! Me likey. I so hope it is an exciting thing rather than a mundane thing.
The panorama is at this link – www.nasa.gov…
A special tool allows viewers to zoom into this panorama … use it by clicking HERE.
NASA’s Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019. A version without the rover contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels; a version with the rover contains nearly 650 million pixels. Both versions are composed of more than 1,000 images that were carefully assembled over the following months.
The rover’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam, used its telephoto lens to produce the panorama and relied on its medium-angle lens to produce a lower-resolution panorama that includes the rover’s deck and robotic arm.
Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego built and operates Mastcam. A division of Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Mars Science Laboratory mission for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington and built the Curiosity rover.
Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps 1.8 Billion-Pixel Panorama (narrated video)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mar 4, 2020
NASA Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada guides this tour of the rover’s view of the Martian surface. This panorama showcases “Glen Torridon,” a region on the side of Mount Sharp that Curiosity is exploring. The panorama was taken between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019, when the Curiosity team was out for the Thanksgiving holiday. Since the rover would be sitting still with few other tasks to do while it waited for the team to return and provide its next commands, the rover had a rare chance to image its surroundings several days in a row without moving. Composed of more than 1,000 images and carefully assembled over the ensuing months, the larger version of this composite contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels of Martian landscape.
Explore more in this 360 video: youtu.be/0fva2pH41FM
For more about the mission, visit mars.nasa.gov/msl
Oh, Lordy, I do love space exploration so … it thrills me no end!
What an absolutely fantastic person! A total treasure. Rest in Peace, dear heart.
Scientist Predicts Higher Forms Of Alien Life on Europa
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posted on Feb, 9 2020 @ 03:29 AM
It’s ‘almost a racing certainty’ there’s alien life on Jupiter’s moon Europa—and Mars could be hiding primitive microorganisms, too. That’s the view of leading British space scientist Professor Monica Grady, who says the notion of undiscovered life in our galaxy isn’t nearly as far-fetched as we might expect.
Professor Grady, a Professor of Planetary and Space Science, says the frigid seas beneath Europa’s ice sheets could harbor ‘octopus’ like creatures. Meanwhile the deep caverns and caves found on Mars may also hide subterranean life-forms—as they offer shelter from intense solar radiation while also potentially boasting remnants of ice.
Professor Grady was speaking at Liverpool Hope University, where she’s just been installed as Chancellor, and revealed: “When it comes to the prospects of life beyond Earth, it’s almost a racing certainty that there’s life beneath the ice on Europa.”
“Elsewhere, if there’s going to be life on Mars, it’s going to be under the surface of the planet. “There you’re protected from solar radiation. And that means there’s the possibility of ice remaining in the pores of the rocks, which could act as a source of water.”
“If there is something on Mars, it’s likely to be very small—bacteria.”
“But I think we’ve got a better chance of having slightly higher forms of life on Europa, perhaps similar to the intelligence of an octopus.”
Well, if that’s the case then the universe could be teeming with life and probably advanced civilizations far ahead of us in technology that would perhaps seem like magic to us. One scientist said that there are more advanced civilizations partying around the universe than there are grains of sand on planet earth!!
I wouldn’t go that far but there is probably more life out there than we can ever imagine!
I would go that far. Life teems. It’s the only thing life knows how to do. Just look at our own world, there’s life deep underground…inside the rocks…and they just found life inside the Chernobyl reactor that eats the radiation.
So, yes, absolutely, life is everywhere — and I use the word everywhere quite literally.
I love this stuff. We need to stop killing each other and get out in space! And hey, there is also Enceladus!
The jelly that cannot die.
Unless it gets an ‘orrible disease or is eaten.
Mother Nature’s best work, this could be.
This is a few years old now but some may not know about it.
These cities were vast and they all interconnected with roads. One of my favorite things about it is the recent idea that the immense Amazon rainforest itself is the result of the overgrowth of these people’s farms and gardens after their civilization collapsed. The idea came from the fact that the majority of flora in the Amazon are fruit-bearing. I love that…
Sun’s surface captured in highest resolution yet
Jan 29, 2020
The highest resolution imagery of the sun to date has been captured bye the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope. Story: World’s largest solar telescope produces never-before-seen image of our star www.space.com/first-sun-image…
Credit: Space.com / footage courtesy: NSO/NSF/AURA / produced & edited by Steve Spaleta (www.twitter.com/stevespaleta
This is SO cool! Whee!
The boiling surface of the sun in 4K
Jan 29, 2020
Each of these little cells is the size of Texas, for reference. First images from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope reveal unprecedented detail of the Sun’s surface and preview the world-class products to come from this preeminent 4-meter solar telescope. Full story: newatlas.com/space/boiling-su…
The first images and videos are in from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, and they show the bubbling, explosive surface of our sun in unprecedented detail. The sheer scale, beauty and violence is breathtaking.
The telescope, positioned on the summit of Mt. Haleakala in Hawaii, has been a 10-year planning and construction project. It uses a huge 13-foot (4 m) mirror, the biggest ever used on a solar telescope, and its curved shape and other optical elements focus a huge 13 kilowatts of solar power, creating enormous heat. Cooling is provided by a “liquid-cooled metal donut,” and it features adaptive optics designed to compensate for the blurring introduced by the Earth’s atmosphere at high resolutions.
As a result, it’s the most advanced solar telescope ever built, and capable of rendering clear images of solar features as small as 20-30 km (12-18 mi) in size. Now, the first images are out, and they show the turbulent plasma of the sun’s surface in magnificent detail.
Each of the cell-like structures in the images and video shown here is around the size of Texas, or about 700 miles (~1,100 km) across. The video at the bottom of the page shows how they rise and fall in the space of just 10 minutes. For a sense of scale, that video covers a width of the solar surface equal to about one and a half times the diameter of the Earth, or about 1/73rd of the diameter of the sun itself.
And not for nothin:’
Triangle UFO of Kaikoura
Sep 15, 2019
Hello and welcome to: Triangle UFO of Kaikoura ©
We disclose this information for no reason other than to inform the filmcrew, pilot and co-pilot of what they really witnessed four decades ago. We hope to draw the interest of those who were involved. The people that were present DESERVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH as the New Zealand Defence Force has restricted access to the original case files till the year 2040 / 2050.
On the 31st of December 1978 a filmteam went on board of an Argossy airplane for an interview with the crew. On the 20th and 21st of December another aircraft had reported several UFO and this was the reason for the interview by Mr. Fogarty and his crew. The pilot – and co-pilot were not the ones that had reported the event. Only ten minutes into the flight their was a first UFO encounter. The cameraman quickly changed the lens of his camera to a 100 mm / 240 mm zoomlens and after midnight on the 1st of January 1979 he filmed several UFO that during the entire flight followed and approached the plane. He recorded the UFO from the windows of the cockpit and the presence of these unidentified flying objects were also confirmed by Wellington Radar and Airtraffic Control.
This event is commonly known as the Kaikoura UFO Mystery and the journalist, Mr. Quentin Fogarty, wrote a beautiful book about it titled: Let’s Hope They Are Friendly. Interesting fact: Mr. Fogarty saw something with his eyes that the old video does not not show you.
He mentioned in the video that the UFO appeared to be “rolling and turning.” So was he right?
No one knew that the original 16 mm film still existed. Fogarty’s crew had some very bad (personal) experiences after their film had been shown in the media. They have been ridiculed and called fantasists. As most of the reactions about their eye-witness report were negative, in some cases hostile, despite its importance this film was never supposed to be published! Flux, one of our team members, who lives in New Zealand performed his own in-depth research into the Kaikoura UFO and his good nose led him in 2015 to the original 16 mm film.
Long story short: The 16 mm had been digitized by a top notch film laboratory and our team received 4 High Definition videos of Blue-Ray quality. We almost fainted as they arrived as for the first time we had UFO material of the best possible quality. After you have watched the presentation you will agree that the bright object can no longer be dismissed with a simple
explanation and you will understand why this UFO encounter frightened them and afterwards had such an enormous impact on their lives.
For the past 40 years these UFO only lived in their memory but they never knew what they really looked like in full close up… until today! Without Flux’s curiosity the world never would have seen what you are about to see.
We dedicate this presentation to all who were present that night and witnessed a UFO encounter. This presentation does not provide any answer to the question what these UFO are! We only provide undeniable visual evidence that they exist.
Enjoy the show!
Image Analysis Team
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You may only embed and distribute the full video. You are prohibited to make any alterations to this presentation. You are prohibited from making commercial use of the (enhanced) images and videomaterial © and this includes all monetization programmes on Youtube and any other social media. If you wish to make use of this presentation contact UAPleaks / 1967sander.
United Nations resolution 59, states that Freedom of Information is an integral part of our fundamental right to inform. We consider the Kaikoura UFO film of major importance to mankind and this unique encounter must be told through any media and regardless of frontiers. UAPleaks has no financial benefit from this disclosure
This, folks, is excellent and I applaud the effort as no one would have ever known about this as the regime in New Zealand are the censorship leaders of all countries and of all time. They go nuts in censoring anything and everything even remotely unusual, including restricting access to sites and not permitting research into the ancient civilization present long before the Maori ever showed up. And just like in this case everything is verboten for decades. It’s a crying shame and a crime against humanity.
Well, we get to see this and it is pretty darn cool.
This team has released a second part to this. Make of it what you will. See my note at the bottom.
It is here:
Kaikoura The Second Encounter
Jan 11, 2020
Welcome to Kaikoura The Second Encounter … which actually is the 5th encounter! 😉
Why we named this UAP “Apple” will become clear once you have seen this presentation but … that is not all as for the first time in human history we not only managed to enhance a UAP but also revealed the “ALIEN” in the UAP.
The first part of this video “briefly” describes the major technological challenges we faced trying to enhance this UAP.
The second part contains the first enhancements revealing the controller and the last part shows the final result and there is a small bonus …
However: We must warn you! We strongly advise viewer discretion!
The ALIEN is “clearly visible” but for some of you it may take some time to recognize it. This creature is something you have never seen before and your brain therefore will not immediately be able to identify the shape.
– When you watch the images try not to think of an alien as you may have seen it in the movies.
– Take at least 100 cm distance from the monitor as putting your nose against the screen will have a negative effect because of the noise. By stepping back from the monitor your brain will filter the noise in the image and the entire picture will become clearer and also gamut, borders between colours will be more distinct.
– Look at the colours, follow contours and see where they connect.
– Try to find any shapes which may look familiar.
Finally: When you are easily influenced by what you see in an image you better do not watch this video.
This will be your first encounter with a real ALIEN and this will not be your last.
See you soon for more.
UAPleaks & Image Analysis Team
Well, that is kind of interesting but the WARNINGs and capitalization of ALIEN are way over the top, very silly and they give me the most uncomfortable feelings regarding this crew … and even presenting this episode to you.
I am of the opinion that their new software is not much more, at least in this case, than an amplifier for the phenomena of pareidolia.
Controller? I don’t think so.
Bummed out, I am.
New Pterosaur Species Unearthed in Lebanon
Ooh, I just love this… whenever new pieces of the puzzle are found I get a thrill.
You simply must know that there were at least as many species of all forms of life around back then as there are now… and due to the conditions present in those days potentially a lot more than exist today … the scarcity is simply because fossilization is not a common occurrence. Not in the least.
UNCUT STS-48 UFO “event”
May 16, 2009
This is for the researcher who wants to see this “legendary” clip in full. It goes from “normal” at night, to the 1st NASA shuttle video to show a UFO!
Relive the ‘buildup,’ not expecting anything as thunderstorms are being observed.
From Martyn Stubbs’ NASA UFO Archives.
These were heady times. These were good times.
I miss the old days.
Pan across the Milky Way’s central region
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Dec 16, 2019
This video pans across the central regions of the Milky Way, newly observed with the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in the Chilean Atacama Desert. This stunning view shows the Milky Way’s central region with an angular resolution of 0.2 arcseconds.
More information and download options: www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1… Credit: ESO/Nogueras-Lara et al.
Very Large Telescope images stunning central region of the Milky Way
Knight of Ni
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posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 02:19 PM
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory based in in northern Chile have released high resolution images and the video below of the central region of our Galaxy , the observations give a new take for astronomers on the rate of Star formation in the early Galaxy and challenge the accepted theory that Star formation has been continuous throughout the history of the Milky way.
“Contrary to what had been accepted up to now, we found that the formation of stars has not been continuous,” adds Francisco Nogueras-Lara, who led two new studies of the Milky Way central region while at the same institute in Granada.
In the study, published today in Nature Astronomy, the team found that about 80% of the stars in the Milky Way central region formed in the earliest years of our galaxy, between eight and 13.5 billion years ago. This initial period of star formation was followed by about six billion years during which very few stars were born. This was brought to an end by an intense burst of star formation around one billion years ago when, over a period of less than 100 million years, stars with a combined mass possibly as high as a few tens of million Suns formed in this central region.
“The conditions in the studied region during this burst of activity must have resembled those in ‘starburst’ galaxies, which form stars at rates of more than 100 solar masses per year,” says Nogueras-Lara, who is now based at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. At present, the whole Milky Way is forming stars at a rate of about one or two solar masses per year.
“This burst of activity, which must have resulted in the explosion of more than a hundred thousand supernovae, was probably one of the most energetic events in the whole history of the Milky Way,” he adds. During a starburst, many massive stars are created; since they have shorter lifespans than lower-mass stars, they reach the end of their lives much faster, dying in violent supernova explosions.
So wonderful. Such wonders. Makes the mind explode with pure awe. Makes you want to go there and fly around amongst those bodies of stars and things we cannot even imagine.
What an absolutely fabulous woman!
Joan Beauchamp Procter
Her best friend was a Komodo dragon and if that doesn’t entice you to read this, I don’t know what will.
Joan Beauchamp Procter is a scientist every reptile enthusiast should admire.
Joan was an incredibly intelligent young woman who was chronically ill (and as a result of her chronic illness, physically disabled by her early thirties). Her health issues kept her from going to college, but that did not stop her from studying and keeping reptiles. She presented her first paper to the Zoological Society of London at the tender age of nineteen, and the society was so impressed that they hired her to help design their aquarium. In 1923, despite having no formal secondary education and despite being only 26 years old, she was hired as the London Zoo’s curator of reptiles.
Now, that in and of itself is an awesome accomplishment, but Joan was absolutely not content to maintain the status quo. Nosiree, by the age of 26 Joan had already kept many exotic pets (including a crocodile!) and knew a thing or two about what needed to be done to improve their lives in captivity.
So Joan got together with an architect, Edward Guy Dawber, and designed the world’s first building designed solely for the keeping of reptiles. She had some really, really great ideas. Her first big idea was to make the building differentially heated- different areas and enclosures would have different heat zones, instead of having the whole building heated to one warm temperature.
She also set up aquarium lighting- the gallery itself was dark, with dim lights on individual enclosures to make things less stressful for the inhabitants. She also insisted on the use of special glass that didn’t filter out UVB. This meant that reptiles could synthesize vitamin D and prevented cases of MBD in her charges.
The above is just a snip of the article… read it!
I so love this lady… so smart… so lovely… so wow!
Why is There NO Record of Ancient Humans? – Randall Carlson
Nov 26, 2019
Randall Carlson is a master builder and designer, a geologist, anthropologist and historian. He specializes in sacred geometry, ancient civilizations, climate and environmental change, myths, legends, comic cycles and catastrophes. He is a proponent of the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, and has theorized about the extinction of historical advanced human civilizations.
Thanks for watching.
This is, as expected, an excellent and quick overall view of things that have happened to the world during a vast chunk of our existence upon it. A real eye-opener if you are not aware. Randall is one of the leading experts in this field of study. He most assuredly knows what he is talking about.
My Gift To Climate Alarmists
Sep 20, 2019
Re Uploaded from the fabulous Channel Tony Heller “This is my most concise expose of climate fraud. Please pass it around to everyone you know and your elected officials. The video is short, but cuts right to the heart of the matter.”
In this video you will see the critical data that has been deliberately withheld from both journalists and policymakers.
And, I must say, once you see what’s been censored, you will immediately understand WHY it has been withheld.
This is how the world works. Unfortunately for We The People. This is what’s really going on.
Peace out and Happy Thanksgiving.
143 New Nazca Lines Discovered in Peru with the help of A.I. Technology | Ancient Architects
Nov 18, 2019
Huge thanks to Michael Wolf for alerting me about this story!
A team of Japanese researchers from Yamagata University and IBM Research have discovered an incredible 143 stunning geoglyphs, etched into the desert in southern Peru around the enigmatic Nazca Lines.
It is yet another example of how technology is assisting archaeology because a number of images were found using state-of-the-art AI technology developed by IBM, finds that were then confirmed with an on-site investigations.
The geoglyphs include humans, birds, camels, cats and other animals and were found between 2016 and 2018. They were identified through fieldwork and analysing high-resolution 3D data and aerial photography. Incredibly, one geoglyph in particular was solely discovered with AI technology, without the aid of humans, making it the first geoglyph discovered by an AI.
Back in April 2018 I reported in a video that Peruvian archaeologists in the Palpa province of Peru had discovered more than 50 new geoglyphs (youtu.be/gpkc7-9_604) so this new discovery by the Japanese team builds on the ever-expanding line of study.
Watch this video to learn more and please Like, Subscribe and Comment below!
All images are taken from Yamagata University. Please visit www.yamagata-u.ac.jp/en/infor… for full detailed information on the new discoveries.
This is a pleasant bit of news, I must say. I love it when new pieces of the puzzle are discovered!
The Secret Failed Soviet Moon Landing
Oct 16, 2019
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At the height of the Space Race, the United States and the Soviet Union bitterly tried to outdo one another, each attempting to be the first to succeed in a number of scientific and exploratory challenges. In the beginning the Soviets won many of the ‘firsts’, such as launching the first craft to enter Earth’s orbit, Sputnik 1 in October 1957, sending to space the first living animal, Laika, on Sputnik 2 in November 1957, and putting the first man in orbit with Yuri Gagarin’s mission in April 1961.
In fact, by most accounts, the USSR was even ahead of the United States in sending the first man to the moon by the time US president John F. Kennedy’s famous “We choose to go” speech in 1962. The Soviets had already landed the Luna 2 probe on the moon’s surface in 1959, and they were in the middle of developing a manned-mission that was strikingly similar to the US effort. Yet, that early success would eventually be forgotten as the Soviet Union buried their final moon missions in secrecy. Because just as Neil Armstrong was setting foot on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, the Luna 15 lander was crashing into the other side of the moon. It is a story the Soviets did not want the world to know…
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Aww, poor Commies. Much respect for those who perished. I had no idea that this happened.
Restructuring Entire Economy Based on CO2 Climate Hoax, Top Scientist Explains w/ Charles Shults
Oct 22, 2019
Top scientist, Sir Charles Shults, joins the program to explain the real science behind CO2 and global warming. He explains the hoax is not only bad science, but dangerous to human and biological survival on the planet. He explains what actual problems we have and what reasonable solutions are available (which there are simple solutions no government seems to care about). We also discuss how quickly and advanced science in general is going and what that means to our future. You can buy any one of his 3 books, including “A Fossil Hunters Guide to Mars” on his website at shultslaboratories.com/ Sir Charles Shults does an exclusive for my Patreons on the “Origins of the Universe”. You can see this and much more by signing up @ Patreon.com/SarahWestall
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Charles is a good friend and he definitely knows what he is talking about!
⭐ ➡️ ? A Chandra supernova in the sky… This image by our Chandra X-ray Observatory captures a star in the constellation Cassiopeia that was obliterated by an explosion, leaving behind this three-dimensional object: the remnant of a supernova. What was revealed by its pattern of debris: go.nasa.gov/2W3LpGx
Bravo Chandra ! Bravo Chandra Team !
Joe Rogan Experience #1315 – Bob Lazar & Jeremy Corbell
Jun 20, 2019
Bob Lazar is a physicist who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and also on reverse engineering extraterrestrial technology at a site called S-4 near the Area 51 Groom Lake operating location.
Jeremy Corbell is a contemporary artist and documentary filmmaker. Watch the documentary “Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers” now streaming on Netflix.
OMG this is SO excellent! For years I did not know what to make of Bob due to the intense efforts against him. But this clears it all up for me. This to me is thrilling and I implore you to watch every minute of it.
Peace and be well.
Navy Pilot sees “dark mass” take torpedo……
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posted on Oct, 15 2019 @ 12:52 PM
Navy Pilot David Fravor claimed on Oct. 5th that a mystery “dark mass” emerged from the ocean and swallowed a torpedo whole. He also claims another Navy Pilot had something like this happen off the coast of Puerto Rico in the 1990’s.
He described what happened:
As they hoist the BQM [torpedo] up, he’s looking at this thing going, ‘What the hell is that?’ And then it just goes back down underwater. “Once they pull the kid and the BQM out of the water, this object descends back into the depths.” While the other pilot thought the incident was strange, indicating some skepticism, the same thing happened a few months later, Fravor claimed. “He’s out picking up a torpedo, they hook the diver up on the winch, and as they’re lowering him down, he sees this big mass,” Fravor said. “He goes, ‘It’s not a submarine,’ he’s seen submarines before, once you’ve seen a submarine you can’t confuse it with something else.” “This big object, kind of circular, is coming up from the depths and he starts screaming through the intercom system to tell them to pull the diver up, and the diver’s only a few feet from the water,” he added. “They reverse the winch and the diver’s thinking: ‘What the hell is going on?’ And all of a sudden he said the torpedo just got sucked down underwater, and the object just descended back down into the depths.”
Fravor said the torpedo was never recovered and was adamant the torpedo didn’t sink and was “sucked down.”
Fravor had an encounter with a ufo while with the USS Nimitz in 2004, and he described the object he saw as “something not from this world.”
Fravor said the object was flying around a patch of white water in the ocean below. “A white Tic Tac, about the same size as a Hornet, 40 feet long with no wings,” Fravor described. “Just hanging close to the water.” “As I get closer, as my nose is starting to pull back up, it accelerates and it’s gone,” he said. “Faster than I’d ever seen anything in my life. We turn around, say let’s go see what’s in the water and there’s nothing. Just blue water.” “I don’t think I was a nut-job as an officer in the Navy. I wasn’t drunk, I don’t do drugs. I got a good night’s rest, it was a clear day,” he said. “I think someone should have looked into it. Having talked to some of the other folks, it’s a big frustration that it’s coming out now and wasn’t discussed back in 2004.” While Fravor is often ridiculed for his theories, the U.S. Navy recently admitted that a series of UFO videos are real.
Fravor talks about this encounter at the 54:38 mark of the video:
Joe Rogan Experience #1361 – Cmdr. David Fravor & Jeremy Corbell
Oct 5, 2019
Commander David Fravor is a retired US Navy pilot, who has a close encounter in 2004 with the so-called Tic Tac UFO, and Jeremy Corbell is a contemporary artist and documentary filmmaker.
Note: on the last episode of the great show called “Contact” on Discovery and the Science Channel they talked about USOs, and it was presented in the last episode that the Navy actually has underwater listening posts stationed around the world to monitor for USOs.
Holy Cow! I would give anything to see this. I have felt for a long time after reading decades of sighting reports that there is some sort of lifeform of a highly advanced nature that is extant in the depths of our oceans. After all that data input it is pretty difficult to deny.
It is one of the most fascinating mysteries that I have encountered. May we someday see video and more information.
I say, nearly every time they go down they find something new. I love that so much.
Katy Elizabeth – ‘Champ Search’ Field Researcher – Arcane Radio
Oct 12, 2019
I welcome ‘Champ Search’ field researcher Katy Elizabeth to Arcane Radio. Katy is a world-leading authority on the Lake Champlain Monster. Katy has been studying the existence of Champ since a child and made her life long dream into reality when she had her own sighting and experiences of this elusive creature. It prompted her to start her own group called “Champ Search.” The group’s goal is to study, investigate, prove the existence and most importantly protect the unique animals that inhabit New York and Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain. Katy has been featured on The History Channel and the Discovery Channel and is the author of the book Water Horse Of Lake Champlain II. She is currently writing the next edition. Her website can be found at officialchampsearch.webs.com
This is an excellent show and you’ll learn a lot about the Champ animal and the environment in which it lives.
Koolasuchus – The Antarctic Amphibian That Ate Dinosaurs
Ben G Thomas
Sep 29, 2019
Prehistoric Australia was home to all sorts of strange creatures, including a giant carnivorous amphibian that may have fed on dinosaurs – Koolasuchus.
Sources: www.researchgate.net/publicat… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koolasu… scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzool… museumsvictoria.com.au/websit… museumsvictoria.com.au/websit… www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/s… web.archive.org/web/200802200…
Now, that’s one hell of a salamander, alright!
When Whales Ate Sloths
Ben G Thomas
Jun 16, 2019
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I think that, for us, it is a fine thing that the whales grew themselves out of this phase. That is way too many massive teeth aimed at biting your body.
The Yi Qi
Art by Emily A. Willoughby
Yi qi – May 2015
Medium: Gouache & digital composite Time taken: 20 hours Published in: Wikipedia High resolution: Purchase print
2-day gouache painting of Yi qi, the bizarre new membrane-winged scansoriopterygid. I wanted to see what the membrane would look like attaching further down on the body than in nearly every depiction I’ve seen so far, which show it attaching on the flank or at the armpit. I can’t get behind a leg-attachment point for this critter; it makes more sense to me that a long-legged animal would want its legs free and flexible. If a sprawling mobile hip-joint can be established for scansors, I’d potentially change my stance on that. Anyway, here’s a semi-new interpretation amidst a flood of recent restorations.
I’m definitely not convinced of powered flight for this critter, so here it is in an extended leap onto a log in pursuit of a Tiaojishan archisargid fly, Calosarugus.
Awesome! Loving it. =D
The clouds of Venus in infrared
Something yoy don’t see everyday.
This, folks, is an exceptionally exciting image.
It was captured by my friend, full-time cryptozoologist Katy Elizabeth, on the sonar unit in her research vessel “Kelpie.”
That shape is undeniably suggestive of an aquatic animal. It’s rather sizeable, as well. It is, after all is said and done, a mighty fine shape to these old eyes.
I am sure there will be more of these. It is terribly unfortunate for our collective, vision-based minds that the waters of Lake Champlain are murky with dense plant life, as it makes photography a serious challenge.
I am digging the apparent resolution on her sonar gizmo, though. It is mighty good.
Visit Champ Search, eh.
The photography issue is a cultural “big one,” for some, but it’s just going to have to be … we shall proceed like modern astronomers … who use wacky wavelengths, occultations and spectrometrics to capture their prey … hey, man, we can watch our prey up close in real time, eh, what! Ha! Haha!
In a measurement taken on Wednesday, NASA’s Curiosity rover discovered startlingly high amounts of methane in the Martian air, a gas that on Earth is usually produced by living things. The data arrived back on Earth on Thursday, and by Friday, scientists working on the mission were excitedly discussing the news, which has not yet been announced by NASA.
Methane has been detected by multiple craft on or at Mars multiple times. The speculation is it could be coming from life under the Martian soil, volcanoes or the rover itself. Methane does not last long in the atmosphere, so any that is detected has been released into the atmosphere relatively recently.
This is pretty old now, June 22, eh, but it was apparently a big one and noteworthily so.
All I know is that I am really digging the phrase, “startlingly high amounts.” Startling! Yes, sirree, I like that a lot.
Solar system wonderment…!
Some sort of a heat wave warms the rings of Uranus, even though the planet orbits far away from the sun.
New heat images of the planet, obtained by two telescopes in Chile, reveal the temperature of the rings for the first time: minus 320 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 195 degrees Celsius), or the boiling temperature of liquid nitrogen.
While that sounds cold by Earthly standards, consider that most of space is much colder, approaching a temperature at which atoms stop moving. This point is called absolute zero, which is roughly minus 460 F (minus 273 C).
The scientists who captured the new images said they aren’t sure what’s causing the relative warmth. But the weird temperature proves that the brightest and densest ring at Uranus (also known as the epsilon ring) is very different from other ring systems in our solar system.
This is way cool and rather shocking. At least to me. I would think the rings would be colder, but, like humanity, what do I know? Ha! Napundivricuala, that’s what!
Here are some nasty great bigguns you probably wouldn’t want to encounter.
Unless, of course, you are into being someone’s meal for the night.
Knight of Ni
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posted on Aug, 30 2019 @ 02:57 PM
China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover is currently exploring the Far Side of the Moon , all was going as expected until on July 28th when preparing to power the rover down one of the Chang’e-4 team noticed something peculiar , a different coloured area in a crater.
The team decided to change their plan and drive over to the area to investigate , they discovered an unusually coloured “substance” in the crater.
The drive team, excited by the discovery, called in their lunar scientists. Together, the teams decided to postpone Yutu-2’s plans to continue west and instead ordered the rover to check out the strange material
With the help of obstacle-avoidance cameras, Yutu-2 carefully approached the crater and then targeted the unusually colored material and its surroundings. The rover examined both areas with its Visible and Near-Infrared Spectrometer (VNIS), which detects light that is scattered or reflected off materials to reveal their makeup.
So far, mission scientists haven’t offered any indication as to the nature of the colored substance and have said only that it is “gel-like” and has an “unusual color.” One possible explanation, outside researchers suggested, is that the substance is melt glass created from meteorites striking the surface of the moon.
Anyone remember the film “The Blob” ?
edit on 30-8-2019 by gortex because: (no reason given)
life is postponed for the future
one is educated to live in the future and not to live in today….Live in the present.
Even though I can’t really see what they’re talking about in this particular photo.
Does “gel-like” mean something got lost in translation, or, does it mean just what it says?
And if it does mean gel-like… then, whoa!
NASA Will Fly Quadcopter On Saturn’s Largest Moon Looking For Signs Of Life
The quadcopter will be looking for prebiotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth. Dragonfly will be the first time NASA operates a multi-rotor vehicle for space exploration on another planet; it is classified as rotorcraft, has eight rotors and flies like a drone. Flying will be difficult and will use a lot of energy. This is because of Titan’s atmosphere is four times thicker than Earth’s.
Sometime in 2034, Dragonfly will land at the equatorial “Shangri-La” dune fields, which are similar to dunes in Namibia in southern Africa. For the next three years, Dragonfly will leapfrog around the moon, 5 miles at a time. At the end of its mission, it will reach the Selk impact crater, where there could be evidence of water and possible life.
I expect they want a safe landing spot thus what they are calling a desert is their first drop off point?
NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for the building blocks of life, the Dragonfly mission will fly multiple sorties to sample and examine sites around Saturn’s icy moon.
Dragonfly will launch in 2026 and arrive in 2034. The rotorcraft will fly to dozens of promising locations on Titan looking for prebiotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth. Dragonfly marks the first time NASA will fly a multi-rotor vehicle for science on another planet; it has eight rotors and flies like a large drone. It will take advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere – four times denser than Earth’s – to become the first vehicle ever to fly its entire science payload to new places for repeatable and targeted access to surface materials.
Titan is an analog to the very early Earth, and can provide clues to how life may have arisen on our planet. During its 2.7-year baseline mission, Dragonfly will explore diverse environments from organic dunes to the floor of an impact crater where liquid water and complex organic materials key to life once existed together for possibly tens of thousands of years. Its instruments will study how far prebiotic chemistry may have progressed. They also will investigate the moon’s atmospheric and surface properties and its subsurface ocean and liquid reservoirs. Additionally, instruments will search for chemical evidence of past or extant life.
“With the Dragonfly mission, NASA will once again do what no one else can do,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
NASA Announces DragonFly Mission to Titan
Published on Jun 27, 2019
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I bet you we see creatures!
NASA’s Alien Anomalies caught on film – A compilation of stunning UFO footage from NASA’s archives
Published on Mar 24, 2009
This compilation includes many of my favorite NASA UFO encounters/sightings that I have archived over the years. All of these examples (with the exception of the second-to-last one) were captured on film by NASA astronauts or Russian Cosmonauts over the past half-century – showing many amazing examples from different eras – Gemini, Apollo, Apollo/Soyuz Test Project, Skylab, STS, the ISS, plus a couple Russian-source additions from their unmanned Zond and Mir Space Station programs as well thrown in to round things out.
The second last example is the only one in the compilation that features footage that was not taken in space and is not official-source (NASA or Soviet/Russian Space Agency). That clip shows an LTP (Lunar Transient Phenomenon) event captured through a camera connected to the eyepiece of a terrestrial-based telescope that luckily was being focused on the Moon at the time. In this case, the LTP manifests as an object transiting across the face of the lunar disc. Many thanks to amateur astronomer Alberto Mayer of Italy for doing a wonderful job of filming this stunning event (and for stacking the footage for us all to see).
While the examples you will see here captured on film can all be “officially” classified as “unidentified” objects, that absolutely does NOT mean that NASA, the DoD, and certain elements within the scientific community worldwide are completely in the dark as to what these things you are seeing are. Make no mistake: The Powers That Be are indeed aware of far more about our mysterious Universe than they are ever willing to admit to us. We, the plebeian masses of this planet, are being held in a state of enforced ignorance, deemed not worthy of knowing the full truth by those who are REALLY “running the show” down here on Earth. As this video shows over and over again however, there are indeed snippets of that amazing truth that have been left scattered about the official government archives over the decades, there for us to find so we may begin to educate ourselves about what is the most monumental coverup in human history – where the only thing more incredible than the lies is the truth!
Also, be sure to check out Jose Escamilla’s new motion picture documentary “MOON RISING,” where we go into much further depth about what is, without exaggeration, the most monumental coverup in human history. You have NO idea what you have been missing!
Luna! Great guy! We were buds years back, but I said stuff abot José, so, it faded out. I’ve put his Alien in quotes, because, well, that’s a jump, but, still, some of them certainly do make one wonder. Several of these have been sorted in he intervening years, like the Zond image, but most of them have not.
All good stuff assembled with a passion.
These are among my favorite photographs of all time. I loved them years ago and they still command my awe and wonder.
Here they are now, from the archives of the wonderful Soviet Moon Images website, still up after all these years:
On December 24, 1966, Luna-13 made the second Soviet landing on the Moon. It transmitted 5 cycloramas over a period of several days (note shadows becoming less elongated).
These are huge so click em to see them full size. In the past, due to my senior moments I have referred to these images as being from the Lunakhod mission(s), but they are not, they are from Luna, which took place well before Lunakhod. So embarrassing.
Once we finally get up there again, I would urge those lucky enough to be there to inspect this site. It will be profound … of this I am certain and I just feel it in my bones.
My question remains the same, however. What are these things. I have, in the past, spent many hours repeatedly looking over the exploded drawings of and the engineering plans for this craft. The result of all that looking was and remains that the objects of interest that appear in these images are simply not parts of the Luna-13 spacecraft. Seriously. They are not.
Let this sink in.
Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes
Published on Jul 31, 2009
Elaine Morgan is a tenacious proponent of the aquatic ape hypothesis: the idea that humans evolved from primate ancestors who dwelt in watery habitats. Hear her spirited defense of the idea — and her theory on why mainstream science doesn’t take it seriously.
OMG I’m in love with this lady!
I, too, am a supporter of the aquatic apes in our history, you see.
Furthermore, I support the existence of an aquatic species who split off and started when we did. This species is still around today. Possibly having something to do with the ubiquitous USOs.
Dig it. They’re out there!
A Field Guide to Shells and Lifeforms on Mars, part 1
Published on Oct 23, 2015
This is a video by Tim Beech, the owner of the now 22 year old Life On Mars website established in 1997 as The Peculiar Rocks of Mars. There’s only a single video on his YouTube channel, this one, so it looks like the series he speaks of never happened.
Maybe Tim just got disillusioned in his quest? These things are unknown. But this video has mighty few views for being up for four years.
I think the similarity in pattern and shape is quite interesting, but they could actually be just rocks in odd lighting… So many minerals form perfect geometric shapes here at home, so minerals would on Mars, too. Although these examples are not rigidly similar at all, some are rounded and well, it could be something. So there.
Yes… the more I think about it the minerals are out, (noting that rocks are lumps of minerals), but although “I Want To Believe,” it might be that while it’s certainly plausible, it is certainly not probable.
The movement clip (see sidebar) that Tim discovered does still intrigue me, though. The resolution he was working with for all of these shown here is just barely adequate for pleasant viewing, let alone analysis, so, yeah, illusion and pareidolia abound. Having said that, however, note that a few of them are still — of interest. And we mustn’t forget the myriad of fantastic “rocks” that our modern rovers have happened upon. And driven past.
Hey, here’s a link to Tim’s Martian Lifeforms forum. Not a lot there, though.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has traveled a total of 13 miles (21 kilometers) and ascended 1,207 feet (368 meters) to its current location. Along the way, Curiosity discovered Mars had the conditions to support microbial life in the ancient past, among other things.
And the rover is far from done, having just drilled its 22nd sample from the Martian surface. It has a few more years before its nuclear power system degrades enough to significantly limit operations. After that, careful budgeting of its power will allow the rover to keep studying the Red Planet.
Curiosity is now halfway through a region scientists call the “clay-bearing unit” on the side of Mount Sharp, inside of Gale Crater. Billions of years ago, there were streams and lakes within the crater. Water altered the sediment deposited within the lakes, leaving behind lots of clay minerals in the region. That clay signal was first detected from space by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) a few years before Curiosity launched.
“This area is one of the reasons we came to Gale Crater,” said Kristen Bennett of the U.S. Geological Survey, one of the co-leads for Curiosity’s clay-unit campaign. “We’ve been studying orbiter images of this area for 10 years, and we’re finally able to take a look up close.”
Rock samples that the rover has drilled here have revealed the highest amounts of clay minerals found during the mission. But Curiosity has detected similarly high amounts of clay on other parts of Mount Sharp, including in areas where MRO didn’t detect clay. That’s led scientists to wonder what is causing the findings from orbit and the surface to differ.
The science team is thinking through possible reasons as to why the clay minerals here stood out to MRO. The rover encountered a “parking lot full of gravel and pebbles” when it first entered the area, said the campaign’s other co-lead, Valerie Fox of Caltech. One idea is that the pebbles are the key: Although the individual pebbles are too small for MRO to see, they may collectively appear to the orbiter as a single clay signal scattered across the area. Dust also settles more readily over flat rocks than it does over the pebbles; that same dust can obscure the signals seen from space. The pebbles were too small for Curiosity to drill into, so the science team is looking for other clues to solve this puzzle.
Curiosity exited the pebble parking lot back in June and started to encounter more complex geologic features. It stopped to take a 360-degree panorama at an outcrop called “Teal Ridge.” More recently, it took detailed images of “Strathdon,” a rock made of dozens of sediment layers that have hardened into a brittle, wavy heap. Unlike the thin, flat layers associated with lake sediments Curiosity has studied, the wavy layers in these features suggest a more dynamic environment. Wind, flowing water or both could have shaped this area.
Both Teal Ridge and Strathdon represent changes in the landscape. “We’re seeing an evolution in the ancient lake environment recorded in these rocks,” said Fox. “It wasn’t just a static lake. It’s helping us move from a simplistic view of Mars going from wet to dry. Instead of a linear process, the history of water was more complicated.”
Curiosity is discovering a richer, more complex story behind the water on Mount Sharp – a process Fox likened to finally being able to read the paragraphs in a book – a dense book, with pages torn out, but a fascinating tale to piece together.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leads the Mars Science Laboratory mission that includes Curiosity.
For more about NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover mission, visit:
The rovers thrill me no end.
Having grown up with space exploration always in the news, sometimes in the most exciting of ways, any such efforts are almost Holy, being that exploration is in our blood and in our genes, it’s kind of an inevitable given.
I hope it goes on until we land folks there so it can record it.
This is an official US government illustration from back in the day, the 40s and 50s, for a reactor on the moon to power a military moon base.
There is some evidence, much of it discovered by the late, great Ron Schmidt, a.k.a. zorgon, that there may actually be one or more of these on the moon as I type this. No, really, there is. It would be buried, though, in reality, for protection from meteorites, both micro and not. For me, a lot of little loose ends would finally get tied.
I find this case to be absolutely fascinating and just had to share it with thee and thine and with thy mind. Yup, it’s neat.
[Please do view these videos in full screen.]
Props to our shawmanfromny for finding this. I doubt I would have known of it if he hadn’t.
First, his report…
Luminous UAP Captured On The Moon’s Surface On July 24
A Spirit In A Flesh Suit
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I just saw an interesting YouTube video clip on reddit and decided to check out the original source.
The edited clip, posted on reddit here, was credited to UFOvni2012, a YouTube channel that posts videos on astronomy and astrophotography. This person also posts a lot of photos and video clips of anomalies on the Moon’s surface, that he claims are either “alien structures,” or “alien craft.” I checked out a few of those videos and I think he overreaches on his conclusions concerning these anomalies…probably for views. However, he does have some interesting clips of orbs/UAPs that appear on the Moon’s surface.
This particular object, suddenly appears over the Moon’s surface. At first, I thought that it was just some sort of luminous gas exhaust from an underground vent, but then, the UAP does appear to move. If this object was just a capture of a satellite in Earth’s orbit, or of a bird in flight at night, it wouldn’t appear to be stationary. Instead, it would be seen as a small, dark object that’s moving in front of the Moon’s field of view, like what’s shown in the following clips:
However, this object is luminous and at first remains static, before it starts to move. Here’s a screen shot of the object from the original video clip. In the upper right is a superimposed close up.
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Video clip that I watched on reddit, which was edited from the original source I posted above:
Activity on the Moon 4K – 2019
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
Published on Jul 25, 2019
Flashes on the moon: phys.org/news/2019-05-moon.html www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/news-…
Weird Flashes Keep Appearing on the Moon and Scientists Don’t Know Why: futurism.com/the-byte/flashes…
What causes flashes on the moon? earthsky.org/astronomy-essent…
What are those mysterious flashes on the moon? eu.usatoday.com/story/news/na…
FBI Memo: vault.fbi.gov/hottel_guy/Guy%…
General Twining Letter: www.nicap.org/twining_letter_d…
declassified USAFE 14 doc: www.nicap.org/docs/481104usafe…
paper – physical evidence: t.co/Lo5ZJRbKAX
UK Files: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos/
UK Reports: www.gov.uk/government/publica…
French Files: archive.org/details/FrenchUFO…
Spain Files: bibliotecavirtualdefensa.es/BV…
Canada Files: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/d…
Australian Files: www.naa.gov.au/collection/a-z/…
Brazil Files: archive.org/details/Brazilian…
Denmark Files archive.org/details/DanishUFO…
New Zealand Files: archive.org/details/NewZealan…
200 cases in Spain and Portugal: cufos.org/books/Catalogue_of_2…
Cases involving vehicle interference: www.cufos.org/books/UFO_REPORT…
The Hynek Ufo Report: www.cufos.org/books/The_Hynek_…
Cases with Physical Traces: www.cufos.org/books/Physical_T…
A Study on secondary Effects: www.cufos.org/books/A_Study_of…
CIA Remote viewing Mars: www.cia.gov/library/readingro…
If you are an experiencer I would love to hear your story! UAP1949@protonmail.com
This has really put a tight grip on my grey matter.
Having said that, I am referring to the object featured out in the second video and referenced with timestamps in the first. I am not supporting the so-called “alien structures” in any way, shape or form. Silliness, to the max. There is no resolution available yo support those claims and there are, of course, hi-res photos of the area available from NASA from various missions and craft. And no one has said a word.
It just appears, as if by wizardry. Or, rather, it’s luminosity just appears, as if, to get all anthropomorphic, it just got “turned on.” And then… it just sits there. For a good, long while. This is not the behavior of the latest hoax project of some basement dwelling kid. The flickering it displays is a bit odd to my neurons, but not awfully so. Can’t think of a good cause for it except sputtering exhaust. There are, actually, comments that it might be gas escaping and somehow being excited into luminosity, which is quite plausible.
But, it stays coherent and…
… it starts to move!
In a way that gas venting from the surface is not going to be able to do, in reference to the subsequent path that’s taken by the light.
Still flickering, it travels at a moderate pace in a reasonably straight line at what appears to be level flight, in front of the little crater it first appeared next to, following along what looks like a ridge line. It then stops and seems to “shut off.”
Regarding the shutting down of the flickering light, note that in the big inset in the top video, which is (said to be the original), I note what seems to be non-luminous “roiling,” of the surface, or the object, between 4:38 and 4:59.
I dearly wish that the resolution was much higher. Even with a 4K sensor, there just aren’t enough pixels on duty in this tiny section of the frame. Everything is just a blur. Ha! Like the old days! But these shots wouldn’t have been possible not that long ago. Perhaps a more powerful eyepiece for his video camera to peer through. Then again, big scopes are big money. Hey, 8K will be the norm soon.
Tell me, what do you think of this? Please leave a comment, as I would love to know your thoughts on this.
The full frame from NASA.
And now, from:
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Just thought I’d throw this in here, rather than my “interesting rocks” thread, since it doesn’t really have to do with rocks. Anyway, here’s a .gif made with some Curiosity Right Navcam images taken 13 seconds apart. Unfortunately, it appears that the Left Navcam apparently wasn’t taking pictures at the time. I guess they don’t do that all the time anymore. Anyway, it’s like that bright spot that showed up on one of the images a few weeks back, except that it’s black and kind of looks like one of those “tic-tac” deals that are so popular these days.
Aerial anomalies on Mars are a treat for me.
This one, of course, since it’s only on one frame from one camera, could be the old cosmic ray strike and that’s been trotted out for it. Of course.
But, then again, it doesn’t really look like a cosmic ray strike, so… who knows what it is?
Naturally, my preference is a device of some sort. Or, even better, a critter! Now, that’s unlikely!
Which leads all the way back to my yoot, when a glowing orange aerial anomaly first triggered my deep interest in all things Forteana.
I love this stuff…
And, again, as noted, it really doesn’t look like a cosmic ray strike. Just look at that shape. Ya dig? Seriously, now.
Science Newsfrom research organizations
Bird three times larger than ostrich discovered in Crimean cave
First evidence that giant ostrich-like birds once roamed Europe
Date: June 26, 2019
Source: Taylor & Francis Group
Summary: A surprise discovery in a Crimean cave suggests that early Europeans lived alongside some of the largest ever known birds, according to new research published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
A surprise discovery in a Crimean cave suggests that early Europeans lived alongside some of the largest ever known birds, according to new research published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
It was previously thought that such gigantism in birds only ever existed on the islands of Madagascar and New Zealand as well as Australia. The newly-discovered specimen, discovered in the Taurida Cave on the northern coast of the Black Sea, suggests a bird as giant as the Madagascan elephant bird or New Zealand moa. It may have been a source of meat, bones, feathers and eggshell for early humans.
“When I first felt the weight of the bird whose thigh bone I was holding in my hand, I thought it must be a Malagasy elephant bird fossil because no birds of this size have ever been reported from Europe. However, the structure of the bone unexpectedly told a different story,” says lead author Dr Nikita Zelenkov from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“We don’t have enough data yet to say whether it was most closely related to ostriches or to other birds, but we estimate it weighed about 450kg. This formidable weight is nearly double the largest moa, three times the largest living bird, the common ostrich, and nearly as much as an adult polar bear.”
It is the first time a bird of such size has been reported from anywhere in the northern hemisphere. Although the species was previously known, no one ever tried to calculate the size of this animal. The flightless bird, attributed to the species Pachystruthio dmanisensis, was probably at least 3.5 metres tall and would have towered above early humans. It may have been flightless but it was also fast.
While elephant birds were hampered by their great size when it came to speed, the femur of the current bird was relatively long and slim, suggesting it was a better runner. The femur is comparable to modern ostriches as well as smaller species of moa and terror birds. Speed may have been essential to the bird’s survival. Alongside its bones, palaeontologists found fossils of highly-specialised, massive carnivores from the Ice Age. They included giant cheetah, giant hyenas and sabre-toothed cats, which were able to prey on mammoths.
Other fossils discovered alongside the specimen, such as bison, help date it to 1.5 to 2 million years ago. A similar range of fossils was discovered at an archaeological site in the town of Dmanisi in Georgia, the oldest hominin site outside Africa. Although previously neglected by science, this suggests the giant bird may have been typical of the animals found at the time when the first hominins arrived in Europe. The authors suggest it reached the Black Sea region via the Southern Caucasus and Turkey.
The body mass of the bird was reconstructed using calculations from several formulae, based on measurements from the femur bone. Applying these formulae, the body mass of the bird was estimated to be around 450kg. Such gigantism may have originally evolved in response to the environment, which was increasingly arid as the Pleistocene epoch approached. Animals with a larger body mass have lower metabolic demands and can therefore make use of less nutritious food growing in open steppes.
“The Taurida cave network was only discovered last summer when a new motorway was being built. Last year, mammoth remains were unearthed and there may be much more to that the site will teach us about Europe’s distant past,” says Zelenkov.
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- Nikita V. Zelenkov, Alexander V. Lavrov, Dmitry B. Startsev, Innessa A. Vislobokova, Alexey V. Lopatin. A giant early Pleistocene bird from eastern Europe: unexpected component of terrestrial faunas at the time of early Homo arrival. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2019; e1605521 DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2019.1605521
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Taylor & Francis Group. “Bird three times larger than ostrich discovered in Crimean cave: First evidence that giant ostrich-like birds once roamed Europe.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 June 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190626200313.htm>.
This is FABULOUS news! Huge birds are so awesome! And so dangerous!
I got turned onto this by a post by Corinna somewhere at the Centre for Fortean Zoology, facebook, maybe, which I cannot find the link for. So Frustrating.
Hey, hey, it’s the Bunny!
GIF courtesy of the inimitable ArMaP.
One of the first up-close anomalies ever received from Mars — and to this day one of the most intriguing. NASA says it’s nowt more than a bit if cloth from the landing balloons just passing through in the breeze. Yeah. Right.
I have always maintained that that attempt was just beyond ludicrous, a modern day ‘swamp gas’ salute. Only one of the appendages moves with said ’breeze.’ It simply doesn’t add up. Let’s just say that I would be even more surprised to learn that it was a piece of the airbag than if it was a living creature.