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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.

NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life

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.

Flatulence!

It’s flatulence!

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.

 

 

Whoa!

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).

Mysterious Glow Warms Rings of Uranus

A composite image of the atmosphere and rings of Uranus seen in thermal emission.

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.

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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!

 

 

weird crater filling far side china

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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.
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Anyone remember the film “The Blob” ?

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life is postponed for the future
one is educated to live in the future and not to live in today….Live in the present.
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I’m excited.

Even though I can’t really see what they’re talking about in this particular photo.

Gel-like?! Really?!

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!

Fascinating stuff.

 

 

dragonflyI can’t wait to see the results of this mission on my screen! It’s gonna be good! Long time to wait, though, eh.

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?
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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

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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

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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!

MoonRising-TheMovie.com

Cheers!

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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:

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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).

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Panorama 1

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Panorama 2

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Panorama 3

C_Luna13_4

Panorama 4

C_Luna13_5

Panorama 5

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.

 

 

galileo

A fan restored this full-size prop with mad love and devotion and it came out so well, the gleaming shuttlecraft was donated to NASA.

Sweet.

 

 

A Field Guide to Shells and Lifeforms on Mars, part 1

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Published on Oct 23, 2015

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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.

Be well.

 

 

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New Finds for Mars Rover, Seven Years After Landing

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:

mars.nasa.gov/msl/

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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.

 

 

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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.
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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

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posted on Jul, 25 2019 @ 02:48 PM

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:

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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

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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…
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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.

Anyway…

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.”

But…

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.

Exceptionally intriguing.

Tell me, what do you think of this? Please leave a comment, as I would love to know your thoughts on this.

 

 

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The full frame from NASA.

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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.

mars.jpl.nasa.gov…

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Crop!

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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.

Dig it.

 

 

the Bunny

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.

 

 

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Astronauts David Scott, Neil Armstrong and Roger Chaffee with Geologist Joel Watkins during training in New Mexico in June, 1964.

Via historium

I wonder if they felt overflowing emotion regarding the amazing mission that they were about to embark on. I bet they did, but their training and professionalism made it easy to get past.