Saturday, November 28, 2009

UFOs vs The Government (History Channel)

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Evidence of life on Mars lurks beneath surface of meteorite,
NASA experts claim

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NASA scientists have produced the most compelling evidence yet that bacterial life exists on Mars.

It showed that microscopic worm-like structures found in a Martian meteorite that hit the Earth 13,000 years ago are almost certainly fossilised bacteria. The so-called bio-morphs are embedded beneath the surface layers of the rock, suggesting that they were already present when the meteorite arrived, rather than being the result of subsequent contamination by Earthly bacteria.

“This is very strong evidence of life on Mars,” said David Mackay, a senior scientist at the Nasa Johnson Space Centre , who was part of the team of scientists that originally investigated the meteorite when it was discovered in 1984.

In a 1996 study of the sample, Dr Mackay and others argued that the microfossils were evidence of life, but sceptics dismissed the claims, saying that similar-shaped structures might not be biological. The new analyses, the product of high resolution electron microscopy, make a strong case for the Allan Hills 84001 Meteorite having carried Martian life to Earth. The microscopes were focused on tiny magnetite crystals present in the surface layers of the meteorite, which have the form of simple bacteria. Some argued that these could be the result of a carbonate breaking down in the heat of the impact.

The new analyses show that this is very unlikely to have resulted in the kinds of structures seen in the rock. Close examination suggested that about 25 per cent of the crystal structures were chemically consistent with being formed from bacteria.

“We feel vindicated. We’ve shown the alternate explanation is absolutely incorrect, leading us back to our original position that these structures are formed by bacteria on Mars,” Dr Mackay said.

Dennis Bazylinski, an astrobiologist from the University of Nevada who peer-reviewed the findings, said: “Until now I was on the fence but this paper has really thrown out the non-biological explanation.” However, he added that the study was not a “smoking gun” for life on Mars. “One meteorite is never going to answer such a complex question,” he said.

According to scientists, the meteorite was broken off the surface of Mars by the impact of an asteroid, and reached Earth after floating through space for about 16 million years. It landed in Allan Hills in Antarctica. Scientists were able to trace the meteorite back to Mars, as its chemical composition matched the relative proportions of various gases measured in observations of the atmosphere of Mars made by the Viking spacecraft in the 1970s.

The meteorite also preserves evidence of liquid water on Mars, suggesting that the planet may have had more suitable conditions for life to develop in the past. The investigation was published in the November issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, the journal of the Geochemical and Meteoritic Society. Nasa is expected to announce the findings formally on Monday.

The team has also been studying two other Martian meteorites — Nakhla, which landed in Egypt in 1911, and Yamato 593, which was found by a Japanese expedition to Antarctica. In research due to be published shortly, the scientists claim that both of these fossils also show evidence of microbial life.

Bill Clinton, then the US President, said of the research in 1997: “It speaks of the possibility of life. If this discovery is confirmed, it will surely be one of the most stunning insights into our Universe that science has ever uncovered. Its implications are as far-reaching and awe-inspiring as can be imagined.”
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NASA/ESA HUBBLE FINDS FIRST ORGANIC MOLECULE ON
"EXTRASOLAR" PLANET (HD 189733b)

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Dumbbell Nebula and environs
Just 0.3° due east of the familiar Dumbbell Nebula, M27 in Vulpecula, shines the 7.7-magnitude star HD 189733 with a very hot Jupiter in close orbit around it. Binoculars are all you need to see the star, a pale orange K dwarf 63 light-years away. The star is at right ascension 20h 00.7m, declination +22° 43' (2000.0 coordinates). This view is 0.9° wide; click on the image for a view 1.3° wide. North is up, east is left.
Photo by Akira Fujii.
The European planet-hunting team founded by Michel Mayor (Geneva Observatory, Switzerland) has just announced a new extrasolar planet that crosses the face of its host star — the ninth transiting exoplanet found to date. But this planet is special. The planet, which orbits the 7.7-magnitude type-K star HD 189733 in Vulpecula, offers professional astronomers their best prospects for studying an exoplanet's atmosphere and temperature. It also gives amateurs their easiest opportunity to detect a world orbiting another star. Moreover, the host star is located just 0.3° from the Dumbbell Nebula (M27), ideally positioned for Northern Hemisphere observers during early evening this season.
Using the 1.9-meter telescope at the Haute-Provence Observatory in France, Mayor's group used the radial-velocity method to discover the planet's gravitational tug on its host star. These observations not only revealed the planet, they also indicated that the planet periodically blocks some of the star's light. Follow-up observations with Haute-Provence's 1.2-meter telescope confirmed the transits (which last 2 hours) and the fact that the star's brightness drops by a whopping 3 percent (0.03 magnitude) every time the planet crosses the star's disk. These are the deepest exoplanet transits yet seen.

HD 189733 transits its star
An artist depicts the newly discovered planet transiting its host star, HD 189733. The planet's diameter is about 17 percent of the star's, meaning it blocks about 3 percent of the star's light during transits.
S&T illustration by Gregg Dinderman.
The combined radial-velocity and transit observations have yielded the planet's mass (1.15 Jupiters), diameter (1.26 Jupiters), orbital period (2.219 days), distance from its host star (0.0313 Earth's distance from the Sun), and density (0.75 gram per cubic centimeter, confirming that it is a bloated gas giant). Lead author François Bouchy (Marseille Astrophysics Laboratory, France) and his colleagues report these findings in a paper submitted to Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Based on the host star's temperature and the 0.0313-astronomical-unit separation, the planet's temperature must be several hundred degrees Celsius. This places it in the class of "very hot Jupiters" — Jupiter-mass planets that orbit their host stars in less than 3 days. With its high temperature, it's almost inconceivable that any life exists on this planet or any moons it might have.
"This planet is absolutely phenomenal for follow-up observations," says David Charbonneau (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), who has used the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to detect the atmospheres and measure the temperatures of several other transiting exoplanets. Charbonneau's Harvard colleague Scott Gaudi adds, "This planet is going to be a gold mine for learning about planets through follow-up observations."
Researchers are ecstatic about the HD 189733 planet (HD 189733b) for several reasons. First, its incredibly tight orbit means transits occur frequently. Second, the 3 percent brightness decrease (due to the planet's relatively large size with respect to the star) makes transits easy to detect. Third, the star is bright, being only 63 light-years from Earth, which means astronomers can achieve a high signal-to-noise ratio in their observations. Fourth, the planet's high temperature guarantees that Spitzer can detect its heat emission, as the telescope has previously done for the transiting exoplanets HD 209458b and TrES-1.
Thanks to these favorable conditions, research won't be limited to professional astronomers. The star itself is so bright that it can be seen with just a pair of binoculars. Amateur astronomers and students using small telescopes equipped with CCDs will easily be able to measure the 3 percent drop in brightness caused by the transits. "Heck, this transit is so deep some of our most experienced visual observers could do it!" claims Aaron Price of the American Association of Variable Star Observers.

Gregory P. Laughlin (University of California, Santa Cruz), a cofounder of Transitsearch.org, has added HD 189733 to his observing list. Transitsearch.org organizes worldwide amateur observing campaigns to catch transiting exoplanets. The next transit occurs at 1:53 UT, October 8th, which is best suited for eastern North America observers. By tracking any slight irregularities in the timing of future transits, professionals and amateurs could detect the gravitational presence of additional planets in the system, including planets with masses as low as Earth's.
"It will be very interesting to get high-quality amateur photometry for additional radius estimates, since like HD 209458b, the HD 189733 planet is clearly larger than predicted by standard models," says Laughlin. "Since high-end amateur setups are reliably observing the HD 149026b transit, whose depth is close to 10 times shallower than the HD 189733 transit, I think we can expect to see some awesome light curves of the transit." Laughlin also notes that amateur observations will reveal whether the star is marred by starspots.
More information about the planet and the discovery team can be found in the Haute-Provence press release.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Radio Station "RELAX Channel"

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Finding Harmony with Feng Shui

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Chakra Meditation Complete Balancing & Healing Session

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Life After Life


Life After Life - The most amazing bloopers are here
What happens after death ?How we get another birth (rebirth)? What is the process in between death and rebirth ?What are the charecteristics of Soul after death? This mysterious story is explained in this video with ultra motion 3D Graphics. Very Very Interesting Video, everyone must watch it.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

UFO - Evidence - Philip Corso & The Day After Roswell (History Channel)

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UFOs In The Bible

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The Antichrist

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lost Treasures of Tibet

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Cracking the Maya Code

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Nostradamus: 2012(History Channel)


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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Secret Societies (History Channel)

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Communism - The History of an Illusion (History Channel)

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Life After People (History Channel)

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2020 year - The Future of Mobile Media and Communication


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Underground Alien Bases - Phil Schneider's Story (RIP)

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Microsoft Look Ahead to 2019: video concepts

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Galactic Suite Space Hotel To Open in 2012


It may sound a little Dr. Evil, or just plain far-fetched, but as of now, the Galactic Suite space hotel is a go for 2012. Barcelona-based architect Xavier Claramunt is promising a three-night stay 300 miles in orbit to anyone with 3 million euros ($4.15 million). The package includes shuttle trips to and fro plus an 18-week training program on a Caribbean island. Details surrounding certain creature comforts and necessities are still being ironed out.


Galactic Suite


Lest you think Claramunt is just a lone wacko day dreamer, he has company. He claims to be backed by an unnamed US firm whose true intention is to colonize Mars, and thinks this would be a step in the right direction. Claramunt is also in talks with other financiers from Japan and the United Arab Emirates.
The 2012 configuration will be a three-bedroom "boutique hotel" with pods launched from individual rocket missions, then joined up in space. Claramunt says that the system is designed for modularity and expansion "based on the natural growth of a grapevine."
Though it is not clear exactly what intergalactic shuttle service Claramunt will be using, his concept artwork depicts a shuttle that may be related to SpaceShipOne, so the likely candidate is Virgin Galactic. You spacecraft fans may want to confirm that, or contribute your own analysis.
Claramunt told Reuters that while he believes there are 40,000 people on earth capable of enjoying his luxury offering, his team is still busy solving some problems.
During [their stay] guests would see the sun rise 15 times a day and use Velcro suits to crawl around their pod rooms by sticking themselves to the walls like Spiderman.
Reuters also explains that for showering, "guests will enter a spa room in which bubbles of water will float around." The final frontier is the toilet.
"It's the bathrooms in zero gravity that are the biggest challenge," says Claramunt. "How to accommodate the more intimate activities of the guests is not easy."
He did not elaborate, but one wonders if he is going to be asking the well-heeled guests how they feel about suction and drinking their own urine. The Galactic Suite press release says the space tourists will also take part in scientific experiments, but again, there is no elaboration. I'm thinking Barry White, Hennessy and the right chapters from Robert Heinlein's naughtier sci-fi, and experimentation will just happen, yo.
To make a reservation, send an e-mail to reservations@galacticsuite.com. (Seriously.)
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[Galactic Suite]
[Interview with Claramunt in Spanish]
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