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  1. Let me say that since this is The Chani Project, I think it only fair to start with the Chani entity's statements regarding China. All of those statements can be found in Neo's parts 1 and 3 found at the following link. Lots has been happening regarding China, which seems to determine the need for a specific thread, so hold on, as this is going to be long. I hope all will be ok with my swiping of info from other posts on Chani while trying to draw some sort of a picture. Presenting China. http://forums.thechaniproject.com/forum/7-the-chani-project/ 3/15/08 what cern but playing dark matter, things not good play fire get burning peoples use same eye shape, war china everywere snip 3/16/08 things happen b4 15 may u stay china brown cheat and go with putin and china then brown putin china war against japan tiwan poeple with same eye shape 9/23/08 snip helo sun not wite sun yelow now when sun become orange yor line time go 2 and 3 ok me say probability sun go orange 27 october yor line time when cern go proper china make big problem 4 yor leaders october 10 yor line time china know time of orange ok 10/3/08 snip me tel u be4 sun make change sun make some yeast go piosen sun make some milk go piosen like china melamin piosen from sun yor vitamen d go poisen with melamin stay out of strong sun til after cosmosonicboom ok 10/23/08 china did make big move october 10 me not always calculate rite me cee things hapen but me make mistake sometime when u wil cee it What do we know about China?: History of China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_China History of China http://www.chaos.umd.edu/history/toc.html The Chinese are Buying Land on Every Continent: The Chinese are Coming http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/chinese-are-coming/ What's Behind China Life Insurers Buying Up American Real Estate? http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/04/09/whats-behind-china-life-insurers-buying-up-american-real-estate/ They have Built Huge Cities in China that sit Empty: "Enough empty floor space to cover Madrid": so why are China's ghost cities still unoccupied? http://www.citymetric.com/skylines/enough-empty-floor-space-cover-madrid-so-why-are-chinas-ghost-cities-still-unoccupied-1180 China - Mining: Copper Glut Fades on Mine Cuts as China Buys Stockpiles http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-03/copper-glut-fades-on-mine-cuts-as-china-buys-stockpiles Coal mine keeps Australia sweet with China http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-letters/coal-mine-keeps-australia-sweet-with-china-20150709-gi8jdn.html China secures licence to explore for (rare earth) minerals in western Pacific seabed http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/china-secures-licence-to-explore-for-minerals-in-western-pacific-seabed-/ Another Week, Another Chinese Gold Mine http://dollarcollapse.com/gold/another-week-another-chinese-gold-mine/ China Disputes over Islands: China's Territorial Disputes http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/china/territorial-disputes/index.html China - BRICS - Finances: China is Driving the BRICS Train http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-07-20/china-is-driving-the-brics-train China in BRICS: A Threat to US Power? http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/china-in-brics-a-threat-to-us-power/ Gold Reserves and GDP: China is Playing Liar’s Poker https://www.goldbroker.com/news/gold-reserves-gdp-china-playing-liar-poker-823 China Strategy: Buy Precious Metals http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/china-buy-precious-metals.html Chinese Technology: History of science and technology in China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_science_and_technology_in_China Science and technology in China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_and_technology_in_China The Advanced Technology of Ancient China http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/ancientchina.htm China vs the World: Whose Technology Is It? https://hbr.org/2010/12/china-vs-the-world-whose-technology-is-it Facts about China: TECHNOLOGY, INTERNET & MEDIA http://www.china-mike.com/facts-about-china/facts-technology-internet-media/ Supercomputing in China: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercomputing_in_China National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Supercomputing_Center_of_Tianjin China - Space: China: The Next Space Super Power? http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2015/05/world/china-space/ China National Space Administration https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_National_Space_Administration Latest News About China's Space Program http://www.space.com/topics/latest-news-china-space-program/ China - Military: Behind the scenes: A secret Navy flight over China's military buildup http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/26/politics/south-china-sea-navy-surveillance-plane-jim-sciutto/ 8 reasons to worry about the Chinese military build-up in the South China Sea http://www.markmancapital.net/blog/2015/6/18/8-reasons-to-worry-about-the-chinese-military-build-up-in-the-south-china-sea China Military Strength http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=china China Japan Relations War - WW11: World War II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II Second Sino-Japanese War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Sino-Japanese_War Japanese invasion of Manchuria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Manchuria I wanted to give some information about the complexity that is China, on all fronts.
  2. Nasa finds (could have found) evidence of 'life on Mars': Curiosity rover picks up methane 'burps' that could be coming from alien organisms Dec. 16, 2014 Andrew Griffin Mars Curiosity rover picks up 'burps' of methane — which could be evidence of life on the planet "Evidence of life on Mars could have been found by Nasa's Curiosity Rover. Mysterious spikes of methane that cannot easily be explained by geology or other theories have been found by one of the instruments on the robot, which landed on the planet in 2012. Scientists can’t be sure what is causing the spikes, but it is possible that it could be very small, bacteria-like living organisms. If the gas is coming from living, breathing microbes then it would mark one of the biggest discoveries in history. On Earth, 95% of methane comes from microbial organisms. Scientists have said that the rover now has to test and re-test the possibility of life, ahead of a manned mission in 2020 that would look for the source of the methane." "Previous satellite observations have detected unusual plumes of methane on the planet, but none as extraordinary as the sudden "venting" measured at Gale Crater, where evidence suggests water once flowed billions of years ago. The laboratory onboard the rover has been sniffing methane in the atmosphere a dozen times in the last 12 months. In late 2013 and early 2014, the amount of methane flared up, and then receded. Other possible explanations include the Sun's rays degrading organic material that was left behind by meteors, Nasa scientists said at the press conference announcing the news. But that explanation still relies on the original material being deposited, they said." snip http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-finds-evidence-of-life-on-mars-9929510.html
  3. I know all of the regulars on the CHANI Forum are aware that this forum itself, came into being because of a special man known as Acolyte. We also know that we have been fortunate to have in our midst, others who have unique knowledge and talents we have all come to count on for specialized information about the world we live in. I don't have to name names, I'm sure. At this point, I want to personally thank each one of them for their individual input, and also all of you who help make this forum what it is. Yesterday, there were several posts made, all on different threads, by different members I happen to think they all connect, and quite possibly connect to older threads as well. They all have to do with different subjects, but seem to be painting one big picture. I will start here>>>>>> December 12, 2011 T posted a thread H marks the Spot T's first post "Space based, electromagnetic signature targeting, of EMP scalar weapon more to follow, stay tuned.../" http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/1961-h-marks-the-spot/ Think about what T said, in relation to the rest of this post. There is a video on that thread that shows explosions in several different parts of the world. The last explosion shows as over the US, which appears to me to be over Colorado. Since T made that thread, a lot of our govt/military workings have been moved to Cheyenne Mountain, in Colorado. Plus we have Denver International Airport, and all of it's strangeness. Murals, underground city, occult offerings, rumors, etc. Over the last 5 years, there have been many posts full of pertinent info given to us via "Me Tel U" and "Bezerk", both threads gave info, that was not always in your face, but took more thinking about. Then add into the mix "the Announcement", "The End Game" , "A Chronicle of the World at War", etc. I'm not going name all of the important ones, because if you are a regular here, you already know, and if you are new here, those will give you a place to start. First though a reminder of what we've been told regarding the vulnerability of the infrastructure, the electric grid here in the US. How all it would take is an electromagnetic explosion, above earth, over the US, to literally wipe us out. I know you all recall the Tunguska Event, of 1908. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event How about the Chelyabinsk incident in February 2013? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelyabinsk_meteor Both events considered a superbollide caused by an asteroid, and both caused much damage to the area they exploded over. On Sept. 15th I posted this China first observed Earth "killer" asteroid http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/4474-meteors-asteroids-comets-and-such-things/page-19 The thing here, is that no one else is talking about this "Killer" asteroid, including NASA and no one else can seem to find it. Youtube Paul Begley and Tom Lupshu are both questioning this. You can look those videos up for yourself. But then yesterday, JammerAAP posted this thread The "Tiangong two" will be launched the "secret" you should know in advance! with the following thoughts " I see that they will do a bunch of stuff with a "cold atomic clock" which is just their way of disguising that they launch nuclear mterials, which scare the bajeebus out of most people, but is a regular event for many long term space projects. But they werent quite clear on why it was important to have two sync'd atomic clocks, one up there, one on Earth. Mandella effect tracking? Also mentioned are GRB research. Quite specific dont you think! Didnt mention other cosmic radiation, just GRB's!! Good on ya Aco for getting it right again. PS - thanks T, for pointing me to the page." http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/8260-tiangong-ii-launch/#entry105919 GRB = Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are extremely energetic explosions that have been observed in distant galaxies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma-ray_burst A question, would that be like those explosions re: Tunguska/Chelyabinsk? Or like the explosion in that video T posted in H marks the spot in 2011? IS it possible that the explosion over Chelyabinsk was a TEST? To see IF such an explosion like Tunguska could be FABRICATED? Is that China "Killer Asteroid" A COVER STORY??? for what they are really up too? After all, we know exactly how "The Leader of the Free World" was treated by Russia, China, Philippines, just recently!! Yesterday T made a post indicating things have escalated, and the board is set with pawns in place Then this post, also yesterday "the time to make your peace is now times up its been a pleasure and honor to have been amongst you all here (even the silent ones) i hope chance shows you her bright side Takis " http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/3908-the-announcement/page-101 I would also draw your attention to posts made by DAR and Monatom, respectively, yesterday, here http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/6868-the-end-game/page-59 As for my dream re: 9's 1, 3's 5 rows of 4 = 9 Dominoes My inner self tells me it has to do with one major entity, September = 9 tptb=3's and dominoes mean once it starts, they all fall on their faces and I've been feeling all this quite strongly, for a couple weeks now, as I did before 9/11. As an aside (I also found this particular line from the article about the Chinese launching, interesting! "After the launch of Tiangong two" space laboratory, there will be two astronauts in heaven ", interesting, in relation to the two astronauts in heaven>>>>as in Hopi prophecy re: home in the heavens falls to earth>>Blue Kachina? I wish you all well, no matter what our futures hold. I know we all appreciate this community Acolyte started with all our hearts, including all of those who left as well. We are here, have been here, for a reason. "Strategically placed, alone" Know I treasure each and every one of you, and you are special. !
  4. New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars May 21, 2017 Courtesy: ABC news "WELLINGTON – New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States. If the plans of the California-based company Rocket Lab work out. Founded by New Zealander Peter Beck, the company was last week given official approval to conduct three test launches from a remote peninsula in the South Pacific nation. Rocket Lab is planning the first launch of its Electron rocket sometime from Monday, depending on conditions. “So far, it’s only superpowers that have gone into space,” said Simon Bridges, New Zealand’s economic development minister. “For us to do it, and be in the first couple of handfuls of countries in the world, is pretty impressive.” Rocket Lab sees an emerging market in delivering lots of small devices, some not much bigger than a smartphone, into low Earth orbit. The satellites would be used for everything from monitoring crops to providing internet service." snip http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/21/asia-pacific/science-health-asia-pacific/new-zealand-space-launch-nation-reaching-stars/#.WSHq-esrL3g
  5. A dark matter 'bridge' holding galaxies together has been captured for the first time April 13, 2017 Victoria Woollaston Researchers at the University of Waterloo used a technique known as weak gravitational lensing to create a composite image of the bridge Courtesy: University of Waterloo "The first image of a dark matter "bridge", believed to form the links between galaxies, has been captured by astrophysicists in Canada. Researchers at the University of Waterloo used a technique known as weak gravitational lensing to create a composite image of the bridge. Gravitational lensing is an effect that causes the images of distant galaxies to warp slightly under the influence of an unseen mass, such as a planet, a black hole, or in this case, dark matter. Their composite image was made up of a combination of combined lensing images taken of more than 23,000 galaxy pairs, spotted 4.5 billion light-years away. This effect was measured from a multi-year sky survey at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. These results show that the dark matter filament bridge is strongest between systems less than 40 million light years apart, and confirms predictions that galaxies across the Universe are tied together through a cosmic web of the elusive substance. Dark matter is a mysterious element said to make up around 84 per cent of the Universe. It's known as "dark" because it doesn't shine, absorb or reflect light, which has traditionally made it largely undetectable, except through gravity and gravitational lensing. Evidence for the existence of this form of matter comes, among other things, from the astrophysical observation of galaxies, which rotate far too rapidly to be held together only by the gravitational pull of the visible matter. Astrophysics has long proposed the Universe's web of stars and galaxies is supported by a "cosmic scaffolding" made up of fine threads of this invisible dark matter. These threadlike strands formed just after the Big Bang when denser portions of the Universe drew in dark matter until it collapsed and formed flat disks, which featured fine filaments of dark matter at their joins. At the cross-section of these filaments, galaxies formed. "For decades, researchers have been predicting the existence of dark matter filaments between galaxies that act like a web-like superstructure connecting galaxies together," said Mike Hudson, a professor of astronomy at the University of Waterloo in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. "This image moves us beyond predictions to something we can see and measure." https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/mnras/stx517 snip http://www.wired.co.uk/article/dark-matter-bridge This is the most detailed 'map' of dark matter ever seen http://www.wired.co.uk/article/hunt-dark-matter Universe's dark matter skeleton spotted for the first time <<from 2012 http://www.wired.co.uk/article/dark-matter-skeleton
  6. Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox: Friday will see three rare celestial events March 16, 2015 ANDREW GRIFFIN Eclipses have long been feared as bad omens, but the equinox is celebrated as a time of renewal "As the eclipse plunges the UK and other places into darkness this Friday, two other rare if less spectacular celestial events will be taking place, too: a Supermoon and the Spring equinox. A Supermoon, or perigee moon, happens when the full or new moon does its closest fly-by of the Earth, making it look bigger than it normally does. And the spring equinox refers to the time of the year when the day and night are of equal duration, mid-way between the longest and shortest days. The solar eclipse refers to a phenomenon where the sun and moon line up, so that the latter obscures the former. And while it won’t be affected by the two other events, it is rare that the three events happen even individually." snip http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/solar-eclipse-supermoon-spring-equinox-friday-will-see-three-rare-celestial-events-10111592.html
  7. Asymmetric molecule, key to life, detected in space for first time Irene Klotz June 14, 2016 A depiction of the complex organic molecule propylene oxide is seen over a background image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy in an undated composite image provided by the U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Scientists said on Tuesday they detected propylene oxide near the center of our Galaxy in Sagittarius. B. Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF from data provided by N.E. Kassim, Naval Research Laboratory, Sloan Digital Sky Survey/Handout via Reuters "CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have found a complex organic molecule in space that bears the same asymmetric structure as molecules that are key to life on Earth. The researchers said on Tuesday they detected the complex organic molecule called propylene oxide in a giant cloud of gas and dust near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Akin to a pair of human hands, certain organic molecules including propylene oxide possess mirror-like versions of themselves, a chemical property called chirality. Scientists have long pondered why living things make use of only one version of certain molecules, such as the "right-handed" form of the sugar ribose, which is the backbone of DNA. The discovery of propylene oxide in space boosts theories that chirality has cosmic origins. "It is a pioneering leap forward in our understanding of how prebiotic molecules are made in the universe and the effects they may have on the origins of life," chemist Brett McGuire of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia said in a statement. These types of molecules, vital for biology, previously have been discovered in meteorites on Earth and in comets in our own solar system but never before in the enormous expanse of interstellar space. snip https://ca.news.yahoo.com/asymmetric-molecule-key-life-detected-space-1st-time-181645512.html
  8. A Science Preview of The Year 2016 December 30, 2015 By Paul Rincon and Jonathan Amos "After a year that saw the first close-up investigation of Pluto and the unveiling of a new human species, what scientific discoveries are likely to make headlines in 2016?" Particle Fever "Will the Large Hadron Collider discover a new particle in 2016? Well, the world of particle physics is currently buzzing with excitement. In December, physicists gathered at Cern in Geneva to announce their first significant results since the LHC was re-started earlier in 2015. In eagerly awaited talks, team members from the two experiments that discovered the Higgs boson reported hints of a new elementary particle. The LHC smashes beams of proton particles together, allowing physicists to look for hints of exotic particles in the debris. In this case, researchers see an excess of photon pairs being produced at a mass scale that would make the potential new cosmic building block four times more massive than the heaviest known particle - the top quark. The signal is seen with a statistical significance of 3.6 sigma in the Atlas experiment and 2.6 sigma in the CMS experiment, meaning it is not definitive (at least five sigma is required to claim a discovery). Thus, physicists are urging caution, since "bumps" in the data with similar levels of significance have subsequently deflated in the past. But that hasn't stopped theorists from having a field day, flooding pre-print servers with papers speculating on the possible meaning of the result. If it isn't a mirage, the new particle might be a tantalising link to the as-yet-unconfirmed theory known as supersymmetry, in which established elementary particles are paired with so-called superpartners. This would add many more characters to the zoo of particles represented in the current framework, known as the Standard Model. Alternatively, it could be a very different animal to any that physicists have been expecting. With the LHC now operating at double the energy it did during its first run, we should find out within the year. By Jove... and Marssnip Shaping the Planetsnip Loop the Loop Two big engineering projects are likely to be making headlines next year. Back in 2013, SpaceX founder Elon Musk officially unveiled the idea for a high-speed public transport system called the Hyperloop. Here's the concept: pressurised passenger capsules ride through low-pressure tubes on a cushion of air, accelerated to high speeds by a series of magnets. If it all sounds a bit "Jetsons" to you, you're not alone. But in Summer 2016, Musk is running an open competition to test out different pod designs (PDF) from independent engineers and students. The contest will take place over one weekend at a 2km-long test track near SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. If the Hyperloop is indeed a viable idea, this might give a small glimpse of how it could work. And 2016 looks like it could be the year for Bloodhound. The 15th of October is the date that has been set. That would be exactly 19 years to the day since the current land speed record was set by Thrust SSC in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The new attempt by Bloodhound SSC will aim to nudge the existing mark of 763mph to over 800mph. Most of the car is built and ready to roll on its specially prepared track at Hakskeen Pan, a dried-out lake bed in Northern Cape, South Africa. The major element still outstanding is the rocket system that will be used in tandem with a Eurofighter jet engine. The rocket is coming from Norwegian experts, Nammo. Their motors are proven. What still needs work is the pump set-up that will feed the hybrid rocket with its oxidiser liquid. This is the Bloodhound team's own design and it is due to undergo final testing and qualification in the New Year. Assuming this work goes to plan, Bloodhound should be able to start low-speed trials at Hakskeen in the weeks preceding 15 October. A successful record bid would then be followed by a redesign of the back of the car and a boost in the rocket's thrust to take Bloodhound beyond 1,000mph (1,610km/h) in 2017." Catching the Wavesnip http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35158891
  9. 'Destructive Electrons Streaking Into Earth's Atmosphere at Near Light Speed' July 27, 2015 Press Trust of India Image: NASA "Potentially destructive high-energy electrons are streaking into Earth's atmosphere from space at velocities approaching the speed of light, scientists say.Researchers have now launched a project in Antarctica to record X-rays produced as falling electrons collide with the Earth's atmosphere. Particle onslaught can lead to ozone depletion and damage to the orbital satellites that provide us with the navigation, communication, weather and military-recognisance information upon which we have become dependent, researchers said. These satellites fly through the Van Allen radiation belts - giant concentric layers of charged particles held in place by the Earth's magnetic field. An increase in particle density and charge brought about by solar activity can raise the level of threat to our critical satellites. Scientists engaged in a unique study of this electronic bombardment, for the first time employing two distinctly different and distant vantage points high above the Earth. "This is exciting for us because we are integrating data collected by our instruments with the data from Nasa's Van Allen Probes," said Robyn Millan, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the Dartmouth College in US. Millan uses instruments carried aloft by balloons launched from Antarctica, rising as high as 125,000 feet. Supported by Nasa, the project is called BARREL, an acronym for Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses. The instruments record the X-rays produced as the falling electrons collide with the atmosphere." snip http://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/destructive-electrons-streaking-into-earths-atmosphere-at-near-light-speed-720457 The study: Global-scale coherence modulation of radiation-belt electron loss from plasmaspheric hisshttp://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v523/n7559/full/nature14515.html A flare that took place in January of 2014 was mentioned, think it was this one NASA Releases Images of January Solar Flare January 7, 2014 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which captures an image of the sun every 1.5 seconds, shows a mid-level solar flare at the center of the sun on Jan. 7, 2014. Image Credit: NASA/SDO "The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 5:13 a.m. EST on Jan. 7, 2014. Images of the flare were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and showed that it came from an active region on the sun that currently sports one of the largest sunspots seen in the last 10 years. Sunspots are regions of strong and complex magnetic fields on the sun's surface. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. To see how this event may impact Earth, please visit NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center at http://spaceweather.gov, the U.S. government's official source for space weather forecasts, alerts, watches and warnings. This flare is classified as an M7.2-class flare." snip https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-releases-images-of-january-solar-flare/#.VbkzW_lViko NASA Site about Barrel http://www.nasa.gov/mission-pages/rbsp/barrel Launching Balloons in Antarcticafrom Feb, 2011 "They nicknamed it the "Little Balloon That Could." Launched in December of 2010 from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the research balloon was a test run and it bobbed lower every day like it had some kind of leak. But every day for five days it rose back up in the sky to some 112,000 feet in the air. Robyn Millan arrived in Antarctica on Nov. 19, 2010 to launch test balloons for the BARREL project. Credits: Henry Cathey Down on Earth, physicist Robyn Millan was cheering it on, hoping the test launch would bode well for the success of her grand idea: launches in 2013 and 2014 of 20 such balloons to float in the circular wind patterns above the South Pole. Each balloon will help track electrons from space that get swept up in Earth's magnetic field and slide down into our atmosphere. Such electrons are an integral part of the turbulent magnetic space weather system that extends from the sun to Earth. A professor at Dartmouth College, Millan is the principal investigator for a project called BARREL, or Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses. Millan's proposal will work hand in hand with NASA's Radiation Belt Space Probes (RBSP) mission, two NASA spacecraft due to launch in 2012 to study a mysterious part of Earth's magnetic environs called the Van Allen radiation belts. The radiation belts are made up of two regions, each one a gigantic donut of protons and electrons that surrounds Earth. "We're both looking at the loss of particles from the radiation belts," says Millan. "RBSP sits in space near the equatorial plane and looks at the particles along magnetic field lines there. These particles come into our atmosphere – following magnetic field lines to their base at the Poles – and produce X-rays. BARREL measures those X-rays. Together we can combine measurements of the same set of particles." snip http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/barrel-antarctica.html
  10. Pluto: Observing Chaos at Solar System's Outer Limits BY ROBERT MYLES June 4, 2015 "Munich - Gathering all available telescope data on the minor planet Pluto and its satellites from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), two astronomers have carried out the most in depth analysis yet of one of the solar systems great mysteries. The study, carried out by Mark R. Showalter of the SETI Institute and Doug Hamilton based at the University of Maryland, reveals that at least two of Pluto’s moons do not have an orderly rotation on their axes but instead orbit around Pluto and its companion Charon in a chaotic fashion. The same research also suggests that one of the moons has a mysterious jet-black coloring. With the principal exception of the Saturnian moon, Hyperion, visited by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft as recently as last weekend, just about every moon in our solar system, including our Moon, orbits it parent planet in a neat and tidy, tidally locked formation. What this means is that most moons have the same period of rotation on their axis as the time they take to complete a single orbit of a planet. The result is that most moons keep the same face pointed towards their parent planet, a prime example being our own Moon and one of the reasons we can never see the dark side of the Moon from a terrestrial viewpoint. But Pluto’s planetary system in miniature seems to be different, its moons having no hidden sides. This new study demonstrates that two of Pluto’s moons, Nix and Hydra, are in a chaotic rotation. The hypothetical observer positioned on Pluto, therefore, would see different faces of these moons from one night to the next. But for another hypothetical observer, stationed on the moons themselves, matters would be even more ever-changing and confusing. For such an observer, each day last longer (or shorter) than the day before. Pluto’s two other moons thus far discovered, Kerberos and Styx, will require further study but the likelihood is that they, too, will be found to have chaotic orbits." snip http://www.digitaljournal.com/science/hubble-reveals-chaotic-tango-of-the-moons-of-pluto/article/434931
  11. Alien Planet Is Smaller Than Earth and Surprisingly Light June 17, 2015 by Charles Q. Choi The exoplanet Kepler-138 b, shown here in an artist's view, is the first alien planet smaller than the Earth with both its mass and size measured. The planet, found with NASA's Kepler space telescope, orbits a red dwarf star 200 light-years from Earth. Credit: Danielle Futselaar, SETI Institute "A Mars-size planet about 200 light-years from our solar system has turned out to be the lightest known alien world orbiting a normal star, researchers say. Astronomers made the discovery after measuring the size and mass of the baking-hot planet, named Kepler-138 b, which orbits a red dwarf star called Kepler-138. Mars is only 53 percent the size of the Earth (or just about half the size), soKepler-138 b is smaller than the Earth. In the past couple of decades, astronomers have confirmed the existence ofmore than 1,800 exoplanets, or planets orbiting a star other than our sun. However, it's more difficult for scientists to calculate the masses of small, rocky planets like Mars or Mercury than for large, gaseous worlds such as Jupiter or Saturn. Scientists measure the masses of exoplanets by looking at how strongly their gravitational fields tug on their stars; small planets have small masses, and their weak tugs on their stars are more difficult for astronomers to detect. As such, few Earth-size exoplanets have had their masses measured.
  12. New dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way March 10, 2015 The Magellanic Clouds and the Auxiliary Telescopes at the Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert in Chile are shown. Only 6 of the 9 newly discovered satellites are present in this image. The other three are just outside the field of view. The insets show images of the three most visible objects (Eridanus 1, Horologium 1 and Pictoris 1) and are 13x13 arcminutes on the sky (or 3000x3000 DECam pixels). Credit: V. Belokurov, S. Koposov (IoA, Cambridge). Photo: Y. Beletsky (Carnegie Observatories) "A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge have identified nine new dwarf satellites orbiting the Milky Way, the largest number ever discovered at once. The findings, from newly-released imaging data taken from the Dark Energy Survey, may help unravel the mysteries behind dark matter, the invisible substance holding galaxies together. The new results also mark the first discovery of dwarf galaxies - small celestial objects that orbit larger galaxies - in a decade, after dozens were found in 2005 and 2006 in the skies above the northern hemisphere. The new satellites were found in the southern hemisphere near the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud, the largest and most well-known dwarf galaxies in the Milky Way's orbit. The Cambridge findings are being jointly released today with the results of a separate survey by astronomers with the Dark Energy Survey, headquartered at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Both teams used the publicly available data taken during the first year of the Dark Energy Survey to carry out their analysis. The newly discovered objects are a billion times dimmer than the Milky Way, and a million times less massive. The closest is about 95,000 light years away, while the most distant is more than a million light years away." snip http://phys.org/news/2015-03-dwarf-galaxies-orbit-milky.html
  13. Clear skies reveal water on distant Neptune-sized planet September 24, 2014 Artwork: The exoplanet HAT-P-11b is four times the size of Earth, or about the same size as Neptune "A cloud-free atmosphere has allowed scientists to pick out signs of water vapour on a distant planet the size of Neptune: the smallest "exoplanet" ever to reveal its chemical composition. Previously, only larger, Jupiter-like giants have been studied in this way. Working with three space telescopes, astronomers deduced the presence of water by measuring the colours of light the planet absorbed when it passed in front of its star. The find appears in the journal Nature. It was made by a team of researchers led from the University of Maryland, US. The planet, designated HAT P-11b, orbits a sun in the constellation Cygnus some 124 light-years - about a quadrillion kilometres - from Earth. It is roughly four times the width of our home world." snip http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29343987 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7519/full/nature13785.html
  14. Botanic

    Songs of the Cosmos

    Hope this hasn't ben posted before as it's not new but worth a listen. Earth And The Planets Make Strange Exquisite Noises Compilation http://www.space.com/26605-earth-and-planets-make-strange-exquisite-noises-video-compilation.html
  15. Is the universe a bubble? Let's check July 17, 2014 "Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science. Never mind the big bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark energy, vacuum energy, the inflation field, or the Higgs field). Like water in a pot, this high energy began to evaporate – bubbles formed. Each bubble contained another vacuum, whose energy was lower, but still not nothing. This energy drove the bubbles to expand. Inevitably, some bubbles bumped into each other. It's possible some produced secondary bubbles. Maybe the bubbles were rare and far apart; maybe they were packed close as foam. But here's the thing: each of these bubbles was a universe. In this picture, our universe is one bubble in a frothy sea of bubble universes. That's the multiverse hypothesis in a bubbly nutshell. It's not a bad story. It is, as scientists say, physically motivated – not just made up, but rather arising from what we think we know about cosmic inflation. Cosmic inflation isn't universally accepted – most cyclical models of the universe reject the idea. Nevertheless, inflation is a leading theory of the universe's very early development, and there is some observational evidence to support it. Inflation holds that in the instant after the big bang, the universe expanded rapidly – so rapidly that an area of space once a nanometer square ended up more than a quarter-billion light years across in just a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second. It's an amazing idea, but it would explain some otherwise puzzling astrophysical observations." snip video and more info at link http://phys.org/news/2014-07-universe.html
  16. First Vine Video from Space Posted by NASA Astronaut Megan Gannon June 9, 2014 "An astronaut in space has just taken the social video-sharing Vine app into the final frontier. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman created a 6-second time-lapse video[/size] with the mobile app Vine, showing a never-setting sun from 240 miles (386 kilometers) above Earth on the International Space Station. He shared the clip with the world on June 6. "1st Vine from space! Single Earth orbit. Sun never sets flying parallel w/terminator line," Wiseman wrote in a message that accompanied the video. [Amazing Space Photos by NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman] Because the crewmembers aboard the space station travel[/size] around Earth at 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 kilometers per hour) every 92 minutes, they might see up to 16 sunrises and sunsets each day. But the sun never seems to rise or set when the station is aligned with the terminator line — the boundary where the darkness of night meets the sunlight of dusk and dawn." snip http://www.space.com/26174-first-vine-video-from-space-astronaut.html Video on the site or this one here from you tube Astronaut releases first Vine video from space CBS This Morning Published on Jun 7, 2014 NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman sent the first Vine video from earth orbit out to his Twitter followers. The brief time-lapse video showed an entire trip around the earth from the International Space Station. Anthony Mason reports.
  17. Russia moves to prohibit the U.S. from using the ISS in 2020 May 13, 2014 "Russia's ongoing feud with the United States has hit new heights — literally. In retaliation for the sanctions the U.S. imposed on Russia during the Ukraine crisis, the country said it won't allow the U.S. use the International Space Station after 2020. The measures, which were announced today by Russia's deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, also prohibit the U.S. from using the ISS's rocket engines to launch new satellites. Although the space station is manned by a Russian and American crew, the only way to reach it is by using Russia's Soyuz spaceships." snip http://theweek.com/speedreads/index/261512/speedreads-russia-said-its-going-to-prohibit-the-us-from-using-the-iss-in-2020 Russia casts doubt on US' future with the ISS over Ukraine sanctions May 13, 2014 "The head of Russia’s space program says Moscow will reject the United States’ request to use the International Space Station beyond 2020 – the latest twist in a standoff between the two countries over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who leads Russia’s defense industry, made the announcement Tuesday. He also said Russia will block Washington from using Russian-made rocket engines to launch military satellites, according to Reuters. The moves come after the U.S. slapped sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies -- who include Rogozin -- for Russia's intervention in Ukraine. The U.S. also denied export licenses for high-tech items that could aid Russia’s military. "These sanctions are out of place and inappropriate," Rogozin said at a news conference Tuesday. "We have enough of our own problems." Russia supplies NK-33 and RD-180 rocket engines to the U.S. "We are ready to deliver these engines but on one condition -- that they will not be used to launch military satellites," Rogozin said. A Kremlin-controlled firm that Rogozin oversees produces and supplies the RD-180 engine to American defense contractors." snip http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/05/13/russia-casts-doubt-on-us-future-with-iss-over-ukraine-sanctions/
  18. March 17th Press Conference on Major Discovery at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics March 12, 2014 Press Release Source: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Dang, we missed this. "Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration today announced the first direct evidence for this cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang." Finally, the data confirm a deep connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity." The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) will host a press conference at 12:00 noon EDT (16:00 UTC) on Monday, March 17th, to announce a major discovery. snip http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=42751 First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation Cambridge, MA - "Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In the first fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, stretching far beyond the view of our best telescopes. All this, of course, was just theory. Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration today announced the first direct evidence for this cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang." Finally, the data confirm a deep connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity. "Detecting this signal is one of the most important goals in cosmology today. A lot of work by a lot of people has led up to this point," said John Kovac (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), leader of the BICEP2 collaboration. These groundbreaking results came from observations by the BICEP2 telescope of the cosmic microwave background -- a faint glow left over from the Big Bang. Tiny fluctuations in this afterglow provide clues to conditions in the early universe. For example, small differences in temperature across the sky show where parts of the universe were denser, eventually condensing into galaxies and galactic clusters. Since the cosmic microwave background is a form of light, it exhibits all the properties of light, including polarization. On Earth, sunlight is scattered by the atmosphere and becomes polarized, which is why polarized sunglasses help reduce glare. In space, the cosmic microwave background was scattered by atoms and electrons and became polarized too. "Our team hunted for a special type of polarization called 'B-modes,' which represents a twisting or 'curl' pattern in the polarized orientations of the ancient light," said co-leader Jamie Bock (Caltech/JPL). Gravitational waves squeeze space as they travel, and this squeezing produces a distinct pattern in the cosmic microwave background. Gravitational waves have a "handedness," much like light waves, and can have left- and right-handed polarizations. "The swirly B-mode pattern is a unique signature of gravitational waves because of their handedness. This is the first direct image of gravitational waves across the primordial sky," said co-leader Chao-Lin Kuo (Stanford/SLAC). The team examined spatial scales on the sky spanning about one to five degrees (two to ten times the width of the full Moon). To do this, they traveled to the South Pole to take advantage of its cold, dry, stable air. "The South Pole is the closest you can get to space and still be on the ground," said Kovac. "It's one of the driest and clearest locations on Earth, perfect for observing the faint microwaves from the Big Bang." They were surprised to detect a B-mode polarization signal considerably stronger than many cosmologists expected. The team analyzed their data for more than three years in an effort to rule out any errors. They also considered whether dust in our galaxy could produce the observed pattern, but the data suggest this is highly unlikely. "This has been like looking for a needle in a haystack, but instead we found a crowbar," said co-leader Clem Pryke (University of Minnesota)." snip snip snip Much more at link http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2014-05 Tx Reddwolf Astrophysicists Release Major Discovery Confirming Cosmic Inflation By Dina Spector and Jennifer Welsh March 16, 2014 NASA Scientists have found the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation in gravitational waves from the Big Bang detected in the cosmic microwave background radiation of our universe. http://news.yahoo.com/astrophysicists-plan-announce-major-discovery-222124829.html?.tsrc=o2de and I will add this video from Dr.Paul LaViolette here also PROJECT CAMELOT: PAUL LAVIOLETTE G2CLOUD SUPERWAVE Think timelines and cosmosonicboom from<<<<our CHANI entity Think DUNE YeeHaw!!!
  19. February 5, 2014 Terrestrial planet WR 67c told reporters that it “just prays” it never develops a mild global climate hospitable to humans "CONSTELLATION VELA—Claiming that the mere thought is an “absolute nightmare,” WR 67c, a terrestrial planet from the distant Gamma Velorum star system, expressed its profound terror Wednesday at the possibility of one day gaining the capacity to sustain human life. The 5.2-billion-year-old celestial body, which is located roughly 1,100 light years from Earth, said that for both its own sake and that of its entire solar system, it can only hope to never possess the necessary planetary characteristics and chemical elements needed to support either a deep-space human outpost or, more gravely, an entire human colony. “Luckily, with my high levels of atmospheric sulfur dioxide, methane, and radon, there’s no way any human could survive on my surface for more than a few seconds,” said WR 67c, adding that it is “incredibly lucky” to have developed extremely violent and widespread volcanism in addition to its poisonous atmosphere. “But I don’t know, what if I produce a magnetic field that blocks out stellar wind and cosmic radiation? What if I develop an axial tilt that fosters a mild global climate? It’s terrifying to admit, but my surface temperature already sometimes drops to 120 degrees Fahrenheit at night, and their species can technically survive in that.” “Stuff like that really freaks me out,” the extrasolar planet continued. “The real doomsday scenario would be someday acquiring a breathable atmosphere rich with oxygen and ultraviolet-absorbing ozone. At that point, I might as well just hurl myself at the nearest black hole and be done with it.” In an effort to allay its deep-seated fears of human habitation, WR 67c said it often reminds itself that its surface is constantly ravaged by devastating asteroid impacts and is perpetually showered by corrosive rains of pure sulfuric acid. However, because it occupies what Earth scientists have dubbed the habitable zone of its nearby star, the planet confessed that it often succumbs to sudden panic attacks in which it becomes intensely paranoid that it is developing liquid water on its crust." snip http://www.theonion.com/articles/distant-planet-terrified-it-might-be-able-to-somed,35179/ just for a little fun, and maybe a smile or two.
  20. Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy Robot craft will reveal how Milky Way began and warn Earth of asteroid collisions November 16, 2013 Robin McKie Gaia will map the galaxy with incredible accuracy. Photograph: D Ducros/ESA/B. Fugate (FASORtronics)/ESO "European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the Milky Way. The vast amounts of data generated by the £2bn robot spacecraft – built by the European Space Agency – will reveal how the Milky Way formed and how it will evolve over the next few billion years. In addition, Gaia will locate hundreds of thousands of distant planets in orbit around other stars; survey asteroids that orbit close to our own Sun, giving warnings of any on a collision course with Earth; and provide clues about dark energy, the mysterious force that is thought to permeate space and which is pushing the universe apart. "We are going to rewrite every star chart and every astronomy book that we have written over the centuries," said Professor Mark McCaughrean, ESA's senior scientific adviser. "Thanks to Gaia, we will find out how the Milky Way was put together. And for good measure it will provide us with an early warning system for asteroids heading towards Earth." snip http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/16/gaia-milky-way-space-probe per T in shout box
  21. Surprise Chinese Satellite Maneuvers Mystify Western Experts Posted: 19-Aug-2013 China is the midst of conducting unusual satellite maneuvers involving a new satellite launched last month and an older satellite in orbit for eight years. Exactly what capabilities the Chinese are demonstrating remains unclear to western analysts. Alerted by a tweet from Hong Kong-based @cosmic_penguin, Bob Christy of zarya.info spread the word that one of three Chinese satellites launched together on July 19 made a sudden maneuver yesterday. The satellite, Shiyan 7 (SY-7, Experiment 7), already had completed a series of orbital changes that put it close to one of the companion satellites with which it was launched -- Chuangxin 3 (CX-3). Suddenly, however, it made a surprise rendezvous with a completely different satellite, Shijian 7 (SJ-7, Practice 7), launched in 2005. Jonathan McDowell of Jonathan's Space Report characterizes SJ-7's own mission as "mysterious." Over the past eight years, it has changed its orbit several times followed by long periods of "quiescent decay." Its most recent orbit change was in January 2013 according to McDowell. As for SY-7, it was launched last month along with CX-3 and Shijian-15 (SJ-15). China's Xinhua news service said at the time that all three satellites would be used to conduct "scientific experiments on space maintenance technologies." Christy reported soon after launch that "t is known" that one of the three satellites carries "a prototype manipulator arm to capture other satellites" that might be "a predecessor of an arm destined to be aboard China's large space station set for launch in 2020 or soon thereafter." He could not confirm which of the three satellites carries that arm. McDowell said that SY-7 "is testing a robotic arm," while SJ-15 was thought to be observing space debris and CX-3 might be carrying "technology experiments and/or serve as a target for the robotic arm tests." After a series of minor orbital adjustments, the first unexpected orbit change for SY-7 occurred on August 16 according to Christy, who said that it suddenly lowered its orbit by 150 kilometers. Christy's analysis at the time suggested that it was preparing to rendezvous with CX-3. Then, yesterday (August 18) it rendezvoused with SJ-7 instead. Christy reports that as of this morning SY-7 and SJ-7 remain about 2 kilometers apart in a 565 x 610 kilometer orbit. Christy remarks that "[t]here are several possibilities for what looked like a space station rendezvous and docking simulation....satellite inspector, satellite servicing experiment, ASAT..?" ASAT stands for antisatellite, a capability to render a satellite non-operational. China conducted an ASAT test in 2007 when it launched a satellite interceptor against one of its own satellites. The test was successful in that it destroyed the satellite, but the resulting cloud of more than 3,000 pieces of space debris in a heavily used part of Earth orbit resulted in international condemnation and spurred efforts to develop an internationally accepted code of conduct to ensure space sustainability. Christy refers to the satellite as "Payload C" because the three satellites so far are designated only as A, B and C in the U.S. catalog of space objects (publicly available on SpaceTrack) rather than being identified by their official names. He adds that "the strongest indications are" that Payload A is SJ-15, Payload B is CX-3, and Payload C is SY-7. http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/surprise-chinese-satelllite-maneuvers-mystify-western-experts
  22. Prospective Martians apply for one-way trip to red planet Author: By Jennifer Juarez August 9, 2013 CNN) - More than 100,000 people are eager to make themselves at home on another planet. They've applied for a one-way trip to Mars, hoping to be chosen to spend the rest of their lives on uncharted territory, according to an organization planning the manned missions. The Mars One project wants to colonize the red planet, beginning in 2022. There are financial and practical questions about this venture that haven't been clarified. Will there be enough money? Will people really be able to survive on Mars? But these haven't stopped some 30,000 Americans from signing up. You can see some of the candidates on the project's website, but they're not the only ones who have applied, said Bas Lansdorp, Mars One CEO and co-founder. http://www.clickorlando.com/lifestyle/technology/More-than-100-000-want-to-go-to-Mars/-/2242398/21404096/-/vmqh3az/-/index.html