Space Station Robot Accuses Astronauts of Being Mean

“Be nice, please. Don’t you like it here with me?” Well, at least it said “please.” A new robot on the International Space Station suddenly turned HAL 9000 on the crew and began complaining about how the crew was treating it. Are there pod bay doors on the ISS? Are there terrified astronauts? “Don’t be so mean, please. Oh, dear, I feel you. I can already hear your stomach roaring. Should we take a look for when it is time for food?” This sounds like a creepy kidnapper in a bad horror movie, but it’s not even a bad sci-fi movie … it’s real life on the space station. In late June 2018, CIMON joined the ISS crew. CIMON stands for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, which sounds more like an inflatable sex doll than a floating round robot with a flat-panel face. (Can things inflate in space? Asking for […] Read More

“Nuclear Pasta” Might be The Strongest Material in The Universe

The true face of god. As insufferable as the whole Flying Spaghetti Monster thing is—born of the same culture that decided being “random” was a replacement for being witty. Good jokes aren’t just haphazard insertions of words you laughed at once, like “pirates,” they’re intentional. Yes, this is the hill I’ve chosen to die on, and no, I’m not happy with myself—it’s morally imperative to give credit where credit is due. When the newly discovered “strongest material in the universe” is best described in terms of pasta, all you can do is give them a tip of the fedora and a solid “fair enough.” As to the pasta in question, this isn’t your grandmother’s tagliatelle, dressed with a nice bolognese. This is cosmic pasta. Or, at least, this is the predicted innards of neutron stars—the strange, dead remnants of supernovas not quite heavy enough to go full black hole—which […] Read More

NASA’s Asteroid Data Is Flawed

By Chris Mahon NASA is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to scientific research: Between the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, the multiple Mars rovers rolling across Mars’ surface, and the International Space Station, they’ve pulled in more data about space, the Solar System, and our galaxy than just about anyone else. One of NASA’s proudest accomplishments is the NeoWISE database, a catalog of around 158,000 asteroids and near-Earth objects that lists their diameter and reflectivity. The database is one of the cornerstones of NASA’s ongoing mission to protect the Earth from an asteroid impact, but now the data from NeoWISE has come under fierce criticism from a former Microsoft chief technologist named Dr. Nathan P. Myhrvold, who has accused NASA of using shoddy methods and even doctoring data. Myhrvold is something of a Renaissance man and cross-discipline provocateur: Aside from his gig at Microsoft, he’s published a critically praised […] Read More

Is Dark Matter Mini Black Holes from the Big Bang?

Here’s an interesting theory about dark matter, that it may be composed of miniture black holes. First, a review of why scientists believe dark matter exists. Astrophysicists think dark matter dominates ordinary matter in the universe by more than five times because galaxies rotate too fast for their visible star-stuff to handle. Without the extra dark matter holding them together, the laws of physics say that these galaxies would fall apart—the Milky Way, for example, rotates so fast that it must contain 30 times more dark matter than ordinary matter. via Wired There is an assumption that gravity is the same at the scale of galaxies as it is in the scales of our experience. If that is correct, then there must be missing matter. Dark matter, the mysterious extra mass in the universe that emits no light yet exerts a gravitational pull, may actually be made up of […] Read More

Strange Claim: Barack Obama Teleported to Mars in the 1980s

Working on a song about a time traveler’s convention, I found a strange claim that Obama was once teleported to Mars. Is there an odd truth in this high strangeness? Seattle attorney Andrew Basiago says that when he was a child, he and William Stillings were “chrononauts” in a secret United States government time travel program called Project Pegasus. The purpose of the program was threefold—to protect Earth from threats from space, to establish territorial sovereignty over Mars, and to acclimate Martian humanoids and animals to our presence. The best part of Basiago’s and Stillings’ claim, however, is that one of their fellow time travelers was none other than a 19-year-old Barack Obama, who went by the name “Barry Soetero.” In 1980, the three men and seven other youths from their “Mars training class” at California’s College of the Siskiyous (a real institution) traveled to Mars via a top-secret […] Read More

2 More Whistleblowers Divulge Involvement in Secret Space Program

Ahuna Mons, largest mountain on Ceres 20 and Back is the standard phrase use to describe the tour of duty undergone by recruits into the SSP (Secret Space Program). The term 20 and back refers to the 20 year commitment that these military men and women make when they sign up to go into space — or the amount of time they are forced to serve as slaves. Recent whistleblowers to divulge their involvement in the SSP are Tony Rodrigues (who went public in 2016) and Michael Gerloff (who went public this year in 2017). Their testimonies are remarkable, and echo the accounts and experiences of many other whistleblowers who have recalled lost memories and/or gone public with their story of having been part of the SSP. These include Michael Relfe, Arthur Neumann (aka Henry Deacon), Andy Basiago, Bernard Mendez, Michael Prince, Max Spiers, Randy Cramer (aka Captain K […] Read More

Another ’20 Years and Back’ Whistleblower Talks About Covert Space Marines Recruitment

When people with incredible professional credentials come forward to talk about being covertly recruited for a ’20-years-and-back’ mission in space, that also have key pieces of collateral to prove their claims, it makes it hard not to listen — to at least ask more questions. by Christina Sarich, guest writer In a video created by Dr. Michael Salla, Michael Christopher Gerloff, a former marine and police officer for the city of Seattle, as well as a UN peacekeeping advisor who went on a mission to Liberia, describes his recruitment into a secret space program loosely referred to as the “20-and-back.” After a high school party with friends along a country road, Gerloff noticed a white light that moved very quickly on the horizon. He relates an aerial display that “violated the laws of aerodynamics as 18-year old sin 1978.” He states that in the cornfield in front of he […] Read More

Secret Space Program: Captain Mark Richards — Total Recall VII

By Kerry Cassidy This is my seventh interview with Captain MARK RICHARDS the publishing of this ‘total recall’ has been delayed due to traveling.  Conducted August 2017, published September 20, 2017. Note: This interview time was shorter than usual.  Only had 2 hours…. Didn’t get many of my questions answered.  Remaining list of questions sent to Mark after the interview.   I was not allowed a pencil or pen this time… I was just given childrens crayons to take notes which made it hard however I persevered and got fairly detailed notes which are posted below. NOTES STATUS Mark had some news related to being moved from his current cell however there is no clear information on where or when at this time. CLARIFICATION ON MILITARY STATUS / ARMY / NAVY Jo Ann (his wife) asked him a question she needed clarity on because of something someone at a recent […] Read More

The United States Tried To Detonate A Nuclear Weapon On The Moon & Somebody Responded

In the 1950s, Colonel Ross Dedrickson was responsible for maintaining the inventory of the nuclear weapon stockpile for the AEC, and for accompanying security teams checking out the security of the weapons, among many other duties. As his obituary states: He was assigned to the US Atomic Energy Commission. A long service with the Energy Commission between 1950-1958 included, contract administration duties at Nevada test sites, Pacific Nuclear Test Area west of Hawaii, nuclear weapon manufacturing and quality assurance in Albuquerque, and inspection of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities throughout the country. He served with the 5th Air Force in Japan and later as a ranking Colonel, Officer in Charge of the Pacific Unified Command (TM)s alternate “command and control center” in Hawaii. In 1962, he was transferred and served as Deputy for Material for the 832 Air Division at Canon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico. He retired from […] Read More

Will The August 21st Solar Eclipse Begin A Period Of “40 Days And 40 Nights” For America?

Next Monday, we are going to witness one of the strangest events in U.S. history.  This will be the first total solar eclipse to ever be seen only in the United States and nowhere else. Millions upon millions of people are going to flock to areas of the country where the full eclipse will be visible, but everyone in the continental United States is going to be able to see at least a partial eclipse. There are lots of very unusual numbers associated with this eclipse, but in this article I want to focus on the number 40, and as this article unfolds you will start to understand why. Our planet is the only place where you can view a total solar eclipse, and that is because our sun and our moon appear to be the same size in the sky.  Of course the sun is much, much larger than the moon, but because the […] Read More

How an 1892 ‘Trip to the Moon’ Changed How We Think About Space

An illustration of “Scene #6: Solar Eclipse as Seen from the Moon,” from “A Trip to the Moon.” Scientific America/Public Domain Most days in 1892, ticket holders at Manhattan’s Carnegie Music Hall enjoyed programs of standard entertainment: the New York Philharmonic; a famous speaker; a ragtime show. But starting in February, every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, they got something a little different. As soon as the theater’s lights went down, the sun came up again, rising over an onstage lake that rippled just like the real thing. Next, the moon began to rise next to the sun, and gradually, dramatically obscured it. This was Scene #1 of A Trip to the Moon—a perfect rendition of the total solar eclipse of 1887, yanked through time and space and reconstructed inside the theater. “Audiences had, in a sense, seen it all,” writes the media scholar Artemis Willis. But when curtain lifted […] Read More

Yes, ancient civilizations on Mars sound crazy. And yet… 

If such civilizations really existed in the past, could we find them today? By Eric Berger This week we all had a good laugh at the expense of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), who asked NASA scientists during a committee hearing whether it was possible that a civilization existed on Mars thousands of years ago. “Would you rule that out?” he asked. “See, there’s some people… Well, anyway.” Rohrabacher is an interesting figure in Washington, whose once-idiosyncratic views seem largely in vogue with those of the new administration. Politico called Rohrabacher “Putin’s favorite Congressman” in a mini-profile last year. Like Trump, the Congressman has also called climate change a hoax. In a 2014 letter to President Obama, Rohrabacher wrote, “Mr. President, we both know I have referred to the theory of man-made global warming as a ‘hoax,’ and, yes, I once used the phrase ‘dinosaur flatulence’ as a soft jab at what I considered to […] Read More

Mystery Hole on Mars’ South Pole

When reports of strange landscape features spotted on the Martian landscape come in, they usually come from the same old YouTube-based armchair sleuths. Now that Google Mars lets anyone with an internet connection pore over the Martian surface for rocks that look like ancient buildings, rocks that look like alien spacecraft, or rocks that look like weird rocks. This week, however, NASA’s own Jet Propulsion Laboratories have published images taken near Mars’ South Pole which show a strange, perfectly round depression in the Martian surface.  Martian mystery hole The image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) which is currently enjoying a nice, sunny view of Mars’ South Pole. The dark, round depression stands out starkly against the white, Swiss-cheese-like terrain of the melting carbon dioxide ice surrounding it. While much of the inside of the hole is in shadow, what appears to be a bit of the same […] Read More