Space News – Is Phobos an artificial structure?

“Strange Signal” –Picked Up By NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft at South Pole of Saturn’s Enceladus Revealed Hidden Global Ocean (WATCH Today’s “Galaxy” Stream)
February 19, 2017
The odd signal Cassini detected didn’t reveal a frozen, airless body. Instead, it looked something like a comet that was actively emitting gas. The magnetometer detected that Saturn’s magnetic field, which envelops Enceladus, was perturbed above the moon’s south pole in a way that didn’t make sense for an inactive world. Could it be that the moon was actively replenishing gases it was breathing into space?
On Feb. 17, 2005, the Cassini Mission spacecraft’s magnetometer instrument noticed something odd making the first-ever close pass over Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Since NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft made their distant flybys of Saturn’s moon Enceladus about 20 years prior, JPL scientists in 2005 had anticipated the little moon would be an interesting place to visit with the Cassini Mission. Enceladus is bright white—the most reflective object in the solar system, in fact—and it orbits in the middle of a faint ring of dust-sized ice particles known as Saturn’s E ring. Scientists speculated ice dust was being kicked off its surface somehow. But they presumed it would be, essentially, a dead, airless ball of ice.

A REGION ON MARS WITH RECENT WATER IS ABOUT TO GET MAJOR ATTENTION
Article Updated: 18 Feb , 2017 by Bob King
Researcher Dr. Mary Bourke from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a patch of land in an ancient valley in Mars’ Lucaya Crater that appears to have held water in the not-too-distant past, making it a prime target to search for past life forms on the Red Planet. Signs of water past and present pop up everywhere on Mars from now-dry, wriggly riverbeds snaking across arid plains to water ice exposed at the poles during the Martian summer.

Study – Valley floor aeolianite in an equatorial pit crater on Mars
Authors
M. C. Bourke,
H. A. Viles
First published: 20 December 2016
Abstract
High and low albedo lineations in a valley entering a pit in Lucaya crater are overlain by a currently immobile dune field. We propose that they are an aeolianite that formed as the overlying dunes migrated. Implicit in this is the suggestion that available water promoted early cementation of evaporitic minerals. We propose that the deposit likely resulted from a combination of locally sourced carbonate minerals and transient groundwater, both of which were made available after the formation of the pit crater. We do not exclude other aerial or subsurface sources of soluble minerals. We report on a pilot regional reconnaissance of images that finds the alternating albedo of dune sediments in Lucaya crater is found elsewhere on Mars. This suggests a regional sediment source at the time of dune activity. We examine a coastal interdune site in Namibia as an analogue for early geochemical cementation and interdune microtopography similar to the features observed on Mars. We find that the curvilinear interdune strata at the field site in Namibia are the preserved lee slope facies deposited by the dune as it migrated. Early cementation occurs in the interdune vadose zone due to precipitation of salts from groundwater. The formation of aeolianite in Lucaya crater supports suggestions by others that moisture is available for a significant period following crater formation. Moreover, it suggests that groundwater flow is sustained near the surface as well as in the deeper subsurface.

Is Phobos an artificial structure?
Soviet Air Force Colonel Marina Popovich has gone on record stating that Phobos, one of the two Martian moons, is an artificial structure.
She gave this information to CSETI’s International Director, Dr. Steven Greer. Her sources also advised that it is hollow. The credentials of Marina Popovich are second to none.
A Ph.D. from the University of Leningrad, and graduate of the Military Flight school. At the peak of her career she set over 100 aviation records, of which 90 still stand unbroken. Her contacts on the subject stem from her former husband being the first man to rendezvous with another spacecraft in orbit, during the Vostok 4 flight, in August 1962.
Phobos has itself always been considered a rather mysterious object, as has its smaller twin, Deimos. Joseph Shklovskii, a member of the Soviet Academy of science, calculated from the estimated density of the Martian atmosphere, and the “acceleration” of Phobos, that the moon must be hollow. Evidence for this arose in July 1988, when the Russians launched two unmanned planetary probes (Phobos 1 and Phobos 2).
Phobos 1 was lost en route two months later, reportedly because of a radio command error. Phobos 2 was also lost under the most intriguing circumstances, but not before it had beamed back certain images, and information from the planet Mars itself. Phobos 2 arrived safely at Mars in January 1989.
It entered into orbit around Mars as the first step towards its ultimate goal: to transfer to an orbit that would make it fly almost in tandem with the Martian moonlet called Phobos, and explore the moon with equipment that included two packages of instruments to be placed on the surface of the moon Phobos.
The mission was successful until Phobos 2 aligned itself with the Martian Moon. Then, on the 28th March, the Soviet mission control center acknowledged sudden communication “problems” with the spacecraft. Tass, the official Soviet news agency, reported that “Phobos 2 had failed to communicate with Earth, as scheduled, after completing an operation yesterday around the Martin moon Phobos.
Scientists at mission control have been unable to establish radio contact.” The probe revealed anomalies on the surface of Mars (heat radiation leakage, in a perfect geometrical shape running parallel one to one another directly along the equator, and the Face on Mars).
Another anomaly was also found one of the last transmissions from Phobos 2. It was a photograph of a gigantic cylindrical object – a huge, approximately 20km long, 1.5km diameter cigar-shaped ’mother ship’, that was photographed on the 25th March 1989. hanging or packed next to the Martian moon Phobos by the Soviet unmanned probe Phobos.
After that last frame was radio-transmitted back to Earth, the probe mysteriously disappeared; according to the Russians it was destroyed – possibly knocked out with an energy pulse beam.
So what was it that collided or crashed into Phobos 2?
Was the space probe shot out of space for “seeing too much”?
What does the last secret frame show?
Popovich was associated with the controversial frames being ’smuggled’ out of top secret files, and although they have not been publicly released, it is believed however, that the frames have been shown to US and British officials.
The cigar shaped craft in the penultimate frame taken by Phobos 2, is apparently the object casting the oblong shadow on the surface of Mars in an earlier photo.
In October 1989, Soviet scientists published a series of technical reports on the experiments Phobos 2 did manage to conduct. The report confirms that the spacecraft was spinning, either because of a computer malfunction, or because Phobos 2 was “impacted” by an unknown object shortly before contact was lost.

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Henry Gruver: After Death Trip Through Outer Space

Steve Quayle interviews Henry Gruver at GenSix Studios concerning Henry’s death experience in which he was taken on an amazing journey through the cosmos before being returned to life in his body.

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“What if…?”

“What if…?”s inhabit a mental space many parents of severely autistic progeny try to avoid. Really, most of the time, we’re so swamped with the realities of what is, we don’t have the time or energy to “go there.” But, at least for me, it is ultimately unavoidable.
What if Ben were “typical?” Friendships, traveling, lovers, conversations, marriage, adventures, sex, parenthood – there are countless joys he will never know. Sometimes I find myself staring at him as we sit in the backseat, trapped in “What if…?”
What if Ben would look over at me and say, “Dad, don’t say anything to this girl that’ll embarrass me because I really like her, so actually, maybe you should just drop me off,” instead of something like, “Go to McDonald’s,” ten times in an hour. What if Ben were the one behind the wheel, laughing, not at some mysterious, internal script, but at his buddy riding shotgun telling a raunchy joke. What if he could play a Schubert impromptu on piano instead of just listening with the rapt attention that tells us he loves it, even if he’ll never perform it himself? What if he could have become a renowned pianist? And dammit, he really might have.
That’s one thing about a chronic, lifelong disorder like severe autism – it never really lets go. Maybe it loosens a bit, but then it’ll remind you of unavoidable realities, and the grip tightens once again.
I feel the grip tightening and realize where my mind’s wandered because my heart is breaking. I try hard to think of other things.

Russia starts ambitious super-heavy space rocket project

Russia starts ambitious super-heavy space rocket project

On the 25th anniversary of the historic flight of the Soviet space shuttle Buran, Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has formed a working group to prepare “within weeks” a roadmap for the revival of the Energia super-heavy booster rocket.

  The group led by Oleg Ostapenko, the new head of Roscosmos  Federal Space Agency, is set to draw up proposals on the design  of a super-heavy launch vehicle capable of delivering up to 100  tonnes of payload to the baseline orbit, former Soviet minister  of general machine building, Oleg Baklanov, said on Friday.  
  “You have assumed the responsibility and dared to head the  group, which is supposed to find an answer to the question how we  can regain the position we demonstrated to the world with the  launch of a 100-tonne spacecraft [Buran in 1988] within a few  weeks,” the ex-minister told Ostapenko at the event dedicated  to the 25th anniversary of the flight of the Buran shuttle  spacecraft.    
  The new carrier rocket Angara is set to become the base for the  ambitious project that could bring Russia back to its heyday of  space exploration. It could be launched from the Vostochny  Cosmodrome which is now being constructed in Russia’s Far East,  and will replace Kazakhstan’s Baikonur as Russia’s main  launchpad.

Space after all: NASA lifts conference ban for Chinese scientists after massive uproar

Space after all: NASA lifts conference ban for Chinese scientists after massive uproar

NASA has reversed the decision to bar six Chinese scientists from a space conference after US astronomers pledged to boycott the event, fighting for academic freedom.

  The meeting is due to take place in California in early November,  and is set to focus on exoplanets – bodies outside the solar  system.  

  The Chinese scientists were banned from participating, with NASA  saying the decision had been made because of their nationality  and security issues, AFP reported.  

  However, the move triggered a wave of outrage among prominent US  astronomers.  

“The meeting is about planets located trillions of miles away,  with no national security implications,” Geoff Marcy, an  astronomy professor at the University of California, Berkeley,  pointed out in an email to the organizers.  

  China’s Foreign Ministry also blasted NASA’s denial of the  researchers’ applications as discriminatory, arguing that  politics should have no place at academic meetings.  

  After a few days, NASA wrote a letter to the Chinese scientists,  saying they had looked into the law and found no obstacles to the  six attending.  

“We have since been able to clarify the intent of the  referenced legislation and are pleased to inform you that this  decision has been reversed and your paperwork is being reviewed  for clearance,” Xinhua quoted the letter as saying on Monday.  

  However, it isn’t clear yet if the move will work: the necessary  security checks can take several weeks. Plus, the relevant  government offices may still be closed after the US government  shutdown.  

  NASA administrator Charles Bolden responded earlier this month by  pledging to review the committee’s decision, which he blamed on  “mid-level managers” at the agency’s Ames Research Center, which  is hosting the event.  

  The confusion was apparently caused by a US law passed in 2011  that prevents NASA funds from being used to collaborate with  China.  

  The organization wasn’t immediately available for comment after  the latest news, though.  

  NASA went through some hard times earlier this month: due to the  partial government shutdown and the failure to pass the budget on  time, 97 percent of their employees received no salaries in  October. Due to that fact, the organization didn’t manage to  release an official statement.  

What’s up in space

What’s up in space

M-CLASS SOLAR FLARE:  Solar activity is picking up. New sunspot AR1865 erupted this morning (Oct. 9th at 01:48 UT), producing the strongest solar flare in nearly two months. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the M2.8-class eruption: movie. Earth was not in the line of fire, but future eruptions could be geoeffective as the sunspot turns toward our planet in the days ahead.  Solar flare alerts: text, voice.

CME IMPACT, GEOMAGNETIC STORM:  An interplanetary shock wave, possibly the leading edge of a CME, hit Earth’s magnetic field on October 8th at approximately 2015 UT (1:15 pm PDT). The impact sparked a G1-class geomagnetic storm (in progress) and bright auroras around the Arctic Circle. Lana Rupp photographed this “stunning display of color” over Borgarnes, Iceland, during the early hours of Oct. 9th:

Earth is passing through the wake of the CME where a region of high-speed solar wind continues to buffet our planet’s magnetic field. NOAA forecasters, who suspect that a second CME might arrive on Oct. 9th, estimate a 65% chance of polar geomagnetic storms during the next 24 hours. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.