Astronomers Are Gearing Up to Listen for Evidence of Aliens from a Mysterious Interstellar Object

Image credit: Brooks Bays / SOEST Publication Services / Univ. of Hawaii  Creative Commons IN BRIEF The strange celestial object called ‘Oumuamua will be the subject of a Breakthrough Listen initiative to see if it’s giving off a radio signal. While the object is likely natural, astronomers do concede a slight possibility of it being ET in origin. LISTENING IN Our solar system was recently introduced to the first interstellar object in late November. The object, called ‘Oumuamua (a Hawaiian word for “messenger”), has caught the attention of astronomers and space enthusiasts who are toying with the possibility of it … Continue reading Astronomers Are Gearing Up to Listen for Evidence of Aliens from a Mysterious Interstellar Object

The ethics of ET

European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Photo courtesy ESO/Y Beletsky The discovery of independent life beyond Earth would have deep philosophical implications for us, and our ideas of morality by Tim Mulgan is professor of philosophy at University of Auckland in New Zealand, and professor of moral and political philosophy at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is the author of Purpose in the Universe: The Moral and Metaphysical Case for Ananthropic Purposivism(2015). Suppose we woke up tomorrow to learn that extraterrestrial life had been discovered. What difference would that make? Set aside the extreme scenarios … Continue reading The ethics of ET

20 AND BACK: 2 MORE WHISTLEBLOWERS DIVULGE INVOLVEMENT IN SECRET SPACE PROGRAM

by Makia Freeman, Contributor Waking Times 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 … Continue reading 20 AND BACK: 2 MORE WHISTLEBLOWERS DIVULGE INVOLVEMENT IN SECRET SPACE PROGRAM

The Tyranny of Extraterrestrial Messaging

Credit: ALMA: ESO, NAOJ, NRAO, L. Calçada ESO Talking to the rest of the universe takes a whole lot of patience By Caleb A. Scharf on November 22, 2017 Some of the basic assumptions we make about extraterrestrial communication can be woefully naïve. Consider the situation in its gory detail. You decide (perhaps as a species, or perhaps as some resource-rich subset) that you want to ping the cosmos to find out if something else is listening, thinking, and as technological as you are. So you fire up yourradio transmitter, or your big laser and start shooting off ‘Hello’ messages. If our circumstances represent a useful template … Continue reading The Tyranny of Extraterrestrial Messaging

NASA AGAIN ACCUSED OF COVERING UP UFO’S SEEN AT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

by Terence Newton, Staff Writer Waking Times Something strange keeps happening at the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. Aboard the International Space Station, NASA hosts a live-stream, purportedly showing a continuous feed of the earth juxtaposed against the void of space. The feed is watched by people around the world, and every once in a while something interesting happens: the footage will show a moving anomaly, an unidentified flying object (UFO), and the live feed will suddenly go offline. This has been happening for years, causing speculation that NASA is covering up a litany of evidence demonstrating the existence of UFO’s and supporting … Continue reading NASA AGAIN ACCUSED OF COVERING UP UFO’S SEEN AT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

GENETIC ENGINEERING IN THE WOVEN UNIVERSE – THE PROGENITORS & THE EXTRATERRESTRIALS

by V. Susan Ferguson, Contributor Waking Times “This whole universe has come into existence just to carry you to God consciousness.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo, The Shiva Sutras God is everything. God is the all-pervading, imperishable, immutable, immeasurable, eternal One. There is no thing that is not God, otherwise God would not be God. The Cosmogonic Forces that we term God, weave the universes with moving energies that can be described with the language of electromagnetics, scalar and acoustical waves. Cosmogonic Forces are invoked in the ancient sacred Sanskrit text the Rig Veda as Indra, Agni, Soma, Usha, the Ashvins, the Maruts, and more. Every prayer ever … Continue reading GENETIC ENGINEERING IN THE WOVEN UNIVERSE – THE PROGENITORS & THE EXTRATERRESTRIALS

What It Was Like to Wrestle With Neil deGrasse Tyson at Harvard, According to His Teammates

by Adam Elder Before he became the world’s most famous living astrophysicist, TV host and popularizer of science, Neil deGrasse Tyson was a wrestler at Harvard University, where he was named team co-captain his senior year. Though the school is elite, the wrestling team’s record back then (roughly the late 1970s) was far more ordinary. Tyson’s many teammates included David Baer, Tony Cimmarrusti, James A. Phills, Rick Sullivan and Paul Widerman, plus team manager Carol Marquez. Here is their story… Tony Cimmarrusti, teammate: Back then he was Neil Tyson. Paul Widerman, teammate: My first impressions were, This dude is definitely different than the rest of … Continue reading What It Was Like to Wrestle With Neil deGrasse Tyson at Harvard, According to His Teammates