New satellite images have revealed the moment a 1,500-ton meteor exploded over our planet releasing energy 10 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima. NASA, science, earth science
The event took place in December of 2018, and no one detected it.
The meteor exploded over the Bering Sea – between Russia and Alaska – but reports suggest it has only just now been discovered.NASA, science, earth science
According to experts, the event is the second largest meteor explosion to take place in the last 30 years. NASA, science, earth science
Furthermore, it is the second largest explosion since the Chelyabinsk fireball of 2013. NASA, science, earth science
The meteor measures around 10 meters in diameter and as it impacted our atmosphere, it released the same amount of energy as approximately 173 kilotons of TNT.
The fireball was spotted by Peter Brown, a researcher at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, who posted his findings on Twitter: “Airburst over Bering Sea (58.6N, 174.2W) on Dec 18, 2018 @ 2350 UT detected by >16 infrasound stations worldwide. Based on periods in excess of 10 sec, minimum yield is tens of kT range – could be ~100 kT. Probably most energetic fireball since #chelyabinsk” NASA, science, earth science
The 10-meter-wide space object approached Earth at a steep seven degrees and eventually exploded around 25 kilometers above the surface.
The explosion was spotted military satellites which automatically informed NASA, but researchers had missed the information until now.
The meteor explosion was photographed from space by a Japanese weather satellite camera. NASA, science, earth science
Simon Proud, a meteorologist at the University of Oxford, who shared images of the event on Twitter, writing: NASA, science, earth science
“I’m sure it’s the meteor trace. It appears in the images at the right time, it is in the right location, the smoke column is almost vertical, and the smoke is very high. Much higher than any clouds in that region and too high to be a contrail.”
“If Mars had life 4 billion years ago, Mars still has life.” science, science
“Nothing has happened on Mars that would’ve wiped out life. So, if there were life on Mars, it may have moved around, it may have gone into hiding a bit, but it’s probably still there.” science, science
The idea that one of Earth’s neighboring planet, Mars, is inhabited has captured the imagination and inters of scientists throughout decades. space, science, earth science, science
To find out whether or not we are alone in the solar system, and whether or not life somehow evolved on Mars, we’ve spent billions of dollars across different scientific mission to the red planet. space, science, earth science, science
What we know about Mars
And while scientists have obtained promising results, as far as we know, there’s still no signs of life on Mars. space, science, earth science, science
No living organisms have been discovered on the surface by any of the robotic rovers that have explored the red planet.
But maybe, we just haven’t looked for life on Mars in the right place. science, science
After all, Mars is a big planet, and there are plenty of regions left to explore.
In fact, we’ve barely scratched the surface of Mars, and our neighboring planet may still have a couple of surprises up its sleeve.
As far as scientists are concerned, there are very high chances that Mars was inhabited in the distant past. space, science, earth science, science
We know the red planet was home to vas rivers, lakes, and even an ocean. science, science
All of that was packed tightly with an atmosphere, meaning that in the distant past, a few billion years ago, the red planet was a world very similar to Earth.
Life on Mars? science, science
And if that’s the case, and life existed on Mars, it may still be there, according to researcher and co-found of The Genome Partnership Michael Finney. science, science
During t a conference at UC Berkeley, the researcher spoke about the possibility of life on Mars and whether or not it could exist there today. space, science, earth science, science
“If Mars had life 4 billion years ago, Mars still has life,” Finney revealed.
“Nothing has happened on Mars that would’ve wiped out life. So, if there were life on Mars, it may have moved around, it may have gone into hiding a bit, but it’s probably still there.” space, science, earth science, science
The past oceans, river, and lakes on Mars may have been teeming with different alien lifeforms that have since been destroyed as the planet lost its atmosphere and water to space. space, science, earth science, science
But if life did evolve on Mars, it may have found a way to evolve and continue living despite how Mars looks like today.
Finney argues that we only have to look at some of the most remote places on Earth, which happen to resemble certain regions on Mars.
On Earth, scientists have found that life has managed to survive and live in some of the most hostile environments known to man. science, science
Certain microorganisms on Earth have developed resistance to extreme temperature and have managed to adapt to life without water for extensive periods of time. space, science, earth science, science
This, say experts, may just be the case of some microorganism on Mars.
Some of these tiny creatures may have found a way to continue living deep beneath the Martian surface. space, science, earth science, science
If we want to find out whether they existed and still do today, we need new missions to Mars that will look in the right places. science, science
Earth is thought to have been born as a result of repeated asteroid collisions, and Earth’s faithful satellite the moon is believed to have formed by a single giant impact event. space, science, earth science, science
Then, Earth’s size attracted huge meteorites which eventually bombarded the early Earth, causing super-high-temperature rock vapor to cover the entire surface and evaporate all ocean water. space, science, earth science, science
The earliest life-forms survived such infernal events by escaping deep into the ground, miraculously emerging time after time. science, science
The Earth has gone through innumerable catastrophic events, and life has survived by acquiring new abilities to live through each and every crisis.
Humans are part of the grand history of life’s evolution, which has been closely intertwined with repeated cataclysmic events. space, science, earth science, science
Large Asteroid Impact Simulation science, science
This stunning video by Discovery shows is what would happen if a massive asteroid would impact our planet. space, science, earth science, science
In the “Large Asteroid Impact Simulation”, experts simulate the impact of an asteroid with a diameter of more than 500 km.
Impact Destination: The Pacific Ocean. space, science, earth science, science
It is estimated that such an impact would peel 10 km of crust off the surface.
The shockwave caused by the collision travels at hypersonic speeds across the surface.science, science
Resulting debris from the impact is blasted across into low Earth orbit, only to eventually return and destroy the surface of the planet with smaller impacts.
This would heat the atmosphere until it’s like the interior of an oven, triggering extensive forest fires and cooking anything that isn’t protected beneath the surface. space, science, earth science, science
Eventually, firestorms encircle the Earth and vaporize all life in its way.
The combination of dust and smoke caused by the global forest fires could remain in the Earth’s atmosphere for a year or so. This would completely block out the light of the Sun. And without sunlight, much of the Earth’s plant life, on land and in the sea, will perish. space, science, earth science, science
Within just 24 hours, the surface of the Earth turns uninhabitable.
Geological evidence suggests that such catastrophic events have happened at least six times during Earth’s long history.
The last time such a catastrophic collision is thought to have taken place is some 65 million years ago, when a massive asteroid collided against the Earth, eventually forming the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico and causing the extinction of the dinosaurs.
According to experts, on average, an asteroid this size impacts the Earth every 50 to 100 million years. space, science, earth science, science
Vesta, the Largest Asteroid science, science
The largest asteroid in our solar system is Vesta, a massive space rock that measures 578 km by 458 km and has a mass of 2.67 x 1020 kg.
It has a magnitude of +5.4 to +8.5 and can be easily observed with binoculars on a clear night. space, science, earth science, science
It has been seen with the unaided eye on several occasions.
An international team of researchers has identified what they claim could correspond to the first evidence of the detachment of the lower part of a tectonic plate, a phenomenon specified in theory but never previously detected by geology. space, science, earth science, science
Earth’s Crust Peeling into Two science, science
Tragically, in 1969, a massive earthquake off the coast of Portugal gave rise to a massive tsunami that created chaos and destruction. Some 200 years before that, on the 1st of November 1755, a giant 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Portugal, destroying the city of Lisbon. space, science, earth science, science
Two Earthquakes occurring in around 200 years is not something alarming, but it is worrying when seismologist found that the earthquakes occurred in a relatively flat abyssal region, far from any known tectonic faults with significant length and surface expression. science, science
The idea is that the Earth’s crust could be peeling into two. In other words, the top part of the crust may be peeling off the bottom layer.
And while this phenomenon has never before been observed, a group of researchers reported in April at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly held in Vienna how the peeling of the crus may give rise to a new subduction zone, an area in which one tectonic plate is driven beneath a different one. space, science, earth science, science
The Atlantic Ocean Could Disappear
João C. Duarte, from the University of Lisbon, had previously concluded together with other experts that an anomaly in that same area could cause the European continent to move towards Canada reducing the size of the Atlantic Ocean. space, science, earth science, science
Now, Duarte leads a study that has been given the task of studying data collected in recent years to clarify what happens at the site. science, science
Duarte and his team analyzed a previous scan of the Eurasian tectonic plate.
The data had suggested that one part of the lithosphere began to sink under another in what was suspected to be the birth of a subduction zone, something never before witnessed in geology. space, science, earth science, science
Duarte and his team linked these results with other results obtained int he past, which pointed to the fact that ocean water currently seeps to the bottom of the plate through a network of fractures in it, and while doing so, it softens the minerals of the lithosphere in a process known as serpentinization.
Now, this modified layer might be inducing enough weakness in the plate for the lower layer to peel away from the top layer. science, science
That peeling could lead to deep cracks that trigger a tiny subduction zone, the National Geographic reported. space, science, earth science, science
And while this paper isn’t the first to propose such an idea, it is the first time we actually see the theory backed up by solid data. science, science
It is noteworthy to mention that the study has still not been published in a peer-reviewed journal. space, science, earth science, science
It’s a story that sounds fit for a Hollywood movie. science, science
Have you ever thought about the process mankind had to go through to send a man successfully into space? science, science
Both the USSR and the USA had to do the unimaginable to take mankind beyond Earth and into space.
But this journey was not easy. It was dangerous. It was hard. It required sacrifice and a lot of willpower. science, science
Getting to space is mankind’s destiny. We are a people from the starts, and we are mean to explore the cosmos.
But the journey of traveling to space took its toll. Mistakes happen, and things don’t go according to plan. science, science
Both the USSR and the USA had their fair share of accidents while working their way to space.
Apollo 1, and Apollo 13 were just a few of the many issues the USA and NASA had to face and put behind them to take mankind to the stars.
But the USSR, just like the USA, had their issues while taking their cosmonauts to space.
Their story is much more mysterious and stranger than that of the USA.
The Lost Cosmonauts science, science
As the USSR was competing with the USA in the space race, a bizarre ‘accident’ took place that no one has ever explained. It involves one Soviet cosmonaut’s last moments in space, and the story behind it will give you goosebumps.
On April 12, 1961, Russia made history becoming the first country to successfully send the first human being into Earth’s orbit: pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history as he manned the Vostok Capsule in space. science, science
The USA could not stay behind Russia and in the months following the success of the USSR, they sent their own astronaut into space, when Alan Shepard successfully performed a sub-orbital mission in the Mercury space program.
The Space Race was officially on. science, science
The USSR wanted more. They prepared to send another man in space. But this time, unlike Gagarin, the cosmonaut would orbit Earth multiple times, beating Gagarin’s achievement. science, science
And as both sides made it to space, the USSR supposedly wanted to become the first country to send a woman into space. science, science
According to a mysterious recording intercepted by amateur radio operators, the USSR made it happen, but the mission was anything but successful.
Supposedly, the female cosmonaut whose name has never been declassified made it to space in May of 1961. science, science
But during re-entry, the Soviet Spacecraft malfunctioned, and the Italian Amateur radio Operators, the Judica-Cordiglia brothers picked up an S.O.S. transmission from the female cosmonaut as she was plunging back to Earth.
Although the following recordings have ever been proven to be accurate, it is believed that the spacecraft spent a week in space. By the time re-entry too place, the spacecraft’s Oxygen supplies were running extremely low.
And as the spacecraft made its way to Earth, an eerie radio transmission was intercepted coming from the spacecraft: science, science
“listen… listen! come in! come in… come in… talk to me! talk to me! I am hot… I am hot! what? forty- five? what? forty-five? fifty? yes… yes… breathing… breathing… oxygen… oxygen… I am hot… isn’t this dangerous? it’s all… yes… how is this? what? talk to me! how should I transmit? yes… what? our transmission begins now… forty-one… this way… yes… I feel hot… I feel hot… it’s all… it’s hot… I feel hot… I can see a flame… I can see a flame! I feel hot… I feel hot… thirty-two… thirty-two… forty-one… am I going to crash? yes… yes… I feel hot… I feel hot! I will re-enter…” science, science
According to the allegedly intercepted transmission, during re-entry, the spacecraft was taking to much heat, and the cosmonaut inside it was exposed to extreme temperatures. science, science
Further reports suggest that on May 26, 1961, the Soviet announced their spacecraft returned to Earth. The Capsule was severely burned, but no cosmonaut was found inside.
The USSR never acknowledged they lost a cosmonaut in space, and many people treat the recordings and story as a massive conspiracy. science, science
In total, the Judica-Cordiglia brothers released nine recordings over a period of four years. The details were as follows: science, science
- May 1960, a manned spacecraft reports it is going off course.
- November 28, 1960, a faint SOS Morse Code signal is sent from another troubled spacecraft leaving Earth’s orbit.
- February 1961, a cosmonaut is audibly recorded suffocating to death.
- April 1961, a capsule is recorded orbiting the Earth three times before re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere just days before Yuri Gagarin made his historic flight. science, science
- May 1961, an orbiting spacecraft makes an appeal for help after going out of control.
- October 1961, a cosmonaut loses control of his spacecraft which veers off into deep space.
- November 1962, a space capsule misjudges re-entry bouncing off the Earth’s atmosphere and out into space. science, science
- November 1963, a female cosmonaut dies during re-entry.
- April 1964, another cosmonaut is killed when his capsule burns up in the Earth’s atmosphere. science, science
A top aerospace Area 51 scientist who died this summer blew the whistle of multiple unbelievable details. According to him, UFOs are real and as a matter of fact, the people who now work in the US government are the aliens that traveled back here in their flying saucers.
While being on deathbed, this scientist gave a strange interview in which he claims to have confidential information about the US government’s UFO program.
Boyd Bushman is a scientist who worked for Lockheed-Martin, Hughes Aircraft and many other famous companies.
His career is as long as 40 years and his prominence relies on many awards he won within the years.
Other reports even attribute him to developing the Stinger missile, the shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile which was part of multiple conflicts in the past 30 years.
Although Bushman died the last August. However, while on his deathbed, he presented an eerie interview which went viral on YouTube with over 1 million views.
The notoriety of the video shouldn’t surprise you at all. Basically, all the things he talks about have a speculative yet mysterious nature which can easily attract the human mind.
In the video, Bushman tells his story of being a top-secret worker. His duty was to ‘reverse engineer’ UFO technology for employment by the United States military. However, the claims he states reach even a much more radical level.
Bushman also demonstrates numerous photos of UFOs and aliens who died in the infamous Area 51 military base in Nevada desert.
After getting crunk in Las Vegas, a retired Area 51 employee makes some startling admissions. How long do you think it’ll be until he ‘mysteriously’ disappears?
If you needed any further proof about the shady practices at the world’s most infamous facility where alien technology is developed and tested, you’ve got it. Just listen to this story coming from a retired Area 51 employee who got too drunk for his own safety and started spilling some highly-sensitive beans.
The story is told through the recollection of a vlogger who lived next door to a man who drank too much. The boozer had once held a position in the U.S. military and during his involvement with Uncle Sam, he had seen some disturbing stuff at Area 51. It was probably the reason he started drinking in the first place.
The vlogger was intrigued by his neighbor’s past and always pestered him for information regarding aliens and UFOs but the man always evaded his questions. But then one night when the entire neighborhood was dark due to a power outage, the former Area 51 employee was drunk enough to stop caring about his vow not to divulge sensitive info.
The vlogger and the military man were looking up at the night sky and all of a sudden, the former says:
Hey, you see Orion’s belt? You see how you see two stars that are straight, very parallel to each other and there’s a little star that’s slightly adjacent to off to left… Well, the bad aliens live on that adjacent star.”
According to his admission, the stereotypical grey aliens with bulbous heads and dark, almond-shaped eyes are actually the good guys. The malevolent ones are tall, brown and “they smell.” Sounds like a reptilian description so the man’s story checks out.
When the vlogger asked how the aliens –good and bad– manage to bridge the immense gap between their worlds and ours, the military man told him their ships were advanced enough to generate power out of vacuum. The fabled zero point energy that would solve all of our power needs is in the hands of extraterrestrials and the government has been shaking hands with them for a long time.
The UFOs seen by the former employee use that energy to power a device mounted at the front of their craft capable of warping spacetime in such a manner that interstellar travel is achieved almost instantaneously. Whistleblowers like Bob Lazar have made public similar claims pertaining to the way E.T. travels, so there might be some truth behind the drunken admission of a man who’s allegedly seen aliens and their machines.
According to reports, Trish Chamberson, an official spokesperson from NASA has confirmed the existence of extra-terrestrial life and has claimed that aliens have been visiting planet Earth for thousands of years.
NASA spokeswoman confirms the existence of aliens
During the two-hour briefing, Chamberson confirmed that a number of theories which had previously been dismissed as groundless speculation from fringe enthusiasts are actually grounded in reality. Chamberson made various sensational allegations in the course of the interview, claiming that the alien species known as the Greys have been visiting Earth for thousands of years and that they may have had a hand in the construction of megastructures such as the ancient pyramids of Giza and various other buildings dotted around the world.
There are so many films, documentaries and TV programs on aliens, that we thought everyone was aware of them by now
Chamberson went on to confirm various theories about alien mining operations in the solar system. She claimed one of the mines was on the far side of the Moon and that various planets in the solar system were being assessed for minerals. Recently, she claimed aliens have begun to mine Jupiter, which is why observers have been able to see several apparently new rings appearing around the gas giant.
Sorry. We just kinda assumed everyone knew about it
Chamberson also alleged that NASA is in regular contact with no less than four different and entirely separate alien species from various locations in the galaxy. She claimed that all contact with the alien species have been amicable. While the aliens have raised no serious bone of contention with humanity, Chamberson has alleged that they have expressed concern about the proliferation and testing of nuclear weapons which has serious consequences not only for life on Earth but for races of peoples all over the galaxy.
The aliens are actually harmless and only interested in the planet’s natural resources