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Apollo 16 Mission on the Moon, April 16-27, 1972. Astronaut Charles Duke photographed collecting lunar samples at Station 1. What is that object seen behind him?

NASA calls it the science of astrobiology, but we all know it refers to searching for extraterrestrial life, aliens and ufo’s.

The scientific search our in the universe has been ongoing and there is no end in sight.  There are 2,000 plus Earth observatories, and hundreds of space missions and satellite launches;  yet no government has come forward to claim they have found life in the galaxy. If  and when the do, NASA has declared itself to be our planetary protectors.

Naysayers even wonder if man was on the Moon at all.  The TV show Mythbusters proved we humans were there, so it must be true. http://alienufoparanormal.aliencasebook.com/2008/07/28/moon-conspiracy-goin-down–mythbusters-to-tackle-moon-landing-conspiracy-theories.aspx 

Thousands of people have come forward claiming to have been abducted or reported having seen UFO’s. 

One of NASA’s own claims there is a cover-up.  Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, appeared on a British radio show to say that he was “privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet and the U.F.O. phenomena is real.”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/moonwalker-aliens-exist_n_114884.html 

Col. Phillip J. Corso, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Roswell, Area 51, etc.

Mitchell and Gordon Cooper say that new investigations are warranted in UFO’s: 50 Years of Denial?, a documentary that aired on The Learning Channel.  It now available on a cd or on youtube.

The CIA closed the Colorado Project, the last comprehensive government UFO probe, in the late 1960s, after a government panel concluded “further extensive study of UFOs probably cannot be justified in the expectation that science will be advanced.”

The Colorado Project may be closed,  by the door to study astrobiology and extraterrestial life forms is wide open.

To discuss the current state of affairs The Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) 2010 is currently underway in League City, Texas. 

WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a news media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the status of agency-sponsored astrobiology research, including the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life and the study of how life began on Earth. Topics also will include the quest for evidence of life on Mars, the habitability of other celestial bodies, and future technology research.

This week, NASA and scientists from around the world are gathering at a biennial meeting near Houston to celebrate 50 years of astrobiology research. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. Scientists gathered to share new data and insights, initiate and advance collaborations, plan new projects, and educate the next generation of astrobiologists. http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/apr/HQ_M10-064_ET_Telecon.html

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA’s website at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

Tweets from the lectures and events are provided by the Astrobiology Magazine on their twitter feed at http://twitter.com/AstrobiologyMag

One could always take out insurance.  Then again why when everyone in authority denies they exist?  We won’t count the fact that when a President says he’s seen a UFO-  one has to wonder if the, ” Truth Is Out There,” quoting Fox Moulder from the X-files.  Presiden Carter filed two formal reports when he was governor. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TIO-zfWDcRwJ:www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc782.htm+jimmy+carter+ufo&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Any published articles or reports from the conference should make for an interesting read.   Not as entertaining as an X-files episode though.  No doubt, the leading astrobiologists are proving that there is in fact, justification in the expectation that science will be advanced.  It’s too bad they can’t, or won’t prove that UFO’s and aliens exist and that President Obama has cut NASA’s budget. 

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In the hunt for extraterrestial  life scientists are looking in to space, monitoring images and soundwaves and looking for clues on Earth.

World renowned physicist Steven Hawking points out in his documentary that, his mathematical brain cannot discount the possibility of alien intelligence when there are endless possibilities inside the hundreds of billions of galaxies we know are out there.  

Told you so.

The Discovery Channel special entitled ‘Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: Aliens’ is featured at http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/stephen-hawking/ He says that humans should try to avoid any contact with the aliens because it can be devastating in humanity saying: “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”

I doubt Hawking is part of the propaganda machine to prepare earthlings.  We already have so much indoctrination from Area 51 to Carl Sagan’s novel and movie Contact.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_%28novel%29)  I don’t think anyone will be surprised when governments officially admit that there are other non Earth life forms and share hard evidence.  Aliens and UFO’s have become rather mainstream.

I don’t have to see God to know he exists, nor do I need a UFO or an alien to show up in my backyard to prove they exist.  In November 2009, The Pontifical Academy of Sciences held a conference on astrobiology, the study of life beyond Earth. Father Jose Funes, a Jesuit astronomer at the Vatican Observatory said: “As a multiplicity of creatures exists on Earth, so there could be other beings, also intelligent, created by God. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/6536400/The-Vatican-joins-the-search-for-alien-life.html  I must still be getting into heaven for believing in aliens.

SETI, The Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence hasn’t proven much even after 50 years of searching and wants your help.  SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the search. You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

Emission from radio galaxies with jets of material that are ejected at relativistic speeds from the central supermassive black hole, ending with hot-spots as the material clumps together.

The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a new pan-European radio astronomy facility, has started mapping the Universe at very low energy wavelengths, a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is relatively unexplored.  SETI will use LOFAR to search for low frequency radio signals from civilisations on planets orbiting nearby stars. http://www.astron.nl/about-astron/press-public/news/lofar-opens-low-frequency-universe-and-starts-new-seti-search/lofar-o

There are over 2000 more optical, IR, laser, nutrino,  and solar observatories on Earth alone.  You can enter latitude and longitude coordinates or search by kind at The U.S. Naval Observatory and H.M. Nautical Almanac Office at http://www.eso.org/~ndelmott/obs_sites.html 

You can track real time satellite locations from here http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=20082 (requires JAVA) and an over view of more from the DXZONE home page  http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Software/Satellite_tracking/

Real Time tracking by satellite name an location that allows the reader to pick and choose a list to follow is at http://www.n2yo.com/.  Highly recommended.

Or if your just interested in the weather sat images http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=2703

There is David and Cecilia Taylor’s Satellite Page for some basics too at http://www.satsignal.eu/ 

Environmental Satellite Images

A Comprehensive Resource List to View the latest near real time satellite images http://www.nwas.org/committees/rs/nwasat.html

NWAS is an awesome opportunity to see earth and space, and of course, look for alien spacecraft!

If you are really anal and don’t care about what’s up there, you can just keep track of your car or fleet of vehicles down here at http://www.geomoto.com/landing.html?gclid=CNOdp5WKp6ECFWV75QodeVkXEQ

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It is your constitutional right to bear arms.  It is also your choice to own a gun, but the battle in some states legislatures gives more people the opportunity than others.  Idiots like Joseph Sean McVey sure don’t help the cause any.

In Chicago you can’t have a weapon in your home to defend yourself.  How stupid is that?  The Supreme Court is going to let us know as they debate the case.  In contrast, in Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer has signed legislation allowing residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. http://thestatecolumn.com/articles/04_22/california_arizona_oklahoma_pass_gun_laws_8394.php

Washington D.C. Vote, which suffered a setback this week when the voting rights bill stalled in Congress, publicly called on President Obama today to state he will veto any legislation that includes provisions to roll back the city’s gun control laws. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2010/04/dc_vote_obama_should_veto_any.html

In 2008, a 5-4 ruling specifically struck down a ban on handguns in Washington, D.C. The court ruled that the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns is incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment.  http://cbs2chicago.com/local/supreme.court.handguns.2.757471.html

The Obama Administration has signed laws allowing guns in national parks, and we know the President himself  is well protected by gun toting security. 

North Carolina has a permitting system that requires training and criminal background checks, Ohio also has a waiting period and a background check requirement.  Over the weekend-

 

A 23-year-old Ohio man carrying a handgun was arrested near the runway as President Obama was leaving Asheville, NC.  Joseph Sean McVey pulled his car by the gate and was listening to a police scanner,  just as Air Force One was taxiing.  The officer and Secret Service agents asked for McVey’s identification and when they ran his driver’s license number through a computer it did not come back as valid, according to the case summary.

When the officer asked what he was doing, McVey stated “he heard the president was in town. He stated he wanted to see the president,” according to a case summaryhttp://www.alan.com/

He heard the President was in town, but not his town?

His car was equipped with clear LED law enforcement-style strobe lights in the front and rear dash, Smith said. The car also had a mounted digital camera in the front window, four large antennas on the trunk lid, and under the steering wheel was a working siren box. Smith said McVey was not in law enforcement.

When McVey got out of the car, he was listening to a handheld scanner and radio that had a remote earpiece, Smith said. Police said he was monitoring local agencies and had formulas for rifle scopes on a note in his cup holder. Police did not immediately elaborate on what the formulas might mean and Smith was not available to comment late Sunday.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/25/joseph-mcvey-a… 

Showing up to see the President carrying a gun in a souped up car with rifle mounts is just stupid.  Score one for security.  Eventually we we hear where he got his gun.  So who is this idiot Joseph Sean McVey ?

 

Joseph Sean McVey Social Media background:

A variety of social networking and personal websites also show that Joseph Sean McVey is a HAM radio enthusiast.

On policelink.monster.com, McVey wrote that his hobbies include “shooting, fishing, hunting, piano, trumpet (and) voice.”

McVey, a resident of Coshocton, Ohio, graduated from West Liberty University in July 2009, according to a website he created listing himself as a sound engineer. The school has about 2,600 students and is located about an hour southwest of Pittsburgh.

He majored in music technology, according to his Myspace profile, which also lists him as a HAM radio operator with the call sign K8JSM. According to a post by McVey on qrz.com, a HAM radio-oriented website, he goes by his middle name, Sean.

On Sunday, an Asheville airport police officer noticed large antennas on McVey’s vehicle as he sat near an airport runway.

“Generally my antennas sit at the bottom of the rear windshield, on the front lip of my trunk, and this provides for some directionality towards the front of the vehicle,” McVey wrote on qrz.com. “This enables me to help increase signal strength when necessary.”

McVey’s sites indicate he may be a member of SKYWARN, a National Weather Service program that calls on citizens to report severe weather.

On Friday, he posted two “tweets” from Limestone, N.C., on his Twitter account. Limestone is a small town about 25 minutes south of Asheville.

McVey posted three tweets additional tweets before he was arrested, the last, which he posted on Saturday, citing a CNN warning of tornado watches in multiple states.http://twitter.com/jseanmcvey

His Xanga profile page, last updated in 2006, lists his birthday as April 16, 1987.

In 2007, McVey posted a blog on his Myspace profile that said he got a job working “as IntelliTarget Marketing. (Verifying addresses on magazine subscriptions and, soon, political ‘advertising’ for the One Million Republicans, a new Republican group postered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay).”

Other blogs describe girl troubles and his frustrations surrounding his efforts to become a good pianist. He hasn’t posted a new blog since 2008.

His Facebook page, which the Citizen-Times had limited access to, lists him as a fan of Asheville and, separately, as a fan of downtown Asheville.

His website is http://jseanmcvey.com/

On his YouTube account, McVey has favorited more than 100 videos, including multiple law enforcement-related videos and one that allegedly shows U.S. soldiers accidentally killing civilians in Iraq.

None of the sites examined by the Citizen-Times included any mention of President Barack Obama.  Some background info provided from http://www.democraticunderground.com/

Don’t you wonder what your social media background says about you?  Have you googled yourself lately?

Responsible citizens are not criminals.  Not running background checks on people is negligent, only a mere inconvenience for the privilege. 

It is a right to own a firearm under law. It is the person’s responsibility to act accordingly and be a law-abiding citizen. It is choice or a decision that a person has to make whether he or she gets behind the wheel intoxicated or decides to go on a “rampage.” It is this great country that gives a citizen the resources, rights and opportunity to succeed and feel protected of their freedom. It is the choice of a citizen to follow the laws. When the majority of society becomes uncivil and unethical with their resources and decisions is when everyone will be in danger. http://www.dailytargum.com/opinions/gun-ownership-law-properly-protects-citizens-rights-1.2233714

McVey, obviously made the wrong choice. 

Steve Lee – writer and performer of the infamous song “I Like Guns” – swung by for a tour of NRA headquarters last week. While there, he was good enough to sit down and play an acoustic version of his YouTube hit for the cameras. Spliced into the mix are shots of Steve & his wife Tracey’s tour, his time at the range, and meeting some of the folks at the office. via The NRA Blog http://www.nrablog.com/post/2010/04/26/Steve-Lee-Unplugged-I-Like-Guns.aspx.

I like guns, but not in the wrong hands.

On the recommended reading list- Ted Nugent’s Ted, White & Blue.  http://www.amazon.com/Ted-White-Blue-Nugent-Manifesto/dp/1596985550

U.S. Firearms
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Assault weapons ban
ATF (law enforcement)
Brady Violence Prevention Act
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Federal Firearms License
Firearm case law
Firearm Owners Protection Act
Gun Control Act of 1968
Gun laws in the U.S. — by state
Gun laws in the U.S. — federal
Gun politics in the U.S.
National Firearms Act
Straw purchase
Sullivan Act (New York)
Violent Crime Control Act

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Boobquake, the event to create an earthquake is set for Monday, April 26, 2010.  

Just when you think you’ve heard every conspiracy theory regarding the volcano’s and earthquakes, along comes a Muslim cleric saying that woman who reveal their breasts can cause earthquakes.  You couldn’t make this stuff up.

Tehran (April 24, 2010): A senior Iranian cleric opined that social decency would avoid earthquakes, the Tehran press reported Saturday.

Ayatollah Ahmad Janati, head of the senate-like Guardian Council, said that although no one can predict quakes, moral lifestyles filled with prayer and the giving of alms could prevent seismic activity.

The remarks by Jannati followed comments last week by cleric Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi suggesting that social immorality – such as improper women’s clothing and extramarital sex – would increase the probability of earthquakes.

Women in Iran are required by Islamic authorities to wear a head scarf and long gown to hide hair and body contours.http://www.thesundaily.com/article.cfm?id=45966

Self described Jen McCreight, is a liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist trapped in Indiana who runs the blog blaghag .  http://www.blaghag.com/2010/04/in-name-of-science-i-offer-my-boobs.html 

In the name of science she is offering her boobs to disprove that breasts cause earthquakes and wants women around the world to help her disprove the Ayatollahs statements. So far 159, 266 people have agreed to participate in the event on facebook.

I have a modest proposal.

Sedighi claims that not dressing modestly causes earthquakes. If so, we should be able to test this claim scientifically. You all remember the homeopathy overdose?

Time for a Boobquake.

On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that’s your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. If not, I’m sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn’t rumble. And if we really get through to him, maybe it’ll be one involving plate tectonics.

So, who’s with me? I may be a D cup, but that will probably only produce a slight tremor on its own. If you’ll be joining me on twitter, use the tag #boobquake! Or join the facebook event!

 

Breasts Soap Dispenser

In an attempt to not objectify women she later wrote, “I just want to apologize if this comes off as demeaning toward women.”  She also promises to do some follow up on her research.

And to the scientists who are concerned with my methods – don’t worry, I fully plan on doing some statistics after the event. I know many earthquakes happen on a daily basis, so we’re looking to see if Boobquake significantly increases the number or severity of earthquakes.

Science definitely won’t be boring for Boobquake Monday. 

Follow the earthquake tremors at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/.

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Visible Volcanic Shockwaves and UFO’s?

Iceland’s rumbling, smoking volcano Eyjafjallajokull shows rainbow-like shockwaves belching from the crater like snakes from a can of nuts.  Nothing to fear, though, it’s merely the aftereffects of Plinian events. via Fox http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/23/stunning-new-video-shows-shockwaves-icelands-volcano/ The video was loaded April 20, 2010.

Nothing to Fear?  Fear itself?

The explosions are called Plinian events, after the historian Pliny who described the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. 

The gases expand rapidly and separate from the magma, causing explosive bursts of tremendous magnitude equivalent to a significant dynamite explosion. As the video shows, the explosion hurls incandescent blobs of lava hundreds of feet into the air — and cause visible shockwaves.

Bursts of tremendous magnitude? As big as a dynamite explosion? Visible shockwaves? Mmmm?

The seismic activity surrounding the volcano isn’t showing the kind of activity you would expect from an eruption large enough to create visible shockwaves. 

We have this report that things are relatively calm:

The power of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption has remained stable for at least the last two days according to emergency coordinators in South Iceland. The volcanic cloud has swung round to the northwest of the glacier today, but there is little ash fall. The cloud has become lighter in colour, indicating more steam and less ash.  http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/04/23/iceland-volcano-update-2/

The GPS stations have provided important constraints on the evolution of the activity at the volcano. Thorvaldseyri (THEY) started moving south in the end of December followed by rapid deformation at Skogaheidi (SKOG) and Steinsholt (STE2) in the weeks prior to the eruption. Stations Solheimaheidi (SOHO) and Godabunga (GOLA) have also shown significant deformation due to the activity.

Two new sites were installed in the two days prior to the eruption on Fimmvörðuháls (20. March), FIM2, a quadripod station on Fimmvörðuháls, and BAS2, steel rod in Básar. Another steel rod site, SVBH, was installed north of THEY and closer to the summit crater on the 15. April, day after it started erupting.

BAS2 Monitoring Site

Hard to believe something so simple looking could provide so much data. Surprisingly though, the readouts aren’t showing the kind of shifts one would expect from an earthquake spewing lava.

BASAR - GPS Time Series

The U.S. Geological page shows absolutely no readings from this volcano. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php. A few quakes are being reported at Iceland Mets Physics Department at http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/englishweb/.

In opposition to Ice News saying things are calm, The Institute of Earth Sciences and various collaborators said in the most recent update, “Some fluctuations, with a peak shortly after midnight 22 April related to a small flood of meltwater. Since the onset of the explosive eruption the tremor has overall been gradually increasing, with superimposed fluctuations.” http://www.earthice.hi.is/page/ies_Eyjafjallajokull_eruption

Visible shockwaves aren’t uncommon, occurring with any volcano having an explosive eruption, Quick explained.(sic. Associate vice president for research and dean of grad studies at Southern Methodist University) On the smaller scale, Plinian events cause them and lead to ejecting blobs of lava. But Quick notes that such rumbles can have much greater ramifications.

“On the larger scale, they cause Plinian eruptions like Mt. St Helen in 1981,” he pointed out. via Fox News.

UFO or Solar Flare?

In the debate over whether or not the volcano is becoming more or less active, and how much invisible ash there is; there has been a frenzy of odd images and conspiracy.  Check out this UFO in the above photo, a black sphere shaped object sitting in front of the sun near the volcano at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/ufo-near-iceland-volcano-on-webcam/

A perfect sphere or just the sun? A lense flare caught at just the right moment?

At this video from Earth Changes UFO’s Iceland Volcano Sky News V-Shape UFO Formation 18/04/10 one poster claims:

The Iceland volcano UFO was a single scout craft of the terraforming fleet, serving within the Federation. A craft of the member Star Nation of Tau Ceti…from the constellation of Cetus 11.8 light years away…..
So not actually a “formation,” as conjectured..

These boomerang or diamond-shaped scouts were similar types to those observed over Phoenix Arizona in 1997, known as the “Phoenix Lights.”

April 23, 2010. What is that OBJECT?

Eyjafjallajokull volcano 23th of April 2010. Ten Minutes Later.

Another UFO, a solar lense flare? What?

You can still watch the eruption through the clouds. Vodafon has imposed limited access unless you live in Iceland and the Mila.is webcams gets overloaded. Photos in ten minute increments are at http://picasaweb.google.com/102175391233488315229.

Here is a lovely shot of the sun over the volcano from this morning-sans UFO’s and lense flares.  Enjoy the weekend!

April 24, 2010.

P.S.- There is a Quake Watch 2010 Forum at for the latest at http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread531038/pg118

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A full-disk multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March 30, 2010

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO the space telescope designed to study the sun released it’s first images this week and they are spectacular.

Launched on February 11th from Cape Canaveral, the observatory has spent the past two months moving into a geosynchronous orbit and activating its instruments. As soon as SDO’s telescope doors opened, the spacecraft began beaming back scenes so beautiful and puzzlingly complex that even seasoned observers were stunned, reported NASA.

“The Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI) is performing splendidly,” reports HMI principal investigator Phil Scherrer of Stanford University. “We’re getting very high-quality, high signal-to-noise data.”

The Extreme UV Variability Experiment (EVE) is online, too, “and we’re getting great data as well,” says principal investigator Tom Woods of the University of Colorado, Boulder.

EVE monitors the sun where it is most variable—in the extreme UV part of the electromagnetic spectrum. At these wavelengths, the brightness of the sun can rise and fall a hundredfold in the blink of an eye, heating and “puffing up” Earth’s upper atmosphere, and dragging down satellites. EVE measures these changes with unprecedented time and spectral resolution.  http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/21apr_firstlight/

HMI and EVE and the entire SDO seems to be operating splendidly, but unfortunately it took three weeks for NASA to reveal any images. Unprecedented time should allow for real time images, but us mere earthlings will have to wait another month for daily images.  The implications of such detailed events on the sun will surely have this tinfoil hat wearing observer looking to coordinate data, to earth events like volcano’s and earthquakes.

The observatory is still being commissioned, and a good deal of testing and calibration remains to be done before regular, daily images become available in mid-May.

SOHO MDI Image. A bald sun for today.

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 8 days
2010 total: 15 days (13%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)
Since 2004: 785 days
Typical Solar Min: 485 days via http://www.spaceweather.com/

All looks calm on the sun today, unless you look at the images from STEREO from behind. 

Itunes offers a free app for SOHO (SOHO Viewer) and also STEREO (3D Sun) and for $1.99 the Solar Monitor app is well worth it in providing additional information with the images.  All three are in near real time.

Someone needs to comes up with an application that links solar activity to earthquakes and volcano’s, but it won’t be me.  Maybe take it farther to coordinate with seismographs around the world?

If one exists, do tell or share your favorite app or link in the comment section for space and science news.

While the sun has had no sunspots for 8 days, here on the 3rd planet  from the sun, Earth is still tumultuous.

There have been three 5+M Earthquakes this morning alone: Bio Bio Chile 5.9M, Eastern New Guinea 5.3M, Guam 5.4.

The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland has ongoing eruptions. http://en.vedur.is/Much of Europe air travel seems to be operational, either flying above or below the invisible ash cloud. The Shiveluch, and Kliuchevskoi volcano’s in Russia are showing increased seismic activity and increased thermal anomalies as well. 

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world at http://www.gdacs.org/ 

A pat on the back to The Solar Dynamics Observatory team.  Now get busy so we can see what’s going on up there, because down here the Earth sure seems pissed.  

Mmmm, I wonder if you turned the SDO toward earth for images what we would discover. 

Don’t for forget about the LYRID METEOR SHOWER: It peaked yesterday, April 22nd and is caused by the Earth passing through a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). The best time to look is during the hours before dawn.

For more information about NASA TV downlinks and streaming video, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 

Solar Dynamics Observatory — home page

SDO, The Variable Sun Mission — (Science@NASA)

HT to http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/04/21/solar-dynamics-observatory-first-images-to-be-released-today/

“Carpe diem. Seize the day.” 

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X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

UPDATE https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/x-37b-space-plane-ready-set-go-for-what/

The X-37B  Orbital Test Vehicle also referred to as the Advanced Technology Demonstrator  is set for launch tonight, April 22, 2010. It will be taken aloft by The Atlas V in the 501 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41. The planned liftoff time is 7:52 p.m. and the launch window will extend through 8:01 p.m.

The X-37B OTV is not your everyday launch.  First of all, this is not a NASA program, but a U.S. government launch that is cloaked in secrecy.   Shuttle Atlantis only this morning has reached its seaside perch on launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.  It is targeted for a six crew, May 14 launch to the International Space Station. http://flametrench.flatoday.net/

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Air Force's Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) rolls out to its Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad arriving at 11 a.m. EDT today. Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance.

 The X-37 program, while originally a NASA initiative, is now led by Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office officials, which expedite development and fielding of select Defense Department combat support and weapons systems. AFRCO officials are currently working on the X-37B program, building upon early development and testing conducted by officials from NASA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory. http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123199790 

Angie Blair, an Air Force spokeswoman for the project added, “that the X-37B will be operated by contractors under the direction of Air Force Space Command’s 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron.”  

The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_14924089?source=rss said the launch was being done by the Centennial-based United Launch Alliance.  This will be United Launch Alliance’s third launch of the year and the 21st Atlas V launch in program history. http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/.

    

Featured above is one of, “Trevor Paglen’s “I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems From the Pentagon’s Black World.” Paglen, an “artist, writer and experimental geographer,” has assembled about 40 colorful patch insignia from secret, military “black” programs that are hardly ever discussed in public… Almost every patch has a Latin phrase at the bottom, e.g. Semper en Obscurus, or “Always in the Dark,” the motto of the Air Force’s Special Projects Office.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/opinion/08iht-edbeam.1.9872586.html     

On this AFRCO patch, ” The Latin at the bottom of the patch translates as “Doing God’s work with other people’s money.” The image is part of the http://www.naderlibrary.com/index.htm.    

This patch is from the Phillips Laboratory Military Spaceplane Technology (MiST) Program Office at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The original version of this patch featured an "X-Wing" fighter from Star Wars.

The Air Force interest in military spaceplanes stretches back nearly 40 years from the first Aerospaceplane program and Dyna-Soar/X-20 program (late 1950s-early 1960s); to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization’s Single-Stage Rocket Technology program that built the Delta Clipper-Experimental (DC-X) experimental reusable spaceplane.  http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/launch/msp.htm      

From a 1999 Report via http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/report/1999/99-154.htm   “The Air Force must quickly develop doctrine and command relationships designed to maximize the contributions routine space access brings to the joint warfighter. Doctrinal constructs for the effective use of USAF expeditionary aerospace power will help ensure our nation maintains its lead as the preeminent aerospace power. This paper specifically uses the near-future advent of Reusable Launch Vehicles and their implications for an Expeditionary Air Force as an illustration of how future Joint Force Commanders may effectively bring aerospace power to bear in the battlespace as a combined, synergistic whole.”    

Basically, 11 years later America is about to officially weaponize space, or should we say at least for the first time, admitting it.    

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle will provide a flexible space test platform to conduct various experiments and allow satellite sensors, subsystems, components and associated technology to be efficiently transported to and from the space environment where it will need to function. Read the X-37B fact sheet.  The X-37B will also prove new technology and components before they are committed to operational satellites.    

 “The X-37B is an important step in the effort to make space access more routine, affordable, and responsive,” Mr. Gary Payton, Air Force Under Secretary for Space Programs, said. “The technologies and concepts of employment that are proven by the Orbital Test Vehicle will be folded into development programs that will provide capabilities for our warfighters in the future. http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2010/04/air-force-bloggers-roundtable-air-force-set-to-launch-first-x-37b-orbital-test-vehicle/    

Just how important could the X-37B in defending our nation? 

Columnist Charles Krauthammer reiterates President Obama lackluster nuclear policy at WaPo, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/08/AR2010040804507.html–    

Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.”    

Besides our horrible policy on deterrence, officials are warning that the U.S. is being subject to increasing threats.    

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2010 – Ballistic missiles are an increasing threat to the United States, and the Defense Department must keep up with them, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said today. James N. Miller, speaking about the department’s Nuclear Posture Review before the Senate Armed Services Committee, said several nations are developing nuclear, chemical or biological warheads for their missiles.    

The threat to the U.S. homeland is most acute from states such as North Korea and Iran, Miller said. “Neither has yet acquired ICBMs that could reach the United States, but both are working to acquire and/or develop long-range ballistic missile capabilities – including space-launched vehicles – which include many of the necessary technologies,” he said.    

“The exploration and use of outer space … shall be for peaceful purposes and shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development. …prevention of an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security Prevention of an arms race in outer space, United Nations General Assembly Resolution, A/RES/55/32, January 2001. (PDF Document)  

Whether we are militarizing space for peaceful purposes, attack purposes or economic purposes; the X-37B is set for blastoff  today, which in total irony is designated Earth Day.

Viewing the Launch Online: A live simulcast of the TV broadcast will be available here http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Multimedia_Webcast.shtml on the ULA Web site, at 7:32 p.m. EDT  or follow  http://twitter.com/ulalaunch.

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