Friday, 14 April 2017

Life on Saturns Moon Enceladus?? NASA Explains How This Could Be Possible









NASA hailed a ‘new frontier’ last night after revealing some of the strongest evidence yet that alien
life may exist.

The space agency said that practically all the elements needed for life had been discovered in the same place in our solar system – on one of Saturn’s icy moons.

The missing ingredient, hydrogen, was discovered for the first time on Enceladus during the deepest ever dive by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

This hydrogen is now said to be ‘a potential source of chemical energy that could support microbes on the seafloor of Enceladus,’ the researchers revealed during a NASA press conference yesterday.



Enceladus was discovered by William Herschel on August 28, 1789, during the first use of his new 1.2 m (47 in) telescope, then the largest in the world.[15][26] Its faint apparent magnitude (HV = +11.7) and its proximity to the much brighter Saturn and Saturn's rings make Enceladus difficult to observe from Earth with smaller telescopes. Like many satellites of Saturn discovered prior to the Space Age, Enceladus was first observed during a Saturnian equinox, when Earth is within the ring plane. At such times, the reduction in glare from the rings makes the moons easier to observe.[2] Prior to the Voyager missions the view of Enceladus improved little from the dot first observed by Herschel. Only its orbital characteristics were known, with estimations of its massdensity and albedo.

Naming[edit]

Enceladus is named after the giant Enceladus of Greek mythology.[1] The name, like the names of each of the first seven satellites of Saturn to be discovered, was suggested by William Herschel's son John Herschel in his 1847 publication Results of Astronomical Observations made at the Cape of Good Hope.[27] He chose these names because Saturn, known in Greek mythology as Cronus, was the leader of the Titans.
Features on Enceladus are named by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) after characters and places from Burton's translation of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.[28] Impact craters are named after characters, whereas other feature types, such as fossae (long, narrow depressions), dorsa (ridges), planitia (plains), and sulci (long parallel grooves), are named after places. The IAU has officially named 85 features on Enceladus, most recently Samaria Rupes, formerly called Samaria Fossa.[29][30]

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

BLACK KNIGHT? NASA ASTRONAUT FILMS UFO! STS 134 Epic HD UFO Footage!







OMG! Just had to quickly Share this --Is this THE Black Knight UFO actually Investigating some of our space debris???

1998 NASA photo of space debris,[1] an object believed by some conspiracy theorists to be an extraterrestrial satellite, the "Black Knight."
The Black Knight satellite conspiracy theory claims that there is a spacecraft in near-polar orbit of the Earth that is of extraterrestrial origin, and that NASA is engaged in a cover-up regarding its existence and origin.[2][3][4] This conspiracy theory combines several unrelated stories into one narrative.[5][6]
A 1998 NASA photo is believed by some to show the Black Knight satellite, but NASA has stated that this is likely space debris, specifically a thermal blanket lost during an EVA mission.

According to some UFO enthusiasts, the Black Knight is an artificial satellite of extraterrestrial origin which has orbited Earth for approximately 13,000 years; however, the purported "satellite" story is most likely a conflation of several disconnected stories about various objects and their interpretations,[4][5] all of them well documented independently and none using the term "Black Knight" upon their first publication.[6] According to senior education support officer Martina Redpath of Armagh Planetarium in Northern Ireland:
Black Knight is a jumble of completely unrelated stories; reports of unusual science observations, authors promoting fringe ideas, classified spy satellites and people over-interpreting photos. These ingredients have been chopped up, stirred together and stewed on the internet to one rambling and inconsistent dollop of myth.[5]
The origin of the Black Knight legend is often "retrospectively dated" back to natural extraterrestrial repeating sources heard during the 1899 radio experiments of Nikola Tesla[7][8] and long delayed echoes first heard by amateur radio operator Jorgen Hals in OsloNorway in 1928.[9] According to the Daily Express, "the noises from 1899 and 1928 remain a mystery, but the possible causes do not so far include an alien satellite, according to scientists."[4] Brian Dunning of the Skeptoid podcast attributes Tesla's 1899 radio signals to pulsars, which were not identified until 1968.[6]
In 1954, UFO researcher Donald Keyhoe told newspapers that the U.S. Air Force had reported that two satellites orbiting Earth had been detected. At this time, no country had the technology to launch a satellite. Skeptics have noted that Keyhoe had been promoting a UFO book at the time, and the news stories were likely written "tongue-in-cheek" and not intended to be taken seriously.[4][5][6]
A British rocket called the Black Knight rocket was used in conjunction with the Blue Streak missile program between 1958 and 1965, to test re-entry vehicles. A "Black Knight satellite launcher" project announced in 1964[10] was considered a priority by the Ministry of Aviation.[11] The program never put anything into orbit,[6] and it is unrelated to the Black Knight satellite legend.[5]
In February 1960, TIME reported that the U.S. Navy had detected a dark object thought to be a Soviet spy satellite in orbit, however a follow-up article confirmed that the object was "the remains of an Air Force Discoverer VIII satellite that had gone astray."[4][6][12]
In 1963, astronaut Gordon Cooper supposedly reported a UFO sighting during his 15th orbit in Mercury 9 that was confirmed by tracking stations, but there is no evidence that this actually happened.[4][5]Neither NASA's mission transcripts nor Cooper's personal copies show any such report being made during the orbit.[6]
In 1973, Scottish author Duncan Lunan analyzed the long delayed radio echoes received by Hals and others and speculated that they could possibly originate from a 13,000 year old alien probe located in an orbit around the earth's moon. He suggested that the probe may have originated from a planet located in the solar system of star Epsilon Boötis. Lunan later retracted his conclusions, admitting that he had made "outright errors" and that his methods had been "unscientific".[4][5][6]
An object photographed in 1998 during the STS-88 mission has been widely claimed to be the Black Knight satellite. Space journalist James Oberg considers it probable that the photographs are of a thermal blanket that was confirmed as lost during an EVA by Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman.[5][13]

Source- Wikipedia

BLACK KNIGHT? NASA ASTRONAUT FILMS UFO! STS 134 Epic HD UFO Footage!







OMG! Just had to quickly Share this --Is this THE Black Knight UFO actually Investigating some of our space debris???

1998 NASA photo of space debris,[1] an object believed by some conspiracy theorists to be an extraterrestrial satellite, the "Black Knight."
The Black Knight satellite conspiracy theory claims that there is a spacecraft in near-polar orbit of the Earth that is of extraterrestrial origin, and that NASA is engaged in a cover-up regarding its existence and origin.[2][3][4] This conspiracy theory combines several unrelated stories into one narrative.[5][6]
A 1998 NASA photo is believed by some to show the Black Knight satellite, but NASA has stated that this is likely space debris, specifically a thermal blanket lost during an EVA mission.

According to some UFO enthusiasts, the Black Knight is an artificial satellite of extraterrestrial origin which has orbited Earth for approximately 13,000 years; however, the purported "satellite" story is most likely a conflation of several disconnected stories about various objects and their interpretations,[4][5] all of them well documented independently and none using the term "Black Knight" upon their first publication.[6] According to senior education support officer Martina Redpath of Armagh Planetarium in Northern Ireland:
Black Knight is a jumble of completely unrelated stories; reports of unusual science observations, authors promoting fringe ideas, classified spy satellites and people over-interpreting photos. These ingredients have been chopped up, stirred together and stewed on the internet to one rambling and inconsistent dollop of myth.[5]
The origin of the Black Knight legend is often "retrospectively dated" back to natural extraterrestrial repeating sources heard during the 1899 radio experiments of Nikola Tesla[7][8] and long delayed echoes first heard by amateur radio operator Jorgen Hals in OsloNorway in 1928.[9] According to the Daily Express, "the noises from 1899 and 1928 remain a mystery, but the possible causes do not so far include an alien satellite, according to scientists."[4] Brian Dunning of the Skeptoid podcast attributes Tesla's 1899 radio signals to pulsars, which were not identified until 1968.[6]
In 1954, UFO researcher Donald Keyhoe told newspapers that the U.S. Air Force had reported that two satellites orbiting Earth had been detected. At this time, no country had the technology to launch a satellite. Skeptics have noted that Keyhoe had been promoting a UFO book at the time, and the news stories were likely written "tongue-in-cheek" and not intended to be taken seriously.[4][5][6]
A British rocket called the Black Knight rocket was used in conjunction with the Blue Streak missile program between 1958 and 1965, to test re-entry vehicles. A "Black Knight satellite launcher" project announced in 1964[10] was considered a priority by the Ministry of Aviation.[11] The program never put anything into orbit,[6] and it is unrelated to the Black Knight satellite legend.[5]
In February 1960, TIME reported that the U.S. Navy had detected a dark object thought to be a Soviet spy satellite in orbit, however a follow-up article confirmed that the object was "the remains of an Air Force Discoverer VIII satellite that had gone astray."[4][6][12]
In 1963, astronaut Gordon Cooper supposedly reported a UFO sighting during his 15th orbit in Mercury 9 that was confirmed by tracking stations, but there is no evidence that this actually happened.[4][5]Neither NASA's mission transcripts nor Cooper's personal copies show any such report being made during the orbit.[6]
In 1973, Scottish author Duncan Lunan analyzed the long delayed radio echoes received by Hals and others and speculated that they could possibly originate from a 13,000 year old alien probe located in an orbit around the earth's moon. He suggested that the probe may have originated from a planet located in the solar system of star Epsilon Boötis. Lunan later retracted his conclusions, admitting that he had made "outright errors" and that his methods had been "unscientific".[4][5][6]
An object photographed in 1998 during the STS-88 mission has been widely claimed to be the Black Knight satellite. Space journalist James Oberg considers it probable that the photographs are of a thermal blanket that was confirmed as lost during an EVA by Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman.[5][13]

Source- Wikipedia