Oumuamua’s Peculiar Acceleration – Harvard Scientists Discuss Possible Extraterrestrial Lightsail Power

“Oumuamua showed deviations from a Keplerian orbit at a high statistical significance. We discuss the possible origins of Oumuamua, including the possibility that it might be a lightsail of artificial origin … for interstellar travel.”

– Schmuel Bialy, Ph.D. and Abraham Loeb, Ph.D.,  Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass. Prof. Loeb is Chairman of Harvard’s Astronomy Dept., November 1, 2018

“This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen.”

– Davide Farnocchia, Ph.D.,  NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, October 19, 2017

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Mars: Why It’s A Strange Cloud and Not Volcano Smoke.

ESA Press Release September 13, 2018: "Since 13 September, ESA’s Mars Express has been observing the evolution of an elongated cloud formation hovering in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet’s equator. In spite of its location, this atmospheric feature is not linked to volcanic activity but is rather a water ice cloud driven by the influence of the volcano’s leeward slope on the air flow – something that scientists call an orographic or lee cloud – and a regular phenomenon in this region." Image by European Space Agency/GCP/UPV/EHU Bilbao.
ESA Press Release September 13, 2018: “Since 13 September, ESA’s Mars Express has been observing the evolution of an elongated cloud formation hovering in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet’s equator. In spite of its location, this atmospheric feature is not linked to volcanic activity but is rather a water ice cloud driven by the influence of the volcano’s leeward slope on the air flow – something that scientists call an orographic or lee cloud – and a regular phenomenon in this region.” Image by European Space Agency/GCP/UPV/EHU Bilbao.

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Eerie Bizarre Sound Recorded in Montreal October 30-31, 2018 – Listen to Looped Mp3 Here

October 31, 2018 – Montreal, Canada – I received an email today with a link to a cell phone recording of a bizarre high-pitched sound heard by residents last night and discussed on reddit.com. There have been high-pitched, unexplained sounds recorded in several parts of the world from Ukraine to Europe to U. S. to Mexico and beyond since 2011. I have dozens of other reports in the Earthfiles Archive.Click for report.

New IPCC Climate Report Warns Only Ten Years Left to Slow Down Global Warming Or Face Fire, Water and Storm Hells On Earth.

“The loss of sea ice in the Arctic … it went like two or three times faster than the climate models projected. …And ice melting in Greenland and Antarctica will continue to accelerate … and could add to increasing sea level rise, maybe up to three feet higher.” 

– Drew Shindell, Ph.D., Coordinating Lead Author, IPCC Report, Duke University, Durham, NCClick for report.

Extraordinary Sunrise from International Space Station

Sun rising on October 5, 2018. ISS Astronaut Alexander Gerst took stunning images from the International Space Station 250 miles above Earth.
Sun rising on October 5, 2018. ISS Astronaut Alexander Gerst took stunning images from the International Space Station 250 miles above Earth.  Twitter/Alexander Gerst.

“I don’t know any words, in any language, to match the beauty.”    – ISS Astronaut Alexander Gerst

“Sunrises. We experience 16 sunrises every 24 hours on the International Space Station as it takes us 90 minutes to do a complete orbit of our planet flying at 28,800 kilometers per hour.”     – 2016, ISS Astronaut Thomas Pesquet now retired

3-D Lidar’s Stunning Detail of Ancient Mayan Kingdom in Northern Guatemala

In 2016, Juan Fernandez-Diaz, with the University of Houston, and his team flew over more than 800 square miles of forest in Guatemala in an airplane equipped with lidar. For every second they flew, about 2,000 feet above the jungle canopy, the lidar sent about half a million laser pulses (to the ground).”  – Nicholas St. Fleur, TNYT, October 2, 2018

Science, Sept. 28, 2018:  “Lowland Maya civilization flourished in the tropical region of the Yucatan peninsula and environs for more than 2500 years (~1000 BCE to 1500 CE). Known for its sophistication in writing, art, architecture, astronomy, and mathematics, Maya civilization still poses questions about the nature of its cities and surrounding populations because of its location in an inaccessible forest. In 2016, an aerial lidar survey across 2144 square kilometers of northern Guatemala mapped natural terrain and archaeological features over several distinct areas.” Lidar is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating the target with pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor, producing 3-D representations of the target.

Unusual Infrared Light from Spinning Neutron Star —  “Never Before Seen” Features?

“This particular neutron star belongs to a group of seven nearby X-ray pulsars nicknamed ‘the Magnificent Seven’ that are hotter than they ought to be considering their ages and available energy reservoir provided by the loss of rotation energy.” 

 – Bettina Posselt, Ph.D., Assoc. Research Prof. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PAClick for report.