July 2019: Weird So Far

A bunch of big strange stuff happened recently around the world and it’s only the 3rd of July. On the 1st of July, up near the top of the world, 14 sailors died in a fire on a top secret Russian “nuclear powered” submarine in the Barents Sea. On July 1, a fire onboard a secretive Russian nuclear submarine killed 14 sailors before it was extinguished.  Via PopMech On July 2nd was a huge NATO anti-submarine exercise according to the Moscow Times. On Tuesday, NATO kicks off its annual anti-submarine exercise Dynamic Mongoose in the Norwegian Sea west of Andøya, … Continue reading July 2019: Weird So Far

Possible Aliens: Radio Pulse Pinpointed to Distant Galaxy

With some very fast accurate measurements from a radio telescope array, a radio burst called FRB 180924 (due to its detection date of Sept 24, 2019) has been pinpointed to be coming from a specific location in space. The location: the outskirts of a big galaxy called “DES J214425.25−405400.81“. It was detected by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a network of 36 radio telescope in Western Australia. Here’s where the signal originated: For just the second time ever, researchers have pinpointed the location of a fast radio burst (FRB), a super-brief explosion that releases as much energy in 1 millisecond as … Continue reading Possible Aliens: Radio Pulse Pinpointed to Distant Galaxy

Mysterious Flashes: UFOs on Mars?

The Curiosity rover captured a mysterious light flash on the red planet which was not in the image frames taken seconds before and seconds after the flash appears. Is it just me or does this flash look like the tic tac UFO captured on US military radar according to recent news reports? There was also another flash photographed previously by the rover on Mars: The photo in question was captured by Curiosity’s right-hand navigation camera on April 3 (sol 589). The image appears to show an artificial light source that is shining upwards from below. Given the distances involved, the … Continue reading Mysterious Flashes: UFOs on Mars?

Strange Space Weather Alert: Interplanetary Shock Wave Hit the Earth, May 26, 2019

Updated 5/29/2019. The earth was hit by an interplanetary shockwave from space on May 26, 2019 and this unexpectedly caused our solar wind density to abruptly quadruple and the interplanetary magnetic field to double in strength. The shockwave caused an unexpected effect, similar to a solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), a burst of energy from the sun. There were correlated, and possibly related, unexpected satellite? Internet outages with some service disruption for California and Oregon starting at 2 PM on Sunday, May 26th, lasting up to 26 hours. INTERPLANETARY SHOCK WAVE HITS EARTH: A minor interplanetary shock wave hit Earth on … Continue reading Strange Space Weather Alert: Interplanetary Shock Wave Hit the Earth, May 26, 2019

Hear the ET Message of a Singing Comet

Comet 67P/C-G is “singing” through space, emitting magnetic field oscillations at 40-50 millihertz, far below human hearing as it rotates. We can hear it now because the recorded magnetic fluctuations were translated into an audio signal and shifted by a factor of approximately 10,000 up into the frequencies the human ear can hear. Hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YkL6bMVXjY Scientists have picked up on the mysterious “song” of a comet speeding through deep space. European Space Agency officials have used their Rosetta spacecraft to listen to a sound emitted by Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet song capture by Rosetta is produced by “oscillations in … Continue reading Hear the ET Message of a Singing Comet

Video: The Sound of the Big Bang + Close Lightning Strikes

For a song I’m writing, I wanted a sound of the Big Bang, but when I looked into it, the sound, as worked out by one scientist, wasn’t big enough. It was not some huge explosive sound, but more of a robotic humming. This humming lasted for hundreds of thousands of years and got continuously lower until it disappeared. While the Big Bang likely wasn’t an impressively loud sound, it was a long one. For the first 100,000 to 700,000 years after it was created, the universe was denser than the air on Earth. This meant sound waves could travel … Continue reading Video: The Sound of the Big Bang + Close Lightning Strikes

Why Did Israel’s Lander Crash on the Moon Yesterday?

We don’t know the exact details yet, but they told us which part failed first, leading to the crash. Crashing a spacecraft on the Moon was not part of the plan for Israel, but the historic Beresheet lander did reach and orbit that familiar heavenly body. It did so taking the longest route of any craft ever to reach the Moon’s surface, four million miles. The craft sent these two images before the failed landing: Image from 13.7 miles above the Moon’s surface. The problem is described by the team so far as a chain of events that disrupted the … Continue reading Why Did Israel’s Lander Crash on the Moon Yesterday?

Today: First Real Black Hole Images Shown

Behold, the first ever real images of a black hole, just released today, Wednesday April 10, 2019. To me this beats the other strange news I read today, including the final solving of the great mystery of why Garfield phones whose eyes open when you pick up the receiver have been washing up on French beaches for decades. This next image is not a blurry eye of a Garfield phone, it is a real black hole: … For the first time ever, humanity has photographed one of these elusive cosmic beasts, shining light on an exotic space-time realm that had … Continue reading Today: First Real Black Hole Images Shown

A Hamburger Sent into Space Tastes Like…?

The strangest thing I heard about today is people eating hamburgers they sent into space. This first went up the 27th of October, 2012 at 12:22 PM by five Harvard students. “Operation Skyfall: First Hamburger In Space,” landed 130 miles from the launch site. There is some debate as to where “space” actually starts. The first NASA definition was about 50 miles up, the point at which aircraft control surfaces were no longer useful due to the thin atmosphere. A common space definition is that it begins at the lowest altitude at which satellites can maintain orbits for a reasonable … Continue reading A Hamburger Sent into Space Tastes Like…?