Mars

     The original Viking landers found evidence of life.  It was discounted as strange Martian chemistry and not real signs of life but the basis upon which it was discounted has been largely dis-proven.

     NASA keeps finding more evidence pointing to the existence of microbial life, methane gas, that is localized in origin and comes and goes.  The only real options for methane are life or geological processes and Mars appears to be geologically dead, no evidence of currently active volcanoes, no significant magnetic field, which leaves… life.

     Recently, Curiosity discovered nitrogen, in the form of nitrates, another key element in life.  NASA is quick to point out that they don’t think the nitrates were created by life, probably the result of past meteoric impacts or lightning.

    Curiosity also found chlorobenzene and dichloroalkanes which are chlorinated hydrocarbons, the product of chlorine found on Mars and Martian hydrocarbons. As with Methane there are possible geological processes that could create these hydrocarbons, but again, Mars is geologically dead.

     Some of the deeper canyons on Mars have sufficient atmospheric pressure that liquid water may be possible.

     So when do we get to look for actual life?  Or when are they going to announce they’ve already found life?

Life on Mars

     I stumbled across this video quite accidentally. What I found interesting was the emotional sense of being there, flying over Mars, looking for a safe landing spot on a foreign world.  I imagine if extraterrestrials are visiting us for the first time, it must be a frightening and awe inspiring experience for them.  If they’ve been visiting for thousands or hundreds of thousands of year, then not so much.  If we gain the ability to travel to the stars, the first ones to go, while the destination is still totally unknown, how awesome that will be.  I believe we are being visited.  I wish our visitors would help us out, we are stagnating here, at least I feel that way.  I understand, man would be dangerous unleashed on the cosmos.  I believe some of us are ready.

Alternative to Star Trek Vision in a Dream

I dreamt of an interstellar, maybe even intergalactic interspecies civilization this morning that was different than the Star Trek vision of mostly single races with a few extras (say primarily humans with a Vulcan or Klingon thrown in) on a large space craft warping through space with stars whizzing by (totally ignoring Doppler shift).

First, the ships didn’t warp through space the way they do in Star Trek.  If you’re a lucid dreamer and you’ve experienced the think about being somewhere and you’re there kind of travel, almost instantaneous unless you’re going across the galaxy, a 40,000 light-year move might have a subjective experience of several seconds, that’s the way the ship I got to travel on was.

Second, the way this group handled “first contact”, not at all Star Trek method, they didn’t contact a planet or a government, they contacted individuals and invited them into their group when they were ready.  There may be many residing on Earth travelling and interacting with this group now, we’d never know.

Last, the ship I saw wasn’t primarily any one race and the species there. While mostly hominid, were far more diverse than anything ever pictured on Star Trek, skin colours across the rainbow, heights from two to ten feet, various body shapes, about the only recognizable race amongst the group was there were two what we would call “greys” aboard, out of maybe a hundred individuals, and mostly just one of each species, the two greys were the only notable exception.

New Theme

I had to change the theme because the Asteroid theme would not work properly with WP Edit which is an editor for WordPress that I prefer because it adds useful capabilities like font family / size / color changes and super/subscripting, special characters, and other useful stuff.  With Asteroid, it would give you an editing window of about 2 lines of 60 characters.  Okay if you’re composing tweets, no good for blog entries.  I hope you enjoy the new theme, Decemberable.  It’s a bit more airy than I would prefer, might tweak the CSS a bit later.

A planet behind the Sun

A popular science fiction plot involves a planet in Earth’s orbit opposite the Earth behind the sun.  It emerges in articles in magazines like Popular Science on a semi-regular basis.

Only one problem, such a position would be gravitationally unstable.  It would be like balancing a pencil on it’s point.  The pencil will fall in one direction or the other.  If such a planet were ever so slightly ahead of the mid-position relative to the Earth in it’s orbit, it would be pulled ahead on average by the combined effect of the Earth and the Suns gravity, and if behind, behind, so it would, over a sufficiently long time, be pulled out of it’s position 180° opposite the Earth in Earth’s orbit.

If extraterrestrials are visiting from us, it’s not from a planet hiding in Earth’s orbit behind the sun.

Warning, Alien or Pirate?

I found this on YouTube and while I seriously doubt the origins were alien, my guess is someone with a moderate powered pirate television transmitter transmitting from a mobile vehicle, but who knows?  None the less, I agree with the message and so I would ask if the message is valid, does the messenger matter?

 

Gray Alien Emotions

One of the things I’ve heard many abduction experiencers and others who have had encounters with the Grays say is that they do not have emotions like us.  They say their emotional spectrum is extremely limited.  They do have anger, situations where they get frustrated or a little peeved seem to come up but not the kind of raging anger we get.  They have some degree of happiness, but nothing that would be described as the joy we sense.  They don’t seem to have a very evolved sense of humor, and little in the way of aesthetics.

I have believed for some time that the Grays are actually our distant descendents.  The reason I believe this is that the hybridization program makes sense in this context.  DNA couldn’t be hybridized unless the cellular genetic machinery is the same.  If their cells don’t make the right proteins in response to our DNA or ours in response to theirs, then hybridization isn’t viable.  The only way that can happen is if we are related.  Two independently evolved lifeforms would not share enough genetic machinery to make a hybrid viable.

There is another aspect of their hybridization program that leads credence to the idea that they are our descendents, and that is that the abduction phenomena happens along family lines.  If you are an abduction victim, then likely so is at least one of your parents, and your children will also be abducted.  One explanation for this is that those families are the ones that survived the evolutionary process, they grays are specifically their descendants, and thus they are most likely to be genetically compatible.  Those of us that aren’t being abducted, we didn’t make the genetic grade.

In light of this I feel a bit saddened, because their lack of emotional spectrum is where we are headed.  In my own lifetime, and I’m 54 now, I have already seen a societal trend towards the greys existence, more of a beehive society, lack of a sense of humor in many people, the aesthetics certainly seem to be shifting in the direction of the grays, away from any form of craftsmanship and towards the merely functional.

A few examples, when I was a kid, a television was a piece of furniture in a big usually quite nice wooden cabinet.  You could buy your television in a Cherry cabinet or Maple.  Today’s televisions come in a black plastic case, no craftsmanship what-so-ever, just functionality.  And this is only to mention the box itself, and not the degeneration of the programming.

When I was a kid, houses were individually designed and built.  Today they build a development with 200 of them all the same.  Cars had fins.  They served no practical purpose, they just looked cool, purely aesthetic.  Radio stations had DJ’s and announcers that spun records, these days the vast majority are automated.

I could go on, but the point is the Grays as they are described, we’re headed there, and it’s an existence that I find difficulty finding meaning in, at least as much as we know of it.  It seems to be an existence centered around survival rather than living.

But, we may not be living quite the same future they are, because they came back in time and interacted with us, and in so doing altered the timeline.  Perhaps, by giving us a glimpse of what we became in their timeline we have a choice and can become something else.  Current trends suggest that we haven’t made the right choice but I’m still hoping people will wake up and choose something different and better.

Seattle Sighting July 7th, 2013

I’m just north of Seattle, so this sighting in Seattle on July 7th, 2013, caught my attention. I first heard about it on Coast to Coast. On the air they reported it as approximately seven miles North of Seattle, that’s roughly where Northgate is. I’m another six miles north of where this was sited. Anybody who has seen this, I’d very much like to here from you.