The Ring Miners of Saturn
Angela Thompson Smith, Ph. D.
In 1994 I was commissioned by a remote viewing applications group in California: Intuition Services. The project involved a “stream of consciousness” method called Extended Remote Viewing (ERV), to remote view an off-planet target: the Rings of Saturn. RV is most often carried out “blind” with no up-front information to the viewer, especially in training and research situations. In some operational cases, when unknown information is sought, the viewer receives minimal frontloading, this is termed being “legally blind” to the target.
In 2004, NASA’s Cassini Probe reached Saturn and sent pictures and data back to Earth. This data was documented in 2005 by a science magazine Science News that provided feedback on the initial 1994 remote viewing of the planet.
Then, on March 18th, 2014, selected NASA/JPL Cassini images were collated by Streetcap1* on YouTube to show anomalies within the Rings of Saturn. This new data further confirmed my initial viewing: 20 years later! In remote viewing, until a project receives feedback, it is deemed speculative, especially if it has a “high strangeness” factor.
The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), in an effort to standardize the term remote viewing, defined it as: “….a parapsychological technique whereby a person can describe people, places, or events that are perceived mentally but are separated from the viewer by distance, shielding, and even time.” Basically, remote viewing is the trained ability to mentally describe distant locations and events using something other than the known five senses. Remote viewing has a 40 year history of research, development, and applications and now has training schools, researchers, and practitioners around the world.
There was an important precedent to the rings of Saturn viewing: in 1973, Ingo Swann (the originator of the term remote viewing) completed a remote viewing of Jupiter noting many unique features, including a ring that was only discovered decades later**.
Cassini Probe: 2004
In November, 2005, the science magazine Science News *** published an article entitled”Groovy Science: Cassini gets the skinny on Saturn’s rings” that provided feedback for the Intuition Services rings of Saturn project. On July 1, 2004, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft performed the SOI (Saturn Orbit Insertion) maneuver and entered into orbit around Saturn. The primary mission was slated to end in 2008, when the spacecraft had completed 74 orbits around the planet. Ron Cowen, a Science News writer, wrote, “Now,  the Cassini spacecraft, which entered orbit around Saturn last year, has completed the most thorough examination ever of the rings. . . . Until last May, the craft has spent most of its time orbiting Saturn’s equator. That orientation is great for close-up studies of the planet’s moons, but provided only an obscured, edge view of the intricate ring system. Then, Cassini got a ringside seat. Just as scientists had planned, the craft rose out of the equatorialplane and for the next 5 months viewed the rings from above and below the planet’s equator. From those perches, it has studied the full breadth of the rings in unprecedented detail.”
Cassini scientist Joshua Colwell of the University of Colorado has said that, “It’s amazing to me that something as prominent in the solar system as the rings, still has so many fundamental unanswered questions.”
The following section documents the original Intuition Services tasking questions (Q), my responses (A), and corroborating data (Feedback) from Science News and the Cassini footage.
The Saturn Data
After two unsuccessful attempts to approach Saturn through the rings, I approached the planet from a vantage point a few thousand miles above its “north pole”, and viewed the rings as a flat circular area.
Science News Feedback: The Cassini craft also took up this orientation when it first arrived at Saturn in order to view the rings.
From this vantage point I was able to view the various elements of Saturn, its rings, and planets.
Q: Are there natural phenomena that would account for bright luminous light sources in the rings, or in the vicinity of Saturn?
A: There are some very bright “hot rocks” circulating in the outer rings that have been attracted by the intense gravitational pull of Saturn. These rocks are both thermally and atomically “hot”. They circulate in the outer rings for varying periods of time while their constituent elements are broken down and distributed according to their degree of breakdown, between the rings.
Science News Feedback: “Cassini has identified a new moon in the outer rings of Saturn, provisionally named S/2005 SI; the tiny, newfound moon has a diameter of about 7 km and reflects about half the sunlight that falls on it, similar to the brightness of the neighboring ring particles. Some of Saturn’s moons are particularly effective in sculpting the rings….
Science News Feedback: “The whole (F ring) region is probably just a chaotic bumper car zone of moonlets that are getting scattered, suggests Jeff Cuzzi of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.”
A: Also in the outer rings are unmanned anomalous craft. Within the inner rings are vehicles that have been captured by the gravitational field and are in various stages of disintegration.
Cassini Footage Feedback: In Streetcap1’s 2014 YouTube compilation of images from the Cassini footage, appear several elongated, tubular and other anomalous shapes that are both static and moving.
Q: Are there rings that are incomplete? If so, how did the missing ring segment disappear?
A: The main factor that describes Saturn is “cyclic”. Due to its intense electromagnetic pull, space debris is constantly, but erratically, attracted to the planet. This debris initially rotates in the outer rings and undergoes a process of degradation, and then the various elements are distributed among the rings according to degree of molecular “weight”. Much like a gas spectrometer that distributes elements in a banded strip. Except in the case of Saturn the strip becomes circular. Because of the random and irregular nature of the space debris that is pulled into the gravitational field, the rings fluctuate in their completeness and cycle from open to closed along both their length and width – the rings are not uniform in their density. This cyclic nature of the rings is dictated solely by the nature and amount of debris that enters the gravitational field.
Science News Feedback: Carl D. Murray and his collaborators at Queen Mary University in London have performed simulations that suggest that “Saturn’s moon Prometheus approaches and recedes from the F ring every 14.7 hours,” confirming the cyclic nature. The team’s simulations indicate that each time that the moon begins receding, it pulls out strands of particles from the narrow, twisted ring. One orbit later, … Saturn’s tug distends the region from which the strands were stolen, creating the channels seen in the Cassini images.”
Q: Describe the nature and origin of the planet Saturn? How will the planet evolve and eventually die?
A: Saturn evolved from a collection of electrically charged rocks that became attracted to each other and formed a nucleus. Gradually, as the mass became more magnetically powerful, it attracted an increasingly greater number of similar elements. These initial, charged rocks may have come from an earlier Saturn-like planet that became too “over-charged” and disintegrated. This may possibly be the future fate of the planet we now know as Saturn. We tend to think of Saturn as static but it has a decidedly cyclic and dynamic nature.
Science News Feedback. “‘There’s an enormous time variability in the rings. New clumps of material have appeared in rings since July 2004, when Cassini began orbiting the system. Rubble-pile moonlets—small, loosely bound collections of icy particles—appear to be continually assembling and breaking apart in the rings.” Also “Astronomers have proposed that the rings formed when an icy Saturnian moon got smashed to bits by a meteoroid or when a comet or moon that came too close to its parent planet was torn apart by gravitational stresses.”
Q: Describe and sketch the number, size and orientation of unusual anomalies in the rings of Saturn and how long have these anomalies been there and what is their main mission or goal?
A: Active within the outer rings of Saturn, and inactive within its innermost rings, are numerous, immense metallic, tube-like unmanned craft that are basically mining vehicles. They are hollow internally and space debris flows constantly through the interior. This debris passes through many sheet-like fields which act as transparent membranes which sort the various elements before they are attracted and degraded by an internal collection and storage ring, which is off-loaded periodically. These mining craft are silent and non-mechanical. They are powered by a very small amount of the elements they collect and the overall yield of these mining operations is a tiny fraction of the incoming collection and does not contribute significantly to the cyclic density of the rings. These craft have been here for at least the last hundred years and possibly long before that. It is difficult to date the craft. Occasionally, a large “hot rock” will enter the mining craft and destabilize its function. The inactive craft within the inner rings are mostly casualties of this accidental process and are basically left to disintegrate to their constituent elements.
Cassini Footage Feedback: As previously mentioned, Cassini captured images of large, cylindrical objects, and other anomalous objects, stationary within the outer rings as well as other cylindrical objects moving out of the rings of Saturn.
Q: Why have they chosen Saturn and have they explored other planets of our solar system?
A: Basically, Saturn is an enormous, concentrated resource of raw elements and this is the main reason the unmanned craft are in place. Periodically, other unmanned craft come to unload the yield. The craft that are seen within the region of Saturn and its moons are dedicated craft, whose sole purpose is the mining of elements from these areas and have not explored other planets of our solar system. The area was chosen by an intelligent species that directs the mining operations and they have explored other planets of our solar system including Earth. All of the planets of Saturn are not inhabited by this species, except the sixth, Titan. This species (humanoid, thin, tall, pale, smooth, and hairless) inhabit an underground/underwater region on Titan where they are able to enter semi-fluid (mud-like) surfaces. They live in cold, underground areas which contain a great deal of moisture. The walls are metallic but resilient to the touch.
Q: What, if any, relationship, do the ETs working the rings of Saturn have to do with Earth?
A: Very little. The ETs operating the mining activity in Saturn’s rings are aware of Earth as a potential mineral resource. However, its populated status, and the fact that the majority of the Earth’s minerals are not easily accessible, deters the ETs from active interaction with Earth. Earth has been extensively mapped and explored by this species. However, it is far easier for them to access the concentrated resources of Saturn.
Q: Is this a cooperative intergalactic/inter-civilization alien activity in the rings? Or is it just one race or group?
A: This is basically one race or species. However, they have knowledge of, and have interacted with other groups. The intergalactic term is a human-generated concept and does not apply to the majority of those groups outside Earth. There are some groups that have formed some sort of mutual coalitions but an all-encompassing intergalactic cooperative is not evident from this viewing. Other ET groups have explored and mapped the rings as a potential resource.
Q: What makes the rings of value to these people?
A: An easily accessed source of concentrated mineral elements that are needed for manufacturing, medicinal, and other purposes. It is possible that they may also trade off some of the yield. The use of unmanned mining craft ensures the safety of the operation for the ET species and the loss of an occasional craft is expected.
Q: Are the gaps in the rings natural or created by the extraterrestrial intelligence?
A: No. The gaps in the rings are the effect of the cyclic nature of the rings themselves and the debris that they attract. The amount that is mined is negligible and cannot account for the gaps in the rings. Gaps will continue to occur and close in the rings at cyclic periods.
Science News feedback: “Recent Cassini observations  are providing new clues about the past and future evolution of Saturn’s rings. Cassini images released by NASA in September 2005
reveal changes in Saturn’s D ring, the innermost ring, over the 25 years since the Voyager craft took a look at the system. One of the strands, or ringlets that make up the D ring, is now only one-tenth as bright as it appeared in 1981, and has migrated towards Saturn by 200 km.”
Q: Are any of the moons of Saturn operating as ET bases? If so which ones?
A: Only one, the sixth, Titan. The eighth, Phoebe, may have been used at one time but a natural disaster caused it to be abandoned as a stable environment.
Q: Describe any new currently undiscovered aspects about Saturn that modern Earth science would find important.
A: A rich resource of readily-available raw minerals, including several new elements in combination. This combination could have potential as a new form of lightweight alloy. I am not sure if this has already been manufactured by Earth science. (This element was further examined in 1994, using remote viewing, and its possible production described to Intuition Services). Termed Element Z, the team tried to manufacture the alloy from identified Earth elements but blew up a garage in the process!
Seeing the close-up footage of the anomalies within the rings of Saturn (posted by Streetcap1) was an exciting confirmation of the remote viewing done 20 years earlier. Sometimes project feedback comes 11 years after the viewing, in the case of the Science News information, or 20 years later. Without feedback, remote viewing data is often deemed invalid: however, most cases will have eventual feedback: sometimes immediately, sometimes much later.
*** Science News (2005) Vol. 168, pp. 328-29
Angela Thompson Smith Ph.D. has 30 years experience in the psychology, parapsychology and remote viewing fields including 5 years working at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory and 20 years in the RV field as a trainer, researcher, and in consulting. Dr. Smith is also a published author, an ordained shamanic practitioner, and currently lives and works in Boulder City, NV.