Scientists Claim to Have Spotted Thousands of Mushrooms on Red Planet

Article by Nirmal Narayanan                             May 7, 2020                               (ibtimes.sg)

• A study-report published in the journal Astrobiology and Space Science states that mushroom-like objects oriented towards the sky can be seen on the surface of Mars. Researchers say objects show typical behaviors of mushrooms that grow on Earth. The researchers claim that the ‘puffball-shaped’ objects could be the result of a biological process and that non-biological presence could not explain the presence of the objects on Mars.

• According to the study-report: “There are no abiogenic processes that can explain the mushroom-morphology, size, colors, and orientation and growth of, and there are no terrestrial geological formations which resemble these mushroom-lichen-shaped specimens. Although the authors have not proven these are living organisms, the evidence supports the hypothesis that mushrooms, algae, lichens, fungi, and related organisms may have colonized the Red Planet and may be engaged in photosynthetic activity and oxygen production on Mars,” read the study’s abstract which is published in Research Gate.

• Initially published in 2019, study-report has been revised to make it clear that these findings are not conclusive proof of alien life, but can be considered as a stepping stone for future research.

• Chief scientist at NASA Jim Green strongly believes that alien life forms, at least in its microbial form, will be discovered on Mars by 2021. But Green says that the world is not prepared to accept the reality of extraterrestrial existence. The discovery of alien life could be revolutionary and it will open a whole new line of thinking.

• Green is one of the key personalities behind the NASA mission that will see the Mars Rover start drilling and collecting samples on the Martian surface in 2020. Green predicts that the testing of the samples will provide vital clues behind the existence of alien life on Mars.

 

A study report published in the journal Astrobiology and Space Science has claimed to have discovered alien life on Mars. The study report states that mushroom-like objects can be seen oriented towards the sky, and researchers believe that the alleged living beings are showing typical behaviors of mushrooms that grow on earth.

                          Jim Green

Biological causes behind these alien mushrooms

In the study report, the researchers revealed that non-biological presence could not explain the presence of the structures on Mars. They also claimed that the ‘puffball-shaped’ objects could be the result of a biological process.

Even though the study report was initially published in 2019, researchers have now revised their claims, and made it clear that their findings are not conclusive proof of alien life, but can be considered as a stepping stone for future research as humans are vigorously searching for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet.

“There are no abiogenic processes that can explain the mushroom-morphology, size, colors, and orientation and growth of, and there are no terrestrial geological formations which resemble these mushroom-lichen-shaped specimens. Although the authors have not proven these are living organisms, the evidence supports the hypothesis that mushrooms, algae, lichens, fungi, and related organisms may have colonized the Red Planet and may be engaged in photosynthetic activity and oxygen production on Mars,” read the study’s abstract which is published in Research Gate.

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Did a Russian Scientist Discover Life on Venus 30 Years Back?

Article by Nirmal Narayanan                         April 17, 2020                             (ibtimes.sg)

• In 1981, the USSR launched the Venera 13 space probe to explore Venus. The space race between the USSR and the United States had reached its peak and details of the Soviet space mission were highly confidential. Thirty years later, Russian scientist Leonid Ksanfomaliti published an article in the journal Solar System Research, claiming that the probe had detected something crawling across the surface of Venus, considered one of the hottest planets in the solar system. In his paper, Leonid Ksanfomaliti claims that the morphological features of the object spotted on Venus suggests that it was a living being.

• A Quest TV documentary – “NASA’s Unexplained Files” discusses the mysterious entity that moved across Venus. It describes the Venere 13 space probe’s mission: “A Soviet space probe reaches the hottest planet in the Solar System. A lander packed with a payload of cameras and scientific instruments plunges more than 48km through clouds of sulphuric acid to reach the surface. The probe sends back images that seem to show something moving on the surface. It takes three decades before a Russian scientist, Leonid Ksanfomaliti, reveals astonishing images from the archives.”

• Experts at NASA say that the object spotted in the photographic images taken by Venera 13 probe is the lens cap from the Venera’s camera.

[Editor’s Note]  The Soviets had been attempting unsuccessfully to land a viable probe on Venus witht the start of the Venera program in 1961. It wasn’t until Venera 4 in 1967 that a probe was able to send back atmospheric readings before succumbing to the harsh conditions of the planet. Veneras 5 and 6 in 1969 were more successful still, sending back atmosphereic readings for a full hour before going quiet. In 1975, Venera 9 sent back the first images taken of Venus’s surface terrain in natural sunlight. The 1978 Venera 10 probe confirmed the planet’s desolate surface which receives some small amount of sunlight throught its dense atmosphere. It also confirmed the particularly reflective nature of the of the cloud cover engulfing Venus. For the most part, the terrain of Venus was revealed to be a sterile, scorched desert with layers of solidified, crumbly lava. In 1978, the Soviets also sent up the Venera 11 and 12 Venus probes to collect more telemetry from the Venera 9 and 10 landers.

In March 1981, Veneras 13 and 14 landers were made with special alloys and lubricants to withstand the Venusian heat. They had color cameras mounted to the outside of the lander, nd the ability to drill into the surface. They both appeared to have landed on solidified lava flows in the same general area. In 1983, the Veneras 15 and 16 traveled to Venus and remained in orbit around the planet, relying on cloud-penetrating imaging radar to further map Venus’ surface.

Apparently, the “life” on Venus to which this article refers was a small caterpillar-like creature just at the foot of the lander, taken point blank by the color cameras mounted on the lander.

 

Several space experts strongly believe that alien life, at least in its microbial form could be present within the solar system. Most space scientists

            the Venera 13 space probe

speculate that the probable candidates to find alien life within the solar system are Mars, Venus, and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Now, fresh reports suggest that the then Soviet Union discovered traces of extraterrestrial existence on Venus, around 30 years back.

Did the USSR discover alien life on Venus?

It was in 1981 that the USSR launched the Venere 13 probe to explore Venus. Details of the mission were maintained very confidentially by space scientists, and it was during this time that the space race between the USSR and the United States reached its peak.

After 30 years, Russian scientist Leonid Ksanfomaliti published an article in the journal Solar System Research, claiming that evidence of alien life was discovered by the probe three decades ago. The evidence was actually an unknown moving entity that crawled across the surface of Venus.

Quest TV documentary ‘NASA’s Unexplained Files’ also talked about the mysterious entity that moved across Venus, which is considered one of the hottest planets in the solar system.

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ET Life as We Don’t Know It

 

Article by Wade Roush                           April 7, 2020                            (scientificamerican.com)

• This blog article’s writer, Wade Roush, has written a book entitled Extraterrestrials which attempts to explain why, after sixty years, SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) has never found a hint of advanced extraterrestrial life. At its inception in the 1960s, SETI assumed that the best way to discover ET was by monitoring radio and optical frequencies. But as Nathalie Cabrol of the SETI Institute wrote, “[S]o far, in our quest to find ET, we have only been searching for other versions of ourselves.” The flaw in SETI’s approach is that it has been too ‘Earth-centric’ and ‘human-centric’.

• SETI’s focus has been on exoplanets within the “habitable zone” of a star system, where water remains in liquid form. But we didn’t understand how adaptable life can be. We’ve found life in places with crushing pressures and scalding temperatures, and even inside nuclear reactors where living organisms feed on radiation.

• In 1985, when Roush was a college journalist, he was ‘star-struck’ while covering a Harvard symposium inaugurating the Megachannel Extraterrestrial Assay (or META), which was attended by his heroes Carl Sagan and Steven Spielberg. It felt like the launch of a voyage that would finally turn science fiction into science reality. If you’d told the assembled scientists that 35 years would go by without SETI, META, or any of its successors detecting even a hint of an ET signal, they’d have reacted with disbelief.

• It’s time to move beyond the idea that extraterrestrials would think like us or use technologies like ours. We should continue to listening for technosignatures and look for industrial biosignatures on exoplanets, but we should also expand the search beyond familiar sun-like stars and red dwarfs. Beings who evolved in exotic environments might have very different sense organs and neural systems. We need to get outside of our own heads and think more like aliens. We need new observing and filtering systems that look for the kinds of messages that exotic beings might be sending.

[Editor’s Note]  Now that SETI has wasted sixty years’ worth of funding searching in vain for extraterrestrial signals, scientists are preoccupied with debating ‘why’. There is no doubt that SETI is funded and run by the deep state. Carl Sagan himself was a member of deep state UFO control group, Majestic 12. So, from the perspective of its cabal overlords, SETI’s perfect record of finding and reporting absolutely no sign of intelligent extraterrestrial life for six decades has been an unmitigated success. For sixty years, they’ve been trying NOT to find ET life in the galaxy as part of the deep state’s objective of convincing the public that extraterrestrials do not exist. They don’t want the public knowing that the deep state government routinely works with alien beings, utilizing alien technology exclusively for the benefit the cabal ‘elite’. And ‘journalists’ like Wade Roush are either naïve and uninformed, or they are compromised deep state puppets.

 

In 1985, when I was a baby journalist writing my first college newspaper story, I covered a symposium at Harvard inaugurating the Megachannel Extraterrestrial Assay (META), a computer system designed by physicist Paul Horowitz to sift through millions of narrow radio channels for signals from other civilizations.

Carl Sagan was on hand that weekend to represent the Planetary Society, which had helped fund the project. So was Steven Spielberg, who’d written a

                Wade Roush

$100,000 check. Having grown up on Sagan’s Cosmos and Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, I was star-struck. But I was also thrilled to witness what felt like the launch of a voyage that would finally turn science fiction into science reality.

No one at the symposium was rash enough to predict whether or when Horowitz’s project would succeed. But if you’d told the assembled scientists that 35 years would go by without META or any of its successors detecting even a hint of a signal, they’d have reacted with disappointment and disbelief. The aliens ought to be out there; they ought to be broadcasting; we ought to be able to hear them. But a 2020 Astronomical Journal paper detailing a search of 1,327 nearby stars at the highest sensitivity to date found zero candidate signals. So how is it that the Great Silence—to use the title phrase from astronomer Milan Ćirković’s 2018 book— continues?

Well, having just written my own book about the history of that question (Extraterrestrials, MIT Press, April 2020), I’ve come to suspect that there’s something missing in our approach to the search for off-world intelligence. This search is built around the hope that if technological societies are out there, they’re communicating (1) using the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum we can most easily scan from Earth’s surface, namely radio and optical frequencies, and (2) using encoding schemes such as pulse modulation that we can easily recognize. Those assumptions made sense in the early days of SETI in the 1960s, when the field was still a quirky offshoot of radio astronomy.

But today they seem fatally Earth-centric and human-centric. As Nathalie Cabrol of the SETI Institute wrote in a paradigm-busting 2016 Astrobiology paper, “[S]o far, in our quest to find ET, we have only been searching for other versions of ourselves.”

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