Water Found on Dwarf Planet Ceres in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Article by Elizabeth Howell                          August 11, 2020                                       (forbes.com)

• In 2018, the NASA Dawn mission detected strange bright spots on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres (the largest object in the Asteroid Belt). Dawn also collected data on Ceres’ gravity before the space probe exhausted its fuel supply and retired. Subsequent analysis of this date has revealed that the bright spots were reflecting salty brine water in a reservoir 25 miles and hundreds of miles wide. What’s more, the water appears underneath a giant crater known as the Occator Crater (pictured above).

• “The bulk of the salts were supplied from a slushy area just beneath the surface, that was melted by the heat of the impact that formed the crater about 20 million years ago,” said Carol Raymond, Dawn principal investigator for NASA. “The impact heat subsided after a few million years. However, the impact also created large fractures that could reach the deep, long-lived reservoir, allowing brine to continue percolating to the surface.”

• Icy worlds with probable flowing water are largely located on moons of large gas giant planets like Jupiter that supply the energy needed to keep water flowing. The new discovery suggests that water could be found in places that are not so obviously active. Scientists are now scouring our solar system to look for other possibilities, to reach a better understanding of how water is so prevalent on Earth, and where water may be lurking in our solar system.

• Water, of course, is an indicator for life. The Hubble Space Telescope recently demonstrated how we might find signatures of ozone on distant exoplanets as another indicator of life. (see previous ExoArticle here) Astronomers are also looking at the Earth-sized planets in the Trappist-1 system for signs of life. But the new Ceres data shows that we can’t rule out our own solar system for potentially habitable environments.

• The icy moons of Jupiter will see more close-up action with the forthcoming Europa Clipper mission at NASA, and the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) from the European Space Agency. NASA’s Perseverance rover also lifted off for Mars in late July to look for rock samples to return to Earth for closer analysis. These investigations will allow us to better learn about where we should look for life in the coming decades.

[Editor’s Note]    “Where to look for life in the coming decades??” This statement tells us how long the deep state plans to drag out ‘full disclosure’. We know that the universe is teeming with extraterrestrial life, and our solar system is no exception. After the watery ‘super-Earth’, Tiamat, blew up to form the Asteroid Belt, the largest object in the belt, Ceres, with a radius of 294 miles (584 mile diameter) apparently retained enough gravity to capture and hold a sizable amount of water.

According to ‘Dark Fleet’ space program whistleblower Tony Rodrigues, there is a large, highly populated German colony within Ceres that is modeled after a typical early 20th century Bavarian city. Tony worked in maintenance and cargo supporting Nazi Dark Fleet spacecraft as a slave-worker in the Ceres colony for over ten years. Tony says that the Occator Crater, where NASA discovered a ‘brine water’ reservoir, is actually the location of a geyser that Tony was very familiar with. (see video below for a fascinating interview of Tony Rodrigues talking about the Ceres colony)

Hopefully, the white hat Alliance will soon defeat the deep state, and these secrets can be revealed to the public.

 

 

We finally have a better sense of the “origin story” of strange bright spots that appear on dwarf planet Ceres.

                  Carol Raymond

It turns out they come from liquid, salty water that is underneath the ground. Studying the data further could tell us more about the story of how water was distributed in our solar system — telling us more about life in general.

The new insight comes from analyzing old data from a now-defunct spacecraft. The NASA Dawn mission collected data in 2018 about Ceres’ gravity showing that there is a zone on the planet with a brine reservoir, roughly 25 miles or 40 kilometers deep and hundreds of miles wide. What’s more, the water appears underneath a giant crater known as Occator, showing that the violent impact had long-lasting effects on Ceres’ history.

“The bulk of the salts were supplied from a slushy area just beneath the surface, that was melted by the heat of the impact that formed the crater about 20 million years ago,” Carol Raymond, Dawn principal investigator, said in a NASA statement. “The impact heat subsided after a few million years. However, the impact also created large fractures that could reach the deep, long-lived reservoir, allowing brine to continue percolating to the surface.”

We know of icy worlds with probable flowing water all over the solar system, which are largely located near large gas giant planets like Jupiter that supply the energy needed to keep water flowing. The new discovery suggests that water could be found in places that are not so obviously active.

 

42:10 minute video of Tony Rodrigues discussing the Ceres colony (‘Salubrious Events’ YouTube)

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We’ll Find Intelligent Aliens ‘Within Our Lifetimes’ in Discovery That Will ‘Shake Humanity’, Says Expert

Article by Harry Pettit                               August 9, 2020                               (thesun.co.uk)

• Armenian astrophysicist Dr Garik Israelian, 57 (pictured above, left, with Brian May), currently a researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics of Canary Islands (Spain), boasts decades of experience in the field of astrophysics, and has published more than 500 scientific papers on black holes, neutron stars and more. He helped the rock band ‘Queen’ guitarist Brian May, an astrophysicist himself, complete his PhD. The pair have since set up a science festival together.

• Speaking to The Sun newspaper following last week’s launch of the Perseverance Mars rover, Dr Israelian said “I think we will discover intelligent life in our lifetime”, or at least some hard evidence of intelligent life. It will be “the kind of discovery that will shake humanity” to its very core, and force us to rethink how we look at our place in the universe,” he said.

• Even sooner – within the next decade – Dr Israelian thinks we’ll detect alien microbes, possibly on Mars. “It would be quite interesting for science, but I think it would make us realize ‘life is such an incredible thing, we’d better take care of what we’re doing on our own planet’.”

• Dr Israelian gives the Perseverance Mars rover a ten percent chance of finding alien microbes on the Red Planet. The $2.1 billion rover will land on the Martian surface in February and proceed to dig up hunks of soil and rock in search of alien microbes. Many top scientists believe Mars was home to tiny microbes billions of years ago and may still host life today.

• Dr Israelian thinks that the discovery of Martian microbes would bring humanity a step closer to colonizing Mars. While the colonization of Mars has been met with heavy criticism, Dr Israelian thinks mankind will likely turn to it when Earth’s warming climate begins to render our planet inhospitable.

• SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk thinks that ‘terraforming’ Mars could make the planet habitable. If certain gasses were released into the atmosphere it would create a greenhouse effect. Even a nuclear explosion could assist in the terraforming. With an atmosphere, Mars’ climate could return to a state in which life could flourish as it did long ago.

• Dr Israelian and Dr Brian May’s annual festival, ‘Starmus’, combines music and science and is in its ninth year. “It was a result of our never-ending discussions about science and arts,” Dr Israelian said. Professor Stephen Hawking, Brian Cox and Neil Armstrong are previous Starmus speakers. Starmus 2021 will be held in Armenia, and will mark the 50th anniversary of Mariner 9, the first Mars orbiter. It will be streamed online.

 

                     Dr Brian May

Speaking to The Sun, Armenian astrophysicist Dr Garik Israelian, 57, said he expected experts to find brainy extraterrestrials within his lifetime.

On top of that, the stargazer and friend of Queen guitarist Brian May thinks we’ll detect alien microbes – possibly on Mars – within the next decade.

The shock discoveries would shake humanity to its very core, and force us to rethink how we look at our place in the universe, he said.

“I think we will discover intelligent life in our lifetime,” Dr Israelian told The Sun.

      Dr Garik Israelian

“At least, we will find clear signatures [evidence of life] that have come from intelligent life. It’s the kind of discovery that will shake humanity.”

                            Elon Musk

He added: “It would be quite interesting for science, but I think it would make us realise ‘life is such an incredible thing, we’d better take care of what we’re doing on our own planet’.”

Dr Israelian boasts decades of experience in the field of astrophysics and has published more than 500 scientific papers on black holes, neutron stars and more.

The famed space-master helped rocker May, an astrophysicist himself, complete his PhD and the pair have since set up a science festival together.

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Just Show Us the Aliens Already

Editorial by Bridget Read                                    July 24, 2020                                   (thecut.com)

You know what? It’s time. We’ve waited long enough. After a slow drip, drip, drip of hints and tidbits of information about the longtime, formerly top-secret government project dedicated to exploring the existence of extraterrestrial life, we deserve some confirmation. Are we alone out here or not? Don’t we have enough to be confused about???

It’s been three months since the Pentagon officially released footage of three sightings of “unidentified aerial phenomena,” previously shared with the world by true believer and former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge’s company, To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science. At the time, the government said they were releasing these grainy videos to clear up any confusion that they might be fake. They are not fake! They are real, and the government can’t explain them!

Now, retired senator Harry Reid, who seems almost ready to confirm that he believes aliens are real, told the New York Times he “believes” that “crashes of objects of unknown origin may have occurred and that retrieved materials should be studied.” Um, okay! Yes, please can they be studied? According to former members of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force — the government’s exploratory program — now that the program is no longer “in the shadows,” it might actually be making its findings public. One official from the task force apparently told a Defense Department agency in March about the existence of “retrievals” he described as being from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.” !!

Give. Us. The. Aliens. Show us the pieces of their ships! Let us see! The fact that Donald Trump knows more than I do about whether or not the existence of aliens is close to being confirmed is unconscionable. Can I please just have this one thing?

 Bridget Read

 

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