Predictions And Prophecies: VI Spaceweather Facts – The World In Transition

By Susan Rennison

Whilst many voices proclaimed that our world is in transition, the 21st December 2012 was wrongly portrayed as an apocalyptic ‘End of the World’ event. The so-called ‘Mayan Apocalypse’ came and went and nothing appeared to happen, but that is because most have been looking in the wrong direction.

For the last 25 years or so, our world has been facing a major cosmic onslaught and the evidence is now overwhelming that we are facing a New World Age where Space Weather will dominate how humans are able to live on planet Earth.

In 2010, NASA scientists admitted:

“Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that’s new to human history.”

“We’re on the threshold of a new era in which space weather can be as influential in our daily lives as ordinary terrestrial weather.”

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As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather

NASA Science News, 4th June 2010.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/04jun_swef/

 

Are you aware that NASA and the European Space Agency have been releasing a variety of ominous press releases in recent years concerning Space Weather?

In short, our planet is being blasted by cosmic energies at the same time that Earth’s planetary and solar system defenses are deteriorating with many repercussions that affect the future of mankind.

In March 2010, one commentator stated:

“These discoveries about the outer fringe of our solar system come at a time when new NASA revelations have piled up so fast and so frequently that our paradigm is completely changing again and again without the general public even really being aware.”

“It’s a whole new ball game in space.”

J.S. Holland, NASA Baffled by Giant Space Ribbon,

14th March 2010, Louisville Mojo,

http://www.louisvillemojo.com/blogs/Louisville_blogs/85495/NASA_Baffled_by_Giant_Space_Ribbon http://web.archive.org/web/20100317185339/http://www.louisvillemojo.com/blogs/Louisville_blogs/85495/NASA_Baffled_by_Giant_Space_Ribbon

 

Earth is surrounded by a magnetosphere, a complex magnetic field that acts like a cosmic umbrella, a bubble in space, tens of thousands of miles wide. It was a fairly reliable protective shield from the worst effects of space weather, but things have changed.

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In December 2003, a NASA press release titled, Cracks in Earth’s Magnetic Shield stated:

“We’ve discovered that our magnetic shield is drafty, like a house with a window stuck open during a storm. The house deflects most of the storm, but the couch is ruined. Similarly, our magnetic shield takes the brunt of space storms, but some energy slips through its cracks, sometimes enough to cause problems with satellites, radio communication, and power systems.”

Cracks in Earth’s Magnetic Shield,

NASA Science news, Dec. 3, 2003

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/03dec_magneticcracks.htm

In September 2008, a NASA press release revealed that our planet is now being flooded by galactic cosmic rays as part of a long term trend that started in the mid 1990s. Shockingly, astronomers openly speculated that the shielding around our solar system might ‘evaporate’.

“The protective shield of energy that surrounds our solar system, has weakened by 25 per cent over the past decade and is now at it lowest level since the space race began 50 years ago.”

Solar Wind Loses Power, Hits 50-year Low

NASA News, 23rd September 2008

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/23sep_solarwind.htm

Like opening the windows to allow in some fresh air, it seems that Mother Earth is deliberately lowering her shields to allow in more New Energy.

Yes, that is right.

NASA has reported that there are massive breaches where Earth’s cosmic protection affectively disappears on the daylight side. The entire day-side of the magnetosphere is open to the solar wind.

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A Giant Breach in Earth’s Magnetic Field, NASA News, 16th December 2008

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/16dec_giantbreach.htm?list69705

Sun Often ‘Tears Out A Wall’ In Earth’s Solar Storm Shield, PhysOrg.com, December 16, 2008,

http://www.physorg.com/news148665600.html

 

Earth’s magnetic field no longer fully protects against Space Weather, but neither does the atmosphere! In 2010, the European Space Agency press release, Multiple rifts in Earth’s magnetic shield, made the following claim.

“Fortunately, these fissures don’t expose Earth’s surface to the solar wind; our atmosphere protects us, even when our magnetic field doesn’t.”

Multiple rifts in Earth’s magnetic shield,

European Space Agency, 20 January 2010

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=46333

Less than three years later, in October 2012, the European Space Agency disclosed that Earth’s cosmic shielding had dramatically deteriorated.

“Earth’s Magnetosphere Is Like A Sieve”

Masson A, Multiple rifts in Earth’s magnetic shield,

Science and Robotic Exploration, Directorate, ESA, The Netherlands, 20 Jan 2010

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=46333

Earth’s Magnetosphere Behaves Like a Sieve,

Science Daily, 24th October 2012

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121024101654.htm

We are being told in no uncertain terms, Earth is NOT a closed energetic system! Prof. Dr. Elchin Khalilov, Chairman of World Forum – International Congress GEOCATACLYSM-2011, stated:

“…we are at the beginning of the so-called “global energy leap” on our planet and in the Solar system in general. “

Geoscientists have realised that theories that seek to blame an anthropogenic (manmade) cause for climate change are incorrect. In 2011, an international conference was attended by scientists from 30 countries that heard 200 presentations with research papers included in a massive 600 page final report, “NATURAL CATACLYSMS AND GLOBAL PROBLEMS OF THE MODERN CIVILIZATION”, Geocataclysm 2011.

The Honorary Chairman Dr. Elchin Khalilov of the World Forum International Congress “GEOCATACLYSM-2011” states in this paper the following:

“An important role in climate change is attributed to global changes in the parameters of the geomagnetic field and magnetosphere; this refers in particular to the more than 500% increase in the North Magnetic Pole’s drift rate and reduction of the geomagnetic field intensity. Today, the impact of magnetospheric processes on Earth’s climate is considered a proven scientific fact.”

PROCEEDINGS: Natural Cataclysms and Global Problems of the Modern Civilization, WORLD FORUM – INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS September 19-21, 2011 – Istanbul, Turkeyhttp://geocataclysm.org/pdf/Proceedings%20-%20Better%20quality.pdf

In 2009, a NASA commissioned a report conducted by the National Science Foundation warning that a solar “superstorm” could have serious consequences. Earth’s communications satellites could be knocked out and dangerous power surges in the national grid could destroy transformers and disrupt crucial navigation aids and aircraft avionics.

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Severe Space Weather–Social and Economic Impacts,

NASA Science News, 21st January 2009

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/

This report was preceded and followed by many others. Most notable is the Lloyd’s of London 360 Space Weather Report published in November 2010. Lloyds’s is the world’s leading insurance market providing specialist insurance services to businesses in over 200 countries and territories. They state:

“A major space weather event in the approaching solar maximum could cause widespread disruption for unprepared businesses.”

Space Weather, Its impact on Earth & Implications for business

Lloyd’s, November 2010,

http://www.lloyds.com/News-and-Insight/~/media/Lloyds/Reports/360%20Space%20Weather/7311_Lloyds_360_Space%20Weather_03.pdf

In August 2011, NASA released a video depicting what looks like a hurricane in space. Craig DeForest of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado said:

“The movie sent chills down my spine.”

“It shows a CME swelling into an enormous wall of plasma and then washing over the tiny blue speck of Earth where we live. I felt very small.”

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Spacecraft Sees Solar Storm Engulf Earth,

NASA Science News, 18th August 2011

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/18aug_cmemovie/

We can expect an extreme solar storm about once every 150 years caused by the Sun ejecting a trillion tonnes of highly-energetic matter travelling at a million miles an hour and then hitting the Earth.

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The major solar storm known as The Carrington Event occurred in 1859 so we are already overdue. Yet, this apocalyptic event is impossible to predict more than about 30 minutes before it actually happens. Regardless, world controllers are taking action to prevent a total meltdown of the technological infrastructure of our modern world.

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“Electric power is modern society’s cornerstone technology on which virtually all other infrastructures and services depend…. Yet it is particularly vulnerable to bad space weather.”

Severe Space Weather–Social and Economic Impacts,

NASA Science News, 21st January 2009

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/

However, according to NASA scientists, almost nothing is immune from space weather. Here are some of the most important impacts on human activities and welfare.

20131220-124827.jpgSpace weather is affecting our weather. After Superstorm Sandy, there were some major confessions. The well known physicist Michio Kaku declared that the term “global warming” is a misnomer, as we are not experiencing a uniform warming of the Earth. Rather he states,

“It’s global swings. In other words, the weather on steroids. So think of 100-year forest fires, 100-year droughts, 100-year floods, 100-year hurricanes. That could be a new way of life in the future because there’s more energy circulating in the atmosphere.”

Source: Professor Michio Kaku, of the City University of New York.

Is “weather on steroids” the new normal?, CBS News, 2nd November 2012

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57544320/is-weather-on-steroids-the-new-normal/

In January 2013, Prof. Paul Song at UMass Lowell’s Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR) stated:

“Predicting space weather is the next frontier in weather forecasting.”

Study Will Explore How Solar Storms Affect Earth’s Atmosphere,

UMass Lowell, 4th January 2013

http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2013/Song-NASA-grant.aspx

Gen_NortonSwartzThe U.S. military have warned that space weather is having an impact on communications. Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz publicly warned there is too much reliance on GPS. In January 2010, The Air Force Times reported:

“Our operations cannot grind to a halt for a degraded or denied system,”

“Our reliance on information technologies, for example, is very well known.”

Schwartz warns against dependence on GPS,

Air Force Times, 23rd January 2010            

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2010/01/airforce_schwartz_012310/

Satellite navigational systems used to be accurate to within 1 metre, but this has drastically changed. In October 2012, it was reported:

“Studies have revealed how space weather can cut the accuracy of GPS by tens of metres.”

Arctic probe into solar storm sat-nav disruption,

BBC News, 10th October 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19897221

The UK military have already understood the issues and back to basics military exercises without GPS have been undertaken.

MoD Halts GPS Jamming After Safety Complaints,

Eweek Europe, 11th October 2011

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/mod-halts-gps-jamming-after-safety-complaints-42074

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Obviously, due to worsening space weather, frequent flyers cannot expect trouble free skies. The warnings have already started informing air travellers to expect a greater radiation hazard in the following decades.

“When space weather is bad, dangerous particles abound. These include protons and ions, known as galactic cosmic rays (GRCs), raining down at near-light speed from space, and similar particles coming in bursts from the sun, called solar energetic particles (SEPs).”

Space Storms to Pose Greater Risk to Flyers and Astronauts

Science Now, 23rd September 2011              

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/09/space-storms-to-pose-greater-ris.html?ref=hp

Have you been wondering about all the high profile major computer system failures in recent years? Have you heard about the stock market breakdowns around the world? Massive banking meltdowns and continuous “glitches”, even ATM machines giving away free money? More cosmic rays mean more bit-flips and translates to more software and hardware corruption.

“The space era has so far experienced a time of relatively low cosmic ray activity.”

“We may now be returning to levels typical of past centuries.”

Richard Mewaldt, Caltech

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Energetic iron nuclei counted by the Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer on NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft eveal that cosmic ray levels have jumped 19% above the previous Space Age high. Credit: Richard Mewaldt/Caltech.

Cosmic Rays Hit Space Age High! NASA Science News, 28th September 2009

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/ray_surge.html

In the next 40 years, Trans Atlantic flights are expected to encounter twice as much turbulence while enroute due the jet stream is being accelerated and having a destabilising effect that is making air turbulence more likely to form.

“There are 600 transatlantic crossings every day, so a lot of fights will be affected by this.”

Flights to get bumpier as turbulence to double,

The Telegraph, 8th April 2013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/9975635/Flights-to-get-bumpier-as-turbulence-to-double.html

Engineers are now looking for new ways to prevent autopilot systems from being corrupted by cosmic rays. The airline industry was badly spooked on October 7, 2008, when a Qantas plane flight QF72 from Singapore to Perth was cruising at 11,000 metres when the autopilot disengaged and the plane suddenly plunged 200 metres in 20 seconds. Three minutes later it plunged a further 120 metres, this time over 16 seconds. 122 crew and passengers, 13 seriously were injured.

Passengers sue Qantas and Airbus over flight scare

ABC News, 19th September 2010

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/20/3015989.htm

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A few atmospheric scientists are concerned. There are extreme flashes of gamma-ray energy that explode in Earth’s atmosphere. This ‘dark’ lightning delivers a million times as much energy as the radiation in visible lightning. If an airline passenger is in the wrong place at the wrong time, they could be exposed to 400 chest X-rays worth of radiation.

It’s not just solar storms, more cosmic rays and radiation that humans are now facing. Astronomers stress that Earth is experiencing an upsurge of space rocks. There are so many asteroid flybys that some compare this to Earth being in a cosmic bowling alley!

We Live in a Cosmic Shooting Gallery,

Universe Today, 13th March 2013

http://www.universetoday.com/100716/we-live-in-a-cosmic-shooting-gallery/

The belief is that it’s a matter of when not if Earth will get hit by an asteroid and this means the inhabitants of Earth need an effective asteroid detection and deflection system.

This was sharply brought to the attention of the general public when asteroid 2012 DA14, passed Earth on Feb. 15, 2013 at a minuscule astronomical distance of just 27,700km (17,200 miles). Some astronomers believe that a piece broke off and entered Earth’s atmosphere. The estimated 55-foot (17 m) 10,000 tonnes meteor exploded over Russia with the force of about 30 nuclear bombs, injuring more than 1,200 people in the city of Chelyabinsk, causing extensive damage to city buildings.

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Russian meteor hit atmosphere with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs,

Telegraph, 16th February 2013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9874662/Russian-meteor-hit-atmosphere-with-force-of-30-Hiroshima-bombs.html

The problem of a flood of Near Earth Objects (asteroids, comets and meteoroids) has been apparent for some time, but the seriousness of the threat has been generally hidden from the general public. In May 2007, the website Secrecy News, a publication of the Federation of American Scientists, reported an article headlined, NASA Tries, Fails to Withhold Planetary Defense Report. It read:

“The National Aeronautics and Space Administration earlier this year attempted to block public access to a comprehensive report on planetary defense against asteroids, but the document found its way into the public domain anyway.”

Aftergood S, NASA Tries, Fails to Withhold Planetary Defense Report,

Secrecy News, May 15th, 2007

http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2007/05/nasa_tries_fails_to_withhold_p.html

NASA sought to prevent public disclosure of an important 272 pages Planetary Defense Report that provided the underlying analysis for NASA’s recommended conclusions strategy recommendation. An abbreviated version (28 pages, pdf) was provided to Congress and the public in March 2007, recommending against the initiation of a new planetary defense program.

Then, in June 2009, in keeping with the climate of secrecy, it was reported that the U.S. military had withdrawn their fireball data from the astronomers. The news was delivered to the space community as follows:

“For 15 years, scientists have benefited from data gleaned by U.S. classified satellites of natural fireball events in Earth’s atmosphere – but no longer. A recent U.S. military policy decision now explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released, SPACE.com has learned.”

David L, Military Hush-Up: Incoming Space Rocks Now Classified,

Space.com, 10 June 2009

http://www.space.com/news/090610-military-fireballs.html

nasa_admin_boldenSo, it is no surprise that when NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr. at a House Committee hearing was asked in March 2013 what America would do if a meteor similar to the one that hit in Russia on February 15th 2013 was found to be on a path toward New York City, with impact three weeks away. His response was the only thing we could do is “Pray”.

NASA’s advice for near-term meteor strike: “Pray”,

CBS News, 19th March 2013

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57575194/nasas-advice-for-near-term-meteor-strike-pray/

Have you read that oceans, lakes and rivers are occasionally turning blood red all over the planet? Have you heard what sounds like ‘trumpets’ in the heavens? Should humanity be paying attention to Biblical Prophecy and esoteric astrotheology?

Yangtze_red_river_waterThe river that DID run red: Residents of Chinese city left baffled after Yangtze turns scarlet,

Daily Mail, 7th September 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199800/The-river-DID-run-red-Residents-Chinese-city-left-baffled-Yangtze-turns-scarlet.html#ixzz25nLxx6zJ

In December 2012, Reuters reported the results of a poll by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Religion News Service found a considerable proportion of U.S. citizens think we are in the “End Times”. 36% thought the severity of recent natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy is evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than 63% blame climate change.

Nearly four in 10 U.S. residents blame weather on “end

Yahoo News, 13th December 2012

http://news.yahoo.com/nearly-four-10-u-residents-blame-weather-end-200603898.html

 

Interestingly, in 2008, it is known that The Obama Administration in the White House approached metaphysical leaders in the United States about “planetary challenges”. Specifically they asked:

“…to communicate about what is transpiring on the planet, and how we can change the course of the unprecedented events that are challenging this planet.”

Regretfully this small group of New Age leaders had no idea why they were being asked, but it is now clear they were being tested. Recent revelations prove that major religious institutions, metaphysical and esoteric groups have been tracking the date 2012 as the end/start of a major astronomical cycle.

Obama Administration Requests Info on Planetary Challenges, Intent, 5th March 2009 http://www.intent.com/blog/2009/03/05/obama-administration-requests-info-planetary-challenges%E2%80%8F

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“Cortez and Montezuma at Mexican Temple” Scene from the frieze decorating the United States Capitol Rotunda. Painted sometime between 1878 and 1880 by Constantino Brumidi. It features the Aztec Calendar Stone and other important Masonic symbolism.

This new cosmic dispensation was expected by those who have preserved ancient knowledge about the existence of long astronomical cycles. Strong evidence suggests an assortment of religious, metaphysical, esoteric and indigenous groups were using calendars derived from ancient knowledge that were carefully preserved to keep track of the time when we could expect a major period of cosmic transition and possible conflagration.

T. Horn & C. Putnam, Apollyon Rising 2012: The Lost Symbol Found & the Final Mystery of the Great Seal Revealed,

Defender Publishing, (2012)

T. Horn & C. Putnam, Petrus Romanus – The Final Pope is Here,

Defender Publishing (2013)

According to scientists, there is a belief that planet Earth is being swamped by a new stream of dark matter. Certainly, there is new evidence that the spacetime around Earth is changing and the European Space Agency have a new mission to determine what is going on.

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Hidefumi Tomita, Detector development for direction-sensitive dark matter research,

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 2011, http://udini.proquest.com/view/detector-development-for-direction-pqid:2289471411/

Probing The Flyby Anomaly With The Future STE-QUEST Mission

Technology Review, 31st October 2012

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/506681/fly-by-anomaly/

The realm of the quantum is the fundamental source of spiritual energies, so spiritual leaders in theory should understand exactly what is going on. The issue of planetary challenges is because the violent delivery mechanism is causing problems for our modern technological world!

Finally, more and more scientists are admitting that evolution is driven by changes in the environment and that organisms will intelligently engineer their own DNA and control their own evolution in response to environmental stress. This means that natural selection over hundreds of thousands of years has been superseded by evidence that genetic changes can appear quickly in a matter of 15 generations and that translates to decades.

If you want to know more, you can download the report:

 Planetary Challenges & Spiritual Evolution

Summary For Citizens of Planet Earth

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Is Comet ISON Dead?

 

On November 28, Comet ISON – which began its journey from the Oort Cloud some 3 million years ago – went through a major heating event, and likely suffered a major disruption.

At this time, scientists are not sure how much of the comet survived intact but would like to understand the fate of Comet ISON.

Was the bright spot seen moving away from the sun simply debris, or was a small nucleus of the original ball of ice was still there?

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Twelve NASA spacecraft assets had an opportunity to observe Comet ISON, including the Heliophysics solar observatories; Solar Dynamic Observatory, STEREO and SOHO.

Most agree that ISON was destroyed (with greater than 90% probability of this having occurred), leaving behind small (< 10 m radius) pieces of rubble, but perhaps, with maybe 10% probability of occurring, also leaving behind some important fragments 100m radius or larger, big enough to study.

At this point, though, scientists are waiting for a variety of telescopes to make observations before the status of Comet ISON can be confirmed.

What remains of Comet ISON appears to brighten and spread out, and then fade.

The disappearance of a strong central brightness condensation after perihelion is telling, the comet is clearly fainter and more diffuse going out than going in, but it continues to shine.

The spread out light is likely due to dust emitted in the few hours before perihelion going around the sun.

We have seen comets come close to the sun and disrupt and disappear before, like Comets Lovejoy and Elenin in 2012. We have also seen them survive in much smaller pieces, like the Kreutz sungrazer family progenitor and Comet Kohoutek in 1973. NASA will monitor the comet for the next several weeks.

If there is nothing sizable and stable left, it will dissipate and disappear in this time, as already emitted dust leaves the vicinity.

If there is still a central source of emission, even if it is very much smaller, we will see a new, much fainter coma and tail form, which currently may be overwhelmed by the dust emitted from before the disruption event, according to NASA.


Comet ISON’s Full Perihelion Pass

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There’s no doubt that the comet shrank in size considerably as it rounded the sun and there’s no doubt that something made it out on the other side to shoot back into space.

By monitoring its changes in brightness over time, scientists can estimate whether there’s a nucleus or not, but our best chance at knowing for sure will be if the Hubble Space Telescope makes observations later in December 2013.

Original article posted on Message To Eagle

Mysterious Giant Planet Orbiting Distant Sun-Like Star

An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet — a planet outside of our solar system.

Weighing more than 10 times Jupiter’s mass and orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance, the planet HD 106906 b is unlike anything in our own Solar System.

It’s only13 million years old and at 2,700 Fahrenheit (about 1,500 degrees Celsius), the planet is much cooler than its host star, it emits most of its energy as infrared rather than visible light.

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This is an artist’s conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet’s orbit (similar to the HD106906 system). (Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Theoretically, HD 106906 shouldn’t be where it is and therefore, its discovery challenges accepted theories about planet formation.

“This system is especially fascinating because no model of either planet or star formation fully explains what we see,” said Vanessa Bailey, who led the research. Bailey is a fifth-year graduate student in the UA’s Department of Astronomy.

Astronomers have proposed several alternative hypotheses including formation like a mini binary star system.

“A binary star system can be formed when two adjacent clumps of gas collapse more or less independently to form stars, and these stars are close enough to each other to exert a mutual gravitation attraction and bind them together in an orbit,” Bailey explained.

“It is possible that in the case of the HD 106906 system the star and planet collapsed independently from clumps of gas, but for some reason the planet’s progenitor clump was starved for material and never grew large enough to ignite and become a star.”

This system is also of particular interest because researchers can still detect the remnant “debris disk” of material left over from planet and star formation.

“Systems like this one, where we have additional information about the environment in which the planet resides, have the potential to help us disentangle the various formation models,” Bailey added. “Future observations of the planet’s orbital motion and the primary star’s debris disk may help answer that question.”

(Original text: Message To Eagle)

Addendum: text of the original paper

HD 106906 b: A planetary-mass companion outside a massive debris disk

Vanessa Bailey, Tiffany Meshkat, Megan Reiter, Katie Morzinski, Jared Males, Kate Y. L. Su, Philip M. Hinz, Matthew Kenworthy, Daniel Stark, Eric Mamajek, Runa Briguglio, Laird M. Close, Katherine B. Follette, Alfio Puglisi, Timothy Rodigas, Alycia J. Weinberger, Marco Xompero
(Submitted on 4 Dec 2013)
We report the discovery of a planetary-mass companion, HD 106906 b, with the new Magellan Adaptive Optics (MagAO) + Clio2 system. The companion is detected with Clio2 in three bands: J, KS, and L′, and lies at a projected separation of 7.1” (650 AU). It is confirmed to be comoving with its 13±2 Myr-old F5 host using Hubble Space Telescope/Advanced Camera for Surveys astrometry over a time baseline of 8.3 yr. DUSTY and COND evolutionary models predict the companion’s luminosity corresponds to a mass of 11±2MJup, making it one of the most widely separated planetary-mass companions known. We classify its Magellan/Folded-Port InfraRed Echellette J/H/K spectrum as L2.5±1; the triangular H-band morphology suggests an intermediate surface gravity. HD 106906 A, a pre-main-sequence Lower Centaurus Crux member, was initially targeted because it hosts a massive debris disk detected via infrared excess emission in unresolved Spitzer imaging and spectroscopy. The disk emission is best fit by a single component at 95 K, corresponding to an inner edge of 15-20 AU and an outer edge of up to 120 AU. If the companion is on an eccentric (e>0.65) orbit, it could be interacting with the outer edge of the disk. Close-in, planet-like formation followed by scattering to the current location would likely disrupt the disk and is disfavored. Furthermore, we find no additional companions, though we could detect similar-mass objects at projected separations >35 AU. In situ formation in a binary-star-like process is more probable, although the companion-to-primary mass ratio, at <1%, is unusually small.
Comments: 7 pages, 3 figures, accepted to ApJL
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Find full text at: Cornell University Library

Image credit: Penn State Science

Can I See ISON On November 28? What’s Up On The Sky In December?

— Don’t look for ISON during the day on Nov. 28. NASA spacecraft will watch it and we’ll post photos here. As always, never look directly at the sun.
— If it doesn’t break up, ISON will be visible near the horizon in early December. Look to the East before sunrise and to the Northwest after sunset.

Enjoy the December sky!

Source: NASA

Image credit: Dakotalapse

The “Purging” By Our Sun – MessageToEagle.com

The “Purging” By Our Sun – MessageToEagle.com.

Whatever happens on or with the Sun affects us here on Earth sooner or later in different ways.

Many people feel side-effects in their bodies after a large solar-flare or CME – headaches, nausea, body pains, dizziness, general lack of energy, change in sleep patterns as well as psychological effects like mood swings, irritations, increased anger, etc.

Our brains have magnetite in them which is very sensitive to any change of Earth’s Geomagnetic Fields, especially rapid intense changes.

That means we can use it as an antennae to alert us of the Solar or Frequency storm or changes.

We have seen that when there is a powerful geomagnetic storm we often have problems with electrical devices, such as we lose cell-phone signal, have interference on the radio, GPS devices lose accuracy, our satellites malfunction and need to be re-booted, etc.
(Good indicators that something is happening and if it is severe then we can take action.)

These are electrical systems that get affected by the massive amount of energy coming from a solar flare or CME.

Moreover, our bodies are also electrical in nature so we too feel these flares and CMEs in different ways. Some people are more sensitive than others.

I would think that people in large cities would feel these less, as they are already so conditioned to the massive amount of different types of frequency radiations from all the cell phone and communications towers and devices, that they would barely notice the difference.

We have learned that ALL energy or radiation carries information. So what is coming in is an influx of information!!

Too much info or radiation literally fries the circuits both human/biological and mechanical. We can see this even with some of our plants that have recently really been struggling due to the intensity of the sun.

Some days you go out into the sun and you can immediately feel the burning sensation, compared to say twenty years ago where you could spend a reasonable amount of time without even sun-block. When you programme a new computer you cannot install all the software at once, otherwise it crashes.

If we are been “upgraded” in some way the same would apply. Just like too much ultra-violet can cause severe sunburn but in lower doses benefit your health, apart from the vitamins that are created it is only therefore logical that information too comes into our body system, because these present bodies we have exist in/vibrate at Hertzian frequency.

New science has found that when you have a geomagnetic storm you can have micro-structural changes in the brain; and if you change the structure of the brain you change its function. They have also detected changes in the chemistry of the brain. Even a small change in chemistry can change our total perception of reality. Not to mention the changes in our DNA, where too even a small change can have dramatic effects. All this is totally changing the foundation of this entire Matrix.

So just like a computer needs to be rebooted, the best would be for us to do so too after a major surge or purge, simply by getting a lot of sleep. Actual sleep where you lose awake consciousness so that your system/body can recalibrate in a deeper sense, as opposed to simply meditating or “twilighting”.

According to some researchers, strong solar activity can also disrupt the Earth’s tectonic plates and trigger earthquakes. Incidentally, there was a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) released on February 15th 2011, and it hit the Earth on February 17th. Another CME was released on March 7th, 2011. Both of these CMEs were released just prior to the New Zealand and Japan earthquakes. Simple logic would dictate that such a massive amount of energy coming into the planet must have some large or subtle impact that is material or spiritual or both. So just like us, the planet is changing, in both the hard-drives (Material) as well as the software (Spiritual) aspects. The entire resonance is changed, basically we are becoming new frequencies.

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An interesting point to mention is that Space Agencies normally say that the bulk of a specific eruption, solar flare or CME will hit us 24 to 48 hours after the photonic energy has been detected (at the speed of light it would reach us in just over 8 Minutes). The “Carrington Event” apparently only took 17 hours to reach Earth and already caused much damage in 1859. So even conventionally speaking, the more powerful eruption may reach us quicker!?

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Comet ISON Plunges Headlong Toward The Sun For A Fiery Close Encounter On Nov. 28th

MessageToEagle.com – Comet ISON is now inside the orbit of Earth as it plunges headlong toward the sun for a fiery close encounter on Nov. 28th.

Although the comet is not yet as bright as many forecasters predicted, the comet is putting on a good show for observatories around the solar system.

NASA spacecraft and amateur astronomers alike are snapping crisp pictures of the comet’s gossamer green atmosphere and filamentary double-tail.

Because ISON has never passed through the inner solar system before (it is a first-time visitor from the distant Oort cloud), experts aren’t sure what will happen next. Can the comet survive its Thanksgiving Day brush with the sun? Will it emerge as a bright naked-eye object?

Comet ISON Nov. 14, 2013. Credits: Michael Jäger on November 10, 2013 @ Jauerling Austria.
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Lowell Observatory astronomer Matthew Knight, a member of NASA’s Comet ISON Observing Campaign, lays out some of the possibilities.

“I’ve grouped the possible outcomes into three scenarios, discussed in chronological order,” says Knight. “It is important to note that no matter what happens, now that ISON has made it inside Earth’s orbit, any or all of these scenarios are scientifically exciting. We’re going to learn a lot no matter what.”

1 Spontaneous Disintegration before Thanksgiving

The first scenario, which could happen at any time, is that ISON spontaneously disintegrates. A small fraction (less than 1%) of comets have disintegrated for no apparent reason.

Recent examples include Comet LINEAR (C/1999 S4) in 2000 and Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1) in 2011. ISON is now reaching the region of space, within ~0.8 AU of the Sun where comets like these have disintegrated.

Comet ISON is being observed by a tremendous variety of telescopes on Earth and beyond. If ISON does disintegrate, it would be the best-observed case of cometary disruption in history and would likely contribute vast new information about how comets die.

2 Death by Sunburn around Thanksgiving Day

Assuming ISON survives the next few weeks intact, it faces an even more daunting challenge: making it around the Sun. At closest approach to the sun, the comet’s equilibrium temperature will approach 5000 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to cause much of the dust and rock on ISON’s surface to vaporize.


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The breakup of Comet LINEAR (D/1999 S4) as viewed by Hubble Space Telescope in 2000.

While it may seem incredible that anything can survive this inferno, the rate at which ISON will likely lose mass is relatively small compared to the actual size of the comet’s nucleus. ISON needs to be 200 m wide to survive; current estimates are in the range 500 m to 2 km.

Comet Lovejoy now is at the naked-eye limit and getting brighter while Comet ISON struggles to become a binocular object. In this telescopic image, taken at 4:03 a.m. Sunday from Stagecoach, Comet Lovejoy sports a faint yellowish dust tail and a glowing green coma. Both comets should continue to brighten through November in our predawn sky. Credits: Jimmy Westlake

It helps that the comet is moving very fast so it will not remain long at such extreme temperatures.

Unfortunately for ISON, it faces a double whammy from its proximity to the Sun: even if it survives the rapid vaporization of its exterior, it gets so close to the sun that the suns gravity might actually pull it apart.

Destroyed comets can still be spectacular, though. Sungrazing Comet Lovejoy, for instance, passed within 100,000 miles of the sun’s surface in December 2011. It disintegrated, forming a long tail of dust that wowed observers on Earth.

3 Survival

The final case is the most straightforward: ISON survives its brush with the sun and emerges with enough nuclear material to continue as an active comet. If ISON survives in tact, it would likely lose enough dust near the Sun to produce a nice tail. In a realistic best-case scenario, the tail would stretch for tens of degrees and light up the early morning sky like Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) did in 2007.

The best of all possible worlds would be if ISON broke up just a bit, say, into a few large pieces. This would throw out enough extra material to make the comet really bright from the ground, while giving astronomers pieces of a comet to study for months to come.

“I’m clearly rooting for #3,” says Knight.

“Regardless of what happens, we’re going to be thrilled,” he predicts. “Astronomers are getting the chance to study a unique comet traveling straight from 4.5 billion years of deep freeze into a near miss with the solar furnace using the largest array of telescopes in history.”

“Hang on,” he says, “because this ride is just getting started.”

MessageToEagle.com via Dr. Tony Phillips / Science@NASA

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