MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Sometimes I wonder if the internet or the New Ministry of Truth online can take a joke. It is either that or people are just too gullible for their own good.
Fact check is at it again and this time they are going after anyone who wishes to connect the dots about Donald Trump’s proposal to have a Space Force. Be ready to face the wrath of Snopes if you even intimate a connection to extraterrestrials and trumps cosmic version of the Navy or Marines.
In fact, there is a running joke around the internet that Donald Trump has tweeted that he has selected the “Great Giorgio Tsoukalos” to be secretary of the newly created “Space Force.”
Snopes and fact check can’t take a joke; as it was obvious that in the same announcement that President Trump was going to appoint William Shatner, installed as Inspector General of the Space Force.
All jokes aside and fact checks be damned – the universe is teaming with life and the powers that be in technocracy are acclimating us to that reality.
The idea for an alien threat has been around for a long time. The Pentagon has been investigating UFO’s, there have been reports of space fleets sighted over the Pacific Ocean, The Curiosity Rover had detected the building blocks for life on Mars and still there is no real confirmation about extraterrestrial life.
Only more very curious hints being left by science.
This makes us wonder if we are getting any objective information from authorities regarding what is going on in space. Do these cosmic events seem to indicate changes in space and perhaps a preparation for the arrival of an extraterrestrial civilization?
We have every reason to speculate as we have assumes confirmation of UFO’s, confirmation containment about extra terrestrial intelligence and the acclimation of the reality that exists about aliens and the cosmic carrot that seems to be dangling in front of us.
For those who do the research it is becoming quite obvious that there is life out in space, that it is intelligent and in communication with us.
It will take years to figure out how to communicate and it is taken us even more time to figure out what the intent of the extraterrestrials are.
This is an amazing time to look up – and amazing time to speculate, learn and develop a need for evidence that promotes a sound idea about what is out there waiting for us.
In the Ground Zero show “Pushing God through the Wormhole,” we first addressed this asteroid and why it seemed a bit odd that scientists were overtly curious about it and why they decided to give it a Hawaiian name called, Oumuamua, which translated meant “an ancient messenger.”
I questioned that the asteroid was just some space rock and that there may be more to the story — well now there have been a score of stories indicating that this so-called asteroid may be indeed an alien artifact that scientists want to send a probe to observe it and have it scanned for alien life.
Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object was a very strange passing asteroid, but a number of things have led scientists engaged in the search for alien life to wonder whether it might actually be an “artifact” from an alien civilization.
Researchers involved in the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) project are now preparing to point a powerful telescope at the bizarre object and find where it came from.
Man has always wanted to find out how things work. Our curiosity and the questions are what fuel our enthusiasm to explore. From the simplest questions like, how do we build a fire, is the world going to end or is it as limitless as the universe. What is out in that universe? Will I find my creator there? Is God an omnipotent, unfathomable being or can I find him by detecting one of the smallest particles in the Universe?
We’ve answered many of these questions, but many are still open. We’ve come very, very far. But everything we know about our world including the Earth, our solar system, our galaxy, the universe, what they are made of and the rules they play by amount to only five percent of the whole story.
A total of 95 percent of the universe is still unknown. We think it is probably a mixture of what we call dark matter and a hypothesized dark energy.
The universe is still a matter of unfinished business.
For the first time in the history of science, we could be facing questions that we cannot answer – we may be facing things that we don’t want to admit.
Science has an explanation for everything that it doesn’t exclude. In other words, science or even contemporary skepticism, has an uncanny knack for excluding certain things from its agenda, including proof that something of alien origin passed through our Solar System last October.
A few days ago I was talking about the new project that may fall under the Space Force umbrella. It is a project that was proposed in a 20-page document is titled “The National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan.”
It is a project called DAMIEN. DAMIEN is an interesting acronym that stands for Detecting and Mitigating the Impact of Earth-bound Near-Earth Objects. This project is directly connected to Planetary Defense against near earth objects and there are some analysts that believe that there is more to the study and that DAMIEN and other programs like it have been commissioned to actually study near earth objects for proof of life.
Until very recently, all 750,000 known asteroids and comets originated in our own Solar System. These small bodies are made of primordial material, and knowledge of their composition, size distribution, and orbital dynamics is essential for understanding the origin and evolution of our Solar System.
Many decades of asteroid and comet characterization have yielded formation scenarios that explain the mass distribution, chemical abundances and planetary configuration of today’s Solar System, but it has remained a mystery as how typical or non-typical our Solar System is.
The chances of finding life on an asteroid may be an even easier task then once thought and the race is on in determining what components are more likely to give a positive result.
On October 19, 2017, the Pan-STARRS1 survey telescope discovered an anomalous object called A/2017 U1, the first object known to originate outside our solar system. Follow-up observations by other observers and subsequent analysis verified the extrasolar trajectory of A/2017 U1 and first claimed it was curious asteroid. Later we found out that some scientists were curious about the shape and its erratic behavior.
There were some observers that were actually excited because the anomaly looked a lot like an ancient alien mothership.
They claimed that the asteroidal nature of A/2017 U1 was surprising given that the predicted ratio of cometary to asteroidal material from contemporary solar system formation models did not add up.
Science had a first class anomaly on their hands.
Scientists gave it a code name, ‘Oumuamua’ – it was a cigar-shaped asteroid the size of a football field, it moved at an astonishing 85,700 miles per hour. The object (again not from our solar system) was hard to track because of its irregular speed and orbit.
While ‘Oumuamua’ came from the direction of Vega, a bright star in the Lyra constellation, Scientists estimated that ‘Oumuamua’ could actually have traveled through the Milky Way for hundreds of millions of years.
It was also curious that the name Oumuamua is Hawaiian for “a messenger that reaches out from the distant past.”
Well, this anomalous extrasolar mothership candidate is back in the news and depending on what you read – it has now been called a comet. However, some observers are still not buying the hypothesis.
Scientists even came up with a clever headline for the announcement in their paper in Nature, it said “Sometimes a cigar-shaped ‘comet’ is just a comet.”
Or maybe not… again let me remind you that science has an explanation for everything that it doesn’t exclude. If they exclude a few things from their findings – you would never in a billion years consider that Oumuamua was an alien spacecraft and I am sure that many scientists hope that you will forget that some scientists including the late Stephen Hawking felt that Oumuamua be followed and studied to see if any signal could be taken from the anomaly.
There was no signal – at least no one wanted to report that there was any kind of intelligent signal coming from the anomaly. Oumuamua never lit up like a comet on its passage past the sun and through our realm and the idea of it being a comet is curious.
It was a red, dim, weird oblong structure, not quite like anything in our own system. Comets contain ice, the sublimation of which creates the tail as they zoom through space.
An international science team analyzed both ground- and space-based observations of Oumuamua as it traversed our Solar System, and they found something strange. Its arc could not solely be explained by the effect of gravity exerted by the Sun or other objects. Now comets can behave like that – they detected non-gravitational acceleration, mainly directed away from the Sun, in Oumuamua’s trajectory. This may not have been caused by cometary outgassing, but it is consistent with the behavior of comets.
Studies that were published say that Oumuamua’s trajectory may not have been caused by cometary out gassing, and yet they concluded it was a comet.
That was last week.
This week the strange anomaly has again baffled the scientific community. It has been reported in some circles that the anomaly had accelerated again and again, the acceleration of the object is not caused by cometary outgassing.
According the NASA’s own press release we read:
“Comets normally eject large amounts of dust and gas when warmed by the Sun. But according to team scientist Olivier Hainaut of the European Southern Observatory, “There were no visible signs of outgassing from Oumuamua, so these forces were not expected.”
The team estimates that Oumuamua’s outgassing may have produced a very small amount of dust particles, enough to give the object a little kick in speed, but not enough to be detected.”
Some scientists have even declared that if the object was a comet – it had to have come from a binary star system which is why it did not spew forth an icy tail.
So does this mean that Oumuamua could have been an unknown spacecraft that had an erratic trajectory and that it was intelligently controlled?
Some researchers suggested this long needle shape would be useful for a long-distance spacecraft, since it would minimize the chance of being hit by interstellar gas and dust as it travelled through the universe.
NASA said that observations from their Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the interstellar object, Oumuamua, has had an “unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passes out near Saturn.
It may actually be impossible to tell whether Oumuamua is a comet or an asteroid based on our current observations. However, it’s moving away from us at speed, and we’ve probably missed the boat to send a probe to study it.
In only another four years, it will pass Neptune’s orbit on its way back into interstellar space.
Now, there are still a few more coincidences that have been happening after the announcement about Oumuamua.
After President Trump’s announcement of the new branch of the military called Space Force, there were stories in scientific blogs and websites that were very revealing of projects which were going forward indicated that there certainly is an interest in deep space affairs.
Plans are now underway to manufacture and assemble structures in orbit, rather than on the earth’s surface. The “Archinaut,” will be an orbital factory for constructing large space machinery, including fully-built and functional satellites and possibly even space vessels.
NASA is now bringing together a group of leading researchers in astronomy, biology and geology as part of the new project to ‘take stock of our knowledge in the search for life on distant planets and to lay the groundwork for moving the related sciences forward.’
Called the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science, or NExSS, it hopes to answer the questions of what planets could host life – and what that life could look like.
As much as there are skeptics still in the scientific community the groups forming now under the umbrella of planetary defense are now acclimating the people of Earth for the reality of extraterrestrial life.
NExSS will interpret the presence of bio-signatures, should we detect them on distant worlds.
A primary concern is ensuring the science is strong enough to distinguish a living world from a barren planet masquerading as one.
Through their work with NExSS, scientists aim to identify the instruments needed to detect potential life for future NASA flagship missions.
The detection of atmospheric signatures of a few potentially habitable planets may possibly come before 2030, although whether the planets are truly habitable or have life will require more in-depth study.
The fact that they are even considering planetary ship construction and bio-signature studies again indicate that there is or that they are aware that life exists outside of our planet.
It is also interesting to note that while scientist have focused on water as the only life giving or nurturing substance – they also could find life existing on planets that have phosphorus.
Scientists claim our search for ET has focused too heavily on worlds that show signs of water – a tactic that may be hampering efforts to uncover whether we are alone in the universe. Instead, missions to alien worlds should hunt for some of the ‘core ingredients’ for life on Earth, including nutrients like phosphorous.
In other words, scientists are looking for a broad range of bio-signatures while looking for life. Some people are still fearful of extraterrestrials visiting Earth.
Perhaps it is fortunate, that there are vast distances between the stars.
At least this is what we novices, who are just learning to travel into space, tell ourselves.