Authored By Dave Webb
Has anyone else wondered about why we are exploring a dead planet? I refer to Mars. Mars is obviously a dead planet. Or is it really dead?
The favorite theory I have endorsed is that all life in our Solar System came from a planet we no longer see in our skies. This planet was an ocean planet. It had abundant quantities of plant and animal life on it. It had sufficient variety to actually seed other planets and possibly
moons with life.
Now the only way that would happen is if the planet itself revolved around a heat source or had sufficient internal heat to keep the temperatures in a normal range. Translated, it most likely was in a reasonably close orbit around a brown dwarf star still producing enough heat to make life possible. That dwarf probably came through our Solar System at some point in time. It brought the water planet with it.
If said planet came through the solar system, it might have had close encounters with Earth, Mars, and several of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Even Mercury might have been involved if it was much further from the Sun at one time. I am sure our own Moon might have been involved if it was far enough back in time for the Moon to actually have a (Read More....)
Authored By Dave Webb
And now for a little science fiction and fantasy. It might as well be, because no one will ever believe it. Or will they?
I have always been fascinated on multiple levels with the Old Testament of the Bible. It is full of mysterious and wonderful verses.
Genesis is one. In Genesis is a description of the Terra-forming of a planet. Starting with the building of a pyramid of insects and animals. Plants are given dominance for a while, then one group after another dominate this planet as it is created.
Finally mankind is given rule over the planet.
I have always been fascinated by the gods of the Old Testament. “We made them in our image?” says Genesis.
On the walls of the ancient buildings are pictures. Some of those pictures describe the gods. They appear to be about 9 to 12 feet tall. More massive than us, yet proportionately the same as us.
Ancient myths describe them as being “immortal” and so does the Old Testament. There are in Genesis and elsewhere descriptions of them mating with our women. They describe the women growing old, yet they stay young. They describe half-breed people like Hercules. The Bible makes brief of this in re-known heroes and men (Read More....)
Why is it so difficult for many people to believe in the existence of life outside of our planet, but so easy for them to believe in other things? At the risk of getting into a religious debate, what makes one person believe so blindly in a spiritual being but can disregard evidence? Although the evidence of extra-terrestrial beings is easy to fake, there are many who are quick to dismiss it. There are a lot of things people believe in over the existence of extra-planetary life.
1. A Higher Power - Whether it be God, Allah, or the Nature Goddess, people are more inclined to put faith into a higher power than extra-planetary life. There is nothing wrong with having faith, but is there a place for it in science? If aliens did land on the White House lawn, would religious people be thrown into turmoil?
2. Ghosts - There are those in the world who put more stock into the spirit realm than into the galactic realm. Is it because spirits of our loved ones are easier to relate to than a technologically superior being?
3. Bigfoot - Although concrete evidence for this monstrous being has been gathered that could have been altered, there are those who put Bigfoot facts over alien encounters. Again, could this be (Read More....)
The seventh day of December was a big day for Houstonians in Texas. Approximately around 7am there were reports of a mysterious green flash of light across the morning skies. Reports first came in from across Houston as far north as Tomball to Brenham and Katy, then people as far north as McKinney (over 250 miles away) and west to Austin (over 150) reported seeing the same thing. After the flash of green light, there was a tail like appearance falling from the sky.
Of course speculations of UFO’s, aircraft equipment were thought but later identified as a potential meteor for an upcoming meteor shower that will take place December 13th. I guess all we can really do is wait and see.
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(Guest Post- Dave Webb)
NASA is spending a lot of money to explore Mars with the Curiosity Probe. They are basically attempting to either find life or evidence that it once existed on Mars.
What kind of life could inhabit a world like Mars? It is the very expensive question we are attempting to answer. I think we need to look at it from a different direction. The astronomers are not always right in the theories they propose. Neither are the other scientists always right. A lot are dependent on tenure. That colors their view of things.
Sixty-two years ago a Russian Scientist shook the scientific world. To this day, scientists are attempting to ignore what he had to say. Yet the facts are there right before our probes.
I suggest that Mars wasn't always the fourth planet from the Sun. I think it might have been the second planet out from the Sun at one time. I originally got this idea from Immanuel Velikovsky's theories. He claimed this was so. He was that Russian Scientist.
He wrote a series of books that described a Rogue Planet entering our Solar System. He said that planet was Venus, the second planet out from the Sun. He thought the planet originated in a volcanic explosion on one (Read More....)
Authored By Dave Webb
NASA's Budget is $18.724 billion. This number is one half of one percent of the US yearly budget. These numbers come from WIKI. I don't feel they are exactly accurate. I think the number might be higher. For this money we are getting a lot of taxes in return. We have hired all kinds of professionals to achieve goals of space exploration. Mostly this exploration has been in our own Solar System.
Though there are also the benefits of space telescopes giving us a much wider view of our Universe. The Hubble Telescope alone has broadened our horizons. We now know that the Universe is much larger than we originally thought. The numbers are staggering. Our place in this Universe is much smaller than we originally thought. If we were a grain of sand, it would be like we are one grain of sand in the entire Sahara desert. Now that is humbling. We do not seem to be the center of the Universe. I don't even know if there is a central point.
Most of the technological advances of the last 50 years have come because of the space program. Most of the light weight electronics were originally developed because weight is at a premium on getting a space craft away from Earth's gravity. To (Read More....)
Authored by Dave Webb
Is time travel possible? I think the answer may be yes. Most of the time travel stories are in fairy tales and legends. But somewhere, somehow, they all seem to use the same theme. The theme is a person enters a strange place, and in this place are a bunch of creatures that are man-like creatures. They look human but are not quite human. Goblins, Elves, Fairies, etc. They partake of the food and drink and fall asleep. When they wake many years have past and they are back here on Earth.
Normally this falls into two categories. In the one, they age. In the other they don't. The effect is they are in another space/time plain. I define a plain as a combination of dimensions of space and time.
There are other legends. For instance, at the end of World War II, there was supposedly a Navy project to bend light so that a Destroyer was effectively invisible. The light was supposed to bend around the ship and continue on its way in all directions virtually making the ship invisible to everyone around it. This was done with intense magnetic fields around the ship. Only something went drastically wrong.
The ship seemed to phase in and out of our space/time plain. The sailors would appear for (Read More....)
There are a good number of nomadic people in Central Asia and parts of Europe that in some way have impacted the settled people of those regions. Sometimes these interactions are minute yet interesting, and other times they shifted a paradigm of a settled people.
An odd group, the Scythians were nomadic and conquered large parts of Central Asia and began to bump into the Mediterranean. There are a number of Greek references to them as well as a fair amount of trade, evidence by the material culture found in excavated kurgans. Scythians were also renowned in the Mediterranean and historical world as excellent gold smiths, with their work often depicting horses, leopards, and mythical creatures stalking and killing prey.
2. Polovtsi, Cumans, or Qipchaks
These are many names for one people group, with those names given by Russian, Europeans, and Turks. Most of the Polovtsi borrowed beliefs from the people they came across, including ancestor worship from parts of China as well as shamanism from various other peoples. They also agitated the developing Viking groups that ultimately became Russia.
The Khazars had their beginnings of a nomadic people, but also settled in the Caucasus in present day Georgia, (Read More....)