Sunday, October 17, 2010

Zarmina Barmina Banana Fana Farmina...

So, if you were (luckily) under a rock lately, you probably didn't hear about Zarmina/Gliese 581g. It may or may not exist. It may or may not be inhabited.
It may or may not be a pointless, imaginary planet that conjures arguments between
scientists because Lindsay Lohan is in prison (again) and there is nothing else to
talk about.

You can read about it at SPACE and DISCOVER.

Perhaps the most interesting and exciting aspect of all this is what it implies. The Milky Way galaxy is composed of about 200 billion stars, and is 100,000 light years across. The fact that we found a planet that is even anything like the Earth at all orbiting another star only 20 light years away makes me extremely optimistic that earthlike planets areeverywhere in our galaxy. 20 light years is practically in our lap compared to the vast size of our galaxy, so statistically speaking, it seems very likely it's not unique. I don't want to extrapolate from a data set of two (us and them), but if this is typical, there could be millions of such planets in the galaxy. Millions.

From Manhattan to El Paso...

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Never as good as you want it...

So, there's a pic from NASA that was obviously (poorly) photoshopped and it was outted, and when it was it was immediately shot down for being just a case of bad photo-editing. Anyhow, the dilemma was raging over on Youtube and now the NASA photoshopper (non-extraordinaire) explained why she did a suck ass job and can find out here why people don't believe in anything anymore and why Aliens don't exist. According to the general populace. And NASA. Because ya know, they DON'T NEED ANY MONEY.

(My god am I bitter or what?)

You can read it all HERE!

Lost Civilizations of the Arctic

Only a matter time before they find out who lived in Antarctica and traded with whoever inspired the Piri Reis map...

Sheets of ice along the Arctic have continued to melt at alarming rates and with that melting has come a new discovery. Archaeologists at a melt site in Norway have discovered a wealth of items that include weapons and shoes among other everyday items. The find is believed to be from thousands of years ago, well before Vikings roamed the area.
As glaciers continue to melt and ice retreats in areas around the world, archaeologists continue to discover new civilizations. As io9 points out, last summer a 10,000 year-old atlatl (a hunting weapon) was found as ice thawed.

You can read the rest here.

Friday, October 08, 2010


So, last month a UFO appeared over an airport in inner-Mongolia. There isn't much to go on,
but the story made its way back to the news and...yadda...yadda. Honestly, I'm just plain

I'm annoyed with the 'supposed' sightings that amount to nothing because everyone and their
mother has a cellphone with a camera. Someone should have or could have caught something.
And maybe I am being just a little too quick to dismiss it but this is just a pain in the ass when
people are emailing me about some such story and I think something big has gone down, only
to go to the link and find something like this.

And the media is no better at covering this stuff. When there isn't a crack head celebrity in
rehab or an erroneous FACT about the President to report, they turn to stuff like this. UFO's
and everything related as become FILLEr for the nightly news.

It's getting played out.

I love Unicorns. Real or Imaginary.

Ya never know. That one ^ may be fake, but this one still boggles my mind:


I was so not on my a-game when this happened sometime at the end of September. Loren Coleman inspires me so I should have been paying attention. Go over to Cryptomundo and show your support.