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NASA’S ASTEROID MISSION HOPES TO PREVENT LARGE SCALE DESTRUCTION! - May 6,
WORLD TAKES ACTION AGAINST FUTURE METEORITE STRIKES HELLWARS - Feb 23,
ASTEROID HUNTER: AN INTERVIEW WITH NEOSSAT SCIENTIST ALAN HILDEBRAND - 23
A Canadian satellite poised to launch Monday (Feb. 25) is taking the search for
asteroids near Earth into orbit.
The suitcase-size Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat) will launch
Monday (Feb. 25) atop an Indian Polar Satellite LaunchVehicle and seek out large
asteroids from an orbit about 497 miles (800 kilometers) above Earth.
RUSSIAN METEOR KICKS UP CLOUD OF MISTRUST - Feb 19, 2013
If I had to choose a single word to describe the dominant attitude in Russian
society, it would be “mistrust.” The meteor, or possibly small asteroid, that
exploded over the Ural Mountains city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15 illustrated this
as few other events could.
Even the agendas of astronomers could not be trusted. When Lydia Rykhlova of the
Russian Academy of Sciences’ Astronomy Institute announced that Russia could
protect itself from space threats at a cost of 58 billion rubles, or almost $2
billion, many commentators on social networks ridiculed the plan as a device to
steal taxpayers’ money.
RUSSIA TO SPEND BILLIONS ON ASTEROID DEFENSE - 19 February, 2013
PLANETARY DEFENSE PLANS FOR ASTEROIDS FORM - Nov 29, 2011
held at University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics,
was organized by the Secure World Foundation and aimed at a draft report for the
U.N. Action Team 14 working group on NEOs. The team forms part of the U.N.’s
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Scientific and Technical
Subcommittee, and will present guidance to the U.N. working group at a NEO-
mitigation meeting in Vienna, in February 2012.
ESA TO ATTEMPT ASTEROID SMASH-UP - 18 August 2011
Scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) are planning to fire a
spacecraft into an asteroid in an attempt to prepare for one that could be on a
direct collision course with the Earth.
The news comes after NASA dismissed claims that one was already hurling
toward the third rock from the Sun.
FACT FOLLOWING FICTION? SCIENTISTS PLAN MISSION TO BLOW UP AN ASTEROID 'HURTLING
TOWARDS EARTH' - 17th August 2011
Plan is similar to the plot of Hollywood film Armageddon
The real version, if it goes ahead in 2015, will see a satellite fired at break-
neck speed into a ‘test’ asteroid to see if its course changes.
The aim is to assess whether it would be possible to save Earth using this
method, should we discover that an asteroid is on a collision course with our
The mission, called Don Quijote, will involve sending two spacecraft towards a
NEW STRATEGIES FOR EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT -
June 6, 2011
The "ultimate rationale" for human spaceflight is the survival of the species,
he said, noting the record of asteroid and comet impacts and the likelihood that
eventually another large body will collide with the Earth, with devastating
consequences for life on the planet. “If you want humanity to survive, you’re
going to have to create multiple reservoirs of human culture," he said, "and the
way to do that is to expand human civilization off the planet."
LAST LINE OF ASTEROID IMPACT DEFENSE: EVACUATION - May 13, 2011
Imagine that we've detected an asteroid barrelling toward Earth. It's too late
to blow it up, or nudge it off course, so the most effective form of asteroid
deflection method is about to come into play: getting hit. Although death and
destruction isn't a particularly desirable outcome, doing nothing may be the
only plan we have left.
So, what can be done to make this bad day better? Apart from throwing the mother
of all doomsday parties, with the help of a system developed by Charlotte
Norlund, an astronautics PhD student from the University of Southampton, we
might be able to save some lives.
To put it bluntly, NEOMiSS calculates how many people will perish after taking
various factors into consideration, such as historical knowledge of a variety of
natural hazards and local building strength.
Somebody is worried
WHAT'S HITTING EARTH? - March 1, 2011
NASA’S ALL SKY FIREBALL NETWORK
The cameras have overlapping fields of view, which means that the same fireball
can be detected by more than one camera. This allows us to calculate the height
of the fireball and how fast it is going. We can even work out the orbit of the
meteoroid responsible for creating the fireball, which gives us clues about
whether it came from a comet or an asteroid. If the fireball is traveling slow
enough, and makes it low enough, it is possible that it can survive to the
ground as a meteorite
TOP TEN METEOR VIDEO CAPTURES.WMV
WHITE HOUSE ADVISER: US MUST PREPARE FOR ASTEROID - Oct 25, 2010
SCIENTISTS TO DISCUSS WAYS TO DEAL WITH AN ASTEROID IMPACT - Oct 22,
The workshop series is focusing on plans and recommendations for global
coordination and response in the event that an asteroid or other object is found
to pose an impact threat to Earth," says workshop coordinator Detlef Koschny
STARTING ON PLANETARY DEFENSE - October 27, 2010
It is unlikely that anytime soon an asteroid or comet will impact Earth and
cause devastating or large-scale damage. But we will probably soon find some
object that is deemed potentially hazardous, one that might pose a future danger
to Earth. That will be considered a threat.
POSSIBLE THREAT TO EARTH BY ASTEROIDS AMONG ISSUES AT UN DEBATE ON OUTER
SPACE - Oct 15 2010
A United Nations working group is currently looking into how the UN should
respond to possible threats to the planet from near-earth objects, such as
asteroids, Mazlan Othman, the Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
(UNOOSA), told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York on October 14 2010, the
UN News Service said.
She said the Vienna-based Committee is also discussing space debris, among other
issues, and long-term sustainability of space exploration.
"Any space debris is very dangerous not only to satellites but also to human
life because of the International Space Station," Othman said.
Other topics on the Committee’s agenda include benefits of space technology,
space and water, and space and climate change.
PANIC UPON CUE- THE COMING ICE AGE? (In Search of Series) - 10.18.2010 -
Perhaps Ice was scarier than heated-planet-stuff back when this series was made.
Who knows? Either way - take a good look at the "science" - the "facts" - the
Were they all wrong? If so were they fired for being so wrong? If they were
wrong - what was done by their supporting organizations to correct the problem?
What problem? The disconnect with the religion called "global warming."
NASA URGED TO CONSIDER PLANET 'DEFENSE' - Oct. 19, 2010
NASA should establish a Planetary Defense Coordination Office to lead efforts
should the Earth be threatened by asteroids and comets, a U.S. report says.
The report, by the Ad-Hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense of the NASA Advisory
Council, offers suggestions on how the agency should prepare to lead national
and international plans for defending Earth from collisions from near-Earth
objects, SPACE.com reported Tuesday.
The "driving philosophy" behind the national and international defense against
near-Earth objects, the report said, should be to "find them early."
Early detection is paramount in mounting an effective and cost-effective
planetary defense effort, the report said.
- CONGRESS PROPOSES COMMISSION TO STUDY ASTEROID IMPACT
THREAT - 19 July 2010
Last month, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R – CA) introduced the new bill
before Congress, H.R. 5587, titled: "To establish a United States
on Planetary Defense and for other purposes."
The bill has been referred to the Committee on Science and Technology, on
which Rohrabacher serves as a member. Both sides of the aisle are now looking
at the commission idea.
One function of the proposed seven-member commission is to assess the current
ability of United States and foreign technology to defend our planet.
Technologies that could aid the fight against a NEO threat include modeling
and simulation capabilities, as well as nuclear devices, high order explosive
systems, and laser systems.
The bill also requests a budget "not to exceed" $2 million for the
From his view, Rohrabacher concluded: "We know the threats are real. Earth
has been hit many times with devastation ranging from local to regional, and
even to planetary scales. It is just a matter of time until the threat
appears again, and we must be ready."
NEW AND OLD OBSERVATIONS BOLSTER ASTEROID WORRIES - May 1, 2010
Cornell University astronomers announced last week that they tracked a near-
Earth object (NEO) named 2005 YU55 as it skimmed within 1.5 million miles of our
planet last April 19. The giant radio antenna at Arecibo, Puerto Rico measured
the intruder’s size at a planet-walloping 1,300 feet in diameter (pictured
- BEATING BACK SPACE INVADERS - April 11, 2010
Giant rocks or snowballs in space, while more likely to hit in Hollywood than
anywhere else on Earth, remain a threat that policymakers are taking seriously.
Hand-wringing over civilization-ending asteroid impacts has taken a back seat
health care, the economy and this winter’s weather.
Some 170 Earth-impact craters have been documented. The largest, the 300
kilometer-wide Vredefort crater in South Africa, is 2 billion years old.
An object with a diameter of 3 kilometers that hits Earth is thought to be the
threshold for global catastrophe. Fortunately, these hit roughly only every 10
to 30 million years
That excludes long-period comets, such as Halley’s, which they estimate
represent 1 percent of the total impact threat. Such comets, some taking 200
years or more to orbit the sun are capable of sneaking up on us.
AN AVALANCHE OF DARK ASTEROIDS - March 26, 2010
"Our instrument is finding [dozens] of asteroids every day that were never
detected before," says Ned Wright, principal investigator for WISE and a
physicist at the University of California in Los Angeles. "WISE is very good at
this kind of work."
Visible-light telescopes conducting past asteroid surveys may have missed a
large population of darker asteroids that WISE is now flushing out of hiding.
Most of the asteroids WISE is finding are in the main asteroid belt between Mars
and Jupiter, but a fraction of them are different. They're the kind of Earth-
approaching asteroids that send shivers all the way down a Brontosaurus' spine.
"WISE has only been in orbit for about three months, but we've already
found a handful of asteroids classified as 'potentially hazardous,' including
one seen in 1996 but lost until re-observed by WISE. To be named 'potentially
hazardous,' an asteroid has to pass within about 5 million miles of Earth's
orbit. One of our discoveries will cross Earth's orbit less than 700,000 miles
WISE's contribution to the total will be impressive. Between now and late
October, when the mission is slated to end, Wright estimates the observatory
will find a hundred thousand asteroids, mostly in the main belt, and hundreds of
near Earth objects.
Is somebody anticipating an impact threat this year 2010?
7 October +/- 6
days is the last threat period for 2010
- NEW SPACECRAFT DISCOVERS HUNDREDS OF ASTEROIDS ... EVERY
DAY - 26 March 2010
NASA launched the $320 million WISE observatory in December. The space telescope
is expected to complete its first all-sky map during its first six months of its
DARK, DANGEROUS ASTEROIDS FOUND LURKING NEAR EARTH - 05 March 2010
An infrared space telescope has spotted several very dark asteroids that have
been lurking unseen near Earth's orbit. Their obscurity and tilted orbits have
kept them hidden from surveys designed to detect things that might hit our
"It's really good at finding the darkest asteroids and comets," said
team member Amy Mainzer of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
California, at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas, on
Richard Binzel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says the dark
asteroids may be former comets that have long since had all the ice vaporised
from their exteriors, leaving them with inactive surfaces that no longer shed
dust to produce tails. He points out that many comets have very tilted
and comets visited by spacecraft have been observed to have very dark surfaces.
Vulcan, the dark star or brown dwarf companion to the Sun forms four or five
swarms that pass by near Earth's orbit. Their orbital period is about 3300 +/-
hundred years and the swarms' orbits are usually inclined to the ecliptic, but
inclination is cranked up and down quite a bit over time.
is anticipated to pass by in the next 5 years or so, if it has not already done
(the Indonesian air burst). These swarms have been with us for many hundreds
thousands (or even millions) of years. The WISE infra red satellite telescope
well have been put up to see these comets coming.
NASA COULD BE CLOSE TO PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF A "DEATH STAR" IN OUR SOLAR
SYSTEM - Mar 15, 2010
We've always assumed our sun was the only star in our solar system, but maybe
not. We could be in a binary system, with a brown dwarf hiding in the Oort
cloud. And it could be bombing us with comets.
The comets are coming from the Kuiper belt.
- WILL THE NASA WISE SPACE TELESCOPE FIND NEMESIS, A BINARY COMPANION
STAR FOR THE SUN? - March 16, 2010
- GETTING WISE ABOUT NEMESIS - 03/11/10
Is our Sun part of a binary star system? An unseen companion star, nicknamed
“Nemesis,” may be sending comets towards Earth. If Nemesis exists, NASA’s new
WISE telescope should be able to spot it.
That job should have been done by
the IRAS satellite.. I guess the IRAS team missed it.
UNUSED NASA TOWER EPITOMIZES BREWING FIGHT OVER SPACE BUDGET - 03/28/10
Obama, with the support of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, argue the end of
the Constellation program would free up more federal dollars for use in research
Both Earth and near-by space may be a dangerous place if a comet swarm passes
and Earth suffers a major impact.
RUSSIA MAY SEND SPACECRAFT TO KNOCK AWAY ASTEROID - Dec 30, 2009
HOLDREN: ICE AGE WILL KILL 1 BILLION - October 09, 2009
Obama's science chief blames man-made carbon emissions
Holdren based his prediction on a theory that human emissions of carbon
dioxide would produce a climate catastrophe in which global warming would
cause global cooling with a consequent reduction in agricultural
production resulting in widespread disaster.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING? - 9 October 2009
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that
the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in
The 1970 heat surge due to the core rotation of the Earth in 1970 has
CLIMATE CHANGE EXCUSE FOR US MILITARY INTERVENTION? - Aug 09, 2009
The aftereffects of the changes like wholesale population movements and
pandemics would trigger conflicts that could dent local governments thus
necessitating US military intervention, said the New York Times on Saturday
quoting military and intelligence pundits.
The interviewees raised concerns about ensuing 'terrorist movements' and
regional destabilization. The daily said the changes could turn "sub-Saharan
Africa, the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia" to actual flashpoints.
Accordingly, the Defense Department envisioned a contingency plan including
"sophisticated Navy and Air Force weather programs and other government
climate research programs at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Comet/Meteorite impacts cause climate change.
CLIMATE CHANGE SEEN AS THREAT TO U.S. SECURITY - August 8, 2009
The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the
United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military
intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass
migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts
Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist
movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts at the
Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are taking a
serious look at the national security implications of climate change.
THE COMET'S TALE: EARTH IMPACT
NATIONAL GUARD ASKED TO EXPLAIN 'INTERNMENT' JOBS - August 07, 2009
Campaign recruiting for workers at 'civilian resettlement
JOB TITLE: CORRECTIONS OFFICER – Internment/Resettlement Specialist
MILITARY HUSH-UP: INCOMING SPACE ROCKS
NOW CLASSIFIED - 10 June 2009
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.
The upshot: Space rocks that explode in the atmosphere are now classified.
"It's baffling to us why this would suddenly change," said one scientist
familiar with the work. "It's unfortunate because there was this great
synergy...a very good cooperative arrangement. Systems were put into dual-use
mode where a lot of science was getting done that couldn't be done any other
way. It's a regrettable change in policy."
Scientists say not only will research into the threat from space be hampered,
but public understanding of sometimes dramatic sky explosions will be
diminished, perhaps leading to hype and fear of the unknown.
EARTH UNDER THREAT FROM DARK COMETS - 16 February 2009
But dark comets with unpredictable orbits may pose a greater threat than
asteroids, which are easier to spot, according to astrophysicists Bill Napier,
from the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology in Wales, and David Asher, from Armagh
Observatory in Northern Ireland.
Doomsday: U.S. REPORT WARNS OF 'STRATEGIC SHOCK' LEADING TO MASSIVE UNREST -
December 15, 2008
The report by the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute, said that a
defense community paralyzed by conventional thinking could be unprepared to help
the United States cope with a series of unexpected crises that would rival the
Al Qaida strikes in 2001, termed a "strategic shock."
The report cited the prospect of the collapse of a nuclear state leading to
massive unrest in the United States.
"Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense
establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order
and human security," the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, said.
"Deliberate employment of weapons of mass destruction or other catastrophic
capabilities, unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and
legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public
health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters are all
paths to disruptive domestic shock."
'DARK' COMETS MAY POSE THREAT TO EARTH - 11 February 2009
These periodic comet showers appear to correlate with the dates of ancient
impact craters found on Earth, which would suggest that most impactors in the
past were comets, not asteroids.
'DARK' COMETS COULD HIT EARTH WITHOUT WARNING - February 13, 2009
Hazardous comets and asteroids are tracked by various space agencies, but
British-based astronomers say there are many dangerous ones still going
undetected, New Scientist magazine reported.
"There is a case to be made that dark, dormant comets are a significant but
largely unseen hazard," said Bill Napier at Cardiff University.
Napier and David Asher, at Armagh Observatory, say dark comets may still be in
the solar system, and could come near Earth.
Dark comets happen when a comet's reflective water ice evaporates away, and
leaves behind an organic crust.
Since the water's gone, they don't reflect light, making it hard for astronomers
to see them until they're right on top of us.
STEPHEN HAWKING: "ASTEROID IMPACTS BIGGEST THREAT TO INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE
GALAXY" - June 26, 2009
“The threat of the Earth being hit by an asteroid is increasingly being accepted
as the single greatest natural disaster hazard faced by humanity,” according to
Nick Bailey of the University of Southampton's School of Engineering Sciences
team, who has developed a threat identifying program.[
Early results indicate that in terms of population lost, China, Indonesia,
India, Japan and the United States face the greatest overall threat; while the
United States, China, Sweden, Canada and Japan face the most severe economic
effects due to the infrastructure destroyed.
As Stephen Hawking says, the general consensus is that any comet or asteroid
greater than 20 kilometers in diameter that strikes the Earth will result in the
complete annihilation of complex life - animals and higher plants.
- UN IS TOLD THAT EARTH NEEDS AN ASTEROID SHIELD - December 7
A group of the world's leading scientists has urged the United Nations to
establish an international network to search the skies for asteroids on a
collision course with Earth. The spaceguard system would also be responsible for
deploying spacecraft that could destroy or deflect incoming objects.
The group - which includes the Royal Society president Lord Rees and
environmentalist Crispin Tickell - said that the UN needed to act as a matter of
urgency. Although an asteroid collision with the planet is a relatively remote
risk, the consequences of a strike would be devastating.
NATIONAL SECURITY AND HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE - May 9, 2007
NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51
HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/HSPD-20
(b) "Catastrophic Emergency" means any incident, regardless of
that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption
severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or
(c) "Continuity of Government," or "COG," means a coordinated effort within the
Federal Government's executive branch to ensure that National Essential
Functions continue to be performed during a Catastrophic Emergency;
(e) "Enduring Constitutional Government," or "ECG," means a cooperative effort
among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal
Government, coordinated by the President, as a matter of comity with respect to
the legislative and judicial branches and with proper respect for the
constitutional separation of powers among the branches, to preserve the
constitutional framework under which the Nation is governed and the capability
of all three branches of government to execute constitutional responsibilities
and provide for orderly succession, appropriate transition of leadership, and
interoperability and support of the National Essential Functions during a
(h) "National Essential Functions," or "NEFs," means that subset of Government
Functions that are necessary to lead and sustain the Nation during a
catastrophic emergency and that, therefore, must be supported through
COOP and COG capabilities; and
(f) Provision must be made for reconstitution capabilities that allow for
recovery from a catastrophic emergency and resumption of normal
NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVES [NSPD] - George W. Bush
NSPD 51 National Continuity Policy 4 April 2007
HSPD 20 National Continuity Policy 4 April 2007
Six months before the 5 October Camelopardalids debris field intersects
- GIULIANI CREATES 'CATASTROPHE COMMITTEE,' APPOINTS BUSH
LOYALIST AS ITS HEAD - January 10, 2008 06:30 PM
Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign announced on Thursday the formulation of a
Catastrophe Advisory Committee,
designed to provide the former New York City mayor with advice on the needs of
local communities in regards to
WORLD'S BIGGEST DIGITAL CAMERA TO JOIN ASTEROID SEARCH - 04 September 2007
The world's largest digital camera has been installed on a new telescope
designed to hunt for potentially dangerous asteroids.
The camera was installed on the PS1 telescope in Maui, Hawaii, US, the first of
four telescopes being built as part of a project called the Panoramic Survey
Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS).
Starting in 2010, when all four of the planned Pan-STARRS telescopes are
expected to be completed, the project will image the whole sky visible from
Hawaii three times per month. This should allow it to detect objects 100 times
fainter than current surveys, including 99% of the asteroids 300 metres or
larger that come near Earth's orbit.
The US Congress has asked NASA to identify 90% of the smaller objects – down to
140 metres across – by 2020, but NASA says it does not have the money to
implement the search
COUNTRIES MOST AT RISK OF 'SMALL' ASTEROID IMPACT IDENTIFIED
The software, called NEOimpactor, has been specifically developed for measuring
the impact of 'small' asteroids under one kilometre in diameter, and early
results indicate that the ten countries most at risk are China, Indonesia,
India, Japan, the United States, the Philippines, Italy, the United
Kingdom, Brazil and Nigeria.
'The threat of the Earth being hit by an asteroid is increasingly being accepted
as the single greatest natural disaster hazard faced by humanity,' comments Nick
Bailey of the University of Southampton's School of Engineering Sciences,
UN URGED TO TAKE ACTION ON ASTEROID THREAT
Although the odds of an impact by this particular asteroid are low, a recent
congressional mandate for NASA to upgrade its tracking of near-Earth asteroids
is expected to uncover hundreds, if not thousands of threatening space rocks in
the near future, former astronaut Rusty Schweickart said.
GOVT. DOC: GIANT COMETS, EVOLUTION AND CIVILIZATION
Giant Comets, Evolution and Civilization
Abstract: Climatic cycles, ice epochs, mass extinctions and other global
disturbances may be
attributed to episodes of bombardment by giant comets. Such bodies now in
chaotic orbits beyond
Jupiter present the most serious current celestial hazard. A point at issue is
complexity of the cometary as opposed to the asteroidal hazard, as well as its
DECLASSIFIED GOVT. DOC- HAZARDS DUE TO FIREBALLS-COMETS
Narrative Report on the Hazard to Civilization Due to Fireballs and Comets
Abstract: The 100,000 year average interval between asteroid strikes (Chapman &
first became apparent during the 1970s. Another discovery of considerable moment
about this time
was that of object Chiron. Considered to be a "giant comet" and found to be
moving in a chaotic
orbit beyond Saturn close to the ecliptic (Kowal l979,Oikawa & Everhart 1978),
of its future transfer to a more stable sub-Jovian orbit capable of penetrating
and hence threatening the Earth was also soon recognized (Bailey et al 1994,
Steel et al 1994).
The report then is by way of being a flier delineating the current state of
and scientific) concerning the cometary and fireball threat.
'DOOMSDAY' VAULT DESIGN UNVEILED
The vault aims to safeguard the world's agriculture from future catastrophes,
such as nuclear war, asteroid strikes and climate change.
MOVE TO NEW PLANET, SAYS HAWKING
human race must move to a planet beyond our Solar System to protect the
of the species, physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.
He told the BBC that life could be wiped out by a nuclear disaster or an
asteroid hitting the planet.
Vulcan's existence in our solar system places all the inner Earth like
planets at risk of long period comet impacts. Vulcan draws Kiuper Belt objects
into Sun grazing orbits, then they form comet swarms which cause the visible
impact craters on Mars, Venus, Mercury, Earth and the Moon.
REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS NEAR EARTH OBJECTS
A UK report! Could the USA and UK be working together again?
- MAJOR IMPACT SOON - January 31, 2005: British MP
says, "We're living in a bowling alley."
I hope you will excuse my cynicism but there is something quite remarkable about
this interview with Lembit Opik, the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for
Montgomeryshire. You will not find one single trace of political gobble-de-gook
or point scoring.
US-EU PLAN TO “MOVE” EARTH ORBIT DOOMED, SAY RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS - August
Bolstering Reagan’s knowledge of this “alien threat” was the 1983, 10-month
mission of the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) joint telescope project
of the United States (NASA), the Netherlands (NIVR), and the United Kingdom
(SERC), and which confirmed the theories of many imminent scientists and
researchers [Professor Richard Muller, UC Berkley; Walter Cruttenden, Binary
Research Institute(BRI); Dr. Daniel Whitmire of the University of Louisiana,
etc.] of our Solar System being binary in origin and possessing a brown dwarf
“twin” to our Sun and of which was written about in the Washington Post on
December 30, 1983:
Russian scientists, however, describe as “sheer insanity” this plan of the
West’s to make of our inner Solar System a “shooting gallery” of comets under
the guise of protecting us from Global Warming, of which the West is still
failing to fully inform its citizens is, in fact, occurring on all of the
- SCIENCE'S DOOMSDAY TEAM VS. THE ASTEROIDS
"The good news is that comets represent 1 percent of the danger," said
Donald K. Yeomans, who manages NASA's Near-Earth Object Program at the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory. "The bad news is that should we find one, there's not a
lot we can do about it. . . . We detect them only nine months from
Asteroids, by contrast, generally offer decades or even centuries of warning
- unless they are too small to detect, in which case there is no warning at
all. But today's technology enables astronomers to get a fix on any asteroid
capable of causing a global "extinction event" - six miles in diameter or
So, what can be done? The first thought, dramatically depicted in the 1998
movies "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon," is to nuke the intruder into small pieces
so it will burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
Many scientists say, however, that this is unacceptably sloppy - instead of
obliterating the target, the bomb could break the asteroid into large
radioactive chunks capable of transforming huge stretches of Earth into
WHAT SHOULD U.S. MILITARY DO IN SPACE?
White House strategy shift sparks heated debate
- CALIFORNIA AND THE WORLD AT RISK
- THE PENTAGON WARNINGS
INEVITABLE SURPRISES: Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence - Peter
To top it off, there's the eventual collision with a killer asteroid. How
accurate are these predictions? "All of them are inevitable," declares
NOW THE PENTAGON TELLS BUSH: CLIMATE CHANGE WILL DESTROY US - 21 February
· Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war
· Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years
· Threat to the world is greater than terrorism
Already, according to Randall and Schwartz, the planet is carrying a
population than it can sustain. By 2020 'catastrophic' shortages of water and
energy supply will become increasingly harder to overcome, plunging the planet
into war. They warn that 8,200 years ago climatic conditions brought widespread
crop failure, famine, disease and mass migration of populations that could soon
6,200 BC STRIKE - Swarm A - 8,200 YA
PARAGUAY IN A SPIN ABOUT BUSH'S ALLEGED 100,000 ACRE HIDEAWAY - 22 October
THE GREAT CLIMATE FLIP FLOP
One of the most shocking scientific realizations of all time has slowly been
dawning on us: the earth's climate does great flip-flops every few thousand
years, and with breathtaking speed. We could go back to ice-age temperatures
within a decade and judging from recent discoveries, an abrupt cooling could
be triggered by our current global-warming trend. Europe's climate could
more like Siberia's.
- AN ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIO AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR
UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY
PETER SCHWARTZ & DOUG RANDALL / GBN Global Business Network October 2003
In 2007, a particularly severe storm causes the ocean to break through
in the Netherlands making a few key coastal cities such as The Hague unlivable.
of the delta island levees in the Sacramento River region in the Central
California creates an inland sea and disrupts the aqueduct system transporting
from northern to southern California because salt water can no longer be kept
the area during the dry season.
- AN ABRUPT
CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIO AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR UNITED STATES NATIONAL
SECURITY - Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall
A USA report. Could the USA and UK be working together again?
AN ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIO AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR UNITED STATES
by Peter Schwarz and Doug Randall, October 2003
Published by the Pentagon
AN ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIO AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR UNITED STATES
by Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall
PENTAGON DOWNPLAYS REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE THAT IT COMMISSIONED
BRITAIN FACES BIG CHILL AS OCEAN CURRENT SLOWS
KEY FINDINGS OF THE PENTAGON
· Future wars will be fought over the issue of survival rather than religion,
ideology or national honor.
· By 2007 violent storms smash coastal barriers rendering large parts of the
Netherlands inhabitable. Cities like The Hague are abandoned. In
delta island levees in the Sacramento river area are breached, disrupting the
aqueduct system transporting water from north to south. The 2006-7 impact
· Between 2010 and 2020 Europe is hardest hit by climatic change with an average
annual temperature drop of 6o F. Climate in Britain becomes colder
and drier as weather patterns begin to resemble Siberia. The 2015-16
- NETHERLANDS MUST BOOST FLOOD DEFENCES
The Hague (AFP) May 30, 2006
ATTENTION -details on European cooperation, quotes deputy minister /// Dutch
authorities will have to boost their already significant flood protection
measures to cope with increasingly warmer, wetter winters and summer droughts,
according to forecasts released Tuesday.
CLIMATE CHANGE FROM A METEOR IMPACT, WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR?
Many remote viewers tell us two interesting things:
CONCLUSION It won't be a slow climate change that causes such a fast global
climate shift- it will more likely be either a comet or meteor, or
nuke exchange. Imagine the consequences if America and world economies collapse
according to the pentagon report.
- No one can RV the years 2012-2013. All they get is a blank like a wall.
Tremendous human emotions and stress can block remote viewing. (Like massive
death and related suffering.)
- When they look past those years, what do they see? Nothing. Only desolation
SEA CHANGE: WHY GLOBAL WARMING COULD LEAVE BRITAIN FEELING THE COLD
· No new ice age yet, but Gulf Stream is weakening
· Atlantic current came to halt for 10 days in 2004
NO NEW ICE AGE FOR WESTERN EUROPE
Fears that a shutdown of ocean currents is about to plunge Europe into a mini
ice age have receded.
So much for the basis of the Pentagon study unless there is a comet-Earth
impact of course.
- THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT RESPONDS
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER HIGHLIGHTS COMPLETED LEVEE REPAIRS, PRESSES FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR WORK ON FEDERAL LEVEES 10/20/2006
Gov. Schwarzenegger highlighted the completion of the repairs on the critical
levee erosion sites before the next flood season.
"This site and all 29 critical erosion sites we identified in February will be
repaired by November 1, just like we planned and the four other critical sites
we identified in August are on track to be repaired by November 30," said Gov.
Schwarzenegger. "These repairs protect lives and homes which is why we
negotiated with the federal government to cut through the red tape and get the
necessary permits to start strengthening our levees as soon as possible. Our
actions shaved years off the repair times. That's why we can have these
now before the rains start."
The Department of Water Resources pledged to finish the levee repair work on the
original 29 critical erosion sites by November and much of the levee repair work
was completed ahead of schedule. The repairs on 12 of the 29 critical levee
sites identified in the Governor's February emergency declaration are complete,
and the remaining 17 sites will be finished by November 1. An additional four
sites discovered subsequent to those identified originally identified will also
be completed by the end of November.
In February, the Governor declared a state of emergency for California's
system. Since then, state and federal agencies have cooperated in an
unprecedented manner to expedite the permits and begin work on these critical
As part of the bipartisan Strategic Growth plan, the November ballot includes a
$4.1 billion bond for levee repair and flood control.
Comet impacts (anticipated in
2007) can generate a lot of rain.
GOVENOR HASTENS CALIF. LEVEE REPAIRS
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Friday for California's
levee system, a step officials said would help speed up repairs to 24 flood-
Officials said the declaration would allow the state to waive environmental and
contracting laws in making the repairs and open up emergency funding as part of
an attempt to complete the work before next winter's flood season.
"If we did this through normal funding and normal procedures it probably would
take us three to four years," said Lester Snow, director of the Department of
ATTEMPT TO PLACE PUBLIC WORKS BOND ON JUNE BALLOT FAILS
"We ran out of time," Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said, after the
Senate passed an urgency bill appropriating $1 billion for levee repairs from
the state's reserve fund.
The Assembly passed two bills to place measures on the June ballot: a $10.4
billion bond to build schools and upgrade universities, and a $4.15 billion
bond to repair the state's fragile levee system. It also included a $9.1
billion school and university bond measure that would be placed on a ballot in
The Senate considered only the emergency levee appropriation, which passed on
a 33-0 vote.
Many Republican and Democratic lawmakers were concerned about the size of
Schwarzenegger's original borrowing plan. He later proposed adding another
$3.5 billion for levee repairs after he said it was unlikely the federal
government would offer substantial financial help.
Not to worry, the levee repairs will start.
LEVEES OVERTOP IN CALIF.'S SONOMA COUNTY - Mon Mar 6, 9:45 PM ET
SCHELLVILLE, Calif. - A storm that dumped about two inches of rain in Sonoma
County overnight flooded part of a highway for several hours as water overtopped
nearby levees, officials said.
No damage to homes or businesses was reported, said Sandy Covallalves, a Sonoma
County emergency services coordinator.
GOVERNOR SEEKS FAST LEVEE FIXES
Some call state of emergency political ploy -- move nullifies environmental
ASSEMBLY PASSES RECORD PUBLIC WORKS BOND PACKAGE
Flood Protection -- $4.09 billion
- $3 billion for levee inspection, repair, flood control improvements, and
delta levee protection;
- $500 million for flood control subventions;
- $290 million for flood corridors, bypasses, and flood plain mapping; and
- $300 million for storm flood management.
LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE BOND EVER HEADING TO CALIFORNIA VOTERS
Headed to the governor, then the voters, November ballot is the largest bond
issue ever -- four bonds totaling $37.3 billion, consisting of billions
for transportation, schools, levees, and affordable housing.
"Besides the bond packages, lawmakers passed an added $500 million
appropriation for levee repairs.
WOLK CALLS BOND DEAL 'A BIG WIN FOR YOLO AND SOLANO COUNTIES'
The flood protection component includes $3 billion for levee inspection, repair,
flood control improvements, and delta levee protection; and $290 million for
flood corridors, bypasses, and flood plain mapping. Finally, there is $300
million for storm flood management, which would fund work on flood
infrastructure outside of the Central Valley, including some in Solano County.
Part of the $300 million could go towards preventing urban runoff and protecting
water quality in Fairfield and Vacaville, hard hit in the recent New Year
Additionally, the Assembly approved a $500 million (AB 142) appropriation,
actively pursued by Wolk, which includes money for the immediate repair of the
29 critical erosion sites designated by the Governor, including 9 sites in Yolo
County. Private levees such as Huff's Corner that could affect urban areas will
also be eligible. The $500 million could also be used on other flood
improvements throughout Yolo and Solano Counties.
"This bond will make a difference in the lives of all Californians, not just
those in the Central Valley. Since the State suffers liability for failing
levees in the Central Valley, the General Fund stands at risk," said Wolk, who
has led the development and coordination of a comprehensive Assembly Democratic
Legislative Package on Flood Protection to prepare and protect Californians.
"That means California's schools, health services, and highways stand at risk.
"Think of the billions that the Federal Government has spent on recovery from
Katrina. Now imagine a major flood in Sacramento, with the State – not the
Federal Government – stuck with the bill for recovery. And more than the
Sacramento Valley and General Fund is at stake here. A serious flood could
take out the water supply for Southern California, for the Bay Area, and for the
San Joaquin Valley.
WATERSHED NEWS FOR MAY 2006
- Schwarzenegger/Fed Government Reach Agreement to Fix Critical Levee Sites
Before Flood Season
[Press release] Gov. Schwarzenegger and the Bush Administration finalized an
agreement yesterday that provides an expedited permitting process to allow
California to fix the critical levee sites by the end of the year.
- Levee repair accord reached
An agreement announced Tuesday between state and federal agencies ensures that
29 eroding levees will be fixed by Nov. 1, officials said, and it also ensures
the state gets credit for its share of the costs
- Deal puts levee repair on fast track
Agreement will speed up environmental review necessary to begin work on
Sacramento River tributaries -- not Delta
- Levee funds increased in Senate bill
An Oklahoma Republican senator, facing certain defeat on an amendment to strip
levee-repair money along the Sacramento River from an emergency spending bill,
abruptly withdrew it Wednesday as California's two
Democrats announced that they had secured another $13 million in the measure
- Schwarzenegger's new levee board shows its pro-developer tilt
[Commentary] The Reclamation Board voted to allow the developer of an immense
subdivision on a Delta island south of Stockton to begin widening the existing
levee and - ignoring warnings from the board's
attorney that it was violating state open-meeting laws - expanded the
developer's permit to indirectly allow construction of luxury, riverview homes
atop the widened levee
- THE CALIFORNIA DANGER APPROACHES
DRAMATIC SATELLITE IMAGE SHOWS HUGE STORMS HEADING TOWARD L.A - December 20,
A northern cold front is expected to move into the Los Angeles basin Monday
afternoon, mashing up with subtropical moisture that has been sitting off the
Pacific coast for several days.
SCIENTISTS CITE "ATMOSPHERIC RIVER" FOR NEAR CONTINUOUS RAIN - , Dec 22,
It has happened before. Consider the winter of 1861-1862 -- it rained for 45
GOVERNOR SEEKS FAST LEVEE FIXES - February 25, 2006
Some call state of emergency political ploy -- move nullifies environmental
THE CALIFORNIA 'BIG ONE' MAY BE A FLOOD - 14 Jan 2011
WALLS OF WATER 10FT HIGH IN A MONTH-LONG MEGA HURRICANE: CALIFORNIA TOLD TO
PREPARE FOR BIBLICAL 'ARkStorm' - 17th January 2011
The U.S. Geological Survey has now begun planning for the return of the
ARkStorm, so named after the boat Noah used to escape the flood in the Bible.
The capped-up 'A' and 'R' stand for 'atmospheric river'.
SCIENTISTS WARN CALIFORNIA COULD BE STRUCK BY WINTER ‘SUPERSTORM’ - Jan 17,
It sounds like the plot of an apocalyptic action movie, but scientists with the
U.S. Geological Survey warned federal and state emergency officials that
California's geological history shows such "superstorms" have happened in the
Even larger storms happened in past centuries, over the dates 212, 440, 603,
1029, 1418, and 1605, according to geological evidence
The storm would be goaded on by an "atmospheric river" that would move water "at
the same rate as 50 Mississippis discharging water into the Gulf of Mexico,"
Overview of the ARkStorm Scenario - U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
In many cases flooding overwhelms the state’s flood-protection system, which is
typically designed to resist 100- to 200-year runoffs. The Central Valley
experiences hypothetical flooding 300 miles long and 20 or more miles wide.
Serious flooding also occurs in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego,
the San Francisco Bay area, and other coastal communities. Windspeeds in some
places reach 125 miles per hour, hurricane-force winds. Across wider areas of
the state, winds reach 60 miles per hour. Hundreds of landslides damage roads,
highways, and homes.
RIVERS IN THE SKY - February 26th, 2011
Atmospheric bands of water vapor can cause flooding and extreme weather
Atmospheric rivers are born because of temperature differences between Earth’s
tropics and its poles. During winter, a pole cools compared with the equator,
creating a strong temperature gradient across the hemisphere, a difference that
causes low-pressure storms to spin off in the midlatitudes.
- MORE OFFICIAL WARNINGS
COSMIC COLLISIONS-ASTEROID IMPACT DOCUMENTARY - Feb 15, 2013
Right now, massive meteors and asteroids are orbiting dangerously close to
Earth. Some may even be poised to hit us in the foreseeable future! Where are
What type of damage will they cause? What can we do stop a caroming asteroid
that's headed toward us, or prevent future Near Earth Objects from lining us up
in their sites.
They have left deep scars all over the face of our planet and are responsible
for one of the biggest extinctions in history. Scientists believe that its not a
question of if they'll strike again, but when.
Could an asteroid impact with Earth wipe out the human race? Known Universe
explores what is being done to prevent such an Armageddon by heading to the
first line of asteroid defense: the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Arizona.
Here we see the technologies used to monitor the skies for near-Earth objects,
including a football stadium-sized rock that will pass close to Earth on Friday
the 13th, April 2029. Scientists predict it may be so close that gravity could
cause a catastrophic collision.
ILLUMINATI REVEAL CRAZY APOCALYPTIC AGENDA - 12-28-8
Using the moniker "Hidden Hand," he gave a convincing explanation of the
demented Cabalistic beliefs motivating the Illuminati. He described how they
find this world consciousness ("Third Density") to be "very constricting and
uncomfortable" and want to be united again with Lucifer ("the One," the
"Creator.") This will require them to stage an apocalyptic human sacrifice
("harvest of souls") in 2012.
At the "Harvest" evolved souls will enter the "Fourth Density" with the
Illuminati and enjoy a "Golden Age," while everyone else's soul will be
transported to a "replica earth" where they will continue to "work on
themselves." The scenario is reminiscent of the "Left Behind" series where
Christians suddenly disappear into heaven, and non-believers are left behind to
face the Tribulation. I don't think this is a coincidence.
"There will be dramatic changes to your climate and weather conditions over the
next few years, as the time of the Great Harvest approaches. You will see wind
speeds surpassing 300 miles per hour at times. There will be raging tsunamis and
widespread devastation; and a solar emission in late 2009 early 2010 that will
cause major melting of the ice caps, and subsequent drastic rise in sea levels,
leaving many (international) metropolitan areas underwater....San Francisco and
Damascus, will be uninhabitable by the end of 2010, possibly even sooner.
it depends upon certain 'forces' at play, and which time lines are activated.
Humanity, though utterly unconscious of the fact, has a significant part to play
in this. You (as a collective consciousness of the planet) are choosing the
Negative Polarization by default, by the quality of your thoughts and actions.
Thought is creative energy, focused. You get exactly what you put out."
In his own terms, "Hidden Hand" is credible but I regard him as insane,
to purity and talking about "service to others" while wreaking untold
mayhem on humanity. He offers invaluable insight into the hypocritical
mindset, always dressing their evil in pretensions of public service. For
Communism is Satanism posing as working class rebellion.
A little wierd, but Henry Makow Ph.D. has offered cogent articles in the
see Window of
Opportunity. The "service to others" sounds a bit like the
Cassiopaea web site that is predicting a comet impact in the 2006 to 2012
(12 to 18 years (from 1994)) time frame.
INVESTORS BET ON LONDON FLOOD
AN insurance firm is offering investors the chance to bet against a
catastrophic flood devastating London.
German insurer Allianz has issued the bond to protect itself against the risk of
flooding due to the levels of claims from homes and businesses which could arise
from such an incident.
London's Thames Barrier currently protects the capital against flooding up to a
once in every 2,000 years catastrophe.
Large comet/meteorite impacts can cause lots of flooding, ask Noah!
APOCALYPSE NOW? IRANIAN PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD'S LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUSH
Personally, I am humbled by these events. For the first time in my entire life I
am catching glimpses of what I can only describe as the "end times." Tel Aviv,
by the way, is not too far from the valley of Megiddo, where the apocalyptic
battle of Armageddon is prophesied to take place in Revelation 16:16 (see also
CLIMATE EXTREMES ARE COMING, STUDY SAYS
CLIMATE CHANGE 'WILL CAUSE REFUGEE CRISIS'
The report, from the aid agency Tearfund, raises the spectre of hundreds of
millions of environmental refugees and says the main reason will be the effects
of climate - from droughts and water shortages, from flooding and storm surges
and from sea-level rise.
- HAWKING: COLONISE MARS TO SURVIVE
The survival of the human race depends on its ability to find new homes
elsewhere in the universe because there is an increasing risk that a disaster
will destroy Earth, Stephen Hawking has said.
93% OF ALL US NAVY SHIPS SAID AT SEA - WHY?
Perhaps a practice deployment for an impending comet impact a few years in
the future? Military actions are sure to accompany a major impact event as
people relocated due to climatic change.
TEN US NAVY CARRIERS NOW AT SEA - ONLY TWO IN PORT
MORE ON US NAVY MASS DEPLOYMENT
DON'T MENTION THE WAR: BBC PLAN FOR SURVIVING NUCLEAR ARMAGEDDON
In the event of all-out nuclear war, the BBC was to distract the nation by
broadcasting a mix of music and light entertainment shows, secret papers
released by the Home Office reveal.
A similar policy may be expected in the event of a comet impact.
- WHITE HOUSE ASKS TO CALL UP TROOPS FOR DISASTER AID
The federal government should be able to deploy troops to deal with major
disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and, in "extraordinary circumstances,"
should take over the entire operation from states and localities, the White
House said yesterday.
- FEMA PREPARING FOR CATASTROPHIC NEW MADRID EQ
Pawlowski told a congressional committee that FEMA has "significant concerns"
for the potential of a catastrophic earthquake equal in magnitude to those that
struck parts of the Mississippi River Valley in 1811-1812, and again in 1895.
The estimated magnitude of those earthquakes is 7.5 or 8. The probability of a
magnitude 6 or larger earthquake is 25 percent to 50 percent over the next 50
Pawlowski said FEMA expects to have a regional response plan in place by June
2007. Just in time.
RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS FORECAST GLOBAL COOLING IN 6-9 YEARS
Khabibullo Abdusamatov said he and his colleagues had concluded that a period of
global cooling similar to one seen in the late 17th century — when canals froze
in the Netherlands and people had to leave their dwellings in Greenland — could
start in 2012-2015 and reach its peak in 2055-2060.
He said he believed the future climate change would have very serious
consequences and that authorities should start preparing for them today because
"climate cooling is connected with changing temperatures, especially for
these values agree nicely with our predicted impact dates,
Are There Any Credible Precise Predictions
given the ocean's cooling after impact in 10 to 15 years.
BRITISH SCIENTIST PUTS ODDS FOR APOCALYPSE AT 50-50
Rees calculates that the odds of an apocalyptic disaster striking Earth have
risen to about 50 percent from 20 percent a hundred years ago. The cosmologist
concedes that natural disasters have always loomed -- so-called supervolcanoes
could explode at any time and asteroids could slam into the planet, causing
massive climate changes -- but says the most frightening risks are probably man-
made. Now what would the recently knighted Royal Astronomer Rees be an expert
in, manmade disasters or astronomical ones?
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS NEAR EARTH OBJECTS COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Report of the Task Force on potentially hazardous NEAR EARTH OBJECTS
However, our particular thanks go to the following people who have made
substantial contributions to our understanding of the subject and in other
... , Martin Rees, ...
REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS NEAR EARTH OBJECTS
EARTH OBJECTS - Cover (front and back)
SOLAR SYSTEM showing the Sun, the planets, the main belt of asteroids and the
orbit of a typical comet (drawing not to scale). The planets are, counting from
the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars (to the left), the giant planet Jupiter (to
the right) and Saturn (top left,back cover). The comet, coming from the far
reaches of the Solar System, is shown in two positions along its orbit. The
comet's tail always points directly away from the Sun. The belt of asteroids
contains about one million objects over 1kilometre in size. Some asteroids are
deflected by Jupiter's gravitational field to become Near Earth Objects. A stony
asteroid is shown at the bottom of the cover; it is covered with small craters
by the impact of other asteroids over the ages.
... , Martin Rees, ...
HUMAN EXTINCTION WITHIN 100 YEARS WARNS SCIENTIST - 17 NOVEMBER
A top New Zealand researcher is using a prestigious award ceremony in
Christchurch to warn that humans face extinction by the end of the century.
Professor Peter Barrett will be presented with the Marsden Medal tonight
for his 40-year contribution to Antarctic research, latterly focusing on climate
WHAT ICE AND SEDIMENT CORES TELL US ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE TODAY. -
But orbital changes take place over millennia and cannot explain the sudden
changes in climate we are now experiencing in one century. Today, it is human
activity – with the burning of fossil fuels and the destruction of carbon-
absorbing soils and forests – which is filling the atmosphere with greenhouse
gases and causing temperatures to rise and the climate to change. As Peter
Barrett says: 'Changes in Earth's climate of this speed and magnitude are
unprecedented to our knowledge, aside from large meteorite impacts.'
THE WEEK THAT WAS JUNE 22-28, 1998
In fact, the chief scientist on the project, New Zealand geologist Peter
Barrett, played down fears that "a deluge on a Biblical scale" (the latest
activist buzz-phrase, courtesy of Fenton Communications) was imminent. Instead,
Barrett made this rather amazing statement: "NO ONE thinks the ice sheets are
going to melt in the next hundred years.
(METEOROBS) LONG... ANCIENT ASTEROID - 28 Nov 1997
The researchers believe fallout from the steam and vapor cloud dropped
micro-fossils directly on the mountains, an idea that geologist Peter
Barrett at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, called
BIG SPLASH: SCIENTISTS DESCRIBE ANCIENT ASTEROID IMPACT - November 28, 1997
The fallout from the blast may explain the "Sirius enigma," the puzzle of why
marine fossils are found high above sea level in the Transantarctic Mountains.
The researchers believe fallout from the steam and vapor cloud dropped micro-
fossils directly on the mountains, an idea that geologist Peter Barrett
at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, called "reasonably
BIG SPLASH: SCIENTISTS DESCRIBE ASTEROID'S ANCIENT OCEAN PLUNGE - November
The blast was well after the Northern Hemisphere's Ice Age began but "close to
one of the strongest cooling events in this time period," the researchers' paper
The researchers believe fallout from the steam and vapor cloud dropped micro-
fossils directly on the mountains, an idea that geologist Peter Barrett
at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, called "reasonably
HOW TO HEAL THE AIR -
The resulting increase in carbon dioxide is changing the atmosphere at "a speed
and magnitude unprecedented to our knowledge, aside from large meteorite
impacts," according to climate scientist Peter Barrett of the Antarctic
Research Center in New Zealand.
- THE THREAT FROM OUTER SPACE - Jul 23rd 2007
Although the chance of an impact may be small in any given year, the
consequences could be enormous. The effect of an impact depends on an object's
size and speed. A meteorite a few metres wide could level a city. The largest (a
kilometre or more in diameter) could wreak ecological havoc across the entire
Other plans have been suggested. One is to use a high-speed spaceship simply to
ram the asteroid out of the way; another is to land a craft on the rock's
surface and use its engines to manoeuvre the asteroid to safety. A subtler
method is to park a spaceship nearby and use its tiny gravity to pull the
asteroid gradually off course. For now, all such suggestions are theoretical,
although the European Space Agency is planning a mission, named Don Quijote, to
test the ramming tactic in 2011.
But perhaps the biggest problem is humanity's indifference. Currently only
America is spending any money on detection, and even there, politicians have
other priorities. Much of the work is done by Cornell University's Arecibo
radar in Puerto Rico, which is facing federal funding cuts. The telescope
costs roughly $1m a year to operate. As an insurance policy for civilisation,
the price looks cheap.
WHAT A WAY TO GO
Super-volcano, robotic rebellion or terrorism? Kate Ravilious asks 10 scientists
to name the biggest danger to Earth and assesses the chances of it happening.
According to Sir Martin Rees, author of Our Final Century, astronomer royal and
professor of cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, humans
only have a 50-50 chance of making it through the 21st century without serious
setback. "Some natural threats, such as earthquakes and meteorite impacts,
remain the same throughout time, while others are aggravated by our modern-
interconnected world. But now we also need to consider threats that are human
So what are the greatest threats to humans and can we do anything about them?
Below, 10 scientists talk about their greatest fears and explain how society
could be affected. Afterwards we estimate each threat in two ways: first, the
chance of it occurring in our lifetime (the next 70 years); and, second, the
danger that it would pose to the human race if it did happen (10 = making humans
extinct, to one = barely having an impact on our lives).
Donald Yeomans is manager of Nasa's Near Earth Object Program Office at the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory in California: "Over very long timescales, the risk of you
dying as a result of a near-Earth object impact is roughly equivalent to the
risk of dying in an aeroplane accident. To cause a serious setback to our
civilisation, the impactor would have to be around 1.5 km wide or larger. We
expect an event of this type every million years on average. The dangers
associated with such a large impactor include an enormous amount of dust in the
atmosphere, which would substantially shut down sunlight for weeks, thus
affecting plant life and crops that sustain life. There would be global
firestorms as a result of re-entering hot ejecta and severe acid rain. All of
these effects are relatively short-term, so the most adaptable species
(cockroaches and humans, for example) would be likely to survive."
Chance of the Earth being hit by a large asteroid in the next 70 years:
Danger score: 5
Professor Bill McGuire is director of the Benfield Hazard Research Centre at
University College London and a member of Tony Blair's Natural Hazards working
group: "Approximately every 50,000 years the Earth experiences a super-volcano.
More than 1,000 sq km of land can be obliterated by pyroclastic ash flows, the
surrounding continent is coated in ash and sulphur gases are injected into the
atmosphere, making a thin veil of sulphuric acid all around the globe and
reflecting back sunlight for years to come. Daytime becomes no brighter than a
Chance of a super-volcano in the next 70 years: Very high
Danger score: 7
Large comet impacts and Super Volcano eruptions go hand in hand. Meteorite
impacts occur quasi-periodically over several of millions of years once a Kuiper
belt object is slowed by Vulcan and drawn into a 3:2 resonate orbit. However,
the injection of a Kuiper belt object into such an orbit occurs randomly over
hundreds of millions of years. So there is sustained periods of bombardment
once the Kuiper belt object is drawn in. Noah's great flood is an
indication that Earth is now in one of those several million year long
COULD THE SUPERVOLCANO NIGHTMARE COME TRUE? It's the subject of a terrifying
new TV drama.
Deep below Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming lies a slumbering giant that
could bring the world to an end when it finally awakes.
Comet impacts can set off super volcanoes
THE SECRETS OF SUPERVOLCANOES
Because the thick continental crust and heat sources needed to create such
massive magma chambers are rare, supervolcanoes themselves are also uncommon. In
the past two million years, a minimum of 750 cubic kilometers of magma has
exploded all at once in only four regions: Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming,
Long Valley in California, Toba in Sumatra and Taupo in New Zealand. The search
for similarly large eruptions continues in other areas of thick continental
crust, including in western South America and far eastern Russia.
ASTEROID-WATCHERS WORRY ABOUT COSMIC KATRINA
The U.S. Congress amended the Space Act in 2005 to charge NASA with
responsibility to "detect, track, catalog and characterize" NEOs wider than 460
feet (140 meters) in diameter.
THE COSMIC TIMEBOMB
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was thrown to Earth in a moment of
'planetary madness'. And scientists can now predict when the heavens will go
haywire again, says Marcus Chown.
Don't worry, be happy
- EXPERTS CALL FOR EXPANDED ASTEROID SEARCH - March 09, 2005
- NEAR-EARTH ASTEROIDS BUZZ THE US GOVERNMENT or
NEAR-EARTH ASTEROIDS BUZZ THE US GOVERNMENT
GLOBAL WARMING APPROACHING POINT OF NO RETURN, WARNS LEADING CLIMATE EXPERT
COUNTDOWN TO GLOBAL CATASTROPHE
Climate change: report warns point of no return may be reached in 10
leading to droughts, agricultural failure and water shortages
Yes, but from an impact disaster, not global warming!
MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE?
- MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE
Rt Hon. Stephen Byers MPSen.
Olympia Snowe(United Kingdom)
Hon. Bob Carr MP (Australia)
Professor John P Holdren (United States)
Dr Martin Khor Kok-Peng (Malaysia)
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet MP (France)
Dr Claude Martin (Switzerland)
Professor Tony McMichael (Australia)
Jonathon Porritt CBE (United Kingdom)
Adair Turner (United Kingdom)
Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker MdB (Germany)
Professor Ni Weidou (People's Republic of China)
Hon. Timothy E Wirth (United States)
Cathy Zoi (Australia)
Scientific Advisor to the Taskforce Dr Rajendra K Pachauri (India)
- SO SHALL WE REAP, by Colin Trudge Book: Hardback Penguin UK
'Extraordinary ... required reading' Jonathon Porritt
The universe at large is dangerous too: in particular, we share the sky with
swarm of wayward asteroids, and every now and again they encroach upon us.
asteroid the size of a small island, hitting Earth at 10,000 miles an hour (a
modest relative speed by the standards of heavenly bodies) would strike the
ocean bed like a rock in a puddle, as if the water was not there at all, send a
tidal wave around the world as high as a small mountain and as fast as a jumbo
jet, and propel us into an ice age that could last for centuries. There are
plans to head off such disasters (including heroic and hugely expensive rockets
to shove approaching asteroids into new trajectories), but in truth it's down to
MELTDOWN BLAMED FOR BIG FREEZE
MELTDOWN BLAMED FOR BIG FREEZE
COULD GLOBAL WARMING TRIGGER MEGA-TSUNAMIS?
ALARM OVER DRAMATIC WEAKENING OF GULF STREAM
Slowing of current by a third in 12 years could bring more extreme weather
Temperatures in Britain likely to drop by one degree in next decade
TRIGGERING ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE
Scaremongering at its best
The favorite scenario of certain climate modelers, as Mr. Gagosian's, is one in
which the North Atlantic oceanic "conveyor belt" and Gulf Stream are turned off,
thereby turning Western Europe into Siberia. But more realistic models show that
the warmer European temperatures are not set by the Gulf Stream but by the
perturbation of the atmospheric circulation induced by the Rocky Mountains of
the Western US [Seager, Richard. 2003. Quart. J Royal Meterorol. Soc]. Another
model shows that even as there is a freshening of the North Atlantic, the
conveyor belt is strengthened not weakened: Read the abstract:
It is well know that global warming will not produce an Ice Age, but a comet
impact could. This work repudiates the obvious, that global warming does not
cause global cooling. However, it is not unreasonable to believe that those who
prepared the Pentagon's climate change to an Ice Age report are well aware of
the comet impact threat.
TRIGGERS TO CLIMATE CATASTROPHE
His simulation -- entirely hypothetical -- of the Gulf Stream shutdown suggests
that parts of Britain would be far colder than the so-called Little Ice Age of
the 17th and 18th centuries, when winter "Frost Fairs" were held on the frozen
A comet impact is a good trigger.
CLIMATE CHANGE: THE SCIENCE ISN'T SETTLED
We know nothing!
'STEALTH' COMETS POSE UNSEEN THREAT &
WARNING OVER 'STEALTH' COMETS
Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, head of the team at Cardiff University's
Centre for Astrobiology, which delivered the warning, said: "It's possible we
need to think again about mitigating strategies.
DEFENSE AGAINST ASTEROIDS BEGINS STUDY
EXPERTS CALL FOR EXPANDED ASTEROID SEARCH
The more refined hunt should start in 2008, the panelists conclude. It could be
done with present technology and could find and catalog 90 percent of
potentially threatening objects down to 153 yards (140 meters) by 2028.
Too little, too late!
- IS EARTH IN IMMINENT DANGER FROM INBOUND METEORS?
Al Franken saying that Bush was more concerned with "meteors" than with
INBOUND METEOR STORY PLAGIARIZED
IS EARTH IN IMMINENT DANGER FROM INBOUND METEORS?
"First off, please keep my name off this article as I have found that the
information I am revealing is so confidential, individuals who have leaked it
have had their lives threatened. At any rate, here is the information I feel I
have to reveal."
"Al Franken saying that Bush was more concerned with "meteors" than with
AUTHOR OF "INBOUND METEORS" RESPONDS
"I found all the information that I have spent months digging up curious, and
alarming, and certainly worth keeping an eye on. However, in all of my threads,
the two referenced here, and the others he/she has taken information from, I
have been careful to state that nothing is proven, only that there are a lot of
"signs" that something MIGHT be up."
"I would appreciate it if you will post the following where ever you have
that article or link posted."
I think he is referring to the "PAY ATTENTION" post here at Rumor Mill News,
which has a link to bushcountry about meteors at the bottom.
AND Because Don said posts (plural) I searched "meteors" for the last 14 days
here. So we also have this one:
IS EARTH IN IMMINENT DANGER FROM INBOUND METEORS?
QUEEN'S TALK TO DISCUSS ASTEROID IMPACT THREAT
Dr Fitzsimmons and his colleagues from the UK Astrometry and Photometry
Programme (UKAPP) for Near-Earth Objects, based at the University, are currently
tracking NEOs and feeding their information into the international programme of
protecting the Earth from any future impact by a comet or asteroid.
EARTH AT RISK: NEW CALLS FOR PLANETARY DEFENSE
It is past time to get serious about planetary defense, experts say. The threat
of Earth being on the receiving end of a cosmic calling card in the form of an
asteroid or comet is real.
A clear and present danger for those studying planetary defense is the lack of
any chain-of-command to take on the duties of dealing with the prospect of
disruptive collisions from asteroids and comets.
REVISED ASTEROID SCALE AIDS UNDERSTANDING OF IMPACT RISK
COMET DETECTION IS SERIOUS SCIENCE
I have been with the Spaceguard Program in mitigation process and research since
1994 and the Stellar Research Group's efforts in asteroid and comet detection,
verification and tracking. This program is not just about a bunch of scientists
needing new toys for our labs, but about survival of the species and life as we
ASTEROID SCARE PROMPTS NASA TO FORMALIZE RESPONSE
NEOS, PLANETARY DEFENSE AND GOVERNMENT - A VIEW FROM THE PENTAGON
Scientists and the military have only recently awakened to the notion that
impacts with Earth
do happen. "Planetary Defense" meets with both the scientific and military
communities to study
our options to mitigate an impact from asteroids and comets, collectively known
as NEO's (Near
Earth Objects). “Civilization is ill prepared for the inevitable. It's not if an
happen with the Earth, it's when!”
UK GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE NEO TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS UPDATE JANUARY
The Government takes the threat from Near Earth Objects (asteroids, comets) very
seriously. Lord Sainsbury set up a Task Force (TF) to consider what part the UK
could play in the international effort.
SCIENTISTS WANT TO BE READY TO BLOCK ASTEROID FROM HITTING EARTH
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, introduced a bill this month to bolster
NASA spending on the search for near-Earth asteroids 100 yards or more across.
EARTH ALMOST PUT ON IMPACT ALERT - 24 February, 2004
Practice makes perfect!
SCIENTISTS WARN OF RISK FROM DOOMSDAY ASTEROIDS
The bad news? A big one could smack into Earth in the coming century, they said.
WHAT HAPPENS SHOULD A LARGER ASTEROID COME CALLING?
SCIENTISTS GATHER THIS FALL TO STUDY PREVENTING AN ASTEROID STRIKE ON
IGNORING SPACE THREAT
Scientists claim British officials 'not serious' about asteroids
NATURAL CATASTROPHES DURING BRONZE AGE CIVILISATIONS
The final paper in the section on archaeology, geology and climatology
is by Euan MacKie, who begins by warning that astronomers will have to
produce clear evidence of comet swarms or the likelihood of large
impacts at specific dates before most archaeologists will be willing to
re-examine their data with this in mind. Keep looking up!
(9) I AM WORRIED ABOUT GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACIES & COMET IMPACTS
Finally, if we're concerned about a public suspicious of government conspiracies
and cover-ups, then perhaps we should address the big question: "What should the
policy be if a comet suddenly brightens and is bound to collide with Earth in
CURRENT GIGANTIC US DEBT BUBBLE CHART
Notice that the public debt began to soar shortly after the results of the
IRAS satellite (launched in 1982) were analyzed.
CONCERNED CITIZENS ASK FOR CONGRESSIONAL ACTION ON NEAR EARTH OBJECTS
AN OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS ON NEAR EARTH OBJECTS - July 7, 2003
Dear Members of Congress:
We write to you today as concerned citizens, convinced that the time has come
for our nation to address comprehensively the impact threat from asteroids and
A growing body of scientific evidence shows that some of these celestial bodies,
also known as Near Earth Objects (NEOs), pose a potentially devastating threat
of collision with Earth, capable of causing widespread destruction and loss of
life. The largest such impacts can not only threaten the survival of our nation,
but even that of civilization itself.
(6) SCIENTISTS: THINK ABOUT DEFENDING EARTH FROM ASTEROIDS or
Scientists: Think about defending Earth from asteroids
Congress has mandated that NASA find 90 percent of one-kilometer Near-Earth
Objects by 2008. So far, 672 have been detected, and none is a sure threat for
roughly the rest of the century.
APPEAL FOR ACTION ON COMET THREAT
One such object would cause a global catastrophe, killing about one quarter of
the Earth's population. Impacts would cause "such a catastrophe that we must not
let it happen.
UPCOMMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
ASTEROID IMPACT MOTTO: BE PREPARED
U.S. MILITARY CONSIDERS COORDINATED CLEARINGHOUSE TO MONITOR AND RESPOND TO
ASTEROID, COMET THREAT
It's a "virtual certainty" that Earth is going to be on the receiving end of an
asteroid or comet.
LITTLE OR NO WARNING
WILL THE GOVERNMENT SAVE US? King Gilgamesh didn't
AUSSIE ASTRONOMERS JOIN ASTEROID HUNT
NEAR-EARTH OBJECT THREAT - OCTOBER 3, 2002
CHAPTER 3: PLANETARY DEFENSE SYSTEM (part A)
Long Period Comets: Warning 0-30 Days, Impact velocity 10-40 km/s
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS NEAR EARTH OBJECTS COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SOON
CIVIL DEFENSE PERSPECTIVES - IMPACT EVENTS
For long-period comets, the warning time might be only a few months
(and that is the threat we face!).
REDUCING AMERICA'S VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL HAZARDS
WATCH IS ON FOR DOOMSDAY ASTEROIDS, COMETS
COMETS: HOW BIG A THREAT TO EARTH? 28 January 2003
"The worst scenario I can think of is a multi-kilometer-diameter, long-period
comet discovered several months out on an impact trajectory as it is entering
the inner solar system," How about a swarm of comets?
(7) THE BERLIN DECLARATION ON THE COSMIC IMPACT HAZARD
The fact that asteroids and comets have hit the Earth in the past with
calamitous consequences for life on this planet, and will do so again in the
future with calamitous implications for the continued existence of our
civilisation, has become common knowledge
The Berlin Declaration
1) The human risk posed by near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) is real and current
search efforts are incommensurate with the level of the hazard.
2) There is no broad-based international search and tracking effort to deal
with the risk posed by NEAs.
3) Given current search efforts, any NEA due to impact within the next few
decades and capable of causing significant regional damage is
unlikely to be recognized with sufficient warning time to allow it to be
(1) IMPACT IMPERATIVE: LASER ABLATION MAY SOON BECOME AN EFFECTIVE TOOL OF
PLANETARY PROTECTION or
BEAMED PROPULSION: OUT OF THE LAB INTO SPACE
Preventing collisions with the Earth by hypervelocity asteroids, meteoroids, and
comets is the most important immediate space challenge facing human
civilization. This is the Impact Imperative. Note: such a device could be
effective at penetrating the debris surrounding threatening comets in the comet
swarm as well at heating the comet's surface causing a "jet" that could shift
its trajectory. Such a device would be more effective than a nuclear tipped
CATASTROPHE-CLASS KILLER COMETS ARE COMING
OBSERVATORY OPENS EYES AT NATURE CENTER or
(5) U.S. AIR FORCE FUND SOUTHERN COLORADO NEO SEARCH PROGRAMME
"PREPARING THE PUBLIC FOR AN IMPENDING IMPACT"
GENERAL CALLS FOR METEOR WARNING SYSTEM or
FIRST STRIKE OR ASTEROID IMPACT? The Urgent Need to Know the Difference
Military strategists and space scientists that wonder and worry about a run-in
between Earth and a comet or asteroid have additional worries in these trying
ECLIPSED 26 Feburary 1999
Arizona Asteroid Hunters Were Poised To Save The Earth From
Armageddon. Then A Secret Air Force Project Took Over.Big
With no fanfare, a secretive operation developed by the Air Force began
dominating the field of asteroid and comet detection. Now, with equipment
developed at costs they won't discuss, a small group of Air Force technicians
using a single, modest-size telescope in New Mexico has almost completely taken
over the responsibility of mapping the Earth's neighborhood in space. It will be
Air Force technicians, not Arizona astronomers, who will most likely tell
Earthlings when they can expect Armageddon.
Maybe not if this web site is correct.
(5) LET'S WHUP THAT GIANT SPACE ROCK OF DEATH Baltimore Sun - 10 February
Here's the scary part: The Times did not print one word
about the asteroid. Instead, as this thing whizzed past, The Times printed
the following exciting astronomy news:
- JAN. 8 - Astronomers have discovered that certain gamma rays, which they
used to think came from billions of light-years away, in fact came from only
a few hundred million light-years away!
- JAN. 9 - Having studied the far edges of the universe with the Hubbell
telescope, astronomers now believe that roughly 14 billion years ago, stars
formed more quickly than was previously thought!
- JAN. 10 - Astronomers "peering deep into the heart of the Milky Way" have
discovered more than 1,000 sources of "powerful X-rays," far more than were
(2) COLLISION COURSE - 22 May 2000
Lurking beyond the outer planets are huge slabs of ice that could spell
our destruction. They are the stealth bombers of the Solar System. Almost
invisible in their pitch-black coats, they can come at us from any direction,
giving almost no warning. Mostly they pass us by, but one day, one of these
marauders will be right on target. And when it does it will devastate
THE CONGRESSIONAL LUNCHEON BRIEFING ON THE IMPACT HAZARD AND NASA'S PLANS -
Throughout his lecture Dr. Pilcher had given estimates for NEOs and the NEO
threat by type, with 70% coming from asteroids, 20% from Short Period Comets,
and 10% from Long Period Comets.
Yeomans claimed that the vast majority of objects which could intercept the
Earth were asteroids, which we would almost certainly
detect a few decades before predicted impact. The same was true for short period
comets, which have orbital periods of 5 to 6 years. The
only wild card was long period comets, which would not be detected until they
began gassing inside the orbit of Jupiter. These comprised 10% of
the threat, and were the only objects for which we would not have several years
warning. (Once again: NASA limits itself to 1 kilometer
diameter objects and excludes anything 100 meters or so across.)
Smoke and mirrors.
TASKFORCE TACKLES ASTEROID THREAT
An expert taskforce to assess the threat of an asteroid strike on Earth has been
appointed by the UK government. The men who will examine the risk of the Earth
being destroyed by an object from outer space were named on Tuesday.
(1) BRITAIN PLANS ARMAGEDDON CENTRE (sic!) AS COMET SHIELD - 28 November
1999 A mature soul country is usually smarter, but less productive.
(1) CITY'S BID TO SAVE PLANET - JMU Could Build £15m Telescope To Spot
Comets - 19 September 2000
LIVERPOOL is aiming to spearhead the international drive to create an early
warning system for asteroids threatening the Earth. A task force of experts is
calling on the Government to build a new super telescope to watch the skies for
asteroids and comets.
CHINA BUILDS NEW OBSERVATORY TO DETECT NEAR-EARTH ASTEROIDS - August 15,
The observatory will house a telescope with a mirror diameter of 1.2 metres to
observe near-Earth asteroids and comets.There's not much food to go around
after a comet strike.
ASTEROID AND COMET IMPACT HAZARD - David Morrison
Click "NEA POPULATION AND IMPACT FREQUENCY" - November 9, 2001 NO LONGER
Can a study of asteroids in the main belt provide new information on how often
the Earth is struck by a Near Earth Object (NEO)? Some believe so, but most are
Click "Read more" to finally find mention of "the comet threat".
When asked about polar bears, the Dr Snobbs said that, according to their
working definition, white animals cannot be dangerous. "To imagine otherwise
would be as silly as thinking that a comet could strike the Earth," he said.
"Clearly this makes no sense. We deal with white animals all the time ? cats and
mice, mostly - and although a cat may scratch you occasionally, they are not
life-threatening." When pressed further, he commented that in any case polar
bears live only in parts of Canada, not the United States, and Canadians don't
count. Since a comet strike could bring an Ice Age to Canada, this analogy
does appear ironic.
Click "IS THE EARTH TARGETED FOR AN IMPACT?"
Not that we know of! None of the asteroids or comets discovered so far is on a
collision course with Earth. However, we can't speak for those that are not
yet discovered. In principle, one of those could hit any time, but
statistically the chances are very small. Don't worry, be happy?
But this "Vulcan, Comets and the Impending Catastrophe" web site offers
warnings of two threatening comet swarms. It employs geochronological and
archeological data to date possible past comet impact events. Additionally, it
documents prophecies warnings from such notables as:
Unlike humans, it is envisioned that the latter could have the technology to
detect threatening long-period comet/meteor swarms and predict when they could
again threaten Earth.
- Christ as recorded in Matthew, Luke and John (Revelation)
- Biblical prophets such as Zachriah, Daniel and Moses (Hebrew Pentateuch)
- 15 th prophets such as Nostradamus and Mother Shipton
- Assorted theological prophets
- The late Fred Hoyle (royal astronomer of the UK) and Isaac Newton
- Assorted astronomers and geologists
- Even (if you can accept it) from various past and current space alien
The scenario envisioned is that comet swarm B will decimates mankind in the
early 21 st century, killing (by starvation) a significant fraction
of humanity and destroying much of our technology. Unless we can recover and
destroy the next threatening swarm (swarm A), mankind will be annihilated circa
However, evolutionary cycle of mankind's collective conscience-ness will not end
then. It (we) will reincarnate as a new and different sentient species. Our
culture and technical ability would be lost, as well as our biological life
form. We would likely reincarnate in another (e. g. a squid like) life form,
bound to (the seas of) a new and different planet and "begin again".
IMPACT HAZARD - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
ASTEROID IMPACT CENTRE SITE SELECTED - 1 January 2002
It will analyse the potential threat posed by NEOs and inform the public about
asteroids and comets.
THE COMET/ASTEROID IMPACT HAZARD: A SYSTEMS APPROACH
Clark R. Chapman and Daniel D. Durda - 24 February 2001
The threat of impact on Earth of an asteroid or comet, while of very low
probability, has the potential to create public panic and, should an impact
happen, be sufficiently destructive (perhaps on a global scale) that an
integrated approach to the science, technology, and public policy aspects of the
impact hazard is warranted.
Comparatively little attention has been devoted to finding or dealing with other
potential impactors, including asteroids smaller than 1 km or long-period
comets. And essentially no analysis has been done of how to mitigate other
repercussions from predictions of impacts (civil panic), how to plan for other
kinds of mitigation besides deflection (e.g. evacuation of ground zero, storing
up food in the case of a worldwide breakdown of agriculture, etc.)
We believe it is appropriate, in the United States, that the National Research
Council develop a technical assessment of the impact hazard that could serve as
a basis for developing a broader consensus among the public, policy officials,
and governmental agencies about how to proceed. The dinosaurs could not
evaluate and mitigate the natural forces that exterminated them, but human
beings have the intelligence to do so.
ASTEROID AND COMET IMPACT HAZARDS
PLANETARY DEFENSE: ELIMINATING THE GIGGLE FACTOR Lt Col Martin E. B. France,
USAF - 7 August 2000
For the past 25 years, U.S. spy satellites have recorded high-altitude explosive
flashes of incoming meteoroids. Produced by car - to garage - size objects as
they enter the upper atmosphere, they are seen as often as 40 times a year. To
scientists, their frequency is a warning of the number of NEOs up there.
CATASTROPHIC HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PLANET EARTH
(5) NEAR-EARTH ASTEROID SAMPLE RETURN WORKSHOP
- Derek Sears, Chair, University of Arkansas
- Dan Britt, University of Tennessee
- Don Brownlee, University of Washington
- Andrew Cheng, Johns Hopkins University
- Benton Clark, Lockheed Martin Astronautics
- Leon Geffert, NASA Glenn Research Center
- Steve Goreven, Honeybee Robotics
- Marilyn Lindstrom, NASA Johnson Space Center
- Carle Pieters, Brown University
- Jeff Preble, SpaceWorks, Inc.
NASA MAY BE INCHING ITS WAY TO DISCLOSURE...02/10/00
As you can see, there are several reasons to believe something extremely
exceptional is upon us. Could it be that NASA has known this for sometime, but
did not quite know how to tell us?
FIRST CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY
STATEMENT OF David Morrison; Chief, Space Science Division; NASA Ames Research
Before the Subcommittee on Space; Committee on Science, Space and Technology;
U.S. House of Representatives - March, 24, 1993
SECOND CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY
John D. G. Rather, Ph.D.: Assistant Director for Space Technology (Program
Development): National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Before the Subcommittee on Space; Committee on Science, Space and Technology;
U.S. House of Representatives -
March 24, 1993
Daring encounter with asteroid
A Japanese spacecraft is about to make a close encounter with an asteroid in a
mission to recover space dust.
Asteroid encounter postponed
The planned touchdown of a Japanese space probe on a distant asteroid has been
cancelled at the last minute.
PROBE YIELDS EARTH DEFENCE CLUES
JAPANESE ASTEROID TEAM REPORTS ON BALL OF RUBBLE
- NEW COMET FINDINGS FROM DEEP IMPACT
The Deep Impact collision with Comet Tempel 1 on July 4th revealed that the main
component is too soft to be ice. Scientists once thought ice would be the main
component. The comet may have been composed of a fine powder more like talcum
powder, not a beach sand. A hot vapor of water and carbon dioxide was also
detected by Deep Impacts flyby instruments.
Some hydrocarbons were detected.
DEEP IMPACT COMET BASH LIVE
DEEP IMPACT COMET BASH part 2
IMPACTOR EJECTS MIGHTY WATER MASS
The Nasa projectile that slammed into Comet Tempel 1 last year kicked out at
least 250,000 tonnes of water.
THUNDERBOLTS PREDICTIONS ON 'DEEP IMPACT'
'STARDUST' SHATTERS COMET THEORY - Part 1
When Nick Kaiser won a whopping contract to build an asteroid-spotting
telescope, he also created a high-tech bonanza for Hawaii
NASA TO LOOK INTO NEO THREAT RESPONSE PROPOSALS
"The U.S. Congress has declared that the general welfare and security of the
United States require that the unique competence of NASA be directed to
detecting, tracking, cataloguing, and characterizing near-Earth asteroids and
comets in order to provide warning and mitigation of the potential hazard of
such near-Earth objects to the Earth," the Act states.
POWERFUL TELESCOPE SET FOR CHILE
A large telescope that will scan the entire visible sky every three nights is to
be built on a mountain in Chile. The LSST should be under construction by
2009 with a planned completion date in 2012.
(4) COMETARY DETECTION
NASA ( Ron Baalke ) released the following piece of news a few days ago:
"Interestingly, when Comet Halley reaches its largest distance from the Sun in
December 2023, about 35 AU, it will only be 2.5 times fainter than it is now.
The comet would still have been detected within the present exposure time. This
means that with the VLT, for the first time in the long history of this comet,
the astronomers now possess the means to observe it at any point in its 76-year
This is great news to the NEO community, since it points to the feasibility of
predicting impacts from 10km comets several decades prior to the event, when
they are well beyond the orbit of Neptune. - On condition that we scour the
skies for them of course, but should funding be a question at all when the
survival of our civilization, if not our species, on planet Earth is at stake?
UNSEEN COMETS MAY RAISE IMPACT RISK FOR EARTH
(9) SPOTTING COMETS AT GREAT DISTANCE
Feasibility, yes, practicality... well, maybe not. The Halley image was
the sum of 81 individual images totalling 9 hours over three nights,
taken with three (!) 8.2 meter telescopes. It must have taken weeks to
reduce that data. And they saw Halley. Barely.
(7) DON'T IGNORE SMALLEST ASTEROIDS, COMETS
The weak part of the NASA report is, as Ed Grondine described it, the apathy
with which it faces the threat from comets. How great a percentage of the
residual risk from >1km objects stems from comets? How can the objects in that
size range be deemed 100% detected, if comets are excluded? The report expects
that the new search programme will lead to a guaranteed six-months warning time
for comets, but is that so? I fear not, since the asteroid search is likely to
concentrate on the skies near the ecliptical plane. But stray rocks traversing
interstellar space may arrive from any direction.
REPORT: NASA CAN'T KEEP UP WITH KILLER ASTEROIDS - August 12, 2009
That's because even though Congress assigned the space agency this mission
four years ago, it never gave NASA money to build the necessary telescopes,
the new National Academy of Sciences report says. Specifically, NASA has been
ordered to spot 90 percent of the potentially deadly rocks hurtling through
space by 2020.
- DESTRUCTION OF THREATENING IMPACTORS
FIRE IN THE SKY : RUSSIA PLANS TO INTERCEPT METEORS WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS -
Mar 14, 2013
WHITE HOUSE BUILDS UNDERGROUND SUPER BUNKER–TOOK 4 YEARS TO COMPLETE–WHAT ARE
THEY PREPARING FOR? - February 21, 2013
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT BIG ROCKS FROM SPACE? - February 19, 2013
SO DID A UFO SHOOT DOWN THE FAMOUS CHELYABINSK METEORITE LAST MONTH? - 28
The meteorite that crashed to Earth in the Urals was attacked by a UFO causing
it to explode and shatter, it was claimed on Thursday.
Now attention has switched to whether - as a raging online debate suggests - 'we
were saved by a UFO' exploding the menacing meteorite seconds before it struck
'At first, we also believed that the Chelyabinsk meteorite was just an ordinary
meteorite, a cosmic body', said Alexander Komanev, coordinator for the Russian
UFO community in Yekaterinburg. 'But facts began to emerge. In the internet
began to appear videos, at least three of which were similar, on which you can
see how an object catches the meteorite.'
This tiny object then 'flies through it - and the meteorite explodes and falls.
INSANE ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE FROM RUSSIA
Did Russia's Awesome 'Gazelle' ABM Hit The Meteor?
UFO ENGAGES RUSSIAN METEOR? 2013 1080p - Feb 19, 2013
When I first saw viewed this footage I assumed it was a lens flare, but I
decided to have a closer look and in my opinion there is an object, and it does
seem to engage the Meteor. Object has a clear flight pattern in three frames,
then seems to execute an impossible turn directly toward the Meteor
it looks there was some intelligent object over the meteorite...there are?
other videos around this channel showing the same evidence.
from the? start. try focusing around the top of the right tree. there are
several speeding and fast directions shifting objects. and one sad slow and
confused one ;) all just better proof...
You have a serious problem Anthony. The video analysis showed in three
dimension that there is another object in the space. If you are not capable
to understand that, study the techniques available over the internet on how to
analyze fake videos. This is as real as it can? be. Undeniable proof.
72,000 miles per hour - non aerodynamic - it tumbles, builds up enormous heat
and rotational energy, vaporizing the rock/iron inside and out. Pressure builds
up. It cracks, high-speed air gets into cracks.. breaks apart, exposing even
more? surface area, more heat... repeat thousands of times as it breaks up.
location is a town in Russia known for producing nuclear weapons and testing
them. it's not odd in? any sense that the object your suggesting is a UFO, is
in fact a Russian missile. question really here is: is the missile a ground
to air missile? or something developed by the Russian's equal to the U.S.
starwars defense program? if a G2A missile, it seems to have some sort of tech
that cloaks it from normal vision up until near impact. not sure if radar would
pick it up either if thats the case.
ANOTHER LOOK...RUSSIAN ABM (?) HITTING INCOMING METEOR - Vid - Feb 16,
Look just below the tail and see the UFO that catches up and runs into a meteor
breaks it and goes off to the side.
METEORIT UFO CHELYABINSK. SAVED US? (views 1,623,332) - Feb 16, 2013
According to various estimates, the rate of the meteorite was between 20 and 70
km / c.Even modern prototype did not fly until the faster 4 km / c. C-400 can
intercept targets flying no faster than 4.8 km / c. The speed difference is
huge, perhaps an order of magnitude.
If you see the original video with a slightly smaller increase and without
delay, it is evident that it is the glare on the glass of the car, and not a UFO
my friends that is clearly a ufo that flew in and blew the asteroid up before it
hit this is only one of many times uof's have intercepted something in the sky
there are videos of missles being destroyed as well are aliens protecting us or
I can bring a lot of evidence that this is just a reflection!
What a piece of? : D If it was a piece of flying and would like the video faster
than the speed of the meteor it would have burned down and not be struck through
and through! Meteorite shard can not travel faster than him, much less a
fragment can not fly in the other direction!
is seen in all the videos
his is not a UFO. This is just another piece that broke off from the main and
flying him to the tail. When entering the Earth's atmosphere, a meteorite
crashed into several large pieces that do not have time to burn and fall. They
were flying and other smaller pieces. UFO theme - this misinformation!
CHELYABINSK METEORITE. QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS ... - 2013-02-18
Fake this video or not fake but the fact that so quickly cordoned off the area
and threw the debris in search of about 20,000 soldiers (these figures seem
sounded officially) leads to some thoughts on the nature of the "meteorite" and
all that happened there.
And it is a rocket, went on any forum discussion Learn all there is ridiculed
Latynina, I am 100% proven that the missile, snapped at me, cursed, but no
answer was given immediately banned, but the fact that I served in the Strategic
Missile Forces 2 years, conscripts, at Plesetsk test site, by the way could be
launched from there, are you that there is such Niznayu Plesetsk test site in
the Arkhangelsk region, where the whole area was cordoned off and all evicted,
in the taiga are missile silos and different points, so that's personally
observed 10 - 12 launches of strategic missiles, which fly from the Plesetsk
test site in Kamchatka. when I was 2 accident, explosion rocket once at the
start, and once in a few minutes after launch, the same pattern, smoke trail,
then a bright flash, then an explosion. And if you look on the internet for the
fall of meteorites on will see that there is not such a massive explosion and
there is no blinding flash. Just flies meteorite and burns. With the explosion
of the rocket is a moment as bright as day, and exactly the same picture I saw
on the video from Chelyabinsk http://www.youtube.com/watch?
conclusion is obvious in my opinion.
UFO shot down or just an accident, but it appears to us as a sad sbit.Vyvod
Papuans can only watch and suffer neponyatkah.
And it is obvious that collapsed friendly object, turned back to the lake, but
do not fit into the city.
All conclusions are made ??solely on publicly available information sources.
OBSERVATORY IN SPAIN CAPTURED SOMETHING BEING SHOT AT 2012 DA14! - Feb 20,
This is a video recorded from the La Sagra Sky Survey which is operated by the
Astronomical Observatory Of Mallocra In Spain. The images were recorded on
02/15/2013 at approximately 12:59 PM P.S.T. The observatory states that they
have no idea what the second object is shooting at DA14.
METEORITE HITS RUSSIAN URALS: FIREBALL EXPLOSION WREAKS HAVOC, OVER 500
INJURED - 15 February, 2013
Russia’s Urals region has been rocked by a meteorite explosion in the
stratosphere. The impact wave damaged several buildings, and blew out thousands
of windows amid frigid winter weather. Hundreds are seeking medical attention
for minor injuries.
According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air
defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo blew
the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers, local newspaper Znak
reports quoting a source in the military.
Regnum news agency quoted a military source who claimed that the vapor
condensation trail of the meteorite speaks to the fact that the meteorite was
intercepted by air defenses.
Witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it seemed like an earthquake and
thunder had struck at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke
across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth.
A spokesperson for the Urals regional Emergency Ministry center claimed it sent
out a mass SMS warning residents about a possible meteorite shower. However,
eyewitnesses said they either never received it, or got the message after the
explosion had occurred. The Emergency Ministry has since denied sending out the
SMS warning, and said the spokesperson that spread the false
information "will be fired."
Army units found three meteorite debris impact sites, two of which are in an
area near Chebarkul Lake, west of Chelyabinsk. The third site was found some 80
kilometers further to the northwest, near the town of Zlatoust. One of the
fragments that struck near Chebarkul left a crater six meters in diameter.
Servicemembers from the tank brigade that found the crater have confirmed that
background radiation levels at the site are normal.
Samples of water taken from the lake have not revealed any excessive
radioactivity or foreign material
THE MOST BREATHTAKING PICTURES YET OF RUSSIAN METEORITE: PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURED
EXPLODING SPACE ROCK ON CAMERA... DESPITE THINKING IT WAS NUCLEAR BOMB THAT
WOULD KILL HIM - 21 February 2013
DID A RUSSIAN NUCLEAR ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE SPLIT THE CHELYABINSK METEOR??
"Christopher Chyba and others have proposed a process whereby a stony meteorite
could have exhibited the behavior of the Tunguska impactor. Their models show
that when the forces opposing a body's descent become greater than the cohesive
force holding it together, it blows apart, releasing nearly all its energy at
once. The result is no crater, and damage distributed over a fairly wide radius,
all of the damage being blast and thermal.
MISSILE DEFENSE, ASTEROIDS AND DEADLOCK - October 31, 2011
Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin has proposed creating a joint U.S.-
Russia missile defense system, which in addition to its defense capabilities,
would also protect the Earth against asteroids. The recent unexpected proposal
could help the two countries break a vicious cycle.
Russia responded by proposing a common anti-asteroid shield. Now it’s NATO’s
turn to react.
ASTEROID DEFLECTION MISSIONS UNDERWAY - January 15, 2013
ASTEROID COLLISION COURSE: HOW WOULD NASA HANDLE A GIANT ASTEROID? - Jan.
SLAM A SPACESHIP INTO ASTEROID, SAVE THE EARTH — IT'S THAT EASY - 12/7/2012
ISU PROF'S AIM: AVERT ASTEROID HIT - Jan. 17, 2012
His groundbreaking idea for striking with nukes earns grants from nasa
SCIENTIFIC DOOMSDAY: WAYS THE WORLD COULD ACTUALLY END - January 17,
COSMIC COLLISION? RUSSIA'LL TAKE CARE OF IT - video
- HOW DECEMBER 21, 2012 COULD CHANGE THE EARTH
The most likely natural cataclysm, of course, is an asteroid or comet impact.
We know these have happened several times in Earth's relatively recent past,
with devastating consequences.
US RETURNS TO MOON IN 2012
NASA official Jeff Hanley said they had been planning to go to Mars again and
will hopefully send a team in 2014; the flight test program will begin in 2012.
- AIR FORCE SEEKS BUSH'S APPROVAL FOR SPACE WEAPONS
PROGRAMS - An Anti-Comet Weapon? I hope not!
With little public debate, the Pentagon has already spent billions of dollars
developing space weapons and preparing plans to deploy them.
The Air Force, saying it must secure space to protect the nation from attack, is
seeking President Bush's approval of a national-security directive that could
move the United States closer to fielding offensive and defensive space weapons,
according to White House and Air Force officials.
ASTEROID SURVIVAL: HOW TO SURVIVE A COLLISION WITH AN EARTH-SHATTERING
DEFLECTING A NEAR EARTH OBJECT WITH TODAY'S SPACE TECHNOLOGY
A RAPID AND SCALABLE APPROACH TO PLANETARY DEFENSE AGAINST ASTEROID
IMPACTORS Maybe not that good for long period comets.
FOUR PLANNING SCENARIOS FOR PLANETARY PROTECTION and
CRASH MISSION TO DEFLECT EARTH-BOUND ASTEROID - July 16, 2004
The European Space Agency's near-Earth object advisory panel has recommended
high priority for a Spanish mission to smash into a distant asteroid.
The mission, named Don Quijote, will use two spacecraft. One, called Sancho,
will head for a target asteroid 500 metres (1,540ft) in diameter and go into
orbit around it for at least seven months. It will drop detectors to measure the
asteroid's internal structure.
The second spacecraft, Hidalgo, will be launched at the same time but approach
on a longer orbit - and smash into the asteroid at more than 22,000mph, while
the first spacecraft watches the fireworks.
The collision would hardly stop the asteroid in its tracks but it might slow it
on what could be a collision course with Earth.
The Spanish scientists will now look for partners for the mission. With
international cooperation, Don Quijote could be launched between 2010 and
2015. Hidalgo will be the first true attempt at deflecting an asteroid.
In December Nasa will launch Deep Impact, which will fire a copper projectile
into a comet, deliberately gouging out a crater.
And a European space mission called Rosetta is on its way to an encounter with a
distant comet in 2014. Keep looking up!
DEEP IMPACT SPACECRAFT READY FOR MISSION
NASA THROWS DEEP IMPACT SPACECRAFT AT COMET
SPACECRAFT COUNTS DOWN TO BLAST-OFF AND A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH A COMET
Explosion will cause a fireworks display visible from Earth and give clues to
origin of life
NASA SEARCHES FOR A SNOWBALL IN HELL
God must be laughing at us silly humans, because NASA has about as much chance
of finding ice in Tempel 1 as the proverbial snowball in hell. It just ain't
going to happen. There's too much contrarian evidence. It's been accumulating
for years, and should have melted the ice model, long ago. Yet, NASA stolidly
presses onward. The agency greets every new anomaly with ad hoc improvisations,
and has gone to increasingly outlandish lengths to preserve its ice theory. Why?
Answer: because so much hangs in the balance. The stakes are very high. More is
involved than simply comets. At issue is the Red Shift, the expanding universe,
the theory of black holes, and yes, even the big bang---all at risk if NASA's
cometary house of cards comes crashing down.
FORMER ASTRONAUT, ENGINEERS HOPE TO DEFLECT ASTEROID
CRASH PLANNING: MISSION TO DEFLECT AN ASTEROID - 13 July 2004
A mission to smash into a space rock to deflect it and study its structure has
been given priority over five other potential asteroid projects by the European
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
Lasers may one day be our first line of defense for finding and fighting
ON ENERGY-ASTRONOMICAL-LASER SPACE BASE FOR THE ASTEROID-COMET HAZARD
A lunar base to mitigate the asteroid-comet hazard for the Earth is
PLANETARY DEFENSE LINKS
(7) SENATE NATURAL HAZARDS CAUCUS (NHS) MEETING ANS ASTEROID TUGBOAT
ASTEROID PROTECTION PLAN PROPOSED
An unmanned spacecraft should test ways to deflect a threatening asteroid, two
astronauts have told the US government.
EARTH DEFENSE GRAPHIC
A SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE
What can I do, if a large comet or asteroid is on a collision course with Earth?
SCIENTISTS AIM LASERS AT SUPER TASKS 11/03/02
HUNTSVILLE A meeting here this week will focus on how beams of energy microwaves
and lasers and such could be used to propel spaceships, deflect asteroids or
even push microscopic crafts through our veins.
THE NEED FOR EXPERIMENTS ON COMETS AND ASTEROIDS By Dr. Edward Teller
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
PROTECTION OF THE EARTH AGAINST ASTEROIDS AND COMETS ON THE BASE OF
- COMET PROBE IS RARING TO GO
(3) PLANETARY DEFENSE FROM THE NEAREST 4 LAGRANGIAN POINTS - 14 February
Too little, too late!
(2) ASTRONOMER SAYS SPACE ROCKETS MAY BE EARTH'S BEST DEFENSE - 14 February
Too little, too late!
But the Project Icarus model is probably worth dusting off and trying again
either as an exercise for aerospace engineering students or for a government
science and engineering advisory board. Although it would not be a valid
contingency plan, at least it would help to identify our options in the event
that something like this happened. If humanity suddenly realized that an
asteroid was heading our way and we had only two years to respond, could we do
something? Or would we simply be condemned to sit back and stare at the clock,
waiting for the brief flash in the upper atmosphere signifying impending doom?
It may not have taken into account the debris field surrounding the
(5) RUSSIAN RESEARCH ON NEOS & PLANETARY DEFENSE BOOMING
- 15 November 2000
Our Russian colleagues are doing an excellent job of starting to seriously
look at what we could do, if the whistle blew tomorrow. Without
preparations, it would take us about 2 years (minimum) to put-togeather and
launch a system. The trip, to interception, could take another year. We
might not have three years. It gets cold in Russia after a comet strike!
(3) COULD LASERS ZAP INCOMING ASTEROIDS? or
EARTH DEFENSE A study defining ways to protect earth from a potential
comet or meteor strike.
NEW TELESCOPE TO REVOLUTIONIZE ASTEROID WARNING SYSTEM
A group of telescopes using the world's biggest digital cameras will soon start
scanning the sky from the Hawaiian Islands, tracking down thousands of the
smaller, dimmer and overlooked objects in the Sun's neighborhood. The reason?
Hunting for those dangerous space rocks that still elude detection.
SPACEGUARD UK OPENS OBSERVATORY Friday, 28 September, 2001, 21:58 GMT 22:58
UK "We want to raise public awareness of the threat of asteroid and comet
impacts, and the ways in which we can predict and prevent them."
COMET CHASER SET FOR 12-YEAR MISSION
Rosetta and its landing craft, Philae, will be launched from French Guiana next
Thursday (26 Feb. 2004) for a 12-year mission.
SPACEPROBE SET FOR COMET ENCOUNTER
NASA TO CRASH PROBE INTO COMET
- DEEP IMPACT NASA HOME
PAGE Possible NASA project to penetrate comet with 1,100 pound (nuclear
weapon sized) copper projectile on 4 July 2005. Like in the movie "Deep
Impact", a direct route from launch in January 2004 to the comet is planned.
What convenient timing. Actions speak louder than words!
DEEP IMPACT: SMASHING INTO A COMET MAY IMPROVE PLANETARY PROTECTION
(5) DEEP IMPACT MISSION IN DEEP TROUBLE?
DEEP IMPACT SPACE PROBE AIMS TO SLAM INTO COMET
The impact with Tempel 1 is likely to produce a crater the size of a football
stadium on a comet with a diameter of about 3.7 miles. But if the comet's
nucleus is more like a solid ice cube, the impact might create a much smaller
crater. If the comet is made of what A'Hearn called solid pumice rock -- hard
but full of holes -- the impact would simply compress the existing material. Or
the comet might even have the consistency of powdery snow, in which case the
impactor would tunnel right through it. A remote possibility is that the impact
would create a shockwave that would break it apart, though A'Hearn called this
the least likely scenario.
COMET CHASER COSTS RISE
Officials must now juggle their funds to pay for a new flight for the probe
early in 2004. Rosetta is currently being stored in a "clean" facility at the
Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. Scientists have confirmed they want to send
the spacecraft to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko now that the original target,
Comet Wirtanen, is no longer reachable in the desired timeframe.
IMPACT ON A COMET: ROSETTA LANDER SIMULATIONS
During 2012 the Rosetta Lander spacecraft will be ejected from the Rosetta
orbiter and touch the surface of comet 46P/Wirtanen. The objective of these
simulations are the understandings of the dynamics of the spacecraft upon impact
with the surface. The surface details are unfamiliar and must be described
within a range of possible parameters. The collision must be damped upon impact
and the spacecraft must be secured on the comet's surface. What convenient
timing. Actions speak louder than words!
EUROPE GEARS UP FOR COMET CHASER
It will now lift off in February 2004, after a delay of more than a year.
Rosetta is scheduled for launch on 26 February 2004 on an Ariane-5 G+ rocket
from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
The new destination has posed some engineering challenges for the European Space
Agency (Esa), not least because the comet is three times larger than Wirtanen,
its original quarry.
(3) ROSETTA: A COMET RIDE TO SOLVE PLANETARY MYSTERIES
target is Comet Wirtanen and the encounter will occur in 2011.
Rosetta's name comes from the famous Rosetta stone, that almost 200 years
ago led to the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics. In a similar way,
scientists hope that the Rosetta spacecraft will unlock the mysteries of the
- UNUSUAL SURVIVAL STRATEGIES
THE SECRET SPACE PROGRAM FULL DOCUMENTARY - Feb 23, 2013
The Secret Space Program Full Documentary - In this documentary the authors
discuss the secret space program, what it is, who is behind it and why? Is there
a human civilization living off-world with highly advanced technology and
knowledge about the existence of aliens? Why are we being kept in the dark?
Since approximately 1980, a secret space fleet code named 'Solar Warden' has
been in operation unknown to the public... Is this nonsense, is it a conspiracy
or is it simply so sensitive that it will cause uproar around the world?
WHERE ARE AMERICA'S EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES?
Reserves for national disaster shockingly low, rapidly disappearing
- HOMELAND SECURITY CONTRACTS FOR VAST NEW DETENTION CAMPS
A multimillion program for detention facilities will greatly increase NORTHCOM's
ability to respond to any domestic disorders.
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: - Locations and Executive Orders - Think Comet
DOOMSDAY VAULT TO AVERT WORLD FAMINE
WITHIN a large concrete room, hewn out of a mountain on a freezing-cold island
just 1000 kilometres from the North Pole, could lie the future of humanity.
The room is a "doomsday vault" designed to hold around 2 million seeds,
representing all known varieties of the world's crops. It is being built to
safeguard the world's food supply against nuclear war, climate change,
terrorism, rising sea levels, earthquakes and the ensuing collapse of
electricity supplies. "If the worst came to the worst, this would allow the
world to reconstruct agriculture on this planet,"
'DOOMSDAY' SEED BANK TO BE BUILT
CHINA PLANS 1,000 DISASTER SHELTERS
HARD CHOICES - SITE LOCATION & THE MORALITY OF SURVIVAL
Survival preparations must incorporate a plan of action regarding those
who have never given survival or self-reliance a second thought.
VERY BIG BOMBS AND ROCKETS: ARMAGEDDON FOR REAL - 10 July 2000
Over thirty years ago, a group of engineers-in-training at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology designed a far more realistic defense against a doomsday
rock. Their plan would have involved a half dozen Saturn V rockets carrying some
really big bombs. Wasn't that about the time the third secret of Fatima was
suppose to be released?
- CHROMDYNAMIX An Unofficial
ISS web site.
Hypothesis: The International Space Station Secret.
The ISS is a huge kinetic device designed to deflect asteroids and comets that
intersect the orbit of earth. NEO (near earth orbit) asteroids and cosmic debris
will one day threaten to destroy civilization as we know it. It has happened in
the past it will happen in the future. Note: such a beam would not be as
vulnerable to the potential impacts from meteors found in a comet related
debris field and may have a greater chance of reaching and reacting with its
target than a nuclear tipped missile.
CASSINI AT SATURN - Approach & Phoebe
June 2004, a few weeks before entering the orbit of Saturn, the Cassini
spacecraft will fly by Phoebe and begin its landmark scientific mission.
Notice Phoebe in this
CASSINI SIGNIFICANT EVENT REPORT
Discussions focused on the upcoming Phoebe flyby on June 11, 2004, and Saturn
orbit insertion on June 30 (PDT) (July 1, GMT), as well as public affairs plans
to support these key activities.
Phoebe is the last of the known satellites of Saturn, at a distance of 12.952
million kilometers (8 million miles). Phoebe orbits Saturn in a retrograde
direction (opposite to the direction of the other satellites' orbits) in a plane
much closer to the ecliptic than to Saturn's equatorial plane. Voyager 2 found
that Phoebe has a roughly circular shape, and reflects about 6 percent of the
sunlight. It also is quite red. Phoebe rotates on its axis about once every nine
hours. Thus, unlike the other Saturnian satellites (except Hyperion), it does
not always show the same face to the planet.