Signs in the Sun, Moon, and Stars
Solar storm ‘could cause more damage than Hurricane Katrina’
The Indepentent.co.uk reports: “Havoc wreaked by a solar storm such as the one that occurred last week could be equivalent to a global hurricane Katrina that would cost up to $2 trillion dollars in damage to communications satellites, electric power grids and GPS navigation systems, scientists said yesterday.
Thursday’s solar flare was the biggest for four years and ejected billions of tons of matter travelling at a million miles per hour towards Earth.
When it hit our magnetic field it generated magnetic storms and power surges which disrupted communications and grounded flights.
Senior government advisers have warned that the world has never been more vulnerable to the effects of such an events, which buffets the complex and delicate electronic technology that now controls almost all aspects of modern society.
An increasing reliance on electronic equipment, such as GPS satellite navigation and the computers controlling smart grids for electricity distribution, has meant that solar storms can now produce unprecedented damage on a global scale, they said.
Professor Sir John Beddington, the government’s chief scientific adviser, said that the growth in the use of complex electronic machinery over the past 10 years has made society far more susceptible to catastrophic disruption than a decade ago when the last solar activity cycle reached its peak. Space weather has to be taken seriously. We’ve had a relatively quiet period of space weather and we expect that quiet period to end, Sir John told the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington.
At the same time, over that period the potential vulnerability of our systems has increased dramatically, whether it is the smart grid in our electricity system or the ubiquitous use of GPS systems, he said.
The approximately 11-year solar cycle is now emerging from one of its quietest periods in 50 years and is expected to reach a solar maximum in 2013, when the number of solar flares on the Sun which generate electromagnetic storms reaches a peak ” (Return to the beginning report concerning solar storms, NASA 2012.)
NASA Scientist Claims Evidence of Alien Life on Meteorite
Fox News reports: “We are not alone in the universe — and alien life forms may have a lot more in common with life on Earth than we had previously thought.
That’s the stunning conclusion one NASA scientist has come to, releasing his groundbreaking revelations in a new study in the March edition of the Journal of Cosmology.
Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist with NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center, has traveled to remote areas in Antarctica, Siberia, and Alaska, amongst others, for over ten years now, collecting and studying meteorites. He gave FoxNews.com early access to the out-of-this-world research, published late Friday evening in the March edition of the Journal of Cosmology. In it, Hoover describes the latest findings in his study of an extremely rare class of meteorites, called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites — only nine such meteorites are known to exist on Earth.
Though it may be hard to swallow, Hoover is convinced that his findings reveal fossil evidence of bacterial life within such meteorites, the remains of living organisms from their parent bodies — comets, moons and other astral bodies. By extension, the findings suggest we are not alone in the universe, he said.
I interpret it as indicating that life is more broadly distributed than restricted strictly to the planet earth, Hoover told FoxNews.com. This field of study has just barely been touched — because quite frankly, a great many scientist would say that this is impossible.
In what he calls a very simple process, Dr. Hoover fractured the meteorite stones under a sterile environment before examining the freshly broken surface with the standard tools of the scientist: a scanning-electron microscope and a field emission electron-scanning microscope, which allowed him to search the stones surface for evidence of fossilized remains.
He found the fossilized remains of micro-organisms not so different from ordinary ones found underfoot — here on earth, that is ” (My view is that alien life is demonic the fallen angels following Lucifer Isaiah 14:12-19; Matthew 25:41; Ephesians 6:12.)