Vatican Observatory Intelligence

Vatican Observatory Intelligence

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[ IMAGE ( above ): Tau Air-Showers exhibiting Thomson scatter patterned Cherenkov muon light ‘multi-mesenger’ (  ‘atomic’ photon oxygen molecule vaporizors carried with ‘subatomic’ neutrino ground penetrators ) astroparticles of Very-High Energy ( VHE ) to Ultra-High Energy ( UHE ) Gamma-Ray Burst ( GRB ) jet streams known to be “Planetary Atmosphere Killers” when they are even as far-away as 1,000 lightyears from a planet. ( Click on image to enlarge ). ]

[ IMAGE ( above ) : X-Ray imaging composite photograph extragalactic view of  a multi-streaming Ultra-High-Energy ( UHE ) Gamma-Ray Burst ( GRB ) of Cherenkov muon light radiation emminating out-of the accretion disk from within a Supermassive Black-Hole ( SmBH ) near Centaurus A ( Cen-A ) at NGC 5128 within the Virgo A constellation near the Galactic Center of our Universe ( Click on image to enlarge ). ]

[ IMAGE ( above ) : Closer view of Very-High-Energy ( VHE ) Gamma-Ray Photons seen here as not only globules of blue-white light but also a ‘highly concentrated bursted stream of blue-white energetic particles’ leaving from the Centaurus A region near the Galactic Center of our Universe ( Click on image to enlarge ). ]

Vatican Observatory Intelligence by, Concept Activity Research Vault

September 18, 2012 21:42:08 ( PST ) Updated ( Originally Published: June 8, 2011 )

ARIZONA, Tucson – September 18, 2012 – Emanating from deep space, appearing through the Hubble Space Telescope ( HST ), CHANDRA and more are certain galaxies referred to as ”Blue Galaxies”  emitting what only appear to be blue flashes of light believed Cerenkov radiation containing Very High-Energy gamma ray photons killing planetary atmosphere.

[ VIDEO ( above ): Click on image ( above ) – to play this ‘official color video clip’. ]

Blue Galaxies

Photon Blue-White Pinprick Scatterings Killing Planetary Atmospheres

Within the Virgo A cluster of Scorpius-Centaur, Centaurus A ( CenA, NGC 5128, PKS 1322-427 ) emits a seriously significant Cherenkov ( Cerenkov ) Gamma-Ray Burst ( GRB ) streaming blazar jet beam created by two ( 2 ) galaxies that collided eons ago in a rare ‘dual Supernova’ ( “Supernovae” ) explosion and implosion creating a Supermassive Black-Hole ( SmBH ) eequipped with an incredibly powerful engine force wherein the core engine weighs heavier than 3-billion of our Suns and compressed down into only a small diameter – the size of our solar system. This streaming jet blazar of Ultra High-Energy grew in length from 5,000-lightyears long to 14,000,000 lightyears long within only ’8-years Earth time’ ( from 2000 to 2008 ) and is travelling at six ( 6 ) times faster than lightspeed.

This extrelely hot bright blue-white beam is uniquely closer to Earth than anything like it in our galactic universe, but there is a far greater threat than this dangerous ray beam that is secretly known as a “Planetary Atmosphere Killer” easily capable of ‘instantly burning-up all oxygen molecules’ when it reaches 1,000 light-years from Earth.

The best way to describe the Centaurus A streaming GRB jet blue-white blazar light burst, which is brighter than 100 of our Sun’s luminosity approaching Earth, was what astronomer Bruce Balick, wrote descriptively:

“Here on Earth, we’ll feel the wind of the ejected gases, sweeping past slowly – at first ( a mere 5-miles per second ) – and then picking up speed as the spasms continue to eventually reach 1,000-miles per second. The remnant Sun will rise as a dot ( no larger than Venus ) of intensely ( more brilliant than 100 present-Suns ) hot ( hotter than any welder’s torch ) light colored ‘blue-white’. Light, from this ‘fiendish blue pinprick’, will braise the Earth and ‘tear apart its surface molecules and atoms’. A ‘new but very thin atmosphere’ ( of ‘free electrons’ ) will form, as the Earth’s surface turns to dust.”

[ IMAGE ( above ): AMS-02 space-based monitoring Very-High-Energy ( VHE ) Gamma-Ray Photon Particles ( “Cosmic Rays” – invisible  to the naked eye ) pulse out-of Blue Galaxies across space as ‘bright blue-white pin-pricks of light’ that are ‘planetary atmosphere killers’ that scatter enroute  to a planetary surface like Earth’s ( Click on image to enlarge ). ]

[ IMAGE ( above ): Galactic Center depicting Centaurus A and more. Click on image to enlarge. ]

Looking Through Different Glasses

Early Vatican Telescopes ( also known as )  “Lookers”

Vatican Observatories

The world’s oldest and largest astrological telescope ( above ) was operated from the Vatican Observatory within the Vatican summer home (  in Castel Gandolfo, Italy – below ) for all Holy Roman Catholic Church Popes.

Earliest Vatican Astrological Observatory

[ IMAGE ( above ): Color image of earliest Vatican Observatory ( Castel Gandolfo, Italy ) plus black and white image of its Specola Tower section. ( Click on images to enlarge ) ]

Current Vatican Astronomical Observatory & LUCIFER Telescope

Vatican Cosmic Secret

The Vatican has several observatory telescopes, the most of which is depicted ( immediately above ), the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) is world renowned for having installed the first L.U.C.I.F.E.R. ( LUCIFER ) mirror prototype in its observatory atop Mt. Graham in Arizona ( USA ) adjacent to Steward Observatory Telescope housing the ’other’ “Large binocular telescope near-infrared Utility with camera and Integral Field unit for Extragalactic Research” ( LUCIFER ), a twin horned mirror system believed monitoring a deep-space advanced program secret, believed to be the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer ( AMS-02 ) – recently placed permanently outside the International Space Station ( ISS ) in connection with the ground-based CERN project in Europe.

What deep space project could possibly be so important requiring billions during a global econ0mic crisis?

Why deep space project requires so much secrecy too surrounding what exactly observatory telescope mirrors are all working on?

Why are two ( 2 ) observatories, located right next to each other ( on the same mountain top ), looking into deep space?

Why the Vatican? Why use multiple millions of dollars taken from parishoner money donations to feed the poor and homeless around the world and instead fund a deep space observatory telescope looking into thin air at something we on Earth are helpless to do anything about while people are starving to death around the world? Sound cruel?

Why the U.S. government? Why use multiple millions of American citizen taxpayer monies to do the same thing the Vatican is doing when people are living in unsanitary conditions, lack medical supplies and dying from disease around the world, but who is feeding whom?

For what or whose end purpose is this serving? The ‘people’s? God’s? Alien’s? Come on, get real. Things like this do not occur – unless there is an Earth shattering global reason for doing this so, what is the public ‘not being told about’ ?

Why are ‘both deep-space astronomical observatory telescopes’  shrouded in secrecy?

What do they call ‘taking billions in monies from investors without informing shareholders what their money is being used-for’ considered?

What are the facts?

[ PHOTO ( above ) : Same position but using ‘optical imaging’ one can still see the Very-High-Energy ( VHE ) gamma-ray photons streaming out of Galactic Center of Universe near Centaurus A, but is this VHE gamma-ray photon burst ‘killer of atmospheres’ headed toward Earth? If so, when will it arrive on Earth? ( Click on image to enlarge ) ]

Deep Space Observatory Telescope FACT

The Atmospheric Cerenkov Telescope Array ( CTA ) [ NOTE: begun in 1992, as the HEGRA Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope System ] is designated a large ground-based telescope array for deep space projects detecting ‘blue flashes of Cerenkov radiation’ caused by ‘Very-High-Energy’ ( VHE ) ’gamma-ray photons’, that kill planetary atmosphere, from certain distant galaxies.

The Advanced Gamma-ray Imaging System [ AGIS ], U.S. version, was considered too expensive ( more than $400,000,000 million ) so, the U.S. was to share costs and operations of CTA designed to explore a wide variety of particle accelerators in the Universe, from nearby :

Galaxies ( clusters ); Gamma Ray ( bursts ); Galactic Nuclei ( active ); Stellar Winds; Pulsars; Supernova; and, Micro – Quasars.

[ IMAGE ( above ): Astroparticle Physics – Very High Energy ( VHE ) gamma-ray photon particle atmosphere killers and gravitational wave messenger deflector arrays. Click on image to enlarge ). ]

The FACT Project

In 2010, FACT consisted of a new technology camera mounted at the focus of one ( 1 ) of the former HEGRA telescopes so, the Atmospheric Cerenkov Telescope Array ( CTA ) is becoming an Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope ( IACT ).

G-APDs [ Geiger-mode Avalanche PhotoDiodes ] have more robust efficiency detecting photons coming from galaxies, and the first G-APD [ Geiger-mode Avalanche PhotoDiodes ] Cherenkov Telescope ( FACT ) is a joint effort of two ( 2 ) countries ( e.g. Switzerland and Germany ) with contributions from a variety of institutes, including:

ETH Zürich; TU Dortmund; ISDC ( INTEGRAL Science Data Centre for Astrophysics – Versoix, Switzerland ); EPFL; Humboldt-Universität Berlin; Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Technische Universität Dortmund; Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Universität Hamburg; MPI für Kernphysik, Heidelberg; Landessternwarte Heidelberg; MPI für Physik, München; Universität Potsdam; Universität Tübingen; Universität Würzburg; and, Deutsches-Elektronen-Synchrotron ( DESY ) Zeuthen ( Hamburg, Germany ); and, More

Deep space observations trigger follow-up ‘observations of extragalactic blue flares’ from telescopes with ‘higher sensitivity’, e.g. MAGIC, VERITAS, and HESS.

[ PHOTO ( above ) : Vatican Observatory (also known as ) Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) near Safford, Arizona, USA. ]

VATT

The Holy Roman Catholic Church Vatican placed its U.S. based astronomical observatory telescope – known as the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) – near Safford, Arizona high atop Mount Graham off highway State Route 366 ( SR 366 ) in the middle of the desert ( see photo above ). While VATT saw some U.S. controversy, even more questions now are beginning to surface.

Vatican Observatory History –

[ PHOTO ( above ) : Vatican Observatory ( near Castel Gandolfo, Italy – the Summer residence of Popes for decades ). ]

Directed by the Jesuits, the Holy Roman Catholic Church ‘astronomical telescope observatory’ had been ‘headquartered’ near the ‘Summer residence of the Popes’ at Castel Gandolfo, Italy where the Vatican Observatory has remained one of the ‘oldest astronomical research institutions in the World’, however today – according to Vatican officials – it now remains only a “historical point of Vatican astronomical investigation reference.”

[ IMAGE ( above ): Vatican Observatory at Papal Gardens, 1-mile south of Castel Gondolfo, Italy ( click to enlarge ) ]

Vatican Observatory New Headquarters Center –

In 2009, about 1-mile ‘south’ of the Summer residence of the Popes ( Castel Gandolfo, Italy ), the Holy Roman Catholic Church publicly announced its ‘new center’, providing:

– Jesuit community space separate from students and researchers; – Library; – Conference room; and, – More classrooms.

The Papal Gardens ( 1-mile south of Castel Gandolfo, Italy ) is where another Vatican Observatory is located. The dome ( image immediately above – on left ) is where the 26-inch ( 65 centimeter ) diameter f/3.7 Schmidt telescope is located, and the other dome ( image immediately above – on right ) is where the Carte du Ciel telescope is located.

[ PHOTO ( above ): Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) Observatory atop Mt. Graham near Safford, Arizona, USA. ]

Vatican Observatory USA

The Holy Roman Catholic Church Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ), is located in yet another Vatican Observatory and this one is located in the United States desert region near Safford, Arizona atop the wintertime snow capped peak known as Mount Graham ( Mt. Graham ) whereon it additionally hosts the Steward Observatory.

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Source: UA News – University of Arizona ( Tucson, Arizona, USA )

Cardinal Who Oversees The Vatican Observatory Will Visit Tucson by, Lori Stiles ( Office of Communications – University of Arizona )

January 28, 2009

Catholic church Cardinal Lajolo will visit Vatican astronomers at the University of Arizona. His Eminence Giovanni Lajolo – president of the Pontifical Commission for the Vatican State city in Italy – will visit the offices of the Vatican Observatory Research Group ( VORG ) at the University of Arizona ( UA ) Steward Observatory while in Tucson, Arizona next month ( February 2009 ). Being the executive in charge, of day-to-day running of the Vatican City, Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo reports about the Vatican Observatory directly to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

Vatican astronomers announced his ( Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo ) visit, which will occur February 26, 2009 through February 28, 2009. While in Tucson, Cardinal Lajolo is set to visit the University of Arizona ( UA ) on February 26, 2009. Cardinal Lajolo will also attend the Vatican Observatory Foundation Board meeting, annual seminar and awards dinner during his stay, said Vatican astronomers.

Cardinal Lajolo’s visit coincides with the International Year of Astronomy 2009, and “signifies the unique interest which the Holy See has towards its scientific research institute” based in Tucson, Arizona,” Vatican Observatory Director José Funes, S.J. ( Society of Jesus / a Jesuit priest ) and Vatican Observatory Public Relations Coordinator Guy Consolmagno, S.J. ( Society of Jesus / a Jesuit priest ), said in a news announcement.

“We have enjoyed an extremely productive collaboration with the Vatican Observatory in astronomical research and education for almost 30-years,” said Steward Observatory director Peter Strittmatter – professor of astronomy for the University of Arizona Regents.

Peter Strittmatter additionally noted that Steward Observatory University of Arizona faculty members have participated in the Vatican Observatory Summer Schools and that Vatican Observatory astronomers contribute to the University of Arizona astronomy education program. “We are delighted that Cardinal Lajolo will be visiting the UA campus to see for himself the excellent research environment which the Vatican Observatory Research Group ( VORG ) enjoys at Steward Observatory,” Strittmatter said.

In 1582, the era of Pope Gregory who reformed the calendar, the origin of the Vatican Observatory has been traced back that far as ‘one of the oldest astronomical observatories in the world’.

In 1935, the Vatican Observatory was headquartered at all Pope’s summer home in Castel Gandolfo, Italy.

In 1980, the Vatican Observatory opened its ‘dependent research center’ known as the Vatican Observatory Research Group ( VORG ) to take advantage of the world renowned astronomical facilities in southern Arizona ( USA ) where VORG is based at Steward Observatory ( part of the University of Arizona ).

In 1986, the University of Arizona astronomy faculty began helping teach many Vatican Observatory summer schools ( Castel Gandolfo, Italy ).

In 1993, Vatican astronomers inaugurated the Lennon Telescope ( 1.8 meters in diameter ) in southeastern Arizona with the Vatican adjoining Thomas J. Bannan Astrophysics Facility – altogether known as the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) located within the Mount Graham International Observatory ( MGIO ) complex.

The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) is a major Vatican astronomical tool used to study planetary sciences, stellar astronomy, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.

The Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory ( Tucson, Arizona ) giant rotating furnace casted and polished ( using ‘stressed lap technology’ ) the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) observatory mirror, that was the ‘L.U.C.I.F.E.R. mirror prototype’ for the Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT ) as well as other world class telescopes.

Jusuit priests Jose Funes and Guy Consolmagno said that during the Cardinal Lajolo ( who speaks Italian, German, English and French ) visit to the U.S., he will meet with the University of Arizona ‘technical staff responsible for developing’ the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ), and then will later travel to Washington, D.C. where on March 2, 2009 – at the Apostolic Nunciature – he will attend a reception hosted by the Vatican ambassador ( i.e. Papal Nuncio ) to the United States of America.

The Vatican Observatory ( also known as ) “Specola Vaticana” is organizing special events during the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, and one ( 1 ) event involves several University of Arizona astronomy faculty members in June 2009 for a 1-week long international symposium attracting past participants and alumni of Vatican Observatory summer schools ( Castel Gandolfo, Italy ) to discuss 21st Century roles of astronomers, astronomy and ongoing research projects.

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[ PHOTO ( above ): “Large binocular telescope near-infrared Utility with camera and Integral Field unit for Extragalactic Research” ( LUCIFER ) twin horned mirrors ( Top View ) inside the Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT ) at Steward Observatory ( click to enlarge ) ]

[ PHOTO ( above ): “Large binocular telescope near-infrared Utility with camera and Integral Field unit for Extragalactic Research” ( LUCIFER ) twin horned mirrors ( Side View ) for the Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT ) at Steward Observatory ( click to enlarge ) ]

Mt. Graham LUCIFER Mirrors –

On April 22, 2010 Steward Observatory conducted a ‘press tour’ allowing only a select few people ’inside’ to view the ‘red color twin horn mounted’ high-technology telescope mirrors curiously named, the: ”Large binocular telescope near-infrared Utility with camera and Integral Field unit for Extragalactic Research” ( also known as ) ”LUCIFER” ( also known as ) ”Large Binocular Telescope” ( LBT ).

Upon Steward Observatory press guests being escorted ‘outside’ and up a hill to a key ’observation point’ overlooking a picturesque landscape looking downward just beyond and a little to the left of Steward Observatory ( with LUCIFER inside ), just above tree-top level appears an arch that glistens like silver under Sun whereupon the Steward Observatory guide asked the press group if they had any questions.

One press guest woman asked, “Do you see that archway there?”

The Steward Observatory press guide replied, “That silver thing? ( followed by a short delay ) That’s the Vatican telescope.”

Beginning at approximately 1-minute and 35-seconds into an official Steward Observatory Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT ) color video clip ( immediately below ) of the aforementioned press tour, the aforementioned question and answer is heard in-addition to visual film footage documentation of the location and proximity of the Vatican Observatory in relationship to its LUCIFER mirror LBT information sharing neighbor of the Steward Observatory ( see immediately below ):

[ VIDEO ( above ): Click on image ( above ) to start playing ‘this official color video clip’. ]

Cloaked under the Thomas J. Bannan Astrophysics Facility named ”Mount Graham International Observatory” ( MGIO ), the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) is a 1.8-meter telescope located inside this Mt. Graham mountain Vatican Observatory near Safford, Arizona.

Extragalactic Research –

[ IMAGE ( above ): Gravitational Lensing – Color Diagramatic ( click to enlarge ) ]

Mount Graham International Observatory ( MGIO ) –

America’s southwest State of Arizona Coronado National Forest Pinaleño Mountains highest peak is known as “Mount Graham” ( also known as ) “High Peak” reaching an elevation of 10,720 feet ( 3,267 meters ) within the County of Graham. Mt. Graham summits are headwaters for numerous perennial streams running through five ( 5 ) major botanical zones.

In 1988, the U.S. Congress authorized construction of astronomical telescope observatories on Mt. Graham where some of the clearest skies in the world exist and precisely where the Mount Graham International Observatory ( MGIO ) exists, e.g. Vatican Observatory – Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ), Steward Observatory – Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT – LUCIFER ) and Large Synoptic Survey Telescope – LSST, Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope ( HHST ),  and where multiple organizations have also set up large astronomical telescopes in a few separate observatories that were authorized by a U.S. Congress ‘rare peace time waiver of United States environmental laws’.

Mount Graham International Observatory ( MGIO ) is opposed by environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, because Mt. Graham higher elevations are considered the last remaining habitat for the endangered species known as the Mount Graham Red squirrel. Mt. Graham was biologically isolated for thousands of years with its higher elevation providing refuge for surviving populations of plants and animals with adaptive root strategies dating back to environmental conditions of the Pleistocene Ice Age ( 2,000,000 million years ago ) where today there still exists old growth forest stands of the oldest conifer trees in the southwest United States as well as associated habitats for threatened and endangered species.

In 1993, at the base of Mt. Graham, St. Paisius Orthodox Monastery was founded.

There has also been outcry from four ( 4 ) federally recognized Native American indian tribes of the Western Apache Nation and other Native American groups whom consider the site of Mt. Graham to be sacred. Mt. Graham is near the northern limit of the Chiricahua Apache Native American homeland and southern margins of Western Apache territory, the range is one of the Western Apache’s four ( 4 ) holiest mountains – considered sacred by all regional Native people. Mt. Graham is located between the southern Rocky Mountain range of America and the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range of Mexico.

Steward Observatory – Astronomy Observatory Gatekeeper –

Steward Observatory, however hosts the “Vatican Observatory Research Group” at the University of Arizona ( UofA ), in-addition to other Arizona astronomical observatories that, include:

– Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) at Vatican Observatory ( Arizona, USA ); – Large Binocular Telescope Observatory ( LBT ) at Steward Observatory ( Arizona, USA ); – Large Synoptic Survey Telescope ( LSST ) at Steward Observatory ( Arizona, USA ); – Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory ( MMT ) at MMT Observatory ( Arizona, USA ); and, – Kitt Peak National Observatory ( Arizona, USA ).

Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope ( VATT ) telescope mirrors were fabricated in Germany based on information supplied from the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory in Arizona, USA and elsewhere.

Steward Observatory hosts the ‘twin’ LUCIFER mirrors referred to as the observatory of the World famous Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT ) consisting of two ( 2 ) 8.4 meter ( 27.6 foot ) diameter mirror telescopes brought into existence by the LARGE BINOCULAR TELESCOPE CORPORATION list of sponsors ( below ):

– RESEARCH CORPORATION FOR SCIENCE ADVANCEMENT ( Ohio, USA ); – LANDENSTERNWARTE ( Heidelberg, GERMANY ); – LBT Beteiligungsgesellschaft ( GERMANY ); – Max Planck Institut fur Astronomie ( Heidelberg, GERMANY ); – Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam ( GERMANY ); – Max Planck Institut fur Extraterrestriche Physik ( Munich, GERMANY ); – Max Planck Institut fur Radioastronomie ( Bonn, GERMANY ); – Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica ( ITALY ); – University of Ohio ( Ohio, USA ); – University of Virginia ( Virginia, USA ); – University of Notre Dame ( Indiana, USA ); – University of Minnesota ( Minnesota, USA ); – University of Arizona ( Arizona, USA ); – Arizona State University ( Arizona, USA ); and, – Northern Arizona University ( Arizona, USA ).

LUCIFER telescope mirror cameras are, for:

– Direct Imaging ( DI ); – Long Slit Spectroscopy ( LSS ); and, – Multi-Object Spectroscopy ( MOS ).

Vatican Observatory LUCIFER Telescope Worries Confused Catholics –

Holy Roman Catholic Church faith may be slowly redefining its postion on ’extraterrestrial life forms’ ( alien beings / biological entities ) as God’s children too, according to Jesuit priests studying Vatican Observatory information on the Universe, now surfacing into what has become an international religious controversy.

For centuries Catholics, led by priests teaching, parishoners were taught ‘they were the only children in the Universe put on Earth by God’, however now with the Vatican recognizing that just 10-years ago ( 1999 ) the Universe for some unknown reason is ‘expanding’ are considering there may be ’other life forms’ ( alien beings ) as well as Earthling human beings sprinkled throughout the Universe from God. ( see video clips below ):

Vatican Chief Astronomer Catholic Jesuit Father Jose Gabriel Funes ( below ):

Vatican Catholic Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo ( below ):

Vatican Curia ( Governing Body ) Catholic Monsignor Corrado Balducci ( below ):

Vatican expert and noted author Catholic Father Malachi Martin ( below ):

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Vatican Official Declares On National Television: Extraterrestrial Contact Is Real by, Richard Boylan, Ph.D.

June, 1999

Monsignor Corrado Balducci ( seen in video immediately above ), a theologian member of the Vatican Curia ( governing body ), and an insider close to the Pope, has gone on Italy national television five ( 5 ) times, including recent months, to proclaim that extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon.

Monsignor Balducci provided an analysis of extraterrestrials that he feels is consistent with the Catholic Church understanding of theology, emphasizing that extraterrestrial encounters “are NOT demonic, they are not due to psychological impairment, they are not a case of entity attachment, but these encounters deserve to be studied carefully.”

Since Monsignor Balducci is a demonology expert and consultant to the Vatican, and since the Catholic Church has historically demonized many new phenomena that were poorly understood, Balducci’s stating the Church does not censure these encounters is all the more remarkable.

Corrado Balducci revealed to a visiting professional from America that the Vatican is closely following this phenomenon quietly.

Speculation originally surmised the Vatican was receiving much information about extraterrestrials and their contacts with humans from its Nunciatures ( embassies ) in various countries, however subsequent information indicates Monsignor Corrado Balducci received his cases from other sources.

Monsignor Balducci is a member of a group acting as consultants to the Vatican on various matters concerning humans in possible contact with supernatural beings, and as such, the matter of extraterrestrial encounters would fall within their purview, and possibly as well the spiritual significance of the emerging general realization of extraterrestrial contact.

Parallel information from National Security Council ( NSC ) scientist Dr. Michael Wolf, a member of the NSC’s SSG subcommittee for managing the UFO phenomenon, as well as from noted author and Vatican expert Father Malachi Martin, suggests the Vatican is concerned it will have a major doctrinal updating situation on its hands when extraterrestrial contact becomes authoritatively announced by world governments over the next several years.

Parenthetically, it can be observed the Vatican Curia member declarations on Italy national television represent technically the first ( 1st ) declaration by an official of a major power government ( Vatican ), even if “speaking as an individual”, that extraterrestrial contact is real and happening – deserves serious study.

Whitley Strieber has just come out with a new book, “Confirmation”, which features an interview, in which Monsignor Balducci makes additional striking comments about the extraterrestrials as probably superior spiritual beings.

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According to a recent Steward Observatory ( Safford, Arizona, USA ) film, the Universe was only 10-years ago just discovered to be “expanding” in 1999.

In 1999, Jesuit Priest Malachi Martin, a 30-year Vatican commentator and advisor of three ( 3 ) Popes was interviewed and asked ‘why’ The Holy Roman Catholic Church Vatican built a multi-million dollar astronomy observatory in Arizona – in connection with the University of Arizona ( UofA ). Rev. Fr. Malachi Martin said, “The mentality, amongst those who are at the higher level, of Vatican Administration know that now the knowledge of what’s going on in space – and what’s approaching us – could be of great importance in the next five ( 5 ) to ten ( 10 ) years ( i.e. 2004 to 2010 ).

What was ‘it’ that theVaticanbegan preparing for 10-years ago in 1999?

Why is much of the Vatican Observatory prohibited from access?

Why is the University of Arizona ( UofA ) being allowed to be used by the Vatican?

Theories abound with speculation over several mysteries. From recent revelations to the public from Jesuit priests speaking about extraterrestrial matters to the relatively new Vatican Observatory information being fed through the Steward Observatory red-colored twin horned mirrors named LUCIFER atop the same mountain inArizonawhere they both are located.

There are more people growing convinced each day, based on new revelations, this all has something to do with an “Earth Event” coming that is being kept quiet from the public by governments. People that are rich and educated to those poor with little education are labeled by governments as being ”conspiracy theorists” and/or “doomsday sayers.”

You be the judge ( color video clip samples below ):

Multiplex Technology – used in the LUCIFER mirrors of the Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT ) inside the Steward Observatory – was ‘developed’ at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics ( Munich, GERMANY ), and these specially designed mirrors possess an inherent adapatability design feature allowing the mirrors to ‘grow’ even-more technologically advanced than they already are today.

In early 2011, an Adaptive Optic Secondary Mirror System ( AOSMS ) instrument for a 36-inch diameter by ( x ) 1.6 millimeter thick mirror for use on ”defraction-limited” cases was to be added at Steward Observatory.

New Catholic “Scientific-Religion” or Vatican Style Scientology?

In 1990, the Vatican Observatory ( VO ) together with its 25-year old Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences ( CTNS ) co-sponsored a series of international research ventures in a Joint Program known as its Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action ( SPDA ) that began engaging relationships with some of the most respected and well-known research on “theology” and “natural sciences,” however the Vatican Observatory and CTNS continued their Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action ( SPDA ) Program mission through another CTNS-VO collaboration project that was ‘moving behind and prior-to’ their already widely discussed problem of theodicy – namely within the context of “moral evil” they now cite as having somehow been “routinely overlooked” so, they are now identifying “natural evil,” as:

– Suffering; – Disease; – Death; – Extinction; and, – More.

The Vatican Observatory ( VO ) and Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences ( CTNS ) feel ‘these aforementioned problems’ are targeted better at the level of ‘physics’ and ‘cosmology’ where CTNS-VO now cites “natural evil” as being the ‘refiguration-of’ and ‘precondition-for’ being the “moral evil” underlying the structures within the ‘fundamental laws of nature’ they now predict is ‘moving into’ “evolution” and “genetics” as being “biological roots of moral evil.”

“Science” and “Religion” separately no more, according to the Vatican Observatory ( VO ) a “Science-Religion” has been developed by its Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences ( CTNS ) continually attracting ‘theologians’, ‘religious scholars’, ‘ethicists’, ‘philosophers’, ‘historians’ and ‘natural scientists’ in discussions the Vatican Observatory ( VO ) believes is fostering a ‘new legacy of mutually enriching scholarship’ with the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences ( CTNS ) to continually serve as the ‘foundation’ for a “Science-Religion.”

[ IMAGE ( above ): Galileo Galilei. ]

Galileo Galilei, the 17th century Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution, scored achievements including improvements to the ‘telescope’ and consequential astronomical observations. Galileo also supported Copernicanism ( Copernicus ).

Galileo was called the “father of modern observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of science”, and “the father of modern science.” After 1610, however Galileo began publicly supporting the view of ‘heliocentricism’ – placing the Sun at the center of the Universe – and that met with bitter opposition from members of the Catholic Church clergy whom denounced Galileo during the Roman Inquisition in early 1615. In February 1616, the Catholic Church condemned Galileo as being “false and contrary to Scripture.” Galileo defended his heliocentric viewpoint by publishing ( 1632 ) his “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems,” which the Roman Inquisition tried Galileo for. Galileo was found “vehemently suspect of heresy” and Galileo was sentenced to life imprisonment under house arrest.

The new Catholic science-religion appears still shrouded in secrecy, with speculation about its new name or just where it plans on taking the rest of Catholicism. Some suggest the new Catholic identifier may become known as Cathocosmologists, Cathoastrophysicists, but more outcry will surface as Papal authorities lean toward cannonizing Saint Galileo.

Some believe the Catholic Church will begin baptizing its ‘New Order’ sect – undoubtedly selected ‘highly-esteemed professional science-religionologists’ that will become known as Catho-AstroPhysicists, Catho-BioGeneticists, et al.

The Catholic Church radical departure away from traditional Roman Catholicism is a trend cleverly and subtly designed to lead followers away from their belief that “God is the center of the Universe.”

Many in the world today are eyeing all this very suspiciously and vowing ‘not’ to be caught, as the Vatican Observatory cites, ‘somehow overlooking’ any ‘moral evil’ albeit pontificated by the Vatican or any other global government of decisionmakers.

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MSN Warns Disasters

MSN Warns Disasters

 

MSN Warns Disasters by, Concept Activity Research Vault

March 7, 2012 18:22:42 ( PST ) Updated ( Originally Published: May 16, 2011 )

Los Angeles – May 16, 2011 – MSN Slate News reported ( read article below ) that a host of disasters are coming, which ‘the public should not become overly worried about’, but suggests throwing a celebration-like “18th Century Weekend” in-advance so ‘people can experience what a solar flare disaster might be like to live through’.

While the suggested Medieval celebratory affair ‘concept’ is ‘unique’, MSN suggesting the public ‘stock up on batteries’ was a bit off because apparently the journalist did not realize ‘batteries become drained’ subsequent to an environmental anomaly ‘overcharging’ from an ambient auroral current attributable to what occurs during a Solar Energetic Particle Event ( SEPE );  ‘candles’ or ‘lumeniscent gel sticks’ ( shake lights ) would work amidst such, however mainstream news media broadcasts and print media, without thoroughly researching facts first, have a habit of passing inaccurate information on to the general public, and at the same time, doing it mostly in a whimsical fashion so it can be easily swallowed by the public. That type of reporting does ‘not’ help the public, but only serves to provide the illusion that what is being reported about will probably never happen. Big mistake!

News reporting, as a public service, should take far more care when reporting about emergency disaster preparedness on ‘what to do’ and just ‘how to prepare’; especially when it comes to mentioning a ‘significant’ solar flare ( also known as ) a Solar Energetic Particle Event ( SEPE ) that could quickly and very seriously disable the national electricity infrastructure without warning.

To let CARV readers review how MSN Slate News recently put it to the general public, we cordially invite ‘you’ ( our readers ) to review the MSN Slate News report ( below ) so, you can be the judge on whom to rely on for delivering your emergency disaster preparedness information from.

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Source: MSN Slate News

Meltdowns. Floods. Tornadoes. Oil spills. Grid crashes. Why more and more things seem to be going wrong, and what we can do about it.

The Century of Disasters by, Joel Achenbach

May 13, 2011 5:56 PM ( EST )

This will be the century of disasters.

In the same way that the 20th century was the century of world wars, genocide, and grinding ideological conflict, the 21st century will be the century of natural disasters and technological crises and unholy combinations of the two.

It will be the century when the things we count on to go right will – for whatever reason – go wrong.

Late last month ( April 2011 ), as the Mississippi River rose in what is destined to be the worst flood in decades, residents of Alabama and other states rummaged through the debris of a historic tornado outbreak.

Physicists at a meeting in Anaheim, California had a discussion about the dangers posed by the Sun.

Solar flares, scientists believe, are a disaster waiting to happen. Thus one of the sessions at the American Physical Society annual meeting was devoted to discussing the hazard of electromagnetic pulses ( EMP ) caused by solar flares – or terrorist attacks. Such pulses ( EMP ) could fry transformers and knock out the electrical grid over much of the nation. Last year the Oak Ridge National Laboratory released a study saying the damage might take years to fix and cost trillions of dollars.

But maybe even that is not the disaster people should be worrying about.

Maybe they should worry instead about the “ARkStorm.” That’s the name the U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS ) Multihazards Demonstration Project ( MDP ) gave to a hypothetical storm that would essentially turn much of the California Central Valley into a bathtub. It has happened before, in 1861 – 1862, when it rained for 45-days continously. USGS explains, “The ARkStorm draws heat and moisture from the tropical Pacific, forming a series of “Atmospheric Rivers” ( AR ) that approach the ferocity of hurricanes and then slam into the United States West Coast over several weeks.” The result, the USGS determined, could be a flood that would cost $725,000,000 billion in direct property losses and economic impact.

While pondering this, don’t forget the Cascadia subduction zone, the plate boundary off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, that could generate a tsunami much like the one that devastated Japan in March 2011. The Cascadia subduction zone, runs from Vancouver Island to northern California, last rupturing in a major tsunami spawning earthquake on January 26, 1700. It could break at any moment, with catastrophic consequences.

All of these things have the common feature of low probability and high consequence.

They are known as “black swan” events.

They are unpredictable in any practical sense.

There are also things ordinary people probably should not worry about on a daily basis.

You can’t fear the Sun.

You cannot worry a rock will fall out of the sky and smash the Earth, or that the ground will open up and swallow you like a vitamin.

A key element of maintaining one’s sanity is ‘knowing how to ignore risks’ that are highly improbable at any given point in time.

And yet in the coming century, these or other ‘black swan events’ will seem to occur with surprising frequency.

There are several reasons for this.

We have chosen to engineer the planet.

We have built vast networks of technology.

We have created systems that, in general, work very well, but are still vulnerable to catastrophic failures.

It is harder and harder for any one person, institution, or agency to perceive all the interconnected elements of the technological society.

Failures can cascade.

There are unseen weak points in the network.

Small failures can have broad consequences.

Most importantly, we have more people and more stuff standing in the way of calamity.

We are not suddenly having more earthquakes, but there are now 7,000,000,000 billion of us, a majority living in cities.

In 1800, only Beijing, China could count 1,000,000 inhabitants, but at last count there were 381 cities with at least 1,000,000 people.

Many are MegaCities in seismically hazardous places like Mexico City, Caracas, Venezuela; Tehran, Iran and Kathmandu amongst those with a lethal combination of weak infrastructure ( unreinforced masonry buildings ) and shaky foundations.

Natural disasters will increasingly be accompanied by technological crises, and the other way around.

In March 2011, the Japan earthquake triggered the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant meltdown.

Last year ( 2010 ), a technological failure on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig – in the Gulf of Mexico – led to the environmental crisis of the oil spill. ( I chronicle the Deepwater Horizon blowout and the ensuing crisis management in a new book: A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher. )

In both the Deepwater Horizon and Fukushima disasters, the safety systems were not nearly as robust as the industries believed.

In these technological accidents, there are hidden pathways for the gremlins to infiltrate the operation.

In the case of Deepwater Horizon, a series of decisions by BP ( oil company ) and its contractors led to a loss of well control — the initial blowout. The massive blowout preventer on the sea floor was equipped with a pair of pinchers known as ‘blind shear rams’. They were supposed to cut the drillpipe and shear the well. The forensic investigation indicated the initial eruption of gas buckled the pipe and prevented the blind shear rams from getting a clean bite on it so, the “backup” plan — of cutting the pipe — was effectively eliminated in the initial event; the loss of well control.

Fukushima also had a backup plan that was not far enough back. The nuclear power plant had backup generators – in case the grid went down – but the generators were on ‘low’ ground and were blasted by the tsunami.

Without electricity the power company had no way to cool the nuclear fuel rods.

In a sense, it was a very simple problem: a power outage.

Some modern reactors coming online have passive cooling systems for backups that rely on gravity and evaporation to circulate the cooling water.

Charles Perrow, author of Normal Accidents, told me that computer infrastructure is a disaster in the making.

“Watch out for failures in cloud computing,” he said by e-mail, “They will have consequences for medical monitoring systems and much else.”

Technology also mitigates disasters, of course.

Pandemics remain a threat, but modern medicine can help us stay a step ahead of evolving microbes.

Satellites and computer models helped meteorologists anticipate the deadly storms of April 27, 2011 and warn people to find cover in advance of the twisters.

Better building codes save lives in earthquakes. Chile, which has strict building codes, was hit with a powerful earthquake last year ( 2010 ) but suffered only a fraction of the fatalities and damage that impoverished Haiti endured just weeks earlier.

The current ( 2011 ) Mississippi flood is an example of technology at work for better and for worse.

As I write, the Army Corps of Engineers are poised to open the Morganza spillway and flood much of the Atchafalaya basin. That’s not a “disaster” but a solution of sorts, since the alternative is the flooding of cities downstream and possible levee failure. Of course, the levees might still fail. We’ll see. But this is how the system is ‘supposed’ to work.

On the other hand, the broader drainage system of the Mississippi River watershed is set up in a way that it makes floods more likely. Corn fields, for example in parts of the upper Midwest, have been “tiled” with pipes that carry excess rainwater rapidly to the rip-rap ( small stone ladden ) streams and onward down to rivers lined with levees. We gave up natural drainage decades ago.

The Mississippi is like a catheter, at this point. Had nature remained in charge, the river would have mitigated much of its downstream flooding by spreading into natural floodplains further up river ( and the main channel would have long ago switched to the Atchafalaya river basin — see John McPhee “The Control of Nature” — and New Orleans would no longer be a riverfront city).

One wild card for how disastrous this century will become is climate change.

There’s been a robust debate on the blogs about whether the recent weather events ( tornadoes and floods ) can be attributed to climate change.

It is a briar patch of an issue and I’ll exercise my right to skip past it for the most part.

But I think it’s clear that climate change will exacerbate natural disasters in general in coming years, and introduce a new element of risk and uncertainty into a future in which we have plenty of risks and uncertainties already. This, we don’t need.

And by the way, any discussion of “geoengineering” as a solution to climate change needs to be examined with the understanding that engineering systems can and will fail.

You don’t want to bet, the future of the planet, on an elaborate technological fix in which everything has to work perfectly. If failure is not an option, maybe you ‘should not’ try-it to begin-with.

So if we cannot engineer our-way out-of our ‘engineered disasters’, and if ‘natural disasters’ are going to keep pummeling us – as they have since the dawn of time — what is our strategy? Other than, you-know, despair? Well, that has always worked for me, but here are a few more practical thoughts to throw in the mix:

First [ 1st ], we might want to try some regulation by people with no skin in the game. That might mean, for example, government regulators who make as much money as the people they’re regulating. Or it could even mean a ‘private-sector regulatory apparatus policing the industry’, cracking down on rogue operators. The point is, we don’t want every risky decision made by people with pecuniary interests.

Second [ 2nd ], we need to keep things in perspective. The apparent onslaught of disasters does not portend the end of the world. Beware of ‘disaster hysteria in the news media’. The serial disasters of the 21st century will be – to some extent – a matter of perception. It will feel like we are bouncing from disaster-to-disaster in-part because of the shrinking of the world and the ubiquity of communications technology. Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta are always in a disaster zone somewhere – demanding to know why the cavalry [ emergency first responders ] has not showed up.

Third [ 3rd ], we should think in terms of ‘how we can boost’ our “societal resilience;” the buzz-word in the ‘disaster preparedness industry’.

Think of what you would do, and what your community would do, after a disaster.

You cannot always dodge the disaster, but perhaps you can still figure-out how to recover quickly.

How would we ‘communicate’ if we got [ solar ] flared by the Sun and the [ electricity ] grid went down over 2/3rds of the country?

How would we even know what was going on?

Maybe we need to have the occasional “18th Century weekend” – to see how people might get through a couple of days without the [ electricity ] grid, cell [ telephone ] towers, cable TV [ television ], iTunes downloads – the full Hobbesian nightmare. And make an emergency plan: Buy some ‘batteries’ [ < ? > NOTE: solar flare effects, during a Solar Energetic Particle Event ( SEPE ), renders ‘all batteries dead’. ] and jugs of water – just for starters.

Figure-out how things around you work.

Learn about your community infrastructure.

Read about science, technology, engineering and ‘do not worry if you do not understand all the jargon’.

And then – having done that – go on about your lives, pursuing happiness on a planet that, though sometimes dangerous, is by-far the best one we’ve got.

Reference

http://www.slate.com/id/2294013/pagenum/all/#p2

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Hopefully, people will take an opportunity to read the CARV report on Solar Energetic Particle Event Effects so they can ‘really know what to prepare for soon’,  ’before celebrating’ an “18th Century weekend” affair – complete with “batteries” – as suggested by the MSN Slate News article ( above ).

Although the aforementioned Slate News article indicates, “Solar flares, scientists believe, are a disaster waiting to happen. Thus one of the sessions at the American Physical Society annual meeting was devoted to discussing the hazard of electromagnetic pulses ( EMP ) caused by solar flares – or terrorist attacks. Such pulses ( EMP ) could fry transformers and knock out the electrical grid over much of the nation. Last year the Oak Ridge National Laboratory released a study saying the damage might take years to fix and cost trillions of dollars. But maybe even that is not the disaster people should be worrying about,” – we actually ‘may’ have ‘something “people should be worrying about,” as MSNBC puts it, or “concerned about,” according to NASA, in-lieu of the following MSNBC Space.Com report ( below ):

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Source: MSNBC.COM

 

Huge Solar Flare’s Magnetic Storm May Disrupt Satellites, Power Grids

 

March 7, 2012 13:19 p.m. Eastern Standard Time ( EST )

 

A massive solar flare that erupted from the Sun late Tuesday ( March 6, 2012 ) is unleashing one of the most powerful solar storms in more than 5-years, ‘a solar tempest that may potentially interfere with satellites in orbit and power grids when it reaches Earth’.

 

“Space weather has gotten very interesting over the last 24 hours,” Joseph Kunches, a space weather scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ), told reporters today ( March 7, 2012 ). “This was quite the Super Tuesday — you bet.”

 

Several NASA spacecraft caught videos of the solar flare as it hurled a wave of solar plasma and charged particles, called a Coronal mass Ejection ( CME ), into space. The CME is not expected to hit Earth directly, but the cloud of charged particles could deliver a glancing blow to the planet.

 

Early predictions estimate that the Coronal Mass Ejections ( CMEs ) will reach Earth tomorrow ( March 8, 2012 ) at 07:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time ( EST ), with the ‘effects likely lasting for 24-hours and possibly lingering into Friday ( March 9, 2012 )’, Kunches said.

 

The solar eruptions occurred late Tuesday night ( March 6, 2012 ) when the sun let loose two ( 2 ) huge X-Class solar flares that ‘ranked among the strongest type’ of sun storms. The biggest of those 2 flares registered as an X Class Category 5.4 solar flare geomagnetic storm on the space weather scale, making it ‘the strongest sun eruption so far this year’.

 

Typically, Coronal Mass Ejections ( CMEs ) contain 10,000,000,000 billion tons of solar plasma and material, and the CME triggered by last night’s ( March 6, 2012 ) X-Class Category 5.4 solar flare is ‘the one’ that could disrupt satellite operations, Kunches said.

 

“When the shock arrives, the expectation is for heightened geomagnetic storm activity and the potential for heightened solar radiation,” Kunches said.

 

This heightened geomagnetic activity and increase in solar radiation could impact satellites in space and ‘power grids on the ground’.

 

Some high-precision GPS ( Global Positioning Satellite ) users could also be affected, he said.

 

“There is the potential for ‘induced currents in power grids’,” Kunches said. “‘Power grid operators have all been alerted’. It could start to ’cause some unwanted induced currents’.”

 

Airplanes that fly over the polar caps could also experience communications issues during this time, and some commercial airliners have already taken precautionary actions, Kunches said.

 

Powerful solar storms can also be hazardous to astronauts in space, and NOAA is working close with NASA’s Johnson Space Center to determine if the six ( 6 ) spacecraft residents of the International Space Station ( ISS ) need to take shelter in more protected areas of the orbiting laboratory, he added.

 

The flurry of recent space weather events could also supercharge aurora displays ( also known as the Northern Lights and Southern Lights ) for sky-watchers at high latitudes.

 

“Auroras are probably the treat that we get when the sun erupts,” Kunches said.

 

Over the next couple days, Kunches estimates that brightened auroras could potentially be seen as far south as the southern Great Lakes region, provided the skies are clear.

 

Yesterday’s ( March 6, 2012 ) solar flares erupted from the giant active sunspot AR1429, which spewed an earlier X Class Category 1.1 solar flare on Sunday ( March 4, 2012 ). The CME from that one ( 1 ) outburst mostly missed Earth, passing Earth by last night ( March 6, 2012 ) at around 11 p.m. EST, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center ( SWPC ), which is jointly managed by NOAA and the National Weather Service ( NWS ).

 

This means that the planet ( Earth ) is ‘already experiencing heightened geomagnetic and radiation effects in-advance’ of the next oncoming ( March 8, 2012 thru March 9, 2012 ) Coronal Mass Ejection ( CME ).

 

“We’ve got ‘a whole series of things going off’, and ‘they take different times to arrive’, so they’re ‘all piling on top of each other’,” Harlan Spence, an astrophysicist at the University of New Hampshire, told SPACE.com. “It ‘complicates the forecasting and predicting’ because ‘there are always inherent uncertainties with any single event’ but now ‘with multiple events piling on top of one another’, that ‘uncertainty grows’.”

 

Scientists are closely monitoring the situation, particularly because ‘the AR1429 sunspot region remains potent’. “We think ‘there will be more coming’,” Kunches said. “The ‘potential for more activity’ still looms.”

 

As the Sun rotates, ‘the AR1429 region is shifting closer to the central meridian of the solar disk where flares and associated Coronal Mass Ejections ( CMEs ) may ‘pack more a punch’ because ‘they are more directly pointed at Earth’.

 

“The Sun is waking up at a time in the month when ‘Earth is coming into harms way’,” Spence said. “Think of these ‘CMEs somewhat like a bullet that is shot from the sun in more or less a straight line’. ‘When the sunspot is right in the middle of the sun’, something ‘launched from there is more or less directed right at Earth’. It’s kind of like how getting sideswiped by a car is different than ‘a head-on collision’. Even still, being ‘sideswiped by a big CME can be quite dramatic’.” Spence estimates that ‘sunspot region AR 1429 will rotate past the central meridian in about 1-week’.

 

The sun’s activity ebbs and flows on an 11-year cycle. The sun is in the midst of Solar Maximum Cycle 24, and activity is expected to ramp up toward the height of the Solar Maximum in 2013.

 

Reference

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46655901/

 

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Do we need “Planetary Protection?” NASA has a specific website, referenced here ( below ) as do others ( below ), including The Guardians of the Millennium.

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Reference

http://planetaryprotection.nasa.gov/about/ [ Planetary Protection ) http://www.lpi.usra.edu/captem/ [ CAPTEM ] http://www.nrl.navy.mil/pao/pressRelease.php?Y=2008&R=39-08r [ U.S. Naval Research Laboratory ] http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/sftheory/imager.htm [ RHESSI ]

 

Robot Combat Intelligence

[ PHOTO ( above ): W-88 miniature nuclear bomb property of USA ( click to enlarge ) ]

Robot Combat Intelligence
by, Concept Activity Research Vault ( CARV )

January 18, 2011 21:08:42 ( PST ) ( Originally Published: February 1, 2002 )

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington – January 18, 2011 – Over 12-years ago, after the United States realized too late that its ‘miniature nuclear weapons technology delivery system’ ( W-88 ) secrets had already been stolen ( from the vault of its insurance carrier ) after the People’s Republic of China ( PRC ) rapidly produced their own version, ‘only a select few’ realized a secret U.S. decision took futuristic concepts into development for U.S. global military applications deploying technologies that only seemed to have been conceived from science-fiction motion picture films ( e.g. STAR TREK, STAR WARS, MATRIX, and more ) shocking audiences worldwide.   In 1999, U.S. secret defense endeavors forgings – with several universities and U.S. government contract private sector organizations – were led by the U.S. Department of Defense ( DoD ), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ( DARPA ) created even newer more advanced multiple Program stratagems employing various forms of ‘combinatoric’ technologies developed for globally deploying U.S. military dominance with various and sundry secret-sensitive devices and systems far beyond many imaginations.

DARPA SIMBIOSYS Program –

DARPA SIMBIOSYS Program entails, amongst other things, multi-functional microbiological nano technology robot android devices primarily for military applications, where such remained until just a few years ago, until it began being applied in some medical arenas today.

To understand what is ‘current’, one must first look briefly at DARPA Programs ‘past’ ( 1999 – 2002 ), which ( alone ) is enough to ‘still send chills down many people’s spines today’. Once realizing what DARPA was doing 12-years ago, it’s not all that unfathomable to comprehend where DARPA has taken and will continue taking many.

SIMBIOSYS ( 1999 – 2002 ) –

In 1999, DARPA SIMBIOSYS developed a combined quantitative understanding of various biological phenomena characteristics opening the DARPA door to what amounts to MicroElectroMechanical Systems ( MEMS ) integrating microphotonics in, amongst many things such as electro-optic spatial light modulators ( SLM ) combining very short pulse solid state lasers providing powerful new capabilities for secure communication up-links ( multi-gigabits per second ), ‘aberration free’ 3-D imaging and targeting performed at very long ranges ( greater than 1,000 kilometers away ), innovative design system integration of MEMS spatial light modulators ( SLM ) providing quantum wavefront control leaps in photonics and high speed electronics, and even ‘flexible cloth-like smart materials’ DARPA wants hardware placed into production devices and systems applications optimizing both U.S. and ‘its specially selected few other foreign nation U.S. friendlies’ ( Israel ) to hold in future warfaring battlespace management superiority over other foreign nation threats.

DARPA SIMBIOSYS includes classes of biological molecules ( i.e. antigens, antibodies, DNA, cytokines, enzymes, etc. ) for analyses and diagnoses studies, from:

1. Biochemical sensors, sensing ‘details from environments’; and,

2. Biochemical sensors, sensing ‘details from human body fluids’.

Specific examples under each of those two ( 2 ) groups being left up to the discretion of the PI.

Bio-molecules importance slect criteria, includes:

1. Microsystem sensors, for automated sampling and analyses, extendibility;

2. Bio-molecules simulant, to which it represents U.S. Department of Defense ( DoD ) relevant extents; and,

3. Bio-detection high degree of sensitivity and specificity processing, etc.

DARPA SIMBIOSYS emphasis is at the ‘molecular level’ for ‘sensing’ and ‘detection’.

SIMBIOSYS Program precludes human cells and human tissue based sensing because other DARPA programs currently address those issues in combination thereof.

SIMBIOSYS Goals –

SIMBIOSYS Program ‘stimulates multi-disciplinary research’ – bringing together biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists, computer scientists and others to address difficult and pressing challenges in advancing micro and nano-biotechnology.

SIMBIOSYS Program goal is to ‘utilize phenomena’ in ‘bio-fluidic transport’, ‘molecular recognition’ and ‘signal transduction from joint studies in modeling and experiments.

SIMBIOSYS Program joint effort expects results in ‘new hardware device, new hardware processes and new hardware production communities that will begin utilizing new models, new rules, new methods and new processes together enabling design and development of enhanced performance next generation bio-microdevices.

DARPA Advanced Projects –

DARPA is focusing on, amongst many, these advanced projects:

1. Bioengineering artificial intelligence ( AI ) systems sized from nanometers and meters up to large-scale robotic systems deployed globally;

2. Biological hybrid devices and systems, inspired from computational algorithms and models;

3. Biosynthesized composite materials incorporating synthetic enzymes and pathways from biochemical cellular engineered concepts for application productions;

4. Neural phenomena control over system science computation measurement application interfaces addressing humans;

5. Micro-scale reagents biochemically engineered;

6. Biosynthesis signal processing control platform studies;

7. Molecular biological population level behavior dynamic simulation modeling complexes; and,

8. Subcellular device physics affects and cellular device physics affects within biological component systems using real-time non-destructive observation study techniques.

[ PHOTO ( above ): legacy MicroFlyer, only a Microelectronic Aerial Vehicle – MAV ( click to enlarge ) ]

Bioengineered MicroBots Developed & Deployed –

Battlefields now require ‘unmanned combat aerial vehicles’ ( UCAV ) and ‘advanced weapons’ that self-navigate and self-reconfigure with autonomous communication systems accomplishing time-critical commands, however while many use Commercial Off The Shelf ( COTS ) products, such is not the case for developed and deployed bioengineered microrobots.

MicroBot AMR Control By MARS –

DARPA mobile autonomous robot software ( MARS ) Project is designed to develop and transition ‘currently unavailable software technologies programming’ operations of autonomous mobile robots ( AMR ) in partially known changing and unpredictable environments.

DARPA SIMBIOSYS Program aims provide new software removing humans from combat, conveyance, reconnaissance, and surveillance processes by:

1. Extending military hardware range;

2. Lowering manpower costs;

3. Removing human physiology for swifter concepts, designs, engineering, development, and deployment successes; and,

4. Researchers demonstrating autonomous navigation of humanoid robots, unmanned military vehicles, autonomous vehicles and interactions between humans.

DARPA indicates that robots – to be meaningful – must be fully integrated into human lives in military, commercial, educational and domestic usages must be capable of interacting in more natural human ways.

DARPA funded research and development of robots given similar bodies with human-like intelligence for humanoid interaction providing new ways for the human world.

COG Robot –

DARPA funded Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ) researchers, employing a set of sensors and actuators ( with small microcontrollers for joint level control, up to larger audio-visual digital signal network pre-processors for controlling different levels of its heterogeneous hierarchy network ) approximating human body sensory and motor dynamics, created the robot named COG that eventually allowed DARPA further development of deployable, modular, reconfigurable and autonomous robots.

[ PHOTO ( above ): legacy Biomorphic Explorers – Snakes and Bats ( click to enlarge ) ]

CONRO Robots –

CONRO robots, developed through DARPA, employed autonomous capabilities, of:

1. Self-repair; and, 2. Morphogenesis ( changing shapes ).

Examples, amongst many, included design styled:

Snake robots, able to move ‘in-to’ and ‘out-of’ tight spaces; and,

Insect robots, able to move faster ( covering more ground meeting military mission swifter needs ).

[ PHOTO ( above ): legacy Spider, and Payload biochemical delivery simulation ( click to enlarge ) ]

CONRO robots were design equipped to perform two ( 2 ) missions:

1. Reconnaissance ( activity detection, monitorization, and reporting – surveillance ); and,

2. Deliver small ‘military payloads’ ( bio-chemical weapons, etc. ) into ‘enemy occupied remote territory locations’ ( away-from friendly warfighters ).

CONRO robots are comprised of multiple SPIDERLINK modules.

In 1999, DARPA built both ‘snakes’ and ‘hexapods’ as ‘initially tethered’ prototypes termed 1-DOF, equipped with abilities to both ‘dock’ and ‘gait ambulate’ based on applied computational algorithms.

In 2000, DARPA had twenty ( 20 ) autonomous self-sufficient ‘modules’ – not mentioning what those resembled – built designated as 2-DOF, after:

1. Hormone based control developed and tested theory;

2. Hormone hexapods and snakes implemented motions ( for 2-DOF );

3. Quadrupeds, hexapods and snakes implemented locomotion with centralized control for 2-DOF;

4. Morphing self-repair ‘modules’ delivering small payloads used ‘miniature cameras’ that were designed and tested; and,

5. Snake head with snake tail with configured docking capabilities were implemented laboratory two dimensional ( 2-D ) testing.

CONRO DARPA Near-Term Milestones:

1. Modules’ reconfigurability ( morphogenesis ) robust automation designed and demonstrated ( for 2-DOF );

2. Topology ‘discovery’ ( automatic topography recognition ) demonstration;

3. Gait reconfiguration ( morphogenesis ) automation for ambulating a ‘given’ ( programmed instruction ) topology designed and demonstrated;

4. Gait reconfiguration ( morphogenesis ) automation for ambulating a ‘discovery’ ( automatic topography recognition ) designed and demonstrated;

5. Wireless ( radio frequency, infra-red, etc. ) control of miniature cameras demonstrated;

6. Pointing ( waving, mousepad, etc. ) control of miniature cameras demonstrated; and,

7. Large scale deployment of CONRO robots demonstrated.

[ PHOTO ( above ): DARPA BioBot named Blaberus ( click to enlarge ) ]

Deployer Robot ( DR ) –

Deployer Robots ( DR ) ‘support’ and ‘deploy’ distributed ‘teams of other smaller robots’ termed “Joeys” ( singular, “Joey” ) that perform either ‘hazardous tasks’ or ‘tedious tasks’.

Deployer Robots ( DR ) have two ( 2 ) roles, that:

1. Carry and launch given numbers of smaller Joey robots ( Joeys ); and,

2. Command and control ( C2 ) – after launching – Joey robots ( Joeys ).

[ PHOTO ( above ): legacy CyberLink HID test USAF personnel with DARPA robots ( click to enlarge ) ]

Robot Loop Pyramid –

Robot-in-the-Loop ( RIL ) concept, augments Human-in-Loop ( HIL ), building a ‘pyramid of robots’ – supervised by one ( 1 ) person.

‘Launch’ and ‘Command and Control’ ( C2 ) – of different Joey robots ( multiple, i.e. Joeys ) – two ( 2 ) goals are handled independently, as:

1. ‘Launch’ of robots, via grenade sized Joey robot clusters ( multiple ), developed under DARPA Deployer Robot ( DR ) Program availability of smaller Joeys; and,

2. ‘Command and Control’ ( C2 ), is investigated using ‘larger robots’ developed for DARPA ITO sister Software for Distributed Robotics ( SDR ) Program enabling fully leverage of both Deployer Robot ( DR Program and Software for Distributed Robotics ( SDR ) Program development of algorithms leveraging heterogeneous interaction between a ‘smart’ highly mobile ‘Deployer Robot’ ( DR ) and a ‘team’ of Joey robots that are more powerful, less computational and less mobile.

[ PHOTO ( above ): legacy Virtual Combiman digital glove waving battlespace management ( click to enlarge ) ]

DARPA key universal elements of robot deployment examined:

1. Emplacement – Launching and dynamically situating the Joeys for mission goals;

2. Operations – Maintaining the infrastructure to support the distributed front, including communications and error detection and recovery ( e.g., getting back on course after positional drift ); and,

3. Recovery – Collecting Joey robots data to analyze after delivery into a format useful for the human operator.

DARPA Deployer Robot ( DR ) Program development acquired and refitted two ( 2 ) Urban Robot Upgrades ( URU ) in new Deployer Robots ( DR ) types.

DARPA, investigated five ( 5 ) alternate launch strategies, but selected only one ( 1 ):

1. Grenade barrel launch, delivery of robots, into a three ( 3 ) story building.

2. Grenade barrel launcher was designed, equipped and developed, with:

3. Grenade Magazine contains ‘multiple Joey robots’ for ejection – supports full mobility integrity of the Deployer Robot ( DR );

4. Sensor mast ( collapsible ) – for Deployer Robot ( DR ) interaction with Joey robots launched on arrival at destination location; and,

5. Communication ( 916 MHz ) link between Deployer Robot ( DR ) and Joey robots.

DARPA SDR Program –

DARPA Software for Distributed Robotics ( SDR ) Program development designed and built Joey robot prototypes ( approximately 3-1/2 inch cube ) for ultimate fabrication in a production lot quantity of 120 Joey robot units.

DARPA Software for Distributed Robotics ( SDR ) Program leverage and adaptation controls swarms of Joey robots.

DARPA Near-Term Milestones:

1. Launch propulsion mechanisms ( C02 cartridge, .22 caliber shell, or other ) deployment testing of Joey robots into battlefield areas;

2. Launcher ( of multiple Joey robot deployment ) mechanism built on-board first ( 1st ) Deployer Robot ( DR ) named Bandicoot;

3. Sensor mast ( collapsible ) built and installed on-board second ( 2nd ) Deployer Robot ( DR ) named Wombat;

4. Radio Frequency ( RF ) development protocols for interaction between Deployer Robot ( DR ) and Joey robots;

5. Infra-Red ( IR ) deployment protocols for interaction mechanisms between Deployer Robot ( DR ) and Joey robots using IR ( Infra-Red );

6. Human Interface Device ( HID ) operator remote control unit ( ORCU ) development for Deployer Robot ( DR ).

DARPA SIMBIOSYS began over 12-years ago. All the photographs ( above ) are almost one decade ( 10-years ) old.

Current careful research on this subject further provides more information about where the U.S. stands today.

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Reference

http://web.archive.org/web/20021214110038/http://groups.msn.com/AnExCIA/rampdintell.msnw