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October 19, 2014 - Giant Comet Flew Close to Mars Today for 1st Time in A Million Years.

At 2:28 PM EST, Comet Siding Spring, nearly as old as our solar system, passed by Mars 16 times closer than any comet has been known to pass Earth. At its closest, Siding Spring was about 83,000 miles from Mars, or about one-third the distance from Earth to our moon.


Comet Siding Spring approached in lower left corner within a degree 
of Mars at 5:07 a.m. CDT on October 19, 2014. Closest comet approach 
was at 1:28 p.m. CDT (18:28 UT) near 83,240 miles from the Martian 
surface. Image © Oct. 19, 2014 by Damian Peach. 

Comet Siding Spring won’t come very close to the sun, no closer than 140 million miles, which is far beyond Earth’s 92 million miles from the sun. So it will never come close to Earth this trip through the solar system — and we won’t see it again because it’s headed back out to the Oort Cloud from where it came over the past eons.

October 18, 2014 - Top Secret X-37B Landed At Vandenberg AFB Friday After 2-Year-TOP SECRET Mission Orbiting Earth.

Click for original Earthfiles Archived launch report.

“The X-37B program performs risk reduction, experimentation
and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies”
and did on-orbit experiments during its classified mission.

- USAF Press Release, October 17, 2014


Touchdown  of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on Vandenberg’s
Runway 12 occurred at 1624 GMT (12:24 p.m. EDT; 9:24 a.m. PDT) Friday, 
October 17, 2014, according to an Air Force press release. The USAF did
not explain why the unmanned X-37B orbited Earth for two years 
instead of the original announced plan of 270 days.
Also see: Spaceflight Now.

October 18, 2014 - Is Dark Matter Streaming from the Core of All Suns, Including Our Sun?

“This is an amazing result. If confirmed, it will be the first direct 
detection and identification of the elusive dark matter particles and
will have a fundamental impact on our theories of the universe.”

- Martin Barstow, Pres., Royal Astronomical Society


Theoretical dark matter particles are called axions. This graphic 
illustrates the new potential breakthrough that axions actually exist and are 
streaming from our sun’s core, hitting the Earth’s magnetic field (red) where
axions are then converted into x-rays. Illustration by University of Leicester.

For fifteen years, the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton observatory has been orbiting Earth and measuring x-ray and other radiations. As years of data accumulated, University of Leicester physicists noticed that each time Newton observed the boundary of Earth’s magnetic field when it faced the sun, there was a 10% increase in x-ray intensity. Traditional physics had no explanation for that increase.

But one hypothesis did fit the data: theoretical axions, dark matter, were streaming from our sun’s core and converting to x-rays at the Earth’s magnetic field boundary. “These exciting discoveries could be truly groundbreaking, potentially opening a window to new physics, and could have huge implications, not only for our understanding of the true x-ray sky, but also for identifying the dark matter that dominates the mass content of the cosmos,” said Andy Read, a University of Leicester astronomer on the research team. See:XMM-Newton.

Update: October 17, 2014 - Part 2 - Majestic Twelve 1st Annual Report, 1952, About UFO and ET Retrievals Including Human Deaths from “Retro-virus” — Different from Filovirus Ebola?

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“The samples extracted from (alien) bodies found in New Mexico have 
yielded new strains of a retro-virus not totally understood, but, give promise
of the ultimate BW weapon. The danger lies in the spread of airborne and bloodborne
outbreaks of diseases in large populations, with no medical cures available.”

- MJ-12 First Annual Report, 1952, Truman Administration

October 16, 2014 - Part 2 - Majestic Twelve 1st Annual Report, 1952, About UFO and ET Retrievals Including Human Deaths from “Retro-virus” — Like Ebola?

  Click for Real X-File.

“The samples extracted from (alien) bodies found in New Mexico have 
yielded new strains of a retro-virus not totally understood, but, give promise
of the ultimate BW weapon. The danger lies in the spread of airborne and bloodborne
outbreaks of diseases in large populations, with no medical cures available.”

- MJ-12 First Annual Report, 1952, Truman Administration

October 15, 2014 - Fukushima Radiation Problems Worsen with Typhoon Phanfone.

      
Left:  October Typhoon Phanfone photographed from the International Space Station (ISS), 
the largest typoon of 2014. Right:  An aerial view shows Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)’s
tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its highly radioactive
contaminated water storage tanks, damaged and dangerous since the March 11, 2011, 
9.1  magnitude earthquake and tsunami. Images by NASA and Reuters.

The Japan Times reported October 12, 2014, that tritium levels in Fukushima groundwater increased by a factor of ten after Typhoon Phanfone drenched Japan. Worse, strontium-90, which causes bone cancer, hit a record-breaking high of 1.2 million becquerels in well water close to the TEPCO damaged nuclear reactors along with an increase in cesium to 68,000 becquerels, 70% higher than before the typhoon. TEPCO says it does “not know why” these Fukushima groundwater readings hit record highs after the heavy typhoon rains.   For more information, see:  ENENews.

UPDATE October 15, 2014 - Mystery Deepens About Loud Boom Heard October 13th From Shreveport, La., to East Texas?

“Whatever happened that radar detected, it didn’t elicit a response” 
from people in the area (of radar debris field).”

- Marty Mayeaux, Sr. Forecaster, Nat’l. Weather Service, Shreveport, La.


The National Weather Service in Shreveport picked up a “debris field”
Monday afternoon, October 13, 2014, from 4:30 - 6 PM Central at the same
time many people in the ArkLaTex region reported a loud, ground-shaking boom.
But there was no precipitation. USGS said there was no seismic activity. DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle reported no oil and gas operations in the area and no explosions were found. Barksdale AFB and Camp Minden confirmed nothing at either base could explain the loud boom. Radar image of unidentified “debris field” at National Weather Service, Shreveport, La. 
Also see: KSLA-TV.


Employees at KSLA-TV, Shreveport, Louisiana, heard and felt the boom reverberation
at 4:27 PM Central, on October 13, 2014. News reported that “the concussion rattled
windows,” but there was no thunderstorm or other explanation to date.

If anyone has more information about the source of the ground-shaking boom, please emailEarthfiles.com. Please see Earthfiles Archive for dozens of loud, unexplained boom and metallic scraping and trumpet sounds reported throughout U. S., Canada and around the world since at least January 2011 without explanation.

October 14, 2014 - Earth’s Ocean Waters Are Older Than the Sun.

— “If Earth’s solar system’s formation was typical, abundant interstellar
ices are available to all nascent planetary systems.”

- Ilsedore Cleeves, Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan Astronomer, Ann Arbor

— “Our findings show that a significant fraction of our solar system’s water,
the most fundamental ingredient to fostering life, is older than the Sun, 
which indicates that abundant, organic-rich interstellar ices 
should probably be found in all young planetary systems.”

- Conel Alexander, Ph.D., Carnegie Institution, Washington, D. C.

— “It provides the opportunity for organic materials, and the things 
that are important to the formation of life, to at least be accessible to all
planets out there. Whether or not it forms into aliens and 
little green men and women is a whole other story.”

- Fred Ciesla, Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago Planetary Scientist


An illustration of how interstellar ice and organic matter
before this solar system emerged could interact with the
creation of planets, including Earth, through time. 
Graphic by Bill Saxton, NSF/AUI/NRAO. 
To read original October 2014 source, see journal Science.

A team of scientists led by Ilsedore Cleeves, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, created models to simulate elimination of space ice deuterium in chemical processing as the sun formed. Could the new solar system produce enough ice with deuterium to reach the ratios of deuterium to hydrogen found in meteorite samples, Earth’s ocean water and comets? The answer was no. So at least some of the water on Earth and in our solar system must have an interstellar source  that is older than the birth of our sun.

October 14, 2014 - Strongest 2014 Super Typhoon Photographed from ISS.

“I've seen many from here (ISS), but none like this.”

- Reid Wiseman, NASA Astronaut, tweet “SuperTyphoon#Vongfang


Super Typhoon Vongfong was photographed on October 8, 2014,
by NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station (ISS)
using NASA’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). Typhoons
reach “super” status at 150 knots (150 mph) and higher. Vongfong, with 50-feet-high
waves is the strongest tropical cyclone of the year, and the 
strongest since last year’s Typhoon Haiyan.