Planetary Collisions Could Happen
Earth could collide with Mars or Venus, but don’t expect it anytime soon. That is the assessment of a new study recently published in the prestigious science journal Nature. Study coauthor Jacques Laskar says it’s just a matter of time till the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars change enough to make such a catastrophe possible. Of course it could take 3 billion years and scientists have their doubts whether the human race will still exist at that point in time. Nevertheless, the projection represents a new concession by mainstream science regarding the potential for such a cosmic disaster. Somewhere in the universe, Immanuel Velikovsky may be having a chuckle.
Back in the 1950s Velikovsky, a scientist with very impressive credentials of his own, caused something of a cataclysm in the world of science upon publication of his book When World’s Collide. The collision between Earth and Venus though, argued Velikovsky, had already occurred. In fact, many of the tales from the mythologies of people around the world, he said, represent the fragmented memories of the moment when Venus, first a comet, passed close enough to Earth to create havoc of biblical proportions. At the time Velikovsky was ridiculed for his assertions, but in the years since many of his predictions have been validated.
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Planets Matter for Pets
Dog owners don’t have to be told their pets have different personalities. But is there a rational way to explain the differences?
Amazingly, the original and unusual research of award-winning French scientist Suzel Fuzeau-Braesch provides rigorous proof that man and animals—specifically pedigreed pups and cloned cows—are behaviorally impacted by where the major planets turn up in their astrological birth charts. The research showed, for example, with a frequency far exceeding chance, that dominant dogs were those with Jupiter in influential angular positions.
Initially a skeptic herself, on a lark Fuzeau-Braesch decided to test the accuracy and reliability of an astrological report writing system she chanced upon.
Checking out how the discipline might apply to the behavior of animals is scientifically valid she said “because animals will act naturally and not be influenced by culture or preconceived ideas.”
The study, was published in the Journal For Scientific Exploration.
Incoming Space Rocks Now Secret
Just when we thought it was safe to go out without getting beaned by a space rock, we learn that the U.S. military intends to keep information on natural fireballs which enter Earth’s atmosphere secret.
Since 1994, scientists have been able to collect information on such fireballs from secret military satellites. But no more. According to Space.com, the Pentagon has decided that its primary mission is tracking man-made objects like missiles, and that supplying data on miscellaneous objects from outer space is not part of that mission.
Scientists who have been using the satellite data to build a picture of the threat from space are dismayed. David Morrison a Near Earth Object (NEO) scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center told Space.com, “The fireball data from military or surveillance assets have been of critical importance for assessing the impact hazard.”
The new policy could mean that if something like the 1908 Tunguska blast over Siberia—generally believed to have been an exploding comet or asteroid—happened again, the data gathered by military satellites would be classified, leaving the public to speculate over the origin and cause of the event. Considering that the Siberian explosion was about a thousand times as powerful as the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, it is not hard to imagine widespread public panic should such a thing happen again, especially if the Pentagon announced that the details were classified.