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Did it come from outer space?
Mar. 2, 2010 -
Gary Bates is such an author. The U.S. director of the apologetics group, Creation Ministries International,
A tagline on the back of the book claims aliens are "one of the most haunting and persistent mysteries of our time," and that is certainly true. UFO interest – no, obsession – has skyrocketed since the mysterious events at Roswell, N.M., in 1947.
Bates has produced one of the most exhaustively researched books on the subject I've ever seen (the book is also chock-full of photos and images and a helpful appendix addresses the question of whether UFOs are mentioned in the Bible; I wish I had a shekel for every time someone has asked me about Ezekiel's visions in light of UFO sightings!).
Bates here references Revelation 16:14-16, in proposing that demonic spirits seek to alter perceptions, thus destroying human discernment.
- Source: Jim Fletcher - WorldNetDaily
Russia plans asteroid-defence space mission to Apophis
Dec. 31, 2009 - Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian space agency, announced that Russia will seek to divert the course of the 27-ton Apophis satellite.
However, if the asteroid goes through a so-called "keyhole" during the 2029 pass, its course could be changed, making it possible to hit us on the next pass, in 2036.
- Apophis is set to pass close by the Earth in 2029 - so close that it will be nearer than television satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Collision at that stage has been ruled out.
- Source: The Register - UK
UN climate chief: hacked e-mails are damaging
Dec. 6, 2009- Yvo de Boer, The U.N.'s top climate official, held a news conference to challenge the 192 nations represented at the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen "to deliver a strong and long-term response to the challenge of climate change." At the same time he expressed concern that recent e-mails would fuel skepticism that scientists are exaggerating the threat of global warming.
- E-mails stolen from the climate unit at the University of East Anglia appeared to show some of world's leading scientists discussing ways to shield data from public scrutiny and suppress others' work.
- Source: Arthur Max and Karl Ritter - Breitbart
Asteroid passes just 8,700miles from Earth - with only 15 hours warning
Nov. 12, 2009 - The Earth was almost hit by an asteroid last Friday. It was noticed only 15 hours before passing the Earth at just 8,700 miles separation. Fortunately it was only 23 ft. across - too small to do great damage.
- Source: Daily Mail
Report: NASA Can't Keep up With Killer Asteroids
Aug. 13, 2009 - Congress asked NASA to identify 90 percent of the potentially deadly asteroids in our region of space by 2020. So far, they have identified about 6000 asteroids with their existing telescopes, but they are unable to comply with their responsibility without newer telescopes, and Congress has not allocated finances to build them.
- NASA estimates that there are about 20,000 asteroids and comets in our solar system that are potential threats to Earth. They are larger than 460 feet in diameter — slightly smaller than the Superdome in New Orleans.
- Source: NewsMax
Study: Earth May Collide With Another Planet
June 11, 2009 - New computer simulations indicate that in the distant future, planets of our solar system could collide.
- Source: Fox
Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe
Mar. 23, 2009 - According to a new report funded by NASA and issued by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an intense solar storm could spew plasma balls toward the Earth that would cause the destruction of our power grid and destroy our modern way of life.
Increased DC current in the grid could cause its transformers to rapidly heat up and melt.
- The incursion of the plasma into our atmosphere causes rapid changes in the configuration of Earth's magnetic field which, in turn, induce currents in the long wires of the power grids. The grids were not built to handle this sort of direct current electricity.
- Source: New Scientist
Close Encounter: Earth-Asteroid Near Miss
Mar. 4, 2009 - An asteroid (2009 DD45) the size of a 10-story building surprised astronomers by passing the earth at just under 45,000 miles above the surface of the planet.
- It is similar in size to a rock that exploded above Siberia in 1908, flattening 80 million trees across an 800 square mile area. The impact had the force of a thousand atomic bombs, astronomers say.
- Source: Sky.com
Fireball in Texas sky was probably space debris ... well, maybe
Feb. 16, 2009 - A fireball streaked across the Texas sky on Sunday accompanied by a sonic boom. The FAA said it was probably space junk from the collision of two satellites last week but the U.S. Strategic Command said there was no connection.
- "There is no correlation between the debris from that collision and those reports of re-entry," said Maj. Regina Winchester, with STRATCOM.
- Source: Star-Telegram
- Astronomer: Texas Fireball Was Meteor - Fox
U.S. and Russian satellites collide sending a cloud of hazardous debris hurtling around Earth at 25,000 mph
Feb. 12, 2009 - A US Iridium communications satellite collided with a Russian Cosmos 2251 satellite around 485 miles above Siberia - and directly above the International Space Station. The debris is travelling through space at 25,000mph, but does not threaten the Space Station.
Space junk is a growing problem, and a threat to launching space shuttles. Scientists are tracking 13,000 pieces of debris which are tennis ball-sized or bigger, in orbit around the Earth. About 6000 satellites have been launched since 1957. Half of them are no longer operational.
- 'We believe it's the first time that two satellites have collided in orbit,' American military spokesman said.
- Source: Daily Mail - UK
- Interesting recent coincidence:Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic - Prophecy Central - "Wars and Rumors of Wars"
NASA: 2012 'space Katrina' may cripple U.S. for months
Jan. 10, 2009 - A new study by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, warns that the Sun will reach the peak of its current 11-year cycle of solar storms in 2012.
The report says that if the upcoming solar storms flare to the level of the May 1921 "superstorm" or the so-called Carrington event of 1859, the U.S. may not be prepared to handle the damage to satellites, power grids, and new technologies.
- And if one of the sun's periodic, catastrophic storms hits Earth the way Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. coastline, the report estimates that damages from the "space weather Katrina" could top $1 or $2 trillion.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- The Weather Channel
- Extreme Weather - Wikipedia
- Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
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