Pioneer 10, which travels more than one million kilometres per day
The spacecraft, which is currently 11 billion kilometers away from earth, now only travels at 25 centimetres every day, going backwards
It seems that something has just stopped Pioneer 10 dead in it tracks.
Or, maybe YHWH is saying "you can see but cannot touch". In other words, you can look at the universe, but cannot journey into it as it is possibly 'sacred' territry.
Or it could be another bizarre rumour.
Through trying to research and find some news article to confirm this, I have not been able to. Not one article or blog concerning. Although talking to some locals and listening to the local talk radio station, Something went on. Recently on the radio talk show, there was another happening in the same area that was confirmed by several callers.There is an as yet unconfirmed reporting in Northeast Ohio of UFO lights being spotted over a small rural township. Immediately following an airport some 45 minutes Southwest of that town was shut down apparently due to the unidentified craft being in the flight paths of the airport. The military was said to have been deployed in the surrounding area as well as the FAA investigating the occurrence.
Since this has yet to be reported anywhere and is still simply a matter of eye witnesses and hearsay, we will try to confirm anything further we know about it in the coming days. Military deployment is no joke, i'm sure we all know... and as some of the members here are in the immediate area that this took place, perhaps we can learn more soon.
Earth must prepare for close encounter with aliens, say scientists
UN should co-ordinate plans for dealing with extraterrestrials – and we can't guarantee that aliens will be friendly
World governments should prepare a co-ordinated action plan in case Earth is contacted by aliens, according to scientists.
Scientists argue that a branch of the UN must be given responsibility for "supra-Earth affairs" and formulate a plan for how to deal with extraterrestrials, should they appear.
The comments are part of an extraterrestrial-themed edition of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A published today. In it, scientists examine all aspects of the search for extraterrestrial life, from astronomy and biology to the political and religious fallout that would result from alien contact.
"Will a suitable process based on expert advice from proper and responsible scientists arise at all, or will interests of power and opportunism more probably set the scene?" asked Professor John Zarnecki of the Open University and Dr Martin Dominik of the University of St Andrews in the introductory paper. "A lack of co-ordination can be avoided by creating an overarching framework in a truly global effort governed by an international politically legitimated body." The pair argue that the UN has a ready-made mechanism for such a forum in its Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (Copuos).
Member states of Copuos should put "supra-Earth affairs" on their agenda, say the scientists, and establish structures similar to those proposed for dealing with threats from near-Earth objects, such as asteroids, that might be on a collision course with our planet.
According to Simon Conway Morris, a professor of evolutionary palaeobiology at Cambridge University, anyone planning for alien contact should prepare for the worst.
Evolution on alien worlds, he said, is likely to be Darwinian in nature. Morris argues that life anywhere else in the universe will therefore probably have important similarities with life on Earth – especially if it comes from Earth-like worlds that have similar biological molecules to ours. That means ET might resemble us, warts and all, with our tendencies towards violence and exploitation.
"Why should we 'prepare for the worst'? First, if intelligent aliens exist, they will look just like us, and given our far from glorious history, this should give us pause for thought," wrote Morris in the journal's special issue.
Ted Peters, a professor of systematic theology at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in California, considered what might happen to the world's religions in the event of ET making contact. Conventional wisdom suggests that terrestrial religion would collapse if the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) were confirmed, he wrote.
"Because our religious traditions formulated their key beliefs within an ancient world view now out of date, would shocking new knowledge dislodge our pre-modern dogmas? Are religious believers Earth-centric, so that contact with ET would de-centre and marginalise our sense of self-importance? Do our traditional religions rank us human beings on top of life's hierarchy, so if we meet ETI who are smarter than us will we lose our superior rank? If we are created in God's image, as the biblical traditions teach, will we have to share that divine image with our new neighbours?"
His conclusion, however, is that faith in Earth's major religions would survive intact. "Theologians will not find themselves out of a job. In fact, theologians might relish the new challenges to reformulate classical religious commitments in light of the new and wider vision of God's creation."
"Traditional theologians must then become astrotheologians ... What I forecast is this: contact with extraterrestrial intelligence will expand the existing religious vision that all of creation – including the 13.7bn-year history of the universe replete with all of God's creatures – is the gift of a loving and gracious God," he speculated.