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The Orbit Sleuth

Where the Rap Becomes Visible

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CyberSpace ORBIT
Kent Steadman, Editor

Everybody hears voices in their heads, well don't they? Confess-up! I mean the chatter, it happens to all, whether balancing the checkbook, looking for lost car keys, at the store ruminating on brand-X, brand-Z?

Sometimes big Voices come booming, from deep reflection, meditation, "HEY YOU, this is the everywhere spirit, the Logos, the big Grandpappy, AHA!"

Others report seeing patterns of light, pictures in the mind's-eye, the imagination! iMAGe
The Greek root MAG=TO SEE.

I wonder if planets hear voices, see bursts of light, that is signals received by stellar bodies, suns, whole galaxies?

In his book, Earth Under Fire LaViolette postulates that indeed mighty signals from deep spaces come booming our way, kicking up the dust so to speak, quote:

"This book is a well-reasoned and persuasive variation on the currently popular theme of Earth catastrophes caused by comet and meteorite impacts. LaViolette proposes that the Earth is also subjected, at intervals of thousands of years, to the effects of chilling clouds of cosmic dust and sudden surges of devastating heat from the Sun, caused by recurring tremendous explosions in the center of our galaxy. . . This is a book that both fascinates and frightens."

Look at these images:

1. Chilling clouds of cosmic dust
(make sure your media player is the latest)

2. Tremendous explosions in the center of our galaxy article:

Check out this article and simulations: "A colorful new computer animation--created by Gary P. Zank of the Bartol Research Institute at the University of Delaware--shows how even a small cosmic cloud could suddenly burst the "breathing bubble" that protects life on our planet."

In late 1998-early 1999 scientists were awed by what the deemed, the "Genesis Signal," awesome bursts of gamma radiation from distant magnetars, a lot of energy, so much that if calculated through the Einstein energy-matter equation E=MC-squared, the gamma burst would account for the mass of much of the galaxy, perhaps beyond, a big chunk of the known universe! See:

1.Cosmic Gamma Ray Bursts

"Every day powerful explosions illuminate the sky. They come from random directions. We don't know what causes them and you can't see them with the naked eye. They're called "gamma-ray bursts" http://www.batse.com/


The biggest explosion since the Big Bang?: the latest clue in solving the gamma-ray burst mystery (May 6, 1998). "May 6, 1998: After nearly 30 years of intense debate and scientific inquiry, scientists finally know the answer to the question "Where are the Gamma-Ray Bursts?", and can now move on to answer the question "What causes them?" Recent discoveries in this field by a collection of international astronomers, including the announcement today of a high-redshift burst, have demonstrated that these bursts are from the most remote parts of the universe."

During the solar storms produced from one of the dark-wraith coronal holes that swing around on Sol, Charlie Plyler noticed a weird configuration on his ELFRAD monitors:

EMAIL, 2/23/00 11:28:39 AM Pacific Standard Time
"Uploaded latest information on the ongoing Solar storm and the unusual pulse activity. A very unusual anomaly has been detected and recorded which indicates a signal being transmitted, causing a current strong enough, to cause unusual surges and pulses to travel through the earth. This signal is co-incidental to the high solar activity presently bombarding the earth with protons, electrons, x-rays, and high intensity magnetic fields."

You can see this signal, the ELFRAD data as well as further theory, at: http://www.elfrad.org/elfrad/solarstorm.htm

Here's another tidbit and a wild, probably too wild, a whisper. Did you ever see Arthur C. Clarke's "2010'? Remember the flic where Jupiter becomes a sun?

Check this out:
Galileo mission may end in a blaze of glory
"February 21, 2000: PASADENA, California (AP) -- NASA is considering a spectacular finish for Galileo's mission to Jupiter: A suicide plunge into the gaseous planet or one of its moons."

Guess what? Remember Cassini, plutonium-powered, well so is Galileo: GALILEO: TO LAUNCH OR NOT TO LAUNCH?
by Carl Sagan
"Galileo also will be powered by radioactive plutonium. There is no alternative. To power Galileo by solar panels, the spacecraft would have to be as big as a house; to power it by batteries would add so much weight that the mission would never fly -- at least on any U.S. launch vehicle in existence or now under development. But plutonium can be deadly, and the Galileo RTG's have now begun to alarm many people."

Could such a dinky lil' spacecraft with 22 lbs of plutonium in its bay ignite Jupiter? Nawww, couldn't happen, although some warn:


"Let's examine the first clue in this rather fantastical proposition. NASA, along with many federally hog tied scientists and astronomers, have just recently concluded and announced that Jupiter is not really a planet at all. They are saying that it is actually an unignited star."

"By that statement, are they inferring that "someday" this virgin star will ignite? And if so, how will this happen? And if it does happen "someday", will you and I hear the "official explanation" as to how this occurred? You bet we will. However, the official story may not be the truth." more....

Here's a couple of mysterious messages that ORBIT get's now and then in email, makes ye old Editor spend nights staring at the ceiling.

EMAIL, 2/25/00 2:13:53 AM Pacific Standard Time "The critical mass for U 235 is 50kg, for Pu 239 it is 16kg. However Cassini (33kg) and Galileo (16kg?, don't know) do have Pu 238 on board which has no critical mass. However, you can produce "critical" U from normal with neutron radiation. Maybe, you can also get "critical" Pu 239 from Pu 238 by radiating it? With Pu 239 there would be enough mass as it only needs 16kg! What radiation do we have around Jupiter? I hope not neutrons!"

MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE (some months back, forgot to record the date, oh drat) "You may not realize how right you are. However, brace yourself, the changes are only just beginning. Do not fear however, the "EXPERIMENT" as you call it is not over, it will continue. The only thing remaining to be seen is the way in which you humans handle the coming times. Look to Mars, and the red storm of Jupiter as well. You will be amazed at what you discover."

Granted it's hard to figure a great Grandpappy ol' planet like mighty Jupiter could be ignited by tech from human gnats in white lab coats, probably won't happen, so whew, let em bonk that dinky spacecraft into Jupiter, or Europa, what the heck, it's for science, eh

But...but...dear-dear, another spooky email:

"The agency in question disclosed certain controversial statements made by Russian astrophysicist Boris Rodionov to Moscow's Komsomolskaya Pravda, in which he claimed to have proof of the existence of "a highly developed extraterrestrial civilization on one of the satellites of the planet Jupiter."

A quick sleuth turned up this:
UFOs, Astrophysicists and the MIR Space Station

Well back to the the sleepless nights, the voices, the patterns in the ceiling, but for good measure, maybe I'll take one more gander at this:


Kent Steadman ORBIT