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Space Aliens Traveling In Phoenix Skies?

During Stephen Hawking’s lecture at the George Washington University yesterday, where he included remarks concerning space aliens, this was occurirng in Phoenix. Hmm….

Mystery lights reported over Phoenix

April 22nd, 2008 @ 5:44am

by KTAR Newsroom

People are looking for an explanation for mysterious red lights that appeared in the north Phoenix sky Monday night, reminiscent of a similar event 11 years ago. Dozens of listeners called News/Talk 92-3 KTAR just after 8 p.m. reporting they were watching the four mystery lights. “From my position, it looked like they were just hanging, not moving at all,” said one man, who called 92-3’s “Gaydos After Dark.” He said he “absolutely” saw something. A woman caller said, “It looked like four red tower lights, but it was pretty high up in the air. I called my husband and he said, `Get home, what’s wrong with you?'” Those who saw them said the lights were visible about 13 minutes before moving off to the east. Deer Valley Airport, which was the closest air field to the lights, had no explanation for them. Neither did Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or Luke Air Force Base, which said it had no jets flying at the time. On March 13, 1997, thousands of people reported seeing a v-shaped formation of lights over north Phoenix. They lasted about three hours. Some described them as forming a carpenter’s square. Among those who saw the lights in 1997 was former Gov. Fife Symington, who initially played down the episode. However, he said last year that he believes the lights came from “crafts of unknown origin” and, “It remains a great mystery.”

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Stephen Hawking Speaks in Honor of Nasa’s 50th Anniversary

In his lecture yesterday, in which he spoke to the probability of life in other worlds, famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking held forth on extra-terresstrial life, saying, “Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare.” Then in a light and (perhaps) joking moment, he added, “Some would say it has yet to occur on earth.”

I greatly admire Stephen Hawking and have written of him often. He is a brilliant 66 year old British cosmologist who suffers from ASL and who speaks through a mechanical device. Hawking’s comments on Monday were part of a lecture at George Washington University.

So should you worry about aliens? he continued. He concluded that alien abduction claims come from “weirdos” and are unlikely. He is a strong proponent of the colonization of the moon, and of other planet exploration, especially that of Mars.

Again, I honor Stephen Hawking, who despite incredible physical limitations, continues to make great scientific contributions to our world. By honoring Mr. Hawking, my intent is also to honor all those, who despite considerable limitations, live productive lives and contribute to the wellness of our society.

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Paper Airplane To Be Launched From Space Station


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Impossible: My SUV Can Affect This Violent Universe

 AP/NRAO, Bill Saxton

An artist’s impression of Smith’s Cloud as it approaches our own Milky Way Galaxy, which it will hit in approximately 40 million years. Credit to AP

WASHINGTON — The deeper astronomers gaze into the cosmos, the more they find it’s a bizarre and violent universe.

The research findings from this week’s annual meeting of U.S. astronomers range from blue orphaned baby stars to menacing “rogue” black holes that roam our galaxy, devouring any planets unlucky enough to be within their limited reach.

“It’s an odd universe we live in,” said Vanderbilt University astronomer Kelly Holley-Bockelmann.

This is the glory of the universe,” added J. Craig Wheeler, president of the astronomy association. “What is odd and what is normal is changing.”

More here.

How is it possible to think my driving an SUV, or you flying a plane, could affect in any perceptible way the global tension within our universe?…and how in the world (or out of the world) did this become a political issue? Beats me!

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Young star HD 61005, dubbed ‘The Moth,’ whose shape is produced by starlight scattering off dust.

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Three Stories That Grabbed Me Today

SLASHED, BUT SAFE. ENDEAVOR IS DOWN.

I never cease to be amazed at space travel. This is a picture of the conclusion of a 5,000,000 mile 10 day trip. Blasted into space, Endeavor docked with the International Space Station, accomplished tasks there, then returned with precision, landing exactly at the second that was planned.

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BLUE-EYED PEOPLE ARE SMARTER THAN BROWN-EYED

Hey! I don’t have blue eyes…but neither do I exactly have brown eyes. I have tan eyes. Wonder where that puts me?…with the browns, I expect. Tell me now–and no cheating–what color are your eyes?

Apparently more than one study by U.S. scientists finds that people with blue eyes just do some things better than those with brown eyes.

But the reverse is true also, said a researcher who authored a paper that looked at three different studies on the subject of eye color and ability.

Read the whole News.com.au story here

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A VIRUS MADE ME DO IT

Love this one! I’m envisioning a little injection that will cure the virus I have picked up along the way that makes me love to eat. Yeah, really!

WASHINGTON — In the buffet of reasons for why Americans are getting fatter, researchers are piling more evidence on the plate for one still-controversial cause: a virus.

New research announced Monday found that when human stem cells — the blank slate of the cell world — were exposed to a common virus they turned into fat cells. They didn’t just change, they stored fat, too.

While this may be a guilt-free explanation for putting on pounds, it doesn’t explain all or even most of America’s growing obesity problem. But it adds to other recent evidence that blames expanding waistlines on more than just super-sized appetites and underused muscles.

Read all about it here.

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Sixtieth Anniversary of Space Alien Visit

Roswell, New Mexico today celebrates the 60th anniversary of what many believe was the visit of outerspace aliens to their city.

On July 3, 1947, rancher W.W. “Mac” Brazel came across the wreckage of a crashed craft on one of his sheep pastures. He showed the strange debris to some neighbors, then alerted the sheriff in Roswell. Over the next few days, the U.S. Army Air Force cleared away the wreckage, and on July 8 issued a press release identifying it as a crashed flying saucer. The next day, the government said it had been mistaken; it was actually a crashed weather balloon.

From ABQjournal.com

At this point, I admit my skepticism concerning aliens from outer space, while at the same time, admitting what may be valid documentation of such, and rationally knowing there could be other universes beside ours. I’ve even heard ministers set out the theory that there may be many worlds; ours the only fallen one, thus the only world needing a Saviour.

A good question for you to ponder this Independence Day. Tell me your thoughts, now. Do you believe in aliens–per chance ever seen one, or evidence, of such critters? Do you believe these sightings to be merely unexplained, but natural, phenomenon? Is it all hoax?

Why?

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