Thursday, December 18, 2014

Curiosity samples methane surges in Martian atmosphere

Gale Crater viewed from the south, with Curiosity's landing area highlighted. Methane appears to be coming from somewhere to the north.       
Sometimes disclosure goes at a glacial pace... sheesh... -AK
 
http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/12/curiosity-samples-methane-surges-in-martian-atmosphere/
Curiosity samples methane surges in Martian atmosphere
Point to a dynamic and local process—possibly biological—that's releasing the gas.

by John Timmer - Dec 17 2014, 6:26pm WET
NASA/JPL

On Earth, the majority of the methane that finds its way into the atmosphere is produced by microbes. Once in the atmosphere, the gas is broken down by a number of processes, so its continued presence there is a testimony to Earth's activity, both biological and geological.

Mars' atmosphere breaks down methane as well, but there are also low levels of methane in its atmosphere. Although this methane could come from sources that don't involve biological or geological activity, some Earth-based observations had suggested that Mars had localized sources that create plumes of methane in its atmosphere. Those are tougher to explain, but the observations have been difficult to replicate.

Now, the Curiosity rover has settled the issue, observing spikes in the atmosphere's methane concentration that seem to indicate a sporadic, local source.
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Various measurements of Mars' atmosphere have placed methane concentrations at roughly between five and 15 parts per billion. There are a number of potentially mundane sources for this methane, from the breakdown of organic chemicals delivered by small comets and asteroids to the reaction between some minerals and water. But those processes don't really explain the apparent observations of plumes of more concentrated methane in the atmosphere, which reach levels over three times the normal background before mixing into the atmosphere.

The observations of these large-scale plumes, however, have been hard to replicate. That isn't entirely a surprise—as they're necessarily transient events—but it has left some questioning whether they actually existed.

Curiosity was equipped with hardware to sample the atmosphere and measure the amount of methane present. In its initial scans, however, methane levels were exceedingly low, at below five parts per billion. Now, with multiple measurements at different sites in the crater, the researchers running the sampling equipment have concluded that the local background levels are about 0.7 parts per billion—well below previous measurements. But they also found that the levels were not constant.

Somewhere around sol 306 (a sol is a day on Mars), levels shot up to about five parts per billion. A Martian week later, they had dropped down to about two parts per billion—much closer to background levels. The next times measurements were made, on sol 466, methane levels were over five parts per billion again, and they stayed there or higher through to sol 526. By sol 573, the levels had returned to background levels, and they've stayed there through to the last measurements included in the new paper, on sol 684.

Methane should mix rapidly with the rest of the Martian atmosphere, so the sudden surges suggest that the source of this methane is both local and focused. Based on the wind direction, the most likely site for the methane source is to the north of the rover's location. There are no correlations between the presence of high levels of methane and any of the following: relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, temperature, or radiation levels.

The low levels of background methane are roughly in line with predictions of the amount of the gas that should be generated by a UV-driven breakdown of organic material delivered by impacts. Mars is expected to get enough material through this route to fuel a constant concentration of 2.2 parts per billion, although that's likely to be an upper limit. But impacts are unlikely to produce the sort of localized surges in concentration seen by Curiosity; the breakdown is too slow, and the amount of material required should have produced an obvious impact crater near the rover. (The authors estimate that the crater would be tens of meters wide.)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Seven Essene Mirrors




http://newconnexion.net/articles/index.cfm/2000/11/essene.html
The Seven Essene Mirrors
by James Gilliland

We live in an action/reaction world known as the Plane of Demonstration where consciousness creates reality. We manifest and magnetize people and events into our lives according to our consciousness.

The Seven Essene Mirrors is a way of understanding how this process works. We can use what seem to be negative experiences as stepping-stones to healing and empowerment. “When life rolls boulders, build stairs.”

FIRST MIRROR
reflects to us that which we are. It is something we ourselves are doing or where we ourselves have been in error or wounded.

SECOND MIRROR reflects to us that which we judge. It is something we have an emotional charge with, something we have either been wounded by in the past and have not forgiven. It is good to discern; however if we judge and condemn with an emotional charge, we will attract exactly what we judge into our lives.

THIRD MIRROR reflects back to us something we Lost, Gave Away, or had Taken Away. When we see something we love and desire in another, it is often something we have lost, given away or had stolen in our own lives. Every relationship is a relationship with self and often we try to reclaim what was lost, we gave away, or had taken away as a child. It could be joy, innocence, honesty and integrity, courage or love. All of which can be reclaimed within self.

FOURTH MIRROR reflects back to us our most forgotten love. This could be a way of life, a lost or unfinished relationship. Often it is a past life where a wrong conclusion from past experience was created. These will recreate themselves over and over until the right conclusion is registered in the soul as wisdom.

FIFTH MIRROR reflects back to us Father/Mother. It is often said we marry our father or mother. We also often become them acting out the same healthy and unhealthy patterns we learned as a child. Our fathers and mothers to us as children are Gods. It will often reflect the same relationship we have with others and the Father/Mother God principle.

SIXTH MIRROR
reflects back to us the Quest for Darkness or what is often referred to as the Dark Night of the Soul. This is when we meet our greatest challenges, our greatest fears and have been gathering the tools and understandings in life to confront them. God never gives one any more than they can handle and we have a choice in every experience to greet it as a powerful manifesting God/Goddess or a victim.

SEVENTH MIRROR reflects back to us our self-perception. Others will perceive and treat us according to how we perceive and treat ourselves. If we have a low self-esteem and do not acknowledge our wisdom and beauty, others will not acknowledge them. If we are angry, bitter and unloving to others, they in turn will often react in the same way towards us. If we change our perception of ourselves, we change the world. Maybe it is time to be kind, loving and compassionate to ourselves and others. Remember the saying, “The only reason anyone has power over you is you want something from them.” Whether it be love, joy, or a personal God connection, maybe that something can be found within…

James Gilliland is a teacher, healer, researcher and author.  He lives at the Sattva Sanctuary, home of the Self-Mastery Earth Institute, in Trout Lake, WA.  You may visit his website: http://www.cazekiel.org or contact him at PO Box 281 Hood River, OR 97031, (509) 395-2092

I wish I was the real Santa...

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It seems as if life, love and questions are bursting from me without effort. This is not a singular path, with a foreseeable destination. It feels like an explosion of experience.

I will confess to having not kept up with any current predictions or astrological forecasts; aware only that the winter solstice and equinox are fast approaching. It is now, that is what I can count on. And that is complete and enough.

I have had my share of loss, and today I am witnessing yet more. I do not know the reasons for it all... I speak and write about the necessity of self love and the ability to maintain a state of pure love in the midst of great pain. How is this done?

I recall a decade ago, facing a tragic, unexpected and unexplainable loss. I spent many many days wondering how the sun could rise? Did not it know that my world had ended? And yet, it rose anyway.

It rose again today. Someone very dear to me sent me this:
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I responded: “I wish I was the real Santa.”

I have no snappy sayings or helpful quotes today. Life goes on, choices are made and accidents happen. It isn't always pretty or fun or in our plans. Yet the sun comes up regardless. Perhaps the lesson is found there. The sun has been called the giver of life. This life, the one this body is living, is not a guarantee of anything permanent. It is merely an opportunity. It is upon us to take full advantage of it.

“if you really want to know what the body looks like, look up into the evening sky and see the stars, cells of cosmic energy scattered in the infinite vacuum of the dark night sky. If you really want to know what the body sounds like, listen to the waves and the wind for the energy they carry. If you really want to know what the body's energy feels like, be aware of a gentle breeze caressing your cheek and sense the information carried in the molecules breathed in and out by every person and thing that has ever lived.”
Paul Pearsall, “The Heart's code”

Listening to this today moved me to tears:
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It is the work of Stuart Mitchell, using the translations of geneticist Susumu Ohno. He transposed adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine (the four nucleotides on the strands of dna) to musical notes. Hearing it caused waves of excitement throughout my entire being. It was not just my ears that were engaged, it felt like my soul heard it too. Who we are is musical, rhythmic and beautiful.

We are one. Perhaps what we can count on is that we have never been alone and we never will be. Regardless of how many leave too early and seemingly against our wishes, there will always be love. In the decade since I lost my loved one, I have gone on to love still. That phone call carrying the news of great loss was not the death blow I had imagined it to be. It has changed everything, yes, yet it did not stop my heart from loving. If anything, it accelerated my awakening. Love is more than I had imagined.

If I was the real Santa I would give everyone enough love to hold them together; with just enough extra to spill out the top. Then, I’d catch what spilled out and give it again...

In the next several days, watch for an email (with a gift!) as I am starting an email list. If you don't receive something and would like to, sign up here. If you get one, and don't want to, you can unsubscribe with one click.

The first week of the new year starts “the hundredth monkey project”. There is one spot left for January, so if you are up for some “monkey business”, sign up here!

I wish you the most blessed of holidays...

You are the One you've been waiting for.

~Sophia

Suzzane Lie PhD: Our United Vision -- Comments From Readers





http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/our-united-vision-comments-for-readers.html

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Our United Vision -- Comments From Readers

OUR VISION OF NEW EARTH 


The wonderful comments to my last post of 12-16-14 deserve to be posted on the front page. These comments are in response to request of:

I would love if YOU would write in the comments the reality that you wish to perceive. The more people that collectively choose to perceive a given reality--the greater chance there is that WE can create that reality. In other words, we create the reality we wish to perceive by stating that it IS the reality that we wish to perceive.

COMMENTS FROM READERS

In One of my dreams/visions last night the rocks/mountains were alive, conscious, vibrating energy and I was interacting with it/them! The reality that I have been in-vision-ing is One where All realize/experience that All are connected, where we realize we are One, One with each other, One with Gaia, One with source/God.

As the vibration/frequency of the All rises All are healthy, All are abundant, All Love and are Loved. We (humans and animals) only desire to eat/consume at first plants then light. We re-unite with our galactic families. We experience ourselves and each other as the beings of LOVE and LIGHT that WE truly ARE. Spirit In Matter! God Made Manifest! Heaven On Earth!
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A Wonderful World It Will Be!
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I choose to believe and understand that I am a being of light and love forever connected and a part of Source in unconditional love. We are all divine beings who are awakening, at whatever pace, and breaking through to our higher selves and perception. We are anchoring in an era of abundance, love, and peace. On earth as it is in heaven! <3 font="">
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om nama om
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Home at last
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I Am choosing to perceive life without dis-ease. A life of health, strength and vitality. I believe I can heal. I am healing. By aligning and tuning in to higher consciousness.
Love Also this is the first place I've ever shared that Belief and Intent
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Revealed: The vast reservoir hidden beneath the Earth's crust that holds as much water as ALL of the oceans





A bit of back handed disclosure? -AK

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2579584/The-vast-reservoir-hidden-Earths-crust-holds-water-ALL-oceans.html

Revealed: The vast reservoir hidden beneath the Earth's crust that holds as much water as ALL of the oceans

Believed to be 400-600 kilometres (250-375 miles) beneath our feet 1.5 percent of the rock analysed comprises molecules of water. First time researchers have ever found ringwoodite, a mineral in the
Earth's mantle - after discovering it in a $20 diamond Researchers say discover could have a 'profound' effect on our understanding on Earth.


By MARK PRIGG

PUBLISHED: 22:36 GMT, 12 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:21 GMT, 13 March 2014

Scientists have discovered a vast reservoir of water under the Earth's mantle they say could be larger
than all the ocean's combined.

Canadian researchers say analysis of a rare mineral points to the huge store of water deep in Earth's
mantle, 400-600 kilometres (250-375 miles) beneath our feet.

It echoes the hundred and fifty year old novel, 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth', in which French
science-fiction forerunner Jules Verne pictured a vast sea that lay deep under our planet's surface.

The evidence comes from a water-loving mineral called ringwoodite that came from the so-called
transition zone sandwiched between the upper and lower layers of Earth's mantle, they said in
the journal Nature.

Analysis shows that 1.5% of the rock comprises molecules of water. The find backs once-contested theories that the transition zone, or at least significant parts of it, is water-rich, the investigators said.
'This sample really provides extremely strong confirmation that there are local wet spots deep
in the Earth in this area,' said Graham Pearson of Canada's University of Alberta, who led the research.

'That particular zone in the Earth, the transition zone, might have as much water as all the world's oceans put together.'

Ringwoodite is named after Australian geologist Ted Ringwood, who theorised that a special mineral
was bound to be created in the transition zone because of the ultra-high pressures and temperatures
there.

A piece of this mineral has been a long-sought goal.

Where it is: Researchers say the ringwoodite reveals the Earth's transition zone could be a vast reservoir of water

SATIRE: Cheney Calls for International Ban
on Torture Reports




http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/cheney-calls-international-ban-torture-reports

NOTE: THIS IS SATIRE - NOT AN ACTUAL STATEMENT!  -AK

Borowitz Report December 9, 2014
Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports
By Andy Borowitz


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Former Vice-President Dick Cheney on Tuesday called upon the nations of the world to “once and for all ban the despicable and heinous practice of publishing torture reports.”


“Like many Americans, I was shocked and disgusted by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s publication of a torture report today,” Cheney said in a prepared statement. “The transparency and honesty found in this report represent a gross violation of our nation’s values.”

“The publication of torture reports is a crime against all of us,” he added. “Not just those of us who have tortured in the past, but every one of us who might want to torture in the future.”

Saying that the Senate’s “horrifying publication” had inspired him to act, he vowed, “As long as I have air to breathe, I will do everything in my power to wipe out the scourge of torture reports from the face of the Earth.”

Cheney concluded his statement by calling for an international conference on the issue of torture reports. “I ask all the great nations of the world to stand up, expose the horrible practice of publishing torture reports, and say, ‘This is not who we are,’ ” Cheney said.

The Victory to the Light Radio Show
Robert Potter Interviews American Kabuki


The Victory to the Light Radio Show 
Robert Potter Interviews American Kabuki

Robert Potter interviews guest American Kabuki on the The Victory of the Light Radio Show on the Pyramid One Radio Network.

Robert Potter asks probing questions about American Kabuki's investigative journey into the arcane world of international trade and finance banking, how he came to meet Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf, what she and the other trustees of the One People's Public Trust accomplished and the current status of the banking systems.  The show was recorded November 18, 2014.

Tune in at 7PM EST Thursday December 18, 2014 at http://pyramidone.wix.com/pyramid-one-network-    The show will air on "PLAYER 1".

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The Pyramid One Radio Network airs out Charleston, South Carolina and Australia and has substantial audiences in both countries.