A bit of history of NASA’s Deep Space Network 51 (a Space Tracking and Data Acquisition Network) at Hartebeesthoek, South Africa 1961
The Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), located near Johannesburg, was originally a tracking station for NASA’s interplanetary probes. Its main involvement was tracking and imaging in support of lunar missions.
The very first image of a planet other than Earth (taken of Mars by Mariner 4 in 1965) was received in South Africa at Hartebeesthoek.
NASA's Planet-Hunting Probe Joins the Search for Intelligent Aliens
NASA Scientists have joined forces with the Breakthrough Listen project in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
NASA brings to the table their newest planet hunting probe TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) as well as the powerful James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to launch in 2021, which should be able to probe the atmospheres of multiple TESS-discovered planets for biosignature gases.
Breakthrough Listen will be looking for "technosignatures" (indicators of advanced alien civilizations) scanning promising worlds with a range of instruments, including South Africa’s very own MeerKat radio array.
Free E-book: our ancestors from the stars.
South African contactee June Rye wrote a book about Our Ancestors from the Stars.
She graciously made a copy available to the readers of the Exopollitics South Africa website.
You can download or read it here.
4,000 Exoplanets…and counting.
With the first exoplanet only recorded in 1992, the last decade has seen an exponential increase in the discovery of exoplanets. With, amongst other things, dedicated space missions and specially designed telescopes, the possibility of finding a planet that harbours life is increasing rapidly.
NASA has now shared an incredible video showing when and where in the night sky all the known exoplanets have been discovered:
The Search for Habitable Alien Worlds in Earth's Backyard Heats Up
In the search for habitable exoplanets, considerable attention is being focussed on our neighbouring star system, Alpha Centauri. A new planet-hunting instrument called NEAR (Near Earths in the Alpha Cen Region) has been installed on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile, in the hope of finding a large habitable planet orbiting Alpha Cen A or B.
"NEAR is the first and (currently) only project that could directly image a habitable exoplanet," Breakthrough Watch lead scientist Olivier Guyon said in a statement. "It marks an important milestone."
Richard Dolan Analyzes the Admiral Wilson Notes
UFO LEAK OF THE CENTURY. Richard Dolan Analyzes the Admiral Wilson Notes.
Clouds for some Earth-sized TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets
In summary, the author of the article linked below writes:
TRAPPIST-1 is one of the most intriguing exoplanetary systems known.
Scientists are getting closer to finding out what conditions are like on the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets.
A new study suggests that at least some of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets likely have hazy or cloudy atmospheres, and at least one may have a clear hydrogen atmosphere.
Finding out what kind of atmospheres these worlds have, can help scientists understand whether any of them could possibly support life [as we know it].
The 2019 Spring Semester starts on 14 January
The Spring Semester of courses starts on 14 January at the Exopolitics Institute.
3 courses are on offer:
- Exo-101: Introduction to Exopolitics,
- Exo-106: Developing the Road to Disclosure- Quantum Cosmology,
- Exo-108: The Role of Hollywood and the Media in the Disclosure Process
The UFO situation in Germany
Presentation by Robert Fleischer in Holmfirth, September 2018.
New research confirms Trappist-1 has seven earthlike planets
Trappist-1 has seven planets in the habitable zone, and all seven are rocky and have water.
Trappist-1 is only 40 light years away.
More at: https://www.space.com/41714-water-rich-exoplanets-trappist-1-system.html
Richard Dolan on Fakers
Richard Dolan on the phenomenon of 'Fakers' in the field of Ufology (24 August 2018):
New evidence supports existence of planet nine
https://www.space.com/38431-new-evidence-planet-nine-existence.htmlpublished an article on Space.com, "Planet Nine Could Be Our Solar System's Missing 'Super Earth',"
The hypothetical planet is believed to be about 10 times more massive than Earth and located in the dark, outer reaches of the solar system, approximately 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune is. While the mysterious world still has yet to be found, astronomers have discovered a number of strange features of our solar system that are best explained by the presence of a ninth planet, according to the NASA statement.
More at the link above.
Book Review of Stan Ho’s "Another Reality"
This autobiographical book, written by Stan Ho, is dedicated to Stan’s experiences with UFO’s (Unidentified Flying Objects) and ET’s (Extra Terrestrials, or Aliens) all based on real life, truth, and fact. It covers topics such as encounters of various kinds, lucid dreaming, remote viewing, orbs, and consciousness.
The book has several forewords, where one can get a base knowledge of understanding of exopolitical matters. This field is heavily based on testimonies, historical records, and intense research. Through these methods, we’re able to discern fake news, conspiracy theories that have no base of facts, and collaboration with others who are on the front lines of working with the people who matter in this field. It was good to see so many forewords from the people who have really made a difference.
When we deal with subjects that are not widely known about, or are shrouded in uncertainty, mystery, and controversy, we must first attempt to educate our readers so we can help guide them into these realms. Stan has done a good job in laying down this base of information which makes it much easier to understand and digest the subject matter.
The alleged new MJ-12 document is fake
There is a new document going around, that allegedly is a newly leaked MJ-12 document.
Unfortunately, this document is a fake, that is filled with errors and falsehoods. The US,e.g. doesn't use an 'Ultra' or 'Ultra Top Secret' classification. (The UK did decades ago, and some Latin American countries still have an 'Ultra Secreto'; but the US don't). The branch of the DIA that deals with counterintelligence is not called the 'Office of counterintelligence.' The document is filled with factual errors that a real report wouldn't have: Kirtland AFB, e.g., is in Albuquerque NM, not in Texas. Flat Rock, Nevada only exists in science fiction novels, etc.
Here are the conclusions of some researchers:
Kevin Randle: "I see that there really is nothing new here. The information about Roswell is wrong, the name of the base is wrong, the chain of command is wrong, and even the higher headquarters at Fort Worth is wrong (it wasn’t the 5th Air Force, but the 8th). The Aztec material is derivative of Steinman’s book, the MJ-12 information is taken from there (or maybe from any of Stan Friedman’s many writings on it), and there is nothing that is suggestive of advanced scholarship. The writing does not sound as if it came from a government source, and without names, without government agencies, without any way to check things out, this just doesn’t seem to be authentic. (... ) it it is now clear that this does nothing to further our knowledge and just confuses an already confused issue."
Nick Pope, who investigated the UFO phenomena for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) until 2009, described them as "fake with a capital F" (...) "These documents are completely and utterly bogus. The language and the wider feel of these UFO documents is just plain wrong. It's as if someone was playing buzzword bingo with all the words and phrases that excite UFO believers, and throwing in some New Age philosophy for good measure."
UFO publisher Philip Mantle claimed it was irrefutable they were fake, as they referred to a fictitious location in Nevada. He posted on Facebook: "The final nail in the coffin is. . . according to these documents, the SECRET MJ-12 HQ is under Flat Rock, Nevada, a fictional town invented for Michael Crichton's "Andromeda Strain" novel!"
Isaac Koi (a pseudonym) called this new "MJ12" document "A (poor) joke, rather than a hoax intended to actually fool anyone? Some of the names in this silly document appear to be taken from famous science fiction novels. "Digger Command" is a fictional entity in Vernor Vinge's novels. The location of "Flat Rock, Nevada" mentioned in the document is the _fictional_ setting of the lab in Michael Crichton's novel "The Andromeda Strain". (That fictional location has subsequently been borrowed for at least a couple of other science fiction novels). (...) I can't be bothered checking the entirety of the document for more."
[Quotes from Nick Pope and Philip Mantle are from www.express.co.uk/news/weird/818311/Roswell-UFO-aliens-proof-DIA-leak-fact-or-fiction].
Server move April 2017
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Scientists just discovered an Alien Planet that’s the best candidate for Life as we know it
Scientists have located an exoplanet that's the best candidate for life as we know it. They believe it may prove to be an even more important target for the future characterization of planets in the habitable zone than Proxima b or TRAPPIST-1.
“We could hardly hope for a better target to perform one of the biggest quests in science — searching for evidence of life beyond Earth.”
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