On April 11th, a large solar flare erupted-- not as big as an X-class flare, but the most powerful so far of 2013. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event in detail (pictured). More at Space.com.
Captain Randy Cramer claims to be an officer who has been given authorization to address the public on behalf of a covert "special section" of the United States Marine Corps. He joined guest host Jimmy Church (email) to discuss his 17-year tour of duty off-world on Mars, and his years serving aboard a secret space fleet.