Former space science museum curator and former NASA consultant, Richard C. Hoagland, shared his analysis on the latest space news including how we have entered a "Second Age of Space" with the burgeoning private space industry. He also presented intriguing conclusions about comet 67-P, which is being tracked by the Rosetta Mission, as well as findings related to Pluto, and Mars. He is particularly impressed by the pioneering work of Elon Musk, who is attempting to land a rocket that was launched from Cape Canaveral back down to Earth on a floating platform. By 2016, Hoagland believes we'll be hearing stunning announcements by NASA and other space agencies "that will completely transform" the backdrop for the US presidential election.
Commenting on a set of photos he sent in, the Mars orbiter image shows a circular formation with a set of three half-mile-long lines that he believes could have been an ancient cable system for a tramline that was possibly installed by a later civilization to view even more ancient ruins from an earlier civilization. Regarding castle-like structures on Comet 67P, he argued that they're organized geometry showing unmistakable signs of artificial architecture.
He suggested that Comet 67P is actually not a comet, but an ancient derelict space station or craft, and that a mysterious signal picked up coming from the object is a side effect of a Torsion beacon that reacted to the Rosetta spacecraft when it got within a certain proximity. Hoagland, who is penning a chapter, for a new book about Pluto (he contends the dwarf planet contains ancient ruins), also spoke about clean energy and the work of Charlie Lewis of High End Alternative Energy.
Superstorm Sandy & Meteorology
First hour guest, environmental writer and college professor Kathryn Miles talked about Superstorm Sandy, weather forecasting technology, and meteorology issues. Sandy, the largest hurricane on record, was hard to forecast because its collision with a Nor'easter was unprecedented. The storm revealed serious shortcomings in emergency management plans, and a lot of the devastation would have been avoidable if different decisions were made, she remarked. Miles also pointed out that the US is experiencing a meteorological infrastructure crisis-- it relies on data gleaned from other countries, and its weather satellites are past their prime.