Earthfiles investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed the unexplained lights coming from Ceres, new data about Saturn's moon Enceladus, and explanations for the mysterious rumbling booms and metallic sounds and their possible connection to changes in the Earth's core.
The DAWN spacecraft approaching the dwarf planet Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter returned images that showed two bright "lights" shining from a dark crater. Not far from this crater was another large crater that is curiously a 6-sided hexagon. Linda spoke with Marc Rayman, Ph.D., Dawn Mission Director and Chief Engineer, NASA/JPL, who expressed excitement that the spacecraft had reached its target after 7½ years of interplanetary flight. Because of the direction DAWN is currently flying over Ceres, we won't get more pictures of the "lights" until early May, though he surmises they aren't indicative of technological signs or extraterrestrial life. More here.
New data has emerged from the University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) about Enceladus, one of Saturn's 31 moons. The NASA Cassini spacecraft has photographed Enceladus, and it's estimated to have a 1-mile-deep ocean with a water volume equal to the American Great Lakes. The intriguing new data is that underwater vents are spewing silica, and scientists calculate that the water at the bottom of the moon's ocean must be at least 194 degrees Fahrenheit. Dr. Sascha Kempf with LASP confirmed that Enceladus is one of the best candidates for finding life in the solar system, but he suggested we need better instruments for conducting further tests. View the full interview.
Since 2011, mysterious rumbling booms and sounds continue to baffle various communities in the US, Canada and spots around the world. The phenomenon has provoked the owner of a fossil fuel research and recovery corporation in the Southeastern US to come forward with his information about the Earth's core and interactions from the core to the mantle that could finally be an explanation of some of the boom phenomenon. Speaking with Linda under the name of "James Smith," he confirmed an earlier whistleblower's conclusions that the booms were connected to changes in the Earth's core. Smith's analysis reinforces current geophysical investigations of the Earth's magnetic fields and the potential for a magnetic pole flip as early as the end of the 21st Century. More here.
First hour guest, documentary filmmaker James Fox shared an update on UFOs. He is continuing to work on his upcoming documentary/feature 701 with Tracey Torme, which explores the origins of the UFO phenomenon and the government suppression of evidence. 701 refers to the number of UFO cases that remained unexplained as part of the US Air Force's Project Blue Book. Fox has recently been studying materials at the National Archives regarding the 1964 Socorro, NM UFO case in which police officer Lonnie Zamora approached a shiny egg-shaped object with occupants, after it landed. Fox will screen his documentary I Know What I Saw and participate in a panel at the Sonoma International Film Festival this weekend. More info: ufosRreal.com