The largest cluster of galaxies seen yet in the early universe, a giant that astronomers have dubbed “El Gordo,” could one day reveal secrets about the invisible dark matter that fills the universe, researchers said.
El Gordo — which means “the fat one” in Spanish — is officially known as ACT-CL J0102-4915 and “is located more than 7 billion light-years from Earth, at a time when the universe was half its current age,” study co-author John Patrick Hughes at Rutgers University told Space.com. The universe is about 13.7 billion years old.
The monster galaxy cluster has mass about 2 quadrillion (that’s 2 followed by 15 zeroes) times that of the sun, making it “the most massive known cluster in the distant universe.”
This is the only known UFO photo taken during the Vietnam War. It was shot with an Electro-35 Yashica camera by an American serviceman traveling in the back of an army truck along a country road near Chu-Lei in March of 1967 (image credit: UFO Photo Archives/Wendelle Stevens).
…reported that “one day on multiple radars, they tracked an object traveling at 7,000 mph that repeatedly made right angle turns. They checked with the top commanders from Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines. All confirmed they had no aircraft flying in that area at the time. Of course, the folks in the intelligence center were warned never to speak of this event.”
The White House has responded to two petitions asking the U.S. government to acknowledge formally that aliens have visited Earth and to disclose any intentional withholding of government interactions with extraterrestrial beings.
“The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race,” Phil Larson from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy reported on the WhiteHouse.gov website.“In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.”
The petition calling on the government to disclose any knowledge of or communication with extraterrestrial beings was signed by 5,387 people, and 12,078 signed the request for a formal acknowledgement from the White House that extraterrestrials have been engaging the human race.
“Hundreds of military and government agency witnesses have come forward with testimony confirming this extraterrestrial presence,” the second petition states. “Opinion polls now indicate more than 50 percent of the American people believe there is an extraterrestrial presence and more than 80 percent believe the government is not telling the truth about this phenomenon. The people have a right to know. The people can handle the truth.”
These petitions were sparked by an Obama administration initiative called “We the People.”
Turns out that job seekers are not the only ones getting creative in the interview process. A new CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers revealed that they, too, are starting to veer from the traditional interview questions in order to get candidates to offer up even more unique glimpses into their personality.
According to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of applicants competing for every job opening in the U.S. is double the historic norm at seven candidates per opening. But companies aren’t just trying to fill a cubicle, they’re looking to find the person who can help the business prosper and reach specific goals in a tough economic environment.
Check out the questions that human resource managers and hiring managers said surprised job candidates the most and our take on how you can be better prepared for these off-the-wall questions.
Q: Do you believe in UFOS?
This is one of those typical questions that focuses on shock value and your best bet is to not let them get you off on a tangent about how you believe in a Star Trek universe vs. a Star Wars universe. Keep it business related and whatever you may say should be tied in to your qualifications for the position.
Your answer could be, “While I may not believe in UFOs, I do believe that in business, you have to have an attitude that anything is possible. Whether it’s pursuing a lofty revenue goal or a potential client who has turned you down 10 times, you have to believe the extraordinary can happen.”
( from THE WORK BUZZ - the CareerBuilder.com Job Seeker Blog )
The story of singer and songwriter Jim Sullivan is a strange one. In March 1975, Jim mysteriously disappeared outside Santa Rosa, New Mexico. His VW bug was found abandoned, his motel room untouched. Some think he got lost in the desert. Some think he was abducted by aliens. By coincidence, or perhaps not , Jim’s 1969 debut album was titled U.F.O…. While in New Mexico. He was pulled over by a state trooper because he was driving funny (swerving). The trooper found that he was just tired and told him about a motel just up the road. Later, when concerned friends looked for him, they found his guitar on the bed and his bug still parked where he put it. But, no Jim. Leaving behind his car, guitar, wallet, and countless questions we will most likely never know the answers to…..
this is a picture of a strange structure at the edge of the Lobachevsky crater taken during the Apollo 17 moon mission in 1972 . It is NASA image AS17-150-23085. What is it? who built it? why is it there?
The first UFO abduction to be publicly revealed occurred in a remote area of São Paulo, Brazil. On October 5, 1957, young farmer Antonio Villas Boas and his brother both observed a strange glowing object hovering over their farm. The next night, the UFO returned. This time, it hovered directly over their home, lighting up the inside like daylight. Then, on October 7, 1957, Antonio was plowing the fields very late, when the UFO appeared again. This time, the object hovered over the tractor, and then landed in the field. Antonio could then see that it was a strange type of machine. It was large, egg-shaped, covered with colored lights and stood on three metal legs. Antonio tried to drive away, but suddenly his tractor engine died. Antonio then jumped out of the tractor and tried to run away. Suddenly, he was surrounded by several short figures dressed in tight-fitting gray jumpsuits and dark helmets. They quickly grabbed Antonio and pulled him aboard the craft.
Once inside the craft, Villas Boas said that he was stripped of his clothes and covered from head-to-toe with a strange gel. He was then led into a large semicircular room, through a doorway that had strange red symbols written over it. (Villas Boas was able to memorize these symbols and later reproduced them for investigators.)
((notice the same symbols appear in our ‘smoking alien’ T-shirt design which will be available very soon))