Monthly Archives: November 2016

Porter plane narrowly avoids collision with mystery object

A Porter Airlines plane, shown taking off from Toronto's Island Airport on Friday.  (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A Porter Airlines plane, shown taking off from Toronto’s Island Airport on Friday. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Investigators puzzled by what was in sky that forced pilots to take evasive action on way into Toronto. The pilots of a Porter Airlines flight inbound to Toronto on Monday morning were forced to put their plane into a sudden dive to avoid a mid-air collision with an unidentified object high over Lake Ontario, causing minor injuries to two flight attendants. Read more

Forgotten Egyptian Dish Reveals Early Astronomical Symbols of Key Constellations

The Egyptian dish. © Adriano Forgione

The Egyptian dish. © Adriano Forgione

The dish may show that prehistoric Egyptians already depicted the constellations now known as Orion the Hunter, the Hare, Canis Major, and Canis Minor with their ancient symbols. This would mean they were not Greek, but of Egyptian origin. Read more

Archeologists have found a second pyramid hidden inside the pyramid of kukulkan in Chichen Itza

A second pyramid has been discovered deep within the pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza.

A second pyramid has been discovered deep within the pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza.

Scientists have found a second pyramid hidden deep within the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico. Researchers announced the discovery Wednesday of a pyramid 10 meters tall (33 feet) inside two other structures that make up the pyramid also known as El Castillo, or the Castle. Read more

Partner-Project: Research “Object M” in Estonia

Our Partner Lars A. Fischinger is researching the mysterious “Object M”, an anomalous object or even an UFO which is hidden beneath the ground in Estonia. Some time ago, he was finaly able to get a copy of the original research documents. The documents are written in cyrillic script and the translation is difficult.
He’ s now looking for financial support to hire professional translators to do the tedious work of translating the complex scientific script. If you’ re interested  or even want to donate, you find more infos here in german-language (original) and here in english-language (translated by Google).

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Excavating ancient Shiva temples which are buried under sand

Representative Image

Representative Image

MADURAI: The Ramanathapuram Archaeological and Historical Conservation Centre has stumbled upon traces of two ancient Shiva temples buried under sand in Naripaiyur sea shore in Ramanathapuram district, members of the centre said. They believe that unearthing them will bring out rich information on trade and governance of the Pandya era and urged the Tamil Nadu archaeological department to carry out excavation in the area. Read more

On the trail of the Balangoda human

Picture: Gayan Pushpika

Picture: Gayan Pushpika

Historians will await with bated breath for the latest findings about Sri Lanka’s pre-historic society that add to the archeological evidence of a civilisation long pre-existing the arrival of the mythical Prince Vijaya.

The excavations of archaeologist Prof.Raj Somadeva, on the trail of Balangoda human (Homosapiens balangodensis – the skeletal evidence of anatomically modern homosapiens that lived 30,000 years ago in Sri Lanka) are unravelling a fascinating history that had been suspected all along – that Sri Lanka had had a developed human presence much before the Indian Prince Vijaya’s expedition in 600 BC. In fact, the archaeologists believe modern humans existed in Sri Lanka as far back as 100,000 before present (BP) through the Ice Age. Read more

Paleolithic jewellery: still eye-catching after 50,000 years

The beads are between 45,000 and 50,000 years old in the Upper Paleolithic era. Picture: Maksim Kozlikin

The beads are between 45,000 and 50,000 years old in the Upper Paleolithic era. Picture: Maksim Kozlikin

A fascinating collection of jewellery made of ostrich eggshells is being assembled by archeologists working in the world famous Denisova cave in Altai region. Ostriches in Siberia? 50,000 years ago? Yes, it seems so. Or, at least, their eggshells made it here somehow.

In a month that has seen disclosures of the fossil of a tropical parrot in Siberia from at least five million years ago in the Miocene era, this elegant Paleolithic chic shows that our deep history (some 2,000 generations ago, give or take) contains many unexpected surprises. Read more

What Treasures Were Lost in the Destruction of the Great Musaeum of Alexandria?

What Treasures Were Lost in the Destruction of the Great Musaeum of Alexandria?

What Treasures Were Lost in the Destruction of the Great Musaeum of Alexandria?

The monumental Musaeum of Alexandria was famous for its legendary library. The tragic story of the building’s destruction continues to be a painful one for people who love ancient history and literature. So what treasures were lost in its devastating fire? Read more

Catalog of known near-Earth asteroids tops 15,000

The 15,000th near-Earth asteroid discovered is designated 2016 TB57. It was discovered on Oct. 13, 2016, by observers at the Mount Lemmon Survey, an element of the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, Arizona. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The 15,000th near-Earth asteroid discovered is designated 2016 TB57. It was discovered on Oct. 13, 2016, by observers at the Mount Lemmon Survey, an element of the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, Arizona. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The number of discovered near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) now tops 15,000, with an average of 30 new discoveries added each week. The number of discovered near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) now tops 15,000, with an average of 30 new discoveries added each week. This milestone marks a 50 percent increase in the number of known NEAs since 2013, when discoveries reached 10,000 in August of that year. Surveys funded by NASA’s Near Earth Object (NEO) Observations Program (NEOs include both asteroids and comets) account for more than 95 percent of discoveries so far. The 15,000th near-Earth asteroid is designated 2016 TB57. 2016 TB57 is a rather small asteroid — about 50 to 115 feet (16 to 36 meters) in size — that will come closest to Earth on Oct. 31 at just beyond five times the distance of the moon. It will safely pass Earth. Read more

Ancient Earthworks of Ukraine May Be the Biggest Solar Observatory in the World

Ancient Earthworks  in the Ukraine may be the biggest Solar Observatory in the World.

Ancient Earthworks in the Ukraine may be the biggest Solar Observatory in the World.

More than thirty man-made hills with different forms were located in an area of about twenty square kilometers. And the hills are not scattered randomly. They are organized by mathematical proportions and create the sacred geometry of Bezvodovka.

Ancient astronomers could use the observatory, not only as a solar calendar and for holding associated religious rites, but also as a tool to calculate the lunar cycle known as the Meton cycle, as well as to study the motion of the planets and stars in the sky. Long-term observation of the motion of celestial bodies, and knowledge of the laws of celestial mechanics, allowed the determination of the date of the lunar and solar eclipses and even the displacement of the equinoxes on the horizon due to variations in the Earth’s axis called precession. Read more