Tuesday, March 16, 2010
YET MORE JELLYFISH....
Update on the Jellyfish Conspiracy
It has no bones, blood or brains, but the jellyfish has survived in our oceans for more than 500 million years. Now, its numbers are exploding. Why?
WASHINGTON – In a surprising discovery about where higher life can thrive, scientists for the first time found a shrimp-like creature and a jellyfish frolicking beneath a massive Antarctic ice sheet.
Six hundred feet below the ice where no light shines, scientists had figured nothing much more than a few microbes could exist.
That's why a NASA team was surprised when they lowered a video camera to get the first long look at the underbelly of an ice sheet in Antarctica. A curious shrimp-like creature came swimming by and then parked itself on the camera's cable. Scientists also pulled up a tentacle they believe came from a foot-long jellyfish.
"We were operating on the presumption that nothing's there," said NASA ice scientist Robert Bindschadler, who will be presenting the initial findings and a video at an American Geophysical Union meeting Wednesday
More interesting facts –
Was this giant glowing aerial presence just a satellite — or a sign of intelligent life in the universe? That's what scientists are asking when a strange, eerily familiar shape showed up in a photo of Norway's Northern Lights.
The aurora borealis — oddball illumination caused by iodized atoms in extreme northern latitudes — are weird enough as it is without something like this showing up. Here, in a story by the Mail Online about the image captured by an amateur photographer, reporter Claire Bates fields educated guesses as to what exactly this thing is.
The photographer first assumed the odd optical effect was a spot on his camera lens. But after he posted his photographs on Spaceweather.com he was inundated with emails from interested experts from around the world.
Apparently every theory makes sense — but not completely enough to make a solid explanation.
I see that the Space Shuttle Atlantis’s return to Earth has been delayed whilst NASA tried to establish what a mystery object is that they think may have come from the shuttle’s cargo bay, though the pictures of the object concerned have NASA scratching their heads.
My Original Post on the Subject –
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
Sea Jellies - It gets curiouser and curiouser
Why is no one else questioning this?
The Great Jellyfish Conspiracy
• Fact #1 A potentially "immortal" jellyfish species that can age backward—the Benjamin Button of the deep—is silently invading the world's oceans, swarm by swarm, a recent study says. Like the Brad Pitt movie character, the immortal jellyfish transforms from an adult back into a baby, but with an added bonus: Unlike Benjamin Button, the jellyfish can do it over and over again—though apparently only as an emergency measure. Another mystery is how the jellyfish achieve their remarkable age reversal. Miglietta speculates that the creatures have very effective cellular repair mechanisms that allow them to age without incurring the usual ravages of time. Like cancer cells, "some cells of this jellyfish that were supposed to [die] … are able to switch off some genes and to switch on some other genes, reactivating genetic programs that were used in earlier stages of the life cycle," Piraino said.
• Fact #2 Recently in the news the latest crop circles are in a detailed form of a jellyfish as you can see on this link http://weeklyworldnews.com/alien-alert/8672/jellyfish-crop-circle/
• Fact #3 In Friday morning's news - A lightning sprite in the form of a jellyfish - here is a link and definition of lightning sprites - (http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090611/sc_livescience/strangelightninglookslikejellyfish
So let's see we have mysterious swarms of jellyfish that can age backwards and we don't know where they came from or how they can do it, we have crop circles that appeared in a very detailed picture of jellyfish, and we have a lightning sprite (lightning sprites are linked to UFOs among other things) that is also in the form of a jellyfish. Why is no one else questioning this?!
The object was caught on the shuttle’s cameras purely by chance as the astronauts were conducting a last minute once over of the shuttle’s exterior prior to its planned return today. Resembling a jelly fish, the object could be any number of things which may or may not be considered critical for Atlantis’s safe return to Earth with NASA stating that it could be anything from an ice formation to piece of plastic trimming.