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Sky Signs: Late 1999 Sky Signs
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Date: May, 1999
Late 1999 Sky Signs
June 11, 1999 Report of new comet
SAY HELLO TO COMET C/1999 H1 (LEE) -A GREAT AND MARVELOUS WORK-
A MILLENNIUM GROUP SPECIAL REPORT
Earl L. Crockett, Writer
Seemingly, we are about to begin a journey of discovery similar in many respects to that of C/1995 01 (Hale-Bopp). During late 1996 and early 1997, you may recall that the official NASA funded and paid for astronomical community (our tax money) attempted to come down on us like a ton of bricks for asking what, in retrospect, was all the "right" questions. We were less organized in those days than we are now so we're going to state a few things "up-front" before they get any ideas about operating another disinformation scam on us; which they may attempt despite our efforts.
Comet C/1999 H1 (Lee), (C/Lee), is not a periodic comet (such as Halley) nor is it a long-period comet (Hale-Bopp). In fact it really has no "period" at all as it is coming almost straight into our Solar System from interstellar space. This means that C/Lee's "orbit" (period) can only be determined with any certainty (using official NASA approved gravity only celestial mechanics) after C/Lee has reached perihelion (crossed over the Sun), and exited down below the orbital path of the planets (the ecliptic). Gravity only celestial mechanics is the only method of orbital calculation allowed by the Big Bang cosmology priesthood of NASA. Consequently we are already observing a wild- shift in official orbital predictions; initially projecting C/Lee exiting beyond the orbit of Jupiter but, currently projecting the exit near Mars. Why is this happening in the short time span between its initial discovery in mid April 1999, and today some six weeks later? Possibly because all of the official orbital software, running on all of the official super-computers, by all the king's men, is based nice behaving little periodic comets like Halley. And to make things even worse the official dirty snowball comet theory states that comets are heated by the Sun and shed (sublimate) their icy dust thereby loosing mass: which in "good-old" Newtonian physics means that their orbits should expand outward rather than tighten inward. Guess what folks? That's not what is happening even at this very moment as C/Lee approaches.
So what is going on? Jim McCanney's Plasma Discharge Theory of Comets is directly opposed to NASA's dirty snowball comet theory. McCanney's theory states that comets are highly charged electromagnetic objects that suck-up space plasma materials in the manner of a giant vacuum cleaner. When comets enter the plasma rich domain of our solar system, and break the solar capacitor (not to different than a bug flying into a bug zapper), the dinner bell rings, and they begin to chow-down big time; becoming brighter (notice how that's already "surprised" them), and heavier. So, if C/Lee continues to brighten due its interaction with the solar capacitor (which creates tail drag thereby slowing it down) and adding material, as is entirely probable under the comet plasma discharge theory, then it is reasonable to conclude that its orbit might substantially arc inwards towards Earth.
The battleground of this matter rests on a simple proposition: Official NASA funded and controlled astronomical science wants you to believe that they know everything that there is to know about all comets and what their behaviors will be, at all times. Furthermore, they will tell you and me everything we need to know when, and if they and their NSA/NSC controllers decide that we need to know. In sharp contrast we, at The Millennium Group, are attempting to state, as loudly as we can, that all is not known about comets, that comets are not dirty snowballs, and consequently they can behave in manners heretofore unseen or predicted by traditional uniformatarian astronomical sciences. Cases in point: Shoemaker Levy 9's breakup, and as yet unexplained gigantic explosions into Jupiter, and Hale- Bopp's perihelion crossing electromagnetic exchange with the Sun which sparked off the totally out of nowhere full halo coronal mass ejection (CME) of April 7, 1997; to provide several examples.
Our motto is "Truth In Science". The truth of the matter about C/1999 H1 (Lee) is that nobody can project its path, and that the observed rapid increase in brightness in connection with the officially supplied orbital modifications provide a strong indication that it's going to progressively bend inwards towards the orbital plane of Earth. We are saying that all possibilities should be considered; now!
We, at The Millennium Group think that the strength and future of this country of ours, as well as that of humankind, rests with a well informed and empowered citizenry. We believe that the difficult questions should be engaged openly, in "broad day-light," for all to see. That is what we intend to do with Comet C/1999 H1 (Lee). This is also our purpose, and we will engage this subject with every ounce of our intellect and being. You can count on it.
Quite a bit more at:
including correlation with Grand Cross and other signs further down on this page.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Comet Observation Home Page
The Truth About Comet Lee
There have been some wild statements made about Comet Lee [officially known as C/1999H1 (Lee)]. These are simply bogus, false statements by people who must have some agenda other than the truth. Given below is the truth...
* Comet Lee's orbit is not irratic. It is well-known. The comet will not hit the Earth or come any place close to it. The closest it will come to the Earth is about 77 million miles (the Sun is 93 million miles from Earth) at the end of September 1999. An orbital diagram is posted below...see for yourself.
* Comet Lee (or any comet) will not cause coronal mass ejections. And Comet Lee's orbit is not affected by them.
* The comet is not expected to become bright. It is not abnormally bright nor is it brightening at an unusual rate. In fact, it is not expected to become a naked-eye object. It is currently near its peak brightness.
It seems every time we have a modestly bright comet, someone or group or tabloid will claim that the comet is a threat to the Earth, has a spaceship traveling next to it or some other nonsense. They get on the radio and call themselves "scientists." To them, those of us that provide legitimate information on comets are obviously part of some grand conspiracy. If you are one that believes the nonsense that these people promote, that is certainly your right. However, remember their predictions. When they do not come true...and none of them came true with Comet Hale-Bopp...perhaps next time you will not be so willing to believe the psuedo-scientific predictions they make.
Charles S. Morris
lees: the sediment of a liquor (as wine) during fermentation and aging: dregs.
dreg: sediment contained in a liquid or precipitated from it; the most undesirable part; the last remaining part: vestige.
[Psalm 75 - The Nearness of the Judge with the Cup of Wrath:
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah. I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn: Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them. But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of termbling, and wrung them out. There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up. These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee? Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God. Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine: Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again: But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.--Isaiah 51:17-23]
vestige: a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost; the smallest quantity or trace; footprint; a bodily part or organ that is small and degenerate or imperfectly developed in comparison to one more fully developed in an earlier stage of the individual, in a past generation, or in closely related forms.
Thursday, June 3, 1999 Published at 12:47 GMT 13:47 UK Sci/Tech
Lunar Prospector is set for collision with the Moon on 31 July
By BBC News Online Science Editor Dr David Whitehouse
The Lunar Prospector spacecraft will be deliberately crashed into the Moon at the end of its mission, Nasa has confirmed.
The impact - equivalent to smashing a heavy car into a wall at a speed of more than 1,100 mph - is an attempt to confirm the presence of ice at the lunar poles.
On 31 July, the probe will be targeted to hit a shadow-filled crater near the Moon's south pole which is thought to contain hidden ice. The scientists hope the controlled crash will "liberate" up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds) of water vapour that could be detected by observatories Earth and in space.
A risk worth taking
"While the probability of success for such a bold undertaking is low, the potential science payoff is tremendous," Guenter Riegler, a Nasa official, said.
"Since the implementation costs are minimal and the mission is scheduled to end anyway, it seems fitting to give Lunar Prospector the chance to provide scientific data right up to the end of its highly successful mission," he said.
The Lunar Prospector probe went into lunar orbit in January 1998 as the first US moon mission since the Apollo 17 astronauts walked on the lunar surface in 1972.
Now, the Lunar Prospector team at Nasa's Ames Research Centre is preparing to send the 161 kg (354 pound) probe crashing into a polar crater on July 31.
One in 10 chance
Scientists said that, while they were excited by the prospect of the impact, failure to detect any water vapour as a result of the experiment should not be taken as proof that water ice is not present. David Goldstein of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the proposers of the crash study, estimated the overall probability of success at about 10%. He pointed out that the spacecraft may not make impact in the desired region or may not crash with enough force to send water traces high enough to be observed.
August, 1999 Mir space station unmanned and left to burn up in the atmosphere early next year.
Wednesday June 2 5:58 PM ET Mir Space Station Could Crash
By ANNA DOLGOV
Associated Press Writer
MOSCOW (AP) - The Mir space station could crash on land when it is abandoned because Russia does not have enough money to adequately guide the station's descent, according to a report released Wednesday. The 130- ton Mir is tentatively scheduled to be discarded early next year. Ground controllers were planning to direct the station - which would turn into a firebomb in the atmosphere - over a desolate area in the ocean and let it fall into the water.
But things may not be that simple.
``At present, there are no funds, not only for continuing the manned flight on the orbital station Mir, but also for carrying out its guided descent into a designated area of the ocean,'' top Russian space experts in charge of the Mir said in a statement Tuesday.
The document, which was signed by 31 leading space designers and engineers, was faxed to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Controlling the descent would require several trips by Progress cargo ships, which would park on the Mir and fire their engines to lower the station's orbit.
The American space agency NASA, which wants Russia to concentrate its meager resources on the International Space Station, can't wait to see the Mir go. Because of Russia's failure to build its segments on time, the first permanent crew isn't expected to be able to move in until next March, almost two years behind schedule.
But the Russians have been calling attention to the disturbing possibility of the Mir going out of control on its way down.
There is a precedent. In February, 1991, ground controllers lost control of the 40-ton Salyut-7 space station, and it came crashing down. The Salyut fell on a sparsely populated area in Argentina's Andes mountains near the Chilean border, and caused no injuries or damage. But the experts warn there is no telling where the Mir, if unguided, might land.
Russia has struggled to keep the Mir - a symbol of their space glory and national pride - aloft as long as possible.
But dire financial troubles forced space officials to decide Tuesday that the Mir's current three-man crew should depart in August, and that the station be left to circle the Earth unmanned until early next year. Then, it would most likely be discarded - unless the Russians can come up with more money to send a new crew up.
Although the chances of that are negligible, space officials seem to be playing for time and hoping for a miracle.
``Abandoning the station right now would be an irreversible decision,'' said Sergei Krikalyov, a cosmonaut who twice stayed on the Mir and who will be among the first crew to live the International Space Station when it begins operating in March.
``Even if later we become wiser, richer, and review our priorities somewhat, it will already be too late to correct anything,'' he told the Echo of Moscow radio.
Krikalyov predicted that Russia's space agency would try to keep the Mir up and put off a decision for as long as possible.
``As long as there is any hope, I think they're going to try with the last bit of their power to scrape together some money,'' Krikalyov said.
Aug 11, 1999 Elul 1, New Moon. The month of Elul is considered a time of preparation. This month added to the Ten Days of Awe that begin Tishri and culminate on Yom Kippur, is a 40 day period when it is decided whether names are inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year. The shofar is blown every day of the month except for the last. See Rosh HaShanah (Feast of Trumpets) file cited below.
Aug 11, 1999 solar eclipse.
Aug 11-14, 1999 Approach of a comet-planet. This is one of those instances where I cannot build on a foundation because the point where everyone starts off in their explanations relies solely on Nostradamus. The skinny is that one of his quatrains speaks of a "King of Terror" who
"will come from the sky" around this time. This comet-planet is supposedly on a 3,600 year circuit which will pass very close to earth, which in turn will disturb debris from the asteroid belt, etc. The theory of a comet-planet somewhere out there doesn't seem that far-fetched when you look at the asteroid belt and try to figure out what used to belong there, but the
timing seems to be questionable because no one is tracking this thing. If it's that close it would seem that someone NASAish would be speaking of it. I am a catastrophist, but I don't see any evidence right now for this August date. For info regarding possible effects of a close encounter with a cosmic body, please see:
Hail and fire mixed with blood
Aug 12-14, 1999 Perseid meteor shower peak. This is noteworthy for its close proximity to the eclipse (darkness combined with stars falling, etc.)
Aug 18, 1999 Grand cross in the sky where the earth is supposed to be physically situated in the middle of four planets located in leo (lion), scorpio (eagle), taurus (bull), aquarius (man) (like the 4 beasts and the Israelites camped out in the wilderness). I have not been able
to verify this and wonder if it's just astrological gobbledy-gook. Either way, it is being discussed. For more info on how the Israelites were to camp around the tabernacle in the wilderness, please see:
Aug 18, 1999 Cassini earth fly-by. This thing is loaded with plutonium.
Sept 11, 1999 Tishri 1, New Moon, Rosh HaShanan (Feast of Trumpets)
Sept 11, 1999 Sign of Rev 12? The woman with a crown of 12 stars, clothed with the sun about to give birth.
Michael Cortright's September 11, 3 BC - The great sign in heaven page.
"To put this in perspective, it is important that you understand that the picture of Revelation 12:1ff will also take place at this time. In other words, when we feel the effects of the comet we will be seeing the Revelation 12 picture on the only Biblical festival that falls on the day that no man knows the day or the hour when it begins. We are looking at a warning! Pay attention to the dates and pay attention to the Torah. These events are in the hands of Hashem. Teshuvah, repentance, is the proper reaction at this appointed time on Hashem's calendar whether or not the comet has any effects! Repentance is what the month of Elul is all about."
Sept 23, 1999 Autumnal Equinox
Nov 16, 1999 Leonid meteor shower.
Every 33 years this is a meteor storm and the last big show was in 1966.
STATEHOOD DATE IS "SET": November 15 is Yasser Arafat's new target date for the declaration of a Palestinian state. The ALGERIAN NEWS AGENCY quotes a "senior Palestinian figure" explaining that this is the date that the Palestinian National Council, sitting in "exile" in Algeria, declared a state in 1988. He emphasized that this declaration was based on UN resolution 181 of 1947, known as the Partition Plan.
Meanwhile, Barak has wasted no time in called Arafat. In a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Barak promised Arafat that the peace process would be revived, according to Arafat aide Nabil Abu Rudeyna, HA'ARETZ reported. (ARUTZ-7, ISRAEL LINE)
(Tzemach News Service, Week Ending: 22 May 1999 / 7 Sivan 5759)
The following is a post sent out in October, 1998 regarding the Leonids and their effects on satellites. If the PLO declares statehood on Nov. 15th and a war ensues, maybe the Leonids of 1999 which occur around Nov. 16th will play a part in it?
[Next year's Leonids will fall at the usual time (around November 15th) but it will be noteworthy because the Jewish year in 2000 starts on September 30th and this November date will be close to the 2 month 17th day of their new year. The Bible says that on that day: "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened" (Gen 7:11).]
[Please note that the name of the comet is Tempel-Tuttle, not TempLE-Tuttle although either way the name is very interesting (especially regarding the need for dust of the temple to be used in the bitter water given to an unfaithful wife--see "wormwood" file.]
Air Force News Service
Released: 20 Oct 1998
14th Air Force experts explain upcoming meteor storm By Capt. Robyn Chumley, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- When the much-anticipated Leonids meteoroid storm strikes in mid-November, the Air Force will bank on a handful of experts to have prepared for the difficulties the service's space assets could face.
Experts like Capt. Bruce Bookout, who first watched Leonids' bright bolide meteors brighten the nighttime sky while growing up in Florida. A self-admitted astronomy junkie, Bookout jumped at the chance to work the first Leonids meteoroid storm in 32 years.
"My first reaction was, 'Oh, jeez, we've got a thousand questions to answer,'" he said of the initially mind-boggling task. Bookout, assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., was the chief of space surveillance analysis for the 21st Operations Support Squadron there. His charter was to examine what would happen to the wing's ground-based missile warning and space surveillance assets during the Leonids storm.
What are the Leonids?
It begins with the comet Temple-Tuttle -- a fairly "young" comet that is a couple hundred thousand years old. Comets -- essentially dirty snowballs -- start spewing off ice and dust as they near the sun's heat, creating streams of house-dust sized meteoroids behind them. The comet Temple-Tuttle is no different, except that its 33-year-long elliptical orbit around the sun -- which takes it almost to Uranus -- leaves clouds of meteoroids right in the Earth's annual orbital path.
This intersection with the comet's meteoroids produces a celestial fireworks display -- an annual meteor shower that appears to the casual observer to emanate from the constellation Leo. It's a fairly routine event, with these dust particles producing a show much like the summertime Perseids. Ordinary, that is, until the Earth's track around the sun crosses comet Temple-Tuttle's tail just months after the comet blew past the sun, something that will happen Nov. 17.
The result: The potential for one son-of-a-gun sandstorm in space for satellites. Thirty-two years ago, the Leonids produced an estimated 150,000 meteoroids per hour. Researchers place this year's storm count at anywhere from a stormy 10,000 per hour, to the relatively tame 200 per hour. In comparison, an average shower -- Earth encounters about 12 of them a year -- tends to be benign, with only 10-15 meteoroids an hour.
But in 1966, there were only 100 active satellites in space; now there are more than 500. With grains of sand averaging the diameter of a human hair traveling at 43 miles per second, an impact on a satellite might put a hole in it -- or, of more significance, create an electrostatic discharge that could potentially cripple a satellite's electronics.
That's where Bookout and others like Capt. Joel McCray come into play. Two years ago, McCray's commander sent him to a University of Western Ontario conference led by noted Leonids expert, Peter Brown. He left the conference cautiously concerned about what the 1998 or 1999 storms could do to the Air Force's space assets.
For 18 months, the chief of the requirements element in the 55th Space Weather Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo., immersed himself in Leonids. McCray's early pivotal role was gathering experts from each Air Force satellite system together to explore the storms potential.
As early research unfolded, anxiety amplified -- particularly anxiety with the speed of those pencil-tip size particles. Meteoroids normally travel at about 12 miles per second; but because of the relationship of the Earth's orbit to Temple-Tuttle's orbit, Leonids meteoroids rocket past at the speed of a 22-caliber bullet.
The collision causes a "plasma discharge," which is when a particle impact creates an electrostatic discharge that gives a voltage spike on the surface.
If an impact occurs; if the resulting impact causes a discharge; if the discharge gets inside the satellite vs. escaping into the space environment; if the path of that discharge hits an electrical component, then the result could be a fried satellite. But that's a lot of "ifs."
Regardless of the uncertainty, the Air Force's Leonids Tiger Team -- a team of space operations experts -- is considering and preparing for each potential "worst-case" scenario, said Capt. David Hembroff, a space environment operations officer at 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
To minimize the storm's damage, the Tiger Team determined a comprehensive series of mitigation strategies to protect space assets and allow the Air Force to continue its vital missions. These strategies include normal precautions such as powering down unnecessary onboard electronics and reducing a satellite's cross-section.
"Plan for the worst, hope for the best," Hembroff said of the Tiger Team's approach.
Bookout likened it to classic military strategy. "We gathered intel on the 'enemy,' and prepared for the 'enemy,'" he said. "We could be preparing for the biggest nothing -- but we will be fully prepared for something and hope for nothing."
Before the storm, satellite anomaly resolution teams [SART] will stand by to quickly resolve any problem that arises. A SART comprises a satellite system's contractors, engineers and operations personnel, and it usually forms to analyze what happened to a satellite after a problem occurs. Maj. John Kress, operations officer with the 821st Space Group at Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colo., expects to be part of a SART during the Nov. 17 storm.
Kress is the Tiger Team's Defense Support Program satellite expert. Though he initially thought Leonids "a big deal," as his analysis increased his pucker-factor with the storm decreased.
"Although there is such a difference in analysis, it all comes down to probabilities," he said.
An unfortunate reality, Lt. Col. Doug Hine said of the probability factor. "That's why we've done such a thorough analysis across-the-board with our satellite systems, because you don't know exactly how things will play out," the chief of current operations for 14th AF said. "We have to be prepared for every contingency."
While most of the key players on the Tiger Team were "subject matter experts" already -- and astronomy hobbyists to boot -- Master Sgt. Terry Rich joined the team with barely a surface understanding of the difference between a meteoroid and a meteorite. A weather forecaster by trade, and 13 years of computer programming under his belt, Rich's role was to develop a 3-D computer modeling product to look at potential places a satellite could be hit. His information helped satellite operators compile a 245-page contingency plan.
Building that contingency plan was a tremendous learning curve for Rich, noncommissioned officer in charge of the weapons and tactics flight for the 50th Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB.
"I knew nothing about Leonids before this," he said. "Now I'm considered one of the 50th Space Wing's experts."
He found it fascinating from day one.
"Consider the speed (of the meteoroids) and the damage it can cause," he said. "A grain of table salt could punch a hole in a satellite. It amazes me that something that small and that light could do that kind of damage."
Bookout considers the Leonids storm "a good thing."
"The more we're out in space, the more we need to learn about this," he said. "It will help us realize how many 'threats' in space will make it tough to do our job. It's a learning process that we need to go through."
It is an important learning process because the Earth will cross comet Temple-Tuttle's path again in 1999 and some predict next year's storm will be worse than this year's.
"People can debate all day long about which year will be worse," Hembroff said. "Let the scientists debate the scientists. We know the what and when about the storm. We have to consider the worst-case scenario -- that we're going to get hit -- then prepare for that, wait and see what happens."
Two years of work for this Tiger Team, and it all boils down to one nail-biting day. The chance that one of the Air Force's satellites will be hit Nov. 17 is relatively small, Hembroff said. "But the fact there is a chance means we have to be prepared."
Leonids on the Horizon: What's in store for the 1999 Leonid meteor shower? Experts make their predictions. FULL STORY at: http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast22jun99_1.htm
The Great Leonid Meteor Storm of 1833: This Feature Story presents a charming, first-hand account of the great meteor shower that marked the discovery of the Leonids and the birth of a new branch of astronomy. FULL STORY at http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast22jun99_2.htm
November/December, 1999 Galileo drops plutonium in Jupiter? I've seen dates between November 1st through December.
"According to many, the great pyramids were built to commemorate and observe a supernova explosion that occurred in the year 4000 BC. Dr. Anthony Hewish, 1974 Nobel Prize winner in physics, discovered a rhythmic series of radio pulses which he proved were emissions from a star that had exploded around 4000 BC. The Freemasons begin their calendar from AL, "In the Year of Light," found by adding 4000 to the modern year. Thus 1990+4000=5990 AL. George Michanowsky wrote in The Once and Future Star that 'The ancient Sumerian cuneiform...described a giant star exploding within a triangle formed by...Zeta Puppis, Gamma Velorum, and Lambda Velorum...located in the southern sky...[An] accurate star catalogue now stated that the blazing star that had exploded within the triangle would again be seen by man in 6000 years.' According to the Freemason's calendar it will occur in the year 2000, and indeed it will.
"The spacecraft called Galileo is on its way to Jupiter, a baby star with a gaseous makeup exactly the same as our sun, with a load of 49.7 pounds of plutonium, supposedly being used as batteries to power the craft. When its final orbit decays in December 1999, Galileo will deliver its payload into the center of Jupiter. The unbelievable pressure that will be encountered will cause a reaction exactly as occurs when an atomic bomb is exploded by an implosion detonator. The plutonium will explode in an atomic reaction, lighting the hydrogen and helium atmosphere of Jupiter and resulting in the birth of the star that has already been named Lucifer...Simultaneously a vault containing the ancient records of the earth will be opened in Egypt. The return of Lucifer and the opening of the vault will usher in the millennium. A great celebration has already been planned by the Millennium Society to take place at the pyramids in Egypt."
Behold A Pale Horse, Secret Societies/New World Order by Milton William Cooper
[Update: As of Jan, 2000 Galileo is still on its Jupiter mission according to NASA reports. Apparently this prediction by Cooper failed to materialize.]
"The ancient Sumerian cuneiform...described a giant star exploding within a triangle formed by...Zeta Puppis, Gamma Velorum, and Lambda Velorum...located in the southern sky...[An] accurate star catalogue now stated that the blazing star that had exploded within the triangle would again be seen by man in 6000 years." According to the Freemason's calendar it will occur in the year 2000, and indeed it will.
Reading the above reminded me of Nova Velorum, the new star that exploded in the southern hemisphere in May. Here is a portion of the news article that we sent through the list:
New Star Explodes Into Nova In Southern Skies
By Dr David Whitehouse
BBC News Online Science Editor
A bright new star has exploded into visibility in the southern skies. It is so bright it can be seen with the unaided eye. Astronomers say it is a once in a decade event. Nova Velorum 1999, named after the constellation in which it was found, was detected independently on 22 May by Peter Williams in Australia and Alan Gilmore of Mt John University Observatory in New Zealand. Previously, it was too dim to be seen with the naked eye. But last week, it exploded and became one of the brightest objects in the sky. It is now estimated to have a brightness of magnitude 2, making it more luminous than many famous bright stars.
Nova Velorum is in the general vicinity of the triangle of stars that was mentioned. I believe it's in the constellation Vela, along with Gamma Velorum and Lambda Velorum also mentioned above. Here is a general description and it's location:
"It is the brightest southern nova since 1942, and the tenth brightest nova ever recorded... This nova is very close to Earth - about 500 light years away. Its position in epoch 2000 coordinates is: RA: 10h 44.7m DEC: -52d 23m. [To locate it, find] the Southern Cross and extend the short arm to the right about 3 times its length, and you should see the nova as the lower one of a pair. The upper star in the pair is mu Velorum, magnitude 2.8."
This particular area in the southern hemisphere is comprised of six constellations that are the dismembered parts of a larger constellation known to the ancient Greeks as the Great Ship Argo Navis.
Another interesting bit of space news that came out recently concerns Eta Carinae. Here is a piece of this news report:
Sudden Brightening of Eta Carinae [announced 6.02.99]
An extremely enigmatic stellar object which does not behave according to the "rules" of astrophysics. Eta Carinae radiates electromagnetic energy outward at a rate 100-1000 times faster than any other observed object in the Universe. Articles recently detailed it's unexpected sudden brightening and a massive increase in it's invisible light output. Astrophysicists now believe it may explode in a "hyper nova" which could be harmful to Earth even at it's 7,500 light years in distance.
via: New Millennium
Eta Carinae is also in the general vicinity as the other stars we've been talking about. The constellation Carina is considered the "keel" of the Great Ship. This particular area of the southern hemisphere is quite an active and interesting region as it has double and triple stars, various small clusters, and some of the more famous supernovae.
If you would like to read more about this area, there's a nice little article at http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/extra/ArgoNavis.html
For more on Nova Velorum see:
Dec 22, 1999 Winter Solstice
Dec 30, 1999 Chiron/Pluto conjunction. Chiron is a "centaur," half-comet/half-planet or asteroid. The last conjunction on July 18, 1941 was right around the time Nazi Germany was instituting it's "final solution" to the "Jewish problem." Some people say
this will be an interesting way for the old millennium to end and another to start, but then, of course, some say the new millennium doesn't start until Jan, 2001.
2000 is the Year of the Dragon according to Chinese astrology.
May 5, 2000 Venus, Mercury, Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Moon will be in a straight line. Josephus says these 7 represent the menorah (candlestick) in the Temple. Supposedly this is the date when Solomon started to build the first Temple and Ezra started building the second. I haven't really been able to get a grasp on this either
(I've seen some graphics that don't show them in a straight line, etc.), so I'll just leave it at what is mentioned in the file below. Possibly of interest is that it is 9 months after the eclipse and with the many references to childbirth in the Bible, maybe there is some correlation here.
Alignment of Planets
For more info, please see Jewish Calendar
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