Proof of NASA Covering Up Evidence of UFO

A YouTube user claims he has found proof that NASA is covering up evidence of aliens because the agency's spacecraft that monitors the Sun went offline after he spotted a 'UFO' on its video feed.

On May 5, user 'rob19791' posted a YouTube video of a mysterious-looking 'object' hovering near the sun. The footage was taken from video that the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory beamed back to Earth and streamed online. But the claims are likely to fall on deaf ears at NASA after two other similar sightings of 'alien spaceships' have been debunked with simple explanations.

What is it? The YouTube video zooms in on this mysterious object hovering above the surface of the sun earlier this month

'Coverup': After a YouTube user posted the video of this object, NSAS took the spacecraft that shot it, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, offline for 'emergency Sun reacquisition' mode

The video zooms in on a pyramid-shaped object hovering above the sun's surface. One day later, NASA shut down the spacecraft's video feed as it went into 'emergency Sun reacquisition mode.'

'This is a cover up to prevent us from seeing these things again. NASA must have seen this video and started making plans to change the way you and I are allowed to view it,' he said in a second video. 'I think this is proof that NASA are covering this up. 'NASA are clearly trying to stop us looking at the sun,' he added.

This is the third time in recent months that believers have pointed out 'proof' of UFOs based on supposedly unexplained phenomena on NASA's space-monitoring equipment.

Been here before: In March, conspiracy theorists claimed they saw this 'Death Star' hovering above the Sun. Scientists said it was a solar filament

In December, a man says he found a 'cloaked' space ship orbiting Mercury. March brought the 'Death Star,' a planet-size object seen 'refueling' at the Sun -- similar to rob19791's triangular discovery. In March, NASA scientists debunked the Death Star theory by explaining that cameras had simply captured a solar filament -- a tunnel of matter extending out from the sun and cooling to form a dark 'spot.' It appears this might be the explanation for the second 'UFO,' as well. While the answer is shorter on conspiracy, it is no less puzzling to scientists. They still aren't sure what the filaments are or what caused them to form.


Definitive Image of Planet Earth

Hanging in space, our beautiful blue planet has never been seen more clearly. This is Planet Earth, seen from 36,000km above the surface, with the rich deep blues of the sea contrasting with the sharp outlines of land, as white clouds scurry across the skies. The image was taken by the Electro-L, Russia's latest weather satellite, and unlike other images of our planet, it was taken in one single shot, at a massive resolution of 121 megapixels. Most images by NASA and other agencies are taken by stitching many images together, so it is rare to find such a high-definition image of our beautiful planet in one single shot.

The blue oasis we call home: Earth is photographed with a high-definition 121megapixel camera - creating the sharpest image of our planet yet

The satellite captures this kind of stunning image every half-hour as it monitors our weather and, if strange weather phenomena is noted, the Russian operators can remotely command the satellite to take images every 10 minutes. The image, in which each pixel represents 1km, uses a combination of visible and near-infrared wavelengths, so that vegetation shows up in red, rather than the green you might expect.

Not that NASA cannot take beautiful shots too: These two composites are a 'true-colour' image of our blue marble

Electro-L sits in a geo-stationary orbit, which means its speed matches that of the Earth's rotation, making it remain 'motionless' above a fixed point of the planet. It launched in January 2011 and has been meaning down these stunning images ever since.

The images of Electro-L have also been stitched together to give a 'time-lapse' video of our planet (below), showing us the dances of the continents and the clouds as the planet drifts through space, taking everything we know along with it for the cosmic voyage.


Secret of Mayan's Calendar, Reveal

A vast city built by the ancient Mayan civilisation and discovered nearly a century ago in modern day Guatemala is finally starting to yield its secrets. Excavating for the first time in the sprawling complex of Xultzn in Guatemala's Peten region, archaeologists have uncovered a structure that contains what appears to be a work space for the town's scribe. Its walls are adorned with unique paintings - one depicting a line-up of men in black uniforms, and hundreds of scrawled numbers - many calculations relating to the Mayan calendar.

The painted figure of a man - possibly a scribe - is illuminated in the doorway of the Mayan dwelling, which holds symbols never seen before

Angelyn Bass cleans and stabilizes the surface of a wall of a Maya house that dates to the 9th century A.D. A mysterious figure is shown painted on the wall in the foreground

Four long numbers on the north wall of the ruined house relate to the Maya calendar and computations about the moon, sun and possibly Venus and Mars; the dates may stretch some 7,000 years into the future. These are the first calculations Maya archaeologists have found that seem to tabulate all of these cycles in this way

Mayan temples in Guatemala: Researchers have found walls adorned with unique paintings - one depicting a line-up of men in black uniforms, and hundreds of scrawled numbers - many calculations relating to the Mayan calendar

Never-before-seen artwork - the first to be found on walls of a Maya house - adorn the dwelling in the ruined city of Xultún

The Mayan sites in Guatemala have been investigated by scientists since the Seventies

The excavations, which were funded by National Geographic, have already revealed details about the Mayan calendar and the lives of the inhabitants which were previously unknown. One wall of the structure, thought to be a house, is covered with tiny, millimetre-thick, red and black glyphs unlike any seen before at other Mayan sites. Some appear to represent the various calendrical cycles charted by the Mayans - the 260-day ceremonial calendar, the 365-day solar calendar, the 584-day cycle of the planet Venus and the 780-day cycle of Mars.

Four long numbers on the north wall of the ruined house relate to the Maya calendar and computations about the moon, sun and possibly Venus and Mars; the dates may stretch some 7,000 years into the future. These are the first calculations Maya archaeologists have found that seem to tabulate all of these cycles in this way. Although they all involve common multiples of key calendrical and astronomical cycles, the exact significance of these particular spans of time is not known.

Archaeologist William Saturno, of Boston University in the United States who led the exploration and excavation, said: ‘For the first time we get to see what may be actual records kept by a scribe, whose job was to be official record keeper. ‘It's like an episode of TV's 'Big Bang Theory,' a geek math problem and they're painting it on the wall. They seem to be using it like a blackboard.’ The scientists say that despite popular belief, there is no sign that the Mayan calendar - or the world - was to end in the year 2012, just one of its calendar cycles.

Anthony Aveni, professor of astronomy and anthropology at Colgate University, said: ‘It's like the odometer of a car, with the Maya calendar rolling over from the 120,000s to 130,000.
‘The car gets a step closer to the junkyard as the numbers turn over; the Maya just start over.’

Archaeologist William Saturno of Boston University carefully uncovers art and writings left by the Maya some 1,200 years ago

The paintings represent the first Maya art to be found on the walls of a house.

Xultzn, a 12 square mile site where tens of thousands once lived, was first discovered about 100 years ago by Guatemalan workers and roughly mapped in the 1920s by Sylvanus Morley, who named the site ‘Xultzn’ - ‘end stone.’ Scientists from Harvard University mapped more of the site in the 1970s. The house discovered by Prof Saturno's team was numbered 54 of 56 structures counted and mapped at that time. Thousands at Xultzn remain uncounted. The team's excavations reveal that monumental construction at Xultzn began in the first centuries B.C. The site thrived until the end of the Classic Maya period; the site's last carved monument dates to around 890 A.D.

Prof Saturno saidd: ‘It's weird that the Xultzn finds exist at all. Such writings and artwork on walls don't preserve well in the Maya lowlands, especially in a house buried only a meter below the surface.’ Prof Aveni added: ‘The most exciting point is that we now see that the Maya were making such computations hundreds of years - and in places other than books - before they recorded them in the Codices.’ The findings were reported in National Geographic magazine and in the journal Science.


Top 12 Beautiful Bays in the World

A bay is loosely defined as a body of water partly enclosed by land. Generally they have calmer waters than the surrounding sea and are a good place for ships to shelter from the weather. Also, bays are often very beautiful and represent unavoidable tourist attractions in the countries where they are located. This is our selection of some of the most beautiful bays in the world, enjoy the post.

1. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia

Wineglass Bay is one of the most secluded, remote bays in the world and consistently ranked as one of the best and most beautiful. Its fame for seclusion is well-earned, as the walk to the beach through woodlands takes about an hour, but is very much worthwhile. Wineglass Bay is actually located near Hobart, Tasmania, an island off the southern tip of Australia, right below Melbourne, Victoria.

Freycinet Peninsula, 2.5 hours from Hobart, is the home of Wineglass Bay, and offers natural, breathtaking beauty and plenty of opportunity to bushwalk or hike. The one-hour trek through the woods empties you at the site of a lookout point above the bay. Here, you will witness the vast beauty of the region firsthand, then continue down to the beach itself, marveling at the perfection of it, for a swim in the crystalline waters. On the southern end of the beach watch the Hazards – 300-meter (990 ft) high granite rock sheers – burst into pink flame as the sun sets.

2. Navagio Bay, Greece

Navagio Bay, or the Shipwreck, is an isolated sandy bay on Zakynthos island and one of the most famous bays in Greece. It is notable because it is home to the wreck of the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis; thus, it is often referred to as 'Smugglers Cove'. Navagio Bay is located on the north-west shore of the Ionian island of Zakynthos (Zante), in the Municipality of Elation.

The area is defined by its sheer limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, and clear blue water, which attract thousands of tourists yearly. The best views of the bay can be seen from a viewpoint platform at the top of the cliffs. Island tour trips stop off here regularly. It is also interesting that the Bay is accessible only by boat.

3. Palm Bay, Australia

Nestled amongst the swaying palms fringing the white-sand beach and the glistening turquoise waters of Long Island (Whitsunday Islands) lies Palm Bay. A picturesque sweeping bay you can approach it through the dredged channel and lagoon and offers a safe overnight anchorage. From here the visiting yachtsman can take advantage of the bays exclusive and intimate resort, Pepper Palm Bay.

Head further inland and explore the islands National Park by taking one of the many tracks and trails across the islands dense bush and visit some stunning secluded beaches and dramatic headlands whilst experiencing Australian flora and fauna at it’s best.

4. Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The Bay of Islands is one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand. The picturesque area contains 144 islands, many secluded bays and some great sandy beaches. This beautiful bay has an abundance of marine life including whales, penguins, dolphins and the big marlin.

Urupukapuka Island in the Bay of Islands

Also, this bay is a popular gathering place for sailing yachts on world cruises and international sport fishermen. The bay is also historically significant as it was the first part of New Zealand settled by Europeans.

5. Hanauma Bay, Hawaii, USA

Hanauma is a marine embayment formed within a volcanic cone and located along the southeast coast of the Island of Oʻahu (just east of Honolulu) in the Hawaiian Islands. Hanauma is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Island and has suffered somewhat from overuse (at one time accommodating over three million visitors per year). In 1956, dynamite was used to clear portions of the reef to make room for telephone cables linking Hawaii to the west coast of the US.

Hanauma is both a Nature Preserve and a Marine Life Conservation District. Visitors are required by law to refrain from mistreating marine animals or from touching, walking, or otherwise having contact with coral heads, which appear much like large rocks on the ocean floor. About 400 species of fish are known to inhabit the bay. Hanauma Bay is known for its abundance of Green sea turtles, known as Honu. Hanauma is a nursery ground for the immature turtles, which have their nesting grounds at French Frigate Shoals. It is also known for its abundance of parrotfish.

6. Maya Bay, Thailand

Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay that's sheltered by 100-metre (330 ft) high cliffs on three sides. Inside the bay there are several beaches, most are small and some only exist at low tide. The main one is around 200 metres (660 ft) long with silky soft white sand, underwater colourful coral and exotic fish in exceptionally clear water; the whole bay is one big reef.

The best time to visit Maya Bay is between November and April during the high season when seas are calm and access to the bay is easy. Rough seas from May to October may hinder access but rarely deny entry.

7. Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

The Bay of Kotor in south-western Montenegro is a winding bay on the Adriatic Sea. The bay, sometimes called Europe's southernmost fjord, is in fact a ria of the disintegrated Bokelj River which used to run from the high mountain plateaus of Mount Orjen. It is an important tourist attraction in Montenegro.

The bay is composed of several smaller broad bays, united by narrower channels, forming one of the finest natural harbours in Europe. The bay inlet was formerly a river system. Very intensive tectonics and karstification processes led to the disintegration of this river. After heavy rain the famous waterfall of Sopot spring at Risan appears, and Škurda, another well known spring runs through a canyon from Lovćen (mountain).

8. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest. These larger zones share similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.

The bay consists of a dense cluster of over 3,000 limestone monolithic islands each topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves. Hang Đầu Gỗ (Wooden stakes cave) is the largest grotto in the Hạ Long area. There are two bigger islands, Tuần Châu and Cat Ba, that have permanent inhabitants, as well as tourist facilities including hotels and beaches. There are a number of beautiful beaches on the smaller islands.

9. Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia

Marigot Bay is located on the western coast of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, 3.75 miles (6 km) southwest from Castries and a short distance from the Saint Lucian National Marine Reserve. It is surrounded on three sides by steep, forested hills.

Marigot Bay is a historic landmark, having been the site of a number of battles between the French and British navies. The American novelist James A. Michener famously described Marigot Bay as "The most beautiful bay in the Caribbean."

10. Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Phang Nga Bay is a 400 sq km (154 sq mi) bay in the Andaman Sea between the island of Phuket and the mainland of the Malay peninsula of southern Thailand. Since 1981, an extensive section of the bay has been protected as the Ao Phang Nga National Park. Limestone cliffs with caves, collapsed cave systems and archaeological sites are found about Phang Nga Bay.

Phang Nga is a shallow bay with 42 islands, comprising shallow marine waters and intertidal forested wetlands, with at least 28 species of mangrove; seagrass beds and coral reefs are also present. At least 88 bird species, including the globally threatened Malaysian Plover and Asiatic Dowitcher, can be found within the site, as well as 82 fish species, 18 reptiles, three amphibians, and 17 mammal species.

11. Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, USA

Hanalei Bay is the largest bay on the north shore of Kauaʻi island in Hawaii. The town of Hanalei is at the mid-point of the bay. Hanalei Bay consists of nearly two miles (3 km) of beach, surrounded by mountains. In the summer, the bay offers excellent mooring for sailboats, stand up paddle boarding and swimming.

Hanalei means "lei-shaped bay," a fitting description of this almost perfectly circular bay. With over two miles of clean, white sand bordering its inner margin and a backdrop of waterfalls and mountains peaks ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 feet (300-1.200m) high, Hanalei Bay is considered by many visitors and residents to be the most beautiful beach setting in Hawai'i. One of the best views of the beach is from the Princeville Hotel, located on the bluff above the east point of the bay.

12. Villefranche Bay, France

This bay is one of the most beautiful bay in France. A top place for divers and biggest cruse boats. The bay of Villefranche is one of the deepest natural harbours of any port in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships, reaching depths of 95 m (320 ft) between the Cape of Nice and Cap Ferrat; it extends to the south to form a 500 m (1700 ft) abyss known as the undersea Canyon of Villefranche at about one nautical mile off the coastline.


Vicious Creatures in Macabre Book

Those Victorians, they certainly had overactive imaginations - and much of it macabre. These intricate engravings, taken from J.W. Buel's 1889 book Sea and Land, show just a few of the ways that humans can meet a grisly end at the hands of Earth's flora and fauna.

The murderous creatures - whether historical, contemporary, real or fabled - are all depicted with a liberal dose of sensationalist exaggeration.

A woman carried off by a crocodile: Lucky for her there are some men with spears nearby to help out

A hunter mangled by a polar-bear: Lucky for him, since polar bear livers contain dangerous concentrations of vitamin A

Boy bitten in twain by a shark: As his terrified friends panic and wave their arms around wildly from a nearby jetty

Courageous attack on a shark: That's the way to deal with the flesh-eating fish

Cutting up a whale: The violence isn't all one-sided

Published in the U.S. by the Historical Publishing Co., the book's title page promises 'an illustrated history of the wonderful and curious things of nature existing before and since the deluge'.

But while a host of fearsome antediluvian creatures feature, the most humorous for the modern reader are the representations of creatures from our own time - which have an inexplicable penchant for carrying off our human females.

While these creatures are familiar to the modern eye from countless wildlife documentaries, their depictions in Sea and Land seem to owe much to the hyperbolic boasts of explorers.

A terrible fight with a saw-fish: Those pesky saw-fishes, disrupting maritime joyrides since time immemorial

Capt Paul Boynton attacked by a dog-fish: Well, if you will go kayaking without a kayak...

Catching a sleeping turtle in the Mozambique: Got to be quiet around those things

Battle with the octopus: Quick! Get the hatchet!

Crab lifting a goat: Although it looks rather more like some kind of evil tree-climbing ant-goat hybrid

As well as the unknown horrors of the Dark Continent, the book features many illustrations of the various monsters of the deep fabled by fishermen. Each of the detailed artworks is annotated with a matter-of-fact description of the scene depicted. So know you know what was meant on old maps which warned of unexplored places: 'Here be monsters.'

A woman carried off by a tigress: Because females are so much tastier than males

An orang outan abducting a woman: Has he escaped from the set of Big Foot And The Hendersons?

A chimpanzee capturing a woman: You're my wife now!

A great hunter in a perilous position: That rifle's not going to help you now