What one amateur observer did that kicked NASA into action – the backstory and timeline

Watts Up With That?

“But who’s going to listen to some guy in his basement with a coil of copper wire on his roof?”

We’ve covered this before, and now here’s the backstory and timeline from NASA Goddard, it’s fun reading.

A Detailed Timeline of The IMAGE Mission Recovery

The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, or IMAGE, spacecraft was re-discovered in January 2018 after more than twelve years of silence. A powerhouse of magnetosphere and aurora research, the IMAGE mission was a key driver of studies of the Sun-Earth connection from its launch on March 25, 2000, until its last contact on Dec. 18, 2005.

Now a watchful citizen scientist, NASA, and a team of IMAGE scientists and engineers detected and received data from the spacecraft. Here’s how it happened.

Saturday, Jan. 20

1:39 AM EST:  Amateur astronomer Scott Tilley in Roberts Creek, British Columbia, using his home satellite detection rig, begins his…

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Read The #NunesMemo Here

I can see some FISC judges getting quite pissed at being used and made a party to tawdry political shenanigans.

Watts Up With That?

Monitoring Twitter, a number of people are reporting some download sites aren’t working. So, since WUWT has been setup to handle such things (Climategate for example) here is the memo in full. Some might say “Why is WUWT getting into the polictical mess that has nothing to do with climate?”.

Well, if you monitor Twitter like I do, you’ll see that many of the major players in climate alarmism are Tweeting about it. I figure if Michael Mann can rail about it

…the least I can do is provide a link for the document.

370598711-House-Intelligence-Committee-Report-On-FISA-Abuses (PDF)

(updated to include Mann’s Tweet)

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The Fake News Doomsday Clock

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DoomsdayScientists Scientists will go to any extreme to get that grant!

Not content with the seemingly endless effluent of fear and fakery spewed out of their various orifices, the media have have yet more fear and fakery to spread courtesy of their erstwhile academic colleagues;

What I found rather surprising was that the Cuban missile crisis was omitted from the doom mongering clocks movements of the past. As their own website states [my emphasis];

Were the hands moved during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962?

No. They were not moved during the 10-day crisis because too little was known at the time about the circumstances of the standoff or what the outcome would be

The following section is really just a diversion, because the clock is moved on current “major global” threats not after the fact hindsight;

In fact, after the crisis, US and Soviet leaders installed a direct telephone line…

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NASA fixes Voyager 1 deep space probe by firing thrusters not used in 37 years

They don’t make ’em like they used to 😁

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Getting any response from 13 billion miles away is quite a feat.
But what will the aliens make of Chuck Berry?

Engineers experience “joy and incredulity” as a successful test extends the life of the farthest human-made object from Earth, reports Sky News.

NASA has been able to extend the life of one of its space probes travelling 13 billion miles from Earth by firing up dormant thrusters not used for 37 years.

Voyager 1 was launched in September 1977 and is the only human-made object in interstellar space – the environment between the stars.

But after four decades of exploration which have taken in fly-bys of Jupiter and Saturn, engineers found that the primary thrusters which orient the space probe had severely degraded.

So, in an attempt to keep Voyager 1 operable, NASA tested four thrusters on the back side of the spacecraft which have not been…

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Winter Forecast

Winter:

I wrote this down about two weeks ago after spotting some patterns. November looks like a cold shot will start but we’ll see what happens after.

Theme wet, cold and changeable.

Nov warm start, wsw gales but not intense, changeable and wet but not overly so becomes east focused as cold moves in later 3rd week on. Pressure builds, lies over UK, N sea and N/NW France sharp frost frequent fog. Pressure eases and fog/frost moister warmer air.

December: start cyclonic weak depressions with sleet snow in nw & later snow generally over uk sharp frosts s/e as lows pass, then deep low? Large variations in temp with passing of lows, clear skies and nw/sw influence. Thunder and lightning possible during this period. Pressure builds from nw. Calms. Frost and fog. Temps in low 20s °F. towards month end large elongated low splits to rapid deepening low over s, pulls cold air west leading to blizzards but not a freeze as like heat of June short sharp burst. Deep snow likely to melt fast as temps rises after. Adhesive snowfall. Pressure rises, cold. Mostly cyclonic month but few deep gales.

Jan continues changeable mostly coldish ending mild. Start cold then briefly mild as low passes but becoming steadily milder due to frequent depressions.

Feb cold but not a freeze. Sharp night frosts. Quiet. Shift from cyclonic at month start. Temps falling. Frost and quiet. Cold nights, mild days. Probably warmer mid month as high recedes losing frosts but mostly calm. Returns week of . 14th and ends month with increasing frost and fog.

Mar April May quite below average. Snow showers frequent but not a freeze. Less cold nights due to frequent changes/cloud cover but cold winds lots of showery weather.

The Atomic Comet: On The Far Side

The tapestry continues to be unpicked.

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Following the Terrestrial Thorium line of enquiry to the Far Side of the Moon very rapidly becomes a fascinating journey to the Far Side as the Settled Science turns to dust and this independent observer is led to conclude the once wandering Earth only settled into it’s current steady orbital rhythm after it became entrained with the Moon.

The point of departure for this journey to the Far Side is the Tale of Two Thoriums as narrated by the Near and Far sides of the Moon.

The asymmetry in the distribution of Thorium spread across the Lunar surface starkly highlights the scientific shambles that is the KREEP narrative.

The gamma-ray spectrometer data shows that the rocks rich in potassium, rare earth elements and phosphorus, known as KREEP, are concentrated in the Mare Imbrium rim, the nearside maria and highlands near Imbrium and the Mare Ingenii South Pole-Aitken basin…

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