Lake That Turns Animals to Stone? Not Quite.
“Lake Natron in Tanzania is one of the most serene lakes in Africa, but it’s also the source of some of the most phantasmagorical photographs ever captured — images that look as though living animals had instantly turned to stone.”
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As Live Science reports:
The expert analysis suggests this is just a glacial deposit that the Ocean X Team “discovered” in a low-resolution sonar scan. Nothing more than rock.
Looks to be a hoax… and mind you not even an elaborate one at that.
“In this case, the team clearly has a lot to gain from an extraordinary claim,” he said. “Mr. Lindberg is already making plans to take ‘wealthy tourists’ down in his submarine to view the object. If he had used a rock hammer to break off a small piece of the object, a geologist could have determined whether it was a pillow basalt in a few minutes. But if it turned out to be a pillow basalt and not a ‘mysterious UFO-like object’, Mr. Lindberg wouldn’t have much of a business plan, would he?”
Some Articles about this supposed UFO.
It appears that a giant gas cloud is going to be “eaten” by a large black hole. I am sure there is a silly joke in there somewhere.
The normally quiet neighborhood around the massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy is being invaded by a gas cloud that is destined in just a few years to be ripped, shredded and largely eaten.
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Reports indicate this is going to pass somewhat close to the earth. Here is a snippet from the article:
An asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier will dart between the Earth and moon on Tuesday — the closest encounter by such a huge rock in 35 years.
So lets hope the scientist’s 100% guarentee “It Won’t Hit” stands true.
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I thought this was pretty interesting. I wonder if there is a hidden meaning behind this, rather than just a goof.
Snippet from article:
Art restorers have discovered the figure of a devil hidden in the clouds of one of the most famous frescos by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, church officials said on Saturday.
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HONOLULU (AP) — Astronomers have captured the first direct image of a planet being born.
Adam Kraus, of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, said the planet is being formed out of dust and gas circling a 2-milion-year-old star about 450 light years from Earth…
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