Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tumbleweed Rover

Try to imagine a man made tumbleweed exploring mars. Have any idea what it looks like?

Here’s a glimpse:
The concept of the Tumbleweed rover was designed to flow with the wind. Mars has strong winds which the Tumbleweed rover can make full use.Conserving energy and exploring larger range of the planet. But this rover has no planned mission yet since it’s still being studied.

A Mars rover is an automated vehicle which is used to explore the surface of Mars. Rovers have a huge advantage over stationed landers. They can examine more territory, automated, solar powered, can withstand extreme weathers, and can collect sample items from the planet. Over the years, there have been atleast 3 successful rovers sent by NASA to Mars.

Sojourner rover
 Probably the most famous rover since it landed on Mars on 1997
 Spirit Rover
Landed on Mars on January 4, 2004. Originally designed for a 90 Sol mission . But due to it’s continues profound discoveires, it was extended several times.  And now, it’s stuck on Mars due to technical failures.

A sol = 1 Martian day (longer than an Earth day at 24 hours and 37 mins).
The twin sister of Spirit landed on the opposite side of Mars on January 25, 2004. Also designed for a 90 Sol mission. Both Spirit and Opportunity was launched to explore the what looks like a former water bed billion years old.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Judgement Day

End of days is coming! Repent while you still can!
It's on the news, TV, internet, it's everywhere. Year 2011 is the Judgement Day! Is this for real? What are the facts? are they credible? what should I do?


Historically, there are 2 distinct verses in the bible:  
Genesis 7:14 "Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made". and  

2 Peter 3:6-8, "By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
These verses clearly states that the cataclysm will come years 
after the great flood.But the problem is, there's no exact date 
of the Great flood but studies shows that it did happened.
According to a book,the great flood was estimated to have happened in
the year 4990 BC.If 1 day is equal to 1,000 years,then God's hidden 
message to Noah was 7,000 years .If we project 7,000 years into the
future from 4990 BC,we find that it falls on the year 2011 AD. 
How to convert BC years to AD years?
Simply treat the AD year as negative. (-2011 AD)
4990 + 2011 = 7001

When counting from an Old Testament date to a New Testament date, always subtract one year because there is no year zero, resulting in:
4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7,000 years exactly.

Is the exact day of judgement mentioned?

May 21,2011
Matthew 24:21 "For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will be."
Scholars believes that Pentecost started in May 22, 33 AD.Studies shows that church age began on the day of Pentecost.Then1,955 years later, it's said that it came to an end on May 21st, the day before Pentecost in 1988. It's also believed that the great tribulation will last for 23 years starting in May 21,1988 up to May 21,2011.

October 21,2011
Isaiah 26:21 "For behold, the LORD comes out of His place
                      To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
                      The earth will also disclose her blood,
                     And will no more cover her slain.
Famine, earthquakes, war, and dead will rise.All those who died will be resurrected with their bodies to be judged. The saved ones will immediately leave this world and be forever with the lord. Those unsaved ones, will roam this world with their lifeless bodies. Death will be everywhere.

Genesis 7:24 "And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days."
150 days / 30 days in a month = 5 Months

5 months starting May 21,2011 is October 21,2011 which is
also the last day of the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles (held simultaneously with the Feast of Ingathering).

Exodus 23:16 "and the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors which you have sown in the field; and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field."

Exodus 34:22
"And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end."

The said feasts states that it's at the "end of the year" though it's celebrated in the Hebrew's 7th month which is not at the end of the year. Stating that Oct 21,2011 is the last day of earth.

2 Peter 3:10 "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up."

The Bible is a very complex source of codes. There are still verses being translated and identifies as either myth or history. Some passage even says that end of days is by the year 2012, some even states that it's around 3000.But what's compelling is the facts being discovered from different sources that backs the Bible's story.

Magnetic Polar Shifts
Recent studies shows that this is already happening. In fact, some airport runways already changed their runway locator because it's no longer in-sync with the north pole.
Another rare phenomena is linked to this case. The seemingly mass suicide of birds while on flight.This is because the Earth's weakening magnetosphere is allowing poisonous space gas to enter earth which comes in contact with birds.

Planet X (Planet Nibiru)
The 10th Planet which is next to Pluto. Discovered in 2005

Why name it Planet X?
 > Because scientists are not fully convinced that it's really a Planet. It's larger than Jupiter making Pluto look like a moon, It has no unique axis around the sun. They even suggest that it could be a comet nearing earth. Ever wondered why there's no actual footage of it? It's because they can't distinguish where it'll appear. Unlike the 9 planets we have.Because of this, a theory of comet hitting earth is very much alive.Imagine the size of Jupiter which is larger than Earth hitting our Planet. It's total extinction. Previous discoveries even states a planet-like between the Sun and Mercury which were visible for a few hours but suddenly disappeared and never saw it again. It's either burned by the sun or floated away somewhere.If it's a planet, it should have a stable axis but where is it now? It's more possible that it's a comet with the size of Mercury and still destructive once it hits Earth.

Earth will change rotation
The March's 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan already changed the earth's rotation which will affect the earth's climate change in the coming years.Worse scenario, the polar cap will melt thus making the sea level rise dramatically.

The Dark Sun
First thing that hits our mind is an eclipse.If it is, It's not the moon covering the sun but a huge entity like a comet nearing Earth.Or, the Sun dies.The Death of the Sun is estimated to be a billion years from now.

The surface of the Earth becomes inhabitable
This could happen when the sun comes too close to Earth or Temperature will rise dramatically. Our planet is protected by  the Ozone layer which deflects the Sun's harmful rays away from our planet. The sun produces radioactive Solar flares which can reach our planet within seconds. Once the Ozone layer is destroyed, we'll take a direct hit of these flares, killing everything on the surface. Making it extremely hot that will make the seas boil and evaporate in a fast rate.

There's a lot of possible ways that can result to an end of days. Everything is possible with God. But the only truth is, No human really knows the end of days.You may predict what will happen in the future but you can never tell the exact date of the end.

What are the possibilities that these events are False?
According to the latest research done by an Astrophysicist, The Mayan Calendar doesn't state any date about the end of the world.
The Mayan civilization existed from 250-900 A.D. Archaeologists have been able to decipher their many calendars, and the most fascinating of them all is the "Long Count" calendar. The discovery of this calendar triggered the minds of theorists and doomsayers whose out to make some fast bucks.

This calendar was used by Mayas to record past and future events. Their other calendars were too short to record any date beyond 52 years. The 52-year calendar is known as the "Calendar Round". This was used to approximate an individual's lifespan or a generation.
This calendar meant that events in a person's life could be recorded over 52 years or spanning 18,980 unique days. What if they want to keep note of an event that occurred more than 52 years ago? or an event more than 52 years into the future? This where the "Long Count" calendar comes in.This calendar has a cycle of 5,126 years as agreed by the Mayan scholars.Their scholars sets the year to begin in the year 3114 BC. (Converted to our modern calendar) so it's first lifespan will end on exactly 2012 AD. Dec 21 came from the day of the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere.