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French fishing vessel expected to rescue stranded sailor

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/11/2010

Rescue teams are heading Friday to a remote area in the Indian Ocean to fetch a stranded 16-year old California sailor girl who lost contact as she tried to circumnavigate the globe in her yacht.

Abby Sunderland, who is trying to be the world’s youngest to sail around the world, had lost satellite contact on Thursday and issued a distress call after what appeared to be a rogue wave hit the boat damaging its communications equipment.

“We are absolutely over the moon. We are very, very happy and excited that the Australian search and rescue jumped on this right away, got a plane after her, said Laurence Sunderland, Abby’s father.

Australian rescue officials said a Qantas Airbus A330 spotted “Wild Eyes,” her yacht, and was able to make radio contact with her. A French fishing vessel was diverted to her location and expected to arrive in the next 24 hours, the family said.

Abby’s mother, Marianna Sunderland, said rescue coordinators in Australia told the family that Abby is “fine” and that the boat is upright.

“She has food, water and she is running her heater, keeping warm. So she seems to be in good spirits and that’s about all we really know for sure,” she said.

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Asteroid probe due to land Sunday in South Australia.

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/10/2010

Artist's rendering of Hayabusa probe

Hayabusa — the Japanese probe launched seven years ago to try to capture the first samples from an asteroid — is on its way home and is due to land Sunday in South Australia.

Touchdown for the craft’s capsule is set for 10 a.m. ET Sunday  in a remote part of the Australian outback. The final trajectory correction took place Tuesday. So it’s not at all clear if the returning capsule will contain any asteroid dust in its collection canister. Scientists say the dust could help them gain new understanding of how the solar system formed.

“This is the second highest velocity re-entry of a capsule in history,” said Peter Jenniskens, a scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Centre. “Such man-made objects entering with interplanetary speed do not happen every day, and we hope to get a ringside seat to this one.”

The 40-centimetre-wide containment capsule will separate from the main spacecraft well above the Earth’s atmosphere. It will eventually deploy a parachute to help slow its landing. The capsule also has a radio beacon.

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California teen sailing solo is missing in Indian Ocean

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/10/2010

Last known position in red

A 16-year-old California girl who is attempting to sail solo around the world triggered a distress signal during rough seas in the Indian Ocean on Thursday, her family said.

Sunderland’s small sailboat was last located “in the middle of nowhere,” about 2,000 miles east of Madagascar and 2,000 miles west of Australia, Pinkston said. Her emergency beacon was detected at 8 a.m. ET Thursday.

Sunderland began her journey from Marina del Rey, California, on January 23 with the goal of sailing her 40-foot boat around the world without stopping. Mechanical troubles forced her to make two stops for repairs, including at Cape Town, South Africa, in April.

She’s kept in touch with family and followers through a satellite telephone. Her website has published frequent blog updates, including one posted Wednesday.

“The last few days have pretty busy out here,” Sunderland wrote in her last blog entry. “I’ve been in some rough weather for awhile with winds steady at 40-45 knots with higher gusts. With that front passing, the conditions were lighter today.” The Australian coast guard and the Reunion Island government — a French island that is the closest land to her last position are involved in the search.

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UFOs filmed over Vatican city by 3 soldiers

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/10/2010

According to reports the video was taken from a cell phone by three soldiers who were on duty Guarding a U.S. ambassador’s residence in Vatican city. Openmindstv has an excellent story on it. I highly recommend you go there to read more on this story…

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Newly discovered comet visible in morning sky

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/10/2010

A recently discovered comet is surprising skywatchers by becoming brighter than predictions had first suggested and can now be seen with the unaided eye during the next few weeks.

Comet McNaught, officially catalogued as C/2009 R1, was discovered by Australian astronomer Robert McNaught last September using the using the 0.5-meter Uppsala Schmidt telescope and a CCD camera. It’s the 51st comet that bears McNaught’s name.

Although initially an extremely faint object, enough observations of the newfound comet were made to allow Brian Marsden of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., to calculate an orbit.

Comet McNaught is expected to pass closest to the sun (perihelion) on July 2, at a distance of 37 million miles (60 million km). The sky map shows where to look in order to spot the comet in the morning sky. (SkyMap below)

The comet is visible now for people with dark skies away from urban and suburban lighting. By mid-June it may be an easy skywatching target for most people.

Comets brighten when the get nearer to the sun, because solar radiation boils icy particles and dust off the comet’s nucleus. A cloud of material called a head, or coma, and sometimes a tail form. It’s all illuminated by reflected sunlight.

The most recent “reliable” observation was made by Alexandre Amorim of Florianopolis,Brazil who saw the comet on June 6 using 10×50 binoculars and estimated the magnitude as +5.5. That’s about as bright as the faintest star in the bowl of the Little Dipper (on this scale, smaller numbers represent brighter objects). In the coming days, the comet is expected to continue to brighten as it gets closer to the sun.

If you want to get a view of the comet, you’ll have to get up early in the morning. Set your alarm clock for at least two hours before sunrise. For most people that will mean around 3:30 a.m. local time. The comet is currently moving through the constellation of Perseus, the Hero, which at that early hour will be low in the northeast part of the sky.

The comet will pass to the south of the second magnitude star, Mirfak around June 14. Both star and comet will be about 20-degrees above the northeast horizon (10-degrees is roughly equal to the width of your clenched fist held at arm’s length; so the comet will be about “two fists” up from the horizon). Don’t expect anything spectacular just yet, however.

The comet should appear as a dim and diffuse, circular patch of light. Binoculars or a small telescope will help to bring it out better; you might even make out a faint greenish color.

sky map

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Rocket found pointing toward Hemet police building. A $200,000 reward is being offered!

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/09/2010

M29A2 rocket

Hemet, California–Police said Tuesday that a “suspicious device” found on the roof of a business after a fire earlier this month was a rocket. Authorities are attempting to determine whether the case is connected to a series of attacks on the Hemet Gang Task Force.

The fire was reported June 3 at Los Altos Market in Hemet. Police said the nine-pound, inert training rocket malfunctioned and landed on the roof of the building, where firefighters found it after the blaze was extinguished.

Authorities said the M29A2 rocket was pointed in the general direction of the Hemet Police Department,

The discovery came amid an investigation into attacks against the city’s Gang Task Force and City of Hemet property.
When the blaze was first reported June 3, Lt. Duane Wisehart said, “Based on the type of device, time of occurrence and close proximity to the police facility, the investigation is being handled by the same task force as the prior attacks on police and city buildings and vehicles.”

The attacks began in December when a gas line of the roof of the Gang Task Force building was directed into the building. In February, a device described as a “home-made zip-gun” was discovered as a task force officer opened a gate at the building.

In March, an explosive device was attached to an unmarked patrol car. Later than month, four city code enforcement trucks were torched in the Hemet City Hall parking lot.

In April, a fire damaged a mobile home used for police training.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which burned pallets at the market.

A $200,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest
and convictions of the person or persons responsible for the attacks against
the Hemet Police Department and the Hemet/San Jacinto Regional Gang Task Force.

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BP buys Google, Yahoo search words to keep people away from real news on Gulf oil spill disaster

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/08/2010

In their most tenacious effort to control the ‘spin’ on the worst oil spill disaster in the history, BP has purchased top internet search engine words so they can re-direct people away from real news on the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.

BP spokesman Toby Odone confirmed to ABC News that the oil giant had in fact bought internet search terms. So now when someone searches the words ‘oil spill’,  on the internet, the top link will re-direct  them to BP’s official company website.

This would not be the first time that BP has tried to control information to protect the company’s public image.

Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20, 2010, BP executives quickly underestimated the size of the disastrous oil spill. Some suggest they did it to avoid costly EPA per-gallon spill fines. The less oil spilled, the lower the fines.

A month into the spill, the public learned through independent science, that the spill was in fact a million gallon a day gusher. BP got caught in their own lie when the used a syphon pipe in one of the broken riser pipes and proudly proclaimed that they were capturing 5,000 barrels of oil a day. With the oil obviously still gushing, they had to up their spill rate to explain the reported discrepancy in their earlier estimates.

As the dead bodies of birds, turtles and dolphins began showing up on land, BP used a private security company as their ‘oil spill police’  to try to keep photographers and reporters away from the true death toll from their spill. Tides of black goo lapping a shore lined in corpses did not portray the company image Tony Hayward and his oil rich executives wanted.

BP can spend millions on advertising campaigns, and they can try to misdirect people on the internet. But no matter how hard BP tries or how much money they spend on public relations, they will never be able to hide the apocalypse unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico. You just can’t buy or smile your way out of a multi-billion gallon oil spill disaster.

The world is watching the Gulf of Mexico from airplanes, boats and satellite images. Sending people to the BP company website when they click on the words ‘oil spill’ is not going to erase the horrors of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, nor will the trickery of British Petroleum.

The main stream media is useless, They seem to have to get the facts from BP or some talking head from the government who only talks about red tape and permits. As is usually the case when it comes to a complex issues, the MSM has spent a lot of time finger-pointing without much of an idea what they’re pointing at. It’s just a big mess out of control and our leaders are “Useless” whether you voted for a Republican or a Democrat just about every damn one of them has crawled under a rock, I mean really take a look… “Where in the hell did they all go?” Where are they?

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Hints of life found on Saturn moon

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/06/2010

Two potential signatures of life on Saturn’s moon Titan have been found by the Cassini spacecraft. But scientists are quick to point out that non-biological chemical reactions could also be behind the observations.

Titan is much too cold to support liquid water on its surface, but some scientists have suggested that exotic life-forms could live in the lakes of liquid methane or ethane that dot the moon’s surface.

In 2005, Chris McKay of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field and Heather R Smith of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, calculated that such microbes could eke out an existence by breathing in hydrogen gas and eating the organic molecule acetylene, creating methane in the process.

This would result in a lack of acetylene on Titan and a depletion of hydrogen close to the moon’s surface, where the microbes would live, they said.

Now, measurements from the Cassini spacecraft have borne out these predictions, hinting that life may be present. Read more here

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Joran van der Sloot transferred before reporters.

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/06/2010

Joran van der Sloot, the young man suspected of murdering Stephany Flores (21) whose remains were found May 30 in a hotel room he had rented, was transferred this afternoon to the headquarters of the Public Ministry to appear before Prosecutor Espinoza Sotomayor, of the Criminal Prosecution Unit in Lima.

The Police Homicide Division moved him, surrounded by tight security, to the headquarters of the Prosecutor in Abancay Avenue in Lima. As suspected earlier in the day, the police asked to extend the period of detention for their investigation in order for the prosecution to continue interrogation to determine the innocents or guilt of Van der Sloot.

The preliminary detention of the alleged murderer of Stephany Flores had expired 24 hours after his expulsion from Chile. The presiding judge ordered his detention extended by seven days in response to the request made by the Prosecutor Espinoza Sotomayor.

According to Peruvian Canal N, Espinoza Sotomayor says that the case is still developing and more time is needed to continue investigating and questioning the chief suspect in the murder of Stephany Flores.

This new extention to detention occurs as the preliminary detention expired 24 hours after Joran van der Sloot was expelled from Chile. The Dutch citizen was moved this afternoon from the headquarters of the Dirincri to the Public Ministry and then returned to the police station where he remains to date. As of this evening, Joran Van der Sloot again remains within Dirincri headquarters in Lima.

More Photos here>>

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Bright Fireball Slams Into Jupiter. Flash from new impact caught on film.

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/05/2010

Amateur astronomers Anthony Wesley (whose video this is) of Australia and Christopher Go of the Philippines have independently observed an impact event on Jupiter. The strike occurred at 20:31 UT on June 3rd, 2010 and produced a bright flash of light in the giant planet’s cloudtops.

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