• Someone Forgot To Photoshop — NASA Releases Image from Curiosity With Strange Image in Background

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    As more and more images are being beamed to Earth from NASA’s Curiosity rover that is, at least if you believe what they tell you, currently seated in the Gale crater on Mars, people are excitedly taking in the rare chance to look at another world up close and personal. However, NASA inadvertently released one image that is causing quite a storm of curiosity itself. Read more »

  • Neil Armstrong Passes Away at Age 82 — Secrets Taken With Him?

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    There are dozens of articles out there serving as proper obituaries for American hero Neil Armstrong who passed away on Saturday. He was, of course, the first man to set foot on the moon as part of the Apollo missions back in the 1960s. The world watched by the millions as Armstrong landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, making his famous quotation that lives in the history books. We won’t retread this ground because all of the news organizations are doing a wonderful job of commemorating a great man. But this is a conspiracy site, as you know, and we do feel the need to provide our readers with a little insight into what this means to the conspiracy world. Read more »

  • Spiders on Mars? Strange Photographs of Martian Surface Inspire Intrigue

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    Speculation is running rampant about a series of photographs taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter back in 2010 that is just now going public. In the photos, as you can see below, small black objects that many think bear an uncanny resemblance to earthly spiders are seen “sunbathing.” As you might imagine, the photos are sparking plenty of wild theories, some even going as far as to say that it could be microorganisms hanging out. That theory of course is completely unconfirmed and according to scientists extremely unlikely.

    The spots aren’t an altogether new discovery. They were first noticed as far back as 1998. They show up on the surface when Mars starts to warm up. This supports the idea that it could be living organisms coming out from hibernation in a harsh winter on the Red Planet, but the fact that they appear in the same place over and over again seems to balance that theory back out by taking away a nice point of evidence for it being life. When winter comes back around, they promptly disappear again. Read more »

  • Another Asteroid Passes Close to Earth — PHA 2012 QG42 Undiscovered Before August 26

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    Asteroid PHA 2012 QG42 (catchy, huh?) is somewhere between 625 and 1400 feet across. When an asteroid name starts out with the PHA designation, it says something about the situation. PHA stands for “potentially hazardous asteroid.” Hazardous to who? Earth of course. This one is not going to strike the Earth, scientists have said certainly. It will get uncomfortably close in astronomical terms, passing within 1.8 million miles. That is only seven times as far as the distance between the planet and the Moon, to give you a way to visualize it. Not too scary, huh? Read more »

  • Curiosity’s Top Secret Discovery for the “History Books” — Did the Mayans Know About Life on Mars?

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    It’s impossible to ignore the conspiracy undertones in this fascinating story that has been brewing over the last several days. We all know about Curiosity, the rover that is currently doing its thing on Mars. We all watched breathlessly to make sure it landed okay, and for a moment, we reveled in the accomplishment. But then the drudgery of NASA and scientific experiments that 95% of the American public don’t and don’t want to understand too over, and soon Curiosity was nothing more than a little blurb in the world news section of the paper. Curiosity got back in the news in a big way this past week when one of the scientists involved in the project spilled the beans, saying that Curiosity had hit pay dirt in one of its experiments and once they were through making sure the discovery was bulletproof, it would be “one for the history books.” Read more »

  • Bright Object in Martian Dirt Raising Eyebrows

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    Well, for the second time so far, the Mars rover Curiosity has returned a photograph that has something in it that is fueling massive speculation. On one of Curiosity’s first voyages, an object was seen in the distance. It was eventually determined to be a piece of the rover itself that had fallen off. Now, the latest photograph shows a tiny white speck of something that stands out in great contrast against the red Martian soil. Only a millimeter or so, it was unearthed (okay, that’s a funny word for it) when the rover used a mechanical arm to scoop up some of the dirt. Read more »

  • Planetary Resources Plans to Mine Asteroids

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    In something right out of your favorite science-fiction novel (I don’t know, maybe Andrew Appleby’s Rise of the Cerians), a company that was started three years ago now with some mystery is now revealing its intentions. Planetary Resources intends to attempt to mine asteroids near the Earth for materials we can use back home. This includes water and platinum metals. Sound crazy? Well, consider this. Some real heavy hitters are part of the project, including Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Ross Perot Jr., former Microsoft engineer Charles Simonyi, and James Cameron. This is serious business, and they expect to launch their equipment in the next two years. Read more »

  • New Estimations of Habitable Planets Boost Chances of Finding Life on Other Planets

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    Discovering exoplanets, that is, planets that are outside of our solar system, is all the rage these days.  Almost every week there is a story or two about more of these being discovered, and some, like the Kepler ones, have even been targeted as places that might resemble Earth from afar and could even harbor life.  However, astronomers have now gave those that dream of finding life out there somewhere a new reason to hope. Read more »

  • Real Disasters You Never Heard About — The Solar Storm of 1859 and NASA’s Blackout Prediction in 2013 — Repeat on December 17-18??

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on August 1, 2012. The original text has not been altered in any way. Common Sense Conspiracy was already on top of this as a possibility. Now, in light of a prediction that is making the conspiracy circles that the Carrington Event may be repeated in just a couple of weeks, we felt it prudent to bring this article back to the front page as more people might be looking for the suddenly more pertinent information.

    Common Sense Conspiracy has repeatedly touched on solar storms and the solar cycle in our articles, especially with more interest in it of late because the current solar cycle is nearing its most active point. Our point was always that these solar cycles run in periods of around eleven years, are a known phenomenon, and repeat themselves for as long as anyone has paid attention. What happens is that there is just enough time between this part of the cycle and the last one for people to forget about it. In conspiracy circles, this can lead to people being drawn into a fear mongering campaign as some websites (not this one) present these perfectly normal situations as international calamities. Read more »

  • Will the Earth’s Magnetic Pole Shift in 2012? Get the Facts

    Published 16 Дек 2012 admin No Reviews

    There are many people out there that are latching on to the theory that the Earth is poised for magnetic pole shift in 2012.  One of the reasons this has become such prevalent conspiracy theory fodder is the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar, which many believe will be the end of the world as we know it.  But what is the scientific data behind the idea of a magnetic pole shift?  Is it imminent?  And what would be the consequences if this came to be sooner rather than later?

    Let’s start with the reality here.  The Earth does indeed seem to shift its magnetic poles from time to time.  From time to time in Earth terms means millions of years.  Many scientists today have hypothesized that the Earth experiences a magnetic pole shift on the average about every half a million years.  What does that mean?  It’s simple, really.  The Earth’s magnetic pole reverses.  So north would be south and south would be north and so on.  The “North Pole” would be in Antarctica.  That is the theory, and there is scientific evidence to back up the phenomenon. Read more »