Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Brothers of the Serpent: Episode #014


We start this episode off with a few interesting news items that lead to another short discussion about the Elastic Universe Hypothesis and how it might be tested via an interesting anomaly that happens only beneath a full solar eclipse. And also how archaeologists are dumb because for like a hundred years they've been trying to study ancient astronomical observatories during the daytime.

We then move on to the subject of the Black Knight Satellite at the request of a listener(thanks J), which means we get into Long Delay Echoes, ancient space probes, Phillip K. Dick and V.A.L.I.S.

After that, we talk about a strange correlation between gigantic pyramids in Mexico, China, and Indonesia, then finish up with a brief discussion of a very mysterious place in China known as the Longyou Grottoes.



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Gravitic Lensing (theoretically) caused by the gravity of a galaxy cluster in the foreground, warping the light of galaxies behind it into circular arcs(btw the very bright object on the upper right is a star in our own galaxy)



Graph of LDEs


Epsilon Bootes constellation


Some believe this photo taken from the space shuttle captured the elusive Black Knight


NASA map of PHAs(Potentially Hazardous Asteroids)
This map does not include comets. We're all gonna die.

Teotihuacan




It's pretty big.....I guess




Why was this place encased in Mica??


Volcanic mountain near Teotihuacan



Pyramids in China




They refer to them as "mausoleums"


They're totally not pyramids. See the trees? Hills. Just hills.


Pyramid of the first Chinese emperor. The Terracotta warriors are nearby.


The top of Gunung Padang in Indonesia

The top level was made using basalt columns that form naturally when lava hits seawater

The top level is about 2500 years old. The lowest levels are 30,000 years old.


The Terracotta Warriors

This is just a few of them....there are over 6,000 in total, plus horses

That's a lotta clay mmkay

Note each has very unique individual features


One of the Longyou Grottoes. The light is coming through an opening that was the original pool on the surface

Who did this? Where did all the rock go? Where are the fish?


That would seem like a "bottomless" pool

Note the extremely uniform marks on the walls

Each grotto is many levels deep

The rooms are cavernous and huge

A close-up of the marks on the walls. Toothpicks and dedication? Or advanced machinery?


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