Discovery Channel did a short segment on Billy Meier recently, the Swiss farmer who had extensive contact with the Pleiadians, or Plejarens as they prefer to call themselves. Discovery did a bit of a hatchet job on Billy, but he remains a pioneer of ET contact.
Billy flew around Mars with the Plejarens in 1976 and saw American spacecraft there at that time. Here are some photos of his space and time travels, narrated by Randy Winters.
By contrast in the article that follows, NASA maintains the pretense that it’s searching for life on Mars even though the secret space fleet has been holding meetings on Mars, according to “Henry Deacon” (Arthur Neumann) and Andrew Basiago, since the 1970s.
New technology could answer life-on-Mars question
By SHIRLEY JINKINS, FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM
September 18, 2011
Houston and Texas
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration believes that a University of Texas at Arlington chemistry professor’s technology may hold the key for determining whether life could exist on Mars and could even help humans explore the Red Planet someday.
Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop an ion chromatograph that is durable enough to withstand extraterrestrial extremes and sensitive enough to pick out differences between ions.
“He’s developed a new system for testing the chemical composition of the soil on Mars,” said Pamela Jansma, dean of UTA’s College of Science. “We don’t understand much about Martian soil, so for any kind of new technology to be able to adapt to the conditions of the Martian surface is new.”
An ion chromatograph separates and detects ions, which are atoms or molecules bearing an electrical charge. The device can identify a broad range of ions.
“By creating an easily portable and robustly designed ion chromatograph, we’re hoping to rapidly expand scientists’ knowledge of extraterrestrial geology and geochemistry,” Dasgupta stated. “With this machine, we should be able to unequivocally answer if organic ions are present.”
Finding organic ions in Martian soil could lead to identifying organic compounds, which are necessary for life to exist.
Dasgupta’s project was one of eight nationwide to be funded recently by grants from NASA’s astrobiology program.
“Every scientist deep down is fascinated with the solar system and curious about whether there’s life elsewhere,” Jansma said. “This type of research captivates people.”
Dasgupta will design and build an open tubular ion chromatograph that weighs no more than 3 kilograms. Researchers and students will test it in Chile’s Atacama Desert, one of the most arid, barren places on Earth.
After that, they’ll refine the machine for use on Mars.
Dasgupta’s collaborators on the project include professors from Texas Tech and Tufts universities and a NASA research scientist.
“As it goes from conceptual stages to the prototype to field research, you can really see the process associated with research and development,” Jansma said. “Students can really see it from start to finish. How exciting to have something that is intended to go another planet.”
The four-year time frame is a plus to students, Jansma said.
“It’s enough time to take undergraduate and graduate students, involve them in an innovative project, and then they can use what they’re doing for their graduate research,” Jansma said. “It’s also broad enough and of sufficient interest to so many people.”