Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PLANETARY TREMORS: 5.3 Earthquake in Xinjiang in China Injures 8!

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit a remote county in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Wednesday, causing a car pileup which left eight people injured.

The quake jolted Toksun County of Turpan Prefecture at 9:53 a.m., according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Toksun County is about 160 km from Urumqi, the regional capital. The quake caused several big rocks to roll down a mountain in the neighboring Dabancheng District, and onto a road forcing a driver to slam on his car brakes leading to a 17-car pileup, said Zhang Qirui, an official with the district's road bureau. None of the eight injured were in life threatening conditions, the emergency response office of the Xinjiang regional government said in a press release.

Earlier five people were reportedly hurt in the collision, among whom two were severely injured. The highway section was closed for eight hours before being reopened in the evening. The epicenter was monitored at 43.0 degrees north latitude and 88.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of about 5 km, the center said. The quake was followed by two large aftershocks, measuring 4.2- and 4.1-magnitude and occurring at 9:54 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, according to the center.

A specialist with Xinjiang's earthquake administration said further earthquakes in the region are unlikely. "Quakes over 5-magnitude have rarely been reported in Toksun County over the past 70 years. Citizens do not need to worry," the specialist said. The quake severely damaged 50 homes of farmers and herdsmen in Kerjian Town and the 50 families have moved into tents sent by quake relief teams, according to the emergency response office.

Railway services on two important routes were suspended for two hours for safety checks. Passenger and cargo trains were halted in the Urumqi-Turpan section of the Lanxin Railway, a pivotal link between Urumqi and the city of Lanzhou in northwest China's Gansu Province, and the Turpan section of the Nanjiang Railway, which links Turpan with the city of Korla in southern Xinjiang, the Urumqi Railway Bureau said in a press release. Service resumed at around 12:30 p.m. after safety checks were completed, it said. More than 800 students in Toksun County were taking a national college entrance exam at two local schools when the quake struck, said Gu Kejun, an official with Turpan's education bureau. "About halfway into the test, my desk shook and I was scared. We were then told to leave," said Xia Daiti, a student who was taking the test at Toksun County's No. 1 Middle School. The students were given an additional 70 to 90 minutes to finish the exam after being evacuated, Gu said.
- Xinhaunet News
WATCH:  NTDTV's early report on the earthquake.

EARTH CHANGES: Russia's Wildfires destroys over 600,000 Hectares!

Russian wildfires since the start of the year have destroyed almost three times the forest and crop areas damaged a year earlier, when the country experienced its worst drought in half a century.

Raging wildfires across Russia have left around 20,000 people without electricity and destroyed swathes of land. The fires - three times more extensive than during the same period last year - have so far destroyed some 618,000 hectares. Siberia has been particularly badly affected, the emergency ministry said. On Tuesday fires swept through the Krasnoyarsk region, leaving about 20,000 people without electricity in the town of Kodinsk and the surrounding areas.

These included the construction site of the Boguchany dam, one of the country's largest infrastructure projects. The district has declared a state of emergency, the regional emergency ministry department said. Russia endured the worst heatwave in its recorded history last year. A drought wiped out the harvest and wildfires spread out of control, killing dozens, burning down thousands of houses and threatening military and nuclear installations.
- Sky News.
WATCH: Russia's wildfires destroy huge areas of land.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Severe And Wild Weather Hits Tasmania?!

A severe weather warning has been issued across the state of Tasmania in Australia as winds gusts up to 100 kilometres an hour. Tasmania's emergency services say they've responded to hundreds of calls for assistance as the wild weather continues to wreak havoc

The Tasman Highway at the Sideling near Scottsdale in the state's north east has been affected by heavy snowfalls. Police say the road is still passable, but are warning motorists to drive with care. Similar warnings have been issued for the Midland Highway near Oatlands. Damaging winds will continue to batter Tasmania's north west throughout the morning. Tim Bolden from the Bureau of Meteorology says winds will be strong enough to bring down some tree branches and powerlines. "In the north west we're certainly seeing quite a lot of gusts at the moment, not quite as bad in the central north, but overnight we've seen the strongest gust for the north west has been 128 kilometres an hour at Cape Grim or 69 knots," Mr Bolden said.

The State Emergency Service is helping stop flooding in 12 homes in the Hobart suburbs of Howrah, Tranmere and Warrane. The SES's Iain Burns says crews are using plastic sheeting and sandbags to stop overflow from drains or flooding. "The reports that we get from the residents is that there's just flooding coming into their homes either it's coming from storm water run-off or localised flooding," Mr Burns said. Signs warning of flooding are in place at Rosny Hill Road near the Eastlands shopping centre, while the sliplane from Acton Road on the Tasman highway at Cambridge has been closed. Police are also warning motorists of snow falls on the Midlands Highway at Oatlands, while a burst dam has caused flooding over the Huon Highway at Waterloo. The Weather Bureau is warning of further possible flash flooding in the state's south today. It also says south-west to southerly winds strong enough to bring down tree branches and power lines will come from the west at first and spread statewide as the day progresses. The Bureau says strong southerlies will come from a low to the east of the state. It says swells between four and six metres are forecast which may cause dangerous surf about the south-east coast. Ben Lomond ski operator Errol Williams has told ABC Local Radio the northern alpine region has received a good dump of snow over the past four days. "Well we've done a fair bit of grooming on the beginners slope. We have probably the best early cover and base since 1968 at the moment," Mr Williams said. The road leading to the summit of Ben Lomond is closed and will open to the public tomorrow with some lifts expected to be running next week. The Mount Wellington Pinnacle road is also closed at gate 3.
- ABC Australia.  

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: 600 Dead Penguins Wash Up In Uruguay?!

About 600 dead penguins have washed up on Uruguay's Atlantic coast over the past few days, leaving experts baffled.

Experts are trying to determine what has killed the animals. A navy statement says the latest batch is 200 dead Magellan penguins discovered on the shore at La Paloma about 200km east of Montevideo.

A marine animal rescue group previously reported that the carcasses of 400 Magellan penguins washed up around the resort town of Piriapolis along with dead turtles, dolphins and albatrosses. The resort is about halfway between Montevideo and La Paloma. Experts say it is common for dead penguins to appear in the area at this time of year, but the extent of the die-off appears to be unusual.
- News.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Hundreds of Dead Fish in Pavana, India!

Hundreds of dead fish were found floating in the Pavana river near Ravet and other areas of India, Tuesday morning causing concern among local residents.

The Maharashtra pollution control board (MPCB) has taken samples of the water and fish from four spots in the river and sent them for testing, said H D Gandhe, deputy regional officer, MPCB. Ganesh Bhondwe, Nationalist Congress Party corporator from Punawale village, said, "Some children from our village had gone for a bath around 6 am and found the dead fish in the Pavana river near Mayekar vasti. Also, there was a copper coloured layer floating on the river water. We suspect that some chemical was mixed in the water causing the death of the fish." Bhondwe said he informed the health department and environmental cell of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) about this incident. Assistant commissioner Dilip Gawde said, "I inspected four spots along the Pavana river where the dead fish were found floating. The spots are Kiwale bund, Ravet bund, area near Pune-Satara road and Ravet. The dead fish were also found near the crematorium in Kiwale village, which is located near the northern boundary of the municipal limits. We feel the dead fish may have floated in from outside the municipal limits." R R Iyer, medical officer of health and chief of environmental cell, PCMC, said, "Sanjay Kulkarni, executive engineer, environmental cell, received a message in the morning regarding the incident and we reached the spot around 7.45 am. There were a large number of fish floating in the river. The samples of fish and water were taken and sent to the laboratory for further analysis.

The result of the water sample analysis is expected on Wednesday, while that of the fish samples is expected next week. The exact cause of the fish death will be known once the report comes in. We think the dead fish may have floated into the PCMC limits from upstream areas." Iyer said instructions have been issued to the PCMC health department that the dead fish floating in the Pavana river should be collected and buried. Vikas Patil, president, Pavana Sudhar Manch, said, "Many industries are located in the areas along the Pavana river, upstream of the Pimpri Chinchwad township. The MPCB should take action against the industries that do not treat effluents before discharging them into the river." Patil said, "Hundreds of people in Ravet and Punawale villages wash their clothes and vehicles near Ravet bund and people also defecate in the open near the bund - all this pollutes the river, especially since the Ravet bund is from where the drinking water for the twin township is lifted. The dead fish will start to decompose and emit a foul smell from tomorrow onwards, so the PCMC should promptly clear the water."
- Times of India.

THE DELUGE: Heavy Rains Cause Dislocation Across Jamaica!

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica, has continued the flash flood warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5:00 pm tomorrow. The Met Service said that gradual improvement is expected across the island during the next 12 to 24 hours, as the stationary area of low pressure is becoming weaker across the western Caribbean and remains disorganized. Cloudy conditions will continue with showers and isolated thunderstorm mostly during the afternoon and evening especially across northern parishes. Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that light to moderate showers with isolated thunderstorm affected most parishes last night. The area of low pressure currently has a low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, and the Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.
Heavy rains from a low-pressure system which has been affecting the island since last week caused further dislocation yesterday, leaving at least 14 roads, including the treacherous Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine, impassable and impacting heavily on the movement of traffic in several parishes, including the capital, Kingston. "One hundred and forty-seven roads across the island have been affected since the heavy rainfall started, but we have managed to clear several, while restoring 44 of them to single lane traffic," said Havanol Douglas, communications officer at the National Works Agency (NWA). "We are advising motorists to exercise caution on the roads," Douglas said last night. ater from the Rio Cobre rose approximately nine feet in the gorge Monday night, while the White Ford and the Yallahs rivers in St Thomas overflowed their banks yesterday, leaving the White Ford to Hagley Gap and Mahogany Vale roads impassable. Ronald Jackson, director general of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), told the Observer early yesterday that there were also reports of flooding in sections of Old Harbour, St Catherine and Toll Gate, Clarendon where a freak storm resulted in two housing losing their roofs.

Later, the ODPEM, in a release said flooding was reported in several communities in Clarendon, including Osbourne Store, Milk River, Four Paths, and Swansea in Osbourne where two houses were damaged. In St Catherine, the Adair Gully overflowed, affecting residents of Adair and Goodwood drives, while sections of Chigwell in Hanover and Sherwood Content in Trelawny also reported flooding. According to the ODPEM, a retaining wall collapsed along the north coast highway, in the vicinity of Norwood Gardens, and in Duckheld, Richmond, a section of a road collapsed on a house. The extent of the damage, however, was not clear. Meanwhile, the National Water Commission reported that 80 of its 460 water supply systems were significantly impacted by flood waters, primarily by very high turbidity or muddy inflows, which blocked intakes and dislocated pipelines. A disruption in the public electricity system also caused disruptions in water supply. The National Meteorological Service, meanwhile, urged Jamaicans last night to brace for more rains as possible flooding today as low pressure system was expected to bring more rains today. "The area of low pressure across the western Caribbean remains disorganised and continues to move slowly northward. Unstable weather conditions are expected to persist over Jamaica for the next 24 to 36 hours. Therefore, outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue, especially across northern and western parishes...," the Met Service said. The flash flood warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes remained in effect until this morning. Fishers and other marine interests were advised to exercise extreme caution, as strong winds and rough sea conditions are expected to accompany showers and thunderstorms.
- Jamaica Observer
WATCH: Video playlist of a report from the Jamaica Observer and the nightly newscast from Television Jamaica.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Thousands of Dead Fish in the River Thames!

Thousands of fish have died after large amounts of storm sewage flooded into the River Thames.

More than 450,000 tonnes of sewage overflowed into the river in west London when heavy rain fell on Sunday. The Environment Agency said oxygen had been added along a 1km (0.6m) stretch of water where dead fish and sewage debris has been spotted. Thames Water is carrying out a clear-up operation along a 12km (7.5m) stretch between Kew and Albert Bridge. The Environment Agency said more than 250,000 tonnes of storm sewage from sewer overflows, and at least 200,000 tonnes of storm sewage from the Mogden sewage treatment works in Isleworth, was released into the river at the weekend.

This, combined with the current warm, dry weather and low river flows, resulted in low oxygen levels and fish deaths along a 1km stretch of the river. Fish, including flounder, bream, roach, eel, dace and other aquatic life such as water shrimps, have been found dead. Thames Water has put hydrogen peroxide into the water at three different locations, to add oxygen, and the agency has sent its oxygenation vessels to the area. According to the agency's director, Howard Davidson, discharges from combined sewers happen 50 to 60 times a year and can be caused by as little as 2mm of rainfall. Mr Davidson said that on Sunday, more than 30mm had fallen over west London. He said: "This is a major sewage pollution incident which has caused the death of a huge number of fish.
- BBC.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle in Braccagni (Grosseto), Italy!

Another week, another crop circle in Italy. Following up on the previous formations at Padova and Jesi (Ancona) Marche, a new pattern emerged at Braccagni (Grosseto). The crop circle was reported to the Crop Circle Connector's online database today, June 8th.

Here is a drawing of the formation:

Here is a picture of the pattern:

After Jesi and Savarna cases, we have to add Braccagni (Grosseto). Picture of Vincenzo De Gregorio ( - published in "La Nazione" and "Il Tirreno" on-line, local editions. The news runs anywhere. In pole position "Il Tirreno" on-line edition of Grosseto: Mysterious crop circle in a field at Braccagni. A game or a puzzle? As always, when we speak of "crop circles", the explanation given does not exist. The only certainty is that we are faced with a beautiful, hypnotic circle with circular designs and attractive shapes. discovered by some boys of Grosseto. Grosseto - A crop circle on the outskirts of the city, within walking distance from Braccagni. It was discovered by some young Grosseto young peolple. They have asked their friend, specialized photographer in aerial photographs, to take a picture from above. So Vincenzo Di Gregorio immortalized this beautiful "crop. About how certain phenomena can occur, there is no clear explanation, unless it has been made by man.  At the same time also " La" in the local news of Grosseto, gives the news: A mysterious crop circle. It is the one in the photo, that has been immortalized by Vincenzo De Gregorio ( during a pass over the Maremma with an ultralight aircraft. Grosseto, June 6, 2011 - a crop circle near Braccagni. And 'one in the photo that has been immortalized by Vincenzo De Gregorio ( during a pass over the Maremma with an ultralight aircraft yesterday afternoon. It was not a "random transition" because the signal that there might be a 'circle' or something like that had arrived from a Grosseto friend on Saturday evening, with others, a guest in a hotel near Braccagni, he realized that there might be in a field, in fact, something strange. Any explanation for the phenomenon everyone is inclined to give, one thing seems to us that there can be no doubt: that the design has a certain charm. So the "bridge" (holidays) on June 2nd, has been great for crop circles fans (and perhaps overtime at work for the circle-makers?). This crop, however, looks very good, we hope that someone has made some scientific analysis on the spot. - Crop Circle Connector.
Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Thousands of Fish on Ocean City beaches!

Thousands of small, partially processed fish washed ashore along the Atlantic shoreline from Lewes to Ocean City over several days, alarming visitors.

Thousands of menhaden washed up on the beaches in Ocean City; they appear to have been dead for a least a week, said Dawn Stoltzfus, spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of the Environment. The department says wind pushed the dead fish to the shore, she added. Stoltzfus said an estimated 100,000 fish were seen on the coastline. The dead fish may have come from the Delaware Bay, Stoltzfus said, but an investigation into where they came from and what caused the deaths is ongoing. Some of the fish were missing heads. Water quality doesn't seem to have been a factor since other fish species in the area appear to be fine, Stoltzfus said.

"At this point, it looks like a sort of one-time event that's finished because we aren't seeing any new ones appearing today," Stoltzfus said Monday. Throughout the weekend, beach resort residents and visitors traded news about sightings of the dead, headless fish. The incident prompted an angry call for enforcement action from the top beach safety officer at Rehoboth each. "I'm confident that things will be worked out, but it's a smelly annoyance," said Beach Patrol Capt. Kent Buckson, who said the headless, tailless fish were likely dumped or spilled from a commercial vessel. They appeared on the shoreline Saturday. Buckson said beachgoers had been warned not to touch the fish that started washing ashore by the hundreds shortly after 2 p.m. Cleanup crews were quickly called to clear away those that already had landed. City officials eventually dispatched a beach sweeper to comb the shoreline, with lifeguards clearing away visitors ahead of the machine. Bill Svolis, whose family owns Gus & Gus Place restaurant on the boardwalk, said the fishy wave caused little stir beyond the sand. "It's pretty weird," Svolis said, "but we haven't had any customers talking about it this afternoon." Buckson predicted that other resort beaches would be affected as the tides shifted.
- Delmarvanow

THE DELUGE: Heavy Rains and Floods Kills 23 People in Haiti!

Yesterday, I told you that at least six people was killed after torrential rains slammed into Haiti. Today, updated news reports states that the total has since risen to 23 persons with several more still missing, following seven days of heavy rains and flooding in the country.

Most of the deaths have been in the country's capital city Port au Prince, as heavy rainfall flooded streets, toppled trees and swept away homes. The crisis has been worsened by the fact that tens of thousands of people are still living in tents and temporary accommodation following the January 2010 earthquake. Aid groups now fear the wet weather could worsen the country's cholera outbreak, which has killed 5,300 since October. Two people died as waters rose in their tent camp and two children were buried when their home collapsed, officials have said. People have also been killed in Petionville, a hillside city south-east of Port au Prince. In one incident, a concrete house slid down a ravine and crashed into several smaller homes. Jean Wildor Charutis, 53, said his older sister and a niece died in the large house that crashed down the ravine. "There was so much rain it shook the house," he said as he and government rescue workers searched for survivors. The storm system has saturated much of the Caribbean in recent days, with flooding reported in the neighbouring Dominican Republic as well as in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Authorities have reported two deaths in the Dominican Republic and one in Jamaica to the weather. Michel Davison, a coordinator for the International Desk of the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, said Haiti would see more rain on Wednesday, but should get a much-needed reprieve later the week. - Sky  News.
WATCH: Flooding leaves several dead in Haiti.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: 400 Metres of Dead Fish in Saudi Arabia!

The Eastern Province Fishermen’s Federation has blamed land-filling and worksite dumping for the appearance of thousands of dead fish covering a 400-metre stretch of beach at Tarout Island in Qatif, an urban area located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

According to Al-Watan Arabic daily, the fish and wide variety of other sea creatures have appeared in the last few days on the shore of the beach running alongside the Al-Mishari district, leaving a long two-meter-wide strip of rotting material emitting a foul stench across the area. “This has been caused by dumping and land-filling which a local contract developer has been doing,” Ja’far Al-Safwani, head of the EP Fishermen’s Federation, told the newspaper. “It has led to the area of water being turned into an almost completely enclosed lake, changing the environment and killing fish in large numbers.” He said that the cessation of water movement and rise in temperatures had produced a “red tide” and reduction in oxygen levels. “There has been a lack of environmental awareness and no studies were made before the land-filling began,” he said. Al-Safwani called for a committee to be set up to study the issue and penalize the parties responsible for “destruction of the environment and death of fish”.

“This region needs protecting. It is an invaluable national resource,” he said. An official from the Eastern Province Fish Wealth Department said he knew “nothing of the incident” and that his office had received no report on the matter, which would be expected to come from the Border Guard. A regional spokesman for the Border Guard, who suggested sewage outlets in the area as another possible cause of the dead fish, said that a report had been sent, however, while municipal council member Riyadh Al-Mustafa said the mayoralty should have acted sooner. “A letter was sent to the mayoralty by the municipal council concerning a strategy for beaches in the area, but no response was received,” Al-Mustafa said. “That has led to things like this, and it will only get worse.”
- Saudi Gazette.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake - Southern Peru!

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck Southern Peru at a depth of 101.3 kilometres (km) or 62.9 miles, the quake hit at 03:06:18 UTC Wednesday 8th June 2011 and was located at 17.059°S, 69.498°W. The epicentre was 131 km or 81 miles northeast of Tacna, Peru; 147 km or 91 miles southeast of Puno, Peru; 153 km or 95 miles east of Moquegua, Peru; and 985 km or 612 miles southeast of Lima, Peru. There are no reports of damage as yet.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), there have been several seismic tremors in other countries in South America over the last day or two. This morning there was a magnitude 5.0 offshore Libertador O'Higgins in Chile. Yesterday, there was a 4.5 magnitude quake in the same area. The Potosi region of Bolivia had a 4.6 magnitude earthquake today too, as well and on Tuesday, a magnitude 5.4 tremor was felt in Chiapas, Mexico.

THE DELUGE: Major Roads Submerged in India from Rains & Floods!

The flood situation in the Upper Kuttanad villages of Peringara, Niranom, Kadapra and Nedumpram in India, improved with the rainfall easing off on Tuesday. However, major rural roads such as the Cyclemukku-Theveri road and the Kadapra-Viyapuram link highway remained submerged in the floodwaters, disrupting vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day on Tuesday. Waterlogging has affected plantain farms in many places.

The Information and Public Relations Department, in a statement here on Tuesday, said the loss to property and agriculture in the district was estimated at Rs.23.97 lakh as on Monday. Unofficial reports peg the damage at Rs.5 crore. Many settlement colonies, including Kazhuppil colony near Alamthuruthy and Mundappally colony in Peringara panchayat, remained isolated. Many parts of Upper Kuttanad were experiencing scarcity of potable water owing to contamination of wells. Water supply through the pipelines of the Kerala Water Authority was irregular, reportedly owing to technical problems. Many houses built on the fringes of paddy fields were damaged. Destruction of standing crops, especially plantains, was a major cause for worry for the farming community. Power supply to certain areas remained disrupted for the second day on Tuesday. As many as 39 people have been shifted from different parts of Upper Kuttanad to the relief camp opened at CMS High School, Thukalasserry, near Thiruvalla, official sources said. - The Hindu

CONVERGENCE: SECOND SUN - Seen Over Lake Balaton, Hungary?!

The following video footage was uploaded by a fellow Youtube member, using the pseudonym chich234. The visual presentation features a time-lapse capture of Lake Balaton in Hungary. In the video, a second illuminated object can be clearly seen beside our Sun, Sol. The reflection of the object can also be seen on the surface of the lake.

WATCH: Video of the Second Sun?

The videos that formulate the composite time-lapse can be found HERE.

Is this lens flare or another computer-generated imagery (CGI) or does this represents an imminent convergence of our solar system with another star, a brown dwarf or a wandering planet?

Several months ago, we were told that the star Betelgeuse was expected to explode as it entered the late stages of stellar evolution and that this cosmic phenomenon could result in the Earth having a second sun. We were also told, weeks earlier, that a giant hidden planet, Tyche, about four times the size of the planet Jupiter, may exist in our Solar System. There is also the ongoing news about Comet C/2010 X1, also known as Elenin, that it will come to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 10 September 2011 at a distance of 0.4824 AU. On 16 October 2011, the comet will pass within about 0.23 AU (34,000,000 km; 21,000,000 mi) of the Earth at a relative velocity of 86,000 km/hr. The relatively bright comet will reach about 5th magnitude near mid-October 2011. The brightness of which, will make it appear as a second sun in the sky. Then, news came that Earth had found a new companion that has joined its orbit around the sun, Asteroid 2010 SO16. If that is not enough, we were also told of the discovery of exotic Super-Earths, the densest and most solid planets ever uncovered, that astronomers can view its sun with the naked eye. Following that, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted planet-sized objects wandering through our galaxy without a central star, called Loners.

If you take the key elements from these stories, you are left with the following: a wandering brown dwarf star, locked into a perpetually cyclic orbit with our sun and  about four times the size of planet Jupiter is making its way into our solar system and when it is close, it will appear as a second sun in our sky.

Is it possible that these announcements are nothing short of a deliberate attempt to mask information about this brown dwarf coming into our Solar System and the perturbations that it will have on the orbit of all the planets, including that of Earth? Certainly what we have been witnessing in terms of Earth changes, weather anomalies, geological upheavals, and mass animal die-off needs to be explained and it is quite possible that we are really experiencing gravitational singularities at the weakest areas at the points of convergence, as our world collides with another.

I do wonder if this has anything to do with NASA's conference on Thursday, this week, where they will disclose to the media, about the discovery of turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles at the edge of the solar system?
The edge of our solar system is filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles, according to new NASA research. Scientists made the discovery by using a new computer model, which is based on data from NASA's twin Voyager probes. The unmanned Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, which launched in 1977, are plying the outer reaches of our solar system, a region known as the heliosheath. The new discovery suggests that researchers will need to revise their views about the solar system's edge, NASA officials said. A more detailed picture of this region is key to our understanding of how fast-moving particles known as cosmic rays are spawned, and how they reach near-Earth space. Cosmic rays are a threat to astronauts, as they can slam into spaceflyers' cells and damage their DNA. Earth's atmosphere attenuates cosmic rays, shielding folks on the ground from their worst effects. NASA hasn't revealed many details about the new find. The space agency will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday (June 9) to discuss it in more depth. Voyager 1 is now about 11 billion miles (17.7 billion kilometers) from Earth, while Voyager 2 is about 9 billion miles (14.5 billion km) away. Voyager 1 is the most far-flung human-made object in the universe. - SPACE.

It should be noted and remembered that NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission had recently isolated a mysterious "ribbon" of energy and particles in the heliosphere (the huge bubble that surrounds our solar system and protects us from galactic cosmic rays).

WATCH: IBEX satellite finds "Ribbon"-like structure at edge of heliosphere.

Is this magnetic bubble/mysterious "ribbon" related to this brown dwarf? Are these discoveries, a cover story?