In its initial definition, the USAF stated that a "UFOB" was "any airborne object which by performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features, does not conform to any presently known aircraft or missile type, or which cannot be positively identified as a familiar object. During the late s and through the s, UFOs were often referred to popularly as " flying saucers " or "flying discs". The term UFO became more widespread during the s, at first in technical literature, but later in popular use.
Carey Lisse's scientific interests are broad, and he is as interested in solar system and planet formation and evolution as he is in the search for water and life in the galaxy. He does this using comets and asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects left over from the beginning of the solar system as tracers.
He moved over to planetary studies when he wrote his dissertation on comets detected in the COBE all-sky survey in In he moved back to UMD, where he worked on the Deep Impact DI mission from start to finish, helping to design, build, launch, operate, and analyze its workings.
Between the comets he studied Earth and Mars as examples of extra-solar planets using DI remote sensing. At APL in he helped discover glassy silica evidence of a massive planet forming collision in the nearby HD system, which was employed to interpret the asteroidal nature of the Wesley impact onto Jupiter.
Marcia Litt Marcia Litt was doing a little ballet and modern as far back as elementary school, and first found Medieval and Renn in college. She's been happily helping people get from "what is this" to "I can have fun tonight" in all manner of dances for a good decade.
Tim Livengood Tim Livengood is a planetary scientist who measures the composition, temperature, and wind velocity in planet atmospheres.
Most recently, he has been using the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to investigate where water may be hidden on the Moon. During his college summers, he killed rats and cell cultures in an underground laboratory using a linear accelerator.
He finished a doctorate in physics and astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in He moved to Goddard Space Flight Center in and has worked there ever since. He is also an active storyteller and will tell you about it, amusingly and at length.
Andy Love Andrew Love has master's degrees in electrical engineering and physics. He has given talks about the science of science fiction and other topics to a wide range of audiences.
Mike Luoma Mike Luoma writes and publishes science fiction and comics, creates the weekly Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast and hosts middays on "The Point," Vermont's Independent Radio Network, where he's also the music director.
The graphic novel adaptation with artist Cristian Navarro came out last year. The audiobook, narrated by Mike, is available through Audible. The ebook of the original novel is available free everywhere.
Alibi is the son of BC. It's something years later. Alibi is a Mediator for the Solar Alliance Interplanetary Force, negotiating interstellar trade arrangements and other matters with alien races.
At least, in theory. Hear Mike read his work free each week -- currently previewing the new Alibi Jones novel -- look for "Mike Luoma" on iTunes for his Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast and free, downloadable audio books from Podiobooks.
Find out more at glowinthedarkradio. Perrianne Lurie Perrianne Lurie is an infectious disease epidemiologist and public health physician for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
She has been active in fandom for many years, and served as the email liaison for the Baltimore in Worldcon bid, deputy program coordinator for BucCONeer, Hugo ceremony director for Torcon 3, and worked on many other regional and Worldcons.
She currently runs the gaming area for Capclave and has run the Balticon Green Room for way too long. In short, she handles all paperwork, communications, admin jobs both large and smalland anything else that gets hurled her way.
Oh, and she GMs too, as well as acting as a researcher and creative consultant. Taught by her grandmother, she would sew bags and help her grandmother sew "yo-yo quilts. Getting her cosmetology license in has taught her how to style hair, wigs, and apply make-up.
Also an avid gamer, she attended her first convention, Pax Eastand fell in love with the costuming and cosplay world.“There has remained a percentage of the total, in the order of twenty percent of the reports, that have come from credible observers of relatively incredible things ” –Major General John A.
Samford, USAF, Director of Intelligence INTRODUCTION UFO is an acronym for Unidentified Flying Object. Such objects include meteors, disintegrating satellites, flocks of birds, aircraft, lights, [ ].
For many centuries people have been interested in solving numerous mysteries of the universe, one of which is the mystery of life on other planets.
Therefore, the question of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence and unidentified flying objects has been and remains one of . The two main functions of sensors are navigational and tactical. Navigational sensors are used by the astrogator to determine the spacecraft's current position, vector, and heading.
They are also used by the pilot to perform the maneuvers calculated by the astrogator. - The Possible Secrecy of UFOs Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, are one of the most controversial mysteries known to mankind.
From ancient to present times, unidentified objects have been seen in the sky by millions of people.
According to Tsoukalos and Erich von Däniken, Puma Punku is the aliens’ very own building, while Tiwanaku is a human-built visitors’ center for worshipping the aliens. Amazing Underwater UFO disclosure, without doubt the evidence suggests there is some strange creatures lurking in our waters.
The files on the so called USOs – unidentified submersible objects – are still under lock and key at the Kremlin.