HAARP, NASTY WEATHER, ASTEROIDS, AND HIGH OCTANE
This story, while somewhat dated now, appeared during my holiday vacation, and was spotted by G.B. and F.L.M. And it's one of those stories that I have to blog about because it begs for some high octane speculation. You may or may not be aware that during the rash of nasty weather during the holidays, that Alaska's HAARP installation was being fired up by NASA - yes, that's right, by NASA - ostensibly to do radar tomography of the asteroid Apophis. Here's the two versions of the story, the official one, and another "medium octane" version:
According to the first article, the purpose of the experiment is to use longwave radar to probe the interior of the asteroid. Antennae such as the very large array will receive the signal, all of this being necessary for learning how to defend against asteroids:
An experiment to bounce a radio signal off an asteroid on Dec. 27 will serve as a test for probing a larger asteroid that in 2029 will pass closer to Earth than the many geostationary satellites that orbit our planet.
The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program research site in Gakona will transmit radio signals to asteroid 2010 XC15, which could be about 500 feet across. The University of New Mexico Long Wavelength Array near Socorro, New Mexico, and the Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength Array near Bishop, California, will receive the signal.
This will be the first use of HAARP to probe an asteroid.
“What’s new and what we are trying to do is probe asteroid interiors with long wavelength radars and radio telescopes from the ground,” said Mark Haynes, lead investigator on the project and a radar systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. “Longer wavelengths can penetrate the interior of an object much better than the radio wavelengths used for communication.”
Knowing more about an asteroid’s interior, especially of an asteroid large enough to cause major damage on Earth, is important for determining how to defend against it.
“If you know the distribution of mass, you can make an impactor more effective, because you’ll know where to hit the asteroid a little better,” Haynes said.
The second article is much less sanguine about the experiment, beginning with the declaration that firing up HAARP might be the cause of the nasty holiday weather:
Here’s the reason why the U.S. weather is very nasty right now… They are heating up the HAARP machines for a space experiment! The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program technology is about to be used (on Dec. 27) by NASA to decipher the interior of an asteroid…
The assertion that the HAARP antenna array could affect the weather is, of course, not new. HAARP watchers have been making that claim ever since Alaska's Dr. Nick Begich and his co-author Jean Manning first published their book Angels Don't Play This HAARP in the 1990s. Begich appeared on many talk shows including Art Bell's overnight Coast to Coast AM, sounding the alarm, and subsequently went on to testify before the European parliament about the dangers of ionospheric heaters. HAARP was the first of these (that we know about), and certainly one of the most powerful antennae arrays, with an effective radiated power in the gigawatt range. Unfortunately for Begich's detractors, he and Manning were careful to document their HAARP weather manipulation claims by citing the actual patents of Dr. Bernard Eastland, the physicist whose ARCO patents form the basis of the HAARP ionospheric heater project. In the original patents, weather modification is mentioned as a probable use of the technology, along with communications, communications disruption, strategic missile defense, and - yes - radar tomography. Of course, the position of the US Air Force at the time was that HAARP could do no such things, and this remains more or less the official position.
And Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and there was no conspiracy behind the murder of President Kennedy and even if there was, the government was in no way involved.
But now we have two articles saying and acknowledging more or less the same thing, and doing so publicly: HAARP was fired up to do radar tomography of a distant celestial body.
Now that's interesting, and as one might imagine, it's an admission that carries with it all sorts of high octane speculative implications. For many years, on this site and in interviews, I've speculated that these ionospheric heaters, and especially HAARP with its large effective radiated power, were possibly capable of affecting interplanetary objects via resonance. I've even stated that I've suspected that by manipulating the Earth's ionosphere that the magnetosphere could also be manipulated, and through these means, effects might be produced in the Sun itself via resonance. In short, I have long believed that HAARP's potential uses included interplanetary ones, uses carefully left out of the original Eastland patents, but surely apparent to him.
While Apophis is, of course, a much smaller and closer object than the Sun, and an object of a very different type than the Sun, the article at least admits one basic point of my high octane speculation: HAARP has interplanetary uses (and by extension, so does every other ionospheric heater on the globe).
But now let's look a little closer at the radar tomography aspect of this admission, and speculate even more wildly (and I do mean, wildly). Most of us were taught to think of radar as a "bounce": radio waves are beamed out, hit a target, and "bounce" back to the receiver light like bounces off a mirrior, and since one knows that radio waves travel at the velocity of light, doing some simple math regarding the time difference between transmission of the signal and reception of the "bounce", one knows how far away the "bouncing" object is to a great deal of accuracy. Hence the acronym RADAR itself: RAdio Detection And Ranging. The trouble is, this model cannot explain why radar can be used to probe beneath a surface. And the answer is simple: the model, while useful of American junior high physics books, is not what is actually happening. RADAR is not a "bounce"; it is a secondary transmitter effect. The radio current used to "paint" a target stimulates an electrical current in the target object itself. That current in turn creates its own radio signals (resonant to the incoming signal), which are what are picked up on the RADAR receiver. Hence, with the right wavelength (resonance!) one can stimulate a current in almost any object, even highly non-linear material like rocks, i.e., in material one normal does not associated with electrical conductivity. But highly non-linear material can do so, as flashes of lightning in the atmosphere remind us in every rain storm.
Now we come to the high octane speculation of the day, because I strongly suspect that this means that there is more - much more - than simple radar tomography going on with this experiment, because with the very large radiated power of the HAARP array, it is just possibly conceivable that the ballistics or trajectory of the asteroid might be affected to some small but measurable extent, i.e., that the target object's trajectory might be modified by the incoming signal. And the end of that process or chain of reasoning is that is deflection is possible to some small degree, then ultimately, with enough radiated power (far beyond HAARP's), so is its destruction... no missiles necessary.
Whether any of my high octane speculation is true or not, I suspect we will not be told (at least, not immediately). But at least it's nice to know now, after all these years, that there is an interplanetary use for the technology.
And that, I strongly suspect, was the point all along.
See you on the flip side...
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