Apollo’s Return – New Horizons and the Mysterious NASA Re-Direct - Troubled Minds Radio
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Apollo’s Return – New Horizons and the Mysterious NASA Re-Direct

NASA’s New Horizons mission, which has been exploring the farthest reaches of our solar system for almost 15 years, is changing its primary objective from studying the Kuiper Belt to studying the environment at the distant reaches of the Sun. This change has upset the scientists in charge of the mission, who believe the primary objective should remain exploring the Kuiper Belt. New Horizons has already made significant contributions to our understanding of the solar system, including studying Pluto’s icy surface and performing a flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object in 2019. However, the spacecraft has run out of KBO targets for future flybys, and senior NASA scientists are having a harder time justifying future planetary science missions. The agency is now looking to turn the mission into primarily a Helio physics mission, but some scientists are lobbying to try and have NASA change its mind on the mission redirect.

The Kuiper Belt is a region of the solar system that extends beyond the orbit of Neptune, from about 30 astronomical units (AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. It is named after Dutch-American astronomer Gerard Kuiper, who first proposed its existence in 1951. The Kuiper Belt is similar to the asteroid belt, but it is much larger and located farther from the Sun.

The primary feature of the Kuiper Belt is the abundance of small icy bodies known as Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs). These objects are remnants from the early formation of the solar system and consist mostly of rock and various ices such as water, ammonia, and methane. KBOs are composed of volatile substances that would have vaporized closer to the Sun during the formation of the planets, but they could remain stable at such large distances.

KBOs come in a range of sizes, from small chunks of rock and ice to objects with diameters of hundreds of kilometers. The largest known KBO is Pluto, which was once considered the ninth planet but was reclassified as a “dwarf planet” in 2006. Pluto is roughly 2,376 kilometers in diameter and has a highly elliptical orbit that occasionally takes it inside Neptune’s orbit.

In addition to Pluto, there are numerous other significant KBOs, including Eris, Makemake, Haumea, and Sedna. These objects are notable for their unique characteristics and have provided valuable insights into the formation and evolution of the solar system.

It’s worth noting that beyond the Kuiper Belt lies another region called the “scattered disc,” which is populated by objects with highly elliptical and inclined orbits. Some astronomers consider the scattered disc as an extension of the Kuiper Belt, while others differentiate the two regions based on their orbital characteristics.

There are apparently some plausible explanations for diverting the billion-dollar mission including the idea that NASA is currently facing funding challenges for planetary science missions, leading senior scientists to struggle with justifying future missions after the depletion of Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) for potential flybys. In an effort to save resources and costs, NASA is shifting its focus towards Helio physics missions instead of planetary science. This shift in priority suggests that NASA places greater value on studying the Sun’s influence on the outer solar system rather than exploring KBOs, which are remnants from the early stages of our solar system’s formation.

This decision aligns with the recommendations of a recent review panel, as mentioned in Nature, which concluded that New Horizons, the spacecraft involved in the exploration, lacked the necessary resources for long-term, high cadence observations of light curves crucial for their proposed planetary science objectives. However, NASA has not completely abandoned Kuiper Belt exploration and is actively preparing for a future mission to a potential destination beyond Pluto, specifically a small KBO known as 2014 MU69, indicating that the exploration of the Kuiper Belt is temporarily delayed until a more suitable target is identified, and a more advanced spacecraft is developed.

However, is it possible that something else is causing the NASA mission diversion that is being hidden from the public? Allow us some speculations…

Perhaps NASA discovered a new planet beyond Pluto. According to Live Science, some astronomers have proposed that there may be a hidden planet in the Kuiper Belt that is influencing the orbits of some KBOs. This hypothetical planet, sometimes called Planet Nine or Planet X, could be several times more massive than Earth and orbiting far away from the Sun. NASA may have detected signs of this planet with New Horizons and kept it secret for further investigation.

Some possible reasons why NASA may have found this planet are:

New Horizons observed an unusual gravitational pull or perturbation in the Kuiper Belt. According to some models and simulations, Planet Nine could cause some KBOs to cluster in certain regions or to have highly eccentric or inclined orbits. New Horizons may have noticed these patterns or anomalies and inferred the presence of a massive unseen object in the vicinity.
New Horizons captured an image or a spectrum of Planet Nine. According to some estimates and calculations, Planet Nine could be about 10 times more massive than Earth and have a diameter of about 2 to 4 times that of Earth. New Horizons may have spotted this planet as a faint or blurry dot or a spectral signature in its cameras or instruments and confirmed its identity by comparing it with other data or sources.

What if New Horizons received a signal or a message from Planet Nine? According to some speculations, Planet Nine could be inhabited by intelligent life forms or advanced civilizations that are aware of our existence and activities. New Horizons may have picked up a radio wave or a laser beam or a coded transmission from this planet and decoded its content or meaning.

Or what if NASA encountered an alien spacecraft in the Kuiper Belt? According to CNET, NASA’s New Horizons spotted a wandering object in the Kuiper Belt that was identified as 1994 JR1, a small KBO that is sometimes called an accidental quasi-satellite of Pluto. However, some conspiracy theorists may claim that this object is actually an extraterrestrial probe or ship that is observing our solar system and communicating with other civilizations. NASA may have hidden this discovery to avoid public panic or interference.

Some possible reasons why NASA may have encountered this spacecraft are:

New Horizons detected an artificial or anomalous signal or feature from 1994 JR1. According to some criteria and indicators, New Horizons may have noticed something unusual or unnatural about 1994 JR1 that suggested it was not a typical KBO. For example, New Horizons may have detected a radio emission or a heat signature or a geometric shape from 1994 JR1 that indicated it was powered or controlled by an intelligent source. New Horizons witnessed a movement or a change of 1994 JR1 that revealed its true nature. According to some observations and measurements, New Horizons may have seen something unexpected or surprising about 1994 JR1 that showed it was not a passive or inert object. For example, New Horizons may have witnessed a maneuver or a transformation or a reaction of 1994 JR1 that demonstrated it was capable of altering its position or appearance or behavior.

New Horizons received a contact or a message from 1994 JR1 that confirmed its identity. According to some possibilities and scenarios, New Horizons may have received something intentional or meaningful from 1994 JR1 that proved it was not a random or silent object. For example, New Horizons may have received a greeting or a request or a warning from 1994 JR1 that expressed its purpose or intention or attitude.

Or what if NASA discovered a hidden base in the Kuiper Belt? According to some conspiracy theories, the Kuiper Belt may be the site of a secret base or a colony that is operated by a rogue faction or a foreign power or even a breakaway civilization. NASA may have detected or infiltrated this base and learned some of their plans or activities. NASA may have kept this secret to avoid a conflict or a scandal or to monitor their movements.

Some possible reasons why NASA may have discovered this base are:

New Horizons observed an unusual structure or activity in the Kuiper Belt. According to some clues and evidence, New Horizons may have spotted something suspicious or abnormal in the Kuiper Belt that suggested it was not a natural phenomenon. For example, New Horizons may have observed a metallic or artificial structure or a movement or a signal that indicated it was part of a base or a colony.

New Horizons encountered a resistance or a challenge from the base. According to some incidents and reports, New Horizons may have faced something hostile or aggressive from the base that revealed its presence and identity. For example, New Horizons may have encountered a defense system or a weapon or an attack that tried to stop or damage or capture it.

New Horizons received an invitation or an offer from the base. According to some possibilities and scenarios, New Horizons may have received something friendly or cooperative from the base that confirmed its existence and purpose. For example, New Horizons may have received a communication or a request or a proposal that invited it to visit or join or collaborate with the base.
Some possible reasons why NASA may have kept this discovery secret are:

NASA wanted to avoid causing a conflict or a war with the base. According to some risks and dangers, NASA may have feared that revealing the existence of a hidden base in the Kuiper Belt would cause tension or hostility or violence between them and the base. NASA may have also feared that revealing this discovery would trigger a conflict or a war with other parties who were allied with or opposed to the base.

Alternatively, what if NASA discovered a message in the Kuiper Belt. According to some ideas of cosmic mysteries, the Kuiper Belt may contain a signal or a code or a clue that is meant for us or for someone else. NASA may have received or deciphered this message and learned some information or instructions or warnings. NASA may have kept this secret to avoid panic or curiosity or to follow the message.

Some possible reasons why NASA may have discovered this message are:

New Horizons detected an unusual or anomalous signal or pattern in the Kuiper Belt. According to some criteria and indicators, New Horizons may have noticed something strange or unnatural in the Kuiper Belt that suggested it was not a random or normal phenomenon. For example, New Horizons may have detected a radio wave or a light flash or a geometric shape that indicated it was part of a message or a code or a clue.

New Horizons analyzed or decoded the signal or pattern and extracted its meaning or content. According to some methods and techniques, New Horizons may have applied some logic or mathematics or linguistics to the signal or pattern and revealed its meaning or content. For example, New Horizons may have analyzed the frequency or the intensity or the duration of the signal or pattern and extracted its information or instructions or warnings.

New Horizons verified or confirmed the origin or purpose of the message. According to some sources and references, New Horizons may have compared or matched the message with other data or evidence and confirmed its origin or purpose. For example, New Horizons may have verified the sender or the receiver or the date of the message and confirmed its intention or relevance or significance.

Now let’s get REALLY wild, what if NASA encountered a cosmic entity in the Kuiper Belt. According to some myths and legends, the Kuiper Belt may be the home of a powerful being or a godlike creature that controls or influences the fate of our solar system. NASA may have witnessed or communicated with this entity and learned some secrets or mysteries of the cosmos. NASA may have hidden this discovery to avoid revealing the true nature of our existence or to respect the wishes of the entity.

Some possible reasons why NASA may have encountered this entity are:

New Horizons observed an extraordinary or supernatural phenomenon or manifestation in the Kuiper Belt. According to some clues and evidence, New Horizons may have spotted something amazing or miraculous in the Kuiper Belt that suggested it was not a natural or ordinary phenomenon. For example, New Horizons may have observed a light or a sound or a force that indicated it was part of a phenomenon or manifestation of the entity.

New Horizons witnessed a display or a demonstration of the entity’s power or influence over the solar system. According to some observations and measurements, New Horizons may have seen something impressive or astonishing that showed the entity’s power or influence over the solar system. For example, New Horizons may have witnessed a change or a movement or an event that demonstrated the entity’s control or manipulation or creation of something in the solar system.

New Horizons received a contact or a message from the entity that confirmed its identity or purpose. According to some possibilities and scenarios, New Horizons may have received something intentional or meaningful from the entity that proved its identity or purpose. For example, New Horizons may have received a greeting or a request or a warning from the entity that expressed its name or nature or intention.

Now let’s take it to the ends of conspiracy speculation theater, what if NASA discovered a portal to another dimension in the Kuiper Belt? According to some sci-fi stories, the Kuiper Belt may contain a wormhole or a gateway to a parallel universe or a different time period. NASA may have sent New Horizons through this portal and received unexpected signals or images from the other side. NASA may have kept this secret to protect the stability of our reality or to explore the possibilities of interdimensional travel.

Some possible reasons why NASA may have discovered this portal are:

New Horizons detected an unusual or anomalous distortion or fluctuation in the Kuiper Belt. According to some criteria and indicators, New Horizons may have noticed something strange or unnatural in the Kuiper Belt that suggested it was not a normal or ordinary phenomenon. For example, New Horizons may have detected a gravity or a magnetic or a quantum distortion or fluctuation that indicated it was part of a portal or a wormhole or a gateway.

New Horizons approached or entered the portal and experienced a transition or a shift to another dimension. According to some methods and techniques, New Horizons may have decided to investigate or explore the portal and experienced a transition or a shift to another dimension. For example, New Horizons may have approached or entered the portal and experienced a change or a movement or an event that transported it to another universe or another time period.

New Horizons verified or confirmed the nature or destination of the portal. According to some sources and references, New Horizons may have compared or matched the portal with other data or evidence and confirmed its nature or destination. For example, New Horizons may have verified the type or the structure or the function of the portal and confirmed its origin or its connection or its location in another dimension.