You're probably already used to getting great GPS coverage in many of the places you visit. Now get ready for GPS in space. NASA is working to build a navigation system that would work anywhere in our solar system and beyond, IEEE Spectrum reported.
Spacecraft now depend mostly on radio signals sent from Earth to navigate, as Spectrum explains. As craft get further away from Earth, however, that method becomes less accurate. So NASA is looking to use signals from neutron stars—super dense, super high-energy stars at the end of their lifetimes—to locate ships in deeper space.
Certain neutron stars, called pulsars, emit powerful beams of light while spinning rapidly. NASA compares pulsar light to lighthouse beams. Their movement is extremely regular, so a spacecraft detecting those beams will know exactly where each beam is expected to be in space at any given time, and thus calculate where it is in space, too. Pulsar beams are detectable in "every conceivable" point in space where people might want to fly in the future, Ken Gendreau, the lead scientist in the project, said in a statement.
Gendreau and his team plan to test the system in a machine they'll send to the International Space Station in 2017. The mission is called Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology, or NICER/SEXTANT.
NICER/SEXTANT's instruments will also teach astronomers more about neutron stars. Massive stars turn into neutron stars when they run through the nuclear reaction that fuels them, explode, and then collapse. Neutron stars produce intense magnetic and electric fields and pack matter in the densest manner possible. There's no way to recreate their conditions on Earth to study them.
A teaspoon of neutron star matter placed on Earth would weigh a billion tons, according to NASA. If they were any denser, they'd become black holes.
While the aliens listening in will appreciate this the Annunaki already have known for 100k years where we are from their homeland in the Orion belt.
I am not to worried about sending out a signal for the Annunaki\Orions, but letting 'other' aliens know about where abouts may not be a good idea.
On past ancient Earth we have had past nuclear aliens wars before, it would not be to good to do that all over again, consider mankind now has nukes as well. Some areas around India are still hot from the nuclear fall out and the ancient local cities have burned\melted bricks and sand from the nuclear blast with peoples frozen fallen to the ground.
Can you share more about the annunaki while i don't %100 believe in this theory i find it very interesting and zachs book was too long for me to finish while borrowing it from my brother lol
So, Wonder, how's the weather in Crazyland?