ROMANIAN CAVE SEALED FOR 5.5 MILLION YEARS IS FULL OF STRANGE CREATURES

As humans were evolving in the plains of Africa, a different kind of evolution was taking place in Romania. The insectoid residents of Movile Cave were cut off from the outside world more than five million years ago, and that made for a very unusual ecosystem when the cave was discovered and opened up in the late 1980s. Movile Cave is believed to be the most isolated ecosystem in the world, and scientists are only just beginning to unravel its secrets.

It has taken years to begin cataloging the creatures in Movile Cave for several reasons. First, it’s a dangerous environment with a poisonous atmosphere. Getting into the cave requires some familiarity with spelunking and diving, too. You have to go down a narrow 20-meter shaft, then climb through tiny limestone tunnels before reaching the main cavern. The Romanian government has also been very selective about who is permitted in the cave for fear of upsetting the delicate ecological balance. Only a few dozen scientists have been allowed to visit.

The few who have ventured into Movile Cave have discovered it’s crawling with life — literally. The residents of Movile Cave are not concerned with the high levels of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide in the air. With just half the usual concentration of oxygen, human visitors need breathing equipment to survive. The cave gets more crowded with insects the worse the air gets. Most creatures in Movile Cave are believed to have arrived over five million years ago when limestone sealed the entrance. Most insects have since adapted to the complete darkness by losing their eyes and pigmentation.

Many have also developed longer legs and antennae to feel around in the dark. There are unique species of spiders, waterscorpions (above), centipedes, pseudoscorpions (top), leeches (below), and more. The ecosystem relies entirely upon chemosynthetic bacteria that extract carbon from the air without the aid of light. The most numerous bacteria use carbon dioxide, and others get their carbon from methane. The bacterial film on the water and walls is where all the nutrients enter this ecosystem, and it’s the only known example of such a system. Small animals eat the slime, and larger animals eat them.

Scientists are interested in the animals in the cave, of course, but the bacteria could provide hints to how life worked when Earth was young. With the high heat, toxic air, and low light, conditions are very similar to Earth billions of years ago. Some are also exploring the idea of repurposing these bacteria to fight global warming, as carbon dioxide and methane are the biggest culprits ( via geek.com ).

 

 

Scientists Sent This Message Into Space In 1974, And In 2001 We Received This MIND-BOGGLING Response!

In 1974 Scientists sent a message containing the location of Earth in the solar system, our DNA structure and other relevant details into space and in 2001, we received an enigmatic response.
In an effort to discover intelligent extraterrestrial life, Carl Sagan sent a broadcast known as the ‘Arecibo’ message into space via radio waves. The message aimed at ET was the most powerful radio broadcast ever beamed into space by mankind. In comparison, the signal sent out into space was a million times stronger that a typical television transmission.
Directed to a star cluster located over 25,000 light years away, the pictorial message was sent in hopes that one day, we would receive a similar response.
The radio signal included our planet’s location within our star system, core principles of math and science and the antenna that was used to transmit the signal, all characteristics that an intelligent alien civilization should understand. The message prepared by Carl Sagan and his colleagues also included information about our species; our physical appearance was included in the radio message as well as our DNA code. A few years after the signal had been sent out, people forgot about it. Then, 27 years later in 2001, a crop circle appeared shaking the scientific community. A pattern appeared on a crop field, next to the UK’s largest telescope and observatory, the Chilbolton –where the world’s largest fully steerable meteorological radar is located– which looked like a response to the 1974 broadcast.
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It was considered by many as one of the most impressive and important crop circles ever to appear on our planet, since this corp circle, unlike others, carried a message from space.
While many dismissed the crop circle near the Chilbolton as another hoax, the analysis showed it carries a message or better said, a response from space.
The Chilbolton crop-circle was the ultimate response
Describing a different solar system in the universe, the image of the sender, non-human DNA, and some microwave antenna, the Chilbolton crop-circle was the ultimate response we’d ever hoped for.
Incredibly, just a year before the Extraterrestrial message was found, a crop circle which was in 2000 of an unknown shape appeared next to the Chilbolton. A year later the puzzle was put together, and we could see that the crop circle that appeared in 2000 was, in fact, a depiction of the microwave telescope used to transmit the signal to us.
In 2001, three days after the mystery response appeared next to the Chilbolton; another crop circle was found depicting what seemed to be a face.
According to bibliotecapleyades.net, the decimal equivalents of the binary code – were unchanged from the Arecibo original. But the atomic numbers of the elements composing the basis of Life had been altered: silicon, an element with an atomic number of 14, was added precisely in the correct sequence – between oxygen (atomic number 8) and phosphorus (atomic number 15).
Because… in 1969, the late Ben Volcani – a renowned microbiologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography – discovered the crucial role of silicon in Carbon based Life. His work and that of his colleagues (like Charles Mehard, also at Scripps, and Edith Carlisle in the early 1970’s at UCLA) showed that the presence of silicon is critical in a variety of terrestrial life forms, as well as human cell structure: for instance, in the binding of the cartilage and mineral aspects of bones.
Sagan himself described the Arecibo Message, about four years after it was transmitted:
“The decoded message forms a kind of pictogram that says something like this: ‘Here is how we count from one to ten. Here are five atoms that we think are interesting or important: hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and phosphorus. Here are some ways to put these atoms together that we think interesting or important – the molecules thymine, adenine, guanine and cytosine and a chain composed of alternating sugars and phosphates. These molecular building blocks are put together to form a long molecule of DNA comprising about four billion links in the chain. The molecule is a double helix. In some way, this molecule is important for the clumsy looking creature at the center of the message. That creature is 14 radio wavelengths or 5 feet 9.5 inches tall. There are about four billion of these creatures on the third plant from our star. There are nine planets altogether, four big ones toward the outside and one little one at the extremity. This message is brought to you courtesy of a radio telescope 2,430 wavelengths or 1,004 feet in diameter. Yours truly.’”
Whether or not the crop circle that appeared next to the Chilbolton was, in fact, an alien response is still up for debate. However, many people are firmly convinced that not only is the Chilbolton crop circle of 2001 a real message from another intelligent alien civilization in the universe, but we receive similar message nearly every day ( via ancient-code.com ).