Showing posts with label Ancient Aliens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ancient Aliens. Show all posts

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Yes, you heard that right. You might have missed this little tidbit of info with all the other crap going on in the world, but this is exciting news, even though most of us probably figured that Mars had organic material there anyway.

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planet’s surface and subsurface.

The new findings – “tough” organic molecules in three-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks near the surface, as well as seasonal variations in the levels of methane in the atmosphere – appear in the June 8 edition of the journal Science.

Organic molecules contain carbon and hydrogen, and also may include oxygen, nitrogen and other elements. While commonly associated with life, organic molecules also can be created by non-biological processes and are not necessarily indicators of life.

“With these new findings, Mars is telling us to stay the course and keep searching for evidence of life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, in Washington. “I’m confident that our ongoing and planned missions will unlock even more breathtaking discoveries on the Red Planet.”

“Curiosity has not determined the source of the organic molecules,” said Jen Eigenbrode of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, who is lead author of one of the two new Science papers. “Whether it holds a record of ancient life, was food for life, or has existed in the absence of life, organic matter in Martian materials holds chemical clues to planetary conditions and processes.”

Although the surface of Mars is inhospitable today, there is clear evidence that in the distant past, the Martian climate allowed liquid water – an essential ingredient for life as we know it – to pool at the surface. Data from Curiosity reveal that billions of years ago, a water lake inside Gale Crater held all the ingredients necessary for life, including chemical building blocks and energy sources.

“The Martian surface is exposed to radiation from space. Both radiation and harsh chemicals break down organic matter,” said Eigenbrode. “Finding ancient organic molecules in the top five centimeters of rock that was deposited when Mars may have been habitable, bodes well for us to learn the story of organic molecules on Mars with future missions that will drill deeper.”

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Check out the new trailer below!

STARGATE ORIGINS explores the journey of young Catherine Langford embarking on an unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save the Earth from darkness.

Stargate Origins is a digital streaming prequel apparently 10 episodes at 10 minutes each, which debut's February 15th 2018. I'm hoping for the best, because I am a Stargate fan, but the teaser below leaves me a little bit like... The Librarians with a slice of cheddar. Check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's a new video by Simon Christoph Krenn, called parasitic endeavours. Simon is an Austrian based artist creating digital imagery and experimental animation.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Quantum Enigma #1

I haven't been too active on the social media circuit or posted too many updates about Prisoner of the Mind, because I took the summer to get my new book in shape to release next year. I've got my author proofs of Quantum Enigma Issue Number 1, now i'm editing over the winter. In the meantime you can get updates on  the newly launched Quantum Enigma website. Stay tuned for a live action trailer coming this fall.

Just a little taste of things to come, if you want more info visit Quantum Enigma.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Inspired by many sci-fi horror movies of years gone by. Quantum Enigma will debut in the summer of 2017.

Here is a new page I just finished painting for a project that I can't give too much info on yet. I have several comic book projects in the works and I'm making good progress, so the posts have been a little slower.

I thought I would post the black and white inked version of this page along with the digitally painted one just  so you can see the difference. I'll follow up with this project in a month or so, hopefully with more info and possibly it's own website.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Now run...

Monday, October 6, 2014

It turns out that it was a publicity stunt for the next book in the ENDGAME series. Nice work, if anything it looks cool. Book released 10-7-14.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Let the weirdness begin. In the spirit of the holiday that is upon us I will be posting some of my past artwork from various personal and professional projects that celebrate what hides in the shadows. Some scary and some, not so much. This first one is for a cover that I did for book coming out next year called "The Uncertainty".

Here's a panel out of a new title i'm working on.

It's dark in here. This is a rough back cover piece for a Sci-Fi story out in 2014.

I can't take it anymore. Just a rough sketch from my graphic novel that never saw the light of day until now.

Just a little something i'm working on for my next book.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The most amazing thing about art is that you never know where it will take you. If you've seen my work, you probably know that I am intrigued with architecture from all cultures. It just amazes me how people can create such elaborate and enormous structures from their imaginations, without allowing the lack of supporting technology to stop them. “Where there is a will, there is a way.” (Old English Proverb)

The more I learn about architecture, the more I learn about building materials and methods of construction. If you check out my projects tab above you’ll see that I don’t really put any boundaries on my work, my only limitations are my own skills. I like many creative outlets. So, near the end of last year a ceramic manufacturer in Deruta, Italy contacted me to design a wall tile treatment that was something new, something different.

We’ll what I came up with wasn’t really new, but it was different, well sort of.

I have always loved the beautiful tile with the Mayan design motif featured in the movie Blade Runner. This tile was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Ennis House in Los Angeles, Ca. Here is another great website about the incredible work of Frank Lloyd Wright if you want to learn more about him and his life.

Earlier last year, I designed a kitchen backsplash for a display featured in the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City. 


The backsplash tile is also a hand made ceramic from Deruta, Italy with a metallic copper glaze over lava stone. This tile was also somewhat inspired by this motif.

For this new project, I wanted to go back to the roots of this type of design, so I studied some of the design of the handmade stone blocks of Tiwanaku, Bolivia.

These stone blocks have been dated to approximately 14,000 years old.

They are quite intriguing, from a technological standpoint, and for their design motif. Yes, there are many theories of who these people were, but the stone blocks of Puma Punku remain a mystery. What a great jumping off point for design inspiration.

Here are some of my sketches for the tile, and of course, the finished product.

Check back for new projects coming up this year.