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Have they blamed Trump yet?


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I found this article. I’m not sure it explains much, but it’s an interesting theory.

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UPDATE 9/12/18 4PM PST The issue may be related to Mercury (the metal, not the planet). On a tip from a science journalist friend who covers telescopes and who has been there, I verified the observatory uses a vat of liquid mercury as a float bearing for the giant solar telescope. According to an internal NSO/NMSU document, that bearing is “high-risk” during maintenance. If there was a major mercury spill, it might explain why the Feds are there, with FBI providing security. The amount of Mercury is said to be in the “tens of gallons” range, which is next to impossible to come by in the commercial market these days, and if it were weaponized, it would make a very nasty dirty bomb. Perhaps there’s some security issue with the mercury on-site.


And to think, I used to play with that stuff as a kid. Maybe that’s the reason I have...never mind.


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That is a very fluid cover story.
And could be shaped to fit nearly anything that rolls up against it.




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Rotating pools of mercury have been used in the past to form parabolic mirrors for telescopes. Other mirrors direct the light into and out of the primary mirror, which must be horizontal.

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Rotating pools of mercury have been used in the past to form parabolic mirrors for telescopes. Other mirrors direct the light into and out of the primary mirror, which must be horizontal.

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Rotating creates a given curve in mercury or there are other elements, er factors involved?


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I never realized mercury was used in this way. Learn something new every day.


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Rotating pools of mercury have been used in the past to form parabolic mirrors for telescopes. Other mirrors direct the light into and out of the primary mirror, which must be horizontal.

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Rotating creates a given curve in mercury or there are other elements, er factors involved?
The centrifugal forces of rotation create a shallow parabolic surface in the mercury.

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our tax dollars at work Roll Eyes




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You know, the Terra Cotta Army in Xi'an was discovered in 1974 and they still haven't tried to open up the Emperor's nearby tomb because it's been documented from 2700 years ago to have a complete moat of mercury inside of it. They think it could still be there and don't believe they have the technology to get into the tomb without causing damage to it and the surrounding area. I toured a mock up of what they think is in there once and that would be a LOT of mercury.
 
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I just wanted to add this to the tin foil hat theory Smile God Bless Smile

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You weak-minded conspiracy theorists are as mad as hatters.


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That disc seen in front of the Sun is Mercury in it's orbit around the Sun.


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Swamp gas reflecting off of Venus....



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It is rather curious, and I would love to know the actual reason.



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I need to stay off the internet. This kinda shit keeps me up at night.

https://www.express.co.uk/news...-flare-new-mexico-NM

SUPER solar flare to WIPE OUT humanity, theorists fear after solar observatory shut down


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