UPDATE: as promised 2 days ago (on FryDee [Friday in proper English] March 15th) here is The Committee's update and explanation of the article:
Explains The Committee:
Mentioned in the article is the speed of light, specifically laser beams and photons of light.
Not mentioned: the speed to traverse great distances, by human Earth standards and perception of them, requires velocities vastly superior to 300,000 km/s. Incremental increases of such speeds, brought about through the use of planetary gravity, approach and slingshot style departures, do not achieve the required movement.
This method or technique is viable for use at far lower velocity than is used to cross significant segments of galaxial distances; within a system of planets, when navigating from one to another, this method can be useful.
Planets and their gravity are not used by interstellar travelers; this is achieved, as we have explained previously, with magnetism, magnetic fields and differences, much the way magnetic poles either repel or attract one another.
Joke time: (no Committee, just levity and because I feel like it)
When reading the article below (click on the button) don't analyse it too deeply (British newspaper thus spelling) Remind yourself what's been said here often; time does not exist.
It's an illusion - if very real - for all living things on Earth, who & which must live inside and have cycles of day & night.
Sometimes readers inspire and/or write the posts. A loyal longtime visitor here sent me a simple, powerful "hello" - asking me how I am - which inspired beyond inspiration. Another unwitting reader followed through on the plan everybody's GAGs arranged & coordinated, without anyone but me realizing it, until done. I thought y'all would enjoy the anonymous to & fro which came out of it.
R = Reader P = Patrick (a.k.a Yours Truly)
R: These new images of Ultima Thule – obtained by the telephoto Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager just 6½ minutes before New Horizons' closest approach to the object (officially named 2014 MU69) at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1 – offer a resolution of about 110 feet (33 meters) per pixel.
Their combination of high spatial resolution and a favorable viewing angle gives the team an unprecedented opportunity to investigate the surface, as well as the origin and evolution, of Ultima Thule – thought to be the most primitive object ever encountered by a spacecraft.
P: Isn't there a line or brand of make-up called Ultima? [I have since learned it is or was ULTA] To my warped interpretation, it resembles an infant of a species similar to a koala bear, arms/paws folded over the chest as it is looking up, with the deep "eye sockets". Primitive = old?
R: I wonder what it says about us as individuals that you see a baby Koala bear and I see pancakes. If you look at the Wikipedia page and scroll down and look right, you can see it rotate.
P: Pancakes? Dumplings!
R: I wonder what it is made of. They think it was two objects that fused together.
P: The Committee says a lot of iron, one struck the other with enough force so the collision attached them, the rotation is the effect from that collision and is maintained by magnetism and gravity.
R: I'd love to hear what a collision like that sounded like. Probably deafening.
P: It was silent, there's no air.
R: As you can tell, I'm not a scientist.
P: I always enjoy Star Trek episodes where several impossible things are shown:
R: Why can't we see stars in space?
P: We can see stars in space until our velocity exceeds the "accepted" speed of light.
If we're moving faster than light we're able to see, it doesn't keep up. The light already in motion is blurred and mixed together, because the colors (caused by frequency variation, just like radio signals) disappear.
Example: tune a radio away from the frequency of a signal, and the station goes silent. A radio unable to match available frequencies receives nothing. Remember AM only radios? The FM band is invisible to them, just as are shortwave bands.
Think of fast moving objects you can see if they move slowly enough or remain still such as shotgun pellets before loading into a shell versus exiting the muzzle when the gun is fired. Not enough reflected light reaches the retina for enough time for the pellets to be detected.
It's why you don't see your GAGs on Earth unless they intentionally slow down into our range.
When traveling above the speed of light, our human traits & abilities remain. We run into light which approaches but faster than 300,000 km/sec, likewise we run away from light behind us.
The approaching light is above our frequency range, lateral rays of light are briefly picked up for a few billionths of a second but their frequencies (thus color) are undetectable thus disappear; everything turns gray TO HUMANS.
It's the cumulative effect of omnipresent light photons passed, mixed with other things we begin to see such as gamma, ultraviolet, infrared and x-rays.
So says The Committee.
R: So if we stop and hover in space, we can see the stars.
GAGs - at least one of my GAGs had the decency to appear as a beautiful human. After you confirmed it was one of my GAGs I saw when my grandmother died, I told him . . . "Nice costume!" I hope he laughed.
P: Yes, no stopping required; just drop velocity below 300,000 km/sec. Every human is a costume.
R: Where can I find a good tailor?
P: In the mirror. S/He's tailored every outfit, suit, get-up and ensemble you've ever or will be & wear.
R: Have you ever thought about whether you've done something horrible in one of your lives? Thank Goodness we don't usually get to know about that while we are in this life.
P: Yes I have and I've also asked The Committee about that. Their answer: the effects of what was done and that life, both ended simultaneously. The benefits of the experience however, every soul keeps forever.
R: I wonder how much access we have to the lessons learned in previous lives while we are in this life. How does that even work?
Do some people come in with more morality than others because of what they learned previously? Or do we choose to block out some of what we learned when it suits the life plan?
I feel as if I might have had a life were I treated others horribly, but I don't want to know about it.
I also feel as if I had a life were I was fairly rich.
P: It depends on the definition of "access" each of us prefers. We set before & follow after birth, the definition(s) we design.
Morality is extremely relative. Yes, some of us choose less, some choose more in relation to the moral standards of the environment expected.
Yes, many of us block memories of many things, which might/could/would distract us materially.
Do you want to know about the wealthy life but not the bad act one?
That's incarnation in 2 easy steps!
R: I just think one could get really mired down with the knowledge of past horribleness, and it would negatively affect their current life.
There is enough to contend with as it is, without bringing more negativity in.
As far as a wealthy life . . . no I don't need to know about it right now. It's just a feeling I've had that I had a life like that. Don't know if I used it for good or bad.
P: It is just "negativity"; almost ANY "past" life issue would be so out of context as to become a problem.
This includes "future" lives also, because as we all know, there are no future or past lives until we've both incarnated then grow old enough to learn the human illusion of time on Earth.
The long time hero of this website - Denis G. of a small, quaint town +/- 100 km northwest of Montréal, Québec - has compiled Notes & Quotes for the last 3 years (2016, '17 & '18) and also the last 6 months' worth, the latter half of 2018.
Comme toujours, merci beaucoup Denis. Je vous dois une dette qui ne pourra jamais être remboursée.
Enjoy them, please.
So long for now folks; until our paths cross again.
An excerpt from The Alien Handbook - A Guide To Extraterrestrials © 2018 by Yours Truly (most days a.k.a. Patrick De Haan CPCU) released by Ozark Mountain Publishing in March of this same year.