This week we've ventured to Mexico, Egypt, Easter Island, and Europe (CERN). I'm starting to feel like Matt Lauer ... Where in the world is Ellie today? Actually she is not in this world - she is sitting on the edge of the event horizon watching the bipolar (electromagnetic) illusion go by, but that's another story. For today ... let's remain in the Program.
... I'm here on the South Pole ...
"So why the South Pole?" you ask.
Norway marks Amundsen's south pole feat 100 years on BBC - December 14, 2011
Dozens of scientists and explorers have joined the Norwegian prime minister to mark 100 years since Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to the south pole. At the pole, PM Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute to "one of the most outstanding achievements of mankind". Homage is also being paid to Robert Scott, the UK explorer who Amundsen beat to the pole.
The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface. It is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth and lies on the opposite side of the Earth from the North Pole. Situated on the continent of Antarctica, it is the site of the United States Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, which was established in 1956 and has been permanently staffed since that year. The Geographic South Pole should not be confused with the South Magnetic Pole, which though geographically nearby, is defined based on the earth's magnetic field.
The first recorded attempt to find a route from the Antarctic coastline to the South Pole was made by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on the Discovery Expedition of 1901-04. Scott, accompanied by Ernest Shackleton and Edward Wilson, set out with the aim of traveling as far south as possible, and on 31 December 1902, reached 82° 16'S. Shackleton later returned to Antarctica as leader of the British Antarctic Expedition (Nimrod Expedition) in a bid to reach the Pole. On 9 January 1909, with three companions, he reached 88° 23' S - 112 statute miles from the Pole - before being forced to turn back.
The first recorded humans to reach the Geographic South Pole were Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his party on December 14, 1911. Amundsen named his camp Polheim and the entire plateau surrounding the Pole King Haakon VII Vidde in honour of King Haakon VII of Norway. Robert Falcon Scott had also returned to Antarctica with his second expedition, the Terra Nova Expedition, in a race against Amundsen to the Pole. Scott and four other men reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912, thirty-four days after Amundsen. On the return trip, Scott and his four companions all died of starvation and extreme cold.
In 1914 Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition set out with the goal of crossing Antarctica via the South Pole, but his ship, the Endurance, was frozen in pack-ice and sank 11 months later. The overland journey was never made.
US Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, with the assistance of his first pilot Bernt Balchen, became the first person to fly over the South Pole on November 29, 1929.
Let's go back to the geomagnetic poles and a recently updated file Pole Shifts Science and Pseudoscience - It's all about shifting polarities.
Think about this ... if the poles shift as I sit here ... I'll be in Santa's house ... sitting on his nice warm lap ... ho ... ho ...ho ...
Now let's look at this Wiki image of the geomagnetic poles
It is very similar to this animated image I posted on Khufu's Folly.
Am I going in circles?
Now let's explore the adventures of Admiral Richard Byrd - do you where he allegedly wound up? ... Myth has it that he entered Hollow Earth in 1947 which takes to the Nazi grid, UFOs, alien grays, and that storyline. 'Byrd flew' to the North and South Poles and concluded that the poles are openings into the center of the Earth. He also wrote about seeing a sun below the Earth which again takes us to UFOs and Ancient Alien Theory. There are many stories about UFOs and aliens linked to Antarctica, the north pole, Hitler's allegedly escape through a portal from there to Aldebaran - not far from Orion which goes to the Belt of Orion and the Giza Plateau where the Great Pyramid Experiment Began - Khufu's Folly.
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As the clock ticks down, and reality is revealed as a hologram, science and pseudoscience are merging in the illusion of time.
LHC: Higgs boson 'may have been glimpsed' BBC - December 13, 2011
The most coveted prize in particle physics - the Higgs Boson - may have been glimpsed, say researchers reporting at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. The particle is purported to be the means by which everything in the Universe obtains its mass. Scientists say that two experiments at the LHC see hints of the Higgs at the same mass, fueling huge excitement. But the LHC does not yet have enough data to claim a discovery. Finding the Higgs would be one of the biggest scientific advances of the last 60 years. It is crucial for allowing us to make sense of the Universe, but has never been observed by experiments. This basic building block of the Universe is a significant missing component of the Standard Model - the "instruction booklet" that describes how particles and forces interact.
Higgs vs. hype: a mini-guide MSNBC - December 13, 2011
Physicists are revealing what they've found so far in their quest for the Higgs boson at Europe's Large Hadron Collider on Tuesday, and it's already being touted as a revolutionary revelation about a "God particle" that ranks right up there with Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Force. But the Higgs boson isn't a religious experience, and it won't help you destroy the Death Star. So what is the Higgs? And what do scientists know about it? Here's a small guide to the Large Hadron Collider's latest: