This detective story began in August 1989, when the automatic interplanetary station "Voyager 2", launched in 1977, beginning with the distance 2.75 billion miles transmit to Earth the first ever photographs of the planet Neptune, shot at close range.
For scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., which communicate with the "Voyager", the pictures were full of surprises. First, the color of the planet — is bright blue with white patches of clouds.
Secondly, a large angle of the axis of rotation of the planet, indicating a strong magnetic field, large amounts of internal heat and a liquid core. And if you remember the spectacular opening and images, the "Voyager" in 1986 from the vicinity of Uranus, and earlier information on Jupiter and Saturn, the last success of the device allowed us to give an unprecedented view of the solar system.
But is it? Whether we were the first, whose eyes fell on the surface of distant planets of our system? Linguist and historian Zecharia Sitchin believes that the transfers "Voyager" information only confirms what has already been described and predicted them published in 1976 (a year before the start of the device), the book "The Twelfth Planet".
And more importantly, claims Sitchin, these data are consistent with what was recorded by the ancient Sumerians 6000 years ago. Sumerian civilization began in Mesopotamia (in what is now Iraq) around 4000 BC Sitchin believes that the Sumerians invented the wheel, ceramic furnace and irrigation irrigation system, but the main thing — and even the basic concepts of astronomy.
With the Sumerian cuneiform writing down their discoveries on clay tablets, cylinder seals and statuettes — stone cylinders engraved with mirror images of characters and graphics. laminating a cylinder on the soft clay, received positive image.
Studying subjects Sumerian civilization for more than 30 years, scientists have discovered in the museum of West Berlin a unique cylindrical seal. It depicted the god Enlil, giving humanity a plow, and was immediately put amazing picture of heaven. At the center of it there is a radiant sun, surrounded by all the planets now familiar to us, and they were right about the relative size and position of astronomical. Everything, including the sun and the moon, were 12 of the heavenly bodies, to one more than the so far confirmed by science. Studying other artifacts, a linguist and found a list of the planets, which is the farthest from the Sun was the first.
All his discoveries Sitchin described in the aforementioned book, and two follow-up, but then they would not be of particular reaction. But seeing in January 1986 passed "Voyager 2" image of Uranus, he was shocked. Sumerian description of Uranus, "mash.sig" or "bright green", almost coincided with a greenish-blue image on the screen of his TV. The expression "hum.ba" which he translated as "marsh vegetation," in line with the hot semi-liquid material found after three years in the core of Neptune.
Sumerians twin Uranus, or "double" of Neptune, and all that passed "Voyager" seems to confirm this. Like Uranus, Neptune has a bright blue color, a powerful magnetic field, many previously unknown moons, hot semi-liquid core and plenty of water. The question remains how the Sumerians knew about all of this, with no telescopes or satellites (Uranus and Neptune are not visible to the naked eye). We have the answer Sitchin — Sumerians knew unknowable, because it told them by aliens. And not some vagrants, and "astronauts" from the planet Nibiru — Twelfth Planet, shown at the Berlin cylinder between Jupiter and Mars — who visited Earth several times at intervals of 3,000 years.
"All this is described in many texts, including the myth of Anka and Earth — says Sitchin. — The only difference between me and other historians is that they call it the mythology, and I say that this is a fact."
Andy Cheng, a researcher from the group due to "Voyager", admits that Uranus and Neptune are very similar, and they can truly be called twins, but all other statements Sitchin lead him to "surprise."
"There is nothing more amazing is that in systems of Uranus and Neptune, discovered water — says Cheng. — All of the planets except Venus and Mars have a liquid core. Were waiting for us and the presence of a magnetic field, and the color of both planets was known long ago."
Moreover, according to Cheng, if the solar system was unknown planet X, then it could be life, as it would be located too far from the Sun. He believes that the cylinder seal are likely to be a stylized images of random stars, which are not to be interpreted as an accurate picture of the cosmos. Francesca Roshberg-Halton, a recognized expert on the ancient Sumerians of the University of Notre Dame, was even more explicit — "nonsense."
"Cuneiform symbols can be interpreted in the most savage manner, and it is especially guilty of inexperienced transcribers. Sumerian astronomy No not exist."
She also believes that Sitchin also made some serious errors. "Sumerians knew only seven planets, including the sun and the moon, and not twelve. And in the center picture the star with rays of the sun are not shown, and Venus." But Sitchin, as befits a staunch supporter paleocontacts, firmly to his. After all, if it were not for ancient astronauts, as the Sumerians were able to draw a picture on a stone cylinder, so approximate to the present knowledge about the solar system?
And then, he asks, his article predicting the presence of Neptune's large amounts of methane and water, hot bowels and strong resemblance to Uranus, could appear in the magazine in June — two months before the "Voyager 2" has confirmed the correctness of these predictions?
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