Aliens, the Sumerians and Voyager 2
This detective story began a year ago when, in August 1989, the automatic interplanetary station "Voyager 2", launched in 1977, started with a distance of 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 — a bright blue with white patches of clouds. Secondly, a large angle of rotation of the planet axis indicating the strong magnetic field, large amounts of internal heat generation, and a liquid core. And if you remember the spectacular opening and images transmitted "Voyager" in 1986 from the vicinity of Uranus and earlier information about Jupiter and Saturn, the last success of the device allowed us to give an unprecedented view of the solar system. But is it? Do we really were the first whose eyes fell on the surface of the outer planets of our system? Linguist and historian Zecharia Sitchin believes that the transmitted "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, Sitchin claims that these data are consistent with the fact that it was written by ancient Sumerians 6000 years ago. The civilization of the Sumerians originated in Mesopotamia (in what is now Iraq) about 4000 BC Sitchin believes that the Sumerians invented the wheel, ceramic furnace and irrigation sprinkler 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 figures. Laminating a barrel on soft clay, received a positive image. Studying subjects Sumerian civilization for more than 30 years, the scientists found in the museum of West Berlin a unique cylindrical seal. It depicted the god Enlil, giving mankind a plow, and was immediately placed an amazing picture of the heavens. At the center of it was a radiant sun surrounded by the now familiar to us all the planets, and were just about right, their relative size and position of astronomical. In total, including the sun and the moon, were 12 of the heavenly bodies, on one more than so far confirmed by science. By studying other artifacts found linguist and a list of the planets, which is the farthest from the Sun was the first. All his discoveries Sitchin described in the already mentioned book, and two follow-up, but then they did not cause any special reaction. But seeing in January 1986 passed "Voyager 2" image of Uranus, he was shocked. The Sumerian description of Uranus, "mash.sig" or "bright green" almost coincided with a greenish-blue image on the screen of his television set. And the phrase "hum.ba," which he translated as "marsh vegetation," consistent with a 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 large amounts of water. The question remains how the Sumerians knew about all this, with no telescopes or satellites (Uranus and Neptune are not visible to the naked eye). We have the answer Sitchin — Sumerians know the unknowable, because it is informed by aliens. And not some stray, and the "astronauts" from the planet Nibiru — the 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 about Anki and Earth — says Sitchin. — The only difference between me and other historians is that they call it the mythology, and I'm saying it's a fact." Andy Cheng, a scientist from the group due to "Voyager", admits that Uranus and Neptune are very similar, and it really can be called twins, but all other statements Sitchin lead it to "amazement." "There is nothing more stunning is that in systems of Uranus and Neptune, discovered water — says Cheng. — All the planets except Mars and Venus have a liquid core. Expecting us and the presence of a magnetic field, and the color of both planets was known for a long time." Moreover, according to Cheng, if the solar system and was unknown planet X, then it could be life-threatening, as it would be located too far from the Sun. He believes that on a cylinder seal are likely to be only a stylized images of random stars that 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 icons can be interpreted in the most savage manner, and it is particularly guilty of not experienced transcribers. No Sumerian astronomy does not exist." She also believes that Sitchin also made several blunders. "The Sumerians knew only seven planets, including the sun and the moon, and not twelve. And in the middle of the picture in the form of a 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, just proximal to the present knowledge about the solar system? And then, he asks, his article that predicts the presence of Neptune's large amount of methane and water, hot mineral resources and a strong resemblance to Uranus, could appear in the magazine in June — two months before the "Voyager 2" confirmed this predictions? Maybe this time will manage without aliens?