This Is What Gravity Looks Like

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You can't see gravity, right? It's just an invisible, natural force of attraction, created by mass, yeah? Well, almost—but in this image you can see its effects in still and breathtaking glory.

The ripples in the clouds of this images are known as gravity waves. NASA explains exactly what they are:

Offshore and to the west and southwest of Pukaskwa National Park, several distinct sets of parallel cloud bands are visible. Gravity waves are produced when moisture-laden air encounters imbalances in air density, such as might be expected when cool air flows over warmer air. This can cause the flowing air to oscillate up and down as it moves, causing clouds to condense as the air rises and cools and to evaporate away as the air sinks and warms. This produces parallel bands of clouds oriented perpendicular to the wind direction. The orientation of the cloud bands in this image, parallel to the coastlines, suggests that air flowing off of the land surfaces to the north is interacting with moist, stable air over the lake surface, creating gravity waves.

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Thanks, gravity: as well as keeping us on the ground, you make the world a prettier place, too. [NASA]

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Gravity waves? Don't listen to them people.

These waves appear to concentrate towards Neys Provincial Park, which so happens to be the site of Neys Camp 100: a WWII PoW camp which held 35,046 prisoners of war and Japanese-Canadians.

Through the mysterious “Chicken and Cow” rituals, the Japanese-Canadians created an energy emitting mass of unidentified content (measured in several thousand Curics) which is now buried under the camp site and even today remains a source of great energy.

HAARP engineers have been monitoring this activity for years and they finally managed to create a protocol for redirecting this energy for various experimental purposes. Unfortunately, as we all know, one of these experiments went out of hand and caused the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake in Japan.

These waves are high frequency waves originating from the HAARP station in Gakona, Alaska, through which they are trying to manipulate this energy for earthquake control. Because of the activity captured in this picture of June 24, 2013, HAARP managed to cause an earthquake of 6.6 on the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on June 25, 2013.

Needless to say that the HAARP station in Gakona, the Neys Provincial Park and the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge event epicenter, are perfectly aligned.

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