This "shutdown", which will shut down what used to be accessible information to interested folks, occurs just as Comet ISON is due to pass Mars.. In addition, BRISSON (Balloon Rapid Response for Comet ISON failed in its mission to collect data, the Air Force Command discontinues its space surveillance due to "resource constraints", and then, coincidentally NASA is out of commission?
Meanwhile, aside from the fire in the sky-- record number of fireballs and meteorites over the last week, not to mention the meteor that just missed earth, and a huge filament erupted from the sun producing a beautiful coronal mass ejection (CME) and solar energetic particle event, sparking a G2-class geomagnetic storm, an earthquake in Pakistan created a new island.
As the New York Times reports: As Worries Over the Power Grid Rises, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow. scheduled for the same time, October 1, is a drill called GridEx II, an EMP simulation, will be in its final planning phase.
“ The electrical grid, as government and private experts describe it, is the "glass jaw" of American industry. If an adversary lands a knockout blow, they fear it could black out vast areas of the continent for weeks [if not much longer]; interrupt supplies of water, gasoline, diesal fuel, and fresh food; shut down communication, and create disruptions of a scale that was only hinted at by Hurricane Sandy and events of 9/11.
This is why thousands of utility workers, business executives, National Guard officers FBI antiterrorism experts and officials from government agencies in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are preparing for an emergency drill in November that will simulate physical attacks and cyberattacks that could take down large sections of the power grid."
There is lots of Internet chatter concerning the subject of Comet ISON, ranging from the possibility of a mini "solar system" of companion comets, meteorites and space dust moving into ours (lots of military activity around Learmonth (Project Wormwood-joint US/Aussie) Observatory in Australia), to what sounds more plausible: Comet ISON, disrupting the asteroid belt. Maybe, it's something as simple as they do not want us to find out that comets are not dirty snowballs. I do not know, so I do not subscribe to any of these rumors, however, I have no doubt that the government is trying to not only distract us, which is par for the course, but also limiting our access to what's really going on in space.
What conclusion can be made when all the government solar monitoring sites go down at the same time so many large events are taking place? NASA already received its funding so there is no reason to shut down operational servers-- over 60 satellites and telescopes it is using to observe ISON--unless they want to shut it down.
“ ...comet ISON recently turned GREEN showing it is connecting electrically with Mars as i predicted ... this started on the 24th ... standard science claims this is due to UV light from the sun ... more fairy tale science ... if that is the case there is UV light all over the solar system ... why do some comets not show green at all and others are very green ... they never explain such dichotomies (they do not have to since in the controlled press no one else gets to insert even a comment) ... i predicted this brightening as the comet connects electrically with mars ... heading for a close bypass on october 1st ... more as this develops ... jim mccanney (and note the internet nut cases will be creating all kinds of WOO WOO scare stories using this as a basis ... many of which are controlled by the disinfo crew and many trying to misuse my name and work ... the disinfo engine is in full swing to keep the public dumb about the electrical nature of comets ... why ??? because if the public knew they would ask why we cannot connect to outer space to power our society with energy from the electrical solar system that surrounds us ... read my books especially THE DIAMOND PRINCIPLE for details ) -- Jim McCanney