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Planets : Habitable ones being discovered

 

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Astronomers discover new planets, 3 are habitable

 

Fox News - ‎33 minutes ago‎

Astronomers discovered a solar system packed of planets, three of which are habitable,

using new observations and existing data of the Gliese 667C star.

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"We identified three strong signals in the star before, but it was possible that smaller planets were hidden in the data" said Guillem Anglada-Escudé of the University of Göttingen who led the study. "We reexamined the existing data, added some new observations, and applied two different data analysis methods especially designed to deal with multi-planet signal detection. Both methods yielded the same answer: there are five very secure signals and up to seven low-mass planets in short-period orbits around the star."

The Gliese 667 solar system is strikingly similar to ours and the three planets identified as habitable are confirmed to be super-Earths: planets that have more mass than Earth but less mass than larger planets like Uranus and Neptune.

"This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system," astronomer Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institute for Science who participated in the study said.

Similar systems have been found before and are very common in the Milky Way, however, most of these systems are built around Sun-like stars and are too hot to be habitable.

The Gliese 667C system is the first example of a system that contains multiple habitable planets surrounding a low-mass star.

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Read more: http://www.foxnews.c.../#ixzz2XF8JChaS

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hmm.

What are they preparing us for?

What future news?

 

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Gliese 667 (142 G. Scorpii) is a triple-star system in the constellation of Scorpius, all of whose components have masses smaller than the Sun. The system lies at a distance of about 6.8 pc (22.1ly) from Earth. There is a 12th magnitude star close to the other three, but it is not gravitationally bound to the system. To the naked eye, the system appears to be a single faint star of magnitude 5.89.

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Gliese 667 C is the smallest stellar component of this system, with only around 31%[5] of the mass of the Sun and 42%[2] of the Sun's radius. It is a red dwarf with a stellar classification of M1.5. This star is radiating only 1.4% of the Sun's luminosity from its outer atmosphere at a relatively cool effective temperature of 3,700 K.[4] This temperature is what gives it the red-hued glow that is a characteristic of M-type stars.[11] The apparent magnitude of this component is 10.25, giving it an absolute magnitude of about 11.03. It is known to have a planetary system of two planets with a third planet as a strong possibility.

 

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/more: https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Gliese_667

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Found! 3 Super-Earth Planets That Could Support Alien Life

 

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This artist’s impression shows the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking towards the planet’s parent star (Gliese 667C). Image released on June 25, 2013.

 

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced today (June 25).

 

An international team of scientists found a record-breaking three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least six planets, and possibly as many as seven, researchers said. The three planet contenders for alien life are in the star's "habitable zone" — the temperature region around the star where liquid water could exist. Gliese 667C is part of a three-star system, so the planets could see three suns in their daytime skies.

 

The three potentially rocky planets in Gliese 667C's habitable zone are known as super-Earths — exoplanets that are less massive than Neptune but more massive than Earth. Their orbits make them possible candidates for hosting life, officials from the European Southern Observatory said in a statement

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http://www.space.com/21706-habitable-alien-planets-gliese-667c.html

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I honestly don't think this is a case of "preparing" anything, I think it's just a result of a greater scientific interest in finding exoplanets coupled with ever better technology and detection methods. We've been able to find the gas giants for a good few years, and that's helped develop the techniques and models. If anything, I think applying the a "Disclosure" type agenda does those performing the work something of a disservice, as it implies they have motives beyond the pursuit of the subject for the pure joy of gathering knowledge. Anyone with an interest has been able to find this stuff online for quite a while now, it's not remotely hidden. The Zooniverse "Planet Hunters" citizen science project (using data from the Kepler Mission) even lets you take part in identifying candidates!

 

http://www.planethunters.org/candidates#

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45894586/ns/technology_and_science/t/planet-hunters-kick-four-new-worlds/#.UcsPmDufjCY

https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~gbakos/HAT/

 

Public attitudes are certainly shifting, but I think that can be ascribed to things like a decline in religious belief and the internet allowing for ever greater access to scientific knowledge. It can certainly be encouraged along, but I don't think there's any sinister agenda at work.

 

All boils down to this :-

 

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:D

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... We've been able to find the gas giants for a good few years, and that's helped develop the techniques and models. If anything, I think applying the a "Disclosure" type agenda does those performing the work something of a disservice, as it implies they have motives beyond the pursuit of the subject for the pure joy of gathering knowledge...

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With respect to DISCOVERY, you may be very correct. But with respect to REPORTING, I think my concerns matter. The mainstream press is now highly controlled and manipulated. And only those discoveries that the elites want us to know about will be widely reported.

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Nevertheless, I agree that this is big news, and I applaud those who are making the discoveries.

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I would much rather read news like this, than read about the antics of celebrities, so I hope to see more of it, and would be delighted if it replace the Non-news that I simply do not give a d@mn about - and occupies the braincells of the brainwashed sheeple, who are dragging our planet down into the mud.

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The funny thing was how deeply buried it was within the Google News aggregation service. It was popular, but made obscure.

 

Perhaps it's not really really exciting till we know we have a way of getting there and back and perhaps something we need like Unobtainium.

 

To extend the "preparation" argument, wasn't Avatar preparing us, just like Close Encounters, 2001...

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To extend the "preparation" argument, wasn't Avatar preparing us, just like Close Encounters, 2001...

 

Maybe.

But there is Art ... and there is Science.

If there is a "preparation" effort, it will come on both sides.

 

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Avatar was a case where, the sympathies of the film-maker was on the side of the low-tech natives,

rather than their high-tech rivals. A great film, and beautiful to watch.

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Voyager surfs Solar System's edge

 

BBC News - ‎Jun 27, 2013‎

Ed Stone cannot say when the Voyager-1 spacecraft will leave the Solar System, but he believes the moment is close. The latest data from this extraordinary probe, reported in this week's Science journal, suggests it is surfing right on the very edge of our ...

 

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There's plenty more to be discovered "out there"

 

The Machine:

The Mission:

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60 Billion Alien Planets Could Support Life, Study Suggests

Space.com 2 hours ago

Though only about dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds that could support life. The Milky Way alone may host 60 billion such planets around faint red dwarf stars, a new estimate suggests.

Based on data from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, scientists have predicted that there should be one Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of each red dwarf, the most common type of star. But a group of researchers has now doubled that estimate after considering how cloud cover might help an alien planet support life.

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Styx sticks - as a name

 

Pluto moons get mythical new names

 

BBC News - ‎9 minutes ago‎

The recently discovered fourth and fifth moons of Pluto now have official names: Kerberos and Styx.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU), charged with making official name designations, stipulates in its rules that names derive from mythology.

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The Mystery of the Intergalactic Radio Bursts

TIME 42 minutes ago

It's a recurring theme in astronomy: observers see a blast of energy out in the cosmos, scratch their heads in confusion for a while

, and finally uncover the existence of something entirely surprising and new.

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Solar system's tail is clover-shaped, NASA's IBEX finds

Los Angeles Times

Scientists working on NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission have nabbed their first direct glimpse of the so-called heliotail, the long trailing edge of the solar wind.

 

 

The heliosphere is the vast magnetic bubble around the solar system, created by solar wind emanating in all directions from the sun. As the heliosphere moves through the interstellar medium, its tail trails behind -- much like the tail of a comet, according to study lead author and IBEX principal investigator Dave McComas of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.

 

IBEX's instruments measure neutral atoms created near the edge of the heliosphere that zoom back toward Earth. Because such particles move in a straight line, Christian explained, you can map them out to generate a picture of the structure they form.

In this case, IBEX's data indicated that a person viewing a cross-section of the tail would see two "lobes" of faster-moving particles, aligned more or less at the top and bottom of a circle, and two more lobes, composed of slower-moving particles, to the left and right. The overall effect is a clover shape, and was "really not expected," McComas said.

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Now another, bluer discovery : Earth's Twin ?

 

Deep blue planet discovery differs from Earth

 

USA TODAY 5 minutes ago

 

Data from the Hubble Space Telescope has helped determine that a planet orbiting a nearby star likely shares Earth's deep-blue tones,

but the similarities stop there, astronomers report.

 

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All these "Planet stories" may me think we are getting ever closer to ET disclosure

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Voyager Enters Unknown Region of Space

Friday, July 12, 2013

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Voyager I was launched 36 years ago and it speeds through space at the rate of about 38,000 miles an hour. As it passes the outer limits of the solar system, it seems to be entering a bizarre and mysterious region more than 11 billion miles from Earth that scientists are struggling to make sense of.

 

Read the original source: http://www.unknownco.../#ixzz2Z3YNe5Do

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This Video is rather Wonderful :

 

 

And this one, I have not watched yet:

 

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Voyager surfs Solar System's edge

 

BBC News - ‎Jun 27, 2013‎

Ed Stone cannot say when the Voyager-1 spacecraft will leave the Solar System, but he believes the moment is close. The latest data from this extraordinary probe, reported in this week's Science journal, suggests it is surfing right on the very edge of our ...

 

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You do realise that you posted a diagram of the galaxy and not the solar system, don’t you?

 

On this scale Voyager would need to travel at its current speed of 38,000 mph for another 75,000 years to reach our solar system’s nearest star and that distance would still too small to show on this diagram.

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WB, That's from the original article. And it may be there to show the scale of distances in our Galaxy. There's a much better depiction of what Voyager is going through in that Video that I posted yesterday.

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BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The discovery of a seventh planet around the dwarf star KIC 11442793 could be a record, according to two separate teams of researchers.

The system bears some similarities to our own, but all seven planets orbit much closer to their host star, which lies some 2,500 light-years from Earth.

The crowded solar system is described in two papers published on the pre-print server Arxiv.org.


Dr Chris Lintott

We keep finding, in these niche cases, in these odd cases, in these complicated cases that humans can beat the computers”

University of Oxford

One of the identifications was made by volunteers using the Planet Hunters website. The site was set up to allow volunteers to sift through the public data from Nasa's Kepler space telescope - which was launched to search for so-called exoplanets - worlds orbiting distant stars.

Kepler uses the transit method to discover new planets, which entails looking for the dip in light as an alien world passes in front of its host star. But there is simply too much data for mission scientists to examine every light curve, so they developed computer programmes to search for the signature of a planetary transit.

"This is the first seven-planet system from Kepler, using a transiting search. We think [the identification] is very secure," said Chris Lintott, from the University of Oxford, co-author on the Planet Hunters paper.

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BBC News - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Scientists have discovered the most Earth-like planet ever found in another solar system, which may potentially hold liquid water.

The rocky planet is named Kepler 186f and is part of a five-planet system nestled in the Milky Way.

"We've been hunting for planets like Earth," Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at The Franklin Institute, told the BBC.

"This is the first time time we've ever found a planet that is so close to Earth's size," he added. "It greatly steps up the possibility of finding Earth-like planets much closer to us."

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