“[This] marks the way towards gathering the information that will put our own existence into cosmic context.” – Martin Dominik, University of St Andrews.
|The HD 10180 Star System|
It is becoming evidently clear that an official announcement declaring the extraterrestrial presence is quite imminent. Whether it happens this year or not, a continuously connected sequence of events, is definitely constructing the necessary narrative towards the full revelation and manifestation of this reality.
Several weeks ago, the Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov declared at the TEDGlobal Conference in Oxford that 140 different planets about the same size as Earth was discovered by NASA’s space telescope Kepler. Sasselov further indicated that the breakthrough increases the prospect of finding extraterrestrial civilizations within and outside of the Milky Way.
“… And we expect to be able to identify around 60 of these habitable Earth-like planets within the next two years…” – Daily Mail.
Based on an article from Denise Chow, Staff Writer at SPACE.com, we may not need to wait two years, as NASA officials are expected to make a major announcement regarding Kepler’s progress as it scans the skies for planets that are orbiting stars.
“The space agency has scheduled an afternoon teleconference with reporters to announce the results from Kepler, which include the ‘discovery of an intriguing planetary system,’ NASA officials said Monday. Participating in the teleconference will be senior NASA scientists and Kepler mission researchers, including principal investigator William Borucki, at the space agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.” – SPACE.com.
This announcement intensifies the interest that the possibility of extraterrestrial life will be ultimately discovered by Kepler with the first disclosure of a habitable extrasolar or exoplanetary system. In April, initial observations of the planet Gliese 581 d, the fourth planet orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 581, placed it as the best example of a exoplanet with a habitable zone. According to astronomers, at August 2010, radial velocity and imaging methodology has detected and confirmed over 450 exoplanets.
Today, astronomers revealed that the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) world-leading HARPS instrument discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180. Two other additional planets could also be within this system, as well, with one of them containing the lowest mass ever found. The ESO researchers concluded that the system would be quite similar to our own Solar System in terms of the number of planets present and the regular pattern of distances of the planets from their star.
“Astronomers have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets that orbit a star called HD 10180, which is much like our own Sun. The star is 127 light years away, in the southern constellation of Hydrus. The researchers used the ESO to monitor light emitted from the system and identify and characterise the planets. They say this is the ‘richest’ system of exoplanets – planets outside our own Solar System – ever found. Christophe Lovis from Geneva University’s observatory in Switzerland was lead researcher on the study. He said that his team had probably found ‘the system with the most planets yet discovered’… The researchers said the system around HD 10180 as unique in several respects. It has at least five ‘Neptune-like planets’ lying within a distance equivalent to the orbit of Mars, making it more populated than our own Solar System in its inner region. And all the planets seem to have almost circular orbits.” – BBC.
The researchers believes that we are now entering a ‘new era in exoplanetary research: the study of complex planetary systems and not just of individual planets,’ and this announcement inferred from the sophisticated scientific modeling measurements, definitely indicates that much, since the largest mass object orbiting the star is similar to Saturn and the lowest mass object is similar to Earth, while the others are much like Neptune and Uranus – this definitely signifies the close similarities with our Solar System and the diversity of other star systems. What is really interesting is that the ESO’s HARPS spectograph is attached to a 3.6 metre telescope in La Silla, Chile and has been studying this Sun-like star in the southern constellation of Hydrus (the Male Water Snake) for six years. This makes NASA’s teleconference about the $600 million Kepler space telescope that more intriguing, given that it has been orbiting in space with a much closer view of the star systems in the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra. Therefore, expectations are quite high, since this technique should yield greater precision and more stable measurement than with the HARPS spectograph.
These discoveries from space comes against the background of several major ufological and exopolitical news on Earth that definitely synchronizes these discoveries with the march towards the full disclosure of the extraterrestrial reality. On May 31, a report from the Aeronautical & Astronomical Association of France (3AF) declared that ‘UFOs are definitely real and possibly of extraterrestrial origin.’ This conclusion was based on a two-year Commission on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (CUAP) study that examined scientifically and extensively sightings, experiences and reports of the French, including civilian, militar officers and intelligence officials.
“No natural phenomenon can account for the majority of observation reports accompanied by electromagnetic detections made by one or several radars. Both the defense services and air traffic control have been confronted a number of times around the world with unknown aerial intrusions or artificially induced phenomena… The behavior of these devices during encounters with fighter jets or interceptors – some have participated in real swirling battles in the U.S. – suggests they are controlled, guided or led by particularly sophisticated automation… the air superiority of the craft concerned, if they are indeed crafts, is such that none of the many interceptions which have been made against them, in the United States for example, have been able to overcome one of these devices.“ – Sigma/3AF Report.
Speaking of military officials, journalist Leslie Kean has been swimming in a wave of critical acclaim and media appearances for her ‘record-straightening’book UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record. With foreword from the former White House Chief of Staff, John Podesta, the book has been described by author Mickio Kaku as ‘serious and thoughtful… a treasure trove of insightful and eye opening information… bound to set the gold standard for UFO research.’ Judging by Kean’s features on the Huffington Post, MSNBC, Russia TV, the Colbert Report and a myriad of other media entities, the hypothesis for that 5% of all UFO sightings that are scientifically inexplicable and that defies the current laws of physics, will eventually be standardized as that of extraterrestrial origins.
Recently, Britain released the National Archives of 18 of the Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) UFO files covering the years 1995 to 2003. The files released, span several decades containing numerous witness accounts, sketches, letters, notes, reports, statements, interviews, parliamentary memos and a raft of other classified briefings documenting the varied and mysterious sightings of unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrial entities across the United Kingdom. The latest report also documented the cover-up by Britain’s former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and former U.S. President Dwight D.Eisenhower of a close encounter between an RAF aircraft and a UFO during the Second World War, amongst the releases of long-held classified files.
“The former Prime Minister allegedly ordered that the unexplained incident over the east coast of England should be kept secret for at least 50 years because it would provoke “mass panic”. The claim, made in 1999 by a scientist who said his grandfather was one of Churchill’s bodyguards, is recounted in declassified Ministry of Defence UFO files made available online by the National Archives. The man, who is not named in the files, said Churchill was reported to have exclaimed: “This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic amongst the general population and destroy one’s belief in the church.” – The Press Association.
This week, Wang Sichao, a planetary astronomer at the Purple Hills Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences declared in a science forum in Guangzhou, that extraterrestrial beings exists and they have the ability to send their crafts to our planet. Moreover, he also believes that these beings have been perpetually sending their probes into our solar system and expressed profound disagreement with professor Stephen Hawking on the nature and characteristics of these visitors:
” ‘If they are friendly to us, we can promote the human beings’ civilization through exchange and cooperation with them. If they are not, as long as we prepared for their invasion, we can beat them back based on their weaknesses. After all, they are life entities, they would show their slips,’ Wang said. – People’s Daily Online.
Sichao is also predicting that we will see more sightings of UFOs in 2011 and 2012, similar to the ones that appeared over the Chinese regions of Zhejiang, Hunan, Chongqing and Xinjiang earlier this year.
Whether Sichao’s predictions will come true or not, it is very possible that Kaku’s call for ‘extraterrestrial DNA’ as the ‘smoking gun,’ will be where today’s revelation and NASA’s coming teleconference will ultimately lead us to.
NASA has announced that it’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered two giant Saturn-sized planets spotted passing in front of the same star, the first time more than one planet has ever been discovered ‘transiting’ a single star.
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered the first confirmed planetary system with more than one planet crossing in front of, or transiting, the same star. The transit signatures of two distinct planets were seen in the data for the sun-like star designated Kepler-9. The planets were named Kepler-9b and 9c. The discovery incorporates seven months of observations of more than 156,000 stars as part of an ongoing search for Earth-sized planets outside our solar system. “This discovery is the first clear detection of significant changes in the intervals from one planetary transit to the next, what we call transit timing variations,” said Matthew Holman, a Kepler mission scientist from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. “This is evidence of the gravitational interaction between the two planets as seen by the Kepler spacecraft.” – NASA.
Kepler scientists have also identified what appears to be a third, much smaller possible planet which is around 1.5 times the size of Earth but which is orbiting in a scorching 1.6 day-orbit very close to the sun:
Kepler scientists also have identified what appears to be a third, much smaller transit signature in the observations of Kepler-9. That signature is consistent with the transits of a super-Earth-sized planet about 1.5 times the radius of Earth in a scorching, near-sun 1.6 day-orbit. Additional observations are required to determine whether this signal is indeed a planet or an astronomical phenomenon that mimics the appearance of a transit. “Kepler’s high quality data and round-the-clock coverage of transiting objects enable a whole host of unique measurements to be made of the parent stars and their planetary systems,” said Doug Hudgins, the Kepler program scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. – NASA.
|Graphic shows planetary orbit times and transition signature as they pass in front of the star.|
Scientists plans to analyze the third ‘Earth-sized’ planet candidate further to determine whether it is really a planet or an extraordinary astronomical occurrence. The Kepler space telescope, designed specifically to look for planets similar to Earth, has already discovered over 700 planetary objects that NASA has designated as “candidates” in only its first year of operation. In addition to today’s discovery, Kepler has also found five other potential candidate systems that also appears to have more than one transiting planet and a sixth target also exhibiting multiple possible planets. The telescope is currently accumulating data to confirm these possibilities.
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