Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Earth-Like Planets 'Three Times More Likely' In Milky Way Than Previously Thought

10 years ago, the notion of exoplanets and life beyond the Earth was scoffed off as conspiracy theory and pseudo science. But today, the reality of Earth-like planets and the possibility of extraterrestrial life is common place. 
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Is our modern world ready to finally accept the existence of ExtraTerrestrial/Dimensional life? Given that society is heavily socially engineered, for an undoubtedly nefarious purpose, the question is harder to answer than we may think. One thing is clear however, that consciousness seeks to understand all things it comes in contact with. And while we may be distracted from this drive to explore mystery, the potential for inquisitiveness is always there. 

Over the past 5 years there has been a staggering number of mainstream acknowledgements and paradigm changes. The priesthood of truth, science and academia are loosing their grip on the minds of the masses, and it seems we are finally at a tipping point where many things long acknowledged by the ancients and heretics alike are coming to light.

The following article is yet one more piece of verified evidence lending credence to existence of otherworldly civilizations and life. In 5 more years time, we could be living in an age where it is common place to discuss and contemplate the meaning of existence within a cosmic view of reality; opposed to the limited and deterministic worldview of past ages. 

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- Justin

Source - Ascension With Mother Earth

A new view of the Whirlpool Galaxy, one of the two largest and sharpest images Hubble Space Telescope has ever taken, is released by NASA on Hubble's 15th anniversary April 25, 2005.

By Alice Milliken

New research has revealed that every solar system in the Milky Way has the same elemental building blocks as Earth, making the presence of Earth-like planets more three times more likely.

Professor Brad Gibson from the University of Hull in the UK, presented the research at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno on Wednesday, telling the gathered audience that there are planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way that have the potential to be "a lot like Earth".

He claimed that solar systems are three times more likely to have an Earth-like planet than previously thought based on their elemental make-up.

The minerals which are responsible for the landscapes of the planets in our solar system, and other systems where planets orbit stars, are made up of four elements: silicon, magnesium, carbon and oxygen.

The exact ratio of these elements to one another, and the amount of pressure in a planet's atmosphere, determines the land masses and the heating and cooling of the planet's surface, which dictates the weather and if the planet is hospitable. Too much of one or another element will produce environments unable to sustain life.

Prior to Gibson's research scientists grouped planets into three categories: those richer in carbon, those with more magnesium and silicon, and those similar to Earth.

The research, conducted with a team from E A Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull, shows that every solar system has the same elemental building blocks as ours.

"At first, I thought we'd got the model wrong," Gibson explained at the conference. "As an overall representation of the Milky Way, everything was pretty much perfect. Everything was in the right place; the rates of stars forming and stars dying, individual elements and isotopes all matched observations of what the Milky Way is really like. But when we looked at planetary formation, every solar system we looked at had the same elemental building blocks as Earth."

The research team created a simulated model of the chemical evolution of the Milky Way. When comparing their results to previous research, which did not have the same access to technology to accurately identify chemical elements, Gibson and his team discovered that older findings were at fault.

Gibson said that after removing the outdated approaches to determining the chemical structures of planetary systems, which involved focusing on larger planets that orbit brighter stars and produced a 10-20% scientific uncertainty, "observations agreed with our predictions that the same elemental building blocks are found in every exoplanet system, wherever it is in the galaxy".

However, despite these updated findings, our own solar system exemplifies how not all planets with these building blocks have the potential to sustain life. "We only need to look to Mars and Venus to see how differently terrestrial planets can evolve," Gibson concluded. "However, if the building blocks are there, then it's more likely that you will get Earth-like planets – and three times more likely than we'd previously thought."

These discoveries came out of a simulation that Gibson's team designed in order to better understand the chemical evolution of the Milky Way. After they first ran the simulation, they were suprised to find the results did not match up with previous models.

"At first, I thought we'd got the model wrong," Gibson said at the conference. "As an overall representation of the Milky Way, everything was pretty much perfect. Everything was in the right place; the rates of stars forming and stars dying, individual elements and isotopes all matched observations of what the Milky Way is really like." But once they looked closely, they realized that the older findings had missed some key pieces of information. For one thing, previous attempts to figure out the chemical makeup of planetary systems looked only at large planets orbiting very bright stars, which the new study says can lead to uncertainties of 10 to 20%. In addition, they say, previous research teams did not have access to the technology needed to accurately identify the spectra of oxygen and nickel.




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