With NASA’s latest discovery of 22B the odds are beginning to look good that life exists on other planets. However before you get too revved up about traveling there on our spaceships… we are probably about 600 light years away, but not a problem we just need to learn how to manipulate time in our favor, since time doesn’t exist in some of the outer galaxies. To go to long distance planets we need to give up our current forms of transportation and use more modern methods like the ion gravity system.
A newly discovered Earth-like planet could very well contain continental features where normal human-like life could exist. Or it could be more of a water world with an ocean containing life forms similar to dolphins.
That’s according to Dr. Alan Boss, of the Carnegie Institution for Science, one of the researchers involved in discovering the new planet. NASA announced that its Kepler space telescope confirmed the first planet orbiting a star in its “ habitable zone,” the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface.
Some scientists described this planet, known as Kepler 22B, as “Earth-like” with a star similar to our sun. Located some 600 light-years away, Kepler 22B is about 2.4 times the radius of Earth. And while scientists don’t yet exactly know if the planet is predominantly rocky, gaseous or liquid composition, its discovery has excited scientists who now say we’re now one step closer to finding other Earth-like planets throughout the cosmos.
If it is truly made of rock, as some speculate, Dr. Boss says it might look something like our own Earth with probably a fair amount of water on it as well.
Thomas Lewis says: “Hopefully within 15 or 20 years we can see what chemicals are in the atmosphere of 22B,giving us a good indication of what is happening at the surface. Seti has turned their telescopes toward it and do listen,but remember it is 600 light years from us,so depending when they broadcast,there is a 600 year wait,before we receive those signals.I think intelligent life is very rare,but the sheer numbers of stars, almost guarantees that a planet somewhere in time and space has intelligent being’s.”Chances are, we will need to terraform almost ANY planet in order to be able to survive on it. We are severely limited by our biology. For instance, outside of .5 to 2 atmospheres, and we really can’t survive it long term. Even with the right pressure, only with the right percentage range of oxygen (partial oxygen pressure).
Chances of finding this one aspect only randomly on other worlds is virtually zero unless, like it did on our world, life spawned and slowly created this balance suited to life as we know it over the eons.The number of criteria we need is huge. So, if we ever want to “find another earth”, outside of existing in domed environments, I believe it is the only reasonable assessment that should first learn to terraform (or perhaps to modify ourselves genetically, which I’m not too enthusiastic about…). Venus is probably a better long term choice than Mars to this end, though we don’t have the tech to even start there yet. We don’t even know if 1/3 gravity is liveable for us long term. A 1-year mission to Mars might help figure that out.
So there you have it! There is a high possibility that life in some form exists on other planets and as one scientist explained: “why don’t we invite aliens to visit earth for a look-see!” He was concerned they might think we taste like chicken and start devouring us one at a time. I wonder if they know we are over 7 billion strong and growing. Just a thought …maybe they don’t know how to GOOGLE!
QUOTE: “Intelligent life on other planets? I’m not even sure there is on earth!” —Albert Einstein
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Extraterrestrial life represents an enormous gap in our knowledge of nature. With instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have discovered a bewildering amount of cosmic turf, and yet they still know of only a single inhabited world.
We all have our suppositions, our scenarios. The late astronomer Carl Sagan estimated that there are a million technological civilizations in our galaxy alone. His more conservative colleague Frank Drake offers the number 10,000. John Oro, a pioneering comet researcher, calculates that the Milky Way is sprinkled with a hundred civilizations. And finally there are skeptics like Ben Zuckerman, an astronomer at UCLA, who thinks we may as well be alone in this galaxy if not in the universe.
All the estimates are highly speculative. The fact is that there is no conclusive evidence of any life beyond Earth. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, as various pundits have wisely noted. But still we don’t have any solid knowledge about a single alien microbe, a solitary spore, much less the hubcap from a passing alien starship.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Our governments inclusive evidence of spaceships, alien bodies, and photo records of flying saucers. Or did they put all of that info through a shredder? As I was typing this blog the following info appeared mysteriously on my screen and could not be deleted: “The Greys are probably the most known alien species because of how often they visit Earth. They are responsible for most of the abduction cases in the world and many of the alien implants.The Grays are a humanoid alien race from the Zeta Reticuli 1 and 2 star system that have large dark eyes, long fingers and extremities, and are telepathic. There are two different types of Grey aliens visiting Earth. The tall Greys which are the ones in control, and the smaller worker Greys which are the ones that end up doing most of the grunt work when people are abducted.”
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Think like an Alien… beam me up Scotty!
From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free?
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