Daily Archives: April 25th, 2007

Not so much tinfoil

The discovery of a possible earth-type planet in star-system Gliese 581 has been in the news today and has brought up the possibility of extra-solar life.

The planet was found in its star’s “habitable zone” where water retains its liquid state. According to exobiologists, liquid water is needed to be a solvent for life as we know it requires for survival. Although the newly discovered planet has gravity that is 1.6 times the Earth’s and life has not yet been discovered there, the discovery of the planet alone is significant because astronomers are able to discover smaller and smaller planets, not just the large gas giant types.

I’m mentioning this because this ties into what I’ve been saying today; that we are probably not alone in the Universe and tinfoil aliens, UFOs, Star Trek and Area 51 aside, there will come a day when we’ll meet ET. And hopefully not shoot him in the process.

Major Discovery: New Planet Could Harbor Water and Life by Ker Than, Space.com Staff writer

Area 51, America’s Tinfoil Land

Area 51 is the US Governments’ best kept known secret. Everybody knows that strange aircraft gets tested out at Groom Lake (Area 51s real name) all of the time. But the government in all of its wisdom helps perpetuate myths, half-truths and of course, coverups about what is done there. The fear these people have of the panic that might ensue if the public did know for sure of what happens there might be justified, given the attitudes of the thirty percent of the population who are Evangelical at best, Dominionist at worst.

The following interview might be credible, given the source I found this at. Let’s just say it might make you say to yourself; “…hhmmmm…??”

Area 51 – A Personal Account

Earth type planet

From Chris Achorn’s My Two Sense:

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for “life in the universe.”The planet is just the right size, might have water in liquid form, and in galactic terms is relatively nearby at 120 trillion miles away. But the star it closely orbits, known as a “red dwarf,” is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun.

Basically, we have found a planet that might have life. We need to unite as humanity and begin to explore our universe and find the life that is out there waiting for us to find it.

 Chris

Amen to that Chris. At this time more than ever, we need dreamers who aren’t afraid to dream for a better Earth. Star Trek future versus A Brave New World? You know which one I’d vote for!