Newly Discovered Exoplanet Could Be a Virtual Clone of Earth

By JG Vibes
aliendigest.com
January 11, 2013

Since powerful telescopes have orbited the earth scientists and researchers have been in search of what they call “goldilocks planets”.

A goldilocks planet is a planet that is just the right temperate for liquid water to be present and in proper relation with a star.  The earth has been the only goldilocks planet that scientists have known about until recently.

Over the years dozens of these planets have been found, and now one was recently discovered that is more similar to earth than anything anyone has ever seen.

According to Space.com:

“A possible alien planet discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope is the most Earth-like world yet detected beyond our solar system, scientists say.

With a radius that is just 1.5 times that of Earth, the potential planet is a so-called “super-Earth,” meaning it is just slightly larger than the Earth. The candidate planet orbits a star similar to the sun at a distance that falls within the “habitable zone” — the region where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface. Scientists say the planet, if confirmed, could be a prime candidate to host alien life.

“This was very exciting because it’s our fist habitable-zone super Earth around a sun-type star,” astronomer Natalie Batalha, a Kepler co-investigator at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., said Tuesday (Jan. 8) here at the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society.”

The find could be the closest so far to an Earth twin beyond the solar system, she said. The object’s host star is a G-type star just slightly cooler than our own sun.

“It’s orbiting a star that’s very much like our sun,” Batalha added. “Previously the ones we saw were orbiting other types of stars.”

The object takes 242 days to orbit its star (compared to Earth’s 365 days) and is about three-quarters of the Earth-sun distance from its parent. The Earth orbits 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) from the sun on average, a distance known as 1 astronomical unit.

“It’s a big deal,” astrophysicist Mario Livio, of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, told SPACE.com. “It’s definitely a good candidate for life.”

Based on its characteristics, the possible planet may or may not be rocky, but it certainly has the possibility of liquid water.

“Maybe there’s no land life, but perhaps very clever dolphins,” Livio joked.

The article also said that:

“The possible planet is called KOI 172.02 (KOI stands for Kepler Object of Interest, a designation assigned to all planet candidates found by the telescope until they are confirmed as planets). The discovery was announced at the meeting Monday (Jan. 7) by Christopher Burke of the SETI Institute as part of a batch of 461 new planet candidates found by Kepler.

Kepler finds potential planets by looking for periodic dips in the brightness of stars caused by planets passing in front of them, blocking some of their light. Astronomers have multiple ways to confirm that these candidates are actual planets, such as looking for small variations in the timing of the planets’ passes in front of stars caused by the gravitational tug of other planets in the system.

Finding a planet that might be able to support water and human life is quite a milestone but apparently all those other planets aren’t just wasted space.  We now know that it is possible for other forms of biological life to life on planets that be considered harsh environments by our standards. The definition of what a “life supporting planet” was completely changed just months after the discovery of the first goldilocks planet.

On December 2nd 2010 NASA held a press conference announcing that they discovered a microorganism that has DNA completely different from any creature ever seen by humans.  It was found in Mono Lake in California which is mostly toxic to humans because of high levels of harsh chemicals in the water including arsenic.  However, this microorganism actually flourishes in arsenic and needs arsenic to survive much like we need oxygen to survive.

These harsh conditions can be handled by this microorganism so well because parts of their DNA are composed of arsenic much like our DNA is composed of hydrogen and other familiar particles.  The implications that this finding has in the search for extraterrestrial life is astonishing.

If it is possible for life to develop in these kinds of conditions then that means that it is possible for life to develop on almost any planet.  Life would be able to develop in environments that would be toxic to humans by just having a different compound in their DNA.  Before this discovery scientists didn’t even know that this was possible.

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“Worlds Biggest Skeptic” Reports UFO Sighting Over Australia

By JG Vibes
aliendigest.com
January 4, 2013

Over the past year or so UFO’s have become less of a cult phenomena and are being taken a lot more seriously by mainstream circles.  Just recently in Austrialia, a man who considered himself the “Worlds Biggest Skeptic” was turned into a believer after seeing a UFO for himself.

According to the International Business Times:

“A father and son have filmed what they believe is a UFO in the sky above Cardwell in Queensland, north east Australia.  Greg Smith and his son filmed the flying objects in the coastal town and the businessman is convinced what he saw was a UFO.  He told the Townsville Bulletin that he used to be “the world’s biggest sceptic” when it comes to aliens, but that the experience “really rattled” him.”

“There were two large orange lights. There was no beam and no noise. It was absolutely silent and they were moving slowly across the sky towards the north-west,” he said.

“We couldn’t tell if the lights were from one or two machines. At first we thought they were over buildings between the highway and the beach, but other people said they were just out over the water.”

The report also featured accounts from other eye witnesses:

“His sighting was confirmed by fellow Cardwell residents Phil and Helen Mulley. Mr Mulley said: “The lights were bright orange and there was no sound whatsoever. The first night there was just one light and it was very bright.”

“We thought it was a chopper coming up the channel. It was traveling at about 45 degrees to the horizon.

“We watched it for a few minutes and then it disappeared in cloud. The next night my sister rang me and said to look outside. I went and looked and there were two lights. We watched them for a while until they disappeared in cloud.”

Below is a Video taken of the UFO:

 

 

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Former British Ministry of Defense Nick Pope Predicts Alien Contact by 2024 When New Telescope is Designed

By JG Vibes
Alien Digest
December 29, 2012

A former high ranking member of the British Defense Ministry has publicly predicted that humans will make alien contact in the year 2024, the same year that a revolutionary high powered telescope is projected to be completed.

The Examiner reported that:

“Former British Defense Ministry UFO project leader Nick Pope has boldly predicted that aliens will reveal themselves to humans no later than 2024, and might even land on the White House lawn, just like in the movies. Or, they may just send an email.”

While this may sound like wild conjecture, his predicted date interestingly enough coincides with the completion of a very complicated space telescope.  The article continues:

“According to an article published by the Jagran Post on Thursday, Dec. 27, that’s when the largest telescope in history will go online, improving current imaging and spectrum detection quality by a factor of 50, and at 10,000 times the speed of modern field-array radio telescopes.

The telescope, which will be constructed in the Australian outback, is called the Square Kilometer Array, or the SKA. 2024 is the year it’s planned to be finished and turned on. According to Pope, it’s the technological leap which will help to pinpoint potential alien life forms with more accuracy than ever before.”

The SKA telescope is the most ambitious ever planned. It will be made up of thousands of receptors, covering around 5,000 square kilometers of the Earth’s surface in the remote wilds of Australia.

When questioned about the capabilities of the telescope Pope confidently said that “If there is a civilization within 100 light years this telescope could find it”

Nick Pope has a long history in British military intelligence, specifically researching UFO phenomena.  According to Wikipedia:

“Pope joined the Ministry of Defense in 1985. After serving in a number of different posts, he was assigned in 1991 to a section of Secretariat (Air Staff) known as Sec (AS) 2a, where his duties included investigating reports of UFO sightings, to see if they had any defence significance.

At the time, while the Ministry of Defence stated that it “remains totally open-minded” about the existence or otherwise of extraterrestrial lifeforms”, it also stated that there was no evidence to suggest that any UFO sightings posed any threat to the UK or that they were extraterrestrial in origin. It is clear from material that Pope wrote whilst still at the MoD that he did not share the MoD’s view that conventional explanations could be found for all UFO sightings.

Pope’s final posting in the MoD was to the Directorate of Defence Security. He resigned in 2006 and in 2009 MoD announced that UFO sightings would no longer be investigated.”

Just yesterday theintelhub.com reported that a UFO was spotted on a NASA livestream, flying by the international space station.  There have also been such a frequency of UFO sightings in Denver that it has even made the mainstream news.  Most of these reports indicated unusual aircraft traveling at supersonic speeds, some of these supersonic sightings even being called in by police officers.

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UFO Flyby of International Space Station Reported on Christmas Day (Video)

By JG Vibes
AlienDigest.com
December 28, 2012

This year on Christmas day there were multiple reports of a UFO flying by the international space station, with some reportedly seeing it appear on NASA’s live feed.

The possibility of extraterrestrial contact has been pondered for ages, but in recent history there has been an incredible amount of public interest in the topic.

Accounts of UFO sightings and alien abductions have been on the constant increase since the beginning of the 20th century.  Until recently the discussion of extraterrestrial life has been a very underground topic.  In the beginning of the 21st century the sightings and other evidence that supports extraterrestrial life became more widespread.

According to Gather:

“A UFO was caught on a NASA live stream, at the International Space Station on Christmas Day. You always get clear and crisp footage from the ISS cam, and this time was no different.  In the approximately five-minute video, you can see an anomalous white orb lurking in the background. It hovers in one place, and then gradually vanishes, appearing to travel away from the station. What is it? If it’s some form of spacecraft, why is it visiting on Christmas? The object is tiny, hence a detailed description is impossible.”

The following video was recorded from the live feed:

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Police Officer Reports UFO Flying at Supersonic Speeds

JG Vibes
theintelhub.com
December 19, 2012

UFO sightings have been occurring at an increasing rate over the years, and have actually been taken more seriously by the media as well.

Just recently, in the United Kingdom, a police officer reported seeing a UFO flying at supersonic speeds.

According to Police Oracle:

“A police officer has claimed he saw a UFO moving at supersonic speed while driving off-duty near Birmingham airport.

The PC reportedly spotted the UFO near Birmingham airport.

The unnamed officer, an acting sergeant with West Midlands police, saw a ‘light with a bluish tinge’ that ‘pulsed rhythmically’ and zoomed off.

A colleague called air traffic control, but workers there said they had seen nothing.  The officer later told his story to a UFO fan who posted it on the Haunted Skies website.”

The officer made the following statement about what he saw:

“I noticed a light in the sky which was pulsing rhythmically.

It was very bright and had a bluish tinge to it,’ the website reported the officer as saying….I thought at first that it was a plane.

Then I realised, as it was only a single light, this was not likely to be the case….Besides, I had never seen an aircraft in that part of the sky.”

UFO expert Nick Pope, who previously investigated alleged alien sightings for the Ministry of Defence, told Birmingham’s Sunday Mercury:

‘This could be the real thing – a UFO in our airspace and military aircraft scrambled to intercept.”

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All MUFON and FAA Reported UFO Cases Deferred to Bigelow Aerospace

Some claim that Bigelow Aerospace is in the market of reverse engineering alien technology.

By Jonny Phoenix
AlienDigest.com
December 5, 2012

A strange FAA directive issued back in 2010 shows that the US Government has in fact deferred all FAA UFO reports to Bigelow Aerospace raising eyebrows in the UFO investigative community.

MUFON and the FAA have been bottlenecked for their UFO information regarding UFO and/or alien technologies and the funnel leads straight to the man himself, Robert Bigelow, who was recently confronted by Jesse Ventura on this very matter in Utah after Ventura’s “Tru TV” crew investigated Robert Bigelow’s “Skinwalker Ranch”.

Yes, you just read that right, “Skinwalker Ranch” in Northeastern Utah. This facility is owned by Robert Bigelow and according to information leaked by a government official, “Skinwalker Ranch” is the site of a human murder in an encounter with aliens. During this battle one of Bigelow’s security agents was allegedly killed.

Robert Bigelow has even bough in to MUFON on a secret level offering a $750,00 one year grant to siphoning information from their database hiding it from public view.

Why does this ultra rich man have such a fascination with this stuff?

Bigelow Aerospaces’ official websites mission statement reads “Since 1999 our mission has been to provide affordable options for spaceflight to national space agencies and corporate clients.  In 2006 and 2007, we launched our orbiting prototypes Genesis I and Genesis II. Using our patented expandable habitats, our plan is to greatly exceed the usable space of the International Space Station at a fraction of the cost by developing our next generation spacecraft.”

In the next few year Bigelow Aerospace plans to attach some of their habitats to the International Space Station (ISS) under contract with NASA.

So how does all of this tie into the FAA and MUFON?

Alfred Webre writes, “The reach of Robert Bigelow space enterprises into the FAA UFO reporting structure is official.  A February 11, 2010 directive issued by the Federal Aviation Administration to the FAA Air Traffic Organization setting out how pilots and all individuals should report sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) sightings and appearing now on the FAA websitespecifically mentions an organization controlled by Las Vegas real estate and aerospace entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, stating in part that “Persons wanting to report UFO/unexplained phenomena activity should contact a UFO/ unexplained phenomena reporting data collection center, such as Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS)…, the National UFO Reporting Center, etc..”

The Examiner.com article continues to read;

Reached by this reporter at his office in Las Vegas, Dr. Colm A. Kelleher, BAASS Deputy Administrator confirmed that BAASS has an office established to receive UFO reports.  He stated that the monthly volume of UFO reports received by BAASS is “infrequent.”  Dr. Kelleher stated that BAASS received no FAA funds for receiving UFO reports.  This reporter verified that BAASS UFO hotline staff was on duty to receive UFO reports.

Dr. Kelleher and Mark Easter, public relations director for Colorado-based MUFON, gave Examiner.com an exclusive insight into the state of relations between the for-profit BAASS organization, and MUFON, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that with approximately 2500 members in 50 states remains one of the largest UFO organizations in the world.  In the article below, Examiner.com evaluates the future of this hybrid partnership for leading edge UFO research into “cases where physical effects of a UFO are reported or where ‘living beings’ are allegedly sighted or where ‘reality transformation’ is said to occur.”

The FAA and the Bigelow organizations

Although the FAA video has now reportedly been removed from the FAA website, the very existence of the video illustrates the penetration of Mr. Bigelow’s enterprises into the FAA’s UFO reporting mandate.

The specific mention of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) in FAA Air Traffic Organization manuals for UFO reporting procedures follows a reported mention of a BAASS predecessor organization, the now-defunct National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) also founded by space entrepreneur Robert Bigelow.

One informed source interviewed speculates that the reported specific references to NIDS and subsequently to BAASS in FAA UFO reporting procedures are a result of Mr. Bigelow’s entrepreneurial connections within the aerospace industry, and within the FAA itself.  The FAA’sreported removal of the UFO video from the prominence of its website, according to another of the sources interviewed, resulted from the “can of worms” the FAA realized they had opened by naming individual UFO reporting organization such as BAASS, once the UFO video was on the FAA website and other UFO reporting organizations registered complaints.

BAASS and MUFON: A Hybrid Partnership Under Review – The Thesis

According to one report of the hybrid partnership for UFO and extraterrestrial research between for-profit BAASS and non-profit, volunteer-driven MUFON, “The agreement between Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) and MUFON sets up a “Star Team Impact Project” (SIP), with an initial funding period from five months to a year, with the option to renew for a second year. Investigations will be limited to cases where physical effects of a UFO are reported or where ‘living beings’ are allegedly sighted or where ‘reality transformation’ is said to occur. ‘Lights seen in the sky’ do not qualify for paid investigation, a decision with which [UFO researcher J. Allen] Hynek would have surely agreed. Anyone who is already a MUFON investigator can apply for a position with SIP, although new or inexperienced investigators are expected to demonstrate their skills by performing investigations of routine UFO sightings before moving up to SIP. Additionally, Bigelow is in the process of contracting up to fifty scientists, who are expected to be on the scene within twenty-four hours after significant UFO incidents, to perform state-of-the-art investigations of whatever artifacts or data the SIP investigators may obtain. All of the investigators’ travel expenses will be covered, as well as a paid stipend of $100 per day of investigation. Incentive payments and bonuses are also available for those whose contributions excel.”

Follow the Money – The Antithesis

Both BAASS’s Dr. Kelleher and MUFON’s Mark Easter stated to this reporter that Star Impact Project operations and communication in this hybrid relationship between BAASS and MUFON under their agreement were good in 2009, and both hope for good relations in 2010.  The BAASS-MUFON hybrid agreement is now under temporary suspension pending after a review.  Both BAASS’s Dr. Kelleher and MUFON’s Mark Easter appear to positive and upbeat about the success of the “Star Team Impact Project” (SIP) model experiment, and to hope that the BAASS-MUFON agreement is renewed at the conclusion of the review.

On examination of confidential BAASS-MUFON documents that were anonymously leaked to this reporter, it is clear that a clash of corporate and non-profit cultures and lack of mutual communication framework between an accounting-oriented corporate contractor and a mission-driven volunteer organization – rather than any wrong action – triggered the temporary suspension and review of the hybrid arrangement that parties in both organizations seem to want to continue.

Whatever the case the information is funneled right to Robert Bigelow. This guy also has plans to inhabit the moon. He wants to see vacation facilities on the moon in the near future.

Mars Once Had Water Warm Enough to Sustain Life

io9.com
November 20, 2012

We know that Mars once had lots of water, considered a prerequisite for habitability. What hasn’t been known, however, is just how friendly — or unfriendly — this water might have been to life, as the temperature and chemical conditions of ancient Martian water has remained a complete mystery. But as a new analysis of Martian meteorites has revealed water temperatures on the Red Planet once ranged between 50°C to 150°C (122°F to 302°F) — temperatures that we know are most certainly hospitable to microbial life.

Biologists who study extremophiles on Earth have discovered many microorganisms that can survive and thrive in some of the most extreme environments. As an example, microbes have been found in the volcanic thermal springs at Yellowstone Park — water sources that, as we now know, are comparable in temperature to what was once found on Mars.

 

To make this determination, John Bridges from the University of Leicester Space Research Centre, took a closer look at a special class of Martian meteorites found only in impact craters. Called nakhlites, these rocks are characterized by an intricate series of small veins which are filled with minerals formed by the action of water near the surface of a planet.

By using an electron microscope and a transmission electron microscope, Bridges and his colleagues studied the peculiar alterations found in eight different samples.

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Mainstream Media Reports UFO Sightings over Denver

AlienDigest.com
November 15, 2012

The local Fox affiliate in Denver has confirmed widespread sightings of a UFO in the skies over Denver, even getting a shot with their own cameras.

The videos of this sighting have been verified for authenticity and all experts asked so far agree that this clearly qualifies as a UFO.

Unnamed witnesses have come forward with video and still pictures of the aircraft, and have explained to reporters that the aircraft flew across the same area a few times a week, over the course of many weeks, always showing up at the same time in the middle of the afternoon.

According to the news report:

“We wanted to verify the video we saw was legitimate and not doctored in anyway. So our photojournalist set up his camera in the same spot, and shot video from just before noon until just after 1:00 p.m. He also captured something unexplained on video.

Aviation expert Steve Cowell is a former commercial pilot, instructor and FAA accident prevention counselor.

He thought he would have a logical explanation, until he watched the video. “That is not an airplane, that is not a helicopter, those are not birds, I can’t identify it,” he said. He also told us the objects are not insects.

He said he knows of no aircraft that flies as fast. He did tell us there is one other possibility. “Perhaps there’s some sort of debris that is being raised up by some of the atmospheric winds.”

But in his professional opinion, “As it fits the definition, it’s an unidentified flying object.”

The possibility of extraterrestrial contact has been pondered for ages but in recent history there has been an incredible amount of public interest in the topic.  Accounts of UFO sightings and alien abductions have been on the constant increase since the beginning of the 20th century.  Until recently the discussion of extraterrestrial life has been a very underground topic.  In the beginning of the 21st century the sightings and other evidence that supports extraterrestrial life became staggering.  The scientific community has even been making incredible progress in the search for life supporting planets and alien organisms.

It is possible that these sightings in Denver are actually secret military aircraft, but according to the news report, all of the military agencies who were questioned deny any activity in the area at these specific times.  As usual, any information that comes from any government agency should be heavily scrutinized and taken with a grain of salt.

The article also states that:

“The FAA tracks all air traffic in Colorado and across the country. The FAA sent us a statement that says, “We`ve checked with air traffic control and no one has had any reports of the activity you described…nor have any of our employees observed anything of this nature either visually or on their radar displays.”

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is located in Colorado Springs. It keeps an eye on the skies in case of an air attack against the United States.

NORAD sent us this statement, “Our Command Center reviewed their records and they did not have any noted air activity in the Denver area during the times you indicated.”

The man who brought the video to our attention believes the UFOs are launching and landing near 56th Ave. and Clay Street in Denver. A Map shows only homes in the area.”

As to whether this aircraft originates from this planet or not, that is still unsure.  However, either way this is still an important story to keep up on, and an important thing for people to look out for, especially in Colorado where these sightings are apparently happening every few days.

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Former American Presidents and Extraterrestrials

extraterrestrials-aliens.com
October 29, 2012

The American government is so mysterious that many have speculated over its secret activities. Perhaps, the main speculation that has been hovering for many decades is its meeting with extraterrestrials in private places. In fact, past presidents Ronald Raegan and Jimmy Carter were reported to have encountered things before their eyes that they could not really explain.

But other former presidents were also associated with the well-known conspiracy on hiding secret files about aliens from people in their attempt to prevent public panic.

In 2005, former president Bill Clinton spoke about UFOs, the Area 51 and the famous Roswell incident in Hong Kong, China. He rejected the idea that the Roswell incident was true and that aliens were found to be the pilots of the speculated crashed unknown object.

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