Photo concept of NASA of an 'Earthlike' extra solar planet
*The case of the 'Earthlike' Planet. [from Astronomical Scientific Sources, New York Times, British Scientific journal 'Nature' 2006 etc.]
An exciting planetary discovery, just reported, spilled over from Scientific issues to the general media.
The New York Times (25 Januari 2006) presented the news more preciously: SEARCH FINDS FAR OFF PLANET AKIN TO EARTH. The excitement stemmed from a report in the British scientific journal, called 'Nature' (the issue of 26 Januari 2006). A hint is that it therefore might harbor life.
The discovery, based on measurements by the Hubble Space Telescope, challenges scientists to rethink theories of how, when and where planets form, explained the science editor of the New York Times.
-ABC science Online Australia: Earth's twin found at heart of Milky Way.
-MSNBC: Scientist spot a new Earthlike planet.
-"This the most Earthlike Planet we have discovered to date, in terms of its mass and the distance from its parent star", he told BBC.
That life "happened" out there much before than on Earth- that is the shocking part of the new discovery...
It is in the same galaxy as Earth, the Milky Way, but is found closer to the galactic centre.
Astronomers say by the virtue of the ceaseless shifting of the billions of stars and a trick of Einsteinian physics, they have briefly GLIMPSED the most Earthlike planet [of rock and ice] yet to be discovered outside the solar system. If they ever glimpse it again, no one knows..
28 Januari 2006
Magazine Issue 2536
25 Januari 2006 New York Times: Scientist have briefly glimsed an 'Earthlike' planet OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb just 234 miles from its dim reddish star; in the constellation of Sagittarius, at some 22.000 lightyears away, with only 5,5 times the mass of Earth. "THIS IS THE MOST EARTHLIKE PLANET WE HAVE YET DISCOVERED TO DATE, IN TERMS WITH ITS MASS AND THE DISTANCE FROM ITS PARENTS STAR." In a cosmic eyeblink, it was the blip in the night that we have been waiting for said Jean Phlippe Beaulieu of the Institute of France of Astrophysics in Paris. To pick out the star they exploited the phenomenon called gravitational microlensing. When one star passes in front of another. This most 'Earthlike planet orbits its star every 10 years in 2.6 AU distance:
Temperature: 53 Kelvin
Distance: 25.000 lightyears
Luminosity: 0.001 *Sun
Mass: 0.2 *Sun--5.5 times Earth.
So, the most Earthlike Planet is OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb yet to be Discovered..
Another 'Eartlike planet discovered? Urania Volkssterrenwacht in 2003, Noorderlichtvpro.nl: A 'Second Home', a 'New Earth' at 90 lightyears: an 'Earthlike' planet with a mass of 3 times that of Jupiter is at 467 million kilometers from the Sun-like star HD 70642 in the constellation of Puppis at 90 lightyears from our Earth.
And a third very Old 'ExtraSolar' planet as old as our Milky Way:
-Nicknamed Metuselah planet=PSR B1620-26c has a mass of 2 or 3 times that of Jupiter in the constellation of Scorpius and is about 12.7 billion years old, 3 times as old as Earth at 5.600 lightyears.
Extrasolar planets are one of current astronomy's holy grails and so the saying is there is a strong temptation to see them where one want to see them.
UfodeWaarheid.com does not but is just investigating the facts from different sources that all comes together. That's why we keep on wondering...also about how many 'Earthlike' Planets exist in our Milky Way..
*Because Red Dwarfs are the most common type of star in the Milky Way, this might mean that 'Earthlike' planets are ABUNDANT in our galaxy!*
29th of March, 2006
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