Daily Archives: November 6, 2013

Goldilocks and the 8.8 billion planets

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The nonsense that comes from the NASA fantasy factory is simply astounding. There is endless material for future space movies being generated by the sci-fi writers who call themselves scientists.

About 4.4 billion planets are similar to Earth in size and temperature, suggesting they may be able to host life, according to a survey of the galaxy using telescopes operating in space and on the ground.

The number is an estimate based on information taken from 42,000 stars similar to the Earth’s sun and their surrounding planets by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Kepler Space Telescope, as well as telescopes in Hawaii. Ideal planet climate — not too hot or too cold — was determined by how far they were away from their stars, according to the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


About 20 percent of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy are bodies like the sun. About 22 percent of those sun-like stars are orbited by planets similar in size to Earth and in the so-called habitable zone, making them not too hot nor too cold to support life, according to the study released yesterday.

via Billions of Earth-Like Planets Exist, Scientists Say – Bloomberg.

Whoops! The numbers have doubled in the last day or so, and we have a new name for the zone that you may recognize – Goldilocks!

www.nbcnews.com/science/8-8-bi…

WASHINGTON — Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone — not too hot and not too cold for life.

Astronomers using NASA data have calculated for the first time that in our galaxy alone, there are at least 8.8 billion stars with Earth-size planets in the habitable temperature zone.

Once more, they are mocking the flock. Is anybody listening?

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The Story of the Three Bears” (sometimes known as “The Three Bears”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” or, simply, “Goldilocks”) is afairy tale first recorded in narrative form by British author and poetRobert Southey, and first published anonymously in a volume of his writings in 1837.

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Thorium – the next magic act?

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Why bother phasing out the nuclear stations when you can just retrofit them with another mythical rock? Aside from controlling a real energy, oil, and thus not allowing us to know the real (unlimited) quantity of it, I’m fascinated how they can take a mythical rock and sell its magical effects as energy. Of course they’re now selling C02 back to the population to further illustrate the unquestioning duped masses. What a show and swindle! Thorium is element #90!

Carlo Rubbia, a former director of the CERN laboratory who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics, described thorium as having “absolute pre-eminence” over all other fuels including fossil fuels and uranium, the metallic element that has driven reactors since nuclear first started powering public grids in 1956.

via Nobel physicist: Thorium trumps all fuels as energy source | SmartPlanet.

Incidentally, thorium was discovered by a priest. Who controlled the “knowledge” back in the 1800s? At least our physicists don’t have to get religious training — or do they? Do they perhaps belong to a “mystery” religion that goes unadvertised?

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Hans Morten Thrane Esmark(1801–1882) was a Norwegian priest andmineralogist.

He was born inKongsbergas a son ofJens Esmark. He became known for describing several new minerals, such asThorite, especially from theLangesundsfjordendistrict.[1]

In Norse mythologyThor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunderlightningstormsoak trees,strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor

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NASA remembers 9/11

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“The world changed today. What I say or do is very minor compared to the significance of what happened to our country today when it was attacked.” So said Expedition 3 Commander Frank L. Culbertson, upon learning of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center.
This image is one of a series taken that day of metropolitan New York City by the International Space Station’s Expedition 3 crew that shows the smoke plume rising from the Manhattan.
Upon further reflection, Commander Culbertson said, “It’s horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are.”

NASA – NASA Remembers.

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