Thursday, January 22, 2015

ANOTHER EARTH: NASA Probe Begins Search For Life On Ceres - Never-Before-Seen Images Reveal Crater-Like Structures On The Frozen, Icy Surface?!

This processed image, taken Jan. 13, 2015, shows the dwarf planet Ceres as seen from the Dawn spacecraft. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

January 22, 2015 -  SPACE
 - Impressive new images of the dwarf planet Ceres, captured by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, have revealed crater-like structures on the frozen, icy surface. The images arrived as the probe became due to enter Ceres’ orbit.

The images will help the Dawn spacecraft as it navigates its way towards Ceres. It is scheduled to enter the dwarf planet’s orbit around March 6 to begin a 16-month study.

Dawn’s arrival at Ceres will mark the first time a spacecraft has visited the planet, and the probe will able to linger in its orbit for in-depth exploration. NASA’s interest in the planet is that its surface contains vast portions of ice, and the agency has previously detected water vapor – a potential signal that Ceres may harbor life.

We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about … Ceres. Now, Dawn is about to change that,” Mark Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer and mission director, said in a release from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


Ceres apparently formed far enough from the sun under conditions cool enough for it to hang on to water molecules. Indeed, scientists have good reason to believe that water (mostly in the form of ice) may make up an astonishing 30 percent of its mass. Ceres may contain more water than Mars or any other body in the inner solar system except Earth,” Rayman wrote in his NASA dawnblog.

NASA says Ceres is the largest body in the main asteroid belt, which floats between Mars and Jupiter, and has an average diameter of 590 miles (950 kilometers). Rayman said the dwarf planet probably contains organic materials, some produced by chemical processes with the minerals already there, and some delivered by asteroids that fell to its surface.

WATCH: NASA probe begins search for life on Ceres.

He added that the combination of Ceres’ internal heat and the weak-but-persistent heating from the sun provides energy, which also is essential for life. The possibility of life is extremely remote, Rayman said – and Dawn’s equipment will be unable to detect it regardless – but the “prebiotic” chemistry will be extremely interesting.

The team is very excited to examine the surface of Ceres in never-before-seen-detail,” said Chris Russell, the principal investigator for the mission at the University of California. “We look forward to the surprises this mysterious world may bring.”

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took the best images to date of Ceres in 2003 and 2004. While the latest set of images is only at about 80% of Hubble's resolution, NASA expects the decade-old images to be eclipsed when the spacecraft has another imaging opportunity at the end of this month.

Ceres falls into the same category of dwarf planets as Pluto. The classification, according to the International Astronomical Union, is for a celestial body that “is in orbit around the sun” and “has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape,” but is not able to “clear the neighborhood around its orbit.” - RT.

UFO SIGHTINGS: NASA Mission Captures - The Latest Images Of Giant UFOs, Mysterious Structures And Aerial Anomalies In Space!

January 22, 2015 - SPACE
- In the  following videos, taken from NASA's multimedia archives, UFOs, mysterious structures and various aerial anomalies can be seen on or around the Sun, the Moon, Planet Mars, in Earth's orbit and around the International Space Station (ISS).

WATCH: Fast cigar-shaped UFO sighting near Sun.

WATCH: Amazing UFO photographed over Earth.

WATCH: More anomalies on Mars.

 WATCH: UFO near the International Space Station.

UFO SIGHTINGS: The Latest UFO Sightings Across The Globe - January 22, 2015!

January 22, 2015 - EARTH
- The following videos constitutes several of the latest sightings of unidentified flying objects across the globe.

WATCH: Huge UFO sighting recorded over Sydney, Australia - January 20, 2015.

WATCH: Amazing video footage of a UFO sighting recorded above Massachusetts, United States - January 19, 2015.

Eye-witness Report:
Yesterday I was contacted by two separate individuals from Western Massachusetts, claiming they have new footage of glowing UFOs releasing orbs. These two people sent me their videos to post on my channel. Some of the footage has been removed to protect these witnesses from being seen on camera as asked.

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