Sunday, February 1, 2015

ANOTHER EARTH: Found - Five Sub-Earth-Sized Planets Discovered Orbiting Ancient Sun-Like Star!

An artist's conception of Kepler-444.(Tiago Campante / Peter Devine)

February 1, 2015 -  SPACE
 - An international team of astronomers has discovered an “unusual” star system that is comprised of the oldest known star hosting planets, 11.2 billion years old. To compare, the Big Bang is considered to have happened 13.8 billion years ago.

The discovery of an ancient star located 117 light-years from Earth, was based on observations made by NASA's Kepler satellite, and was announced on Tuesday in the Astrophysical Journal by scientists from Europe, Australia and the US.

The oldest star to have been found so far hosting planets slightly smaller than the Earth, Kepler-444 has five planets orbiting it. Their sizes vary between those of Mercury and Venus, and they orbit their parent star in less than 10 days, at less than one-tenth Earth's distance from the sun. The lack of liquid water and high levels of radiation make them uninhabitable, scientists revealed.


Kepler 's search volume in the context of the Milky Way galaxy (Image from wikipedia.org)

“We've never seen anything like this – it is such an old star and the large number of small planets make it very special,” an author on the paper, physicist at the University of Sydney Daniel Huber said in a statement. “It is extraordinary that such an ancient system of terrestrial-sized planets formed when the universe was just starting out, at a fifth its current age. Kepler-444 is two-and-a-half times older than our solar system, which is only a youthful 4.5 billion years old.”

“This tells us that planets this size have formed for most of the history of the universe and we are much better placed to understand exactly when this began happening,” he added.

To find out the age of the system in the Constellation Lyre, the team used the method of asteroseismology, which provides a tool to determine the internal structure of stars by their pulsation frequencies, while the sizes of planets is measured by the fading in intensity of the star’s light, caused by passing across its face.

“We now know that Earth-sized planets have formed throughout most of the Universe's 13.8-billion-year history, which could provide scope for the existence of ancient life in the Galaxy,” leader of the research at the University of Birmingham Tiago Campante said.

“When asteroseismology emerged about two decades ago we could only use it on the sun and a few bright stars, but thanks to Kepler we can now apply the technique to literally thousands of stars,” said Huber.


Artist's rendition of Kepler spacecraft (Image from wikipedia.org)

Kepler-444 belongs to the “old-population” of the universe, and astronomers hope that the discovery may “help to pinpoint the beginning of the era of planet formation.”

"We're another step closer towards finding the astronomers' holy grail - an Earth-sized planet with a one-year orbit around a star similar to our sun," Huber concluded.

NASA’s space telescope Kepler was launched in 2009, and it has since discovered over 1,000 confirmed exoplanets in about 440 stellar systems. Its mission targets Earth-like planets outside our solar system. - RT.




UFO SIGHTINGS: The Latest UFO Sightings Across The Globe - February 1, 2015!



February 1, 2015 - EARTH
- The following videos constitutes several of the latest sightings of unidentified flying objects across the globe.


 WATCH: UFO Sighting in Lyon, France  - January 30, 2015.




 WATCH: UFO Ovni above nuclear facility in Mexico  - January 28, 2015.




 WATCH: Huge UFO sighting caught over Naples, Italy  - January 27, 2015.




 WATCH: UFO sighting near a helicopter above Rendlesham Forest, England  - January 25, 2015.




 WATCH: UFO captured over Hollydale Park, Southgate, California, United States  - January 25, 2015.




 WATCH: Multiple UFO sightings over Sydney, Australia  - January 25, 2015.




 WATCH: UFO sightings above Melbourne, Australia  - January 23, 2015.




 WATCH: Amazing UFO sighting above Frías, Argentina  - January 23, 2015.




WATCH: Hovering UFO recorded over Miami, Florida approached by another UFO  - January 23, 2015.

Eye-witness report:
This was seen this week and recorded over Miami, Florida, looking northeast direction from Brickell area. It started as a single light that was changing between what looks to be white and red colors, hovering over the city. Then another one came into the sky and they seem to have started interacting together. Eventually it got a bit scary because one of them seemed to have started to approach the individual recording it.

Very interesting. After doing some research on YouTube, other videos are found that show a very similar occurrence. Yes, it is possible to be drones, but is it likely? Until it can be identified, it is still a UFO. The objects have seemed to also project sounds described as hissing or wobbling sounds that had a low and high pitches. However, those sounds were also being heard along with the city noises that are always there, so disruption of actual sound was probably created.

This video was recorded at approximately 10:15PM EST (daylight savings). The other videos found on YouTube are during day light, but look just like these flying objects.


 


WATCH: Daytime UFO sighting over Sydney, Australia  - January 17, 2015.

 


 WATCH: Astonishing UFO sighting recorded from an airplane during lightning storm  - January 9, 2015.

Eye-witness report:
This UFO video was recorded during a flight on it’s way to Europe from the US. The person recording the video was filming the storm as announcements came in, for all passengers to buckle seat-belts. You can see the lightning in the video as we highlight it for you. After the lightning appears, we can see what appears to be two separate UFOs come together as one UFO. We do not think this UFO event is ball lighting based on the color & behavior of the object/objects. Hopefully, you can form a clear opinion on what this can be when we analyze the footage.




UFO sighting above Santa Fe, Argentina - January 5, 2015.



Eye-witness report:
The strange object was captured by fishermen who were in the river area. It is not the first time they are given these types of phenomena in the Santa Fe area.

"A UFO again surprised fishermen from the village Villa Ocampo, in the province of Santa Fe," says Fernandez Sofy "TN and people".

In Villa Ocampo, Santa Fe, already witnessed on several occasions these "aliens" apparitions.

On January 5, a UFO again surprised a group of native fishermen held in one arm of the Paraná River.

People who were at the parador "Phoenix", to the coast of Rio, were extremely surprised with this phenomenon.

Locals confirm that these types of occurrences are common in the area. A few months ago, a few kilometers in a town called "The Sombrerito" were found strangely mutilated animals with missing their jaws. The same farmers report having seen these increasingly often place at any time of luminous objects.
[Translated]

WATCH: Woman witnessed a UFO sighting over Canada - January, 2015.




WATCH:
Bright orbs hovering above Los Angeles, California  - January, 2015.

 


Cigar-Shaped UFO appears to take a nose dive directly into the Osorno Volcano, Chile.




Eye-witness report:
I was on a boat near the Petrohué Falls in Chile and took some pictures of the Osorno Volcano.

One picture shows a burning cigar-shaped UFO and it appears to take a nose dive directly into the volcano.

Osorno Volcano is a 2,652-metre (8,701 ft) tall conical stratovolcano lying between Osorno Province and Llanquihue Province, in Los Lagos Region of Chile. It stands on the southeastern shore of Llanquihue Lake, and also towers over Todos los Santos Lake.

Osorno is one of the most active volcanoes of the southern Chilean Andes and sits on top of a 250,000-year-old eroded stratovolcano, La Picada, with a 6-km-wide caldera.

In 2005 a mysterious cigar-shaped object was photographed in the vicinity of the Osorno volcano.

Farmers from neighboring communities furnished eyewitness reports in strange lights with irregular movements, usually vanishing from sight near the Osorno Volcano.

Local residents claim such phenomena are common in the region.






UFO SIGHTINGS: Collecting Samples For Your Home Planet - Dark UFO Resembling A Flying Horse Is Caught On Film Hovering By Erupting Mexican Volcano?!


The dark horse-shaped object appeared to have two legs and was seen coming into view out of nowhere before quickly disappearing


February 1, 2015 -  MEXICO
 - A UFO that resembled a flying horse has been spotted close to one of Mexico's most active volcanoes.

The dark object appeared to have two legs and was seen hovering into view out of nowhere as volcano Colima, 300 miles west of Mexico City, spewed out smoke.

Captured on webcam after Colima erupted this week, the enigmatic 'equine' vanished moments later.

Witness Loyola Quintanilla Rosas, 24, said: 'When I first saw it, I thought it looked like a horse.

'It had a very large body and seemed to be an animal. It had a thin top, a bulging middle and two extremities at the bottom.


Mexican authorities are investigating after a UFO was spotted close to erupting volcano Colima
- situated between the western Mexican states of Colima and Jalisco

The unidentified object was captured on webcam and posted on Twitter


'But the legs weren't moving so it clearly wasn't a modern-day Pegasus.'

 'And it sure as hell wasn't a bird,' Loyola added.

UFO hunters have said they think it could be an alien vessel and made reference to previous sightings at volcanic eruptions in Mexico.


WATCH: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a horse-shaped UFO!



In 2012, a 'cigar-shaped' object was filmed flying inside Popocatepetl volcano in central Mexico by a television camera crew.

And last November, a 'blurry, white object' was caught on camera flying around the same volcano.

 Alien enthusiast Eufrasio Gonzales Carrasco, 35, said: 'There has been a fair bit of activity around these volcanoes and this latest sighting just adds to the mystery.


A witness, Loyola Quintanilla Rosas, said the object at first looked like a horse with a big body- adding, 'It sure as hell wasn't a bird'


'There must be something about volcanoes that draws extra-terrestrials to them. Perhaps they are collecting samples from our planet to take back home.'

A spokesman from Mexico's Civil Protection of the Ministry of Interior said: 'It is most likely a drone of some sort. We are looking into it.' - Daily Mail.



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

Classic UFO near Apollo 10 while In Earth's orbit.

February 1, 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: Dome-shaped rock on Mars.


See the original image HERE.


WATCH: Bright UFO sighting recorded on ISS live cam over Earth - January 31, 2015.




 WATCH: Exposed ancient ruins on the windswept plains of Mars.




 WATCH: Classic UFO near Apollo 10 while In Earth's orbit - January 31, 2015.


See the original image HERE.


WATCH: Moon tower or edge of crater?

 


WATCH: More anomalies on Mars.

 
See the original image HERE.




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