Friday, May 15, 2015

ANOTHER EARTH: Chances Of Extraterrestrial Life Grows - New Space Observations Suggest Oceans May Be Common On Other Planets!

 Research: Could oceans exist on other planets?

May 15, 2015 -  SPACE - The chances of extraterrestrial life has grown after new space observations suggest that oceans may be common on planets in other solar systems.

Oceans on Earth filled millions of years ago by water-bearing comets and asteroids, scientists believe.

And new observations of a distant star at the end of its life indicate that such water carriers are common in our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Astronomer Dr Roberto Raddi, from the University of Warwick, said: "Our research has found that, rather than being unique, water-rich asteroids similar to those found in our solar system appear to be frequent. Accordingly, many of planets may have contained a volume of water, comparable to that contained in the Earth.

"It is believed that the Earth was initially dry, but our research strongly supports the view that the oceans we have today were created as a result of impacts by water-rich comets or asteroids".

The scientists used the William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Islands to detect a large amount of hydrogen and oxygen - the constituents of water - in the atmosphere of a "white dwarf", the compact remnant of a sun-like star.

Comet Ison which will graze the outer layers of the sun, approaching as close as 730,000 miles from the star's surface.

This was direct evidence of water being delivered to the star by a large body. The object would have been similar in size to Ceres, the largest asteroid in our solar system, measuring 900 kilometres (559 miles) across.

"The amount of water found ... is equivalent to 30 - 35% of the oceans on Earth," said Dr Raddi.

The impact of water-bearing asteroids or comets onto planets or white dwarfs would result in a mix of hydrogen and oxygen in their atmospheres.

Large quantities of both elements were found in the atmosphere of the white dwarf, known as SDSS J1242+5226.

Co-author Professor Boris Gansicke, also from the University of Warwick, said: "Oxygen, which is a relatively heavy element, will sink deep down over time, and hence a while after the disruption event is over, it will no longer be visible.

Milky Way: New observations of star at the end of its life indicates that such water carriers are common in our galaxy

"In contrast, hydrogen is the lightest element; it will always remain floating near the surface of the white dwarf where it can easily be detected.

"There are many white dwarfs that hold large amounts of hydrogen in their atmospheres, and this new study suggests that this is evidence that water-rich asteroids or comets are common around other stars than the sun".

Water is regarded as an essential pre-requisite for Earth-like life.

Many planets have been identified that occupy "habitable" orbital paths around their parent stars where temperatures are mild enough for liquid surface water to exist. But how many of them actually possess water is unknown.

The findings appear in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. - Mirror.

UFO SIGHTINGS: The Latest UFO Sightings Across The Globe - May 15, 2015!

UFO lights over Brazil.

May 15, 2015 - EARTH
- The following videos constitutes several of the latest sightings of unidentified flying objects across the globe.

WATCH: Multiple red UFO lights over Sau Paulo, Brazil - May 12, 2015.

WATCH: Cigar-shaped UFO sighting recorded over Vancouver Island, Canada - May 11, 2015.

WATCH: UFO sighting over Tallahassee, Florida, United States - May 8, 2015.

"Big Red" UFO Seen Over Oregon

Have you been seeing something suspicious in the skies over Lane County?

Over the past week, viewers have sent in reports about strange lights in the air.

"And we happened to look up in the sky and saw this big old red something up in the sky, and it just stopped," said Bill Morse of Springfield. "And it stayed there for maybe a few minutes. And it just - the light in it, just went out. We don't know where it went from there. It was remarkable!"

Morse said he's heard a few theories on what it could

"I saw it on Friday night over by the airport," Michele Waggoner Bryant wrote. "I was on Northwest Expressway. It was blue tho. I kept looking at it thinking it was a plane landing but it stayed in 1 spot. Then it would disappear for about 5 seconds then come back. Now I know it wasn't my eyes playing tricks on me."

"I saw a super shooting star southwest of Eugene around 10:15," Hilary Willis wrote. "I was driving on Lorane Hwy just past Fox Hollow."

Some speculated the origin might be out of this world.

"A UFO!" a meme posted by Erik Journey said. "Quick! Grab the worst camera we own."

The extraterrestrial teasing attracted a rebuttal.

"I'm sorry but it's ridiculous to assume that we are the only sentient beings in a universe so full of other planets that we don't even have a number for how many there are," Matthew Toomb wrote. "I just hope First Contact is with somebody nice."

Eugene astronomer Jerry Oltion said that, based on the color and direction, the light is likely from a sky lantern.

"Just a very lightweight balloon with a little candle inside to warm the air," said Oltion, with the Eugene Astronomical Society. "It's just a little, minature hot air balloon. They rise up in the sky and just float there, looking beautiful for 10-15 minutes until the candle burns out."

And James Lemmon confirmed that theory.

"We sent two of the lanterns up Saturday night," he wrote. "One only went a few hundred feet and I bet the last one was 500 or better."

- YouTube | KVAL.

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

May 15, 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: Anomalies near the ISS.

See original image HERE.

WATCH: SOHO captures huge ‘Angelic’ Winged UFOs near the Sun again.

WATCH: Mars anomalies.

See original image HERE.

WATCH: Space anomaly.

See original image HERE.

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