Originally posted by doiknow
This notion that Nasa and the government could keep all the astronomers of the world amateur and likewise shut up is pretty absurd imo. More people
view space than just nasa and to think noone would blow the whistle on this is far fetched.
Plus how could they shut up other countrys findings?
This is on the top of the FAQ's list for those who are not completely familiar with what a brown dwarf star is and how they are detected/found.
In order to understand
what a brown dwarf is, we need to understand the difference between a star and a planet. It is not easy to tell a star
from a planet when you look up at the night sky with your eyes. However, the two kinds of objects look very different to an astronomer using a
telescope or spectroscope. Planets shine by reflected light, stars shine by producing their own light. So what makes some objects shine by themselves
and other objects only reflect the light of some other body? That is the important difference to understand and it will allow us to understand brown
dwarfs as well.
As a star forms from a cloud of contracting gas, the temperature in its center becomes so large that hydrogen begins to fuse into helium releasing an
enormous amount of energy which causes the star to begin shining under its own power. A planet forms from small particles of dust left over from the
formation of a star. These particles collide and stick together. There is never enough temperature to cause particles to fuse and release energy. In
other words, a planet is not hot enough or heavy enough to produce its own light.
Brown dwarfs are objects which have a size between that of a giant planet like Jupiter and that of a small star. In fact, most astronomers would
classify any object with between 15 times the mass of Jupiter and 75 times the mass of Jupiter to be a brown dwarf. Given that range of masses, the
object would not have been able to sustain the fusion of hydrogen like a regular star; thus, many scientists have dubbed brown dwarfs as "failed
stars". These objects emit little to no light and are extremely difficult to be detected. Only those with the proper equipment could find such
In 1995, astronomers have been able to detect a few nearby brown dwarfs. All of the brown dwarfs discovered so far are parts of a binary system. A
binary system is one in which two stars orbit around one another (just like the planets of our solar system orbit our star, the Sun). This is why
"Wormwood" the brown dwarf "failed star"is due to return around the "Sun" as it's on a highly elliptical orbit like other familiar comets we
know such as Haley's comet and many others that return over longer periods of time some of these objects thousands of years on highly elliptical
To sum up the question with an answer:
Brown dwarf stars can only be detected by very sophisticated equipment, for example the NASA "Hubble"
could detect a brown dwarf star. Not everybody has access to this equipment and it's of course controlled by NASA/projects/government. The Infrared
Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) can detect brown dwarfs and incoming classified objects. South Pole Telescope (SPT) in Antarctica. Once again most
astronomers out there do not have access to such equipment. In fact Pioneer 10 & 11 were sent outside the solar system in order to detect such
objects, so we can see that it takes highly sophisticated equipment to detect brown dwarfs and this is the very reason why astronomers never could
find them until the first one could be confirmed in 1995 with sophisticated equipment that is owned/run by NASA/projects/governments.
has such equipment.
The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, aka the VATT, is a 1.8 meter Gregorian telescope observing in the optical and infrared. It is operated by
the Vatican Observatory located in (Arizona). I have no doubt the Vatican is in the know among others out there. The knowledge/information is being
highly controlled/contained in the name of I.S. international security! Can it be kept from scholars, astronomers, scientists, academicians of the
world and the masses. Absolutely and there is much more being controlled kept back from the public. Forbidden knowledge/forbidden archeological
discoveries among many other things. If the world was to find out all the things kept from them they wouldn't believe it even if some of the
governments came clean and admitted it. If it was plastered all over the newspapers and on the news people would still not believe it and think it's
J. Edgar Hoover quote: "The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
One would be surprised to find out the kind of things that can easily be kept hidden/secret from the academician's and the masses. If they do not
have access to the information/knowledge they are left in the dark just like the rest of everyone. Remember only 14 years ago the first brown dwarf
was officially discovered.
I recommend reading this thoroughly for more information on brown dwarfs it gives out a lot of good information to better understand what these
objects are exactly. For the biblical scholars interested- investigate what would happen if a brown dwarf object was on a highly elliptical orbit
around the "Sun". When this celestial object returns what could earth expect? Read the book of Revelation prophesies of what "Wormwood" is
expected to do upon passing and you can match it directly up with the "Red Iron Oxide" gases that would ignite, moon turning to blood, sun darkening
and so on. There are many others who have prophesied of future events revolving around this cyclic event from ancient civilizations to Nostradamus to
many others. There is physical evidence that this has happened many times in the past. You can start doing your own research and find it all on your
own. Investigate ancient civilizations (underground shelters/hideouts/cities) among cities discovered under the sea! Look into ancient text and see
what the ancients/ancestors had to say about this event. It is spoken of by many ancient civilizations all describing this same event from many
different lands. If one diligently seeks to find this information they can find it.
Read this on brown dwarfs!
Hope this helps.
[edit on 26-9-2009 by ET_MAN]