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NASA to Reveal "Big News" From Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Thursday

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posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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Yes, and the technology they find will be outsourced to third-world countries while those at the very top of the food chain will make billions. Just like everything else the US does. We have "bragging rights" for a plethora of technology but it actually benefits our country very little. Intel? Mostly outsourced, TV's, stereos and other electronics? Outsourced. Do some research and you will find that the US exports very little and "makes" very few of our consumables. GM-Mexico exports more cars to the US than WE export worldwide! Meanwhile, those at the top of GM continue to get filthy rich while our economy benefits very little.

The new business model is to design/invent, make a few billion for the few at the very top and outsource the end product, employing thousands in other countries. NASA is no different. We, the taxpayers, fund their ongoing sieve of projects so when they make a "discovery" or come up with the next "Tang" space-drink, they can sell off the rights or outsource the production of said product, get filthy rich and laugh at us, the lowly citizens who finance their little enterprise. We've been circling the earth for 30 years in the Space Shuttle and have come up with dick. We went to the moon and the only thing we gained was bragging rights over the Russians. It must not have been very worthwhile because we haven't been back! Are you to tell me they learned all there is to learn about the moon on that one trip?

Sorry for the cynicism, but I have lost faith in anything to do with our government. They have one thing in mind; themselves.



Originally posted by Blaine91555

Originally posted by lestweforget

Isnt this all just a great waste of time and resource? Couldnt the
money be used more constructively here on earth fixing known
issues? What could they possibly disclose that would be life
altering or of any impact on our day to day at all? Honestly!


That computer you are on came in part thanks to research funded through NASA. When we stop reaching for the stars, we become a mere shadow of the Human Spirit that leads to most of the things you take for granted.

The more we know about the Universe, the better we understand this tiny planet. It's all good. The antithesis is we would be still hunting, gathering and dying of old age when our teeth gave out at age 30.

Curiosity and exploration is at the heart of every advance we have made.




posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 09:34 PM
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Well I for one am not getting excited for this, they always say something great is going to happen and nothing ever does



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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I dont know why everyone expects some announcement for ET and anything less would be a let down. I mean we are still discovering things and to find more planets could be rocky and earth-like would be huge.



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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This is big news! More and more planets are showing up and soon to be more!
Here is full press release so far.
www.eso.org...

I will for sure tune into the NASA News Audio Live Streaming
Here: www.nasa.gov...

My guess is they have found water and hopefully in the sweet spot!



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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I will support you on this premise. If you look at the technological progress that has happened in the past 25 years, it is amazing. The most important clue is the abrupt end to the very successful Apollo missions and then to de-evolve to near Earth space missions using Space Shuttles. That is SO obvious. Yes, we have a nice Space Station, but we could have built a nice Lunar Base as well. Something was discovered on the Moon that kept us from going back. What the heck was the Apollo 18 and Soyuz project about? As a détente?! I doubt that. It could have been cheaper to have dinner at a very exclusive restaurant in Moscow, New York, Washington D.C., or in Vienna to soothe tensions between the superpowers. This is not obvious to the sheeple unfortunately.



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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oh, i like to read how nasa work hardly
they invented computers, cellphones, .. , hammered choppy flag into the Moon
however, they have invented everything but not useful rocket engines, their space shuttle is pure piece of crap



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by MysterE

The space agency has scheduled an afternoon teleconference with reporters to announce the results from Kepler, which include the "discovery of an intriguing planetary system," NASA officials said Monday.


How many people here honestly believe that there is going to be some major announcement via TELECONFERENCE for reporters?


[edit on 24-8-2010 by vimanarider]



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 10:03 PM
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It would probably fall more along the lines of a parallel dimension.

Second line.



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 10:05 PM
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Big news from NASA, highly unlikely. They probably announce they found earth like planets, big deal. Or they could annonce that Nibiru is coming and the end of the world is indeed in 2012, now that would be suprising lol.



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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.. you never know .. maybe they .. seen an earth like planet and just happened to see a sat like ours looking back..?



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by spiritualzombie
I'm pretty sure NASA's big news is the same big news every time...

We discovered one or more planets that are kinda like Earth really far away-- tho we have no intention of going there, getting pictures, or really doing anything about it... Just letting you know they exist....

Exciting!


LOL I know what is the point of even looking for objects in space or planets when we can't even go to them?



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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I did answer your question. Many things you use and take for granted today came from the technologies developed for space exploration.

Start here for lots of info about the things we use today that came in part because of NASA and the Space Program.


NASA’s Spinoff publication accomplishes several goals. First, it is a convincing justification for the continued expenditure of NASA funds. It serves as a tool to educate the media and the general public by informing them about the benefits and dispelling the myth of wasted taxpayer dollars.


Here are a few they list:

-Invisible braces for your teeth ( major thing for a self-conscious teenager).

-Scratch resistant lenses ( I use these myself for my reading glasses, thank you NASA)

-Memory Foam (I have three compressed discs in my lower back and could not even sleep until I bought a mattress made of this. Made an extreme difference in my quality of life.)

-Ear Thermometer ( you have any kids?)

-Athletic Shoes (the shoe companies built on this to develop the comfortable, responsive athletic shoes you buy today).

-Long distance Telecommunications (should be self explanatory and links to many research projects by NASA)

-Smoke Detectors.

-Safety grooving in road surfaces to make them safer was also a NASA concept.

-Cordless Tools.

-Water filters to filter your tap water, also came from NASA inventions.

Space Technology Hall of Fame for more info.



2010 Technology Inductees

Digital Fly-by-Wire
Eagle Eyes Optics
2009 Technology Inductees

Aerodynamic Vehicle Design
Micro Algae Nutritional Supplements
2008 Technology Inductees

ArterioVision
Petroleum Remediation Product
ResQPOD
2007 Technology Inductees

Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron
Microbial Check Valve
2006 Technology Inductees

iRobot PackBot Tactical Mobile Robot
Novariant AutoFarm RTK AutoSteer
2005 Technology Inductees

Hyperspectral Imaging Systems
NanoCeram Superfilters
InnerVue Diagnostic Scope System
Outlast Technologies, Inc. Smart Fabric Technology
2004 Technology Inductees

Multi-Junction (MJ) Space Solar Cells
LADARVision 4000
Precision Global Positioning System (GPS) Software
MedStar Monitoring System
2003 Technology Inductees

Virtual Window
VisiScreen (Ocular Screening System)
Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Technology
Humanitarian Demining Device
Digital Latching Valve
Cochlear Implant
2002 Technology Inductees

Satellite Radio Technology
2001 Technology Inductees

Data Matrix Symbology
Video Image Stabilization and Registration (VISAR)
Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors (QWIP)
2000 Technology Inductees

Advanced Lubricants
DirecTV
Light Emiting Diodes for medical applications
1999 Technology Inductees

Heart Defibrillator Energy Source
Miniature Accelerometer
Active Pixel Sensor
DeBakey Blood Pump
1998 Technology Inductees

Global Positioning System (GPS)
Tempur Foam
1997 Technology Inductees

Advanced Communications Technology
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Technology
1996 Technology Inductees

Radiant Barrier
Anti-Shock Trousers
Fire-Resistant Aircraft Seats
1995 Technology Inductees

Parawings or Hang Gliders
Anti-Corrosion Coatings
1994 Technology Inductees

Excimer Laser Angioplasty System
Digital Image Processing - Medical Applications
1993 Technology Inductees

Physiological Monitoring Instrumentation
Liquid-Cooled Garments
1992 Technology Inductees

Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software
Direct Readout Satellite System
1991 Technology Inductees

Automatic Implantable Cardiovertor Defibrillator
PMR-15 Polymide Resin
1990 Technology Inductees

Heat Pipe Systems
Safety Grooving
1989 Technology Inductees

Cordless Tools
Scratch Resistant Lenses
Fabric Roof Structures
1988 Technology Inductees

Improved Firefighter's Breathing System
NASA Structural Analysis Computer Software
Sewage Treatment With Water Hyacinths
Programmable Implantable Medication System
Power Factor Controller



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by hippomchippo

Originally posted by spiritualzombie
I'm pretty sure NASA's big news is the same big news every time...

We discovered one or more planets that are kinda like Earth really far away-- tho we have no intention of going there, getting pictures, or really doing anything about it... Just letting you know they exist....

Exciting!

So you find the fact that we're finding more solar systems like our own, with huge numbers of exosolar planets like ours boring?


Yeah, actually that is kinda boring. Why? Because just about everyone with an ounce of logic predicted this long ago. It's like.. oh, SHOCKING.. there are other planets in the universe.

Next they'll be announcing there is microbial life elsewhere in the solar system. Wow... really? How surprising...
Thanks NASA. We would never have guessed THAT.

Anything less than an announcement about Phobos being artificial is going to bore me.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:21 AM
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unless nasa admits they've kept ET existence hush hush the past decades for the hidden agenda then their news for today prolly won't be worth my time. nice thread though.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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Well I take back what I wrote. Now they are saying this through the MSM:

Smashing news about planets

Collisions of planets has been detected thus leading to bleak news about finding intact planets about stars. Well, Venus and Mars could have collided with Earth. But here we are. Things to ponder...



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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Well I take back what I wrote. Now they are saying this through the MSM:

Smashing news about planets

Collisions of planets has been detected thus leading to bleak news about finding intact planets about stars. Well, Venus and Mars could have collided with Earth. But here we are. Things to ponder...



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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I'm more surprised at the people who find it surprising that NASA
is finding new planets. For anyone to go outside on a starlit night
and look up and think we are the only ones are pretty narrow minded.
I've always knew this. Even upper level Scientologist have thousands
upon thousands of indisputable cases of time track recall, with plenty
of other off world experiences. Of coarse they try to keep this secret,
as to not break "reality" with society. Just like the government did with
Roswell. Their reason was, that we simply cannot handle the truth,
and that we could go into mass panic. You are having an earth and
human experience, that's all. You are not your body. You just dwell
in one for those experiences. Your body will die, but you will never die.
Your time track has no beginning and will have no end. You ask why
don't I recall this? Simple. It's called suppression. I really hope the
people of earth will rise above this suppression someday and realize
the powerful beings that we are. Good luck fellow travelers!



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 01:03 AM
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Sensational Solar System Discovery ..........are you all talking about this one?



www.youtube.com...


here's the video



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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It's also on the BBC new pages:

www.bbc.co.uk...

Rich exoplanet system discovered[/]
By Victoria Gill

Science reporter, BBC News


The researchers say the finding marks a new phase in the hunt for exoplanets
Astronomers have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets that orbit a star called HD 10180, which is much like our own Sun.

The star is 127 light years away, in the southern constellation of Hydrus.

The researchers used the European Southern Observatory (Eso) to monitor light emitted from the system and identify and characterise the planets.

They say this is the "richest" system of exoplanets - planets outside our own Solar System - ever found.

Christophe Lovis from Geneva University's observatory in Switzerland was lead researcher on the study. He said that his team had probably found "the system with the most planets yet discovered".


[edit on 25-8-2010 by hangerhead]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 01:29 AM
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delete.

[edit on 25-8-2010 by DOADOA]




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