posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 08:18 PM
Today, in conversation with a friend,
he said something that made us both
stop and pause...
He jokingly said,
"Perhaps Assange will leak out the truth
about the mystery planet Gliese 581g and
all that weirdness, while he's at it."
We both laughed for a minute, and then
looked at each other and said, "Yeah, what
about that, anyway... whatever came of that?"
I know on the surface-
"Wow! New planet! Oh, thought to be
found, oops, nothing to see here after all, move on, folks..."
"Yeah, we thought it was only 20 light years away, we made artist's
renditions of what it looks like..."
"Yeah, we even hypothesized it would support life..."
"However, apparently, we were wrong. It doesn't exist. We can't find it,
even with our advanced telescopes."
"Move along now. Look at these new discovery, the center of the Milky Way,
which we are confident about hypothesizing about, with the same technology that we were so
confident about finding Gliese 581g with and telling the world about."
I'm sorry, something just seems askew with this.
Not even really a whisper about this monumentous "blunder" since October.
I am not a huge astronomy nut, I am a backyard astronomer only, but I think this is really odd.
Perhaps someone has better knowledge and insight into this than I and can shed better light on it.