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European Observatory to Make 'Major' Alien Planet Announcement Monday

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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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Their funding is due for renewal.

Just making a case for asking for more




posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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It will probably be like this.

Oh hai we found a planet that has the ability to support our form of life.
Time for governments to build ships to go there.
Governments will spontaneously "develop" the technology for us to get there.
Thus releasing to the public all that secret tech they've been developing and btw using to find planets for us to "discover".

lol



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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I am willing to bet they found another LARGE earthy planet with lots of water vapor and the tell tale signs of Nitrogen, oxigen.

Every couple of months someone seems to make this announcement about yet another planet with water.

Just my guess



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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It will be all about how - they have discovered a way to discover new planets.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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I'm betting on a rocky body in a "Goldilocks" zone, maybe around a very Sun-like star. That would be a great find. Something like that, I'd put even chances that's it has some kind of life on it.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by ArMaP
The announcement from ESO is slightly different.


ESO to hold virtual press conference to discuss major HARPS exoplanet findings


It's a virtual press conference, and only the press was contacted, so I guess it's nothing really special.


It depends on how do you see it.

If you're an astronomer,this could be a really huge and exiting news.

But if you want to hear that they discovered Nibiru then you will probably be disappointed after this conference.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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Serial experiments lain. nice show. great opening song.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Nikola014
It depends on how do you see it.
Obviously.


If you're an astronomer,this could be a really huge and exiting news.
I don't think this is "huge", because if it was I don't think they would have only a "virtual" press conference, they would have a real, physical, press conference.


But if you want to hear that they discovered Nibiru then you will probably be disappointed after this conference.
No, I do not want to hear that they discovered Nibiru.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by ignant
alien planet?

arent all other planets extraterrestrial??


I know, right? So then I wonder, do they mean alien planet as opposed to human planet? Like, lil green men abound, or just what?



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Okay, so they are able to look well out into the Universe using these telescopes to discover other Earth like planets. Yet, they had to fire a missile into the Moon to establish if there was any water present?

Now, I know the moon is quite near to Earth as I can see it quite clearly most evenings, so why not turn these telescopes to the Moon and have a bit of a peek. Also while they are it, get a real good close up of the Apollo landings to shut everyone up about the FAKE Moon Landings.

The more I'm told the less I understand!!!



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by TSearchX
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...Sometimes these sorts of press conferences can be a bit exaggerated, but still, it will be interesting to keep an eye out for what the announcement is. Thanks!

I don't find the press conferences exaggerated (such as the NASA press conferences they regularly have announcing interesting discoveries).

What usually gets exaggerated is the online speculation into what the press conference will be about.

Every time NASA schedules a press conference, there are threads and posts speculating that NASA is going to announce the discovery of life elsewhere or Nibiru or something similar to those. The subject of the press conference usually ends up being something much more subtle and/or esoteric.

Don't blame the press conference organizers for that.


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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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As you can see on the ESO site (I noticed now that I forgot to include a link in my previous post), they talk about exoplanets, not "alien planets", so it looks like, once more, the problem is in the intermediary and not on the source.

Edit: I forgot the link, again.

Media Advisory: ESO to hold virtual press conference to discuss major HARPS exoplanet findings
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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
Okay, so they are able to look well out into the Universe using these telescopes to discover other Earth like planets. Yet, they had to fire a missile into the Moon to establish if there was any water present?
It wasn't a missile, and you are talking about different things.

They look for atmospheric signs of water and gases, while on the Moon they were looking for water under (and in) the ground, so they needed to remove some ground to be able to analyse it.


Now, I know the moon is quite near to Earth as I can see it quite clearly most evenings, so why not turn these telescopes to the Moon and have a bit of a peek. Also while they are it, get a real good close up of the Apollo landings to shut everyone up about the FAKE Moon Landings.
Do you use a microscope or a telescope to read a book?



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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Your signature forgot to include "Who" of the 5 W's. Then there is "How"



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Also while they are it, get a real good close up of the Apollo landings to shut everyone up about the FAKE Moon Landings.


I like how you use the word "everyone", how the alleged faked moon landing is supposedly such a big issue that NASA would need to spend a ton of money/send some probes to "lay this question to rest once and for all".

Here is the sober truth: The percentage of people believing the moon landing is a hoax is probably more like 0.000023%


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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 08:49 PM
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Oh my...

My, oh, my, oh, my...

And I quote from the Space.com...




Participating in the press conference will be:

Francesco Pepe, Geneva Observatory, Switzerland
Lisa Kaltenegger, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
Markus Kissler-Patig or Joe Liske, ESO

Kissler-Patig or Liske will discuss the future of exoplanet research with ESO's European Extremely Large Telescope, ESO officials said. This instrument will be the world's largest telescope, boasting a 129-foot (39.3-meter) main mirror. It will be built on Chile's Cerro Armazones mountain, and could begin operations by early in the next decade. ESO didn't give any further details about what Pepe and Kaltenegger will discuss. Both scientists are actively involved in the search for potentially habitable alien planets — those on which liquid water, and perhaps life as we know it, could exist.


Max Plank was the pioneer in BLACK BODY RADIATION...
en.wikipedia.org...-body_radiation

And now you want to go to page 6 of this thread and read the convo between PHAGE and I... today...
www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
Now, I know the moon is quite near to Earth as I can see it quite clearly most evenings, so why not turn these telescopes to the Moon and have a bit of a peek. Also while they are it, get a real good close up of the Apollo landings to shut everyone up about the FAKE Moon Landings.

Telescopes aren't powerful enough to see the Apollo equipment on the Moon.

However, the LROC spacecraft that is in orbit around the Moon took this picture (below) of the Apollo 17 landing site in which you can see lower section of the Lunar Module, the trails made by walking astronauts, and the tracks made by the rover.




posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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Originally posted by flexy123


Also while they are it, get a real good close up of the Apollo landings to shut everyone up about the FAKE Moon Landings.


I like how you use the word "everyone", how the alleged faked moon landing is supposedly such a big issue that NASA would need to spend a ton of money/send some probes to "lay this question to rest once and for all".

Here is the sober truth: The percentage of people believing the moon landing is a hoax is probably more like 0.000023%


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The percentage of people who think the Moon landings are fake is more than that, but it's irrelevant what that percentage is, anyway...

...Whether the people believe or disbelieve we went to the Moon does not affect the truth that we really did go to the Moon.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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translate.google.com...://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/&ei=nWdtTuOvManw0gGe8L3rBA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQ 7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmax%2Bplanck%2Binstitute%2Bheidelberg%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3D2SH%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US
ffic ial%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D977%26prmd%3Divnscm

translation of the page of the Max Planck Institute of Heidelberg Germany...

They don't do space stuff...

I may be wrong just saying.
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posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by Domo1

European Extremely Large Telescope


Am I the only one that finds this name rather uninspired?



Very descriptive though. No question about what you are getting there.




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