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NASA Probe Discovers 'Alien' Matter From Beyond Our Solar System

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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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>>An international team of scientists presented new findings from IBEX, which included the first detection of alien particles of hydrogen, oxygen and neon, in addition to the confirmation of previously detected helium

We have heard scientests say "find water find life" now it appears oxygen might be another key. It is interesting that NASA in general seems to be releasing more information related to the search of extraterrestrial life. Other earthlike planets, radio signals ect. Maybe just a way to keep interest and keep budgets up.




posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by BlackProjects
news.yahoo.com...

>>An international team of scientists presented new findings from IBEX, which included the first detection of alien particles of hydrogen, oxygen and neon, in addition to the confirmation of previously detected helium

We have heard scientests say "find water find life" now it appears oxygen might be another key. It is interesting that NASA in general seems to be releasing more information related to the search of extraterrestrial life. Other earthlike planets, radio signals ect. Maybe just a way to keep interest and keep budgets up.


"alien" matter. Interesting.

It's only a matter of time. (said the guy who has stated this 137 times in the past six years)



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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"Measuring the pressure on our heliosphere from the material in the galaxy and from the magnetic fields out there will help determine the size and shape of our solar system as it travels through the galaxy," Eric Christian, IBEX mission scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., said in a statement.


We are on a ship, at sea, we have found the sea to be vast. Is the sea moving quickly, or is the ship not moving?



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by BlackProjects
We have heard scientests say "find water find life" now it appears oxygen might be another key.


Isn't water (H2O) one part hydrogen, two parts oxygen? In other words, if you have water, you have oxygen. Seems like water depends on the presence of Oxygen, anywhoo...

im not sayin, im just sayin



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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2 hydrogen on oxygen init?



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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I could be wrong but I think the term "alien" in this case is along the same lines of "alien" that we in the US apply to people who illegally sneak into our country.

I am curious though if they are detecting anything new... Which brings me to my next question...

How the heck does science figure out they are seeing something new? How do they create something that can detect the unknown and classify it.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
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I could be wrong but I think the term "alien" in this case is along the same lines of "alien" that we in the US apply to people who illegally sneak into our country.

I am curious though if they are detecting anything new... Which brings me to my next question...

How the heck does science figure out they are seeing something new? How do they create something that can detect the unknown and classify it.
I think you're right about the term "alien".

I found this explanation of the technology though my comprehension of all the details is less than 100%:

ibex.swri.edu...


Our entire heliosphere, which contains our Sun, the planets, and everything else in our Solar System, is moving through the interstellar medium. Because of this motion, a sort–of "breeze" of interstellar material moves toward our heliosphere’s boundary. The interstellar neutral atoms are just that – "neutral" – meaning they do not interact with magnetic fields. ISNs move through the boundary of our heliosphere without the boundary affecting them.

As the atoms approach the region containing the Sun and the planets, the breeze of ISNs is deflected by the Sun’s gravity into a curved path. Different atoms are deflected in different amounts based on their masses, and these deflections can be calculated. Based on these calculations, the IBEX team knows when to look for them as the IBEX spacecraft passes through these deflection regions in Earth’s orbit.
So my limited understanding is, they are detecting neutral atoms which are deflected by the sun's gravitational field, as our solar system passes through space.

Pretty cool stuff.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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No offense to the OP, but why is this important? I thought we already knew of the existence of these particles beyond our solar system.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:47 AM
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Originally posted by smithjustinb
No offense to the OP, but why is this important? I thought we already knew of the existence of these particles beyond our solar system.


Because until now it was theorized.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra

Originally posted by smithjustinb
No offense to the OP, but why is this important? I thought we already knew of the existence of these particles beyond our solar system.


Because until now it was theorized.


Extraterrestrial life is also theorized, but everyone knows they exist.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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Maybe just a way to keep interest and keep budgets up.

Great but would that increase their budget? If NASA wants more sponsor money they better start telling the truth and whats really going on out there, that will give them a major boost in credit........



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