Never-Before-Seen Alien Planet Imaged Directly in New Photo

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posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:12 PM
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A newly discovered gaseous planet has been directly photographed orbiting a star about 300 light-years from Earth. Imaging alien planets is difficult, and this world may be the least massive planet directly observed outside of the solar system, scientists say. A sharp new photo released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) today (June 3) depicts the suspected gas giant (called HD 95086 b) circling its young star (named HD 95086) in infrared light. The star has been removed from the image to allow the planet — shown as a bright blue dot at the bottom left of the picture — to shine through




Never-Before-Seen Alien Planet Imaged Directly in New Photo


This is a great advance in long-range imaging. I wonder how much better it will be of the Terrestrial Planet Finder is ever launched?


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posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:16 PM
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wait were is the aliens?



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
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wait were is the aliens?


Never stated there was any, just posted the original article title as written. An alien planet is any planet that is not the Earth.



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:33 PM
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oh your title may have been misleading,

I wonder if there are gaseous beings that could live in a gas planet enviroment



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
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oh your title may have been misleading,

I wonder if there are gaseous beings that could live in a gas planet enviroment


As I stated clearly, not MY title. I simply posted the title of the article in which the story appears. If you have an issue with the title, then complain to the editor of space.com about it.


Gaseous beings are plausible....or perhaps floaters and hunters (cue the Cosmos music in the background).
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posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:42 PM
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Thanks for posting this thread. I'm glad I decided to do one more sweep of ATS before closing the computer for awhile. What a nice sight to behold, and this pic brings home the reality of planets well outside of our solar system. Nice find.



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:52 PM
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There was a similar image of a solar system last year.


The star is at the center of the blackened circle in the image. The four spots indicated with the letters b through e are the planets.

scitechdaily.com...

The star in the op is a different one, the image above is star HR 8799.



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:55 PM
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dont get ur panties in an up-roar. I have no complaints to any one i was just hoping to see a alien



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
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dont get ur panties in an up-roar. I have no complaints to any one i was just hoping to see a alien


OK, no worries. I just hope the Terrestrial Planet Finder get's re-funded and launched. Then we are talking imaging Earth sized worlds....so we can analyze the light to determine chemical composition, and possible signs of life. Now THAT would be exciting, and maybe get you that alien you seek.
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posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 11:49 PM
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Not quite as vivid as the newer picture though, is it?

S&F, OP.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:00 AM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
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Not quite as vivid as the newer picture though, is it?

S&F, OP.




I'm not sure what your point is, are you trying to argue who's is bigger or something lol
Regardless of how bright the image is, we're at the stage of getting images of planets and solar systems beyond our own. Pretty cool don't ya think?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
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oh your title may have been misleading,

I wonder if there are gaseous beings that could live in a gas planet enviroment


It says ALIEN Planet not ALIENS!



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:12 AM
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Lol Doc

It still baffles me that science (SCION) insists on looking outside our small window at the universe - when all that money could be used to govern better for humanity on our own planet.

I have a theory for the obsesion of space - humans are so isolated and lonely from the lack of opening and sharing with one another - they look outside of this reality to "escape it".

When a person with a healthy mind TRUELY looks at things - its useless to spend millions - billions on looking at stars, planets (and whatever hides in the darkness) .. All we can DO right NOW is just LOOK. When we have an absolutly gorgeous planet right under our feet!

Spend our money on keeping it clean, healthy, as well as making humanity more equal. Then when all is balanced here, we can turn to space. But those in government are selfish, carless, and dont want equality. We spend money to look at space - while they are black-budgeting top secret space craft and cruising it!

What a shame.. Regardless, thanks for sharing the article OP. Even though I have a distaste for those who care more about the outside then the inside..(in terms of space rather then their own beautiful planet).



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:52 AM
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I don't find the title misleading. perhaps you don't understand the term 'alien'.

interesting post op. thanks.


 
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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:54 AM
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Originally posted by Krakatoa

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You know, I'll bet that's just what the astronomers said!


Looks like the Terrestrial Planet finder is in some sort of funding limbo at the moment?
Are they going to build it? I hope so.

Pretty sure the James Web Telescope will be built though.

This is good news for us.
. There are other planets sailing around other stars. What if we eventually discover an Earth like planet? In the Goldilocks zone. A spectral signature that shows organics oxygen,oceans of water.( All our favorite things).But also something odd. A signature that points to recent, large amounts of radiation being released on the surface.

How would we digest a piece of information like that? Would we change our ways?


I've enjoyed all these years of Hubble photos. I hope we get another scope in space soon. Hubble won't last forever. And we get no more repair missions.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:00 AM
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there could be another civilization out there now looking straight at us with their bubble telescope saying "yup, we have a potentially habitable planet and we have named it XC4677DKD573-b"


 
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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by fatpastyhead
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there could be another civilization out there now looking straight at us with their bubble telescope saying "yup, we have a potentially habitable planet and we have named it XC4677DKD573-b"


 
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I know what you mean. Peeping at us right this very moment, just knowing for sure, and even smirking (in a way that only an alien can smirk). That a majority of the planet would rather be called XC4677DKD573-c



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 05:02 AM
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There are 890 already identified planets in the Milky Way.

Whats the significance with this one ball of gas?

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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by MadMax7
There are 890 already identified planets in the Milky Way.

Whats the significance with this one ball of gas?


The vast majority of those planets have been found through indirect means - by observing the changes in brightness of their parent star as the planets orbit it. If you actually bother to pay attention, the article says that this planet "has been directly photographed [...]. Imaging alien planets is difficult, and this world may be the least massive planet directly observed outside of the solar system."

In other words, this image is significant because it is a relatively clear, sharp optical image of possibly the smallest exo-planet ever observed directly.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 06:25 AM
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alien = strange/weird/different/foreign/external





 
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