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24 July 2010, JellyBean @ 4:14 pm

This surely has been one fascinating week tracking the pervasive convergence towards the revelation and disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence. The increased reports from the latest news of aliens and unidentified flying objects (UFOs) often makes me wonder if I will ever be able to truly wrap my head around it all. Out of the uncertainties of our present world crisis, a sequence of trends and events is seemingly pointing towards a rapid escalation and unraveling of the extraterrestrial mystery.

This morning we were greeted with the news that a plethora of Earth-like planets have been discovered. This was brought to us courtesy of a presentation given by the Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov at a TEDGlobal conference in Oxford.

Sasselov disclosed to the conference that 140 different planets about the same size as Earth was discovered:

“More than 100 planets that are a similar size to Earth have been discovered in just the past few weeks, it has been announced. The discovery was made by the space telescope Kepler which has been scanning the skies for planets that are orbiting stars since it was launched in January last year. The breakthrough raises the tantalizing prospect that we may not be alone in the Universe. Scientists now believe that there are likely to be around 100 million planets in the Milky Way that harbor exactly the right conditions for life. And they expect to be able to identify around 60 of these habitable Earth-like planets within the next two years… He described the remarkable breakthrough as ‘fulfilling the dreams of Copernicus’. – Daily Mail.

This comes against the background of the survey of 90 near-Earth objects by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the discovery by researchers at the University of Tennessee (UT) that the presence of water on the moon is quite widespread. A major discovery that would challenge and shatter the long-held conventional theories of popular science regarding the properties on the lunar surface.

Read the whole article here: The Alien Project

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