From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:29:51 -0000 Archived: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 07:42:20 -0500 Subject: Is Galactic Reality Too Scary For The PTB? Looking back through history you can see the PTB _always_ clinging to out-of-date but `comfortable' views of the universe - like saying the Earth is only 6,000 years old when the geology clearly indicated otherwise. Yesterday I was struck by a curiously low BBC estimate of the number of stars in the Milky Way - so today looked up the same story on Al-Jaz and it's still way too low: www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/01/201211201855732166.html More Planets Than Stars Found In Milky Way "We used to think that Earth might be unique in our galaxy," said Daniel Kubas, a professor at the Institute of Astrophysics in Paris, and a co-leader of the study. Now it seems that there are literally billions of planets with masses similar to Earth orbiting stars in the Milky Way." Now here's what I remembered from a few years ago: www.astronomycafe.net/qadir/q76.html "to find out how many stars [in the Milky Way] you have to divide by the average mass of a star ...say 0.3 solar masses, to get an estimate for the number of stars which is well into the trillions!" Which seems to mean there are (several?) trillion planets in the Milky Way - is that too scary for some folk? Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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