NASA Astronomers Find New Earth Like Planet – Kepler 22b

Super Earths, massive Earth Like planets that are usually much larger than Earth.  Kepler 22b happens to fall under that category.  Being 2.4 times larger than Earth, surely makes it a potential goal for our Space program.

According to NASA, at least 48 planets have been found in the Habitable Zone of star systems.  This means that 48 planets so far have the potential to sustain life.  This is a huge leap for Science, History, and Astronomy.

Just a decade or so ago, many people were convinced that Humans are the highest intelligent life forms in the Universe.  Heck, they even went as far as saying that we were the only planet in the Universe that could even sustain life.  That we were alone.

Personally, I blame the Government and the Religious leaders for hiding so many secrets.  This however, isn’t about them.  There are many blogs and forums dedicated to that.

I’m speaking more about the potential, the future.  I wrote a post once describing how many stars were in the night sky based on the Deep Space images that Hubble took.  If you do the math, there are Sextillion stars in the visible Universe, according to Hubble.  That’s a huge number.

In fact, Scientist now believe that there are actually 300 Sextillion stars out there.  Basically, take Sextillion and multiply that by 300 and you have an even more massive number.  So, my calculation is minute in the possibilities.

Back to Kepler 22b.  If Kepler 22b is 2.4 times larger than the Earth and there are 300 Sextillion stars out there.  Then it makes you wonder how many Earth Like planets are out there.  Something else that has crossed my mind is, how much larger do Earth Like planets actually get?  Better yet, how many stars are there out there really?  Especially if our Universe is infinite.

We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface.  It’s clear that we won’t be headed to Kepler 22b any time soon.  Not unless we have a Stargate that will allow us to travel there instantly.

What does this mean for our future?  Well, if we don’t blow each other up in the coming wars, we just might actually find  a planet exactly like Earth in many ways.  These Earth Like planets should be a driving force for our Great Nations to work together for a common goal.

The very existence of Humanity depends on our technological growth.  That is if we want to sustain the current lifestyles that we have.  If we want to preserve our future, our cultures, then we must push forward.

Whether or not you’re a believer in Alien Life Forms, Kepler  22b is a step in the right direction to proving that life elsewhere exist.  I for one have always been a firm believer in Extraterrestrial Life.  It’s only a matter of time before we make a new leap into Space.  Perhaps, some of us might actually live to see that happen.

Kepler 22b

Happy Veterans Day + Special Charity Event for 11/11/11

Ever sense learning of the 11/11/11 date being a Special date for Binary reasons and other various reasons.  I figured, why not take action?  So, I did.  I’ve planned out a special event for that day.

It’s always been my dream to travel the world.  Mostly throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia.  There are however other places I’d like to travel to.  I recently set up a Facebook Fan Page to get this operation off the ground.  Here’s what I decided to do for 11/11/11.

First off, a very happy Veterans Day to all you Veterans out there.  For those of you reading this, it’s a special day indeed.  Especially for you Nerd/Geek Veterans.  As they say, “It’s On.”  For those of you who don’t know, Binary consist of ones and zeroes.  Zero is off and One is on.  So, it’s on.  I’m one of the many who are grateful for all the service Veterans and current soldiers have and are doing.

Now, on to the plan.  I’ve set up a PayPal account for accepting donations.  Donations for what exactly?  I’ll be straight forward.  I’m trying to raise funds for my trip to Europe.  There are those who do, and those who never get anywhere.  I for one will realize my dream one way or another.

What’s the kicker?  Normally, I’d donate 10% of all donations to a charity.  However, sense today is a special day, I figured I’d celebrate by donating %50 of everything I receive to a Charity?  What Charity?  It’s rather a special one.

Grassroot Soccer (GRS), an international non-profit focused on HIV prevention and a leader in the sport for development field, uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and empower young people in Africa to live healthy and productive lives. GRS conducts HIV prevention and life skills interventions in over 15 countries, to provide youth with the knowledge, skills, and support to live healthier lives. GRS has graduated 400,000 youth worldwide and plans to educate 1 million youth by 2014.

I believe in education rather than giving people everything they need.  This is why I’m supporting this charity.  If all goes well, I’ll continue give the 50% contribution.  That is my promise to you as a reader and potential supporter.  You don’t have to donate to make a difference, just spreading the word via your networks will help just as much.

So, what do you as a supporter get out of this?  You’ll get exclusive access to my videos, photos, and knowledge via Youtube, Flickr, and Blogging, all connected via Facebook.  Think of it as a Documentary series for free, or very little money, either way you choose.

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