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

What To Get?

Ok, many of you know that picking a Birthday present some times can be a pain.  I mean seriously?  Techie/Nerdy types are even harder to choose for.  Why?  What do you get someone that’s a Nerd/Geek?  So much too choose from, so much variety.

I have believe it or not managed to figure out what I want for my Birthday.  It’s an Android Tablet, running version 2.2.  Sorry Apple fans, iPads are just way out of my budget.  The Tablet I chose, is only $75.  Can’t hardly go wrong there.

Specifications

CPU: VIA 8650 GOOGLE ANDROID 2.2
Main Solution
CPU: 800MHZ
Chipset: 8650
Display: 8″ LED-Backlight Screen (1024×600)
Memory: 2G RAM
External Memory: Maximum 32GB TF Card
Camera: 3.0 Mega pixel Camera
Communications
Lan: Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
WiFi: LAN 802.11b/g
Sound
Sound: In focus Audio
Build-in stereo speaker
Build-in Microphone
Speaker: 2×0.5W
Input/Output Connectors
G-Sensor: 4 Side steering display
Card Reader: SD/MS/MMC
USB: USB2.0×2
LAN: RJ-45×1
AC
Adapter: AC 100~240V,DC 12V/2A
Battery: 2400mAh/7.4V
General
Weight: 0.66 Kg
Dimensions 209mm(H) x 159mm(W) x 13mm(D)

 

Don’t ask me how I did that.  Hint: Copy/Paste.  I figured for those kind of specs, it’s worth the $75, unless you can find a better one?

Where did I find this bad boy?  Here’s the link at YunSenBuy.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get it within the next couple of weeks at least.  We’ll see how that goes and I’ll keep you guys informed.

It’s All About Initiative

Life in general is all about Initiative.  Do you have the drive necessary to make it happen?  Are you living life the way you want to?

I’ve started writing on my novel again.  That takes initiative.  If you have a story you want to write, you need to plan it out and get started writing.  Don’t wait too long, you’ll never get it done.  Trust me, I know.

I’ve had the idea to write this novel for several years now.  I could have been a published Author by now if I had that Initiative.  Hopefully, it won’t be that far off, now that I’ve started the initial stage.

There’s another area in my life that needs work though.  Exercise.  I just lack the drive that I need to make it all happen.

I often find my self laughing (on the inside) at people who drive around the parking lot looking for a parking space.  I can park out of the way at the end of the isle and walk into the store, before most people can park their car.  Seriously?  Yet, at the same time, I lack the drive to get motivated for exercise?

So, here’s what I’m going to try.  I’m going to make a poster board.  It’s going to be filled with things I want, people I want to be like, women I’d like to date, etc.  Why?  This is to hopefully give me the motivation I need to actually be someone.  To get up and go.

I’m also going to be starting a community of my own.  I’m going to be looking for certain individuals (who are already well on their way) to help jump start the community.  If you’d like to be a part of this community, let me know.  It will probably be forum based.

Keep plucking away at life and it will reward you.

Heaven Is A Place On Earth

This classic song makes me want to dance.  One of the best all time classics, Heaven is a place on Earth, is an all round great song.  Just listen to the lyrics.  You’ll be glad you did.  Life is too short not to enjoy.  Get rid of the drama and bring on the music.  This Earth is what you make it.  Life is what you make it.  So, make it heaven.

Every Lego Fans Dream

Well, if it’s not every Lego Fans Dream, it should be.  If you’re a gamer and a Gears of Wars fan, you’ll want one of these bad boys.  Even if you’re a gamer, you should still want one.  This gun, based off the Gears of War assault rifle, is a Dream come true.

I’ll be getting myself some Lego for Christmas.  If not before then.  This fully working gun, has a Chainsaw, shoots Rubber Bands, and uses clips.  On top of that, it has a working safety.  What more could you really want?

The builders of this, actually show you the mechanics of it.  Just in case you want to know how it works and want to try and build one yourself.  That is if you’re the creative type.  There are of course other builds of similar design, also based of the Gears of War game.  You can check them out on Youtube.