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New Earth-Size Planet Found Outside The Solar System

European astronomers announced on Tuesday that they have discovered a new Earth-size planet outside the solar system. According to the Associated Press, the location, as well as, the size indicates that the planet could be populated.

After centuries of research, astronomers have finally got a closer look at one of the planets outside our solar system. The planet is located in the near vicinity of the solar system, more specifically, at 25 trillion miles away. Even though the size and the location of the recently discovered heavenly body are propitious for life, scientists claim the temperature is too high for the asteroid to be habitable. The surface of the planet is practically made out of molten lava and temperatures can reach up to 2,200 degrees. The Earth-like planet is very close to its star, so researchers estimate it could circle it every few days.

The good news is that the rest of the planets residing in the proximity of the hot asteroid could present similar life conditions as the ones on Earth. In fact, there are several planets circling the same star, but situated a little farther away. Thus, the cooler atmosphere called Goldilocks Zone might allow the planets to develop water and life.

In addition to the discovery of the Earth-like planet, scientists also announced that Alpha Centauri B, an asteroid that was long sought by astronomers, could be a lot closer than they initially estimated. In fact, Alpha Centauri B could be seen without a telescope from the southern regions on Earth during night time. Even though it seems easily reachable, the planet is so far away that it would take ten thousands of years for a modern device to reach it.

Scientists are determined to get a closer look at the planet as soon as possible. They have already urged NASA and the European Space Agency to come up with missions that could enable the exploration of Alpha Centauri B.

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  1. Contrary to what science still believes, at the time of the Big Bang there were no atoms but only waves carrying energy through the infinite Void. If we could view the Universe from outside, It would look like an egg-shaped cloud with winds running in perpetual motion inside of It. The energy is like those winds running at maximum speed and pushing out the borders of the Universe.
    The Universe continues to expand as the waves that travel at the border of the Universe have never encountered, nor will ever encounter, any interference from the Void. These waves will forever expand the Space of the Universe they create and leave behind.
    Wave-behavior relates to the medium in which the waves travel.
    Thus, wave-behavior at the border of the Universe is different than wave-behavior within the Universe.
    Inside the Universe, waves change their frequencies by colliding with other energy during their travel. These waves, because of the encountered interference, continue to transform part of their original energy in other forms. Waves travel gradually releasing heat, or amounts of energy, and their original short wavelengths, in time become longer and longer as they carry less and less energy than they did when they first started to travel. These waves lose energy releasing it in form of other waves with wavelengths longer than their own.
    For example, the gamma rays, over time, diminish their energy level (and their frequency) to become X rays, from X rays they will become ultraviolet and so on. The original quantum is not lost but distributed into other forms of energy through “spontaneous symmetry breaking”.
    Once reached an almost flat longitude (and lower critical energy level) these waves solidify into hydrogen atoms breaking up their energy in opposite elements, like the split ends of a broken hair.
    When the hydrogen atoms are reached by the heat of other incoming waves they fuse together to create more complex forms of energy.

    http://www.wikinfo.org/Multilingual/index.php/Wavevolution

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