NASA believes they found a planet with life on it – aliens – and it’s almost as if it were Earth’s twin – Gliese 581G.
Astronomers are proclaiming they have discovered a planet they believe has a 100% chance of having life on it.
The Gliese 581 star is located about 20 light years away in the constellation Libra. Of the billions of stars in the sky, Gliese 581 is only the 89th star away from our own sun in terms of distance.
In 2005 a string of six of planets were detected orbiting the star, and were named Gliese B, C, D, E, F & G. The detection method used was an indirect method, meaning the the planets can not be viewed with a telescope. Rather the variable light from the star is measured as the planets orbit around it, which gives off identifiable signals, measurable with the use of a spectrometer.
It was calculated that Gliese D & G were in that perfect not-too-hot, not-too-cold Goldilocks zone, just the ideal distance away from the star to be able to support life, and in fact, some astronomers are 100% certain that they do.
“I would say that my own personal feeling is that the chance of life on this planet are 100%. I have almost no doubt about it.” – Astronomy Professor Steven S. Vogt, University of California, co-discoverer of Gliese 581G
A massive campaign went into beaming a message from Earth to the Gliese system, including over 500 messages selected from over half a million entires, using the RT-70 radar telescope of Ukraine’s National Space Agency.
Shortly after, the existence of these planets was brought into question when the spectrometer method was thought to be flawed, but a new study headed by Dr. Anglada and the Queen Mary University of London, has verified that the original findings were correct.
Could this actually be our closest life supporting neighbor…only 20 light years away?…if so…what might life there be like?
National Science Foundation
Lynette Cook, NSF
Digital Sky Survey / ESO
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