Earthlike Planet Gliese 581 g: Media Detected Mysterious Signals from Aliens
October 1, 2010 15 Comments
An astronomer picked up a mysterious pulse of light coming from the direction of the newly discovered Earth-like planet almost two years ago, it has emerged. Dr Ragbir Bhathal, a scientist at the University of Western Sydney, picked up the odd signal in December 2008, long before it was announced that the star Gliese581 has habitable planets in orbit around it. A member of the Australian chapter of SETI, the organisation that looks for communication from distant planets, Dr Bhathal had been sweeping the skies when he discovered a ‘suspicious’ signal from an area of the galaxy that holds the newly-discovered Gliese 581g. The remarkable coincidence adds another layer of mystery to the announcement last night that scientists had discovered another planet in the system: Gliese 581g- the most Earth-like planet ever found.
Don’t get shocked! This is exactly what a news headline published at DailyMail was saying. This is the news media which claims to be credible and guaranteed resource for “true” news, who has detected the mysterious signals of advanced aliens thousands of years more advanced than we humans, from a newly discovered earthlike planet ‘GJ 581 g‘ located in constellation Libra. Libra is a home to the star Gliese 581, which has a planetary system consisting of at least 6 planets, including Gliese 581 g, the best candidate planet for human habitability and extra-solar life yet discovered, Gliese 581 c, the first Earth-like extrasolar planet to be found within its parent star’s habitable zone,Gliese 581 d, discovered in 2007 to be another Earth-like planet, and Gliese 581 e, the smallest mass exoplanet orbiting a normal star,both of which are of significance for establishing the likelihood of life outside of the Solar System. Libra has Right ascension15 h, Declination−15°, Quadrant-SQ3 and Area 538 sq. deg.
Whilst the source of that signal was the area of sky marked by a group of six faint stars that create the constellation known as Tucana, the Latin name for the South American toucan bird. This small star cluster,which was designated its name as recently as recently as the late sixteenth century, is visible only in the Southern Hemisphere and the lower latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. This constellation is located in celestial sphere with declination -65deg and quadrant SQ1. (according to AndrewCollins website which seems quite credible).
A member of the Australian chapter of SETI, the organisation that looks for communication from distant planets, Dr Bhathal had been sweeping the skies when he discovered a ‘suspicious’ signal from an area of the galaxy that holds the newly-discovered Gliese 581g.
The remarkable coincidence adds another layer of mystery to the announcement last night that scientists had discovered another planet in the system: Gliese 581g – the most Earth-like planet ever found.
After the lights go out in the Campbelltown area, the skies have been systematically scanned by OZ OSETI observatory for any unusual laser-like flashes. For eight years nothing was picked up, but then finally, in December last year, the team found what they were looking for – a totally unidentified burst of laser light that came from an unknown source in deep space. As Dr Bhathal wrote on the computer print out recording the signal: “Is it ET?”, acknowledging the manner in which the “Wow!” signal was so named back in 1979. I do not know from which area of the Tucana constellation the laser flash detected by Dr Bhathal and his team in December 2008 actually came from. Yet the possibility that it originated from a neutron star might be difficult to rule out.
My friend Douglas Styche of Doug’s Darkworld Blog describes it so accurately:
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the Internet is changing society and people, and I’ve not been reassured. Other people have been thinking along the same lines: How the Internet is making us stupid and Is Google making us stupid? Both articles basically make the same case, that the Internet is promoting shallow thinking and multi-tasking over deep thinking and contemplation. And our brains are changing as we spend time online, reinforcing these changes. The second article makes the point that this isn’t the first time this happened. When public education was invented and writing became popular, scholars and thinkers bemoaned that people would become lazy thinkers and forgetful. When the printing press was invented, people had similar concerns, that the printing press would spread shallow garbage and make people less attuned to the great works of the written word. And while there was some truth to these concerns, writing and then the printed word did and do have huge benefits.
No need to tell you that DailyMail is delivering delusive information which have never been analyzed even once. I doubt if Niall Firth who wrote that article, have even tried to get the real information. A lot of misinformation is being delivered to public and they just accept it, without analyzing once whether it could be true?