Friday, April 18, 2014

Strange Lights of Mars & Exoplanet humdrum.

Mysterious Mars light was never seen before
gives always a likely explanation by
Curiosity Rover Image April 2nd.
The Scientific community has been abuzz with the latest images by Curiosity Rover  from Mars that shows a 'mysterious' light in the far distance that looks artificial . It caught my eye , is interesting to theorize what it is is , but it looks rather uncanny , and  any scientific  defining as far as explanations . I thought I blog a post about a some major discoveries in the astronomical field in regards to newly discovered worlds beyond Earth's solar system as well .  This might be my longest  blog post , and it might have to take some time to write . I want to write some stuff on the Mars lights as well as get to the bottom of news media announcements that earth-like planets have been discovered . I believe that the exo-planets are real , there is no way to challenge that  over 1000 worlds that were discovered over the last decade  through various scientific means . As well as the Kepler telescope which has found a vast majority of them using the transit method . I just want to challenge the fact that what has been deemed earth-like by scientists may be completely wrong . Case in point as "reported"   Kepler-186f  circles a red dwarf star 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. The planet is about 10 percent larger than Earth. The MARS LIGHT's story is vary intriguing , Although the pictures taken by the Curiosity rover on April 2 and 3, which showed a bright flash are believed to be the proof that there is life on the Red Planet, NASA has cleared the air when stating that the Mars mystery light is commonplace and occurs almost on a weekly basis. The NASA response is that it always happens . Not true , no rover in the past or lander has seen any kind of 'lights' in in past images , more the less has anything like it been reported before . But Mars is a alien place that just looks like home. Justin Maki, a NASA imaging scientist said April 8 by email through a spokesman.  "One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun," Maki said in the statement. "When these images were taken each day, the sun was in the same direction as the bright spot, west-northwest from the rover, and relatively low in the sky." Well the explanation for me is hard to except from a NASA expert , first place if you look at the image above it is several miles distance from the Rover that what ever it is is 'reflecting' , it just can't be any light inside of the rover optics . I don't believe it's a UFO as some have already jumped the wagon . This might be *** MARS's St ELMO's FIRE . The atmosphere of Mars might be producing some kind of effect . I find it odd that NASA didn't include any ## natural phenomenon in their list of possibilities. There are thermal decomposition's of chemicals that occur naturally that result in flashes of light. Because the notion that it might be a natural phenomenon was not included in their list of possible explanations. I often wonder if it could be Methane gas erupting from the surface ? or a glint of water vapor escaping from under the Martian soil , which evaporates in the thin atmosphere  .  Want to look for signs of life on Mars? One way is to look for methane. Methane is a gas produced by living things, like bacteria. Even tiny amounts of methane on Mars could mean something is alive and well! Let's say scientists send their special spectrometer to Mars as part of a lander or rover mission. The scientists know that methane—and only methane—absorbs a certain wavelength of light. So, like tuning in a radio station, they "tune" their laser spectrometer to that exact wavelength. The spectrometer's laser beam aims at a distant rock, zipping through the Martian air, bouncing off the rock, and shining back into the spectrometer's "eye." If the returning laser light is weaker, it can only mean that methane in the Martian air has absorbed some of the energy. And how much energy has been absorbed tells how much methane is present. Methane also is a vary explosive kind of gas , if it is under the Martian soil frozen  ,and it come into contact with H20 , even in vapor form it could produce a light show .


Being Hailed as the most ^^ EARTH-LIKE planet.  I have my sincere doubts . While it's interesting to note that the planet is 10 times larger than earth its being called a water world already with no images of this world . Here is what the news media reported :
 The star's outermost planet, designated Kepler-186f, receives about one-third the radiation from its parent star as Earth gets from the sun, meaning that high noon on this world would be roughly akin to Earth an hour before sunset, said astronomer Thomas Barclay from NASA's Ames Research Center. The planet is the right distance from its host star for water - if any exists - to be liquid on the surface, a condition that scientists suspect is necessary for life. Several years ago we have heard that a new class of planets were discovered called  Super -Earths , Kepler 186f is one of  many of them that  orbit red dwarf  stars,  that have just 60% of the diameter of the sun . To be precise many of these worlds truly don't look like any view of our blue marble.Scientists although filled with enthusiasm can as well make embarrassing statements the last "earth-like" worlds that were found were later shown to be inhospitable , some having thick atmospheres , hellish surface conditions since,  some them have orbits that either too close to their host star , and even if the Goldilocks zone is closer to the star in case of red dwarf stars . These planets are probably more exposed to dangerous forms of radiation not found in our solar system .  One scientist said "This planet is an Earth cousin, not an Earth twin," said Mr Barclay, who is among a team of scientists reporting on the discovery in the journal Science this week.  Another issue is the use of the word Earth-like verses Terran .An earth-like world should have a diameter no larger than our Earth  ( 1.1 ) I am sure that other earths are there , but we have not ACTUALLY found any , even by simple measurements , we don't call the planet @ Venus  " earth-like" because we know what conditions are on the surface , but rather we use the word terrestrial to describe it . We should not mislead the public that we have found new earths when they are NOT even any proof of them being habitual .


*** St. Elmo's fire (also St. Elmo's light[1][2]) is a weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by acoronal discharge from a sharp or pointed object in a strong electric field in the atmosphere (such as those generated by thunderstorms or created by a volcanic eruption). The nitrogen and oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere cause St. Elmo's fire to fluoresce with blue or violet light; this is similar to the mechanism that causesneon lights to glow.[7] Conditions that can generate St.Elmo's fire are present during thunderstorms, when high voltage differentials are present between clouds and the ground underneath. Air molecules glow owing to the effects of such voltage, producing St. Elmo's fire. ^^ Earth-like is a word scientists have to re-classify , in STAR TREK we hear the term " Class M Planet."  should be used to describe different types of new worlds . The planet was found via transit, and it is officially known as Kepler-186f. The name is because it was identified using the Kepler orbiting observatory, while the “f” means it is the fifth planet out from the star. (The star itself is labeled “a,” its first planet “b,” and so forth.) Kepler-186f is about 11 percent larger than Earth in diameter, which means it has nearly 25% more surface area. Kepler-186f is more like our bigger sister than our twin. ## Any natural phenomenon besides dust devils often seen on Mars could also explain the light in the image , but that has to be investigated . @ The Planet Venus , Venus and Earth are often called twins because they are similar in size, mass, density, composition and gravity. However, the similarities end there. [Photos: Venus, the Mysterious Planet Next DoorVenus is the hottest world in the solar system. Although Venus is not the planet closest to the sun, its dense atmosphere traps heat in a runaway version of the greenhouse effect that warms Earth. As a result, temperatures on Venusreach 870 degrees F (465 degrees C), more than hot enough to melt lead. Probes that scientists have landed there have survived only a few hours before getting destroyed.

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