Thursday, February 27, 2014

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds




February 26, 2014

RELEASE 14-059

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds

NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.
Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth. This discovery marks a significant increase in the number of known small-sized planets more akin to Earth than previously identified exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system.
"The Kepler team continues to amaze and excite us with their planet hunting results," said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. "That these new planets and solar systems look somewhat like our own, portends a great future when we have the James Webb Space Telescope in space to characterize the new worlds.”
Since the discovery of the first planets outside our solar system roughly two decades ago, verification has been a laborious planet-by-planet process. Now, scientists have a statistical technique that can be applied to many planets at once when they are found in systems that harbor more than one planet around the same star.
To verify this bounty of planets, a research team co-led by Jack Lissauer, planetary scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., analyzed stars with more than one potential planet, all of which were detected in the first two years of Kepler's observations -- May 2009 to March 2011.
The research team used a technique called verification by multiplicity, which relies in part on the logic of probability. Kepler observes 150,000 stars, and has found a few thousand of those to have planet candidates. If the candidates were randomly distributed among Kepler's stars, only a handful would have more than one planet candidate. However, Kepler observed hundreds of stars that have multiple planet candidates. Through a careful study of this sample, these 715 new planets were verified.
This method can be likened to the behavior we know of lions and lionesses. In our imaginary savannah, the lions are the Kepler stars and the lionesses are the planet candidates. The lionesses would sometimes be observed grouped together whereas lions tend to roam on their own. If you see two lions it could be a lion and a lioness or it could be two lions. But if more than two large felines are gathered, then it is very likely to be a lion and his pride. Thus, through multiplicity the lioness can be reliably identified in much the same way multiple planet candidates can be found around the same star.
"Four years ago, Kepler began a string of announcements of first hundreds, then thousands, of planet candidates --but they were only candidate worlds," said Lissauer. "We've now developed a process to verify multiple planet candidates in bulk to deliver planets wholesale, and have used it to unveil a veritable bonanza of new worlds."
These multiple-planet systems are fertile grounds for studying individual planets and the configuration of planetary neighborhoods. This provides clues to planet formation.
Four of these new planets are less than 2.5 times the size of Earth and orbit in their sun's habitable zone, defined as the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet may be suitable for life-giving liquid water.
One of these new habitable zone planets, called Kepler-296f, orbits a star half the size and 5 percent as bright as our sun. Kepler-296f is twice the size of Earth, but scientists do not know whether the planet is a gaseous world, with a thick hydrogen-helium envelope, or it is a water world surrounded by a deep ocean.
"From this study we learn planets in these multi-systems are small and their orbits are flat and circular -- resembling pancakes -- not your classical view of an atom," said Jason Rowe, research scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., and co-leader of the research. "The more we explore the more we find familiar traces of ourselves amongst the stars that remind us of home."
This latest discovery brings the confirmed count of planets outside our solar system to nearly 1,700. As we continue to reach toward the stars, each discovery brings us one step closer to a more accurate understanding of our place in the galaxy.
Launched in March 2009, Kepler is the first NASA mission to find potentially habitable Earth-size planets. Discoveries include more than 3,600 planet candidates, of which 961 have been verified as bona-fide worlds.
The findings papers will be published March 10 in The Astrophysical Journal and are available for download at:
Ames is responsible for the Kepler mission concept, ground system development, mission operations and science data analysis. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., managed Kepler mission development. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo., developed the Kepler flight system and supports mission operations with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore archives, hosts and distributes Kepler science data. Kepler is NASA's 10th Discovery Mission and was funded by the agency's Science Mission Directorate.
For more information about the Kepler space telescope, visit:
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J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-5241
j.d.harrington@nasa.gov
Michele Johnson
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650-604-6982
michele.johnson@nasa.gov

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winter Un-X News Mag is here!

Un-X News Magazine Winter 2014

40 pages, published 2/23/2014
Exclusive article by Dr. Roger Leir "The Smoking Gun," with never before seen photos of alien implants and surgical procedures; The Conneciton Between Crop Circles, UFOs and Free Energy by Patty Greer, The Imperative of Consiousness by Dr Steven Greer, Sinholes, Ball of Light in Kentucky, Erie Sounds, Tiny UFO and much more in this 40-page issue! 
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Friday, February 21, 2014

NASA scientist has proof of extraterrestrial life

NASA scientist has proof of extraterrestrial life

In an interview with Lee Spiegel from the Huffington Post, Richard Hoover, who worked for NASA as an astrobiologist for 46 years, claims to have found “the remains of life forms that are absolutely conclusively extraterrestrial.” 
In the article released on February 19, Richard Hoover claims that his scientific research on meteorites proves the existence of microbial extraterrestrial life, and that it has been systematically ignored by NASA administrators.
Once again, NASA is a part of the cover-up. 
Article: 

http://www.examiner.com/article/nasa-scientist-claims-conclusive-proof-of-extraterrestrial-life

Listing of UFO and Paranormal Conferences in 2014

This is the most current listing of conferences submitted to Un-X News Magazine. To submit a listing, please visit www.unxnews.com for guidelines and pricing.  

March 22, 2014 Texas Paranormal Unity Fest
Sommervel County Expo Center
Glen Rose, TX
Speakers, workshops, vendors, investigations, gallery charit auction, raffles, and live entertainment.  Rosalyn Bown, Dakota Lawrence, Jason Mcleod, Larry Flaxman, Ken Gerhard, George Lopez, Mike Mcaskill  and more. Sponsored by www.theghosthunterstore.com

April 3-7 Southwest UFO Discovery Tour with Stanton Freidman
Five-day tour to New Mexico includes 4 nights in hotels, most meals, transportation, professional tour director.  Visiting the Los Alamos & Trinity Site and the Roswell UFO Museum, original sites of the 1947 incident, tour Roswell Army Air Field military base, and more. 
Website: www.alpineventure.com
Phone: 888-991-6718
April 11-13, 2014 Ozark UFO Conference
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, AR. 
Website: ozarkufoconfrence.com
Film premiers of “Hidden Hand”  and “Zipper”
Speakers:
Haktan Akdogan (Turkish UFO researcher), Delores Cannon (author, regressionist), Linda Moulton Howe (Investigative reporter), George Noory (Radio talk show host), Antonio Paris (Former U.S. Counterintelligence Officer), Nick Pope (former UK Ministry of Defense), Tony Cataldo and Ines Ramero, Travis Walton, Sherry Wilde
April 26, 2014 Eerie UFO Conference
Erie Bayfront Convention Center
9:00 am—7:00 pm
Speakers: Reve Swope, John Ventre, Travis Walton, Richard Dolan, Michael Lee Hill
Website: www.mufonpa.com
May 2-4, 2014 Evidence in the Skies
StarworksUSA UFO Symposium

Clarion Inn Hotel and Waterford Conference Center
Elmhurst, Illinois
Website: www.starworksusa.com
E-mail: expo@starworksusa.com
Phone: 606-415-3900
Skywatch on May 3
Film: “I Know What I Saw” with director James Fox
Speakers: Jennifer stein, Cheryll Jones, Esen Sekerkarar, Paola Harris, Lee Speigel, James Fox, Sam Maranto, Scott Colborn
May 16-18, 2014 Creature Weekend
Five prominent bigfoot researchers will be convening at Creature Weekend in May; the presenters include Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Bill Munns, John Mionczynski, Tim Stover and Doug Waller. Dr. Meldrum is a Professor of Anthropology at Idaho State University, the author of “Bigfoot: Legend Meets Science” and a prominent researcher featured in various bigfoot documentaries.   He will be joined by Bill Munns, a Hollywood special effects expert who has studied and scrutinized the famous Patterson Gimlin film. Bill will be bringing to light new revelations about the famous bigfoot film taken at Bluff Creek, California in 1967 as well as enlightening the audience with a special presentation on the “Science of Hoaxing and Hoax Detection”. Tim Stover is a bigfoot researcher from Ohio who will be sharing some selected pieces of evidence he has collected while doing research in Ohio. Doug Waller, the Director of the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation, will be sharing the latest eyewitness reports of bigfoot activity in Southeastern Ohio. For more information and to order tickets visit http://www.creatureweekend.com/
June 28, 2014 Esoterica 2014
Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS, UK
Website: www.esoteriaconference.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/esoteriaconference
Esoteria 2014 is a cutting edge annual conference which sets out to explore a range of topics - including metaphysics, spirituality, UFO's, earth mysteries and conspiracies. The event aims to increase awareness of alternative subjects, but needless to say we hope you will find the day enjoyable too!
Speakers: Alan Foster (UFOlogy and Non-Normal Reality), Tony Wright (Journey to the Edge of the Human Mind), Andrew Johnson (Secrets of the Solar System). Neil Sanders (Dark Arts of Mind Control), Dave Hodrien (Extraterrestrial Reality)
July 18-20, 2014 Philadelphia Area MUFON Conference
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Register at www.mufon.com
Speakers; George Knapp, Gen Hansen, Bill Birnes, Lee Spiegel, John Ventre, Dr. Lynne Kitei, James Fox, Stanton Friedman, Roger Marsh, Stephen Bassett, Linda Moulton Howe.  Q&A Lunch with speakers. 
August 16—17, 2014 UFO Truth Magazine Conference
Holmfirth Civic Hall, Holmfirth, UK
b heseltinegery@hotmail.com
Website: ufotruthmagazine.co.uk
September 12-14, 2014 Scare Fest
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky
Sponsored by Ghost Chasers International
November 8, 2014 Pittsburgh UFO Conference
Website: www.mufonpa.com
Speakers: Antonio Paris, John Ventre, Derrel Sims, Nick Redfern, Fred Saluga and Brian Seech. Tickets are WILL-CALL.
Autumn 2014
The spirits, shadows, and secrets international symposium
Edinburgh, Scotland
Visit the website for more information.
www.spirtsandshadows.com

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Erie sound coming from the One World Trade Center




A strange two-toned sound can be heard coming from the new building when it is very windy. Apparently, this started during construction and is still happening today.  The Port Authority is aware of the sound, which New Yorkers have heard for over a year now.

It has been described as haunting, moaning, and chilling by witnesses.

The sounds are similar to the unexplained harmonic tones heard around the world for the past three years.

The topic was covered by Fox news correspondent Rick Leaventhal and the video is available on You Tube under “Eerie Sound Heard Coming From One World Trade Center.”