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Meet Earth’s Cousin: The Newly Discovered Kepler-452B

As you’re probably well aware, a few hours ago, NASA and SETI announced the discovery of Earth’s “older, bigger cousin”. Called Kepler-452b, it’s the first almost-Earth-sized planet that’s been found in the habitable zone of a star very similar to our Sun, and the Internet is kind of freaking out about it.

During the briefing, the scientists also announced the discovery of 11 other habitable planet candidates, so what’s so special about Kepler-452b? Well, we’re glad you asked, because there’s quite a lot. For starters, this is our best candidate so far for an ‘Earth 2.0’, and it could also be the ideal place to look for extraterrestrial life.

Could Earth's cousin be our first point of contact with ET's?
Could Earth’s cousin be our first point of contact with ET’s?

Here’s everything we know so far:

  • Kepler-452b is orbiting a star called Kepler-452, located 1,400 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation of the Milky Way.
  • The planet is 1.6 times bigger than Earth.
  • Earlier research shows that planets of this size “have a good chance” of being rocky, just like Earth.
  • Kepler-452b is orbiting a G2-type star, like our Sun.
  • The planet is in the habitable zone, which means that it’s far enough away from its sun that its water won’t evaporate, but close enough so that it won’t freeze.
  • A year on Kepler-452b lasts 385 days, so the planet is only 5 percent further from its star than Earth is from the Sun.
  • The planet is likely to have an atmosphere, lots of clouds, and possibly active volcanoes.
  • Its parent star Kepler-452 is 6 billion years old (1.5 billion years older than our Sun).
  • Kepler-452 has the same temperature, and is 20 percent brighter, and 10 percent larger in diameter than our Sun.
  • Because it’s orbiting a larger star, it’s likely to be slightly warmer than Earth.nasa

All of this is pretty damn exciting when you consider the fact that NASA has spent decades searching for a potential new home for humanity, but some of these points are worth highlighting further.

For starters, the fact that Kepler-452b is orbiting a G2-type star is hugely important, because all the other Earth-sized planets that we’ve found so far are orbiting stars that are cooler and smaller than our Sun.

And then there’s the age of its star, which is 1.5 billion years older than our Sun, meaning it’s had a lot longer for any potential life to evolve.

“It’s awe-inspiring to consider that this planet has spent 6 billion years in the habitable zone of its star; longer than Earth,” Kepler’s lead data analyst, John Jenkins, said in a press release. “That’s substantial opportunity for life to arise, should all the necessary ingredients and conditions for life exist on this planet.”Kepler425b

We should step in here and make it clear that we still know very little about Kepler-452b, and have no way of saying for sure whether it’s habitable at this point. The planet was discovered the same way that pretty much all exoplanets are – by the Kepler spacecraft monitoring the slight ‘dip’ in the brightness of its star as it passed in front of it.

This has been followed up with ground-based observations from telescopes in the US, which is why we know so much about the brightness of the planet’s host star, and the potential nature of the planet. The results have been submitted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal.

But given the fact that Kepler-452b 1,400 light-years away, we’re going to need much stronger telescopes than we have right now to actually see the planet, and get some insight into what’s going on there. And fortunately, we’re about to get one that will be perfect for the job – the James Webb Telescope.

The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in October 2018, and will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble, making it capable of seeing events that happened in the Universe 13.5 billion years ago.

During the briefing, NASA explained that it plans to use the telescope to perform an atmospheric analysis of Kepler-452b, providing us with some important information on just how habitable it really is. And we’re so damn excited to see those results.

In the meantime, I guess we should work on figuring out how we might be able to get to our potential new home. Warp drive, anyone?

While we may not yet know enough to say whether Kepler-452b is habitable or not, we’ll leave you with this NASA gif, which perfectly sums up why this news is worth getting a little hyped-up over (hint: the green band signifies the habitable zone).

Original Source: Science Alert

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Personally I can’t help but wonder, if let’s say humanity had another chance (apart from the million previous ones), with the knowledge and technology of today, a “reset” on Earth’s ecosystem, would we make the same mistakes or not? Or would we start afresh to create a new reality where Love and Unity would prevail? Would this new world help us “cure” poverty,hunger, war on a collective level? Would it help us anchor the new paradigm shift?

Let us know in the comment section bellow!

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light.

George Kleopas

Kryon 2015: What’s Coming (Channeling by Lee Carroll)

This is a message from Kryon for the years to come, a multidimensional being channeled by Lee Carroll, one of the world’s most known channels.

But who is Lee Carroll and how did he become a channeler?

After graduating with a business and economics degree from California Western University in California, Lee Carroll started a technical audio business in San Diego that flourished for 30 years.

As an award winning audio engineer, where does channelling and Indigo children fit into all this? As Lee tells it, Spirit had to hit him “between the eyes” to prove his spiritual experience was real. The year 1989 was the turning point when finally came together, after some years earlier a psychic told him about his spiritual path and then three years later the second unrelated psychic told him the same thing! Both spoke of Kryon… a name that almost nobody had ever heard.

Timidly, the first writings were presented to the metaphysical community in Del Mar, California, and the rest is history – with a total of sixteen metaphysical books being released in a twelve-year span. There are now almost one million Kryon and Indigo books in print in twenty four languages worldwide – The foreign editions represent Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, Italian, Greek, Korean, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Russian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Japanese, Dutch, Finnish, Slovene, Estonian, Indonesian, Portuguese, Romanian and Turkish.

Lee and the Kryon team continue to visit other countries up to six times a year with very large audiences.

Lee and his spiritual partner, Jan Tober, started the “Kryon light groups” in Del Mar in 1991 and quickly moved from a living room setting to a Del Mar church. The Kryon organization now hosts meetings all over the globe with audiences of up to 3,000 people. In the beginnings of the Internet, Kryon had the largest consistent New Age folder in the history of America Online. Now, you are looking at the Kryon web site with a multitude of interesting pages and a registry of over 20,000 visits a day to the front page alone. Also on this website is a a FREE AUDIO PAGE where you can listen or download over 100 hours of free MP3 audio of past and current channellings.

In 1995, Lee was asked to present Kryon at the United Nations (U.N.) in New York City before a U.N.- chartered group known as the Society for Enlightenment and Transformation (S.E.A.T.). The meeting was so well accepted that they were invited back six more times, in 1996, 1998 then in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009. These meetings are held upstairs in the working areas of the UN building, not far from the General Assembly. Only delegates to the UN and guests of the society may attend.

Lee is the author of twelve Kryon books, and co-author of, The Indigo Children, An Indigo Celebration, The Indigo Children Ten Years Later. (15 books total). The Indigo Child book’s web site is:www.indigochild.com. These Indigo books introduced the world to the term “Indigo Children” in 2000, spawning many follow-up books by various authors, a movie, a documentary, and lots of interest worldwide regarding our changing kids! The Indido books have sold almost half a million copies world-wide in the twenty four languages listed above.

Lee continues to write and travel from his home in San Diego, living with his wife Patricia and his Maltese dogs, Angel-Mini, Violet, Holly, and his Conure-bird, Verde.

UPDATE: July 2012:

During a trip to McCaysville, Georgia, at Delphi Metaphysical University, Lee was surprized with anhonorary doctorate degree of Science, Transpersonal Psychology, & Metaphysics! The award indicated:“For his extraordinary contributions of love, wisdom, and spiritual understanding.”

Lee Carroll Ph.D. (hon)

Thank you for watching,

Love and Light,

George Kleopas