Friday, October 29, 2010

Alien Speech? Found in NASA's Saturn Radio Signal

Time Traveller in 1928 ?

In October 2010, Northern Irish filmmaker George Clarke uploaded a video clip entitled "Chaplins Time Traveler" to YouTube. The clip analyzes bonus material in a DVD of the Charlie Chaplin film The Circus. Included in the DVD are footage from the film's Los Angeles premier at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in 1928.

At one point, a woman is seen walking by, talking into a device that Clarke said appeared to be a cell phone. Clarke concluded that the woman was a time traveler.

The truth ?

The clip received millions of hits and became an Internet meme. Nicholas Jackson, associate editor for The Atlantic, said the device was either a Siemens or Western Electric brand hearing aid. Philip Skroska, an archivist at the Bernard Becker Medical Library of Washington University in St. Louis, thought that the woman might have been holding a rectangular-shaped ear trumpet. New York Daily News writer Michael Sheridan said the device was probably an early hearing aid, perhaps manufactured by Acousticon.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Scientists Report Most Earth-like Planet Ever (29/9/2010)

A team of planet hunters led by astronomers at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has announced the discovery of a planet orbiting a nearby star, Gliese 581, at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star's "habitable zone." This would be the most Earth-like exoplanet and the first truly habitable one yet discovered. The research was supported by grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation. "Goldilocks" refers to an exoplanet whose temperatures are "not too cold, not too hot, but just right" to maintain water and support Earth-like life.

Note : The most distant space probe, Voyager 1, was about 14 light-hours away from Earth as of 9 March 2007 (2007 -03-09)[update]. It took that space probe 30 years to cover that distance,[18] and will take over 18,000 years to reach one light-year at the same speed.