Astronomers say they’ve spotted lonesome planet without a sun

A friend sent this article and I had just posted some thoughts on how the Next Level could drag/bring a planet to a specific location to set it in motion as a part of a solar system the way humans put satellites in orbit. I’m not saying this is what this is but it is a curiosity for sure.

Astronomers say they’ve spotted lonesome planet without a sun
Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News
Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:39 PM ET
Image: PSO J318.5-22.
V. Ch. Quetz / MPIA
An artist’s conception shows the planetary-mass object PSO J318.5-22.
Eighty light-years from Earth, there’s a world that’s just six times more massive than Jupiter, floating all alone without a sun to keep it warm, astronomers reported Wednesday.
Such free-floaters have been reported before, but in the past, it hasn’t always been clear whether these were orphaned planets or failed stars. This time, the scientists say they’re sure it’s a planet.
“We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this,” team leader Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa said in a news release. “It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone. I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”
The heat signature of the world, known as PSO J318.5-22, was identified by the Pan-STARRS 1 wide-field survey telescope on Haleakala, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The light coming from the object is about 100 billion times fainter in optical wavelengths than the planet Venus. Most of its energy is emitted in infrared wavelengths.
In a report being published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, Liu and his colleagues said the object has properties similar to those of gas-giant planets found orbiting young stars.
Past reports of “rogue planets” have been murky, due to the fact that it can be hard to discriminate between large planets and a class of failed stars known as brown dwarfs. Some astronomers insist on a definition of planets that would apply only to objects that form around stars. They’d prefer to call objects like PSO J318.5-22 “planetary-mass objects,” or planemos for short.
PSO J318.5-22 was discovered while the researchers was combing through data from Pan-STARRS 1 for readings from brown dwarfs. Brown dwarfs are typically faint and red, but Liu and his colleagues said PSO J318.5-22 stood out because it was redder than the reddest known brown dwarfs.
Image: PSO J318.5-22
N. Metcalfe & Pan-STARRS 1 Science Consortium
A multicolor image from the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope shows the free-floating planet PSO J318.5-22, in the constellation of Capricornus.
They followed up with observations using the Gemini North Telescope and the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility telescopes on the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, and concluded that its infrared signature was more consistent with a young planetary-mass object. The science team also monitored the object for two years using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, to determine its direction of motion and its distance from Earth. That’s how they figured out it was 80 light-years away.
The team concluded that PSO J318.5-22 is associated with a collection of young stars called the Beta Pictoris moving group, which formed about 12 million years ago. The best-known star in that group, Beta Pictoris, is known to harbor a gas-giant planet that’s about eight times as massive as Jupiter.
Gravitational perturbations may have kicked PSO J318.5-22 out of its planetary cradle soon after it was born, or it may have been formed by a different method. Either way, Niall Deacon of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany, a co-author of the study, said PSO J318.5-22 should help scientists get a better understanding of other planets that aren’t quite as lonely.
“Planets found by direct imaging are incredibly hard to study, since they are right next to their much brighter host stars,” Deacon said in the news release. “PSO J318.5-22 is not orbiting a star, so it will be much easier for us to study. It is going to provide a wonderful view into the inner workings of gas-giant planets like Jupiter shortly after their birth.”
More about free-floating planets:
‘Orphan’ planet found near Earth
Billions of stars capture rogue planets
Was giant planet kicked out of our solar system?
In addition to Liu and Deacon, authors of “The Extremely Red, Young L Dwarf PSO J318-22: A Free-Floating Planetary-Mass Analog to Directly Imaged Young Gas-Giant Planets” include Eugene Magnier, Katelyn Allers, Trent Dupuy, Michael Kotson, Kimberly Aller, W.S. Burgett, K.C. Chambers, P.W. Draper, K.W. Hodapp, R. Jedicke, R.-P. Kudritzki, N. Metcalfe, J.S. Morgan, N. Kaiser, P.A. Price, J.L. Tonry and R.J. Wainscoat.
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7 Responses to “Astronomers say they’ve spotted lonesome planet without a sun”

  1. tmmody Says:

    From what I know that is a a failed star… if it was just a bit heavier it would have become a star. I bet it has moons which would be the equiv of planets in a solar like system. That or it has a twin that we can’t see — binarysystems seem to be the norm.

    I can only imagine what all the nuts are gleaning from this finding. Probably that the end is near… and that it is bigfoot’s home planet, etc.

    Hey… here’s one for ya: have you ever heard of bible codes? They have computer programs to interpret them… Sherry Shriner is a type of cult leader — she uses “bible codes” to hype all this crazy stuff. She says Obama is an android.

    Google her and listen: just another flavor of the same outlandish stuff you’re wasting your time on. I know that if she said she were Me or Fa or La or Re that tons of people would believe her.

    She’s in it for the money though… one thing you can say about Do and Ti: they weren’t motivated by money. I think they were just trying to find their space.

  2. tmmody Says:

    Hey Sawyer!

    Have you read much about the Solar Temple folks? Like HG and Scientology, the Solar Temple was a UFO cult… in their mythology, they were going to Sirius when they died. What do you think of that? That’s a pretty definite destination. You folks were going to anyplace specific, though… I think just travelling around in Ti’s spaceship. Or was there a specific location?

    Mormonism is somewhat space oriented in that eventually couples will each get a planet to populate with “space babies” — and the couple will be the god of that planet. That’s why mormons are intolerant of same sex marriage — it thwarts the space baby centerpiece of their religion.

    Scientology refers to Xenu an evil intergalactic overload who imprisoned souls in volcanoes in Hawaii. It is these souls that haunt humans and that humans have to rid themselves of.

    Do you have a favorite ufo centric cult? Besides hg of course.

    Peace to you!

  3. tmmody Says:

    Sawyer… I forgot one… Raelism. It was started a year before yours started… 1974…

    It sounds a lot like yours — they call TELAHs “the Elohim”. Plus, there are 65,000 of them… they believe in sex and sensuality… volunteerism and sensuality.

    Just think — if you would have been around at the beginning, you’d be hanging with thousands of homies… having hot porn star sex all the time and volunteering and doing good deeds!

    They are anti-catholic… they don’t have to look like spock — they believe in the “topless rights of women”! From the pics I’ve viewed, they are generally hot!

    You could probably still join… you may be able to become a higher up in their clergy because of your outer space experience — measuring salt in the nutralab and stuff.

    Here is a link to a “love hug” fest in Seoul…

    Are ya kicking yourself? Missed it by one year. Heck, I would join if I wasn’t married… I bet there are a lot of them in CA.


    • sawyer Says:

      You know I think that  bible code stuff is another huge distraction from what’s being communicated by what’s been written by some, but on the other hand whose to say that they  can’t find something mathematical in language and patterns. If you boiled down works to their sounds, we are talking frequencies – cycles per second – math, so in a true sense one can find whatever they want to look hard enough for. Take the higgs boson or bison or bothersome particle – can one imagine how seeing one particle for less than a second in their 100 million dollar or more accellerators proves itself the missing link in their math formulas and that’s celebratory? But then who knows for sure what they found, fact or fiction and they  give themselves prizes and pats on the back while they don’t even KNOW that we are all surrounded and influenced by thousands of invisible entities that were known about in every culture for at least thousands of years, that have even been scientifically documented, but put on the shelf by many academics as quack science.   It’s always this way. Look at you searching for whatever you can find to explain away something without really digging. You can face it if you choose, but the facts are that on many fronts we just DON’T KNOW.

      • TMMODY Says:

        Actually! It is very neat when mathematics can actually predict what we see — it doesn’t necessarily mean that we are right — it will take tons more research… but it may say that we might be right…

        That’s one thing I like about string theory — it may seem counter-intuitive to believe that matter at its core is not a particle — but a string that vibrates in 11 dimensions.

        We don’t know if it is true — and may never know — but you know what? It makes the math easier… if you make the string assumption, then suddenly the math pretty much solves itself.

        Which is elegant… and is something that science likes: simplicity.

        Which is why I mention Occam’s Razor so much… there is a certain “taste test” that helps to guide science… the pre-copernican theory of the motion of heavenly objects was just too complicated… oy veh!!! And copernicus thought that it was just too complicated to possibly be true — so he changed some of his assumptions and lo… he was right. Although at the time he may have doubted he was right. The point is that generally speaking, the simplest answer is probably the right one.

        HG just can’t possibly be true — it walks like a made-up cult, it quacks like a made-up cult, it waddles like a made-up cult — plus, I don’t have to really step out too far out on a limb to say: it is just another made up cult… just like the raelians, just like the solar temple, just like shim ryoko, just like _______ (fill in thousands of blanks of cults just like exactly like yours).

        YOurs has even less relevance because 99% of the members committed suicide sort of leaving you to be the chump. And because of that, you have closed your mind to everything… to everything… family, sex, drugs, music, great food, intelligent conversation, learning, teaching… just everything.

        Math predicted the existence of the higgs. I had a friend working at fermilab in the ’80s and I remember him talking about it… and lo and behold, they’ve found evidence of the Higgs-Boson.

        If do and ti wanted you to be of use on a spaceship, they would have taught you advanced physics instead of watching you measure salt in the nutralab. Get it?

        Now go get “A Universe From Nothing” by Lawrence Krauss… it is beautiful and talks about things that are possible… not just stuff made up by a music teacher closet-case and a nurse.

  4. TMMODY Says:

    uhh, if by “we are all surrounded and influenced by thousands of invisible entities” you mean atoms… then I second that brother…

    But if you mean invisible space aliens… show me the proof… and by proof, I mean concrete incontrovertible proof… not what some fictional Zeus wrote on a donkey’s bunghole.

    • sawyer Says:

      I like this kind of post as it serves us well to look at these apparent similarities in that they all are like you say, “ufo centric” though in reality that would be like saying humans are automobile centric. However, it’s no coincidence that ALL the religions and like you say mythologies have otherworldly characteristics as all of them are the result of a disinformation campaign by human equivalent beings from non-earth origins who were allowed to come to the Earth vicinity by the Creator Beings Ti and Do termed the organization (kingdom) that is evolutionarily a Level Above Human.   So what are the main differences between the ones you mentioned and Ti and Do’s literal heaven’s gate keepers, you ask:   Here’s a partial list:    All the human and space alien stimulated organizations involve children or babies, what Do called “urchins” at one point because of how they by design take, take, take and don’t give – again natural to all animal species, that is until they are given the seeds of Next Level behavior and ways that is the opposite model, and the reason upcoming students NEED to learn and even value and enjoy, “giving, giving, giving”, with the initial training for takes place while in the human condition.   Also:   – they all involved families, families could join and remain families - they all regularily look for new members – I doubt they ever told members to leave because the leaders didn’t think they could keep up – I doubt they ever paid members $1000.00 or anything to leave – I doubt they have all forfeited their sexuality of mind and body with the only minor sensory stimulus being designed by the teachers, speaking of occasional sweet treats, trips to the movies, etc.  – I doubt any have given their will to the leaders – I’d bet there are scandals with all the leaders – I’d bet they all show profiteering motivations in their organizations – I’d bet they all have symbolic rituals on a regular basis that have strictly representative value – I doubt any left behind their past so that they no longer communicate with relatives, no longer climb their career ladders – I’d bet none promote androgyny – all who killed themselves also evidenced obvious murders – I’d bet all pick and choose from a tiny few Jesus records to support their causes and/or morpf the challenging quotes into the format we can easily see in parallel with commonly agreed upon mythologies, roman, greek, Egyptian, etc. – I’d bet none of them fulfill dozens of Jesus prophecies or moreorless countless Jesus and Old Testament prophet, prophecies that show full progressive evolution of mind and behavior and ways consistant with the records also written by Moses alongside all of the rules and regulations of Moses, with explanations that are not mystical. – I bet all are in bed with academia, intellectualism, spiritualism, multinationalism and with corporate ties to building their organizations. – I doubt the leaders maintained 100% what they expected of students   I could go on and on and on, on all the many differences that they ALL have when compared to Ti and Do’s direction and of course there will be similarities as well as the space aliens, even the ones spawned on Earth from pre our current civilization initially got everything the same way’s humans on Earth have, from the Next Level who designed and developed all the science behind the total reality.   So what is perfectly clear to anyone not afraid of considering it is that of ALL the groups in history all over the worlds, Ti and Do’s group were the least human because all these points moreorless outline what it means to be human, which is what Ti and Do were preparing their crew to be…Above and Beyond Human in every way so they could start over in a totally new environment without dragging all their primitive ways with them that would do nothing but interfere with their very involved operations to design and develop all the elements and all the life support systems and environmental systems, each time improving upon the last design od infinitum while humans sit around and look down on them.

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