Astronomers have discovered what they call an "Earth-likeplanet" orbiting a distant star. They feel they are finallygetting close to a possible discovery of alien life. Theyare searching for another relatively small, rocky planetwhere temperatures are neither too hot or too cold for lifeto exist.
Most of the planets we discover are huge, gaseous planetslike Jupiter, because these are easy to see. However, we nowknow that a large outer planet may indicate that there is ahabitable planet in the inner orbit of a solar system,because the large planet absorbs the blows from dangerousasteroids.
The new planet is five times the size of Earth and isunlikely to have life on it, because it's probably coveredwith frozen oceans. So why astronomers so excited? Becausethis discovery shows that it's possible to spot Earth-likeplanets around distant suns, meaning the day may not be toofar off when we will discover alien life.
Art credit: NASA, ESA
Serious scientists say they have contacted ETs throughremote viewing inThe SecretVaults of Time. Don't miss this week'sDreamland,when Whitley explores RV with Stephan A. Schwartz! Also thisweek, subscribers get to hear Glennys McKay talk to Whitleyabout what?s going on with UFOs in Australia. In all theletters fromexperiencers that we've received over the years, we'vealways found that the ones from Australia were the mostwonderful and unusual, and the tales Glennys tells are noexception! Don't miss this:subscribe today.
NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.