Beyond Our Own Solar System, A Stellar Flare Had Tons Of Gas Ejected From A Planet 63 Light Years Away From Us. Earth Is Much Luckier As It Is Not Too Close To The Sun!

C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010 [...

C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010 [Detail] (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)

HD 189733b is a planet which often has found itself to intermittently eject tons of gas each second.  It usually happens when its star, HD 189733A, blasts a powerful X-ray flare at planet HD 189733b.  As now though, it seems that planet HD 189733b does have plenty of gas to spare.  The most recent flare which observed on Sept. 7, 2011 by Swift’s X-ray telescope suggested planet HD 189733b had ejected about 1,000 tons of gas each second.  Anyhow, the video right after the break will explain better than I do in regarding to what had happened to planet HD 189733b.  For your information, if you want to know more about Swift satellite, you can check it out at NASA’s own webpage here.

Afterthought:  I think they call stellar flare as a solar flare of not our own sun but from another star of another solar system.  I guess we can say a stellar flare is any kind of flare that can be categorized to be similar to our own solar flare.


Craziest Idea Of The Day: Hiding Behind A Lifeless Planet Illusion To Evade A Possible Alien Attack

Planets from Venus up to Uranus have diameters...

Planets from Venus up to Uranus have diameters from ten to one hundred million metres. Top row: Uranus (left), Neptune (right); middle row: Earth (left), Sirius B (center), and Venus (right), to scale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes, craziest idea ever would pop into my tiny brain, and no matter how crazy it was I would say wow and would think about sharing it.  Here is one for the day.  Perhaps, one day we might be invaded by the aliens, therefore we should come up with technology that projects earth as a lifeless planet so the aliens would prefer to pass us by for a prettier planet.  Of course, there is no guarantee as alien technology might be able to penetrate all of our illusions.  If the aliens will be real (or are real) and whatever they want to do that might not be so friendly, should we be hiding behind an illusion only?  Of course, such a question is so out of this world, I might be long long gone before several millennia later that someone would even think about asking this question again for real.  Perhaps, never ever such a question will ever have any merit since our universe, alone, is so vast that it is just mind boggling to think one intelligent planet can find another let alone travelling to it.  Nonetheless, whether this question is belonging to science fiction realm or not, I think it’s rather cool just to think of it… so there it is…

A Day To Ponder On A Theory Of Nothing; Forms Of Life Might Exist Everywhere

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Here is a crazy theory of mine, forms of life might exist everywhere.  Let me start with the planets are large!  In fact, planets are gigantic.  Nowadays, we don’t really have to argue that planets are round or flat, because we came to such understanding rather well when the first time us humans had escaped the earth atmosphere and entered a region beyond the influence of earth known as space.  Us humans had seen with our own eyes that the earth wasn’t flat.  Other planets too weren’t flat since we could observe them with telescopes long before we had our first group of humans in space.  The concept of all planets and stars aren’t flat is rather well tested by now, and so there should not be a rejection to this concept unless one is a fool or an ignorant bliss.

As we scale things ever smaller or larger, it is almost as fact that shapes of all sizes of most things prefer to take up some forms of near roundness.  A galaxy composes of countless stars and planets and space rocks of all sizes as a whole has a form of complexity in roundness and not flat.  Not one galaxy but all galaxies are like that.  We can also suspect that the general composition of all galaxies could not appear flat or 2D, but it’s more of the same in regarding to what we have seen as roundness of all things.  Sure, we can cherrypick one in trillion to profess the flatness of things, but the overall complexity of flatness will have to fall short.  Perhaps, the universe itself is closer to round than flat?

One might try to argue that if larger things are almost always somehow preferring the shapes of near roundness, smaller things of the smallest things of all might not be so.  In fact, us humans as now might not know the true shapes of atoms (i.e., things are so small that would not matter to humans’ everyday visualizations).  Instead of knowing for a fact that atoms are round, us humans just simply accept the elements with atomic scale are round.  Us humans forcefully give roundness or near roundness shapes to atomic elements such as electron, photon, and others.  Perhaps, we so wishful of having all things near roundness, the idea might hold true universally.

Let the craziness begins.  Earth spins on its own axis, and so other planets and stars spin on their own axises too.  The experts go as far to have spin on atoms.  The explanations of the atomic spin are rather hard to understand, and so I’m not even worrying about understanding it.  First one of the craziness, how about galaxies spin on their own axises too?  Second one of the craziness, how about the universe of itself spins on its own axis?  Third one of the craziness, how about whatever that holds the universe and other universes spins on its own axis?

Let get even crazier!  Earth has forms of life and whatnot.  Although we haven’t found another planet that is as lively as earth, we sure have countless more in the trillions of trillions that beg us to come and explore for some forms of life.  We might argue that the stars are too explosive and hostile for any form of life to exist, but are we that sure?  How come we are so knowing it all in the matter of there isn’t life within any star when we has never had an exploration within a star, ever?  We might know the limitations of how most forms of life could exist in what conditions, but we might not know these limitations are only of our own beliefs.  Fourth one of the craziness, how about forms of life exist everywhere?  Where?  Perhaps, even on every atom, there might be some forms of life?

In conclusion, we can never truly know everything!  To theorize everything is to theorize nothing.  It’s our limitation of being human, I guess.  I don’t think humans can yet come up with technology that shrinks humans down to the atomic scale, allowing humans travel inside atomic spaceship which carries them throughout the interior of the atomic universe.  Until that day, I guess we have to accept that forms of life might lurk everywhere, and even it has to come down to the belief that some forms of life might exist within the atomic universe. Of course, we cannot just give up on theorizing everything even though by theorizing everything is to theorize nothing.  In fact, we should be proud and theorize nothing until there is really nothing to be theorized.  That day might never come, but for being arrogant humans as we are, we are sure happy to go about such a crazy task.  So, let theorize that forms of life might exist on each atom.