What a massive huge joke being played out on all who are completely and utterly unaware that NASA, and all its sister “space” agencies are all FRAUD.
Daily NASA comes out with this crap about “new discoveries” of far distant and near stars, containging Earth like life,water, etc. when just even a cursory glance at what they are saying is sheer ridiculousness.
From 2009 to 2013, Kepler stared at the same patch of star-filled sky, watching for periodic blips in starlight caused by orbiting planets. The mission’s goal was to determine how common Earth-like planets are, and over four years Kepler discovered more than 1,000 new planets.
Called K2, the revamped mission has already found more than 100 confirmed planets, the University of Arizona’s Ian Crossfield announced Tuesday at a conference of the American Astronomical Society. Some of these are very different from what the spacecraft observed during its original mission; many are in multi-planet systems and orbit stars that are brighter and hotter than the stars in the original Kepler field.
So NASA measures stars hundreds of millions, billions and even trillions of miles away by studying little tiny occasional blips of infrared light to determine: size of planet/star, make up of planet/star, speed of planet/star, temp., age of planet/star of planet/star orbit around other stars and weather their is suitable Earth like life on planets.
All from a tiny light pulsing once in awhile at great distance, measure again a little later to determine all of the above, report findings to whorporate news sources who publish this garbage ad naseum, without question, without regard for veracity of truth.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,
How I Wonder How the Measured You
From So Afar
So what kind of equipment can measure stars, that NASA tells us are so far away it is impossible to fathom such distance.
A light-year is how astronomers measure distance in space. It’s defined by how far a beam of light travels in one year – a distance of six trillion miles.
Throughout the universe, all light travels at exactly the same speed: about 670 million miles per hour.
The main reason for using light years, however, is because the distances we deal with in space are immense. If we stick to miles or kilometers we quickly run into unwieldy numbers just measuring the distance to the nearest star: a dim red dwarf called Proxima Centauri that sits a mere 24,000,000,000,000 miles away
The Milky Way galaxy in which our sun and all the stars we see at night reside spans 100,000 light-years from one end to the other. Putting that into perspective, the duration of recorded human history is roughly 5,000 years. So light from a star at one end of our galaxy takes 20 times longer than all of recorded history to get to the other end.
A galaxy whose light took 14 billion years to reach our little planet has, in the intervening aeons, moved even further away. The current physical distance to that remote beacon, if we stopped the universe from expanding and stretched out a really long tape measure, is just over 46 billion light years! Even in light years, measuring distances across the universe becomes unwieldy. But measuring in something familiar, like miles, is truly humbling. From here to the edge of our vision spans a distance of approximately 276,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles.
And it’s getting bigger every day.(Source. Earthj/sky.org)