Scientists reveal: Our Galaxy alone has at least 100 BILLION PLANETS!

March 7, 2017

Just within our Galaxy the Milky Way, astronomers say there are at least 400 BILLION STARS—even though some believe stars in the milky way number the trillion, which means that the Milky Way alone is home to at least 100 BILLION planets.

Due to the fact that Astronomers are unable to take a peek at our galaxy from the outside, it’s nearly impossible to know the exact number of planets in our galaxy. This means that scientists are forced to make estimates of the number of worlds within the Milky Way.

To understand the number of planets hiding in our galaxy, scientists calculate the Milky Way’s mass, and estimate of how much of the mass is composed of Stars. Based on these mathematical calculations, scientists are confided that the Milky Way is home to roughly 400 BILLION STARS—even though some believe stars in the milky way number the trillion—which means that the Milky Way alone is home to at least 100 BILLION planets, although many astronomers agree that this number could rise as our observational techniques get better.

According to Universe Today, we can then say that the Milky Way galaxy has – on average – between 800 billion and 3.2 trillion planets, with some estimates placing that number as high as 8 trillion.

NASA indicates that there is likely to be at least 1,500 planets within just 50 light-years of Earth.

Based on a statistical analysis of all the Kepler observations, UC Berkeley and University of Hawaii, Manoa, astronomers now estimate that one in five stars like the sun have planets about the size of Earth and a surface temperature conducive to life.

Based on geometric-based methods, or measuring specific astronomical objects, our Sun is located around 25,000–28,000 ly (7.7–8.6 kpc) from the Galactic Center.

Check out NASA’s Exoplanets Archive to learn more about the exact number of confirmed exoplanets.

Now remember, we are talking about the Milky Way Galaxy alone. In comparison, the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy contains an estimated one trillion (1012) stars.

Jason Marshall, aka “The Math Dude,” has calculated that there are roughly 5 sextillion grains of sand on all our planet’s beaches combined. So take every grain of sand on every beach on Earth and you can begin to be able to actually visualize how many planets we’re talking about. Then you begin to wonder why we aren’t overrun with aliens. (source)

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has been one of the most important tools for discovering alien worlds.

Based on Kepler space mission data, astronomers believe there could be as many as 40 BILLION Earth-sized planets orbiting habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarfs in the Milky Way alone. Interestingly, astronomers say that around 11 billion may be orbiting Sun-like Stars.

The nearest such planet may be 4.2 light-years away, according to a 2016 study.

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Strange Stars? Or Alien Contact?

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope stands out against the breaktaking backdrop of the Sacramento Mountains. 234 stars out of the Sloan's catalogue of over 2.5 million stars are producing an unexplained pulsed signal. Image: SDSS, Fermilab Visual Media Services
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
October 26, 2016

In the light of this week’s focus on space news, Mr. R.B. sent along this article and I have to pass it along to the readership here. It seems scientists at Canada’s Laval University have done a very intriguing study of the signals emanating from 234 star systems. Why just 234? We’ll get to that in a moment. Here’s the article:

Either Stars are Strange, or There Are 234 Aliens Trying to Contact Us

As the article notes, the reason for the selection of just 234 stars is their similarity to our own Sun. Most of us have read about those recent news items the past few years where various planets in the “vicinity” of a few light years are prime candidates for the possibility of harboring life, perhaps even intelligent life. But this study is different in focusing on the types of stars themselves, and the signals originating from their systems:

What we’re talking about here is a new study from E.F. Borra and E. Trottier, two astronomers at Laval University in Canada. Their study, titled “Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars” was just published at is a pre-print website, so the paper itself hasn’t been peer reviewed yet. But it is generating interest.

The two astronomers used data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and analyzed the spectra of 2.5 million stars. Of all those stars, they found 234 stars that are producing a puzzling signal. That’s only a tiny percentage. And, they say, these signals “have exactly the shape of an ETI signal” that was predicted in a previous study by Borra.

The authors acknowledge five potential causes of their findings: instrumental and data reduction effects, rotational transitions in molecules, the Fourier transform of spectral lines, rapid pulsations, and finally the ETI signal predicted by Borra (2012). They dismiss molecules or pulsations as causes, and they deem it highly unlikely that the signals are caused by the Fourier analysis itself. This leaves two possible sources for the detected signals. Either they’re a result of the Sloan instrument itself and the data reduction, or they are in fact a signal from extra-terrestrial intelligences.

“So what?” you might say. “Where’s the high octane speculation in all that? And besides, who cares? They’re light-years away.”

Bear with me for a moment while we consider the methodology here: it isn’t all that unusual. In fact, I remain at a loss to figure out why no one…

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

World’s OLDEST astronomical Observatory Predates Stonehenge and Pyramids


October 14, 2016

It turns out that the world’s OLDEST astronomical Observatory Predates Stonehenge and Pyramids. Australian researchers have found that an ancient Aboriginal site in the Victorian bush could be the most ancient astronomical observatory on the surface of the planet, predating Stonehenge and even the Pyramids of Giza. According to experts, the site is around 11,000 years old.

The study of the Wurdi Youang stone arrangement has revealed that this ancient formation could be over 11,000 years old. This provides a lot of useful information as it tells us a lot about how aboriginal developed in Australia.  The Wurdi Youang stone arrangement, located some 45km west of Melbourne, was created over 11 thousand years ago, using some 90 blocks of basalt said a custodian, Reg Abrahams. The ancient site clearly identifies the equinox, the winter solstice, and the summer solstice.

Lead researchers in Indigenous Astronomy, Duane Hamacher, has worked closely with Aboriginal elders at the ancient site in order to reconstruct their knowledge about the cosmos.

“Some academics have referred to this stone arrangement here as Australia’s version of Stonehenge,” Dr. Hamacher said.

“I think the question we might have to ask is: is Stonehenge Britain’s version of Wurdi Youang? Because this could be much, much older.”

One of the most important things about the ancient observatory is the fac that it the site is around 11,000 years old, it technically rewrites history and disproves the idea that ancient  Australians were nomadic hunter-gatherers.

Through numerous discoveries of ancient sites around the globe, we are beginning to understand that tens of thousands of years ago, people living on Earth were far more sophisticated then we believe.

According to experts, the astronomical observatory in the Victorian bush was created precisely, so the ancients were able to map the movement of the Sun throughout the year.

Another important clue which indicates early Australian’s weren’t hunters-gatherers is the fact that experts have found around the observatory traces of semi-permanent villages which show evidence of early fishing and farming practices, points out Custodian Reg Abrahams.

“If you’re going to have a stone arrangement where you mark off the seasons throughout the year with the solstices and equinoxes, it kind of makes sense if you’re at least most of the year in one specific location to do that,” he said.

“So if that’s the case, it would make sense if you’re near permanent food and water sources.”

Experts say they have found places near the observatory where ‘eel traps’ were once set up and even signs of farming terraces.

“You see a lot of agricultural and aquacultural practices, so evidence of this agriculture may go back tens of thousands of years, pre-dating what anthropologists commonly think of as the dawn of agriculture which is about 11,000 years ago in Mesopotamia,” he said.

All of this has lead Dr. Hamacher to conclude early Australians possessed elaborate knowledge systems.

“They understand very well the motions of the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars throughout the year and over longer periods of time,” he said.

“White Australians don’t generally recognize that the history of colonialism has erased that, so what we’re doing is helping the communities piece that information back together by working with communities.”

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Ancient texts suggest Maya astronomers mapped planets 700 YEARS before Copernicus

The Ancient Maya were one of the most advanced ancient civilisations ever to exist on the planet and it turns out that they may have mapped the planets in our Solar System over 700 years before Copernicus.

Ancient Maya Astornomy
August 18, 2016

The ancient Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making, mathematics and were one of the most impressive astronomers in the past.

While it is known among scholars that the ancient Maya created sophisticated celestial maps and mapped the sky with extreme precision in order to calculate the length of months and years, their astronomical achievements may have been underestimated by academics.

According to a new study, this ancient Mesoamerican civilisation was so advanced that their knowledge in astronomy rivalled that applied by famous astronomer Copernicus some 700 years later.

According to findings of a leading anthropologist, he uncovered conclusive evidence that indicates ancient Maya astronomers observed the planets in our solar system over 1,000 years ago in a way that centuries later made Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

Dr Gerardo Aldana, an anthropologist from the University of California Santa Barbara, examined with great detail the Venus Table found in the Dresden Codex and offers a new interpretation of its meaning.

Dr Aldana believes that indicate observations found in the Dresden Codex —a tenth century Ancient Maya book from Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico— may have been greatly overlooked.

Dr Aldana offers an entirely different thinking suggesting that rather than simply being ordinary numerology as many researchers have claimed, the ancient text illustrates intricate astronomical observations made from Chichen Itza.

According to Dr Aldana, this type of astronomical observation may have been developed by the Ancient Maya as early as 870 A, hundreds of years before famous astronomer Copernicus came up with the idea that our sun was located at the centre of our solar system in the early 16th century.

Speaking about his discovery Dr Aldana suggests:

“When you see it as a historical record, it changes the interpretation. They’re using Venus not just to chart strictly when it was going to appear, but they were using it for the ritual cycles. They had ritual activities when the whole city would come together, and they would do certain events based on the observation of Venus.”

It is well known that the Venus Table contains mathematical corrections for charting the passage of Venus across the sky in order to correct the Maya calendar. Due to the fact that Venus’ cycle is irregular —583.92 days— it requires a few corrections just like the Leap Years in the Gregorian calendar nowadays.

The Preface of the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex. Image Credit: UC Santa Barbara

However, Dr Aldana indicates that the traditional interpretations of the Venus Table and the hieroglyphics present underestimate the scientific value achieved by the ancient Maya thousands of years ago.

The discoveries of Dr Aldana are published in the Journal of Astronomy and Culture.

His work indicates that the Maya performed astronomy at Chichen Itza during a very specific timeframe.

The anthropologist claims that this period of astronomical study may have occurred under the rule of K’ak’ U Pakal K’awiil, one of the most prominent rulers of the city.

“This is the part that I find to be most rewarding, that when we get in here, we’re looking at the work of an individual Mayan, and we could call him or her a scientist, an astronomer. This person, who’s witnessing events at this one city during this very particular period, created, through their own creativity, this mathematical innovation,” said Dr Aldana.

For Dr Aldana to unravel the secrets of the Venus Table, he had to analyse the hieroglyphics until he discovered a key verb, real, had an entirely different meaning than previously believed by researchers.

Dr Aldana believes that the verb was used with the meaning ‘to enclose’ both in a historical and cosmological context.

Interestingly, he also researchers more records of Venus discovered at another prominent ancient Maya site —Copan— in minder-day Honduras.

According to Dr Aldana, the similarities among the two firmly support the idea that they are historical observations.

Speaking about the discovery Dr Aldana said:

“I’m calling it “discovering discovery”, because it’s not just their discovery, it’s all the blinders that we have, that we’ve constructed and put in place that prevents us from seeing that this was their own actual scientific discovery made by Mayan people at a Mayan city.

If you say it’s just numerology that this date corresponds to – it’s not based on anything you can see.”

“And if you say, “We’re just going to manipulate them [the corrections written] until they give us the most accurate trajectory”, you’re not confining that whole thing in any historical time.”

“If, on the other hand, you say, “This is based on a historical record”, that’s going to nail down the range of possibilities. And if you say that they were correcting it for a particular kind of purpose, then all of a sudden you have a very small window of when this discovery could have occurred.”

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Astronomers Spot “The Eye Of Horus” In Outer Space

July 28, 2016


A system of galaxies recently discovered seems to be hiding something very unusual inside the strange swirls that surround it.

The three galaxies discovered by researchers are  7, 9 and 10.5 billion light-years away.

It has been called the Eye of Horus due to the incredible similarity of the ancient Egyptian symbol.

This ‘ancient eye’ in the sky will help researchers take a spatiotemporal peek to more distant galaxies that will allow them to understand the history of the universe better.

The new system of galaxies was discovered by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) while carrying out a survey of deep space by the Subaru Telescope.

A group of students and young astronomers analyzed some of the data collected by the telescope and found a unique gravitational lens system.

The galaxy in the center of the image is accompanied by others that seem to bend around them, creating the unusual figure of an eye.

This happens because the light from a distant galaxy can be bent by the gravitational influence of a foreground galaxy. Due to the immense gravity, massive cosmic bodies are able to bend spacetime around them which ultimately causes the path of light to be deflected.

'The Eye of Horus', this ancient eye in the sky will help us understand the history of the universe.

According to researchers, when galaxies align, this effect can alter the way objects in space look from Earth.

This is how a cosmic ‘magnifying glass’ is formed which when combined with the power of space telescopes such as Hubble allows us to observe deep space and entire clusters of galaxies.

However, this phenomenon also occurs in simpler galaxies. When a galaxy has a strong gravitational pull, it can bend space-time around it.

During the annual session scholars fro the Subaru Telescope organize for school, a team of astronomers and students looked at data from an ongoing survey of space which used an instrument called the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC). During the session, astronomers spotted the strange looking eye.

“When I was looking at HSC images with the students, we came across a ring-like galaxy, and we immediately recognized it as a strong-lensing signature,” said Masayuki Tanaka, the lead author of a science paper on the system’s discovery.

“The discovery would not have been possible without the extensive survey data to find such a rare object, as well as the deep, high-quality images to detect light from distant objects.”

“It was my first time to look at the astronomical images taken with Hyper Suprime-Cam, and I had no idea what the ring-like galaxy is,’ said Arsha Dezuka, a student who was working on the data. ‘It was a great surprise for me to learn that it is such a rare, unique system!”

A schematic diagram showing the location of galaxies creating the gravitational lens effect of Eye of Horus.

According to experts, two distinct rings of light with different colors are clearly seen in the images obtained.

This means that two different background galaxies are ‘lensed’ by the galaxy located in the foreground, suggest researchers.

“The spectroscopic data reveal some absorbing things about the background sources,” said Kenneth Wong from NAOJ, the second author of paper.

“Not only do they confirm that there are two sources at different distances from us, but the most distant source seems to consist of two distinct clumps, which could indicate an interacting pair of galaxies. Also, one of the multiple images of that source is itself being split into two images, which could be due to a satellite galaxy that is too faint for us to see.”

The Perseus Signal: “What We Found Could Not Be Explained by Known Physics”

Unknown signal Perseus cluster

July 5, 2016

The Perseus signal is one of the most mysterious findings in the history of astronomy. A group of researchers gathered to explore the Perseus Cluster, a conglomeration of galaxies located a staggering 250 million light years from our solar system.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” said Esra Bulbul of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics in July of 2014.

The Perseus cluster is one of the most massive objects known in the universe. According to researchers, the cluster itself is wrapped by a humongous ‘atmosphere’ made up of plasma. However, the mystery does not end there.

“The cluster’s atmosphere is full of ions such as Fe XXV, Si XIV, and S XV. Each one produces a ‘bump’ or ‘line’ in the x-ray spectrum, which we can map using Chandra,” Bulbul explains. “These spectral lines are at well-known x-ray energies.” Yet, in 2012 when Bulbul added together 17 day’s worth of Chandra data, a new line popped up where no line should be. “A line appeared at 3.56 keV (kilo-electron volts) which does not correspond to any known atomic transition,” she said. “It was a great surprise.”

Bulbul and her colleagues were fascinated and couldn’t believe it at first.

Speaking about the Perseus cluster, Bulbul said: “It took a long time to convince myself that this line is neither a detector artifact nor a known atomic line.”

“I have done very careful checks. I have re-analyzed the data; split the data set into different subgroups, and verified the data from four other detectors on board two separate observatories. None of these efforts made the line disappear.”

Everything pointed towards the discovery being reliable. This was further confirmed when Bulbul and her colleagues discovered a nearly identical spectral signature in X-Ray emission originating from 73 other galaxy-clusters. The information was picked up by Europe’s XMM-Newton, an independent X-Ray telescope.

Shortly after Bulbul and her colleagues posted the study online, a group of scientists led by Alexey Boyarsky of Leiden University in the Netherlands presented evidence of the same spectral line in observations of the Andromeda galaxy, made by the XMM-Newton X-Ray telescope.

In short, the spectral line spotted by scientists is not originating from any KNOWN type of matter, which ultimately lifts suspicions that it may have been caused by dark matter.

“After we submitted the paper, theoreticians came up with about 60 different dark matter types which could explain this line. Some particle physicists have jokingly called this particle a ‘bulbulon’,” she laughed.

Further observations and studies will surely need to be performed in the future in order to understand one of the many mysteries of our universe.

To get to the bottom of this, the Japanese space agency launched an advanced X-ray telescope called “Astro-H.” Which might help astronomers in their hunt for answers?

Ancient Knowledge [Part 1] – Consciousness, Sacred Geometry, Cymatics, Illusion of Reality

Zy Marquiez
June 23, 2016

“If you have a golfball sized consciousness…when you read a book you’ll have a golfball size understanding…When you look out, a golfball sized awareness, and when you wake up in the morning…a golfball sized weightfullness…But if you could expand that consciousness…then you read the book…more understanding, you look out, more awareness…when you wake up, more weightfullness.  It’s consciousness.  And there is an ocean of pure vibrant consciousness inside each one of us.  And its right at the source and base of mind, right at the source of thought – It’s also at the source of matter.”

To understand the world around us, we must take a deeper look into what composes our very reality.  To comprehend our very reality, we need to discern which laws the universe follows.

Once we begin to understand the components which make this grand dream we call life, a larger picture is webbed – one of beautiful & endless information.  Yet, this information is malleable by mere thought, for intent itself – consciousness – is what drives the universe.

Ancient Knowledge [Part 3] – Pyramids, Monuments & Megaliths, Ley Lines [Earth’s Energy Grid]

Ancient Knowledge [Part 1] – Consciousness, Sacred Geometry, Cymatics, Illusion of Reality

Ancient Knowledge [Part 2] – Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, Phi In Nature, DNA


To understand the world around us, we must take a deeper look into what composes our very reality.  To comprehend our very reality, we need to discern which laws the universe follows.

Once we begin to understand the components which make this grand dream we call life, a larger picture is webbed – one of beautiful & endless information.  Yet, this information is malleable by mere thought, for intent itself – consciousness – is what drives the universe.


The Ancients knew much more than given credit for regarding Life, The Universe, Astronomy, Advanced Mathematics, Magnetism, Healing, Unseen Forces, etc.

Encoded knowledge is information that is conveyed in signs and symbols.  These can be found all over the world.  All these ancient symbols and geometric patterns [Sacred Geometry] illustrate unseen forces at work.  What are we not being told?  Is there more to life out there than what we are brought up to believe?  Is the Universe, the Earth, and its people, vastly more wondrous than we could have ever imagined?

This particular documentary intricately showcases how many of the ancient sites around the Earth are connected in extremely thought-provoking ways, while also touching largely upon the Great Pyramid, many Global Monuments, Megaliths & Ley Lines on what is known as The Earth Grid.