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Space Kepler and the mission to relocate humanity

 

There is a big fear in us human beings that one day we will not be able to live on our earth anymore!

And there are three possible reasons why:

  1. The sun will implode and we won’t be anymore.
  2. We have lost the moon.
  3. We destroyed our earth ourselves.

Number 1 might happen in about 7 billion years. So we still have some time before that happens.

The moon is actually moving 4 cm per year away from the earth. But before our earth loses the moon the sun is probably already imploded.

Option 3 is, as you might know, possible in the nearer future.

 

Space telescope Kepler

 

So, good to know that scientists sent a space telescope into space, called Kepler, named after Johannes Kepler, a scientist from the 17th century. The task of space Kepler is to find a planet that is similar to our earth. This is to see if there are aliens somewhere but also to see if there is an escape planet for us somewhere.

 

 How will we get there?

kepler186f

 

This planet should have about the same size as our earth, should have about the same temperature, should contain water and other things we humans need. It has to be in a different solar-system with a sun-like star that is similar to our sun. The distance of this planet to the ‘other sun’ should be about the same as the distance of our earth to ‘our sun’.

And guess what? Kepler found a possible candidate for our escape. It is a possibly ‘ocean-like’ planet with a radius of only 1.11 times the earth’s radius, moving around a ‘sun-like’ star. All the other candidates they had found before had a wider radius.

And the scientists named the sun-like star ‘Kepler 186’ and the earth-like planet ‘Kepler 186f’!

 

Kepler 186f- Life is over

Now the problem is that this planet is really far away from us. It is in a solar system around 500 light years away. And so far we don’t have the technology to go there.

 

So until we figure out how to get there, we better take care of our planet earth and save our precious resources. And once we will arrive at our new escape planet, we will be the ALIENS.

 

Who is the Alien?

Note: Kepler has its own website! And even Kepler is having some technical problems, the mission will continue in new variations. http://kepler.nasa.gov/
 
Further read: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/17apr_firstearth/

Cartoon picture credit: www.madmikesamerica.com

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Hi I'm Ilka, a self-development writer and lovable scientist with a knowledgeable expertise in brain science. I help people realize the power our behavior has on our brain - and the other way around.

Carl D'Agostino - May 8, 2014

I can’t believe the number of scientists(alleged) that still preach global warming a hoax and a recent poll showed 60% of Americans don’t believe there is global warming either. Astonishing. More astonishing 45% Americans believe Bible account of creation.

    simplyilka - May 8, 2014

    I think that because global warming is so complex and so many factors influence each other, it becomes so easy for some people to play around with numbers and twist the facts.

    The sad part is that if we don’t acknowledge it we cannot change it.

Jo - May 9, 2014

People like to think that if they look away, that makes what they can’t see ok. That planet is really lucky we can’t get to it.
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    simplyilka - May 9, 2014

    You are so right. I can even speak for myself.

    I guess we all have the tendency to think whatever is not nice will go away by itself; if we ignore it long enough. But reality hits us sooner or later.

Klausbernd - May 9, 2014

Thank you very much for visiting our Bookfayrie blog 🙂 Siri and Selma love it!
I really like your blog. It’s fine how you make people aware of our selfdestructing tendencies without being moralistic.
Have a happy weekend, I am sure we all will survive this weekend 😉
Klausbernd from the coast of North Norfolk
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    simplyilka - May 10, 2014

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It truly makes no sense to be moralistic.

    Say Hi to Siri and Selma, and no worries about this weekend! Enjoy it all to the maximum 🙂

Whispering Insights - May 10, 2014

Well said and I love the illustrations. It is mind boggling to me when I see young colleagues in their 20’s not recycling, wasting water,…well don’t get me on a role when I started recycling 30+ years ago. Thanks to my children, school and awareness that I learned but why have we slowed down in the process? Great post!
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    simplyilka - May 12, 2014

    Thanks for your thoughts. It is strange that people seem to get careless. In some countries there are regulations to force to recycle, but at the end of the day it is everyone’s personal decision to switch off the light and TV when leaving the house. And yes, Education is still very important 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

Mark Bialczak - May 10, 2014

Thank you, Ilka, for keeping your eyes and ears open for the rest of us! I think everybody has to study how to stop messing up what we have here on Earth. I thing the bright people have to study how to reverse how we’ve already messed up what we have here on Earth. And I think the super intelligent people have to invent ways to live in peace.

    simplyilka - May 12, 2014

    Thanks Mark! I agree that everyone has to do his/her part. Then we can do still something positive for our Earth. Hopefully, once the ways to live in peace are invented everyone will actually live them 🙂

    Thanks and enjoy your week 🙂

Ella - May 12, 2014

I really like this post, and the way you tackle the problem with some humor. I did not know about the space telescope to be honest.

Thanks! I will return to read more.

    simplyilka - May 13, 2014

    I am glad you liked it. I am always happy when people learn something new and interesting through a post 🙂

Dr. Diana - May 12, 2014

Hello Simplyilka,

This is my first visit to your blog. But now I will be a regular visitor of your blog. I love your writing style and explanation.

~Diana
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    simplyilka - May 13, 2014

    Welcome to my blog Diana! I’m happy you like it. I am always excited to meet new interesting people 🙂

Sherri - May 12, 2014

I love your posts Ilka…you really do make science fun and so interesting, but of course this subject is a very serious issue, yet you get the balance so right. I am fascinated with this idea of finding another planet. I wonder if there really is one that we could live on? Still, much more pressing is what we are doing to our planet in the meantime. Excellent message my friend, thank you 🙂
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    simplyilka - May 13, 2014

    Thank you so much for your kind words dear Sherri. I am also fascinated by all there is – and could be – going on on other planets. It’s mind blowing how gigantic our universe is.
    And yes, we have a duty on earth right now 🙂

    Thanks Sherri! I am always thrilled to hear from you 🙂

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