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GREG GILES -- Ascension Earth 2012 -- January 5, 2015

Ascension Earth 2012


  • Scientists Deem Asteroids Source of Earth's Oceans
  • Colossal rogue star on collision course with our solar system…in 240,000 years
  • Age of stars can now be pinned to their spin
  • Cancer from a Physicist's Perspective ~ A new theory of cancer
  • The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone in the Universe?
  • The Nature of Mind, Five Defilements & Three Poisons in Buddhism
  • How Much Does it Cost to Build a Tiny House?
  • Is Tiny House Living for You? Take the Tour
  • Creating Luck, Millennials & Change on Coast To Coast Radio with George Noory
  • Different People Try Living In A Tiny House
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 10:29 PM PST

Scientists theorize that asteroids, not comets, created Earth’s oceans with terrestrial water. Photo courtesy of NASA/Don Davis



Excerpt from newsok.com

Wayne Harris-Wyrick: Asteroid impacts that, today, could wipe out life on Earth, made it possible for life to flourish here in the first place by providing the precious water.
 
Water is rather ubiquitous, cosmically speaking, composed of hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, and oxygen, the third most common. In between is helium, a noble gas that doesn’t play well with other elements.
Water was present in great quantity 4.6 billion years ago when the planets of our solar system took shape. Venus, Earth and Mars formed with copious amounts of water. But Venus’ 900-degree atmosphere boiled it away and broke it down into its constituent parts or combined it with sulfur dioxide gas to create the planet’s thick sulfuric acid cloud cover. Mars’ small size meant weak gravity, so its atmosphere leaked into space, and its water evaporated, which it does with no air pressure above it, and also leaked into space.

Strong, active volcanism, aided by massive asteroid impacts boiled into space most, if not all, of remaining water on all three planets. And yet, today, three quarters of Earth is covered with water. Where did it come from?

For years, astronomers assumed that comets, the most common water-bearing objects in our solar system, brought the water to Earth. But comets formed much farther from the sun than Earth did. The isotopic composition of water differs with distance from the sun.

Thanks to the Rosetta spacecraft, we now know that cometary water doesn’t match terrestrial water. But asteroid water does. Today, asteroids are quite parched, but 4.5 billion years ago, when many asteroids impacted the planets and moons of the inner solar system, water represented a much larger fraction of their mass. And, it appears, they are the source of Earth’s oceans.

It turns out that asteroid impacts that, today, could wipe out life on Earth, made it possible for life to flourish here in the first place by providing the precious water.
 
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 10:23 PM PST



Excerpt from
thespacereporter.com
It may seem like something sourced directly from the fever dreams of Michael Bay, but it’s true. The star known as HIP 85605 is on a collision course with our solar system.

We need not worry, however. According to study conducted by Dr. Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, the binary star from the Hercules constellation will pass by our system at a distance of 0.04 parsecs.

Despite what Han Solo would have you believe, a parsec is a unit of distance and .04 parsecs translates to 8,000 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun.

If that is still too close for comfort, know that this astronomical drive-by won’t occur for at least another 240,000 years.

“Even though the galaxy contains very many stars the spaces between them are huge,” Bailor-Jones said. So even over the (long) life of our galaxy so far, the probability of any two stars have actually collided—as opposed to just coming close—is extremely small.”

The close encounter (on a universal scale, anyway) will be the first since a gas giant passed within 0.35-1.34 pc of our solar system over 3.8 million years ago, according to Bailor-Jones. 
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 10:15 PM PST

Cluster of stars


Excerpt from
bbc.com
Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.

We know that stars slow down over time, but until recently there was little data to support exact calculations.

For the first time, a US team has now measured the spin speed of stars that are more than one billion years old - and it matches what they predicted.

The finding resolves a long-standing challenge, allowing astronomers to estimate a star's age to within 10%.
The work was presented in Seattle at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society and also appears in the journal Nature.

Closing a gap
 
Establishing the age of stars is a central question in astronomy - much like dating fossils is crucial to studying evolution.
This method applies to "cool stars" - suns about the size of our own, or smaller. These are the most common stars in our galaxy and they also last for a long time.

"They act as lamp posts, lighting up even the oldest parts of our galaxy," said senior author Dr Soren Meibom from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Cool stars also host the vast majority of earth-like planets that we have spotted in the distance.

Most properties of a star like ours - like its size, mass, brightness and temperature - stay about the same throughout most of its life.
A young star
It is relatively easy to tell the age of young stars because they have large sunspots
 
 
 
This makes figuring out a star's age decidedly tricky.

The solution of measuring spin was first proposed in the 1970s and was dubbed "gyrochronology" in 2003.

"A cool star spins very fast when it's young, but just like a top on a table it gets slower and slower as the star grows older," Dr Meibom said.

But it is difficult to see a star spinning. Astronomers use sun spots, travelling across the surface, and these only dim its brightness by much less than 1%.

Old stars are particularly problematic, because they have fewer and smaller spots.

Dr Meibom's team used images from the very sensitive Kepler space telescope, which has been trailing Earth around the Sun since 2009.

They managed to measure spin speeds for 30 stars in a specific cluster known to be 2.5 billion years old.

This cluster, known as NGC 6819, plugs what Dr Meibom called a "four-billion-year gap" in our knowledge of stellar spin.

Half-built clock
 
Before the Kepler mission, we only had data from very cool stars in very young clusters, all less than 0.6 billion years old and all spinning fairly fast (about once a week).

In 2011, Dr Meibom's team used Kepler images to report on a different cluster, the one-billion-year-old NGC 6811. Its cool stars spin about once every 10 days.

But beyond that, the only star we knew both age and spin rate for was our own sun - 4.6 billion years old, with a spin period of 26 days.

"The construction of the cool star clock was on hold," Dr Meibom said.

Now, the clock is looking good. The sun-like stars in the freshly studied cluster sit squarely and satisfyingly in the gap, spinning about every 18 days.
An older star
 
Older stars, more like our own Sun, are trickier to assess because they have fewer and smaller spots


"These new data show, with real observations, that this is on solid ground," Dr Meibom told BBC News.

"We can get age as accurately as about 10% from this method."
He added that this is a big improvement on some other methods for guessing stars' age, where the margin of error for cool stars can reach 100%.

Ruth Angus, a PhD student researching gyrochronology at the University of Oxford, said the results were "a really big deal" for the field.

"More evidence has been slowly accumulating that lots of stars do seem to follow this pattern, but how reliably stars fall onto this relation is a bit of an unknown," Ms Angus told the BBC.

"This cluster will certainly help with our understanding of how good gyrochronology is as a method, and how valid it is.

"It shows that these stars are doing what they're expected to do, and everything's peachy."
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 10:09 PM PST


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Excerpt from tinyhousetalk.com


If you’ve been wondering how much does it cost to build a tiny house you’re at the right place. Designing and building your own tiny house is a great way to create a mortgage-free lifestyle fast.
So it’s no wonder that you’d be interested… But the question is, “how much?”

Question: So How Much Does it Cost to Build a Tiny House?


Answer: Usually Around $25,000 to $30,000

This is for a relatively ‘high end’ tiny home on wheels with all of the amenities of home you’d be looking at around $25,000 to $30,000 in materials to build it yourself.

This figure normally includes buying a brand new trailer, professional construction plans, your appliances, and other materials brand new at the store.

Of course it’s always possible to do it for $13,173, $9,802, $21,204, or even $65,439 but this is just an estimation so you know what to expect and what I’ve believe to be most common but..

Here’s How You Can Do It For Less

  • Find and use recycled materials on places like Craigslist and Habitat Restores.
  • Use less expensive but reliable materials and appliances.
  • Do absolutely all of the labor yourself and with the help of friends and family.
  • Do your due diligence researching and designing to avoid costly mistakes.
  • Take time to find a good deal on the right used trailer instead of buying a brand new one.
  • Take the time to salvage another structure or recreational vehicle so you can use them to build your tiny home.
  • Find useful or reclaimable appliances on Craigslist or your nearest Habitat ReStore.
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For all these years of Friendship,
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Ascension Earth 2012

Farewell from Ascension Earth!

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for visiting Ascension Earth over the past few years and making this site, what I consider, such a wonderful and very surprising success since my first post way back in January of 2011. I never dreamed this site would receive just shy of 10 million page views since then, and I want to thank you all again for stopping in from time to time for a visit. I hope you have found some of the content interesting as well as educational, and I want everyone to know that I only shared content I believed to be factual at the time of publication, though I may have reached differing understandingsconcerning some of the subject matter as time has past. All of the content that has been shared here at Ascension Earth was shared with the goal of provoking contemplation and conversation, leading to a raising of consciousness, an ascension of consciousness. That's what ascension is to me.

I have made a decision to move on from here, but I will always remember and always cherish the friendships I have made along this twisting journey since launching this site, what feels like a lifetime ago now. I wish all of you the greatest success in each and every endeavor you shall undertake, and I hope each of you are graced with peace, love & light every step of the way as you continue your never ending journey through this incredibly breathtaking and ever mysterious universe we share together.

Greg

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Conversation with
A Man Who Went to Mars
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…And there you have it! This was the end of our discussion about the Mars mission, but I have remained in touch with Chad. At this point, I hope to be able to convince him to do a video or TV interview, but of course, there will be more than a few obstacles to overcome, the main one being that he may currently be in some danger if he goes public.

Furthermore, there is always the barrier of peoples' understandable skepticism.

As I said in the beginning, I cannot verify this story for anyone, nor is my intent to convince anyone of its veracity. My goal is only to help him get his story heard, because if this story IS true, the people of this planet are being lied to on a grand scale, and perhaps this will eventually help the UFO Disclosure Movement. It's time for the lies to be uncovered, and time for the truth -- whatever that may be -- to be known once and for all.

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