Published on Jan 17, 2015



Water on Earth predates Sun, meaning our life originated elsewhere – study

Science relies on signs of water to tell a story of how a celestial body or its region came to be. Now it appears our own solar system holds water older than itself, which could have dramatic consequences for our search for alien life.

To explain this new theory, a previously long-held conception of star formation needs to be examined.

Each star is forged from materials found in its own interstellar molecular cloud.

It also surrounds it with a protoplanetary disk, or a solar nebula – a belt from which its planets are born. Previous research was uncertain whether the ice in this disk comes from open space or is formed in a chemical reaction by the star’s own processes after the previous building blocks of water are evaporated.

That uncertainty is now gone and we can say that our own life is not the result of activity created within the protoplanetary disk at all.

Because water is a definitive marker of life, and because we rely on signs of it to direct our search for new habitable planets, being aware of the conditions required for its survival is a huge leap forward.

Physical Realms of Devas

In the following extract about the devic kingdom, taken from The Nine Freedoms (p.109-111), Dr. George King explains what nature spirits (also known as devas) really are, and highlights how important it is to radiate the right kind of energy, rather than energy discolored by wrong thought, to these beings. This is not just a moral teaching – but a very practical and important one, an understanding of which is key to improving physical conditions on Earth, including the weather.

The devas are intelligences who inhabit physical bodies of a different type of matter than the gross material bodies of man. They live on the mento-physical realms of existence which consist of the same type of etheric matter which constitutes their bodies. It is because of the difference in vibrations of this matter that ordinary man is unable to see the devas or to detect, with his basic five senses, the realms they inhabit, even though these are exactly dovetailed into the physical planes of Earth. Now, just as physical men are interrelated one with another, so are the devas interrelated upon their plane of existence. Just as physical man is existing in different stages of evolution, so also are the devas. Some of these are enlightened beings, who have even greater power and wisdom, in their own way, than any terrestrial Master. Some are more primitive and are commonly referred to as gnomes, elves and fairies which have been seen by clairvoyants and often by small children. There are even supposedly genuine photographs in existence of fairies.

The devas are responsible for the manipulation of all primary and secondary energies upon the basic as well as higher planes. They are the nature spirits who, unlike man, work strictly according to law. If you bring a flint into sharp contact with a wheel having a serrated edge, you will produce a spark containing heat. If you direct this spark on to a wick soaked with combustible fuel, you have a flame. According to metaphysical law, you have produced those conditions which are favourable for the invocation of, and subsequent action of, a fire deva. In this case the flame produced is a direct result of the manipulation of secondary or basic energy by the devas. Had your wick been soaked with water you would not have been able to produce flame, or the conditions would have been unfavourable for the deva to bring about the result determined by you.


If you pray and thereby release spiritual energy on a psycho-spiritual plane, this energy will eventually be manipulated by the devas and if it is powerful enough to do what you wanted it to do, then this result will be brought about through the manipulation of the energy. If it is not powerful enough then only a part of the result will be brought into being. If you send out negative thoughts then the devas will manipulate this energy and a negative type of result must come from the procedure. For instance, if everyone upon Earth possessed only an elevated thought and action pattern, thereby releasing the correct power onto the etheric realms, one immediate result would be perfect weather conditions throughout the Earth. All violent storms would cease at once. There would be a perfect annual rainfall. The overall climate would become more temperate than it is now. Hurricanes, typhoons and similar destructive weather conditions would soon cease, because they are a result of the manipulation of energy by the devic kingdom, which has been transmitted to them by the violent expressions of emotion, hate, greed and similar negative discolourations put upon universal mind radiated through man. These diverse reactions are the results of the manipulation of primary energy by the devas.

We must all remember that between us and the Sun there is a giant natural battery which contains what the ancients called prana, or what we might call universal life force. With every breath, every mouthful of food and every drink, we take this prana into ourselves, condition it and send it out again. Between you and the Sun there is also a whole Solar System full of what we might call universal mind, which is taken in through the psychic centres, conditioned and transmitted out again. Now, universal mind is in a state of potential, or dormant state, until it has been conditioned by man. When it has, it becomes discoloured by his thought patterns. This discoloured mental energy must then be channelled, by law, through the devic kingdoms, who must work according to inevitable law. Action and reaction being opposite and equal, we must upon Earth reap the exact reaction to the thought patterns – discolouration of initial mind energy – which we possess. So therefore, it can be seen how important it is, not only to control the way we condition all energy absorbed, but to remember that, on another realm exactly dovetailed into this one, there are workers of a tremendously high calibre who will use this energy exactly as we sent it out to them for, to repeat, they work strictly according to the great Law of Karma.


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Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

Space Daily

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun — and have come up nearly dry.

The three planets, known as HD 189733b, HD 209458b, and WASP-12b, are between 60 and 900 light-years away from Earth and were thought to be ideal candidates for detecting water vapor in their atmospheres because of their high temperatures where water turns into a measurable vapor.

These so-called “hot Jupiters” are so close to their star they have temperatures between 1,500 and 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, however, the planets were found to have only one-tenth to one one-thousandth the amount of water predicted by standard planet-formation theories.

“Our water measurement in one of the planets, HD 209458b, is the highest-precision measurement of any chemical compound in a planet outside our solar system, and we can now say with much greater certainty than ever before that we’ve found water in an exoplanet,” said Nikku Madhusudhan of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, England.

“However, the low water abundance we have found so far is quite astonishing.”

Madhusudhan, who led the research, said that this finding presents a major challenge to exoplanet theory.

“It basically opens a whole can of worms in planet formation. We expected all these planets to have lots of water in them. We have to revisit planet formation and migration models of giant planets, especially “hot Jupiters,” and investigate how they’re formed.”

He emphasizes that these results may have major implications in the search for water in potentially habitable Earth-sized exoplanets. Instruments on future space telescopes may need to be designed with a higher sensitivity if target planets are drier than predicted. “We should be prepared for much lower water abundances than predicted when looking at super-Earths (rocky planets that are several times the mass of Earth),” Madhusudhan said.

Using near-infrared spectra of the planets observed with Hubble, Madhusudhan and his collaborators estimated the amount of water vapor in each of the planetary atmospheres that explains the data.

The planets were selected because they orbit relatively bright stars that provide enough radiation for an infrared-light spectrum to be taken. Absorption features from the water vapor in the planet’s atmosphere are detected because they are superimposed on the small amount of starlight that glances through the planet’s atmosphere.

Detecting water is almost impossible for transiting planets from the ground because Earth’s atmosphere has a lot of water in it, which contaminates the observation.

“We really need the Hubble Space Telescope to make such observations,” said Nicolas Crouzet of the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto and co-author of the study.

The currently accepted theory on how giant planets in our solar system formed, known as core accretion, states a planet is formed around the young star in a protoplanetary disk made primarily of hydrogen, helium, and particles of ices and dust composed of other chemical elements.

The dust particles stick to each other, eventually forming larger and larger grains. The gravitational forces of the disk draw in these grains and larger particles until a solid core forms. This then leads to runaway accretion of both solids and gas to eventually form a giant planet.

This theory predicts that the proportions of the different elements in the planet are enhanced relative to those in its star, especially oxygen, which is supposed to be the most enhanced. Once the giant planet forms, its atmospheric oxygen is expected to be largely encompassed within water molecules. The very low levels of water vapor found by this research raise a number of questions about the chemical ingredients that lead to planet formation.

“There are so many things we still don’t know about exoplanets, so this opens up a new chapter in understanding how planets and solar systems form,” said Drake Deming of the University of Maryland, who led one of the precursor studies.

“The problem is that we are assuming the water to be as abundant as in our own solar system. What our study has shown is that water features could be a lot weaker than our expectations.”