Folks, here's another exciting discovery from the world of astronomy, and the search for life in the universes: 7 Earth-Size Planets Identified in Orbit Around a Dwarf Star by Kenneth Chang. The Urantia Book teaches us that moons such as these newly discovered spheres are often ideal candidates for mortal habitation:
"Many of these enormous spheres have satellites, sometimes a half dozen or more, and these moons are often in size very near that of Urantia, so that they are almost ideal for habitation." (See more below, in our blog)
This blockbuster news from NASA leaves us beyond excited! Here's a snippet from the article:
"Not just one, but seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for signs of alien life outside of the solar system.
"The planets orbit a dwarf star named Trappist-1, about 40 light-years, or 235 trillion miles, from Earth. That is quite close in cosmic terms, and by happy accident, the orientation of the orbits of the seven planets allows them to be studied in great detail.
"One or more of the exoplanets in this new system could be at the right temperature to be awash in oceans of water, astronomers said, based on the distance of the planets from the dwarf star.
“ 'This is the first time so many planets of this kind are found around the same star,' ” Michael Gillon, an astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium and the leader of an international team that has been observing Trappist-1, said during a telephone news conference organized by the journal Nature, which published the findings on Wednesday."
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Folks, we are not alone
To Urantia Book readers, these findings are particularly exciting news, because we know that in Nebadon alone there are ten million ihabited worlds, and that Jesus is Lord of all of them!
119:8.8 Urantia is the sentimental shrine of all Nebadon, the chief of ten million inhabited worlds, the mortal home of Christ Michael, sovereign of all Nebadon....
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Thanks to The Urantia Book, we do know that we are definitely not alone in the universe, and it is very heartening to know that modern science is once again corroborating and validating the teachings of The Urantia Book, which presented these ideas to us long before the advent of the "space age."
What else does The Urantia Book say about moons like those in the article?
49:0.4 Not all planets are suited to harbor mortal life. Small ones having a high rate of axial revolution are wholly unsuited for life habitats. In several of the physical systems of Satania the planets revolving around the central sun are too large for habitation, their great mass occasioning oppressive gravity. Many of these enormous spheres have satellites, sometimes a half dozen or more, and these moons are often in size very near that of Urantia, so that they are almost ideal for habitation.
The oldest inhabited world of Satania, world number one, is Anova, one of the forty-four satellites revolving around an enormous dark planet but exposed to the differential light of three neighboring suns. Anova is in an advanced stage of progressive civilization.
But, why do we feel so alone?
But, why do we feel so alone here? We look into the skies, and we send our ships and our telescopes out into the void, searching for others like us...why is it such a struggle? The Urantia Book teaches:
50:6.5 You should not forget that for two hundred thousand years all the worlds of Satania have rested under the spiritual ban of Norlatiadek in consequence of the Lucifer rebellion. And it will require age upon age to retrieve the resultant handicaps of sin and secession. Your world still continues to pursue an irregular and checkered career as a result of the double tragedy of a rebellious Planetary Prince and a defaulting Material Son. Even the bestowal of Christ Michael on Urantia did not immediately set aside the temporal consequences of these serious blunders in the earlier administration of the world.
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Oftentimes, humans can feel isolated, maybe even forgotten. We are so far on the fringes of the universe...but this Urantia Book passage assures us:
114:7.17 Your isolated world is not forgotten in the counsels of the universe. Urantia is not a cosmic orphan stigmatized by sin and shut away from divine watchcare by rebellion. From Uversa to Salvington and on down to Jerusem, even in Havona and on Paradise, they all know we are here; and you mortals now dwelling on Urantia are just as lovingly cherished and just as faithfully watched over as if the sphere had never been betrayed by a faithless Planetary Prince, even more so. It is eternally true, "the Father himself loves you."
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Click to see a short video about the inhabited universe, and our planet's place in it...you'll be amazed!!!
And, click here to read more about our inhabited universe
As a final note, we want to call your attention to the fact that spheres like those discovered in the article might also be candidates for a "relocation" scenario, should the unthinkable happen, and our planet earth has to be evacuated. In our "As Seen on TV" article titled The Explosion of the Sun and the Annihilation of Life, we explore this possbility:
Click to read As Seen on TV: The Explosion of the Sun and the Annihilation of Life