Greetings Dear Wizard,
I tried my hand at an entry. Please tell me what you think.
Being an apprentice to a Wizard may be the most gratifyingly thankless position one can have. On the one hand there are the perks that come with the proximity to such an agile mind. Things such as learning new and amazing things or partaking in magical journeys. On the other hand is the humbling realization that there is a lifetime of wisdom waiting to be discovered one second at a time and no faster. But as lack of wisdom has never been a deterrent to any endeavor I shall attempt an entry to new and amazing on unsure and green footing.
This episode will cover the discovery of extraterrestrial planets. This is nothing new as hundreds if not thousands have been documented over the last couple decades. What IS new is that 3 planets were discovered to be orbiting a cool brown dwarf. Cool in relation to our sun but warm enough to have a habitable zone. That means these three planets are within the proper distance to allow liquid and gaseous water to exist. Not only are these the first planets to be discovered that are within this zone, they are also orbiting a dwarf star that has apparently been ejected from its home galaxy. Floating in intergalactic space, it is safe from stray gravitational forces that can disturb the planets’ orbital distances. I conclude that intelligence has evolved there. The likelihood that these extraterrestrials have developed to technologically advanced beings is higher since not being in a galaxy makes catastrophic gravitational events less likely. The Apprentice makes an unsubstantiated claim here, it is very clear. But where there is lack of wisdom, there usually lies bravado in its absence. So I proclaim that life exists on these rogue planets. It must.
What a glorious view they must have, the warm red sun larger but much more dim than ours. The other two planets in view. Their night sky much darker since they are an orphan system, ejected from their galaxy eons ago.
So, left to be in their own, they have probably evolved to be wholly or holy enlightened beings…
New and amazing, and old and wise all wrapped up into one…
For more on this discovery, see the video below:
FROM THE WIZARD OF NAA – I am super excited to have our first guest post on newandamazing.com. Dr. Rostamian is not only a great professional, but he is a great person (with a very curious mind.) I love it when people still have that sense of wonder that we all had as kids. Nothing is cooler to think about than what life might be like on some planet surrounding a far distant star. The red dwarf star is especially enchanting as the plants would be different colors than on earth. Here is one such view as to what plant life might look like.
And here is what the alien cities might look like:
Finally, to honor my self proclaimed apprentice, here is my favorite apprentice video: