And here is one more “previously thought” wrong idea. What makes it more interesting is, this time the scientists have come up with a new theory, again proposing it to be correct! What is the guarantee that after some time they will not come up with another theory and say that the one presented now, i.e. “previously thought” was wrong? The irony is, they will do it and people will again be made to believe it until something else comes up.
Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth. The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. Astronomers discovered the system known as 30 Ari several years ago,but until recently they thought it was composed of one planet and three stars.
“It would depend on what kind of sky you had, but chances are that at least one of them would be up at any given time,” said Lewis Roberts, an astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who helped discover the rare quadruple system.
Astronomers discovered the system known as 30 Ari several years ago, but until recently they thought it was composed of one planet and three stars. They were only able to make out the fourth star in the group after fitting the telescopes at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego with a Robo-AO adaptive optics system.
“You can almost get to the quality of what you would get from a telescope in space,” Roberts said. “So now we can pick out faint stars that couldn’t be seen before.” Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns – LA Times
Like it or not, and stamp it as pessimistic if you want to, the hard to accept fact is, this people will never be able to make a telescope that can see the end of this universe. The main reason being the limitation of the human intelligence and human eyes. The human eye, which is, according to Vedic science, one of the five gross senses of the material body, is bound to behave in a way it is made.
Vedic scriptures teach us that our senses are defective and are prone to bewilderment. This is not very difficult to understand. Consequently, if we depend only on what we see, we are bound to be misled. Remember that before NASA and other space agencies launched IR enabled satellites, they didn’t see many planets that they claim to have found now.
Brahma Samhita 5.52 says:
yac-cakṣur eṣa savitā sakala-grahāṇāṁ rājā samasta-sura-mūrtir aśeṣa-tejāḥyasyājñayā bhramati sambhṛta-kāla-cakro govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
“I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, under whose control even the sun, which is considered to be the eye of the Lord, rotates within the fixed orbit of eternal time. The sun is the king of all planetary systems and has unlimited potency in heat and light.”
People need to think rationally and understand that not understanding what the Vedic scriptures say does not disqualify it. One needs to broaden and deepen one’s thought process in order to comprehend Vedic literatures.
The following was written by Michael A. Cremo, a freelancer researcher from the United States of America, in 1988:
One of the subjects discussed in the Vedas is life on other planets. In their 1977 report to NASA, the scientists of the Outlook for Space Study Group confessed that “although there may be billions of other planets in our galaxy, we do not yet have unambiguous evidence of even one planet outside our solar system. . . . Intelligent life may be widespread in the Universe, but we have not made contact with it. Many gaps, puzzles, and uncertainties remain.”
This statement shows the shortcomings of the so-called scientific method. The scientist’s powers of observation are extremely limited on the cosmic scale. On the other hand, we can take information from the books of Vedic knowledge, principally the Bhagavad-gita, that there are in fact planets beyond those now visible to us and that they are inhabited. Lord Krsna is proclaimed in the Bhagavad-gita to be the source of all that exists, living or nonliving. Therefore, if one has questions about the nature of the universe, it makes sense to look to Krsna, its creator, for reliable answers, just as one would learn about the composition or intended meaning of a painting by asking the artist. (BTG #23-06)
This shows there is a class of intelligent people in the world who do take advantage of Vedic scriptures to study the universe and who have been able to come up with a more clear explanation of it. On the other hand, we have a group of people on earth who call them scientists but have no clue as to what is going on up there. In a sense, they are trying their best to figure it all out but wouldn’t it be wiser for them to learn from the infallible Vedic scriptures that present scientific theories with utmost accuracy unlike the ongoing “previously thought” wrong propaganda?