Posted: 27 May 2012 05:01 AM PDT
The presence of an unknown unseen planet – so-called “Planet X” – has occasionally been suggested as the explanation for a number of anomalies observed on the edge of our solar system. However, its existence has never been demonstrated and has been generally rejected by experts.
Now an eminent astronomer returns to this question. Using mathematical formulas and models, not only he concludes that Planet X exists, but in addition he calculates its position and size.
Rodney Gomes, astronomer at the Observatory of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, claims that Planet X lies beyond Neptune and Pluto at a distance of 225 billion km from the Sun, and has a size four times greater than that of Earth.
According to his calculations, the presence of Planet X explains in the most satisfactory way the observed anomalies in the orbits of some dwarf planets and smaller celestial bodies located in the Kuiper Belt, a disk-shaped region which is “filled” with rocky and ice objects orbiting the Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune.
Mr. Gomes presented his findings at a conference of the American Astronomical Society, held this month in Oregon in the United States. Although his method won the overall honors, many astronomers disagreed with him. The main argument was that even despite he offered a fully checked mathematical proof, there is no tangible evidence.
Anyway, Planet X is too far away to be seen by ground-based observation instruments, so these data will be difficult to prove.
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Posted: 24 May 2012 09:36 AM PDT
Whether we are driven by our most vital goal or by a slight intention, we need a sincere motivation. Often on the way to their goal people give up in front of difficulties because of the lack of incentives. Even the most intelligent, talented, creative people can get bogged down in routine, wasting energy on overcoming daily difficulties instead of moving to a higher goal. A few simple steps will help you stimulate yourself in daily activities and achieve long-term goals.
The first and the most important step to achieve the desired is a clear definition of objectives and goals. Although it sounds easy, in fact a clear definition of your goal can be a daunting task.
The goal may be relatively simple, such as “losing a few pounds till summer” or more serious, like “getting promotion and starting earning 2000$ a month”. These things can be more or less important to you and the process of achieving them may be quite different, but they all must begin with a clear definition of the goal.
When you have drawn (in your mind or on paper) a clear picture of the desired, the next step is to develop a plan for achieving the goal. This task may require a considerable investment of time and a deep understanding of your lifestyle. Psychology of motivation is not an easy thing, because every individual needs his own incentives.
You need to choose an appropriate number of techniques that allow to maintain the motivation at the proper level. For example, you can develop a system of rewards for successful completion of the stages on the way to your dream. Also you can share your accomplishments with friends, family or anyone else. For some people it is important to be encouraged by others.
It is equally important to develop the right attitude. High enthusiasm and positive attitude are very important in achieving goals. You can't inspire yourself for success if you do not invest of psychological, emotional and intellectual resources in your business.
The secret to keeping motivation at the proper level is to develop a sincere inner desire. If you want something with all your heart, the process of achieving the desired will bring you joy.
When things go bad and you lose incentives, sit down and write on a sheet of paper why your goal and the steps you take are so essential and important. Thus you will encourage yourself. The repetition of simple phrases such as «I am a happy person with many talents and lofty goals» can become a habit of feeling happy and make any dream true.
1. Be positive
A good way is to see only the positive aspects and benefits in any situation. Enjoy everything that is happening to you. You can choose to be positive, it is a matter of habit. If you decide to stay positive, nothing can stop you.
2. Be disciplined
Sometimes it is even more important than positive attitude. If you are disciplined, you will certainly achieve the results which will make you more confident. Let’s say you are trying to lose weight. If you follow the discipline in diet and exercise, the results will become visible. Day after day, you will achieve your goals in weight loss. But this needs effort and does not happen overnight.
3. Be patient
The motivation dies when you lose your patience. Let's return to the example of weight loss. If you are constantly working on your goal, the results will become visible in a few weeks, but if you want to lose weight in a healthy way, this process will take a little longer.
When you feel anxiety, remind yourself to stay positive. When you want to skip a task, remind yourself that you have to be disciplined. When you lose your hope, remember to be patient. Actions bring results.
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