Zeta1 and Zeta2 Reticuli are yellow-orange stars like our Sun, Sol.

The Zeta1,2 Reticuli, wide-binary system is located around 39.4 to 39.5 light-years from Sol. It lies in the westcentral part (03:17:46.2-62:34:31.2 and 03:18:12.8-62:30:22.9, ICRS 2000.0) of Constellation Reticulum, the Reticule or Net (an old astronomical instrument used to measure star positions) -- northwest of Kappa and Beta Reticuli. The high proper motion of this system was probably discovered by Willem Jacob Luyten (1899-1994), who found the proper motions of over 520,000 stars despite the loss of sight in one eye since 1925 by building an automated photographic plate scanner and measuring machine.

Based on the controversial analysis of a map that was viewed by a couple of Humans and later recalled under hypnosis, some UFO conspiracy theorists on Earth believe that Zeta2, the brighter component, harbors the base of space-travelling beings whom they call "Greys". Apparently, these Greys have been visiting Earth to abduct humans for research and other nefarious purposes. One of their vehicles purportedly crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico, which the U.S. Government is alleged to have been trying to cover up.

Zeta1 Reticuli

This is a yellow-orange main sequence dwarf star of spectral and luminosity type G2.5-5 V, with about 93 percent of Sol's mass, around 91 percent of its diameter, and 79 percent of its luminosity. The star may be 60 percent as enriched as Sol with elements heavier than hydrogen ("metallicity"), based on its abundance of iron (del Peloso et al, 2000). Zeta1 has a brighter but distant stellar companion, Zeta2 Reticuli, currently located over 9,000 AUs away (based on an observed separation of 310" and HIPPARCOS distance estimates of 39.40 and 39.53 ly), with common proper motion and equal radial velocities (Da Silva and Foy, 1987). The evidence has grown against either star having a close stellar companion (Da Silva and Foy, 1987; and Bonneau et al, 1980, pp. 187-188). Useful catalogue numbers and designations for the star include: Zet1 Ret, HR 1006*, Gl 136, Hip 15330, HD 20766, CP(D)-63 217, SAO 248770, LHS 171, LTT 1573, LFT 275, and LPM 146.

Once thought to be old Population II, galactic-halo-type subdwarf stars, Zeta1 and its companion are more likely to be old disk stars (Da Silva and Foy, 1987), that may be as much as eight billion years old. An earlier hypothesis that the stars were relatively dim because of a high abundance of helium (Da Silva and Foy, 1987) has been refuted recently (del Peloso et al, 2000). The pair is now thought to be part of the Zeta Herculis stellar moving (kinematic) group of high velocity stars as defined by Olin J. Eggen in 1958, which no longer includes Zeta Herculis itself (del Peloso et al, 2000).

Zeta2 Reticuli

A yellow-orange main sequence dwarf star of spectral and luminosity type G1-2 V, Zeta2 has about the same mass (99 percent), around the same diameter (almost 99 percent), and almost same luminosity (102 percent) as Sol. The star may be 60 percent as enriched as Sol with elements heavier than hydrogen ("metallicity"), based on its abundance of iron (del Peloso et al, 2000). As mentioned above, Zeta2 is now thought to be an old disk star.

A close stellar companion around Zeta2 with a separation of 0.046" and a position angle of 11° (1978.86) was once suspected from observations in 1978. However, the object was unresolved when observed 334 days later in 1979 and so it was assumed to be an artifact of the telescope's spider (Bonneau et al, 1980, page 187). Useful catalogue numbers and designations for the star include: Zet2 Ret, HR 1010*, Gl 138, Hip 15371, HD 20807, CP(D)-62 265, SAO 248774, LHS 172, LTT 1576, LFT 276, and LPM 148.

On September 20, 1996, astronomers at the European Southern Observatory announced that they had detected possible indications of a giant planet around Zeta2 with around 27 percent of Jupiter's mass, moving in a close inner orbit (0.14 AUs) with a period of 18.9 days. Within two days, however, the discovery announcement was retracted because the detected radial velocity variations could be attributed to the aging star's pulsations (more). In any case, the orbit of an Earth-like planet (with liquid water) around Zeta2 would have to be centered at around one AU -- the orbital distance Earth in the Solar System -- with an orbital period of just over a year. Around dimmer Zeta1, the orbit of an Earth-like planet would be closer in around 0.9 AU -- between the orbital distances of Venus and Earth in the Solar System -- with an orbital period of around 320 days. Astronomers would find it very difficult to detect an Earth-sized planet around either star using present methods.

Constellation Reticulum is one of those obscure constellations in the Southern Hemisphere invented in the mid-1880s by the Abbé [Abbot] Nicholas Louis de La Caille (1713-1762), who had the great honor of naming 15 of the 88 constellations by becoming the first astronomer to systematically observe the entire night sky. La Caille originally called this group of stars the "Reticulum Rhomboidalis" for the shape defined by some of the constellation's brightest stars, as a reticle is a grid or system of lines in an eyepiece that helps in the centering of focusing instruments, such as a sextant, on a particular object. However, the brightest star of small and dim Reticulum is of only 3rd magnitude. It is located between constellations Dorado (north-east), Horologium (north-west), and Hydrus.

Zeti Reticuli is a binary star system that is approximately thirty-seven light years from Earth. The aliens that abducted Betty and Barney Hill were calculated to come from a planet in this system and drew the map at the top of this page.

When we think of the Zetas we associate them with the Grey Race.

Most people recognize them by their large slanted eyes.

Images of gray aliens with shiny eyes

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The Step Pyramid in Saqqara

Zeta Reticulis are generally described as having large black eyes, grayish hairless bodies and are three-four feet tall.

They supposedly share a group mind and have no emotions.

I have seen shiny black eyes and come close to them to look within.

What I have seen is a computer.

These aliens are The Watchers of the holographic program in which we experience in third dimension. It is not much different than the movie The Matrix. They have always been part of the holographic program in which we exist. They are considered a hive mind because they are hooked up to a central computer. We call it the Source of Creation.

I do not believe much of what is said about them.

I believe the experiences are implanted yet are as real as everything else in 3D.

My soul says that are not the Good Guys.

I have definitely never had an encounter with a Grey for any reason - nor do I expect to.

I believe they manipulate and deceive humanity - though many people feel their cause is just! That reaps of mind control. I do not believe they came here from Mars - but then again I believe that Mars in 3D is another holographic program running parallel to ours - so it is possible they move through interdimensional portals that often open between programs.

I know that many people feel attached to the Grey race as sort of creator Gods - just as other people feel tha Reptilians came here from Nibiru or Sirius and seeded the human race.

There are an endless number of possibilities.

All creational myths follow the same patterns created by the electromagnetic grids that create the illusion of our reality - the Star Trek holodeck - if you will.

This program can manipulate us into believing anything - including the fact that our program is real.

As Time is also an illusion of the game.

Everything else in our reality is a metphaor or archetype of the program in which we exist - or have placed a part of our conscious awareness.

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