A planetary self-portrait, apparently from Wonderland of Science, a book published in the 1930s.
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Science Daily has us imagining that message being broadcast to an an interstellar ship full of would-be colonists, thanks to new research that’s found some so-called “Goldilocks planets” are actually star-belches:
“This result is exciting because it explains, for the first time, all the previous and somewhat conflicting observations of the intriguing dwarf star Gliese [...]
Nature writes so calmly about shockwaves of such epic proportions:
Four massive clusters of galaxies are plowing into one another at a crash site about five billion light-years from Earth. The conglomeration is creating one giant concentration of thousands of galaxies. “This is really one of the most massive clusters we know of and [...]
Harvard researchers have found a whole new kind of planet. It’s just like ours, only way bigger:
Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a new type of planet – a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth. Theorists believed such a world couldn’t form because anything so hefty would grab hydrogen [...]
Nature covers the hard decisions that NASA faces in its latest budget… which may include shutting down a great space telescope (and an asteroid watchdog) to keep some other great telescopes running:
he infrared Spitzer Space Telescope, however, may be deactivated due to lack of funding. And a bid to convert data collected by the [...]
Universe Today celebrates a Goldilocks discovery. The Kepler mission has found a planet just the right size and in just the right place to have life on it:
The newly-confirmed extrasolar planet has been dubbed Kepler-186f. It is the fifth and outermost planet discovered orbiting the red dwarf star Kepler-186, located 490 light-years away. [...]
The image is also cool for another reason:
This image is being used to support a citizen science [...]
This is the face of the man who was ROBBED by the third episode of Cosmos. Planetary motion? Elliptical orbits? Not Newton’s ideas – this guy’s.
And the story of how he figured them out is pretty darn interesting. See, Kepler was a divinity student with a really fascinating theology….
This image comes from [...]
If you never thought cosmic loneliness was a computing problem, think again. In Popular Mechanics, SETI leader Seth Shostak says Moore’s Law means we’ll find aliens in the next 20 years:
If you’re trying to determine when we’re going to succeed with SETI, that really depends on only two questions. First, how many societies [...]