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Nov 28 2015
23:46 UTC

Cloudy with a chance of life: how to find alien life on distant exoplanets

This article was originally published in The Conversation on on 26th November 2015. Cloudy with a chance of life: how to find alien life on distant exoplanetsby Brad Carter, Amanda Bauer, & Jonti HornerHow do you go about hunting for life on another planet elsewhere in our galaxy? A useful starting point is to imagine looking from afar for signs of life on Earth. In a telescope like those we have on Earth, those aliens would likely just see the Earth and sun merged together into a singl

Posted by astropixie

Nov 27 2015
23:31 UTC

NASA developing new Chemical Laptop' to search for evidence of alien life

One of NASA's primary objectives, and the one which most excites the general public, is the search for evidence of life elsewhere, whether in our own Solar System or on some distant exoplanet. However, the best way to go about that is a subject of much debate. Now, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have... The post NASA developing new ‘Chemical Laptop' to search for evidence of alien life appeared first on Planetaria.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Nov 27 2015
20:06 UTC

Earth May Be Hairy with Dark Matter

I'm losing mine, but the Solar System¬may be way hairier than we ever thought,¬with thick crops of filamentary dark matter streaming through Earth's core and back out again even as you read this.¬(...)Read the rest of Earth May Be “Hairy” with Dark Matter (823 words) ¬ Bob King for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | […]

Posted by Universe Today

Nov 25 2015
13:56 UTC

Satellite launch accident provides unexpected test of Einstein's theory

... pair of stranded satellites will perform a test of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity that they were not designed to do. The results will be more precise than previous testsIt's a total fluke. No one was thinking about making the most precise test yet of general relativity when the Soyuz rocket lifted off from French Guiana on 22 August 2014. The European Space Agency was launching Galileo 5 and 6, a pair of navigation satellites to break Europe's reliance on the American GPS

Posted by Across the universe

Nov 22 2015
18:49 UTC

Comet Catalina Grows Two Tails, Soars at Dawn

Amateur astronomer Chris Schur of Arizona had only five minutes to observe and photograph Comet Catalina this morning before twilight got the better of the night. In that brief time, he secured two beautiful images and made a quick observation through his 80mm refractor. He writes: “Very difficult observation on this one. (I observed) it […]

Posted by Universe Today

Nov 16 2015
17:50 UTC

Cosmologist Thinks a Strange Signal May Be Evidence of a Parallel Universe

In the beginning, there was chaos. Hot, dense, and packed with energetic particles, the early¬Universe was a turbulent, bustling place. It wasn't until about 300,000 years after the Big Bang that the nascent cosmic soup had cooled enough for atoms to form and light to travel freely. This landmark event, known as recombination, gave rise […]

Posted by Universe Today

Nov 15 2015
19:30 UTC

Sweet Sights for November Nights

Clear night ahead?¬Let's see what's up. We'll start close to home with the Moon, zoom out to lonely¬Fomalhaut 25 light years away and then return to our own Solar System to track down the 7th planet. (...)Read the rest of Sweet Sights for November Nights (900 words) ¬ Bob King for Universe Today, 2015. | […]

Posted by Universe Today

Nov 09 2015
22:21 UTC

Opportunity Rover Driving Between Lily Pads' in Search of Martian Sun and Science

... enables spectacular science yielding clues to Mars watery past. All this as she strives […]

Posted by Universe Today

Nov 05 2015
17:04 UTC

Searching for “tidal debris” in DECaLS images

... a member of the GZ science team for several years and is leading our analysis of tidal debris in the DECaLS images. One of the biggest changes to the questions we're asking […]

Posted by Galaxy Zoo Blog

Nov 04 2015
19:35 UTC

Protecting Juno's Heart

... built with maximum science in mind, and is designed to answer crucial questions and […]

Posted by Universe Today

Nov 03 2015
19:33 UTC

Ion Propulsion: The Key to Deep Space Exploration

When we think of space travel, we tend to picture a massive rocket blasting off from Earth, with huge blast streams of fire and smoke coming out the bottom, as the enormous machine struggles to escape Earth's gravity. Rockets are our only option for escaping Earth's gravity wellfor now. But once a spacecraft has broken […]

Posted by Universe Today

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