Nasa Detects The Light Of A 'super-earth'

NASA's Spitzer Space telescope has detected light from a planet outside the solar system that is nearly the size of Earth.

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  • Breakthrough detects 15 radio bursts from dwarf galaxy; might be from ‘alien’ spacecraft
    BENGALURU: In a five-hour-long observation, an Indian scientist working with the $100m Breakthrough Listen project looking for extraterrestrials has detected 15 radio bursts coming from a dwarf galaxy about 3 million light years away from earth.
    08/30/2017 - 7:31 pm | View Link
  • NASA detects signs of water on distant Neptune like planet
    Located about 437 light-years away, HAT-P-26b orbits a star roughly twice as old as our Sun. The analysis is one of the most detailed studies to date of a “warm Neptune,” or a planet that is Neptune-sized and close to its star. The researchers ...
    05/11/2017 - 9:08 pm | View Link
  • NASA Reveals World Map of the Earth at Night
    VIIRS detects light reflected from Earth's surface and atmosphere in 22 different wavelengths and it is the first satellite instrument to take quantitative measurements of light emissions and reflections. Those measurements can be used to determine the ...
    04/13/2017 - 9:49 am | View Link
  • NASA lighting effects study seeks circadian solution for astronauts
    The human eye contains a light-sensitive protein called melanopsin, different from the rods and cones that we use to see, which detects light in the eye and mediates these effect. Melanopsin is most sensitive to short-wavelength blue light and so by ...
    12/14/2016 - 12:05 am | View Link
  • Black Hole Collision Not As Dark As Expected; NASA Detects Burst Of Light From Merger
    After proving the existence of Einstein's gravitational waves, researchers has once again discovered something that is not expected -- light bursting from the collision of two black holes. Under normal circumstances, objects getting sucked at high speed in ...
    04/20/2016 - 12:35 am | View Link
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    09/20/2017 - 1:43 pm | View Website
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    09/19/2017 - 5:02 am | View Website
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