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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  • NASA's Fermi Detects the Highest-Energy Light From a Solar Flare
    This image from Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) shows how the entire sky looked on March 7 in the light of gamma rays with energies beyond 100 MeV. Although the Vela pulsar is the brightest continuous LAT source, it was outmatched this day by the X5.4 ...
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  • Nasa detects longest and highest-energy light from a solar flare giving out 1,000 times the sun's normal radiation
    The longest and highest-energy light ever emitted from a solar blast was detected earlier this year, it has emerged. Nasa's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope recorded the powerful eruption on the surface of the sun on March 7. The flare produced such an ...
    06/12/2012 - 4:27 am | View Link
  • NASA’s Fermi detects highest-energy light from powerful solar flare
    Washington: NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the highest-energy light ever associated with an eruption on the sun during a powerful solar blast on March 7. The discovery heralds Fermi’s new role as a solar observatory, a powerful new ...
    06/11/2012 - 8:10 pm | View Link
  • Science Scanner: NASA Detects Light from Earth-like Planet
    It what it calls an historic step in the search for signs of life on other planets, NASA says its astronomers have detected light coming from a “super-Earth” planet 41 light years away. It marks the first time direct light from a rocky super-Earth ...
    05/9/2012 - 11:04 am | View Link
  • NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Detects Light from Alien Super-Earth
    Back in 2004, scientists discovered the alien planet 55 Cancri e – an uninhabitable world that orbits a star 41 light-years away from Earth. Because of its massive size (twice the width of Earth, half the mass of Neptune), it was quickly dubbed a Super ...
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    If words seem to be missing from the articles, please read this. Imagine the Universe! is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center ...
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  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
    A NASA site listing the various wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.
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    Infrared light is even used to heat food sometimes - special lamps that emit thermal infrared waves are often used in fast food restaurants!
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    Visible Light Waves. Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves we can see. We see these waves as the colors of the rainbow. Each color has a ...
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