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 Kepler probe finds five strange new planets - Boulder Weekly
    Telescope to seek dust where other Earths may lie - Science Daily
    01/22/2015 - 6:07 am | View Link
  • Cal student discovers 3 exoplanets from Kepler data - San Francisco Chronicle
    The Kepler telescope detects planets around distant stars by noting the faint dimming of a star’s light when an object like a planet passes...
    01/19/2015 - 9:28 am | View Link
  • New Super-Earth-Hunting Telescope Array Opens Its Eyes To The Sky - Popular Science
    New exoplanet-hunting telescopes on Paranal - EurekAlert!
    01/14/2015 - 12:57 pm | View Link
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  • NASA detects odd X-ray signal 240 million light years away
    There's never a dull moment — er, light year — in outer space. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton spotted an unusual X-ray signal in the data received from the Perseus galaxy cluster some 240 million light years ...
    06/25/2014 - 9:28 am | View Link
  • NASA Detects Mysterious Signal 240 Million Light-Years Away From Earth
    Astronomers have detected a mysterious signal 240 million light-years away from Earth, in the Perseus Cluster (top), one of the most massive objects in the Universe. The unidentified signal is a “spike of intensity at a very specific wavelength of X-ray ...
    06/24/2014 - 6:51 pm | View Link
  • NASA Detects Mysterious X-Ray Signal 240 Million Light Years Away
    NASA astronomers have detected a signal, characterized by a “spike of intensity at a very specific wavelength of X-ray light,” in the Perseus galaxy cluster, 240 million light years from Earth. According to Gizmodo, NASA scientists don’t yet know ...
    06/24/2014 - 4:54 pm | View Link
  • 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 ...
    06/15/2012 - 1:48 am | View Link
  • 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 - 8:59 pm | View Link
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  • Introduction to the Electromagnetic Spectrum
    OUR PROTECTIVE ATMOSPHERE. Our Sun is a source of energy across the full spectrum, and its electromagnetic radiation bombards our atmosphere constantly.
    01/25/2015 - 6:52 pm | View Website
  • Infrared Waves
    Infrared light is even used to heat food sometimes - special lamps that emit thermal infrared waves are often used in fast food restaurants!
    01/23/2015 - 12:28 pm | View Website
  • NASA's RXTE Detects 'Heartbeat' of Smallest Black Hole ...
    An international team of astronomers has identified a candidate for the smallest-known black hole using data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer.
    01/22/2015 - 9:48 pm | View Website
  • Visible Light Waves
    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 ...
    01/22/2015 - 8:43 pm | View Website
  • Kepler Mission FAQ
    A1. How will Kepler detect planets? The Kepler Mission is designed to detect planets as they pass in front of their stars which causes a tiny dip in the stars’ light.
    01/22/2015 - 3:57 pm | View Website
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