New View Of Exoplanets Will Aid Search For E.t.

Astronomers have developed a new method to probe the atmospheres of extrasolar planets, which should greatly expand the search for planets t...

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  • NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it
    NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. More
  • Russia charging NASA $70 million per rocket seat
    NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. More
  • One flight closer to space tourism
    Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
  • U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list
    The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
  • New calls to rename Higgs boson
    One of the scientists who developed the theory of the Higgs boson says the particle should be renamed to acknowledge the contributions of others involved in the work. More
  • Kepler Telescope Sees Pixelated View of 7-Planet Star System
    That discovery was announced in February. The Kepler telescope has uncovered thousands of alien planets and planet candidates; by far the most exoplanets of any telescope in history. Kepler studied ...
    03/13/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • A Remarkable View of Aldebaran’s Occultation
    This constitutes resolution of the disk of the K5 giant star Aldebaran with the aid of the lunar limb. The latter part of the graze had four blinks when Aldebaran just reappeared for a mere fraction ...
    03/8/2017 - 6:25 am | View Link
  • A new cosmic survey offers unprecedented view of galaxies
    The data will allow researchers to look for previously undiscovered galaxies and to search for dark matter ... HSC Project was provided in part by the following grants: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific ...
    02/28/2017 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • View from Mars Hill: Young exoplanets hold key to evolution of cosmos
    To date, astronomers have identified some 3,300 exoplanets (planets ... confirm these findings and search for giant planets around other young stars. Such research will help determine how common such ...
    07/2/2016 - 12:57 am | View Link
  • Copernicus' revolution and Galileo's vision: Our changing view of the universe in pictures
    Imagine you're an astronomer from antiquity, exploring the night sky without the aid of a telescope. At first the planets don't really distinguish themselves from the stars. They're a bit brighter ...
    05/30/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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