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More Habitable Than Earth?

Today’s post comes to you direct from the world of space where, thanks to the Kepler space observatory, we have discovered 156 officially confirmed extrasolar planets, with another 3,400 awaiting confirmation.  Considering the infinitesimally small region of space within our … Continue reading

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And Right in Our Neighborhood!

Three Planets in Habitable Zone of Nearby Star Gliese 667 C is the third and dimmest of a triple star system only 22 light years from Earth.  Initial observations had detected three planets in orbit around it, with one in … Continue reading

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And Now, a Martian Sunset

It’s going to be a light day, since for whatever reason I couldn’t get to writing until late and nothing jumped out at me to get all good and mad about.  So here are a few things, in no particular … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law, NASA Style

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An Exoplanet in Our Neck of the Woods!

SO’s HARPS instrument finds Earth-mass exoplanet orbiting Alpha Centauri B European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. It is also the … Continue reading

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CURIOSITY NAILS IT.

Nasa’s Curiosity rover successfully lands on Mars The one-tonne vehicle, known as Curiosity, touched down in a deep crater near the planet’s equator after a plunging through the atmosphere.  It is going to look for evidence that Mars could once … Continue reading

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I Guess Life Still Needs Phosphorous.

Just as important as the experimental confirmation of long-theorized particles like the Higgs Boson or the elusive neutrino (from decades ago) are those discoveries that, well, turned out to not be discoveries after all.  Take, for example, some experimental results … Continue reading

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