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Educators and Kids: Animated Film About Exoplanets at BrainPOP

This is a great resource for educators and home schooled kids. BrainPOP Exoplanet Site and Animated Film

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Exoplanets Seen by Hubble in 1998 Finally Revealed

Phil Plait over at Discover’s Bad Astronomy writes about the hidden exoplanets in Hubble data. Exoplanets Seen by Hubble in 1998 Finally Revealed

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Apple iPhone, iPad Exoplanet App

For the Apple users out there, a recently updated Exoplanet app. Get daily updates of exoplanet discoveries along with nice galaxy visuals. Developer, Hanno Rein’s app site.

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Astrophysicist Adam Reiss on NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Adam Reiss engages in a funny discourse with NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, before taking the quiz.

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She Holds a Doctorate in Space Aliens

Well, almost. She’s Pascale Ehrenfreund, an astrobiologist. Astrobiolgists study life in all forms in outer space. This can range from organic molecules, the basis for life, to the biological effects of space on plants and animals. Maybe even aliens someday.

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ATTN: Armchair Astronomers. You too can hunt for exoplanets.

Planet Hunters, a web site with the Kepler findings, is now open to the public. Take a look. Hunt a planet. Learn more from Andrea Parrish here.

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Fifty New Exoplanets

“Fifty new exoplanets discovered by HARPS” at Astronomy Magazine. Read more at astronomy.com. Also, a National Geographic article.

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Welcome Back, Exoworld Blog

Ah. My poor, neglected blog. Well, we both had some other things to do and took a break from one another, but now we’re back on track. For me, a heavy load of college among other things sucked my time and energy into a vortex. A lot has happened with exoplanet exploration since then, and […]

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Mathematics in Film

I’ve ventured into two mathematical films recently – Proof (2005) and Dark Matter (2007). Proof is the story of Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow), a daughter of a schizophrenic (?) mathematician Robert (Anthony Hopkins), who allegedly writes a brilliant paradigm-shifting proof then hides it away out of fear of… success? Becoming her father? It’s based on David […]

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Carl Sagan – "Cosmos" Remixed

As an aspiring professional musician, one of my musical interests lie in the creation of science music. That is, music to inspire and educate about the sciences and their history, in much the same way science fiction does through print and film media. So when I came across Symphony of Science‘s, “A Glorious Dawn” featuring […]

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