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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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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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The Rocky Planet Picture Show?

It’s rainin’ rocks! Hallelujah it’s rainin’ rocks! Credit: ESO/L. Calcada At least that’s how it is on COROT-7b, a little rocky planet with bigger climate problems than our own. Forecast for tomorrow: 100% chance of rock storms. It’s suggested to pack a light jacket.

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Galileo’s Telescope

Google’s sporting a telescopic logo today in honor of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s telescope. Astronomical science as we know it would not exist without the simple tool of capturing light. Here’s a blog post from several months back about telescopes, and a trailer from the Eyes on the Skies film about the past 400 […]

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Happy Moonday on Monday

I’m a few hours late since it is now Tuesday, but yesterday we were talking about how the original NASA Moon Landing footage had been lost, and copies are being sought to recompile and digitize. Will be exciting to see a new documentary. Here is an inspiring CNN article about Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta, […]

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Gliese 581 d & e

The lightest exoplanet yet known is now Gliese e. Gliese d has been reevaluated and is thought to be within the habitable zone. Find out more at Astronomy.com and Wired Science.   Based on a diagram by Franck Selsis, University of Bordeaux. ESO

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Alan P. Boss – The Crowded Universe

Alan Boss is an astrophysicist and one of the main members behind the Kepler Mission, which launched in 03.09. His book The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets was published 02.09. Here he is presented by the Commonwealth Club, also in 03.09, explaining the history of the exoplanet search and the techniques used.

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