Category Archives: Astronomy

Gliese 581g: Habitable?

“Nearly two years after spotting Gliese 581g, the celebrated ‘first potentially habitable’ alien world, the planet’s discoverers continue to fight for its existence.” Rest of article here.

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Exoplanet Comb

In the search for worlds that are like Earth, a finer scale is needed. “Exoplanet Hunters Get a Technology Boost in Search for Earth-like Planets“  ESO image

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Tug, Tug, Tug, Tug. Hi! I’m KOI-872c!

New exoplanet found using the using the highly scientific tug method. Astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope have observed the gravitational tugging of one previously hidden planet on another known planet orbiting the sun-like star KOI-872. This technique led to Neptune’s discovery in the year 1846, via its gravitational influence on Uranus. This is the […]

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The Visual Exoplanet Catalogue

New gem I stumbled on. Will have to add this to the exoresources page after the new system build. The Visual Exoplanet Catalogue Planet GQ Lup b

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Hobby Astronomer Finds Planet

New Planet Discovered by Stargazer

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Latest Kepler Finds: Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f

Latest Kepler finds. Two new planets are most Earth-like ever seen – but hot as hell Video on Guardian Credit: NASA/Ames/Caltech. Previous Kepler Posts: Kepler Finds Planet in Habitable Zone Orbiting Sun-Like Star ATTN: Armchair Astronomers. You too can hunt for exoplanets. Alan P. Boss – The Crowded Universe

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Theoretical Physicist, Lisa Randall’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” Book

Lisa Randall’s, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, explores current particle physics and discusses approaches in scientific thinking. More about the book: Michael Barton’s review at Portland Book Review. Review at physics4me. More about Lisa Randall: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. About Lisa Randall at One Giant Leap of Awesome. Lisa Randall talks about her […]

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Big Views. Big Thoughts. Philosophy and Science.

It amazes me how early philosophers came up with science and space ideas later shown to be true. Epicurus and Democritus and atoms, for instance. I really enjoy The Big View, which explores philosophy and science. From Buddhism to Quantum Mechanics, The Big View explores the relationships and ideas of these systems. From the site: […]

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The Physics of the Universe Made Simple

Just stumbled on Luke Mastin’s site, breaking down big ideas into something more understandable. The Physics of the Universe: Difficult Topics Made More Understandable

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Kepler Finds Planet in Habitable Zone Orbiting Sun-Like Star

Kepler Finds Planet in Habitable Zone Orbiting Sun-Like Star. Read more at Nasa.

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