Astronomy, Guide to Space
9 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
The outer planets of the Solar System – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – are gas giants, a designation which applies to planets that are primary composed of hydrogen and helium.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
8 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team from Standford University’s Space Rendezvous Laboratory have created a small-scale demonstrator of Starshade technology to help in the hunt for exoplanets.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial
20 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
In a recently published paper, Dr. Duncan Forgan proposed that alien civilizations could create a “galactic internet” by using artificial transits to communicate.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Kepler Mission
20 Jun , 2017 by Matt Williams
The latest catalog to be released by the Kepler mission features and additional 10 potentially-habitable planets, and has led to some interesting conclusions about those that have been discovered so far.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, TRAPPIST-1
23 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet.
Astronomy, NASA, Observatories
11 May , 2017 by Evan Gough
NASA’s LUVOIR, the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor, is the future of Super Telescopes. It’s 15m mirror will dwarf the Hubble and James Webb.
28 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study of the TRAPPIST-1 system indicates that life-swapping may take place between the planets in its habitable zone, and quite often too!
Astronomy, Exoplanets, Extrasolar Planets, News
21 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
We assume that habitable exoplanets will have significant land masses, because that’s what we have on Earth. Are we wrong?
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Kepler Mission, News
4 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team of international astronomers recently found the closest thing to a “Venus-like” planet in a nearby star system, which could have drastic implications for “habitability” studies.
Astronomy, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA, Observatories
8 Mar , 2017 by Evan Gough
The eagerly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope will be the first of the Super Telescopes to start work.
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