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Alien Life Floating on Dwarf Stars - Science or Science Fiction?

Some brown dwarfs might not look very brown. Image courtesy of R. Hurt/NASA, public domain. Joel Kontinen Has the quest for alien life become an obsession for some astronomers? It seems so. They have even found worlds that might not exist. L...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 3, 2016

Another '' Habitable Planet Proxima B'' this exoplanet has important water reserves

Significant water reserves were discovered exoplanet Proxima b, Swiss scientists say. Proxima b could be the closest planet outside the Solar System, a telluric exoplanet, which is in the habitable zone of the star Proxima Centauri.Proxima b has the...
by Potent Scientia Est on Oct 31, 2016

Latest Space Signal Is a False Alarm, As Usual

Anyone there? The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Image courtesy of ESO/José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org), Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0). Joel Kontinen The latest space signal is almost certainly a false alarm. No a...
by Joel Kontinen on Sep 4, 2016

Proxima b: Nearest Exoplanet Might Be Bombarded With Intense Solar Flares

An artist’s impression of Proxima b. Image courtesy of ESO/M. Kornmesser. Joel Kontinen Just over 4 light years away, Proxima b is the closest exoplanet we could get. What is more, astronomers think that it orbits its sun Proxima Centauri in...
by Joel Kontinen on Aug 25, 2016

Impossible Planets: Some Exoplanets Shouldn’t Exist, If Naturalistic Theories Were Right

HR 8799b is an “impossible planet.” Image courtesy of NASA/ESA/G. Bacon (STSCI). Joel Kontinen “Nature is smarter than our theories.” This is how Roman Rafikov, an astrophysicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New...
by Joel Kontinen on Jul 30, 2016

Weird Exoplanet With Three Suns Suggests Earth Is a Privileged Planet

An artist’s impression of a tree star system. Image courtesy of ESO/L. Calçada, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). Joel Kontinen If you think that Earth is just an ordinary planet, or that our solar system is in no way special, you might want...
by Joel Kontinen on Jul 16, 2016

Earth’s Twin Is Still Missing, Despite Discovery of Over 1, 200 New Exoplanets

An artist’s impression of Kepler in action. Image courtesy of NASA. Joel Kontinen NASA has announced that its Kepler space observatory has found 1,284 new exoplanets, including roughly 550 Earth-sized ones. Of these, nine may orbit their star...
by Joel Kontinen on May 13, 2016

SETI’s Logic: Searching for Life Where It Can’t Exist

SETI is searching for life on planets orbiting red dwarf stars. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech. Joel Kontinen The SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) project has used radio telescopes to scan the skies for signs of extraterrestria...
by Joel Kontinen on Apr 5, 2016

NASA made travel posters for real exoplanets, and they're superb

NASA's Kepler telescope is still discovering new, distant exoplanets in our corner of the Milky Way, but oftentimes they're hard to visualise and easily forgotten about by some of us normal folk. Now, to get everyone dreaming about these potentially...
by engadget on Jan 8, 2015

NASA Wants You To Travel To Far-Off Worlds Someday

Three new posters from NASA highlight strange alien extrasolar planets to which humans might some day travel.
by Cnet Analysis on Jan 7, 2015

Sunflower-shaped spacecraft help to find alien planets

NASA reveals Sunflower-shaped spacecraft which will help to find alien planets. Scientists believe that with the use of this technology, researchers could take direct images of other planets with alien life. The Sunflower-shaped spacecraft is also un...
by ForceToKnow on Mar 26, 2014

SPACE, SANITY, PREJUDICE AND UFOs

Graphical representation of one of the ubiquitous black triangle UFO sightings, this time near Amsterdam, Holland and during daylight hours, Black triangles feature in a large number of reported sightings.ByANDY FLEMINGImmediately your friends, acqua...
by Andromeda Child on Mar 18, 2014

KEPLER'S 715 EXOPLANET BONANZA

This image from NASA's Kepler mission shows the field of view possessed by the space telescope. In particular, an expansive star-rich patch of sky in the constellations Cygnus and Lyra stretching across 100 square degrees, or the equivalent of two si...
by Andromeda Child on Mar 12, 2014

THE LOST WORLD OF BARNARD'S STAR

Fomalhaut b is a confirmed, directly-imaged extrasolar object and candidate planet orbiting the A-type main-sequence star Fomalhaut, approximately 25 light-years away in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus. The object was initially announced in 200...
by Andromeda Child on Mar 7, 2014

Universe, Life, Divine.

Ancient alien life might have been incubating on strange exoplanets just 15 million years after the birth of the universe. …Continue reading »...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jan 11, 2014

Chandra space telescope pictured exoplanets in a X-ray

For the first time from the moment of opening of the first extra solar planets scientists could see such planet by supervision in the x-ray range with help of Chandra space telescope and the European XMM Newton. The majority known exoplanets (which n...
by ForceToKnow on Aug 2, 2013

Searching for solar systems like our own: Hunt for exoplanets may someday reveal habitable worlds http://t.co/eUg8SR7weP via @physorg_com

Searching for solar systems like our own: Hunt for exoplanets may someday reveal habitable worlds http://t.co/eUg8SR7weP via @physorg_com – by michaeljustice3 (michael justice)...
by Technology Info For You on Mar 21, 2013

The first remote reconnaissance of another solar system!

And here it is... one of Project 1640’s direct images of the HR 8799 planetary system, located a mere 128 light years from Earth:...
by What’s All This, Then? on Mar 14, 2013

Scientists Have Discovered New Type of Alien Planet

Scientists have discovered a new type of alien planet.The standard-bearer for this new class of exoplanet is called GJ 1214b, which astronomers first discovered in December 2009.
by ForceToKnow on Feb 22, 2012


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