Tag Archives: Exoplanets

Fortnight Astronomy Review: Feb 1-15, 2015

You can visit us either on Facebook or at our Stellar Eyes website. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge       faster than society gathers wisdom”                  … Continue reading

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This Week in Astronomy (Sept 21-27)

ASTRONOMY IN THIS WEEK – SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2013 Rock star Astrophysicist Tyson’s Lectures are Out of This World: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/20/neil-degrasse-tyson-lecture/2844679/ Chasing the ‘Black Holes’ of the Ocean: https://www.ethlife.ethz.ch/archive_articles/130923_black_holes_ocean_aj/index_EN Astronomers Uncover a ‘Transformer’ Pulsar: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/astronomers-uncover-a-transformer-pulsar/index.html Researchers Publish Enormous Catalog of More than … Continue reading

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Is Kepler Dead?

This recent update about Kepler really made me sad… “At our semi-weekly contact on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, we found the Kepler spacecraft once again in safe mode. As was the case earlier this month, this was a Thruster-Controlled Safe Mode. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the (possible) death of Kepler

Originally posted on Planet Hunters:
Today brought some incredibly sad news to planet hunters everywhere. The Kepler satellite, which has provided all the data which has fed our site since the beginning, has probably reached the end of its useful…

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Kepler Discovers its Smallest Habitable Zone Planets

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the “habitable zone,” the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water. The … Continue reading

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Astronomers Have Found the Smallest Exoplanet Yet

This post is based on a fresh new article by “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait in Slate magazine. A team of astronomers has reported a discovery of the smallest exoplanet orbiting around a Sun-like star yet. The exoplanet Kepler-37b is a mere … Continue reading

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Planet Hunters: Spotting Transits of Exoplanets

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Help scientists find exoplanets via Kepler! I am already in! Register on this website and participate in looking for planet transits (or eclipsing binaries transits) and possibly contribute to science. It’s a good thing!

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