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Tag: Earth-like planets

Artist’s impression of a trip to the super-Earth exoplanet LHS 1140b

The European Southern Observatory in Chile caught the shadow of a newfound planet, dubbed LHS1140b, it is located 39 light years from Earth. It is believed to be 40 percent larger than Earth. The discovery is described in a scientific paper published in the journal Nature. The below artist’s impression video shows an imaginary trip …

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SETI Institute: The Search for Life Beyond Earth and Science of the SETI Institute – Bill Diamond

The longest recorded case of hiccups lasted for 68 years … and was caused by a falling hog. While that level of severity is extremely uncommon, most of us are no stranger to an occasional case of the hiccups. But what causes these ‘hics’ in the first place? John Cameron takes us into the diaphragm …

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Carnegie Science: Ravi Kopparapu presents: “The Search for Potential Habitable Worlds in Our Galaxy”

Ravi Kopparapu, assistant research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland, gives a talk titled “The Search for Potential Habitable Worlds in Our Galaxy” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 16 June 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM’s Weekly Seminar Series. Kopparapu received his Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State …

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SVAstronomyLectures: Finding a New Earth: Exoplanets and the Habitable Zone

Dr. Stephen Kane (San Francisco State University) Over 1500 new planetary systems have been discovered, many of which include planets quite different from those in our own Solar System. A key step towards finding “Earth 2.0” will be to identify rocky planets that occupy the “Habitable Zone” of their stars. Dr. Kane describes what the …

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NASA: Nick Siegler | Planet Hunting

The Search for Planets, Habitability, and Life in our Galaxy What will the first evidence of life outside our own solar system look like? And what future technologies are required to discover that evidence? Exoplanet-hunting space-borne telescopes must suppress the bright glare from stars up to ten billion times in order to directly image the …

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NASA: Ancient Earth, Alien Earths

During an August 20 event at NASA headquarters, called Ancient Earth, Alien Earths, a panel of scientists from NASA and other organizations discussed how vastly different and inhospitable we all would find ancient Earth, if we could go back in time. Despite the conditions, though, it was an environment in which life began and evolved …

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NASA: Kepler-186f: The first discovered Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star

Published on Apr 17, 2014 NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered the first validated Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of a distant star, an area where liquid water might exist on its surface. The planet, Kepler-186f, is ten percent larger in size than Earth and orbits its parent star, Kepler-186, every 130 days. …

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CFA: After Kepler

The Kepler spacecraft was launched in 2009 to find the first Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. In this talk hosted by Harvard University, three speakers summarize the spacecraft’s mission and highlights some of its surprising discoveries. They also talk about the planned follow-up mission called TESS. Speakers: Dimitar Sasselov, Soren Meibom, and David Latham. The …

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