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The Kepler exoplanet hunting mission has made news today with a report of
The Planet Hunters website, like Zooniverse's other projects, is very, very easy to get up and running.
Look at the center of this star-studded image and you'll find an emerald green dot.
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With the astronomical community is buzzing with news of an exoplanet found in a star's habitable zone, The Planetary Society will co-sponsor a special event that will be streamed live on Monday, October 4.
Two nearly simultaneous announcements by scientists that they have detected entire planetary system deep in space have set the astronomical community abuzz.
Three years after New Horizons flew past Jupiter on its way to Pluto, the spacecraft has imaged the giant planet again.
What does a barred spiral galaxy look like? THIS is what a barred spiral galaxy looks like.
Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. It's hard to believe it's been going strong for so many years.
I'm pleased to point out that the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission (WISE) has started an
CoRoT-7b was the first unambiguously rocky planet to be discovered and was quite small, at under five Earth masses. But a press release issued today suggests that its history probably has little to do with Earth's.
Congratulations are due to the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) team on their lovely
Congratulations to NASA's Kepler mission team on their announcement of the discovery of its first five exoplanets (planets around other stars).
There are two cool stories circulating today on the theme of discovering new places in the cosmos.
The prototype that Julien constructed in the lab was taken to Lick Observatory, and we had our first-light run with the fiber in July.
On Monday, if all goes well, we will launch the Space Shuttle to rejuvenate one the greatest scientific missions launched on or off the Earth: the Hubble Space Telescope.
A very pretty picture of a moon among stars. Happy 2009, everyone!
ESA's planet-hunting satellite COROT bagged its first exoplanet in observations of the star COROT-Exo-1.
Almost since it was founded in 1980, The Planetary Society has been there for the search for other worlds.
I received the following question by email last week:
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