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Author Archive | Richard B. Drumm
There have been over 3,700 exoplanets discovered so far. Some seriously clever techniques have been used to hunt down these alien worlds. Astronomers define a new technique to discover baby planet!
In a recent study, a computer ran a “machine learning” software program called the Deflector Selector. It was fed millions of simulations of asteroids careening towards Earth. Each one resulted in either the asteroid hitting or missing the Earth.
2004 EW95, an asteroid distant cousins with carbon trace
Astronomers just found a new way to turn up the radio: never mind spinning the volume knob, try spinning an SMBH, a supermassive black hole!
Do you know this phrase? “What goes up must come down”, but have you ever stopped to think about why? The answer is ‘gravity’.
Have you ever had a growth spurt? Maybe you kids have been making regular trips to stores to replace shoes that have become too tight or trousers that are too short?
Nature offers an even more impressive light show. Thanks to Earth’s magnetic fields and the violent explosions of energy on our Sun, we have the “aurora”. And Jupiter has one too!