Hycean worlds have hydrogen-rich atmospheres & are covered in oceans, making them prime candidates for the search for life outside our own solar system. #65DaysOfAstro
The total number of confirmed exoplanets are more than 4000. So let’s run the clock forward and try to calculate what the future holds for exoplanets. How many worlds will we know about 3 decades from now, in the year 2050?
Time for the space explorations round up with @AwesomeAstroPod. Today’s news will cover JWST, ARTEMIS Project, ISS new module, Inspiration4, first Mars sample by Perseverance and more discussion topic.
NASA’s TESS spacecraft, which is primarily used to search for exoplanets, has now observed a veritable symphony of pulsating red giant stars, each with their own internal vibrations. More at #365DaysOfAstro
The hunt is on for Earth like planets! More about exoplanet TOI 700 d and the discovery of PHA 2020 CL1 at #365DaysOfAstro
Dreaming up new planets is a favourite pastime of science fiction writers, but the universe often has them beat. Today we will look at the diversity of these worlds. #365DaysOfAstro
Astronomers have discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. This is a good news and good start to look for habitable places in the Universe. More at #365DaysOfAstro
Finding Earth-sized planets around other stars is a very exciting area of astronomical research. Recently a team lead by Dr. Katie Lester followed up data from the TESS satellite using the International Gemini Observatory and the WIYN 3.5 meter telescope at Kitt Peak. They found that we may be missing many Earth-sized worlds orbiting binary stars. This podcast explores how they reached this interesting conclusion and how we may go about finding these worlds in the future.
Two seemingly unrelated stars, each with several exoplanets, turn out to be members of an enormous, diffuse star cluster. Plus, baby squid go to the ISS, new images from China’s Zhurong rover, a brightening blazar, and an interview with scientist Sophia Gad-Nasr and artist Cathrin Machin about how art and science work together.
Are we alone in the Universe? It’s one of the biggest scientific questions we can possibly ask. And yet, with rovers on Mars, missions planned to visit Europa and Ganymede. Powerful telescopes able to detect the atmospheres of exoplanets, we’re closer than ever to finding out the answer.