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.
Today’s news examines many of the ways to understand Earth’s atmosphere as well as the atmospheres of exoplanets to figure out the best way to tell if there is life on another world.
HD 139139 or “Random Transiter” had 28 random sharp narrow dips in brightness in only 87 days. And Perhaps new discoveries will be made from the lunar surface by building lunar telescope.
Time for new update! The #MarsHelicopter is flying on the red planet! And it’s time for TREXing Around The Moon With Dr. Amanda Hendrix and many other stories including Crew 2 Spaceflight and SpaceX wins the Moon
Extrasolar planet research is a hot topic in astronomy. Astronomers are continually trying to build new instruments to measure the properties of planets orbiting other stars. One new instrument is called MAROON-X on the Gemini North Telescope in Hawai’i.
This week @WSHcrew discuss with Dr. David Kipping abut exoplanet. It also time for news update with universe expansion rate, superlasers, and new rocket of RocketLab
This is gonna be another one of those evergreen topics where we come back again and again. Finding planets. Every time we talk about this now it seems like we’ve gained thousands of new planets. Well, buckle up! New techniques will grow that by tens of thousands and even millions!