A giant clump of carbon monoxide found around a nearby star hints at collisions between comets and the presence of a massive hidden planet. Continue reading →
Astronomers confirm an additional 715 planets outside our solar system, and find water vapor in the atmosphere of a nearby planet! Join Trace as he discusses these findings, and what they mean for the future of space exploration.
The number of known planets beyond the solar system took a giant leap thanks to a new technique that verifies candidate planets found by NASA’s Kepler space telescope in batches rather than one-by-one.
Water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of one of the first alien planets ever identified by astronomers.
A planet-hunting project is snapping pictures of alien worlds and other objects orbiting nearby stars in an effort to give scientists a better understanding of these intriguing exoplanets.
In this awesome video released by Deep Astronomy, narrated by Tony Darnell and produced by Scott Lewis, Kepler's science is explained, giving us a fascinating insight to this historic exoplanet-hunting mission. Continue reading →
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is a triumph in engineering, but none of it would have been possible without an intimate knowledge of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
The first detection of intelligent extraterrestrial life will likely come within the next quarter-century
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