For the first time, a team of astronomers has characterized a super-Earth planet using a ground-based telescope. This is important in our quest to find life on a body other than Earth.
on 12/04/2010 – Made popular on 12/04/2010
A team of U.S. astronomers has discovered a planet that is only a bit more massive than Earth, and they found it in the parent star's habitable zone, so it has the potential of harboring life. This is big news because the exoplanet is the first Earth-like planet found in the so-called Goldilocks Zone.
Another earth movie and end-time videos inspires us to discuss possibility of either replacement of Earth or getting extra planet to expand our options and living space where we could also evolve further or fixing current planet to 'get rid of bugs and errors'(so to speak).
The Earth has a tail and this dusty feature has been mapped by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Such a mapping is helping astronomers find very distant planets around other stars than our Sun, what are called extrasolar planets.
I'm a bit confused on how I should ground a new home-made device that's connected to mains through a 220v to 15v transformer. I read somewhere that if you connect both grounds of the transformer together to the mains earth, you could have problems later on (e.g.
Astronomers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Tennessee used a Hawaiian telescope to observe ice on asteroid 24 Themis. This is the first time that ice has been found on an asteroid, and indicates where we got some of our water here on Earth--and possibly even our life.