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.
When you try to picture Earth, you might recall the iconic blue marble photograph taken on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, or perhaps now you visualize Google Earth or the beautiful shots of our planet in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. The Satellite wants to change that perception of Earth into something more “photo-realistic.” Read More
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