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New Worlds: The Search Continues

There’s a huge telescope under construction in Chile: the E-ELT. When compete, astronomers using it plan on looking for new worlds, and observing the early universe. We may have spotted a second super-Saturn. We’ll know more about that in September. … Continue reading

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Fast Radio Bursts

No, Harvard scientists have not announced the imminent arrival of an alien armada. Two of them have, however, shown that we may have detected power beams pushing light sails. I think they may be right, but like one of them … Continue reading

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TRAPPIST-1: Water? Life??

TRAPPIST-1’s planets may support life: or not. We don’t know. Not yet. We’re pretty sure that all seven are rocky worlds, like the Solar System’s inner planets. Three are in the star’s habitable zone. The inner two definitely do not … Continue reading

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SETI: What If?

Contacting extraterrestrial intelligence, meeting people whose ancestors developed on another world, has been a staple of pulp fiction for generations. Lately, it’s become a matter for serious discussion. I’ll be looking at an op-ed’s take on how learning that we’re … Continue reading

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