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Finding New Worlds

We could detect oxygen in Proxima Centauri b’s atmosphere. It’s a biosignature, but not proof of life. Some extrasolar planets are like Earth, almost. Many are unlike anything in the Solar System. I’ll be looking at recently-discovered worlds; some almost … Continue reading

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Labor Day SETI

I nearly missed an interesting development in SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Interesting, and as newsworthy as most Stephen Hawking stories, but probably not significant. Professor Hawking didn’t start chatting with aliens over the Labor Day weekend. That would … Continue reading

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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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