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Still Seeking Earth 2.0

We’ve known about 55 Cancri e since 2004. It may have lakes and rivers of lava. But that’s probably not what keeps its night side hot enough to melt copper. Ross 128 b, discovered this year, is a bit more … 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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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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