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Exoplanets, Iron, Evolution and Strange Geochemistry

Science stories and topics have been piling up in my ‘to do’ list for more than a year. This week, I’m catching up on what we’re learning about life here on Earth; and developments in the ongoing search for extraterrestrial … Continue reading

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My Week that Was, and Wonderfully Weird Worlds

Monday afternoon was sunny and warm. For central Minnesota in January. The high was around 32° Fahrenheit, 0° Celsius. Our sidewalk and driveway were free(ish) of snow, with a bit over a half-foot covering the yard. The weather station at … Continue reading

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Big Planet, Wide Orbit, Unsolved Mystery: b Centauri(AB)b

Scientists in Sweden, taking part in 2019’s BEAST program that used SPHERE on the VLT discovered an ‘it might be an exoplanet.’ In 2021, they got confirmation. They’d spotted an exoplanet. And SPHERE on the VLT1 has an picture of … Continue reading

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