Posts made in February, 2015


Astronomers have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to take the most detailed picture to date of a large, edge-on, gas-and-dust disk encircling the 20-million-year-old star Beta Pictoris. Beta Pictoris remains the only directly imaged debris disk that has a giant planet (discovered in 2009). Because the orbital period is comparatively short (estimated to be between 18 and 22 years), astronomers can see large motion in just a few...

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Got Planets? Smaller Stars Are Best Bet


Posted By on Feb 19, 2015

In the search for Earth-size planets elsewhere in the Milky Way, lower-mass stars make for more promising hunting grounds, UA astronomers have discovered. By Daniel Stolte, University Relations – Communication | February 17, 2015   In the search for Earth-size planets, lower-mass stars make for more promising hunting grounds than their sun-like counterparts, a team of University of Arizona astronomers has discovered. Stars...

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In December 2014 the NASA Astrobiology program has selected our EOS Team for an award enabling a 5-year, in-depth study of the formation of habitable exoplanets with right set of ingredients to support life. We are excited by the opportunity and looking forward to the challenge! The program starts in February 2015. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a...

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