Posts by apai


We, Min Fang and Ben Rackham, are on a five-night observing run at the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT), where we are collecting spectra of young stars. This post gives some of the highlights of our trip so far. The VATT is located in southeastern Arizona at the Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO) near Mount Graham, the highest peak of the Pinaleño Mountains. The Pinaleños are one of the largest of the “Sky...

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Link to the UA Press Release on the discovery   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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A blog entry on the kick-off meeting of the new NExSS program at NASA HQ by PI Daniel Apai: http://distantearths.com/nexss-kick-off/ Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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UA, ASU teams to search for alien life


Posted By on Apr 25, 2015

Article appeared in the Arizona Daily Star: http://tinyurl.com/nteh6h4 April 22, 2015 7:29 pm  •  By Tom Beal  “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.” — Ellen Stofan, NASA chief scientist, April 7 As NASA beefs up its search for life elsewhere, it has selected two teams of astronomers, planetary scientists and...

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NASA’s NExSS Coalition to Lead Search for Life on Distant Worlds NASA is bringing together experts spanning a variety of scientific fields for an unprecedented initiative dedicated to the search for life on planets outside our solar system. The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science, or “NExSS”, hopes to better understand the various components of an exoplanet, as well as how the planet stars and neighbor planets interact to support life....

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