|December 12, 2013||Posted by News under Exoplanets, Fine tuning, News|
Thus, life-hosting exoplanets may be rarer than hoped.
|December 10, 2013||Posted by News under Exoplanets, Fine tuning, Origin Of Life|
Why? Because that would make humans’ existence less special.
|November 12, 2013||Posted by News under Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial life|
It is entirely okay to think that Mars is unusual. That is, the solid string of disappointments over life on Mars is not expected to lead to the conclusion that it might be typical, and therefore life might be rare in the galaxy.
|November 6, 2013||Posted by News under Exoplanets, Intelligent Design, News|
Found? “Found” is the new “extrapolated.”
|November 6, 2013||Posted by News under Exoplanets|
What cannot be demonstrated can merely be asserted. Such pronouncements are as definitive as Abracadabra!, and every bit as likely to help us toward the desired prize.
|August 9, 2013||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News|
NASA: “This is among the hardest planets to explain in a traditional planet-formation framework, … “
|July 11, 2013||Posted by News under academic freedom, Exoplanets, News|
When the exoplanet expert takes up his recently announced appointment at Ball U in Indiana (despite controversy), it would be interesting to see him tackle this question: The narrow, sharp-edged and slightly off-centre rings of dust that surround some stars may be the result of interactions between gas and dust, rather than the gravitational effects […]
|July 2, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Astronomy, Cosmology, Exoplanets, Just For Fun|
Recently some astronomers have dramatically increased their estimates of how many planets in our little corner of the Cosmos might fall in the habitable zone around red dwarf stars! There could be as many as 60,000,000,000 such habitable planets in the Milky Way alone! Based on data from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, scientists have predicted that […]
|June 26, 2013||Posted by News under Exoplanets|
If the only requirement for “habitable” is a place where liquid water could exist, lots of icy comets would be habitable, wouldn’t they?
|May 9, 2012||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News|
“Because tidal forces vary dramatically with the distance between a planet and its star, closer orbits also result in massively larger tidal forces.”
|April 28, 2012||Posted by News under Darwinism, Exoplanets, News|
Not sure the analogy works. Europeans in Columbus’ day had known for millennia that China existed but didn’t know of a viable sea route for trade.
|April 28, 2012||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News|
“The planet lies in what they describe as a ‘habitable zone’, neither too near its sun to dry out or too far away which freezes it.”
|March 31, 2012||Posted by News under Cosmology, Exoplanets, News|
Obviously, this makes no sense in terms of conventionally accepted timelines for the universe.
|March 30, 2012||Posted by News under Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial life, News|
It may be a bit too soon to start selling real estate. They found nine super-Earths in a survey of 102 stars. But so far, super-Earths have been disappointing.
|February 23, 2012||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News|
‘There could be billions of Earth-like planets in the Universe but a great majority of them may have a totally different internal and atmospheric structure”
|January 30, 2012||Posted by News under Exoplanets, Intelligent Design, News|
“If life exists elsewhere in our solar system, it most likely would be found in water-filled subterranean environments, perhaps equivalent to those we are studying in the Bahamas.”
|January 13, 2012||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News|
“Every star twinkling in the night sky plays host to an average of 1.6 planets, a new study suggests.”
|December 16, 2011||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News|
“‘I am 100 percent positive that we can get evolution to work outside organic biology,’ he said.”
|December 9, 2011||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News|
“Well, there are several unusual aspects of our planet,” she said. “First is our strong magnetic field. No one is exactly sure how it works, but …
|December 5, 2011||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News|
“The Kepler team is preparing a proposal to extend the instrument’s operations for another year or more.”