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A ‘code’ in the starlight that is reflected from distant planets could show up if they are habitable

The search for life elsewhere in the universe continues, but that’s how big space is. Any helpful tips that can point us to the planets that are most likely to be habitable are really useful – and scientists think they just discovered another clue. A new study describes what researchers call a climate decoder, and measurements of surface colors and …

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Observing the sky: moon passes 3 planets

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – There are some cool nights ahead this week, but there is also a clear sky in the forecast. If you don’t mind the cold and want to go outside before sunrise, you have a beautiful view of the moon and three morning planets. The moon will pass Jupiter, Saturn and Mars this week. Early Tuesday …

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Microbes could survive on planets with a hydrogen atmosphere

It could mean that more planets could support extraterrestrial life. May 9, 2020, 11:15 a.m. Read for 4 minutes This is an inside science story. Microbes can survive and grow in a 100% hydrogen atmosphere, suggesting that life could potentially develop on a much broader spectrum of alien worlds than is often believed, according to a new study. Hydrogen is …

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New images reveal the heart of Jupiter’s storms and the glow of the planet’s pumpkin lantern

The power to combine three different ways of observing Jupiter – even a ground-based telescope on Earth millions of miles away – is at different wavelengths. Hubble can observe Jupiter in visible and ultraviolet light, while Gemini can observe in thermal infrared. Juno is ready to capture radio signals from the lightning in Jupiter’s storms. The radio signals are called …

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Astronomers are changing the way we think about “potentially habitable” planets

The models, hypotheses and laboratory experiments of exoplanet researchers are a test bench to question what is possible. When searching for strange exoplanets – some of which are so strange compared to our own solar system – many researchers concentrate on one key term: “potentially habitable”. Exoplanets, which are described as potentially habitable, show no signs of life. This means …

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Space photos of the week: fantastic planets and ancient gods

Astronomer in 1781 William Herschel discovered a new planet. He wanted it Georgian Sidus (George’s star) after King George III. Call, but all other planets in the solar system are named after Roman gods. Mitastronom Johanne Bode suggested that the name Uranus (a Greek god) would fit better, although it took another 50 years for the name to prevail. Almost …

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NASA News: Inferno Alien planets burn at 12,000 degrees in a hell circle | Science | news

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory published shocking details about exoplanet horror. An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside the solar system. Kepler-70b is an exoplanet encircling the Subzwerg B-star Kepler-70. It is the hottest known exoplanet with a surface temperature of several thousand Kelvin from mid-2017. In a blog post, NASA wrote: "Kepler-70b (also known as KOI-55) could be …

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