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Dyson Sphere Research Gets Grants
2012-10-06 09:25:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Their projects might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a pair of University of California, Berkeley scientists have been awarded grants to aid in their study of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations and alternate universes, the school announced on Friday. Astronomer Geoff Marcy, who intends to review information from the Kepler Space Telescope in the hopes that he can find evidence of otherworldly beings capable...

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2009-03-05 15:01:26

When NASA's Kepler telescope rockets into the night sky on Friday, March 6, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, two University of California, Berkeley, astronomers - key members of the Kepler team - will be watching its fading contrail, hoping that the telescope will reveal Earth's and humanity's place in the universe. Kepler's main goal is to discover Earth-size planets outside our solar system with conditions conducive to life, but it also will tell us how common rocky planets...

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2005-06-22 09:02:46

What have scientists learned in a decade of searching for extrasolar planets? Are there other solar systems just like our own waiting to be discovered, or are our Sun and its contingent of planets in some way unique? In this interview with Astrobiology Magazine, Professor of Astronomy Geoff Marcy, one of the world's leading planet-hunters, reflects on recent other-worldly discoveries and speculates on what surprises may lay in store. Astrobiology Magazine -- Geoff Marcy, professor of...

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2005-06-15 09:15:00

Astrobiology Magazine -- In the land rush known as extrasolar planet hunting, the most prized real estate is advertised as "Earth-like." On Monday, June 13, scientists raced to plant their flag on a burning hunk of rock orbiting a red star. This newly discovered planet is about seven times the mass of Earth, and therefore the smallest extrasolar planet found to orbit a main sequence, or "dwarf" star (stars, like our sun, that burn hydrogen). There are even smaller planets known to exist...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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