Quantcast

Latest Geoffrey Marcy Stories

Alien Worlds: How Common Are Habitable Planets?
2013-11-05 02:51:36

New statistical analysis of data obtained by NASA’s now-retired Kepler spacecraft has revealed that one out of every five sun-like stars have at least one Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone.

Uwingu Website Invites Public To Help Name Distant Planets
2013-02-27 19:18:19

Uwingu is a new site that allows the public to enter names for planets around other stars directly into a database intended to be used by astronomers for the selection of names for these far away planets.

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

A pair of University of California, Berkeley scientists have been awarded grants to aid in their study of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations and alternate universes.

2010-11-02 08:07:14

NASA won’t have to look too far to find Earth-size planets.

2005-06-13 15:09:11

The world's preeminent planet hunters have discovered the most Earth-like extrasolar planet yet: a possibly rocky world about 7.5 times as massive as the Earth.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
Related