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Citizen Astronomers Discover 15 New Planet Candidates In The Habitable Zone
2013-01-07 13:44:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Volunteers affiliated with an Oxford University citizen astronomy project have discovered more than a dozen new potential planets orbiting in the habitable zones of other stars, officials from the UK-based educational institution announced on Monday. "Volunteers from the Planethunters.org website, part of the Oxford-led Zooniverse project, have discovered 15 new planet candidates orbiting in the habitable zones of other stars,"...

Astronomers Believe 2013 Will Be Record Year For Habitable Planet Discoveries
2012-12-31 13:44:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While 2012, like most years, held some significant findings, 2013 could be one for the record books when it comes to looking for habitable planets. Astronomers know that they are on the verge of discovering the first truly Earth-like extrasolar planet (exoplanet) in 2013. There have been a few exoplanets in the last few years that are similar in size, inferred surface temperature, and distance to their parent star, but scientists...

2012-12-15 05:02:32

MOSI´s newest permanent exhibition, Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by a grant from NASA, provides guests the opportunity to experience NASA´s vision for living on worlds beyond Earth. Mission: Moonbase opens on Saturday, Dec. 15 and is included with MOSI admission. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 MOSI´s newest permanent exhibition, Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by a grant from NASA, provides guests the opportunity to experience NASA´s vision for living on...

Top 5 Amazing Facts About Mars
2012-12-10 17:08:49

Dr. John Millis for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Mars, the subject of human fascination for millennia, is an amazing world with an interesting history. Here, we look at the five most amazing facts about the Red Planet. 1. Mars is only about half the diameter of Earth: We often think of Mars as being quite similar to Earth; a place to visit and potentially inhabit in the future. But while it does bear some similarity with Earth, it is much smaller. In fact“¦...

Life In The Habitable Zone Not Likely Around Cooling Stars
2012-11-21 06:54:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New planets are discovered by astronomers in strange places, such as orbiting around a brown or white dwarf star. This leads scientists to wonder if they might support life because although neither brown nor white dwarfs are stars like our sun, they both glow and so could be orbited by planets with the right ingredients for life. Although no terrestrial, or earth-like, planets have been confirmed orbiting white or brown dwarf stars,...

Goldilocks Zone Serves Up Another Super Earth
2012-11-09 05:00:30

[ Watch the Video: New Habitable Zone Super-Earth Found in ExoSolar System ] John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Mankind´s fascination with the possibility of life on other worlds has been a mainstay of science fiction for more than a century. But it wasn´t until the last decade that we possessed the technology to begin searching in earnest for habitable planets outside of our solar system. While the tally of new worlds has seen a surge...

Search For Alien Life Reignited
2012-10-20 08:52:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Listen to the podcast “How Planets Form” with redOrbit's Dr. John Millis and planet-hunting expert Dr. Eric Mamajek of the University of Rochester. In the past week, two new exoplanets have been confirmed; one by the Planet Hunters citizen science project that uses NASA's Kepler mission data, and the other by a European team. The existence of PH1 and the as-yet unnamed planet in Alpha Centauri will reignite the race...

2012-10-02 13:17:39

As NASA's Curiosity rover scours the surface of Mars and beams pictures of the stark and desolate landscape back to Earth, we've begun to paint a picture of what living on the red planet might actually be like. In this month's Physics World, Ashley Dale, a PhD student at the University of Bristol, brings this image to life by giving his account of the two weeks he spent living in the Utah desert as part of a simulated Mars mission. Comparing his surroundings to a "Monet landscape", Dale...

Strange Exoplanet Environments May Be Suitable For Extreme Lifeforms
2012-09-12 12:42:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the hunt for the elusive "blue dot" exoplanet — a planet with roughly the same characteristics as Earth — astronomers have discovered a veritable rogue's gallery of oddballs. From scorching hot worlds with molten surfaces to frigid ice balls, the planets outside our solar system are vastly different. New research, published in the Astrobiology journal, reveals that life might actually be able to survive on some of the...

Habitable Zone Planets Could Be Numerous
2012-09-11 12:14:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers predict that there may be even more planets capable of hosting life out there than previously thought. Scientists presenting at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen said that new computer models may show there are far more planets that lie in the "habitable zone" than previously estimated. A new model allows scientists to identify planets that contain underground water which is still in the state of a liquid through...


Latest Space colonization Reference Libraries

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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