- SPACE.com via Yahoo! NewsAug 31 10:58 AM
As astronomers get closer to finding potential signatures of life on faraway planets, a new mathematical description shows how to understand life's spread — and to determine if it's jumping from star to star. "Life could spread from host star to host star in a pattern similar to the outbreak of an epidemic," study co-author Avi Loeb of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) said...
- EurekAlert!Aug 27 08:20 AM
( Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics ) Avi Loeb, chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation, has published a new eBook: 'From the First Star to Milkomeda.'
- EurekAlert!Aug 27 08:00 AM
( Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics ) New research by Harvard astrophysicists shows that if life can travel between the stars (a process called panspermia), it would spread in a characteristic pattern that we could potentially identify.
- SlashdotAug 27 07:14 PM
astroengine writes: As astronomical techniques become more advanced, a team of astrophysicists think they will be able to not only detect the signatures of alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relentless spread throughout the galaxy. The research, headed by Henry Lin of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), assumes that this feat may be possible in a ...
- Press Association via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsAug 27 09:08 AM
Life may have spread among the stars like an infectious virus, leaving a distinctive pattern that we can recognise, say scientists.
- SPACE.comAug 28 09:11 PM
Parallax is a method of measuring the distance to nearby objects in space. It is also a method used to display 3D images.
- IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsAug 04 03:25 AM
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered the closest-ever rocky and transiting planet outside our solar system. At a distance of barely 21 light-years, the planet - named HD 219134 - is by far the closest transiting planet to Earth which makes it ideal for follow-up studies. Its host star is visible to the unaided eye in dark skies, meaning anyone with a good star map can see this ...
- The Christian Science MonitorAug 28 12:54 PM
NASA administrator Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden urged legislators to increase funding for NASA's Commercial Crew Program, in an editorial published on Friday in Wired magazine.
- Scientific AmericanAug 31 07:11 AM
New study shows the sun may have snatched Sedna, Biden and other objects away from a neighbor -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Daily MailAug 14 12:40 PM
Astronomers at the Astronomical Union General Assembly in Honolulu claim superflares that disables power grids, GPS, and satellites strike Earth once every 350 years.