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Planet GJ1214b remembered

Back in December of 2009 I noted the discovery of a particular exoplanet that might have water, which would make it a candidate for an ‘Earth-like’ planet and therefore a candidate for having life. [SciTechStory: Another Earth: Will we even remember the planet GJ1214b?] I wondered if it’s completely forgettable name would have any meaning […]
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Almahata Sitta: A meteorite suggests a new way to form amino acids

Asteroid collision, NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture….credit: NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt Finding amino acids, the building blocks of life, in meteorites is not new. Finding them in a meteorite that is a fragment of an asteroid collision, a piece formed at more than two thousand degrees Fahrenheit (1100 degrees Celsius) – now that makes astrobiologists […]
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New telescope technologies, new visions

Looking at the sky with telescopes sitting on the Earth is like looking through a somewhat primitive and dirty window. That hasn’t stopped astronomers from wanting and sometimes getting bigger and better optical telescopes. Even a somewhat distorted window on the universe is far better than human eyesight. Then along came rockets and eventually it […]
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Hubble on the bubble

What do you call it when the best of what you’ve got now really makes you want the better thing that’s coming? Technological progress. This seem to be the case with the Hubble Space Telescope, which after its latest retrofitting is beginning to produce new and better results. Just now the various Hubble teams are […]
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