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A.I. identifies fifty new exo-planets (science news).

August 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
A.I. identifies fifty new exo-planets (science news).

Fifty potential planets have had their existence confirmed by a new A.I. machine learning algorithm developed by University of Warwick scientists. For the first time, astronomers have used a process based on machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to analyse a sample of potential planets and determine which ones are real and which are […]

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A million Earths around a million stars (science documentary: video).

August 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
A million Earths around a million stars (science documentary: video).

We are one tool away from learning which distant planets already have life on them and which might be welcoming to life. MIT Planetary Scientist Sara Seager is working on the tool. She is chair of the NASA team developing a “Starshade” that would allow a relatively rudimentary space telescope to observe Earth-size planets directly, […]

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Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

Here’s a beautiful animated video timeline of our discovery of exo-planets between 1991 (count: zero) and today in 2019 (count: +4000 and rising). So many worlds. I wonder if we will survive as a species to visit a few of them? Wouldn’t that be marvellous.

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First worlds discovered around Sun-like stars in a cluster.

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
First worlds discovered around Sun-like stars in a cluster.

NASA-funded astronomers have, for the first time, spotted planets orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster of stars. The findings offer the best evidence yet planets can sprout up in dense stellar environments. Although the newfound planets are not habitable, their skies would be starrier than what we see from Earth. The starry-skied planets are […]

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