A new paper points at white dwarf stars as our best hope at finding planets with oxygen.
Articles tagged "Planets"
Remember when everyone thought that Earth was the only planet in the universe?
New pictures provide more evidence for the existence of water on ancient Mars.
NASA's picked the next mission. We're going back to Mars and leaving questions of Titan and Comets unanswered.
Astronomers have found a new moon in orbit around Pluto. It could be a disaster for New Horizons.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is currently gathering data while in hibernation. Talk about productive.
New research is challenging what little we know about how planets form.
The Andromeda galaxy is on a collision course with the Milky Way and there's no escape.
NASA is looking at sending tumbleweeds to Mars.
Earth and the Moon, apparently, have identical isotopic constructions. Is that the end of the Moon's origin story? Probably not.
A humanoid robot is on the ISS right now, but should it go any further?
Venus, our inner cosmic neighbor, is an enigma. Sometimes referred to as the Earth’s twin since the planets are roughly the same size, Venus is more like an inside out and backwards Earth. Venus rotates in the opposite direction, not just of Earth bu…
Could Pluto's small and busy system be fatal to incoming spacecraft?
This week I posted "an article on my blog":http://vintagespace.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/the-life-and-times-of-pluto/ about Pluto: its discovery, its properties, and what led to its reclassification as a dwarf planet. I didn’t think this was a controv…
This looks wonderful. ORBIT(FILM) is a cohesive collection of short films made by a group of talented filmmakers, one for each of the planets. They dug through wonderful old NASA footage, created recreations, and added animation. bq. Beginning an…
_The nanny state can't always win._ h3. ONE: Chinese 3D porn has bigger opening day than Avatar ("AV Club":http://www.avclub.com/articles/chinese-3d-porn-has-bigger-opening-day-than-avatar,54915/) h3. ZERO: All plastics are bad for you ("Rodale…
Making "educational software" rad again, "Solar System Scope":http://www.solarsystemscope.com is a web toy for exploring the solar system and the constellations in 3D and in real time.