Tag: Extrasolar Planets
Bijan Nemati: What the James Webb Telescope May Discover
These glimpses may confirm our most current ideas of early cosmic history and galaxy formation, or turn them on their head.
Before Carl Sagan Said It, Science Debunked It
Jay Richards and Eric Anderson discuss the statement that Carl Sagan is perhaps most famous for.
Paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Suggests Our Solar System Is Exceptional
A former science official from the Clinton Administration thinks he has “bad news for God.”
Real Estate Sale: High-Gravity Water-World with Weak Magnetic Field and Large Annual Temperature Fluctuations
Scientists recently discovered what the media is calling a “super-Earth” — a planet which may be able to house liquid water and has properties similar to earth’s own. Before you get ready to buy real estate, you should hear some other aspects of this “super-Earth” which may not be so cozy . . . or even habitable. The following was sent to us by astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, whose work has investigated the requirements for habitability in the universe: You are right about the host star being an M dwarf posing problems for habitability. The smallest planet’s eccentricity is comparable to that of Mercury, so it is probably locked into a 3:2 spin-orbit resonance. So, the planet will experience large temperature Read More ›