Posts Tagged ‘atmosphere’

A New View of Distant Worlds

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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The Gemini Project is able to image exoplanets and collect data on their atmospheres.


Friday, September 6th, 2013
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While there is no officially acknowledged “man in the moon,” there is a LADEE…

Hot Jupiters

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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What can hot Jupiters tell us about the diversity of planets in our universe?

Plasmaspheric Wind

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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Scientists proposed the existence of a space wind surrounding Earth about 20 years ago, but direct detection has eluded scientists until now.

IRIS Spacecraft Launch

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
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The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft launches on June 27th to study how the sun’s corona gets so hot.

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