Posts Tagged ‘exoplanets’

Universe Update, June 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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By Jacqueline Benitez The third Thursday of every month, the Morrison Planetarium hosts “Universe Update” at the 6:30 planetarium show during NightLife. Normally, our director Ryan Wyatt selects his favorite astronomy stories from the past month, but while he was out traveling this month, the American Astronomical Society’s semiannual conference gave us plenty of stories […]

A Closer Look at Exoplanets

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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The Gemini Planet Imager is helping us get clearer pictures of big, young planets

Universe Update, April 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
cassini, saturn, enceladus, asteroids, exoplanets, kepler

Ryan Wyatt, our fearless director of the Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization, reviews astronomy headlines from the past month.

A Kindred World Around a Red Star

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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NASA’s Kepler Mission has discovered an Earth-sized world in its star’s habitable zone

No Drought in the Galaxy

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Watery worlds beyond Earth…

Do Super-Earths Look Like Earth?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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How watery are Earth-like exoplanets?

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.

Diamond Planets

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Could there really be planets made of diamonds?

Billions of Earths?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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Kepler’s discoveries point to billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.

1,000 Exoplanets

Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Are astronomers breaking out the champagne and celebrating the 1,000th exoplanet discovery?

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