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 […]
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Ryan Wyatt, our fearless director of the Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization, reviews astronomy headlines from the past month.
NASA’s Kepler Mission has discovered an Earth-sized world in its star’s habitable zone
Eye-catching science headlines this week include new Kepler finds, sea urchins and ecosystem functions, and everyone’s favorite—crow videos.
Kepler’s discoveries point to billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.
Are astronomers breaking out the champagne and celebrating the 1,000th exoplanet discovery?
To date, we have discovered 865 confirmed exoplanets orbiting distant stars. But a great mystery remains: how do these planets form?
Does the failure of reaction wheel #4 mean the end of the Kepler mission?
Some juicy exoplanet news!