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SETI: Searching for Planets in Alpha Centauri

SETI: Searching for Planets in Alpha Centauri

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The famous alpha Centauri system — one of our nearest neighbors in space — happens to be one of the best targets for exoplanet search. In this talk Michael Endl, a research scientist at the University of Texas, will review past and current planet search efforts that targeted the alpha Centauri system. In addition, he […]

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SETI: Planet Occurrence and the Habitable Zone

SETI: Planet Occurrence and the Habitable Zone

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this SETI talk Christopher J Burke discusses the latest results in measuring terrestrial planet occurrence rates using the planet candidates discovered by the Kepler pipeline. Fresh news of discovering a number of Earth-like planets in the habitable zones of their host stars as well as the recent release to the public of the model for the Kepler […]

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SETI: Exoplanet Kepler 452b

SETI: Exoplanet Kepler 452b

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

So recently a planet called Kepler 452b got some big attention in the news headlines. As the name implies it is one of the exoplanets detected by the NASA’s Kepler space observatory dedicated to extrasolar planet hunt.  The main reason why detection of yet another exoplanet (so far we have found over 1000) was so […]

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SETI: Do WIMPs Rule?

SETI: Do WIMPs Rule?

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

What would Dr House (portrayed by the eccentric Hugh Laurie) do if he wasn’t a doctor? Believe it or not, the answer is that he would tackle with the mystery of dark matter (see the show if still haven’t) — the greatest mystery of them all  in his own words. But what makes the puzzle […]

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SETI: It’s Life Jim, But Not As We Know It

SETI: It’s Life Jim, But Not As We Know It

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we have another great talk recently released by SETI. Jason W. Barnes presents a rather unorthodox set of ideas regarding the validity of the conditions required to be present for life to form on exoplanets. As Barnes discusses, the prerequisites for life are thought to be: (1) a liquid solvent; (2) chemical building blocks; […]

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Exploring The Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone

Exploring The Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this recent video from the SETI project, Michael Way discusses his newest work on various topics in solar system research, mostly focussing on the study of the habitable zone in the early history of the solar system. Such research can give us a good idea about general habitable zones that scientists hope to explore […]

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SETI: Wild Bounce at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

SETI: Wild Bounce at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have a talk by Claudia Alexander who will explain the science background of some of the mysteries of comets including pros and cons about why we think comets might have brought Earth’s water, concepts regarding missing nitrogen in the outer solar system, and material the comet is made of. Finally Dr Alexander will set the […]

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SETI: Close Encounters With Comets

SETI: Close Encounters With Comets

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this SETI talk Dr. Peter Jenniskens gives an update on what we know about the comet Siding Spring (which passed Mars on October 19). Jekkinskens also covers the famous meteor shower that accompanied the close passage of the red planet and was detected by several spacecrafts orbiting Mars. Finally, other famous close encounters with comets are discussed. […]

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