Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

Comments Off on This Year’s Biggest Discoveries in Science

Kepler-62f is an Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star about 1,200 light-years from Earth (artist’s rendering). PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF NASA/AMES/JPL-CALTECH From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013. Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled […]

Comments Off on Earth-Size Planets Come in Two Flavors : Rocky or Gassy

Planets one to four times the size of Earth (at right) could be amenable to life. Earth-size planets circling nearby stars come in two flavors, either rocky or gassy, astronomers reported on Monday. And more than three-quarters of stars likely host at least one of these alien Earths. “Super-Earth” planets can be either rocky like […]

Comments Off on Many Earth-Like Planets Have Climates Too Hot for Life

There may be fewer habitable planets circling nearby stars than has been thought. A new 3-D computer model has changed scientists’ expectations about how many alien planets could sustain life. An alien planet climate analysis cuts nearly in half the estimated number of habitable planets in our galaxy, scientists reported on Wednesday. The findings arise […]

Comments Off on Planet ini 11 Kali Lebih Besar dari Jupiter

Peneliti antariksa menemukan sebuah planet raksasa, massanya 11 kali lebih besar dari Jupiter, yang memiliki orbit terjauh dari bintang intinya. Planet yang dilabeli HD 106906 b mengelilingi bintangnya pada lintasan berjarak 60 miliar mil atau 650 lebih jauh daripada jarak rata-rata bumi dan matahari. Penemuan planet ini membuka teka-teki tentang bagaimana pembentukan sebuah sistem tata […]

Comet ISON Cliffhanger

Posted: 28th November 2013 by Achmad Fawzy in Science, Technology, Unique
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 (Comet ISON, imaged by longtime amateur astrophotograper Damian Peach in the U.K. He used a 4-inch f/5 telescope for 12 minutes of combined exposures on November 15th. Credit: Damian Peach / SkyandTelescope.com) Astronomers keeping a close eye on the highly-anticipated Comet ISON, are reporting that ‘something’ is happening to the icy visitor as it quickly […]

Comments Off on 6 Sky Events This Week : Taurids, Lagoon, and Neptune

(The moon and Venus help guide sky-watchers this week to the Lagoon nebula. Credit: N. A. Sharp, REU Program/NOAO/AURA/NSF).  Sky-watchers will see a sprinkling of shooting stars, bask under autumn’s brightest star pattern, and take a dip in a cosmic lagoon. Taurid meteors. Look toward the southeast sky on Monday, November 4, and into the […]

Comments Off on Best Space Photos of the Week

Blue Fire Image courtesy STEREO/ESA/NASA Resembling a fiery blue marble, the sun is captured in this dramatic extreme-ultraviolet-light image by NASA’s STEREO spacecraft on September 27. While the sun is at its maximum level of activity on its 11-year sunspot cycle, its surface the past month appears strangely quiet, with few solar storms and nearly no […]