Earlier this month, I was invited to deliver lectures at INFN (Italian Nuclear Agency) in a summer school entitled “Terrestrial atmosphere and cosmic rays” held at the LNGS campus (Gran Sasso Naional Lab) in L’Aquila, Italy. Aside from talking about the atmosphere and cosmic rays, I had a lot to talk about Astrobiology as well.
A nice summary of recent exoplanet discoveries. It’s early days yet, but a preliminary estimate is that the percentage of stars that have Earth-like planets (i.e., rocky and in the habitable zones of their stars) is about 34%. As this article points
Evolution is referred as the “e-word” in the south… As heart breaking as this may be, it also reflects a reality that us, scientists and educators face on a daily basis. For this particular reason, I am enjoying the bilboards and public transportation vehicles carrying around
Please join me in welcoming PaleBlue.blog’s newest author, Dimitra Atri. Dr. Atri is currently a India Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Visiting Fellow at the Department of High Energy Physics in the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. He studies the interaction of high-energy particles of astrophysical origin with the terrestrial atmosphere and
Based on some conversations I’ve had with others (that are also NOT in the know), I’ll offer up another possibility for what the Kepler team might announce at their press conference later today… the first discovery of an exo-moon. It could even be an Earth-sized moon orbiting a gas giant. Sound familiar? That would certainly