Deep Space

  • Vega’s Likeness for New Planets
    Astronomers at the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Councils UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh have produced compelling new evidence that Vega, one of the brightest stars in the sky, has a planetary system around it which is more like our
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  • The Big Crunch: Interview with Dan Werthimer
    Searching for intelligent life elsewhere has challenged this generation of scientists in a way previously inconceivable, requiring the processing power of the world's largest supercomputer. This priceless and vast scientific network is closer than one might naively imagine.
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  • There’s a Hole in My Philosophy
    Planetary scientist, Dr. David Grinspoon, discusses his new book, 'Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life', in this multi-part interview on topics ranging from which planets are best for harboring life to speculative topics about levels of advancement a civilization must pass through to
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  • Higher Concepts and Advanced Aliens
    Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon discusses his new book, 'Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life,' in this multi-part interview. The topics range from which planets are best candidates for harboring life.
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  • Carl Sagan: The Lonely Pale Blue Dots?
    Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon discusses his new book, 'Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life,' in this multi-part interview. The topics range from which planets are best candidates for harboring life.
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  • The Search for Life
    Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon discusses his new book, 'Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life,' in this multi-part interview. The topics range from which planets are best candidates for harboring life.
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  • Cracking the Stellar Primer
    If an artificial signal ever were detected from another world, it would almost certainly be encoded or encrypted. Judging by isolated civilizations that contact each other's languages across time and space--such as the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writers and modern linguists.
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  • Lonely Planets and Rare Earths
    Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon discusses his new book, 'Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life,' in this multi-part interview. The topics range from which planets are best candidates for harboring life.
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  • Lonely Planets: Welcome Earthlings
    Planetary scientist, Dr. David Grinspoon, discusses his new book, 'Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life', in this multi-part interview on topics ranging from which planets are best for harboring life to speculative topics about levels of advancement a civilization must pass through to
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  • Arecibo Chronicle
    Getting the big picture in the search for life elsewhere is a challenging balance between technology and philosophy. The SETI Institute's Seth Shostak reports from the world's largest radio telescope, Arecibo, about new signal processing methods.
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  • Null and No Void
    A star caught in the act of forming a new planet is a rare event. The process from first forming a dust disk, to aggregating a ring of mass, to finally pulling together a planet happens in the faintest light of a young star.
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  • The Unexplored Cosmos
    Cosmos collaborators, Ann Druyan and astrophysicist Steven Soter, talk about the possiblities for finding life elsewhere and the implications for understanding humanity's own place in the universe.
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  • Skepticism With Wonder
    The challenge to communicate both the breadth and depth of astrobiology is discussed by Carol Oliver, of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology.
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  • James Cameron IV: The ET Challenge
    In the fourth and final installment of Astrobiology Magazine's interview with Academy Award winning film-maker, James Cameron, he discusses the public reaction to a moment of 'contact' with another species from elsewhere in the universe.
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  • Black Hole Broadcasting
    Never before have scientists been able to study phenomena in the immediate neighborhood of a black hole in such a detail. Strong infrared flares from the center of our own Milky Way suggest a strongly rotating black hole, judging by the rapid on-off signals
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