Deep Space

  • The Elegant Universe of Brian Greene
    Pulitzer-Prize finalist and best-selling author, Brian Greene, discusses the horizons of physics, from the vantage point of one of the leading experts in cosmology and string theories. A Columbia Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Greene describes one promising path for unifying all the natural
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    Esta é a quinta e última parte da série de apresentações realizadas em um fórum público patrocinado pelo ramo de exobiologia da NASA. O fórum ministrado em Palo Alto, Califórina, na terça de 26 de agosto de 2003 foi intitulado “A Equação de Drake Revisitada”.
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  • Galactic Civilizations: Part V
    This is the fifth and final part of a series of presentations given at a public forum sponsored by the NASA exobiology branch. The forum, held in Palo Alto, CA, on Tuesday, August 26, 2003, was entitled, "The Drake Equation Revisited."
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  • The SETI Factor
    What would an intelligent signal from another planet change about human destiny? This large question is the topic of a book, The SETI Factor, by Frank White, who also analyzes how to announce such an historic finding and whether it would unite or divide nations.
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  • Swift Gammas: One Minute of Fame, Everyday
    On the thirtieth anniversary of the discovery of gamma-ray bursts, a new telescope called SWIFT is expected to deepen our understanding of what causes them. Focused in the high-energy part of the electromagnetic spectrum, gamma-ray bursts represent the biggest explosions since the Big Bang.
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  • Mysteries of Wow
    In August 1977, a sky survey conducted with Ohio State University's "Big Ear" radio telescope found what has become known as the 'Wow' signal. Registering an enormous signal strength, the shape of the signal had the characteristic rise and fall expected for its short
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    O ramo de exobiologia da NASA patrocinou um fórum público em Palo Alto, Califórnia, EUA, na terça, 26 de agosto de 2003, intitulado “The Drake Equation Revisited” (“A Equação de Drake Revisitada”). O fórum apresentou as questões sobre a estimativa das probabilidades de se encontrar
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  • Is Intelligence a Biological Imperative?: Part IV
    The NASA exobiology branch sponsored a public forum in Palo Alto, CA, on Tuesday, August 26, 2003, entitled, "The Drake Equation Revisited." The forum addressed the questions of estimating the probabilities for finding intelligent life in the universe. This is the fourth in the series
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  • Third Rocks from the Stars
    What are the primary bioindicators for remote sensing of life on a far-away world? A report prepared for future space-borne telescopes that will seek to answer this question, also looks deeper into how to find and confirm these prospective water worlds.
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  • Lunacy: Finding New Moons?
    The technology required to find a planet outside our solar system boggles the imagination: the star itself is typically a billion times brighter than the planet, which gets lost in its host's glare. But with more than one hundred such planets now logged, can a
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  • Automated Telescope Grids, Instant Messages
    Connecting robotic telescopes together on an automated network may offer astronomers instant alerts of stellar events. Examples like new planet detection, supernovae, or near-Earth asteroids are just a few of the options that may be coming to a nearby mobile phone.
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  • Dyson’s Long Shot
    Renowned physicist Freeman Dyson, famous for his designs of grand energy collectors called Dyson's Sphere, has put down a public bet: life will first be discovered elsewhere not on a planet or moon, but someplace other than what we could recognize as terrestrial turf.
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    O ramo de exobiologia da NASA patrocinou um fórum público em Palo Alto, Califórnia, EUA, na terça, 26 de agosto de 2003, intitulado “The Drake Equation Revisited” (“A Equação de Drake Revisitada”). O fórum apresentou as questões sobre a estimativa das probabilidades de se encontrar
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  • Cause for Optimism: Part III
    The NASA exobiology branch sponsored a public forum in Palo Alto, CA, on Tuesday, August 26, 2003, entitled, "The Drake Equation Revisited." The forum addressed the questions of estimating the probabilities for finding intelligent life in the universe. This is the third in the series
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  • Habitability: Betting on 37 Gem
    What star meets the current best guesses for habitability? This fascinating question is part of an ongoing research survey, in preparation for NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder mission. The answer, according to the largest such classification so far attempted, is the 37th brightest star in
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