News About Extra Solar Planets
January 10, 2017
VLT to Search for Planets in Alpha Centauri System
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jan 10, 2017
ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri. Such planets could be the targets for an eventual launch of miniature space probes by the Breakthrough Starshot initiative. ESO, represented by the Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives, represented by Pete Worden, Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Found ... read more

.
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor

Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
..
Could dark streaks in Venusian clouds be microbial life
..
Hubble detects 'exocomets' taking the plunge into a young star
..
Between a rock and a hard place: can garnet planets be habitable
..
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
. .
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
When One launch is not enough: SpaceX Return To Flight

China's quantum communication satellite delivered for use

A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers

The science behind the Lunar Hydrogen Polar Mapper mission

NASA to rely on Soyuz for ISS missions until 2019

Extreme space weather-induced blackouts could cost US more than $40 billion daily

Raytheon completes qualification testing of next-gen GPS Launch and Checkout System

..
The blob can learn and teach
It isn't an animal, a plant, or a fungus. The slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) is a strange, creeping, bloblike organism made up of one giant cell. Though it has no brain, it can learn from ... more
..
Searching a sea of 'noise' to find exoplanets - using only data as a guide
Yale researchers have found a data-driven way to detect distant planets and refine the search for worlds similar to Earth. The new approach, outlined in a study published Dec. 20 in The Astron ... more
..
Microlensing Study Suggests Most Common Outer Planets Likely Neptune-mass
A new statistical study of planets found by a technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer realms ... more
..
Are planets like those in 'Star Wars
In the "Star Wars" universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction. Some of the ... more
..
Astronomers discover dark past of planet-eating 'Death Star'
An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Chicago, has made the rare discovery of a planetary system with a host star similar to Earth's sun. Especially intri ... more
..
Exciting new creatures discovered on ocean floor
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs 2.8 kilometres deep in the southwest Indian Ocean. The unique marine life was discovered ar ... more
..
New species found near ocean floor hot springs
Researchers have discovered six new species living near hydrothermal vents on the sea floor. ... more
..
Winds of rubies and sapphires strike the sky of giant planet
Signs of powerful changing winds have been detected on a planet 16 times larger than Earth, over 1000 light years away - the first time ever that weather systems have been found on a gas giant outsi ... more
Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
..
Carbonaceous chondrites shed light on the origins of life in the universe
The meteorite samples analysed in this study come from NASA's Antarctic collection and derive from asteroids and, possibly, from comets. "Chondrites are non-differentiated meteorites, a legacy fossi ... more
..
Atlas of the RNA universe takes shape
As the floor plan of the living world, DNA guides the composition of animals ranging from unicellular organisms to humans. DNA not only helps shepherd every organism from birth through death, it als ... more
..
Scientists examine bacterium found 1,000 feet underground
Pioneering work being carried out in a cave in New Mexico by researchers at McMaster University and The University of Akron, Ohio, is changing the understanding of how antibiotic resistance may have ... more
..
ALMA finds compelling evidence for pair of infant planets around young star
Astronomers now know that our galaxy is teeming with planets, from rocky worlds roughly the size of Earth to gas giants bigger than Jupiter. Nearly every one of these exoplanets has been discovered ... more
..
Rings around young star suggest planet formation in progress
Rice University astronomers and their colleagues have for the first time mapped gases in three dark rings around a distant star. The rings mark spaces where planets are thought to have formed from d ... more
..
Who needs a body? Not these larvae, which are basically swimming heads
Graduate student Paul Gonzalez at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station recently became a hunter, breeder and farmer of a rare marine worm, all to fill in a considerable gap in our understand ... more
..
Meta musings on the origins of life
In 1953, the chemist Stanley Miller cracked open one of the deepest mysteries of science. Working under his mentor Harold Urey, Miller electrified a mixture of water vapor and gases thought to make ... more
..
ALMA measures size of seeds of planets
Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), have for the first time, achieved a precise size measurement of small dust particles around a young star through radio-wave ... more
Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
..
New telescope chip offers clear view of alien planets
Scientists have developed a new optical chip for a telescope that enables astronomers to have a clear view of alien planets that may support life. Seeing a planet outside the solar system whic ... more
..
Could There Be Life in Pluto's Ocean?
Pluto is thought to possess a subsurface ocean, which is not so much a sign of water as it is a tremendous clue that other dwarf planets in deep space also may contain similarly exotic oceans, natur ... more
..
Life before oxygen
Somewhere between Earth's creation and where we are today, scientists have demonstrated that some early life forms existed just fine without any oxygen. While researchers proclaim the first half of ... more
..
Biologists watch speciation in a laboratory flask
Biologists have discovered that the evolution of a new species can occur rapidly enough for them to observe the process in a simple laboratory flask. In a month-long experiment using a virus h ... more
..
Timing the shadow of a potentially habitable extrasolar planet
A group of researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo, and the Astrobiology Center among others has observed the transit of a potentially Earth-l ... more
..
Fijian ants began farming 3 million years ago
Ants have been farming for at least 3 million years. New research suggests Fijian ants were the planet's first plant farmers. ... more
..
Researchers propose low-mass supernova triggered formation of solar system
A research team led by University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Yong-Zhong Qian uses new models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the ... more
..
Scientists from the IAC discover a nearby 'superearth'
The PhD student Alejandro Suarez Mascareno, of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL), and his thesis directors at the IAC Rafael Rebolo and Jonay Isai ... more
The contents herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2015 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement