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Finder of New Worlds

08/10/2014 Σχολιάστε

 

Geoffrey Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered scores of alien worlds, so-called exoplanets circling distant stars.

CreditNASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech. .

The New York Times, MAY 12, 2014

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By DENNIS OVERBYE

BERKELEY, CALIF. — Last summer a homely room in the basement of a math building on the University of California campus here was ground zero in the epic quest to end cosmic loneliness.

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Lift off to outer space

11/12/2013 Σχολιάστε

'La Venere, sesto Pianeta, e'l suo influsso', 1770, French National Library and The Europeana Library, public domain

written by Beth on September 18, 2013 in News with no comments

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4-10 October is  World Space Week. In this blog, we explore how the human race has viewed space through the ages – from medieval astronomical diagrams to modern cartoons. You can also watch the 1978 launch of space shuttle ‘Enterprise’ at Cape Canaveral and listen to Holst’s ‘Planets’ orchestral suite.

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