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How Many Exoplanets are Habitable?

  • Paper title: Terrestrial, Habitable-Zone Exoplanet Frequency from Kepler
  • Authors: Wesley A. Traub                                                                                                                
  • First Author’s Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA…
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Planets, stars, and their magnetic interaction

Paper title: Searching for star-planet magnetic interaction in CoRoT observations
Authors: A. F. Lanza
First author’s affiliation: NAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania

Introduction: This paper investigates the interaction between close-in (semimajor axis a<0.15AU) massive planets (a.k.a. 797 more words

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The First High Redshift Quasar from Pan-STARRS

  • Paper title: The First High Redshift Quasar from Pan-STARRS
  • Authors: Eric Morganson, Gisella De Rosa, Roberto Decarli, Fabian Walter, Ken Chambers, Ian McGreer, Xiaohui Fan, William Burgett, Heather Flewelling, Klaus Hodapp, Nick Kaiser, Eugene Magnier, Paul Price, Hans-Walter Rix, Bill Sweeney, Christopher Waters…
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Making stars the right size

Title: On the Origin of Stellar Masses
Author:
Mark Krumholz
Institution: UC Santa Cruz

Stars form in environments that are characterized by vastly different densities, pressures and metal content. 597 more words

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Crowd-sourcing Science: Planet Hunters find two new planet candidates

Title: Planet Hunters: The First Two Planet Candidates Identified by the Public using the Kepler Public Archive Data
Authors: Debra Fischer, Megan Schwamb, Kevin Schawinski, and 28 others.  791 more words
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Are supernovae really so super? Inhomogeneities and the accuracy of distance measurements

* Paper title: Interpreting supernovae observations in a lumpy universe
* Authors: Chris Clarkson et al.
* First author’s affiliation: University of Cape Town

Distant objects race away from us at ever-faster speeds, a cosmological expansion of space itself driven by dark energy ( 904 more words

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