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So far a NASA Discovery program designed to look for possible life-supporting planets has discovered 4,706 potential planets

Photo: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

NASA has made it a mission to discover the truth. In March 2009, the space agency launched the Kepler Mission, a NASA Discovery program designed to look for possible life-supporting planets. 71 more words


Scientists Say Extraterrestrials May All Be Extinct

Life on other planets would most likely be brief and become extinct extremely quickly on an astronomical time scale, according to new research conducted at the Australian National University. 396 more words


In a what is a very nice excuse and relief to step away from the subject matter of my most popular blog I get a chance to add a long overdue post to this one. 368 more words

"Welcome to the adult universe!"

Keith Hudson

Just what effect would it have on us if we knew that there was intelligent life elsewhere in the universe?  I ask the question because another new project, Breakthrough Listen, which will search the entire galactic plane of the . 567 more words

New Horizons to Pluto and The Kuiper Belt – Part 2

An Extraordinary Challenge
Unmanned missions to the planets are challenging undertakings at the best of times. As examples, until recently about half of all mission to Mars ended in failure; while the Voyager 1 & 2 Grand Tour of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune was only possible through the 1970’s and 80’s because of an alignment of the giant planets that only happens every 279 years, and which was needed to gravitationally assist the Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft as they travelled from one planet to the next (called a gravitational sling-shot). 3,950 more words

Cosmic Perspectives