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Can We Find Exoplanets Using Gravitational Waves?

10th Aug, 2018 - 2.1k views

Is it possible to find exoplanets using their gravitational wave signatures? If the orbit of the planet is close enough and short enough to the host star, then yes it is. But boy what a system it would need to be!

Are Exomoons a Better Place to Look For Life?

9th Aug, 2018 - 1.9k views

Let’s talk about ExoMoons, you know, those moons in orbit around other planets around other stars in our galaxy. Is it possible that they might be better harbors for life?

NASA's TESS is Now a Fully Armed and Operational Exoplanet Finder

3rd Aug, 2018 - 3k views

After launch on April 18th of this year onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the next generation of space telescopes to look for exoplanets, in our galaxy, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite starts science mission

Will WFIRST Suffer Because of JWST?

30th Jul, 2018 - 2.3k views

In this episode, we’ve all heard about the delays and cost overruns of NASA’s flagship observatory, JWST. How will it affect upcoming large space telescope missions, like WFIRST?

Is Climate Change a Great Filter?

23rd Jul, 2018 - 2.5k views

Astronomers from the University of Rochester has recently published a paper that studies whether a civilization on the level of ours could survive self-imposed changes to the planet’s climate due to rapidly expanding technological progress.

Kepler/K2 Mission Coming to an End

10th Jul, 2018 - 2.2k views

As Kepler/K2 runs low on critical hydrazine fuel, NASA has put Kepler spacecraft in safe mode until August 2 2018

NASA Juno Mission Extended

9th Jul, 2018 - 2.5k views

In this episode, NASA extends Juno’s mission to Jupiter, a mission that has shown us some amazing features of the largest planet in our solar system and is also teaching us a lot about what lies beneath those stunning cloud formations.

New JWST Launch Date, Budget Set By NASA

28th Jun, 2018 - 9.3k views

In this episode, the verdict is in. After reading and responding to the independent review of the JWST mission, NASA announced today a new launch date and an updated cost analysis. It looks like JWST will launch on March 30, 2021

Alternative Explanation For KBO Orbits Doesn't Need Planet 9

12th Jun, 2018 - 3.8k views

We've been looking for planet 9 but haven't found it yet. Perhaps it isn't there? New ideas for what may be causing strange KBO orbits in outer solar system.

Electric Dark Matter?

6th Jun, 2018 - 4.4k views

Is it possible that dark matter, or at least some of it, has an electric charge? That would explain a lot if it did.

Event Horizon Telescope Update!

31st May, 2018 - 8.5k views

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Faint Galaxy w/ Zero Dark Matter Finding Draws Heated Criticism

31st May, 2018 - 3.2k views

When astronomers announced that the faint galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 had no dark matter, many astronomers felt they were being premature. In fact, the assumptions may have been bad science.