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X-treme astronomy: Go behind-the-scenes of The X-Planets on April 18
April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

In this day and age, it seems like everyone is trying to add some excitement to their lives. Now that we no longer have animals trying to hunt us and have enough infrastructure that one bad harvest won’t wipe us out, we’re looking for something to spend our excess energy on. People have taken to […]

The X-Planets: Exploring the consequences of another Earth
March 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

When you look up at the night sky, do you ever think you’re seeing other solar systems? Do you ever wonder if any of the stars you see have planets like Earth in orbit around them? We have discovered that seven planets and more than a hundred moons in our solar system are simply not […]

Vulcan? Caprica? Tatooine?
May 27, 2009 · 2 Comments

The idea that other life-bearing worlds are out there continues to fire our imaginations, as attested by the success of the recently-opened Star Trek movie, and by the critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica series which concluded earlier this spring.  In 1995, astronomers identified the first exoplanet around the star 51 Pegasi, nicknamed Bellerophon.  Since then, we’ve […]



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