Posts Tagged ‘Planets’

NASA Discovers Tatooine

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Astronomers at NASA’s Kepler Mission revealed Thursday that they have also discovered a first of its kind — a planet that orbits two suns, like Luke’s home in Star Wars. Found at Space.com via Mashable.

Planetary Scale

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Brad Goodspeed put together this animation that shows what other planetary bodies would look like if they orbited the Earth at the same distance as the Moon. Found at Vimeo from Brad Goodspeed.

Alan Boss: NASA Will Find Earth-Like Inhabited Planets

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Considered a leader in the search for planets outside our solar system, Alan Boss says we are at a turning point in our search for extraterrestrial life.

He expects we are on the verge of finding many different Earth-like planets across the universe, and he expects it will be common to find life on those planets. He shares his ideas for how the United States can be on the forefront of the next great discovery: life on another planet.

NASA’s Sentinels Of The Heliosphere

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

What NASA calls its ‘Heliophysics Observatory’ is an impressive fleet of spacecraft designed (often with international partnership) to study the relationship between the Sun, Earth, and Solar System. Flying in an array of trajectories and orbits, many of these satellites do not take images in the conventional sense but record fields, particle energies and fluxes in situ to give mankind a better understanding of space weather and space environments. Found at YouTube from NASAexplorer.