9/29/2010 NASA: Astronomers Discover Habitable Exo NASA: Astronomers Discover Habitable Exoplanet / September 29, 2010 / Watch this video and others like it in hi-res at
Mercedes Richards on habitable places Dr. Mercedes Richards, professor in Penn State's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, led an informative discussion on the "demotion" of Pluto from planet to dwarf planet, and the search for extraterrestrial life forms.
Tarptent Moment : habitability Tarptent Moment habitability. Arkmat pad cut 1.6mx0.5m and Big Agnes Clearview Airpad Mummy 72"x20" (1.8x0.5 m) displayed as reference.
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Discovery of New Potentially Habitable Planet - Gliese 581g In this clip Steven Vogt discusses his team's discovery of the new exoplanet Gliese 581g . -- Possible earthlike planet found in the Goldilocks zone of a nearby star! Gliese 581g, as the new planet is called, is in the zone where the temperature is just right. And with a mass of just three times that of the Earth, it's unlikely to be a gas giant. "Personally, given the ubiquity and propensity of life to flourish wherever it can, I would say, my own personal feeling is that the chances of life on this planet are 100 percent," said Steven Vogt, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, during a press briefing today. "I have almost no doubt about it." His colleague, Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, in Washington, DC, wasn't willing to put a number on the odds of life, though he admitted he's optimistic. "It's both an incremental and monumental discovery," Sara Seager, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told . Incremental because the method used to find Gliese 581g already has found several planets (all super-Earths, more massive than our own world) outside their stars' habitable zone, along with non-Earth-like planets within the habitable zone.
Exploring Mars for Habitable Environments - David Des Marais (SETI Talks) If you liked this talk, please help us out by filling out this survey: SETI Talks Archive: Recent Mars missions have discovered fascinating landscapes as well as chemicals and minerals formed by the action of liquid water. Mars could have been habitable sometime in the past, and liquid water might persist in some subsurface environments today. Dr. Dave Des Marais, Chair of the Mars Exploration Program Advisory Group (MEPAG), will discuss recent discoveries that are helping to identify the most promising places to search for evidence of life.
Is this a habitable zone? Animated approximate true colour panoramic view from NASA's Phoenix lander with added audio from Mars Phoenix lander lead scientist Peter Smith of the University of Arizona and from William Boynton, lead scientist for the TEGA instrument. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University Arizona/Texas A&M University.
Kepler - A Search for Habitable Planets "Kepler is a critical component in NASA's broader efforts to ultimately find and study planets where Earth-like conditions may be present," said Jon Morse, the Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "The planetary census Kepler takes will be very important for understanding the frequency of Earth-size planets in our galaxy and planning future missions that directly detect and characterize such worlds around nearby stars." The mission will spend three and a half years surveying more than 100000 sun-like stars in the Cygnus-Lyra region of our Milky Way galaxy. It is expected to find hundreds of planets the size of Earth and larger at various distances from their stars. If Earth-size planets are common in the habitable zone, Kepler could find dozens; if those planets are rare, Kepler might find none. In the end, the mission will be our first step toward answering a question posed by the ancient Greeks: are there other worlds like ours or are we alone?
Our Solar system - Safe Zone(habitable planet) I will show about the safe zone. where a planet can be safe, like Earth. But it is one problem: the safe zone is moving. the sun getting hotter for each year. and that is bad news for Earth, when the zone have moved, the human race can't live on earth, then we must move to the next planet, named Mars. but to speed it up, we must terraform Mars, pollute Mars so this process speeding up.
Presentation by Dr. Chris McKay, part 3 -- Making Mars Habitable for Life To Mars And Beyond: When humans go to Mars, what would be the best use of resources and what should be done to support science, exploration and development? What technologies and infrastructure will be necessary? Filmed at the NewSpace 2010 Conference. (5:55)
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Exploring Mars for Evidence of Habitable Environments and Life By David Des Marais, staff scientist at NASA Ames Research Center Hosted at MSU on May 5, 2010 by the Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Institute, Thermal Biology Institute and NSF Montana EPSCoR Dave Des Marais of NASA's Ames Research Center discusses why researchers believe that habitable environments probably existed on Mars more than 3 billion years ago. The Opportunity rover found evidence of saline lakes and groundwater on Mars, while the Spirit rover discovered rocks altered by liquid water and pure silica formed by hydrothermal activity. Orbiters have discovered widespread additional mineralogical evidence of ancient watery environments.
Stellar Simulations: searching for habitable planets Google Tech talks July 30, 2007 ABSTRACT Looking for a nice extra-solar vacation spot but worried about being downwind from a gas giant? Before booking your next interstellar flight, come check out how Sean Raymond's stellar simulations are being used in the search for habitable planets. Many of the 240 extra-solar planets that have been discovered so far are "hot Jupiters" -- gas giants orbiting very close to their host stars. Sean's work has shown that when these hot Jupiters form far from their host stars and migrate inward, they leave conditions in their wake favorable for the formation of a wide diversity of habitable planets, from small dry worlds to massive ocean-covered planets. In...
Kepler telescope finds more than 50 potentially habitable planets CCTV News An orbiting NASA telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life including more than 50 potential planets that appear to be in a habitable zone. NASA has released new data from the ongoing Kepler telescope mission. In just a year of peering out at a small slice of the galaxy, the Kepler telescope has discovered more than one thousand possible planets outside our solar system. 54 of them are seemingly in the zone that could be hospitable to life. Kepler was launched in 2009 and orbits the sun between Earth and Mars. Information provided by Thank you http
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Phoenix Mission and Habitability - Carol Stoker (SETI Talks) SETI Talks Archive: http://talks Dr. Carol Stoker was a member of the Mars Phoenix Lander team that landed a robot in the polar regions of Mars. Dr. Stoker will present an ***ysis of results from the Mars Phoenix mission to the North Polar region of Mars that shows that conditions are probably habitable for life in modern times at this location.
Planet may be first truly habitable exoplanet Discovery suggests our galaxy may be teeming with potentially habitable planets based on article
Habitability Demonstration Unit Simulation SP Crater Black Point 071610.wmv This simulation demonstrates the offloading of both the Habitability Demonstration Unit and the airlock, as well as the EVA porch and ramp assembly and Space Exploration Vehical docking.
Habitable earth like planet found. the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, a world which could have water running on its surface. The planet orbits the faint star Gliese 581, which is 20.5 light-years away in the constellation Libra. Don't get too excited any life on this planet would very small because of the high gravity. This still an amazing discovery.
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Kepler: A Search for Habitable Planets Kepler - NASA www.nasa.gov Kepler is the world's first mission with the ability to find true Earth-like planets orbiting stars in the "habitable zone."
Gliese 581g !! Habitable planet orbiting HIP 74995!! In stars habitable zone! Scientists believe it has life and water. The gravity is a little heavier than Earth, but still walkable by humans, and the average temperature on the planet is 10 degrees Fahrenheit, but there still plenty of room for warmer climates and life. This could be the biggest discovery in the history of science!
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Newly discovered planet could be habitable US astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet that could support life and say there could be many more planets like it in space.
The continuously habitable zone: Earth's life sustainability Amendment: 'Hot Jupiters' are thought to have "formed farther out and migrated inward via gravitational torques with a massive gas disk (Lin et al., 1996)" (Lin, Bodenheimer, & Richardson, 1996, p. 256). Since "roughly one-third of the giant planets discovered to date outside the Solar System have orbits within 0.5 astronomical units (AU) of their central stars (exoplanets(dot)org)" (Lin, Bodenheimer, & Richardson, 1996, p. 256), then I should note that whatever the likelihood is of terrestrial planets forming is, there may be roughly a 1 in 3 chance that their formation will be disrupted by a hot Jupiter moving in. However, I should also note that "if a giant planet forms and migrates quickly, the planetesimal population has time to re-generate in the lifetime of the disk and terrestrial planets may form (Armitage (2003)" (Lin, Bodenheimer, & Richardson, 1996, p. 256). And in some cases, it seems that "potentially habitable planets with orbits in the habitable zone and substantial water contents can form in such conditions," and that their obliquity "would likely be stable over long timescales (Atobe et al., 2004)" (Lin, Bodenheimer, & Richardson, 1996, p. 262). All in all, my argument is not significantly affected, since, even with the adjustment, we are still dealing with hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy and tens of ***tillions of stars in the observable universe. Raymond, SN, Quinn, T. & Lunine, JI (2005). The formation and habitability of terrestrial ...
Habitable Planet Statistics - Claudio Maccone (SETI Talks) SETI Talks Archive: In this lecture Dr. Maccone will provide a statistical equation that we call Statistical Equation for Habitables (SEH) as well as its relationship to the Statistical Fermi Paradox. He will start by noting that the statistics of habitable planets may be based on a set of ten (and possibly more) astrobiological requirements first pointed out by Stephen H. Dole in his book "Habitable planets for man" (1964). He will then provide the statistical generalization of the original (too simplistic) Dole equation by replacing a product of ten positive numbers by the product of ten positive random variables. This is called the "Statistical Equation for Habitables" or SEH. His proof is based on the Central Limit Theorem (CLT) of Statistics, stating that the sum of any number of independent random variables, each of which may be arbitrarily distributed, approaches a Gaussian (ie normal) random variable (Lyapunov form of the CLT). Dr. Maccone will then discuss the implications of this derivation, including a practical example of how the equation can be used to find the average distance between Habitables. Finally, this result will in turn be used to discover the statistical extension of the Fermi Paradox, namely the Fermi paradox re-read in terms of probability distributions.
NEW PIRATE PARTY Extraterrestrial News Oct 2 2010 NASA habitable planet found
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Robert Zubrin How can the habitability of Mars be sustained == 28th Annual International Space Development Conference [ May 28-31 * Orlando, FL ] == National Space Society --- Robert Zubrin answers questions following a talk about his book ' How to Live on Mars ' including talking about why space exploration is really important. --- ---
Potentially habitable The first potentially habitable exoplanet has been discovered!
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Habitable Planets - Monika Kress (SETI Talks) SETI Talks Archive: Habitable planets must not only reside in a narrow range of distances from their stars, but they also must contain water and carbon. This is easier said than done. In this talk, Dr. Kress will discuss the chemistry in protoplanetary disks, and the physical processes by which earth-like planets form. In particular, Dr. Kress will focus on how habitable planets obtain carbon and water, the key ingredients for life.
Venus, Earth and Mars: Atmosphere and the Myth the Habitable Zone Many have used the concept of the habitability zone to explain Earth's temperate climate and the extreme heat and cold of Venus and Mars respectively. However, ***ysing the atmospheric make-up of each of the planets, the habitability is not based solely on distance from the sun, but heat retention, another factor helping us understand whether life is in fact common in the universe. Media courtesy of google images. This documentary is just for fun!!
Astronomers find first habitable planet outside solar system SAN JOSE, Calif. — Astronomers have discovered the first planet outside the solar system with the potential to support life. The planet orbits a red dwarf star called Gliese 581, 20 light years from Earth, in the middle of the star's habitable zone, meaning that temperatures on its surface are just right for life to develop. US-based scientists found the planet using precise measurements from the Keck telelscope in Hawaii, which has been scrutinising Gliese 581 for more than a decade. The new planet, called Gliese 581g, is one of several known to be orbiting the star, but is the first to be discovered in the so-called Goldilocks Zone, where the distance from the star means that temperatures are neither too hot or too cold for life to exist. "We had planets on both sides of the habitable zone - one too hot and one too cold - and now we have one in the middle that's just right," Steven Vogt of University of California, who worked on the team that discovered the planet, said. He says that less than 500 planets have been discovered outside of the solar system, and the fact that this one lies in the middle of the Goldilocks Zone suggests that habitable planets could be extremely common. "The fact that we were able to detect this planet so quickly and so nearby tells us that planets like this must be really common," he said. "If the local stellar neighborhood is a representative sample of the galaxy as a whole, our Milky Way could be teeming with ...
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Sagan lecture: Isotope Geochemistry and the Study of Habitability and Life on Other Planets 2010 AGU Fall Meeting - The Sagan Lecture Isotope Geochemistry and the Study of Habitability and Life on Other Planets Presented by J. Eiler, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Kepler: A Search For Habitable Planets HD "Kepler is a critical component in NASA's broader efforts to ultimately find and study planets where Earth-like conditions may be present," said Jon Morse, the Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "The planetary census Kepler takes will be very important for understanding the frequency of Earth-size planets in our galaxy and planning future missions that directly detect and characterize such worlds around nearby stars." The mission will spend three and a half years surveying more than 100000 sun-like stars in the Cygnus-Lyra region of our Milky Way galaxy. It is expected to find hundreds of planets the size of Earth and larger at various distances from their stars. If Earth-size planets are common in the habitable zone, Kepler could find dozens; if those planets are rare, Kepler might find none. In the end, the mission will be our first step toward answering a question posed by the ancient Greeks: are there other worlds like ours or are we alone? Is there anybody out there?- Are we alone? NASA expects answer Soon (8/1/2010)- CNN: Galaxy May be Full of 'Earths,' Alien life - Earth-like Planet Discoveries on the Horizon (8/1/2010)- Earth's Twin Planet Will Be Found By The End Of The Year, leading Astronomer says (26/1/2010)- Search for Extraterrestrial Life is Growing (27/12/2009)- CNN: NASA Search For Earth Like Planets & Alien Life- www ...