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Centauri Dreams!

There is a planet in the Alpha Centauri system.  An Earth-sized planet★. In the Alpha Centauri system. I don’t know about anyone else, but to me this is huge huge news! As many a space enthusiast will tell you, the … Continue reading

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Could life have evolved closer than we thought?

Traditionally, anyone seriously researching extraterrestrial life has tended to ignore red dwarfs. Typically a disproportionately low number of them have been included in SETI searches, for instance. They’re troublesome, ill-tempered little things which like to randomly flare up for seemingly … Continue reading

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Good Vibrations

Ever wonder what a star sounds like? Stars certainly aren’t silent. Actually, they constantly ‘sing’ by oscillating at certain frequencies. Using ESA’s Corot satellite, astronomers have recorded these frequencies and made them into actual sounds. Click that link above to … Continue reading

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Alpha Centauri

Surely any astronomer has spent at least some time wondering about Alpha Centauri. Being a tantalisingly close 4.37 light years from us, it really is our next door neighbour. The third brightest star in the sky (excluding the Sun), visible … Continue reading

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