Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Center

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First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

How Watching 13 Billion Years Of Cosmic Growth Links To Storytelling

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter[embedded content]How do you show off 13 billion years of cosmic growth? One way that astronomers can figure that out is through visualizations — such as this one from the Harvard-Smithsonian ... [Published Universe Today - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Fiber Optics In Astronomy Conference

About the eventThe , organized by the Sexten Center for Astrophysics will take place from 19th August to the 21st August 2014 at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The conference will cover areas like The main ... [Published Exhibitions.co.uk - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

What Sparked Star Explosion 2014J? NASA Telescope Seeks Clues

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterAstronomers are gazing closely at supernova 2014J (inset) to see what sort of triggers caused the star explosion. Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC/R. Margutti et alX marks the spot: after ... [Published Universe Today - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Super Moon 2014 Dates: Rest of Times for This Year, and Dates for 2015

Another supermoon is upon us this weekend, coming at night on August 10 into the next morning.The term “super moon” describes a moon that is closer to Earth than usual.“Astronomers typically measure the distance between bodies as the distance between ... [Published Epoch Times - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

Mysterious Molecules in Space Named?

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterThe diffuse interstellar bands. Image Credit: P. Jenniskens, F. X. DesertIt’s a well-kept secret that the vacuum of space is not — technically speaking — a vacuum. Strong winds ... [Published Universe Today - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

John Kovac, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, answers questions on the BICEP2 findings

The leader of the BICEP2 collaboration, John Kovac, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, was sent the following three questions:1. Do you share the view that what the BICEP2 team detected might have been an artefact of interstellar stuff ... [Published Melbourne Age - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

Tracking pollution in space may help in finding aliens

Washington, July 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that that we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions, which would offer a new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).The study by theorists at ... [Published TruthDive - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 8 reports

Can we find aliens by looking for their pollution?

In this artist’s conception, the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet displays a brownish haze – the result of widespread pollution. New research shows that the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope potentially could detect certain pollutants, specifically ... [Published EarthSky - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could provide the answer. Under certain conditions, astronomers in the next decade might be able to detect ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 5 reports

‘Rare’ exoplanet discovered

A stronomers have discovered an exoplanet that orbits its star every 704 days, the longest known year for an exoplanet, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.Kepler 421-b orbits a star about 1,000 light years from Earth at the “frost ... [Published Durango Herald - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Newly Discovered Exoplanet Takes 704 Days to Circle Its Star

This past July 21, astronomers with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics announced the discovery of a previously unknown exoplanet. The celestial body was discovered using NASA's Kepler spacecraft, hence the fact that it is now known as Kep ... [Published Softpedia - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 3 reports

Transiting Exoplanet With Longest Known Year Discovered By Kepler Mission

Image Caption: This artist's conception shows the Uranus-sized exoplanet Kepler-421b, which orbits an orange, type K star about 1,000 light-years from Earth. Kepler-421b is the transiting exoplanet with the longest known year, circling its star once every ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 22 2014]

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"There are lots of ideas out there about what these data could represent. We may not know for certain until Astro-H launches, with a new type of X-ray detector that will be able to measure the line with more precision than currently possible."
...exactly how these stars explode because so much is riding on our observations of them for cosmology," said co-author Jerod Parrent also from CfA. "SN 2014J might be a chance of a lifetime to study one of these supernovas in detail as it happens."
...the electromagnetic spectrum, from the lowest radio frequencies that make it through the ionosphere through to optical light," Siemion explained. "In general, technologically produced electromagnetic emission can be much more confined in frequency or in time than that produced by natural sources, and we take advantage of that property in our searches."

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How Watching 13 Billion Years Of Cosmic Growth ... [Published Universe Today - Aug 20 2014]
Building the Universe Pixel by Pixel [Published HPC Wire - Aug 20 2014]
Fiber Optics In Astronomy Conference [Published Exhibitions.co.uk - Aug 19 2014]
Climate change study's results show Northwest p... [Published Oregonian - Aug 17 2014]
NASA’s Chandra Observatory searches for trigger... [Published Aerotech News and Review - Aug 15 2014]
What Sparked Star Explosion 2014J? NASA Telesco... [Published Universe Today - Aug 15 2014]
Dark Matter Detected? Astronomers Discover Myst... [Published International Business Times UK - Aug 15 2014]
NASA's Chandra Observatory Searches for Trigger... [Published WorldNetDaily - Aug 14 2014]
Desperate Dash of Global Warming [Published New American - Aug 12 2014]
Could Mystery Signal be First Detection of Dark... [Published Discovery Channel - Aug 12 2014]
Stepping Up the Search for ET [Published Tech News World - Aug 11 2014]
Red Dwarf Stars Might Be Best Places to Discove... [Published Astrobiology Magazine - Aug 11 2014]
Stepping Up the Search for ET [Published TechNewsWorld - Aug 11 2014]
Super Moon 2014 Dates: Rest of Times for This Y... [Published Epoch Times - Aug 11 2014]
Columbia telescope collector at heart of new ob... [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - Aug 09 2014]
Searching Space for Alien Industrial Pollution [Published Epoch Times - Aug 08 2014]
Looking for aliens? Scan the skies for pollution [Published Arizona State University - Aug 07 2014]
The Birth and Death of Our Solar System: An Int... [Published Caltech Daily News - Aug 05 2014]
Want to Find ET? Look for Air Pollution [Published KRVN 880 Rural Radio - Aug 03 2014]
A new approach in the search for extraterrestri... [Published National Science Foundation - Aug 01 2014]
Did you know? 20 scientific inventions and disc... [Published The Express Tribune - Aug 01 2014]
Aliens may have already polluted the universe, ... [Published Natural News - Aug 01 2014]
Detecting industrial pollution could be an effe... [Published Gizmag - Aug 01 2014]
A Mega-Mysterious Mega-Earth [Published San Fernando Valley Sun - Jul 31 2014]
Mysterious Molecules in Space Named? [Published Universe Today - Jul 30 2014]
Mysterious Molecules In Space Could Be Silicon-... [Published Value Walk - Jul 30 2014]
Potential Source of Mysterious 'Diffuse Interst... [Published Auto World News - Jul 30 2014]
Industrial Air Pollution May Help Search for Al... [Published International Business Times Australia - Jul 30 2014]
Alien Planet Pollution Might Help Scientists in... [Published The Guardian Express - Jul 30 2014]
Mysterious molecules in space [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 29 2014]
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Stepping Up the Search for ET [Published TechNewsWorld - Aug 11 2014]
Atmospheric pollution may not be among mankind's proudest achievements, but it's an incontrovertible sign that we are here. Could something similar help us find civilizations on other planets? That's the premise behind one of several recently announced ...
‘Hot Jupiters’: Drier Than Expected [Published Centauri Dreams - Jul 29 2014]
Be aware of Open Source, a radio show on Boston’s WBUR that last week did a show about exoplanets and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Earth 2.0 is available online, featuring David Latham (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Dimitar ...
Tight Measurement of Exoplanet Radius [Published Centauri Dreams - Jul 28 2014]
Both the Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes had a role to play in recent work on the planet Kepler-93b, whose size is now known to an uncertainty of a mere 120 kilometers on either side of the planet. What we have here is the most precise measurement ...
[tt] NYT: More Eyes on the Skies [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 25 2014]
More Eyes on the Skies http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/science/space/more-eyes-on-the-skies.html By DENNIS OVERBYEThe future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it. Andastronomers have been busy working the proverbial smoke-filled room ...
Astronomers Discover Transiting Exoplanet with ... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jul 25 2014]
Astronomers using NASA Kepler data have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Kepler-421b orbits its star once every 704 days. In comparison, Mars orbits our sun once every 780 days. Most of the more than 1,800 confirmed exoplanets ...
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