As mentioned yesterday, here is a link for my guest appearance on January 18’s Science Friday on NPR. For my tenth appearance on Science Friday, I discussed some of the stories I reported for Nature from the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society. My stories are covered about 8 minutes into this audio link.
NPR Science Friday asked me to join them today, continuing a tradition of chats. I’ll be on starting at 240pm, so tune in online or via your local NPR station! A link to the show will be posted here afterward.
NPR’s Science Friday invited me to talk about exoplanets and the 2012 Winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society: Kepler Telescope Spots Tiniest Exoplanets Yet At a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, scientists talked about mapping dark matter, measuring the ‘graininess’ of spacetime, and discovering the smallest exoplanets ever, using the Kepler space telescope. … Continue reading Exoplanets and the 2012 American Astronomical Society Winter Meeting [NPR Science Friday]
Solving the mystery of Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts.
Looking for Earth-like planets isn’t anything new for astronomers. But it’s only been within the last few years that they’ve confidently identified candidates. The change from famine to feast is in large part due to NASA’s Kepler telescope, a mission that survived a number of challenges to become a reality. My US News article from … Continue reading Finally Finding Other Earths [US News]
A nonprofit group has announced plans for the first privately funded mission to deep space. The telescope will identify and track 90 percent of the near-Earth asteroids 140 meters and larger, including those that could bash into our planet. If you’ve got a hankering to protect Earth from wayward asteroids — and a few hundred … Continue reading Private Space Telescope to Watch for Asteroids Heading Our Way [Nature]