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Life, Unbounded

Life, Unbounded

Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiology

Astrobiology Roundup

                      Lots of new scientific results in the past couple of weeks feed directly into the central questions of astrobiology – from the search for life, to the environment of interplanetary and interstellar space, and the grand cosmological terrain we find ourselves in...

September 25, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
The Moon Is Not Black And White, It Just Looks That Way

The Moon Is Not Black And White, It Just Looks That Way

Hands up if you think about the Moon in black and white? Yes – well, you’re not alone, and there’s actually good reason for you to, because the surface of the Moon is nearly devoid of strong colors in comparison to what we’re used to here on Earth...

September 20, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
Voyager Has Entered The Interstellar Medium

Voyager Has Entered The Interstellar Medium

                After many claims and statements over the past few years that Voyager 1, our most distant operating spacecraft, has ‘left the solar system’ (it hasn’t, as I explain here), it does now seem that as of August 2012 this extraordinary vehicle has entered the interstellar medium...

September 12, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
Greeks, Trojans, and a Temporary Companion for Uranus

Greeks, Trojans, and a Temporary Companion for Uranus

A telescopic survey looking for trans-Neptunian objects has chanced across a 37 mile wide chunk of rock and ice that instead moves around the sun in the same orbit as Uranus, just further ahead of the planet...

September 9, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures

Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, or in this case 1,400 pictures are worth a few words. Here is the collage of images uploaded by people across the planet for NASA’s Cassini ‘Wave at Saturn’ event on July 19th 2013, while Cassini snapped Earth in turn, as a teeny, tiny dot of [...]..

August 22, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
The Dirtiest Lunar Mystery Of All

The Dirtiest Lunar Mystery Of All

                      There may be something funny going on with the stuff covering the Moon, and a new NASA mission launching next month is aiming to solve the mystery...

August 19, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

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