Posts tagged with: biosignatures

Exocast-28b

On the 28th episode of Exocast, returning from a month’s break: Hugh is joined by Daniel Angerhausen from the University of Bern/Blue Marble Space to talk exoplanet science with SOFIA and high-altitude balloon experiments. Andrew introduces the concept of technosignatures in time for the first NASA Technosignatures Workshop, held at the end of September, and chats a little more with Daniel who will be taking part in the meeting. Hannah takes a look at the exoplanet news for

Exocast-21b

In the 21st episode of Exocast: Hannah talks about planet formation; Andrew discusses the potential habitability of planets on eccentric orbits; Hugh disseminates a backlog of exciting exoplanet news from the past two months including discoveries, planet characterization, and community debate; Andrew adds the eponymous Kepler-21b as the newest member of the Exocast adopted planets gang;   http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/exocast_21b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-15b

In the 15th episode of Exocast: Andrew revisits the signals life may or may not leave in a planet’s atmosphere, taking in recent results from the NExSS biosignature workshop. Hugh details the pros & cons of NASA’s upcoming planet-hunting machine, the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey, or TESS, mission. Hannah covers the breaking news, including a host of new results from the Kepler mission. and Hugh adopts the mini-Mercury Kepler-37b into our collection, the smallest planet yet found

Exocast-5b

Exocast-5 b In the fifth exocast episode: Andrew take us through what biosignatures it would take to tell if a planet is habitable/in-habited. Hugh explores a quirk of Einsteinian physics which allows us to search for planets. Hannah looks at the news including the inroduction of a new scientific method – astrochronology, phase curves of WASP-43, and a new cohort of planets. In addition, she shares a little rant on the impact of scientific reporting

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