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Posts tagged with "Planetary Studies"

  • 4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars
    Nicky Jenner

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    4th Rock from the Sun

    Why should we invest money, time, and resources to go to a barren planet that seems bent on destroying our robotic emissaries? In 4th Rock from the Sun, Nicky Jenner mounts a compelling case for why Mars is worth the effort. Early Greek philosophers noticed that Mars seemed to reverse its direction of motion for… Read More
  • The Aliens Are Coming! The Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe
    Ben Miller

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    A witty romp through the cosmos explores the search for alien life

    For many people, there could be no greater scientific discovery than proof of the existence of life on another planet. This year alone, we have seen examples of how even the hint of alien civilization can capture the attention of the media and, by extension, the public. The so-far-inexplicable light curve of the star KIC… Read More