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Will We Find Life in Alpha Centauri?

Is there life on planets in Alpha Centauri, the star system that is closest to ours? An abundance of dangerous X-ray radiation makes it unlikely for the one exoplanet that we have found so far. But, there is new data that suggests a better chance with any new planets that we have yet to discover. With the discovery of thousands…

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The Mystery Of The Missing Magnetic Monopoles

    The Mystery Of The Missing Magnetic Monopoles By Judith E Braffman-Miller The night sky above Earth blazes with the distant fierce fires of countless stars, and when we stare up at this magnificent spectacle of stellar fireworks, we cannot help but wonder how this show came to be. What scientists know now, or at least what they think…

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TESS to Discover Exoplanets

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS was successfully launched on April 18, 2018 aboard a Space X Falcon 9 rocket. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a space telescope for NASA‘s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission. During its primary mission, it is expected to find more than 20,000 exoplanets,compared to about…

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