Tag archive for ‘Planetary science’
Jewish Business News On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

The aliens are silent because they’re dead

Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from The Australian National University (ANU). In research aiming to understand how life might develop, the More...

Jewish Business News On Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Israeli Instrument Bound for Jupiter, and more Science tips from Weizmann Institute

Weizmann Institute scientists are planning an experiment for a mission to the giant planet Sometime in the year 2030, if all goes according to plan, some dozen groups around the world will begin receiving More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, November 13th, 2015

New Earth-like exoplanet discovered in our neighborhood

  Researchers have discovered an exoplanet just slightly bigger than Earth and located much closer to our Solar System than any other terrestrial, alien world. Called GJ 1132b, it orbits a tiny red, More...

Jewish Business News On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Cassini Finds Global Ocean in Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

  Saturn’s 300-mile-wide moon Enceladus is stretched and squeezed by gravitational interaction with its neighbors. The resulting friction heats its interior, and may power a system of hydrothermal More...

Jewish Business News On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Astronomers discover ‘young Jupiter’ exoplanet

A planet 100 light-years away that resembles a young Jupiter has been discovered by an international team of astronomers that includes six UCLA scientists. The discovery is reported Aug. 13 in the online edition More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

VIDEO: Astronomers discover planet with two suns like ‘Tatooine’ from Star Wars

  Astronomers at the 29th International Astronomical Union General Assembly will announce on August 14 the discovery of a new transiting “circumbinary” planet, bringing the number of such More...

[VIDEO] Blue Moon Tonight: What Makes It So Special

  Much of the world will have the opportunity to observe a Blue Moon. A rare occurrence that doesn’t have anything to do with the moon’s color. During most years, the Earth experiences 12 More...

Jewish Business News On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

NASA just discovered an Earth-like planet

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. Earth 2.0 is: It’s 60% larger than Earth. It’s most likely rocky,  More...

News Brief On Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Newly discovered Jupiter twin hints at new solar system similar to Earth’s

Astronomers may found planet similar to Earth,  according to a new study on the search for “solar system 2.0.” This potential twim located about 200 light-years from Earth near a star called HIP More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Fifty Years To The Day After The Visit To Mars: The First Visit To The Dwarf Planet Pluto

  This afternoon, the spacecraft New Horizons will pass over Pluto and will send valuable information to the planet Earth. Members of the research team of Prof. Hagai Perets from the Technion, who are More...

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