“Alien Glow” –May Indicate Hidden Biospheres on Exoplanets

Hidden Biosphere

 

“This is a completely novel way to search for life in the universe. Just imagine an alien world glowing softly in a powerful telescope,” said lead author Jack O’Malley-James, a researcher at Cornell’s Carl Sagan Institute about ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns that might trigger a protective glow from life called biofluorescence.

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Planet Earth Report –“Decoding Extraterrestrials to Antarctica Supernova”

Earth from the ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Extraterrestrial Evolution to Dark-Matter Secret”

ESO Observatories

 

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“Wake-Up Call?” –Massive Object Smacks Jupiter Recalling Pacific-Sized 2009 Impact

comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

 

An object massive enough to see from Earth just slammed into Jupiter on Wednesday, recalling an event in July of 2009, when a comet or asteroid ripped another hole in the gas giant the size of the Pacific Ocean, referred to as the Wesley impact, that caused a black spot in the planet’s atmosphere. The spot was similar in area to the planet’s Little Red Spot, approximately the size of the Pacific Ocean.

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Planet Earth Report –“Nikolai Kardashev’s Worlds to Extremophiles On the Moon”

Earth from the ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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Ancient Colossal Galaxies Discovered –“Where None Had Been Seen Before”

Hubble Deep Field

 

Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space-including ALMA and Hubble- to discover 39 previously unknown ancient massive galaxies that defy current models of the universe.

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