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Airborne Asteroid Impact Chasers Release Findings On Space Junk Object WT1190F

The dramatic fall reentry of a piece of space debris has served as a dress rehearsal for researchers who observe small asteroid entries and impacts. The object, tagged as WT1190F, reentered Earth’s atmosphere near the coast of Sri Lanka on Nov. 13, 2015.
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  • wt1190

    The dramatic fall reentry of a piece of space debris has served as a dress rehearsal for researchers who observe small asteroid entries and impacts. The object, tagged as WT1190F, reentered Earth’s atmosphere near the coast of Sri Lanka on Nov. 13, 2015.

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  • Skeptic Check: Glutenous Maximus

    Eat dark chocolate. Don’t drink coffee. Go gluten-free. If you ask people for diet advice, you’ll get a dozen different stories. We’ll help you decide between fact and fad, and show you how to think skeptically about popular trends – from gluten-free to wearable devices that count your steps. Plus find out why a cook says that no food is healthy, not even kale.

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    Skeptic Check: Glutenous Maximus
  • strange orbits

    Is there a planet ten times the mass of Earth hanging out in the dismal and distant fringes of our solar system?

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  • Jill Tarter

    The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter is featured in an online series created by WeTransfer that explores influential voices in music, design and science.

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  • star magnetic field

    It’s long been thought that most stars would be similar to the Sun – sporting only relatively weak magnetism. But an international group of astronomers, including SETI scientist Daniel Huber, has discovered that strong magnetic fields are actually common for stars.

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  • The SETI Institute’s Senior Astronomer, Seth Shostak, has been awarded the annual Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization.

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  • AGU 2015

    The fall meeting of the AGU – the American Geophysical Union – is being held from December 14 though 18 in San Francisco. Among its 24,000 attendees are many SETI Institute scientists, giving talks and presenting posters.

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  • Applications are now CLOSED for the Summer 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Life in the Universe – Astronomy and Planetary Science at the SETI Institute. Work on projects spanning the field of astrobiology from microbiology to planetary geology to observational astronomy. Thanks to everyone to who applied.

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  • GPI

    Using the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) as well as the Hubble Space Telescope, Kalas and his colleagues examined a star known as HD 106906 ... the remarkable thing about this stellar system is the discovery that a planet in its outer regions (16 times as far from the star as Pluto is from the Sun) may have been expelled from its birthplace.

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  • “This very large survey is observing 600 young stars to look for two things: giant planets orbiting them and debris disks. In our first year, we have already found what GPI was designed to discover -- a young Jupiter in orbit around a nearby star,”

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