Eyeball earths

Alien worlds resembling giant eyeballs might exist around red dwarf stars, and researchers are now proposing experiments to simulate these distant planets and see how capable they are of supporting life.

May 03, 2013 4.7 / 5 (7) 4

Storms in the machine

NASA researchers are constructing a statistical typhoon model that can quickly generate millions of synthetic typhoons from birth through termination. Their work could provide new details about the climate ...

Dec 18, 2012 not rated yet 0

The magnetic wakes of pulsar planets

Pulsars are among the most extreme stars in the universe: dense balls of matter which are heavier than the Sun, yet only a few tens of kilometers in diameter. They rotate rapidly (up to several hundred revolutions ...

Oct 08, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 37

SETI on the SKA

Can the Square Kilometer Array - a network of thousands of radio antennas to be based in South Africa and Australia -- be used to hunt for extraterrestrial signals?

Jun 26, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 4