Out of embargo news from the University of Cambridge : A team of astronomers have gone looking for water vapour in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the Sun – and have come up nearly dry.
A free exhibition at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s arts centre, will attempt to answer what might seem like a very strange question—what does the dark, cold vacuum of space, and the boiling mass of the sun, actually sound like? http://tinyurl.com/oheua32 #spacescience#arts
Potential asteroid impact on Earth can have disastrous consequences. In order to prevent such collisions, earthbound space objects must be deflected. This can be accomplished using a space probe to impact the asteroid: http://tinyurl.com/oxmsewc #spacescience
The theory of panspermia, in which life can naturally transfer between planets, is considered a serious hypothesis by planetary scientists. A new research presented at the European Planetary Science Congress at UCL suggests that panspermia, while certainly not proven, is not impossible either. Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/obngpab #pranspermia#physics#spacescience
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WSJ gives a nice pic of this week's close encounter.