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Hangout On-Air - Kepler 186f - A Planet in the Habitable Zone (video) A video interview with Elisa Quintana, Tom Barclay and Jason Rowe about the recent discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star. Hosted by Jill Tarter. Read More Kepler 186f - First Earth-sized Planet Orbiting in Habitable Zone of Another Star A team of scientists, including SETI Institute researcher Elisa Quintana, has confirmed the first Earth-sized planet orbiting in the habitable zone of a star other than the Sun. Read More Press Release - First Discovery of an Earth-sized Planet in the Habitable Zone For the first time, an Earth-sized planet has been found in the habitable zone of its star. This discovery not only proves the existence of worlds that might be similar to our own, but will undoubtedly shape future investigations of exoplanets that could have terrestrial surface environments.

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James Oberg's Pioneering Space From: "Space World Magazine" January 1975 issue. Editor's Introduction Twelve years ago Major Yuri Gagarin made the world's first manned space flight. Search for extraterrestrial intelligence Screen shot of the screensaver for SETI@home, a distributed computing project in which volunteers donate idle computer power to analyze radio signals for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is the collective name for a number of activities undertaken to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life. SETI projects use scientific methods in this search. For example, electromagnetic radiation is monitored for signs of transmissions from civilizations on other worlds.[1][2] Some of the most well-known projects are run by Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, or the SETI Institute.

How to Grow a Blog  Last month, in preparation for my K12Online Conference presentation , I re-read Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Good Business. Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning . In it, he states that the experience of flow – when the person is totally immersed in an activity and genuinely enjoying the moment – comes from “the steps one takes toward attaining a goal, not from actually reaching it.” He adds that: People often miss the opportunity to enjoy what they do because they focus all their attention on the outcome, rather than savoring the steps along the way. Where does the pleasure in singing come from – finishing the song, or producing each note or phrase?

European space policy Europe needs an effective space policy that will allow the EU to take the global lead in selected strategic policy areas. Space can provide the tools to address many of the global challenges that face society in the twenty-first century: challenges that Europe must take a leading role in addressing. Space systems and space-based technologies are a critical part of the daily life of all European citizens and businesses. From telecommunications to television, weather forecasting to global financial systems, most of the key services that we all take for granted in the modern world depend on space in order to function properly.

Project Daedalus – Interstellar Mission Daedalus Interstellar Probe - image copyright Adrian Mann This was a thirteen member volunteer engineering design study conducted between 1973 and 1978, to demonstrate that Interstellar travel is feasible in theory. The project related to the Fermi Paradox first postulated by the Italian Physicist Enrico Fermi in the 1940s.

Search for life suggests solar systems more habitable than ours Public release date: 3-Dec-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Pam Frost 614-292-9475Ohio State University SAN FRANCISCO—Scattered around the Milky Way are stars that resemble our own sun—but a new study is finding that any planets orbiting those stars may very well be hotter and more dynamic than Earth. That's because the interiors of any terrestrial planets in these systems are likely warmer than Earth—up to 25 percent warmer, which would make them more geologically active and more likely to retain enough liquid water to support life, at least in its microbial form. Essential Oils Are a Resource for Easing Work Related Stress Essential Oils Are a Resource for Easing Work Related Stress (Aromatherapy and Essential Oil articles are listed at the bottom of this page, and on the Essential Oil Index) Stress Created on the Job It was not too long ago in American history that a majority of citizens made their living as farmers. All that has changed now. For most Americans, including much of the world, jobs require long hours in front of a computer and far removed from soil.

New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b’s Discovery On Aug. 24, astronomers announced they had found a possibly Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun. The planet, called Proxima b, is about 1.3 times the mass of Earth and is 4.22 light-years away. Main Story: Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever Scientists have found clear evidence of a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun.

Amino Acids and DNA Ingredients found in Space February 28, 2013 Contact: Dave Finley, Public Information Officer Socorro, NM (575) 835-7302 The Wonders of Helichrysum Essential Oil The Wonders of Helichrysum Essential Oil (Please see the Essential Oils Article Index at the bottom of this page.) Helichrysum Essential Oil for Sports Injuries, Bruises and Tissue Repair: A Primer for Active Health and Fitness Readers. (See our Helichrysum Italicum Oil Here.) 'Aromatherapy' has become an extremely misleading term in America; the position of 'Aromatherapist' was ranked as one of the top 100 'quackery' up-and-coming new jobs recently on CNN - and most folks think 'Aroma'-therapy is all about smelling something pretty so you can feel better. Much of the rest of the 'civilized' world relies on plants, and their essential oils, as effective medicines for a wide varieties of medical conditions.

Astronomer Captures Enormous True-Color Photo of Night Sky Armed with a Laptop and Six Digital Cameras, an Amateur Astronomer Created a 5,000-Megapixel Panorama of the Universe from Tens of Thousands of Digital Images The Milky Way Galaxy. Image courtesy Nick Risinger. SETI Search Reveals No Alien Signals from Exoplanets Intelligent alien life is likely relatively rare throughout our Milky Way galaxy, with fewer than one in a million solar systems harboring civilizations advanced enough to send out radio signals, a new study reports. A research team that includes famed alien hunter Jill Tarter — the model for astronomer Ellie Arroway in Carl Sagan's famous book "Contact" — surveyed dozens of planet-hosting stars for radio signals from alien civilizations. They turned up nothing.

Essential Oil Recipes for Minor Ailments Essential Oils for Minor Ailments (More articles can be found on the Essential Oils resource page) Using Essential Oils to Treat Minor Ailments - by Burgundy Shank Plants have been used for centuries to support the body’s natural healing process. Not only have they been shown to be effective in curing common ailments, they’re also used for the prevention of both simple and complex illnesses.

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