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For the class Astronomical Experiences assignment, I was going to write about NASA’s May 3rd, 2021 Astronomy Picture of the Day. As I went to search for the daily image, I also found a PBS Nova video on the Mars mission involving Perseverance and I was hooked. Now that I can blog about anything forContinue reading “NASA’s Picture of the Day”
The age-old question of whether life exists on other planets in the Solar System is one that may not be solved for centuries. Frank Drake and Sara Seager spent years developing their respective equations (shown below) that can be used to predict the probability of aliens existence, but the concept of life outside of EarthContinue reading “The Fermi Paradox”
The Kepler mission marked a significant jump in exoplanet discovery when the space telescope was launched over 10 years ago. Since then, astronomers worked hard to research, develop, and design a more modern approach to discovering these distant and unknown planets. The solution was the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). TESS’s mission was to lookContinue reading “TESS: The Modern Exoplanet Finder”