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About That Newest Exoplanet…

Published on November 19, 2017 By sirrahc

“If scientists are able to detect gases like oxygen in the atmosphere of Ross 128 b, that could be a good indicator of biological processes on the planet.”  — Molly Rubin (Quartz Media) It seems like a new exoplanet (aka “extrasolar planet”, i.e., a planet in a solar system other than ours) is found every […]

Living on a Razor’s Edge (Part 3 of 3)

Published on May 31, 2011 By sirrahc

Last time, I wrote about various, highly unusual characteristics of the Milky Way Galaxy and of the Sun that allow for life to exist in this particular, small, local region of space. Before that, I posted about the many factors in the very structure of the universe that must be (and are, obviously) extremely fine-tuned […]

Living on a Razor’s Edge (Part 2 of 3)

Published on May 25, 2011 By sirrahc

“Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, one with the very delicate balance needed to provide exactly the conditions required to permit life, and one which has an underlying (one might say ‘supernatural’) plan.” — Arno Penzias, physicist who shares the Nobel prize for physics for discovering […]

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