Kepler-186f: The First Earth-size Habitable Zone Planet of Another Star

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zoneContinue reading “Kepler-186f: The First Earth-size Habitable Zone Planet of Another Star”

Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

On October 7, 2012, I was lucky enough to witness the live launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon lab perched atop.  The rocket was bound for the International Space Station, to deliver 1,000 pounds worth of cargo, science experiments, and ice cream, to the astronauts in orbit.  This marks the first timeContinue reading “Falcon 9 Rocket Launch”

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