First time on Earth: Golden Record cover for Voyager mission on display

WHAT:          Three events to commemorate 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager mission – including new multi-media exhibit showcasing never-publicly displayed Golden Record cover, presentation by scientists who worked on Voyager mission, and screening of the final episode of Carl Sagan’s documentary television series, “Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey.” WHEN:          Oct. 19, 20 and 21 […]

Hunting for hidden life on worlds orbiting old, red stars

ITHACA, N.Y. – All throughout the universe, there are stars in varying phases and ages. Planetary diversity suggests that around other stars, initially frozen worlds could be the size of Earth and provide habitable conditions once the star becomes older. The oldest detected Kepler planets (exoplanets found using NASA’s Kepler telescope) are about 11 billion […]

Astronomers create array of Earth-like planet models

ITHACA, N.Y. – To sort out the biological intricacies of Earth-like planets, astronomers have developed computer models that examine how ultraviolet radiation from other planets’ nearby suns may affect those worlds, according to new research published June 10 in Astrophysical Journal. Media note: A sample planet model can be downloaded at, https://cornell.box.com/Planets “Depending on the […]