This is a movie to look forward to: Earthling’s Quest. Meet the guys behind the search for extraterrestrial life. The movie is expected in 2019 or at least before E.T. calls. The funding period on Kickstarter was a bit short and the goal was not met but they are carrying on.
What you should read are the articles in the AstroArt blog at Astronomers without borders: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
You can follow this project at Facebook: Earthling’s Quest
Production company: Fosfor Produktion
SETI Institute: Seth Shostak | Jill Tarter | Jon Richards | Douglas Vakoch (has now left for METI) | All
METI International: Douglas Vakoch
Astronomy Without Borders | Facebook page
Wikipedia: SETI Institute | Seth Shostak | Jill Tarter
Last summer we followed New Horizons visiting Pluto. Now NASA is at it again. The Juno Mission will reach Jupiter on 4th of July. It will not just fly by but orbit Jupiter for more than a year. You can follow the adventure at NASA or Space.com among other sites.
NASA: Juno Mission | Twitter | NASA TV schedule and links | Juno paper model
Space.com: Closing in on Jupiter | Latest News | Complete Mission Coverage
The Verge: NASA’s Juno spacecraft will soon reach Jupiter
Apple: Destination: Jupiter – Inspired by NASA’s Juno mission
More from Space.com: A history of nine space probes
The discovery of 1284 new exoplanets made by the Kepler space observatory was confirmed by open source software. Kepler is producing so many exoplanet candidates that astronomers have a hard time confirming them all. How could so many candidates be confirmed in one batch? With new open source software, VESPA, written by Timothy D. Morton. Now we know of more than 3,400 exoplanets.
ArXive.org: False positive probabilties for all Kepler Objects of Interest
Princeton University: More than 1,200 new planets confirmed using new technique
Astronomy Now: NASA’s Kepler mission announces largest collection of exoplanets ever discovered
Astrobites.org: The gruntwork behind Kepler’s new batch of exoplanets
NASA: Kepler | New World Atlas
Wikipedia: Kepler | Exoplanet
More exoplanets: Exoplanet.eu | Habitable Exoplanets Catalog | Open Exoplanet Catalogue
This week 450 astronomers are meeting in Uppsala, Sweden. The Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun meets every other year. This is the firs time in Uppsala.
Read more at Cool Stars 19.
Assiye Süer is an enthusiastic space explorer who held her first TEDx event in December. She has a blog at Astrobloggen.se, it’s in Swedish but you’ll easily find the translate button. Her blog covers most things related to astronomy and I think we’ll see more of Süer in the public outreach field.
TEDx Talks | YouTube