(via How Can We Find Tiny Particles In Exoplanet Atmospheres? | SETI Institute)
SETI scientists have figured out how to detect and measure objects 10x smaller than a human hair even at great distances - even over light-years. Using a principle underlying the Raleigh Scattering effect and sensor data from Cassini orbiter, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and ground-based telescopes, scientists observe a blue tint in the light from objects caused by scattering light.

(via How Can We Find Tiny Particles In Exoplanet Atmospheres? | SETI Institute)
SETI scientists have figured out how to detect and measure objects 10x smaller than a human hair even at great distances - even over light-years. Using a principle underlying the Raleigh Scattering effect and sensor data from Cassini orbiter, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and ground-based telescopes, scientists observe a blue tint in the light from objects caused by scattering light.

The Antennae Galaxies are captured in unprecedented detail in this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. (via National Geographic)

The Antennae Galaxies are captured in unprecedented detail in this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. (via National Geographic)

The Wall Street Journal has released its fourth annual Grid of Shame to rank all 128 CFB programs on “how good and how shameful they are,” with axes both on the field and off the field. For the fourth straight year, your Stanford Cardinal occupies the top-rightmost position. (via Stanford Football)

The Wall Street Journal has released its fourth annual Grid of Shame to rank all 128 CFB programs on “how good and how shameful they are,” with axes both on the field and off the field. For the fourth straight year, your Stanford Cardinal occupies the top-rightmost position. (via Stanford Football)

(via SETI Institute:

"Possible evidence of water clouds in brown dwarf situated just 7.3 light years away. 

Since the discovery of the brown dwarf, scientists have been studying it to learn more about such objects. Colors observed in the images matched those of models developed to show what a brown dwarf would look like if it had water clouds in its atmosphere. If further evidence can prove conclusively that the finding is truly water clouds, it would mark the first such instance in a body outside of our solar system. “

(via SETI Institute:

"Possible evidence of water clouds in brown dwarf situated just 7.3 light years away.

Since the discovery of the brown dwarf, scientists have been studying it to learn more about such objects. Colors observed in the images matched those of models developed to show what a brown dwarf would look like if it had water clouds in its atmosphere. If further evidence can prove conclusively that the finding is truly water clouds, it would mark the first such instance in a body outside of our solar system. “