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How could we build an invisibility cloak to hide Earth from an alien civilization?

It’s only fair to share…How could we build an invisibility cloak to hide Earth from an alien civilization? David Kipping, Columbia University What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of “Star Trek” than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science… Read more »

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What’s it like to see auroras on other planets?

It’s only fair to share…What’s it like to see auroras on other planets? Nathan Case, Lancaster University Witnessing an aurora first-hand is a truly awe-inspiring experience. The natural beauty of the northern or southern lights captures the public imagination unlike any other aspect of space weather. But auroras aren’t unique to Earth and can be… Read more »

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Life beyond Earth? There may be thousands more exoplanets in our galaxy

It’s only fair to share…Life beyond Earth? There may be thousands more exoplanets in our galaxy Johanna Jarvis, The Open University The number of confirmed planets orbiting stars other than the Sun in our galaxy is rapidly growing. The unusual configurations and locations of these so-called “exoplanets” amaze and challenge our understanding of the universe…. Read more »