Astrophiz 30: Dr Elizabeth Tasker debunks ‘Earth2.0’ in Trappist-1 + Dr Ian Musgrave ‘What’s Up Doc?’26 Mar 2017, 19:11 UTC
Astrophiz30: Out now on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Dr Elizabeth Tasker Debunks ‘Earth 2.0’ has been found in the Trappist1 system + Dr Ian Musgrave’s “What’s Up Doc”
Our feature interview is with Dr Elizabeth Tasker who gives a reality check to the claims that ‘7 earth-like planets’ have been found around TRAPPIST-1, a small star about 40 light years away, and in her most recent paper, calls for a more accurate definition of our use of the term ‘habitability’.
Elizabeth is a British astrophysicist who works at JAXA, the Institute of Space and Astronomical Science, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
Our regular segment features Dr Ian Musgrave of ‘Astroblog’ fame, and he tells us what to look for in the night and morning skies over the next few weeks.
In the news:
1. The Explosive beginnings of a supernova spotted for the first time (via Amy Middleton reporting for cosmosmagazine) and she writes about a new paper in Nature Physics about the spectacular transformation of a star, assumed to have been a red supergiant, into a supernova, just three hours after it began.
2. The unexpected discovery of young stars in old star clusters may send scientists back to ...