Starlight Musings

An attempt to learn the night sky in the early 21st century

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Kepler Makes Discoveries Inside the Habitable Zone

NASA press conference on discovering new exoplanets inside the habitable zone.

Kepler 62 and Exoplanets in Habitable Zones

Tony Darnell hosts a Google Hangout with Sara Seager concerning Kepler 62 and exoplanets in habitable zones.

Spotlight Live: TESS & the Search for Exoplanets

Q&A about exoplanets and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) project in an interview with George Ricker, Sara Seager and Joshua Winn.

Learning the Milky Way

The year is 2013. I’m in my fourth year studying history at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science. Yesterday, for the first time, I observed a comet, namely Pan-STARRS. Today, I’m writing the first post for a new blog that will focus on my attempt to learn about the stars and life in the universe. I enjoy writing and cataloging my experiences, and I’ve previously maintained blogs about foreign languages and history. But writing about astronomy will be a first. Let’s hope I keep it up!