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|Science community mourns the death of Stephen Hawking
A similar notion was tweeted by James Davenport, an astrophysics post-doctoral student at Western Washington University.
"Sad to hear about Stephen Hawking’s passing. I probably watched “…
|This Sunday, Look Up and Wave at Kepler
“Kepler has spent all its time looking for planets like Earth,” says James Davenport, a postdoctoral researcher at Western Washington University and co-founder of the #waveatkepler outreach effort. “One of the last things it will do is turn around…
|Women ask fewer questions than men at conference talks, new studies suggest
For example, James Davenport, an astronomy postdoctoral fellow at Western Washington University in Bellingham who similarly …
|Mini-Flares Might Threaten Life Around Red Dwarf Stars
So Million created software, published in the …
|Inside the Search for Life on ‘Nearby’ Proxima b
Aurorae aside, Proxima b’s severe space weather doesn’t create the prettiest of pictures, at least to human eyes. “We’ve seen 10 huge flares over the span of a few weeks time,” said Matthews. “We estimate the star has flares which we would consider major…
|Proxima b’s star could be blasting away the planet’s atmosphere
Proxima b, just revealed as the nearest exoplanet to Earth, is probably battered by incredible bursts of energy from its star every few months. That could be bad news for the prospects of finding life on our neighbouring world. Stars, including our sun, produce flares when their magnetic fields…
|Flares From Proxima B’s Star Could Affect The Planet’s ‘Habitability’
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has just recently confirmed the discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, a few light years away from Earth.
|This Earth-like planet orbits the Sun’s nearest neighbor every 11 days
Jim Davenport, a postdoctoral fellow at Western Washington University, believes Proxima b’s biggest obstacle to Earth-like conditions is likely to be Proxima Centauri’s continual flares, which can be ten times more energetic than any ever observed on our Sun. Harsh x-rays and ultraviolet…
|Earth-like planet discovered
BELLINGHAM – About four light years away from our planet sits Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system, and orbiting it is its just-discovered companion, a small Earth-like planet that, for now at least, holds the unassuming name of Proxima b.
At this distance, Proxima b is…
|The Earth Next Door
Jim Davenport, a postdoctoral fellow at Western Washington University, believes Proxima b’s biggest obstacle to Earth-like conditions is likely to be Proxima Centauri’s continual flares, which can be ten times more energetic than any ever observed on our Sun. Harsh x-rays and…