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Exoplanets 20/20: Looking back to the future

Artist's rendering of a Jupiter-sized exoplanet and its host, a star slightly more massive than our sun. Credit: ESO Geoff Marcy remembers the hair standing up on the back of his neck. Paul Butler rem... read more

Is THIS the future of space exploration? NASA reveals four options for its next flagship telescope and is letting astronomers decide which multi-billion pound machine it will ...

The telescope will be used to look back to the first galaxies born in the early universe more than 13.5 billion years ago, and observe the sources of stars, exoplanets ... run out of fuel sometime in ... read more

Incredible First Discoveries From NASA's New Exoplanet-Hunting Spacecraft: TESS

If Kepler showed us that our galaxy was full of planets, then its successor mission, TESS — the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ... But TESS is different. Instead of looking at a narrow region o... read more

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Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future?

It has been quipped that hindsight is 20/20, but being so far removed from the ... policy planners anticipated their “unipolar” world looking back in 1991. In fact, the multipolar future is growing ou... read more

A golden age of exoplanet science

The term, though, is commonly used in a retrospective fashion, looking back with nostalgia at a better ... in the original series—in the near future. Studying M-class stars offer several advantages fo... read more

Exclusive preview: Blast into the future with a new crew in Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20

The future is looking positively wild in 2019 ... Check out our supernatural sneak peek at Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20 and tell us if you'll hit the haunts with the next generation of phantom fighters whe... read more

What A SWAN Looks Like: Prologis

Continuing my series on SWANs, I look ... 20/20 hindsight, anyone who thought they were buying a SWAN in 2007 with PLD was clearly wrong. For those relying on income, PLD is only now getting back ... read more

Seeding the Milky Way with Life Using Genesis Missions

Looking to the future, there is the question of whether or not this same ... cryogenic pods could be used to distribute microbial life to “transiently habitable exoplanets – i.e. planets capable of su... read more

How do you find – and confirm – a planet? 10 things about the search for exoplanets

So you think you found an exoplanet – a planet around another star? It’s not as simple as pointing a telescope upward and looking for a planet that waves back. Scientists must ... WFIRST and future mi... read more

TV tonight: ’20/20′ recalls the Robert Blake murder case

Vanessa is then forced to look back at her own career path ... (L-R) Tim Allen, Krista Marie Yu and Amanda Fuller in ‘Last Man Standing.’ (Michael Becker/FOX) “20/20” (9 p.m., ABC): Tonight’s installm... read more

Repairing, and building, future space telescopes

Managers were optimistic that WFC3 would soon be back online. “Have no fear, that will be up again soon,” said Tom Brown, Hubble mission manager at the Space Telescope Science Institute, during a sess... read more

Exoplanets 20/20: Looking back to the future

Two decades after the discovery that began it all—the first confirmation of a planet in orbit around a sun-like star—scientists say that it seemed very nearly unbelievable at the time. Paul Butler rem... read more

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