- how to read scientific papers – http://www.astrojack.com/astronomical-research-articles/
- spectral detection of CO2 in the atmosphere of a hot Jupiter by the JWST – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2208.11692
- summary of the article – https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/nasa-s-webb-detects-carbon-dioxide-in-exoplanet-atmosphere
- transit spectroscopy – https://wasp-planets.net/tag/transmission-spectroscopy/
In 1986, superstars Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson won a Grammy for “Best Song of the Year” for “We are the World“, a single recorded to support the African charity USA for Africa (https://usaforafrica.org/) to provide food and relief aid to starving people in Africa, specifically Ethiopia where a famine raged. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is the eighth-bestselling physical single of all time, and it immediately generated 60 million dollars.
But 1986 also marked the 300th anniversary of one of the most popular science books of all time, Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds. And a NASA mission just over the horizon may turn the sci-fi conversations about alien life from this classic pop-sci book into science fact.Continue Reading