1. Stellar flare on HD 189733A (artist’s impression)


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    This artist’s impression shows a stellar flare on star HD 189733A, the parent star of exoplanet HD 189733b. In this video, the surface of the star, which is around 80% the mass of the Sun, is animated based on observations of the Sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Credit: NASA, ESA, L. Calçada, Solar Dynamics Observatory More information and download-options: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1209f/

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    • Lars Leonhard - Exoplanet


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      https://www.facebook.com/leonhard.music http://www.lars-leonhard.de/ Bio Lars Leonhard was born in 1973 in Hilden (Duesseldorf). In Lars' early childhood he recognized his passion for music. In the early 90's he decided to produce his own music. His affinity to electronically music leads him to ambient, dub techno and deep house music. The electro musician Lars Leonhard from Düsseldorf/Germany focuses on suggestive sounds. 15 years ago, he made his first experiences with industrial and easy listening productions. At that time, he established his sound basis for his in 2002 founded punk rockband „Chaos Digital". Till their breakup in 2006 , the band created catchy songs like „Keine wie Du" for the local music scene. Concurrently to concerts and performances, Lars worked solely on his own tracks followed by TV jingles for brands and a soundtrack for a graffiti documentation by Robert Kaltenhäuser. Four years ago, he went to Japan and worked temporarily for the German Pavilion during the World Fair „Expo 2005". For his further career, he uses his own name „Lars Leonhard" to proceed. Electro fans of unique ambient, electro, tech and deep house tracks will admire Lars Leonhard. In 2010, Lars signed a label contract at BineMusic in Essen/Germany which cooperates with artists like Move D, Benjamin Brunn, Scanner and Martin Nonstatic. Since his debut in 2010 with the release of his track "Citylights" on the compilation Various Artists/ BineVolume I, he further released till now two CD albums Alben „1549" and „Seasons -- Les Quatre Saisons" thus a vinyl 12 EP „ No Comment„. Furthermore, a "yellow clear" vinyl on the label "DimbiDeep has been released with the title „Lars Leonhard / Shebuzzz / Supererde / Grasses Of The Past". Additionally, innumerable tracks on several labels have been released. Major part of those are digital releases are available in major Music stores. The year 2013 has been a milestone in Lars career. The American space agency NASA spotted Lars on YouTube and engaged him on a long-term basis. Several scientific videos what are observed and recorded by satellites were highlighted in music by Lars Leonhard. Two videos of that amazing cooperation of both parties can be watched on YouTube. Musik aus Leidenschaft Lars Leonhard wurde 1973 in Hilden geboren. Bereits früh erkannte er seine Leidenschaft zur elektronischen Musik. Seit Anfang der neunziger Jahre produziert und experimentiert er an seiner eigenen Musik. Der elektronische Bereich, der ihm im Blut liegt, wies ihm den Weg zu Elektro, Ambient, DubTechno und Deephouse. Von 2003-2006 sammelte Lars mit der Düsseldorfer Elektro-Combo Band Chaos Digital Bühnen- und Fernseherfahrung. Es folgten diverse Jingles für große Marken bis hin zum Auftrag einer Musik-Produktion für die Weltausstellung Expo im Jahre 2005. Die Produktion erfolgte in Deutschland, um sie wenig später persönlich in Japan (Aichi) im Deutschen Pavillon einzurichten. 2007 produzierte er zwei Tracks, u.a. die Titelmusik für die Graffiti-Art-Dokumentation ART INCONSEQUENCE von Robert Kaltenhäuser, die noch im selben Jahr mit einem Buch und CD-Plus veröffentlicht wurde. 2010 wird das Essener Label BineMusic, welches u.a. Künstler wie Move D, Benjamin Brunn, Scanner und Martin Nonstatic released, auf den Düsseldorfer Lars Leonhard aufmerksam. Seit seinem Debut auf BineMusic im Jahre 2010 mit dem Track „ Citylights" auf der Compilation Various Artists / BineVolume I , folgten bis heute (2013) , zwei CD Alben „1549" und „Seasons -- Les Quatre Saisons" sowie eine Vinyl 12″ EP mit dem Titel „ No Comment„. Zudem erschien eine „yellow clear" Vinyl auf dem Label DimbiDeep mit dem Titel „Lars Leonhard / Shebuzzz / Supererde / Grasses Of The Past. Es folgten unzählige Release auf diversen Labels, die zum größten Teil digital in allen großen Stores erhältlich sind. Das Jahr 2013, der bisherige Höhepunkt seiner Karriere, wird die US -- Raumfahrtbehörde NASA auf den Produzenten aufmerksam und engagiert ihn langfristig. Diverse wissenschaftliche Videos sollen musikalisch unterlegt werden, die mit Hilfe eines Observations-Satelliten im Weltall aufgenommen wurden. Zwei Videos dieser wunderbaren Zusammenarbeit zwischen Leonhard und der NASA sind inzwischen auf Youtube zu bewundern.

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      • Science Bulletins: Signs of Water Detected on Distant Worlds


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        Since the first extrasolar planet was discovered in 1995, astronomers have gathered and analyzed telescope data revealing over 1,000 worlds orbiting other stars. Recent studies have measured and compared atmospheric water and even detected cloud activity, bringing scientists closer than ever to discerning dynamic weather patterns in exoplanets—and eventually, whether these distant worlds could support life. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History. RELATED LINKS The Astrophysical Journal: Exoplanet transit spectroscopy using WFC3: WASP-12 b, WASP-17 b, and WASP-19 b http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/779/2/128/ The Astrophysical Journal: Infrared transmission spectroscopy of the exoplanets HD 209458b and XO-1b using the Wide Field Camera-3 on the Hubble Space Telescope http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/774/2/95/ Nature: Clouds in the atmosphere of the super-Earth exoplanet GJ 1214b http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v505/n7481/full/nature12888.html NASA: Exoplanet Exploration Program http://exep.jpl.nasa.gov/ NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) http://nexsci.caltech.edu/ PlanetQuest: The Search for Another Earth http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/ Hubble’s Instruments: Wide Field Camera 3 http://www.spacetelescope.org/about/general/instruments/wfc3/

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        • Sunrise on HD 189733b (artist’s impression)


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          This artist’s impression shows a viewpoint rising up through the atmosphere of exoplanet HD 189733b during sunrise. The colours of the blue sky and reddish star are caused by Rayleigh scattering, the same effect that produces blue skies and red sunsets on Earth. This effect is produced by haze in the upper atmosphere scattering blue light more efficiently than red. The colours in the video are derived from estimates by Frederic Pont (Exeter University, UK) and Alain Lecavelier des Etangs (IAP/CNRS, France), based on Hubble observations of HD 189733b’s atmosphere. Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser, F. Pont (Exeter University, UK), A. Lecavelier des Etangs (IAP/CNRS/UPMC, France) More information and download-options: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1209g/

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          • Shiro Schwarz - Just One Chance


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            Shiro Schwarz - Just One Chance from the album Exoplanet Love The visuals were recorded live and manipulated in real-time. They are the visuals used in the live shows of Shiro Schwarz when presenting Exoplanet Love. Created on Quartz Composer. BUY THE ALBUM: itunes.apple.com/album/exopla... shiroschwarz.com

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            • The Inconvenient Truth about Extraterrestrial Intelligence


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              In this presentation to the Ottawa Skeptics, Dana Peters describes some of the factors which affect the likelihood that we will interact with intelligent life beyond the Earth.

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              • ScienceCasts: Re-thinking an Alien World


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                Visit http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/13jan_rethink/ for more. A distant super-Earth named ""55 Cancri e"" is wetter and weirder than astronomers thought possible. The discovery has researchers re-thinking the nature of alien worlds.

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                • Hamari Kainaat (Urdu) - Episode 2


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                  "Hamarai Kainaat" (Our Universe) is an Urdu Podcast about Astronomy, published by Umair Asim and Dr Salman Hameed. One of our main purpose for this podcast in Urdu, is to share the knowledge about our Universe to anyone relating to any walk of life in Pakistan and beyond. In this episode, we talk about the latest news of five rocky planets orbiting a single star and more. Dr Salman Hameed (PhD Astronomy) teaches in Hampshire College, USA. Umair Asim has an Astronomical Observatory in Lahore, Pakistan.

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                  • Hamari Kainaat (Urdu) - Episode 1


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                    "Hamarai Kainaat" (Our Universe) is an Urdu Podcast about Astronomy, published by Umair Asim and Dr Salman Hameed. One of our main purpose for this podcast in Urdu, is to share the knowledge about our Universe to anyone relating to any walk of life in Pakistan and beyond. In this very first episode, we talk about the latest findings of the most earth-like planets found yet and exoplanets in general. Dr Salman Hameed (PhD Astronomy) teaches in Hampshire College, USA. Umair Asim has an Astronomical Observatory in Lahore, Pakistan.

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                    • Zooming in on the star Tau Boötis


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                      This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the constellation of Bootes (The Herdsman) and the closes in on the star Tau Bootis, which is visible to the unaided eye as an unremarkable point of light in the southern part of the constellation. This star harbours one of the closest exoplanets, and one of the first to be found, in 1996. Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have caught and studied the faint light from the planet Tau Boötis b for the first time. By employing a clever observational trick the team find that the planet’s atmosphere seems to be cooler higher up, the opposite of what was expected. Credit: ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: Disasterpeace (http://disasterpeace.com/) More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1227b/

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