Big Picture Science – Seth’s Wine Cellar: Jonathan Fortney
by Gary Niederhoff on April 8, 2013
Part 5 of Seth’s Wine Cellar, featuring Jonathan Fortney, astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, explaining how our solar system may not be the most common model of those which harbor life.
There's a new big dipper in the nighttime sky.
No, it's not a cozy constellation, but a distant, non-descript star that behaves like a shipboard semaphore, beaming flashes of light into the cosmic darkness that seem random, but... (read more)