J. Glaspey, P. Marenfeld & NOAO/AURA/NSF
A Kepler’s Dozen: Thirteen Stories about Distant Worlds that Really Exist
For centuries, humans have pondered what life on other planets beyond our solar system might be like. With the launch of the Kepler Spacecraft in 2009 we now have evidence for the widespread existence of such planets. Kepler’s discovery of hundreds of planet candidates around other stars has inspired a new book that combines both science and science fiction: A Kepler’s Dozen: Thirteen Stories about Distant Worlds that Really Exist. This anthology is co-edited by David Lee Summers (author of The Pirates of Sufiro and editor of Space Pirates) and Dr. Steve Howell (Kepler Project Scientist).
Read more in NOAO Press Release 13-05.
A Better View with Adaptive Optics into the Heart of a Globular Cluster
NOAO Press Release 13-04
Star Birth in Cepheus
NOAO Press Release 13-03
Asteroid 2012 DA14 Speeds Away from Earth
NOAO Press Release 13-02
A Valentine Rose
This image of a planetary nebula, which may suggest a rose to some, was obtained with the Mosaic 1 camera on the Mayall 4-meter.
The NSF has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory Corporation. NOAO will play an important role in the process.