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Kepler's Borucki Retires after Five Decades at NASA

15-024AR After a career spanning 53 years and championing a mission deemed impossible for decades, William Borucki, the principal investigator of NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission, will retire from the agency on July 3. Borucki's civil service ... Noodls, 3 weeks ago
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Borucki Awarded 2015 Shaw Prize

William J. (Bill) Borucki has been awarded the 2015 Shaw Prize in Astronomy. The announcement of this prestigious award, often referred to as the Nobel of the East, was announced yesterday in Hong Kong. The prize honors Bill for his conceiving and ...
 SpaceRef1 month ago 2015 Laureates Of The Shaw Prize Announced  Asian Scientist2 months ago

William Borucki, leader of Kepler exoplanet finder, wins $1M Shaw Prize

After leading a multi-decade struggle to get the Kepler Observatory funded, built, launched into space, and successfully finding exoplanets , it's good to see William Borucki receivingwell-deserved recognition and reward: The Shaw Prize Top ...
 HobbySpace1 month ago

Exoplanets 20/20: Looking Back to the Future

Published: August 1st, 2015 22:03 EST Geoff Marcy remembers the hair standing up on the back of his neck. Paul Butler remembers being dead tired. The two men had just made history: the first confirmation of a planet orbiting ...
 Student Operated Press1 day ago

Olympic Double: Beijing wins 2022 Olympics, 1st city awarded both summer and winter games

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOCs decision began to pour in. After a ...
 Demanjo2 days ago

The New Earth-Like Planet: Notes On Difficulties in Divulgation of Scientific Concepts

I was struck by a simple problem, among the many things I heard in these days about the discovery of planet Kepler 452b, now baptized as "cousin of the Earth." This may be due to a bias in my mind, which is automatically oriented towards finding ...
 Huffington Post1 week ago

Measuring the mass of a Mars-size exoplanet

Determining the size of an Earth-size exoplanet by the amount of starlight it blocks hundreds of light-years away once was the realm of science fiction. Measuring the mass of such a small planet based on its gravity was another level entirely, but ...
 Noodls1 month ago

Kepler's Shaw Prize Winner Once in NASA's Dog House

What's cooler than discovering thousands of exoplanets? Winning a prestigious $1 million astronomy prize for discovering thousands exoplanets. Cooler, still, considering that the prize winner, Kepler Science Principal Investigator ...
 Space News1 month ago Life on other planets and 'talking' bacteria are Shaw winners  Hong Kong Standard2 months ago
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