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Entries by SETI Institute from 03/2011

Life at the SETI Institute: Jon Jenkins -- Turning Pixels Into Planets

| Posted 03.28.2011 | Technology

After a starquake, says NASA's Dr. Jon Jenkins, "stars actually change their shape. This shape change causes an apparent change in brightness. As we study the brightness variations in time, we can essentially hear the songs of the stars."

How to Catch a Comet

| Posted 03.31.2011 | Technology

Few comets are ever featured on the front page of the New York Times, but Shoemaker-Levy 9 was when it collided with Jupiter in 1994. It went out with a bang -- end of story. Or so we thought.