From CNN, July 12, 2018: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which was launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Its extended goal is to identify approximately 20,000 planets around nearby star systems.
From Spektrum, July 2, 2018: Woher stammen die Sterne der Milchstraße? Eine Himmelskartierung stößt auf eine Reihe von Besuchern – Sternströme aus fremden Galaxien.
From Universe Today, June 20, 2018: A Fermilab astrophysicist recently conducted a study that indicates how a sufficiently advanced civilization might be able to harvest Local Group stars and prevent them from expanding outward.
From Russia Today, June 21, 2018: Expansion of the universe, thought to be further accelerated by dark energy, is flinging matter apart, while galaxies are being pushed away from each other. This is a challenge alien technologies will have to deal with in order for them to survive, Fermilab’s Dan Hooper writes in a new study.
From Science News, June 19, 2018: Fermilab physicist Dan Hooper proposes that, to offset a future cosmic energy shortage caused by the accelerating expansion of the universe, a super-advanced civilization could pluck stars from other galaxies and bring them home. It’s a far-out idea, tackling a dilemma in a future so distant that human beings can hardly fathom it: 100 billion years from now, each neighborhood of the universe will be marooned as if on a cosmic island, with resources from the rest of the universe inaccessible.
From PBS’s NOVA Wonders, May 30, 2018: Fermilab’s Josh Frieman and Brian Nord appear in this episode on the dark sector.