Category Archives: Doppler effect

How did the Doppler effect help narrow the search for MH370?

The final fate of Malaysia flight MH370 is still a terrible, unresolved mystery, and I can’t imagine the anguish the relatives of those on-board must be going through, but last week some work by the British satellite communications firm, Inmarsat, helped to narrow down the search.

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How can we find exoplanets?

Life in the solar system getting you down? Looking for other intelligent lifeforms to hangout with? Maybe you need to visit another planet. Question is, where are they? As Douglas Adams noted in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:

“Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely,
mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down
┬áthe road to thechemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space, listen…”

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