SEEDS

A Connection to the Past
11:08 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Heirlooms Passed Down by Seed Savers Exchange

Some of the rarest plant varieties in the world bloom at the gardens of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.
Credit Chiot’s Run/Flickr

Most vegetable seeds today are bred by seed companies to be hearty and easier to grow.

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11:09 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Second Jupiter Discovered by SEEDS Project

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The research is part of the Strategic Explorations of Exoplanets and Disks with Subaru (SEEDS), a project to directly image extrasolar planets and protoplanetary disks around several hundred nearby stars using the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The five-year project began in 2009 and is led by Motohide Tamura at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).
Astronomers in the SEEDS Project have discovered the least massive planet ever detected around a star like the sun. A so-called "second Jupiter," planet GJ 504b is about four times more massive than Jupiter and has an effective temperature of about 460 degrees Fahrenheit (237 Celsius.) Us