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R. O. Parke Loyd

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Astrophysics, Arizona State University

I’m an astrophysicist currently working with Evgenya Shkolnik's group at Arizona State University. I research planetary systems with stars smaller than the Sun, focusing on the space environment these stars provide to their planets. Yearly, I co-instruct a class called Wilderness Astronomy that I created with fellow astro-outdoorsperson Melodie Kao. In the odds and ends of my time, I climb cliffs, wander through wildernesses, cultivate evergreen trees, and putter around in my little plane. All these things are joined by one grand theme: a love for the feeling of being overcome with awe, whether through imagining alien worlds, soaring in an endless sea of air, clinging to the face of a mountain, or disappearing into a vast wilderness.

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Massive Flare Seen Close to Our Solar System: What It Means for Chances of Alien Neighbors

The sun isn’t the only star to produce stellar flares. On April 21, 2021, a team of astronomers published new research describing the brightest flare ever measured from Proxima Centauri in ultraviolet light. To...

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