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Direct Imaging: The Next Big Step in the Hunt for Exoplanets

This false-color composite image traces the motion of the planet Fomalhaut b, a world captured by direct imaging. Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley and SETI Institute) View full size image The hunt for planets ... MyInforms, 1 month ago

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Alien megastructure star is no longer explained by comets

The distant star known as KIC 8462852 presented scientists with a mystery when it was spotted last year giving off periodically dimming light. The possibility of an orbiting alien megastructure was considered as a cause for the dimming, but ...
 SPACE REPORTER3 weeks ago Weird star system scientists have been checking for aliens just got weirder Last year, scientists spotted something strange going on around a distant star. Now it turns out it's been happening for decades, or even centuries, making it even harder to expla weeks ago Weird star system scientists checking for aliens just got weirder  MSN News US3 weeks ago

Catch a Bright International Space Station Pass Tonight (30 December 2015)

(Before It's News) Tonight there is a bright evening pass of the International Space Station at or around nautical twilight (around an hour after sunset). For many places in Australia the ISS glides close the Southern cross or pointers. In other ...
 Before It's News1 month ago

Star of the week: Aldebaran is the Bull's fiery eye

Reddish Aldebaran the fiery eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus is an aging star and a huge star! The computed diameter is between 35 and 40 solar diameters. If Aldebaran were placed where the sun is now, its surface would extend almost to ...
 EarthSky1 month ago

Tynan Runner Ready To Strike At Muswellbrook.

Story By Dean Croker Eye Striker will be looking for two wins on the trot when stepping out in the Norm Turner Electrical Santa's Dash (1000m) at Muswellbrook today. The Ken Tynan-trained runner followed up some good form with a much deserved ...
 Racing and Sports1 month ago

Japan's parts makers play big role in new iPhones

TOKYO/KYOTO — A teardown of Apple's iPhone 6s models reveals that Japanese electronic parts makers contribute much to bringing the new features of the latest iPhones to reality. The U.S. consumer electronics giant continues to rely on Japanese ...
 Capacitor Industry1 month ago

New planets named in public poll

The International Astronomical Union has announced new names for 14 stars and 31 exoplanets. The names replace the initial astronomical designations originally given by scientists (often a combination of letters and numbers.) The International ...
 Digital Journal1 month ago Meet Dulcinea,Poltergeistand 29 Other Planets Just Named ByPopular Vote  Gizmodo1 month ago First Public Vote for Planet Names Yields Dagon, Poltergeist, Orbitar  Popular Mechanics1 month ago
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IAU releases new names for 45 stars and exoplanets

Instead of going by jumbles of letters and numbers for codenames or weird combinations of names, letters, and/or numbers, 14 stars and 31 exoplanets will be going by different names going forward, with some of the names belonging to scientists, or ...
 Modern Readers1 month ago Orbitar, really? Some new exoplanet names are downright weird  ArsTechnica1 month ago
New Scientist

Public vote renames planets after gods, monsters and scientists

Exoplanet, I dub thee Fortitudo. And you Hypatia, and you Tadmor and you Orbitar. A public contest to name cosmic objects came to an end on Tuesday, when the International Astronomical Union announced new monikers for 14 stars and 31 exoplanets.
 New Scientist1 month ago Public vote renames exoplanets for gods, monsters and scientists  New Scientist1 month ago

People rename 14 stars and 31 exoplanets

Artist's impression of the newly-named planet Thestias around its star Pollux. Credit: NASA/ESA and G. Bacon (STScI). The International Astronomical Union (IAU) — the authority responsible for assigning official names to celestial bodies — ...
 EarthSky1 month ago Citizen Scientists Name Planet  SpaceRef1 month ago
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