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The gas giant Jupiter

The gas giant Jupiter

Io and Jupiter as seen by New Horizons during its 2008 flyby. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University APL/SWRI Ever since the invention of the telescope four hundred years ago, astronomers have been fascinated by the gas giant known as Jupiter., 3 days ago
Racing and Sports

Taree Cup Rivals Set To Meet Again

Taree Cup rivals Ghost Protocol and Just As Cosmic are set for a rematch in the $150,000 Carlton Mid Wyong Gold Cup on September 4. The pair dominated the finish of Sunday's Taree Cup with Ghost Protocol giving top Newcastle trainer Paul Perry his ...
 Racing and Sports6 days ago
Science News Online

Choose Ninja, Cervantes or Rosalind as names for exoplanets

Roughly 2,000 known worlds orbit diverse locales throughout the Milky Way, and there's one thing the exoplanets have in common: None of them have names. Now the International Astronomical Union is changing that with NameExoWorlds , an online contest ...
 Science News Online1 week ago
Scientific American

To Play or Not to Play the Exoplanet Name Game?

What's in a name? Not much at all, if you hold with Shakespeare, who mused in Romeo and Juliet that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. What he meant was that names don't really matter, because they don't change the nature of the ...
 Scientific American2 weeks ago
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You can finally vote on alien planets' names, but don't get any crazy ideas

Get ready, space fans. Starting today, you can vote to name alien planets and stars floating in the far reaches of space. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) — the organization responsible for assigning scientific names to planets, stars ...
 Social Dashboard2 weeks ago Nasa's distant planets that may be home to alien life  International Business Times UK1 month ago

Delta Aquarid meteor shower: Where to watch shooting stars in the UK and US

Late July 2015 presents the nominal peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower though under the glaring night of the almost-full waxing gibbous moon. The best viewing hours are after midnight and before dawn, centered around 2 a.m. (3 a.m.
 Demanjo1 month ago How to See Meteor Showers This Summer  Yahoo! UK and Ireland1 month ago
Reuters UK

Distant planets

Reuters / Thursday, November 13, 2008 The first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star. Estimated to be no more than three times Jupiter's mass, the planet, called Fomalhaut b, orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut, ...
 Reuters UK1 month ago

What is the biggest planet in the solar system?

Which is the biggest planet in the Solar System? It's Jupiter! Credit: NASA Ever since the invention of the telescope four hundred years ago, astronomers have been fascinated by the gas giant of Jupiter. Between it's constant, swirling clouds, its ...
 PhysOrg.com2 months ago
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