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Close call: star whizzed past solar system at distance of a light year
Manila Bulletin

Close call: star whizzed past solar system at distance of a li...

by AFP February 18, 2015 Share this: Photo by the International Astronomical Union/Martin Kornmesser via Wikimedia Commons By the standards of outer space, it was the closest call yet recorded: a star that zoomed past oursolarsystem70,000 ... Manila Bulletin, 1 week ago

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Sex isn't chromosomes: the story of a century of misconceptions about X & Y

When the International Astronomical Union (IAU) reclassified Pluto from planet to dwarf planet in 2006, it did nothing to change the fact of the existence of Pluto. Its status, however, is an innocuous example of how science is not always an ...
 New Statesman1 week ago Our Dwarf Planet Dreams are Coming into Focus  NewsHub South Africa1 week ago

Want to Name a Planet or Crater? Time's Running Out

Want to name an alien world? The International Astronomical Union's planet-naming contest is open for business . Suggestions are being solicited from registered clubs and nonprofit organizations — and if your group hasn't registered, you have ...
 NBCNews.com1 month ago Japan might get to name the most alien worlds  New Scientist1 month ago Scottish bid to name alien worlds  BBC1 month ago

Here's your chance to name exoplanets, host stars

Astronomers from the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recently organized a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets along with their host stars. The IAU has invited astronomy clubs and non-profit organizations to submit the ...
 Sify1 month ago Here's your chance to name exoplanets, host stars  Zee News1 month ago Fancy naming a world after someone this Christmas?  New Scientist2 months ago Zambia hosts Southern African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development  National Research Foundation2 months ago
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EUROPEAN UNION: Final shipment of astronaut trash set to leave international space station

The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) George Lemaitre was launched in July 2014 to carry experiments, clothing, spare parts, air, and water to the space station's six-member crew. The ATV will be destroyed on Sunday twelve days ahead of schedule ...
 Radio France Internationale2 weeks ago

Soon, Youll Officially Be Able To Name An Exoplanet... Sort Of

Exoplanets such as OGLE-05-071L and HD 104985 could get catchier names this year. The International Astronomical Union—the organization that names planetary bodies—has just launched the first phase of its contest to let non-astronomers name ...
 Popular Science1 month ago Soon, You'll Officially Be Able To Name An Exoplanet... Sort Of month ago

Scandals leave cloud over memorable sports season

A giant screen shows an image of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes prior to Autumn International rugby union Test match between England and Australia in London in this December 2014 file photo. SINGAPORE: A year which was supposed to showcase ...
 Qatar Peninsula2 months ago

Public contest launched to name five craters on Mercury

Astronomical Union (IAU). The IAU has also kept a condition that all new craters on Mercury must be named after an artist, composer, or writer who was famous for more than 50 years and has been dead for more than three years. The contest is open to everyone, ...
 Business Standard2 months ago Update on contests to name exoplanets and craters on Mercury  SEN1 month ago Here's your chance to name an exoplanet  CBS News1 month ago

The debt and deficit explained so even liberal progressives can understand it

The one thing I do find interesting about listening to the State of the Union address is hearing what's NOT mentioned. Along with never uttering the words al-Qaida President Obama never mentioned the word debt. Now of course everyone is crowing ...
 Canadian Content1 month ago

NASA photographs fireball streaking across Pennsylvania skies

[embedded content] PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- NASA cameras, along with several hundred amateur astronomers, caught a glimpse of an impressive fireball as it streaked across the Mid-Atlantic late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
 UPI1 week ago
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