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"Hot Jupiters," those large gaseous planets outside our solar system, can make their suns wobble after they wend their way through their own solar systems. Blame the "hot Jupiters."
1 hr ago | Examiner.com
Hawaii has been having a big problem with birds. Many of them, including the numerous endangered ones, have been fatally crashing into utility poles and lines.
1 hr ago | Tucson Weekly
The Arizona Republic ran a frightening article over the weekend about light pollution and the greater Phoenix area . The basic premise? In ten years, there will only be a few places in America where you will be able to see the Milky Way in the night sky and Tucson won't be one of them: That's why Tucson, among other Arizona cities, implemented dark-skies-friendly lighting codes decades ago.
5 hrs ago | Universe Today
Where ever we find water on Earth we find life. And so, it makes sense to search throughout the Solar System to find water.
9 hrs ago | Sky News
The European Space Agency reveals further details about their efforts to land a spacecraft on a comet for the first time. Scientists have revealed the spot on Comet 67P where the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will make its descent later this year.
13 hrs ago | Art Daily
Sean Kelly announces Soleil Double , an exhibition of new work by Laurent Grasso. This is the artist's first solo show in New York since his critically acclaimed Sound Fossil of 2010 and his first solo exhibition in the gallery's new space.
Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over two decades. Scientists believe that the mystery can now be solved.
Science fiction writers can be eerily prescient. Consider what John Brunner got right about our world in 2010 , as described in his 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar : a world shaken up by terrorist attacks and school shootings, the near-abandonment of Detroit, a zeal for upgrading everything, including our bodies.
I hope you had a chance to enjoy the harvest full moon last week over Everett. As nice as it was I'm glad it's over with.
New research shows early galaxies were much bigger-some 10 times the mass of the Milky Way-than astronomers expected. What does that mean about the origins of the Universe? A long time ago, there were no galaxies-not even galaxies far far away.
Image Caption: An artist's impression of a Type Ia supernova - the explosion of a white dwarf locked in a binary system with a companion star. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab/C.
REDLANDS >> Dozens of tents were set up on around Smiley Elementary School's track Friday night as families prepared for the school's annual campout. Smiley's PTA vice president Crystal Colbert said she was expecting about 700 participants in the night's games and other activities, though only about 350 would stay overnight.
These storms are coming from the sun. It's raining down a huge amount of solar radiation.
A new telescope designed to spot black holes will take off this month, but it won't launch atop a rocket. Instead, a giant balloon that can fit an entire 747 jetliner inside it with room to spare will carry the telescope high into the atmosphere.
For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system. Scientists discovered evidence of the alien water ice clouds in infrared images of a newly discovered brown dwarf that's as cold as the North Pole.
Two big solar storms aimed at Earth could give Mainers a reason to look to the sky Friday night. But an astronomer from the University of Southern Maine's planetarium said there is no guarantee Mainers will see the Northern Lights.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:54 pm
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