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Could Our Sun Eventually Devour Earth?
2012-10-26 14:50:20

An international team of astronomers has caught a star in the act of devouring one of its planets.

Astronomers Find New Planets And A Mystery Object Outside Our Solar System
2011-10-27 13:04:07

Three planets -- each orbiting its own giant, dying star -- have been discovered by an international research team led by a Penn State University astronomer.

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2009-12-22 09:45:00

Two brown dwarf-sized objects orbiting a giant old star show that planets may assemble around stars more quickly and efficiently than anyone thought possible, according to an international team of astronomers.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.