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2011-06-30 09:25:00

On the evening of July 3 at 11:05:30 pm EDT -- at a distance of 280 million miles into space that poses no threat to Earth -- 52 Europa will pass in front of star TYC 0292-00339-1 in the constellation Virgo.

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2011-05-25 06:52:35

NASA's Kepler spacecraft is proving itself to be a prolific planet hunter.

2011-02-02 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface.

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2010-09-16 06:40:00

Jupiter is approaching Earth for the closest encounter between the two planets in more than a decade--and it is dazzling.

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2010-08-26 13:35:00

NASA reported on Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft discovered a planetary system with two planets crossing in front of the same star.

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2010-07-09 07:20:00

A team of astronomers from Germany, Bulgaria and Poland have used a completely new technique to find an exotic extrasolar planet.

2010-06-20 08:18:52

A large group of scientists, including Jay Pasachoff, Bryce Babcock, and Steven Souza at Williams College, reveal the character of one of the most distant objects in the solar system in a scientific paper which appeared in the June 17 issue of the journal Nature.

2009-10-19 07:28:00

HONEY BROOK, Pa. Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Neopart LLC, a national leader in transit parts distribution, announced the appointment of Ray Melleady as Vice President of its Parts Management Services group.

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2009-04-21 10:08:41

A team of astronomers from University College London (UCL), including undergraduate students, have discovered that an exotic world passes directly in front of the Sun-like star it orbits, revealing for the first time that it is about the same size as Jupiter.


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...

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