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2011-08-18 13:55:05

Using data collected by NASA's STEREO spacecraft, researchers at Southwest Research Institute and the National Solar Observatory have developed the first detailed images of solar wind structures as plasma and other particles from a coronal mass ejection (CME) traveled 93 million miles and impacted Earth.

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2011-04-19 09:18:11

The hottest stars in the universe spin so fast that they get a bit squished at their poles and dimmer around their middle.

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2011-01-05 07:50:00

What happens when galaxies crash together? For years, these cosmic collisions have been blamed for triggering violent outbursts at the hearts of galaxies.

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2010-11-02 07:50:00

Team uses observations from powerful radio telescope in high Andean desert; results will help scientists understand how universe is evolving.

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2009-11-02 12:47:07

Solar wind generated by the sun is probably driven by a process involving powerful magnetic fields, according to a new study led by UCL researchers based on the latest observations from the Hinode satellite.

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2009-09-29 06:45:00

This summer, University of Florida astronomers inaugurated the world’s largest optical telescope on a nearly 8,000-foot mountaintop 3,480 miles away.

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2009-09-22 15:25:00

The precise conditions inside a white dwarf star in the hours leading up to its explosive end as a Type Ia supernova are one of the mysteries confronting astrophysicists studying these massive stellar explosions.

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2009-06-15 16:16:26

The interstellar stuff that became incorporated into the planets and life on Earth has younger cosmic roots than theories predict, according to the University of Chicago postdoctoral scholar Philipp Heck and his international team of colleagues.

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2009-05-26 06:45:00

Since the early 1990s astronomers have discovered more than 300 planets orbiting stars other than our sun, nearly all of them gas giants like Jupiter.

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2009-04-28 08:15:00

During the last two decades, astronomers have found hundreds of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system.


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The Astronomical Journal
2012-05-08 15:08:15

The Astronomical Journal (AJ) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal ran by the American Astronomical Society and published monthly by the Institute of Physics Publishing. It is one of the premier astronomy journals in the world. It was published by the University of Chicago Press until 2008. The society also owns the Astrophysical Journal. The journal was established in 1849 by Benjamin A. Gould. In 1861, publication was ceased due to the American Civil War. It went unpublished until 1885....

Publications Of The Astronomical Society Of The Pacific
2012-05-01 10:04:14

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific is a monthly scientific journal managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and published by the University of Chicago Press. It has been in publication since 1899, and is one of the premier journals for astronomical research, along with The Astrophysical Journal, The Astronomical Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. This journal publishes astronomy research, review papers,...

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dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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