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2010-04-21 12:25:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet -- it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in our solar system.

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2010-01-29 11:00:00

An international team, led by astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire have discovered what may be the coolest sub-stellar body ever found outside our own solar system.

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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.

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2009-12-03 13:20:00

An international team of scientists that includes an astronomer from Princeton University has made the first direct observation of a planet-like object orbiting a star similar to the sun.

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2009-11-24 05:40:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has contributed to the discovery of the youngest brown dwarf ever observed -- a finding that, if confirmed, may solve an astronomical mystery about how these cosmic misfits are formed.

2009-11-17 10:57:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or Wise, is chilled out, sporting a sunshade and getting ready to roll. NASA's newest spacecraft is scheduled to roll to the pad on Friday, Nov.

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2009-11-17 11:00:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or Wise, is chilled out, sporting a sunshade and getting ready to roll.

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2009-09-16 05:05:00

Ninjas knew how to be stealthy: Be dark, Emit very little light, Move in the shadows between bright places.

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2009-06-10 15:30:30

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has been assembled and is undergoing final preparations for a planned Nov 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

2009-06-02 08:33:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce that Dr. Eric Becklin has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (the Academy). One of the world's foremost infrared astronomers, Dr.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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