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Using A Stellar Ultrasound To Determine Ages Of Young Stars
2014-07-04 11:40:33

The age of ‘baby stars’ is difficult to gauge, but a newly published study in the journal Science has revealed scientists used a technique similar ultrasound technology to determine how old these young stars are.

Exoplanet Hunter Selected By European Space Agency
2014-02-20 04:31:01

The European Space Agency is preparing a new space mission, named Planetary Transits And Oscillations Of Stars (PLATO), is scheduled for launch in 2024 with a key goal of discovering and learning about extrasolar planets, or "exoplanets."

Pulsating Star Observations Shed New Light On Planetary Systems
2013-07-30 09:10:51

An international team of scientists has devised a method for measuring the internal properties of a star that offers more accurate assessments of the star's orbiting planets.

Solar Twin Revealed By CoRoT
2013-05-20 06:06:03

Our knowledge of how stars evolve arises out of our survey of billions of stars within and outside of our galaxy. As we piece together the snapshots of these stars of various sizes and masses, at various stages of their evolution, we begin to get a complete picture of how stars are born, live, and die.

Astronomers Study Venus Atmosphere During Transit
2012-10-17 15:33:08

It won't happen again until 2117, but one team ensured everyone at the 44th meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences in Reno, Nevada that they got plenty of data as Venus transited the Sun earlier this year.

Distant Planet Blasted With X-rays From Nearby Star
2011-09-14 05:56:33

A nearby star is pummeling a companion planet with a barrage of X-rays 100,000 times more intense than the Earth receives from the sun.

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2011-06-15 05:20:00

The French-led CoRoT satellite has found ten new planets outside our Solar System.

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2010-08-27 09:09:44

In a bid to unlock long-standing mysteries of the sun, including the impacts on Earth of its 11-year cycle, an international team of scientists has successfully probed a distant star.

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2010-08-26 23:29:27

By monitoring the star's sound waves, the team has observed a magnetic cycle analogous to the Sun's solar cycle.

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2010-06-14 08:00:00

By detecting the faint dimming in the light emitted by stars during a transit event, CoRoT has detected six new exoplanets - each with its own peculiar characteristics - and one brown dwarf.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.