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Astronomers Discover Comets Scattered Throughout Planetary Systems
2012-11-27 14:21:31

Astronomers have discovered vast comet belts that are surrounding two nearby planetary systems using the European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory.

Atmosphere Lacking On Dwarf Planet Makemake
2012-11-21 15:33:44

New observations using three telescopes at the European Space Observatory's (ESO) Chile location have shown that the dwarf planet Makemake does not have much of an atmosphere after all.

Preparing New Horizons: Obstacle Operations Planned Ahead Of Pluto Contact
2012-10-16 16:17:54

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearly seven years into its 9.5-year journey across the solar system to explore Pluto and its moons, but that journey is still far from over.

Vesta Has Planet-Like Faults
2012-09-27 12:35:00

New research reinforces the idea that the asteroid Vesta may actually have more of a history to it than just being a floating space rock.

Gemini Observatory Takes Sharpest Ground-Based Images Ever Of Pluto And Charon
2012-09-27 06:55:03

Pluto, the dwarf planet (ex-number-nine), and its larger companion Charon, recently posed for astronomers.

NASA Releases Last Images Of Dawn Spacecraft Visit With Vesta Asteroid
2012-09-12 14:31:54

As NASA's Dawn mission spacecraft speeds away from the giant asteroid Vesta, mission control has released two parting views using images that were among the last taken by Dawn.

Dawn Departs Giant Asteroid Vesta
2012-09-06 05:38:04

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has escaped the gravitational pull of the giant asteroid Vesta and is on its way to the dwarf planet Ceres.

Vesta Gets Ready For Journey To Ceres
2012-08-31 09:33:59

The Dawn spacecraft will be departing from asteroid Vesta on September 4 and will head out on a two-and-a-half-year journey towards the dwarf planet Ceres.

PlutoP5
2012-07-12 12:53:11

Scientists announced on Wednesday they have discovered the smallest moon yet, orbiting around the dwarf planet Pluto.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Titania -- Titania is the largest moon of Uranus. Titania was discovered on January 11, 1787 by William Herschel. All of the moons of Uranus are named for characters from Shakespeare or Alexander Pope. Names for the first four discovered moons of Uranus, Oberon, Titania, Ariel and Umbriel, were given by John Herschel, the son of William. Titania was named after Titania, the Queen of the Faeries in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania is composed of roughly 50% water...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Brown Dwarf -- Brown dwarfs are a special type of low-mass star (approximately 13-70 Jupiter masses) that do not have nuclear fusion occurring in their cores during their time on the main sequence. Early in their development most brown dwarf stars do have lithium fusion in their cores, and a lack of lithium is a test for low-mass objects that are suspected of being brown dwarfs. Many brown dwarfs continue to glow in the red and infrared after their lithium is exhausted. This glow is...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.