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Brown Dwarf Weather Map
2014-01-29 13:17:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the European Southern Observatory created the world’s first map of the weather on the surface of a brown dwarf. The international team developed a map featuring the dark and light features of WISE J104915.57-531906.1B, which is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. This brown dwarf, informally known as Luhman 16B, is one of two recently discovered brown dwarfs only six light years away...

Wise Finds Fewer Brown Dwarfs Than Expected
2012-06-10 04:49:55

Astronomers are getting to know the neighbors better. Our sun resides within a spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy about two-thirds of the way out from the center. It lives in a fairly calm, suburb-like area with an average number of stellar residents. Recently, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has been turning up a new crowd of stars close to home: the coldest of the brown dwarf family of "failed" stars. Now, just as scientists are "meeting and greeting" the new...

2009-10-30 13:32:00

GILROY, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, a non-profit organization and California's only horticultural theme park, officially opens its Middle Earth Event on Saturday, October 31, 2009. Starting on Halloween, their fall children's Treasure Hunt is themed for Middle Earth. Here, kids will enter a world where Hobbits, Wizards, and heroes dwell. Children 12 and under can help their fellow Hobbits find lost treasures and artifacts in Middle Earth guided...

2005-08-23 15:23:32

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harry Potter is battling another angst-ridden teen magician -- at least in book stores. Christopher Paolini's "Eldest," the tale of magically gifted farm-boy Eragon and his dragon Saphira and their fight against an evil empire, has knocked J.K. Rowling's boy wizard off his perch. Paolini, a home-schooled country boy who daydreamed of sword-fights, spells and rescuing beautiful elves, wrote down his fantasies at the age of 15 and sold 2.5...


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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Red Dwarf -- A red dwarf is a small star on the main sequence, either late K or M spectral type. They have a diameter and mass of less than one-third that of the Sun (down to 0.08 solar masses, which are Brown dwarves) and a surface temperature of less than 3,500 K. They emit little light, sometimes as little as 1/10,000th that of the sun. Due to the slow rate at which they burn hydrogen red dwarves have a enormous lifespan, estimates range from a tens of billions up to trillions of...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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