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Mysteries Of Nearby Planetary System's Dynamics Are Now Solved
2014-04-22 12:33:58

Penn State Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in its early online edition on 22 April 2014. The study, which presents the first viable model for the planetary system orbiting one the first stars discovered to have planets -- the star named 55 Cancri -- was led by Penn State University graduate student Benjamin Nelson in...

2013-09-13 23:25:25

RBI Solar, Inc., one of the nation’s leading manufacturer and installer for utility scale solar mounting systems announced today, it has hired Eric Ford to the position of Project Manager. Eric will be responsible for overseeing the solar racking installations and hiring and approving work completed by subcontractors as well as negotiating contracts and developing a budget and timeline for the completion of a project. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 RBI Solar, Inc., one of the...

2012-06-06 23:00:45

A marketing professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has spent years studying the hookah pipe phenomenon growing around college campuses. She wants to debunk the myths surrounding hookah -- primarily that it is safer than cigarette smoking - and develop messages to counter those myths. Her research has been published in several major journals. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Merlyn Griffiths is dazzled by the beauty of hookah pipes. But, she has learned, even beautiful things can...

Earth-like Planets May Be Scarce In Systems With Hot Jupiters
2012-05-08 12:54:38

Solar systems that have “hot Jupiter-type” planets closely orbiting host stars likely do not have Earth-like planets neighboring them, according to a new study by researchers from University of Florida (UF), Fermilab, and Carnegie Institution. “Hot Jupiters” are giant planets that are roughly the size of Jupiter but orbit more closely to their parent stars, making them much hotter than Earth or Jupiter, according to Eric Ford, researcher at UF. These planets have...

2011-08-03 13:03:27

A combination of several well-known safety procedures could greatly reduce patient-harming errors in the use of radiation to treat cancer, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. Radiation oncologists use more than a dozen quality assurance (QA) checks to prevent radiotherapy errors, but until now, the Hopkins researchers say, no one has systematically evaluated their effectiveness. Working with researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, the Hopkins team gathered...

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2010-08-31 12:27:34

Any driver who's seen deer silhouetted by the headlights of an oncoming car knows that vital information can be conveyed by the outlines of objects. Building on this concept, University of Florida astronomers have analyzed light passing through the upper atmosphere of the giant planet HD 80606 b, about 190 light years from Earth, and determined that its atmosphere contains the element potassium. "It's wonderful that this method works so well for Jupiter-sized planets," said Knicole...

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2010-07-28 12:44:10

Hundreds of extrasolar planets have been found over the past decade and a half, most of them solitary worlds orbiting their parent star in seeming isolation. With further observation, however, one in three of these systems have been found to have two or more planets. Planets, it appears, come in bunches. Most of these systems contain planets that orbit too far from one another to feel each other's gravity. In just a handful of cases, planets have been found near enough to one another to...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'