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Image 1 - Counting Down To The Transit Of Venus
2012-03-05 10:05:10

Three months before the last transit of Venus this century, scientists are gathering at the Observatoire de Paris to finalize their observation plans in a workshop supported by the Europlanet Research Infrastructure and the EGIDE/PHC Sakura Program.

The Star That Should Not Exist
2011-08-31 13:14:09

A team of European astronomers has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to track down a star in the Milky Way that many thought was impossible.

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2010-09-24 06:30:00

Astronomers have discovered a new, cosmic phenomenon, termed "coreshine," which is revealing new information about how stars and planets come to be.

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2009-12-15 09:55:00

About 550 light-years from Earth, a star like our Sun is writhing in its death throes.

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2009-06-11 05:40:00

Astronomers say there is a tiny chance a force known as orbital chaos will cause a possible collision between Earth and Venus or Mars.

2005-08-10 13:40:00

One of the thousands of minor planets orbiting the Sun has been found to have its own mini planetary system. Astronomer Franck Marchis (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and his colleagues at the Observatoire de Paris (France) [1] have discovered the first triple asteroid system - two small asteroids orbiting a larger one known since 1866 as 87 Sylvia [2].

2005-08-10 13:30:00

One of the thousands of asteroids orbiting the sun has been found to have a mini planetary system of its own.

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2005-08-10 17:55:00

One of the thousands of asteroids orbiting the sun has been found to have a mini planetary system of its own. University of California, Berkeley astronomers have discovered the first triple asteroid system - two small asteroids orbiting a larger one known since 1866 as 87 Sylvia.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.