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Latest Piscis Austrinus constellation Stories

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2009-02-15 11:55:00

There might be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, US scientists announced at a recent press conference.

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2008-11-13 15:40:00

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star.

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2007-06-13 09:35:00

A young star's strange elliptical ring of dust likely heralds the presence of an undiscovered Neptune-sized planet, says a University of Rochester astronomer in the latest Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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2005-06-21 22:40:00

Dusty disk around Fomalhaut makes ideal laboratory for studying planet formation.

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2005-06-22 12:15:00

The Hubble Space Telescope's most detailed visible-light image ever taken of a narrow, dusty ring around the nearby star Fomalhaut (HD 216956), offers the strongest evidence yet that an unruly and unseen planet may be gravitationally tugging on the ring. The center of the ring is a whopping 1.4 billion miles away from the star.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.