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2013-05-09 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found the building blocks for Earth-sized planets in an unlikely place -- the atmospheres of a pair of burned-out stars called white dwarfs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) These dead stars are located 150 light-years from Earth in a relatively young star cluster, Hyades, in the constellation Taurus. The star cluster is only 625 million years old. The white dwarfs are being...

2013-05-09 08:36:55

SALT LAKE CITY, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), today announced that Shane Robison, the company's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, will participate in the Tech Talk with Technology Insights Research webcast today, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9 a.m. (PT). Mr. Robison will be joined by Fusion-io's Chief Technology Officer, Pankaj Mehra, and the company's Senior Vice President of Products, Gary Orenstein. A live webcast of the presentation will be available to...

2013-05-01 20:23:17

PHOENIX, May 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- IO, the global leader in software-defined data centers, today announced two additions to the Company's Asia-Pacific (APAC) operations. Steve Langley has been appointed the region's Vice President, DCaaS(TM) Operations and Peter Goh has been appointed Vice President, APAC Enterprise Sales. Mr. Langley joins IO from Thomson Reuters where he was responsible for data center management operations and the delivery of mission-critical services and...

Researchers Shed Light On Why Saturn Looks So Young
2013-04-30 14:52:47

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At the dawn of our Solar System the planets were very hot, as the energy from their creation lingered. But over time the planets would cool, becoming darker, only occasionally paused in this process by large impacts or radioactive decay. At least that is what we would expect. A mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century revolves around the appearance of the planet Saturn. The second largest planet in our Solar...

2013-04-30 08:25:02

PHOENIX, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, the leading provider of Data Center 2.0 technology for the world's largest enterprises, governments and service providers, today announced the company will host a team of graduate students from the MIT Sloan School of Management's Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab). Through their S-Lab projects, students apply knowledge from the classroom to solve real-world problems and see firsthand how businesses are tackling the massive challenges of...

Meteoroids Slam Into Saturn’s Rings
2013-04-25 15:08:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said on Thursday that its Cassini spacecraft provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids crashing into Saturn's rings. Previously, scientists had only witnessed impacts on Earth, the moon and Jupiter as they occurred. Studying the impact rate of meteorites outside the Saturnian system helps scientists understand how different planetary systems in our Solar System formed. The meteoroids that impacted Saturn are...

NASA Invites You To Fly Along With Voyager
2013-04-25 09:01:15

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A gauge on the Voyager home page tracks levels of two of the three key signs scientists believe will appear when the spacecraft leave our solar neighborhood and enter interstellar space. When the three signs are verified, scientists will know that one of the Voyagers has hurtled beyond the magnetic bubble the sun blows around itself, which is known as the heliosphere. The gauge indicates the level of fast-moving charged particles, mainly protons,...

Monitoring Elusive Collisions In Space
2013-04-24 06:09:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Asteroids and other objects in our solar system collide often, but researchers are not always able to detect or track such impacts from Earth. This means that we are sometimes caught unaware by the "rogue debris" created by the impacts. New research from the University of California, Los Angeles, has devised a method to monitor these types of collisions in interplanetary space. The team used a new method to determine the mass of...

Improving The Mathematical Method For Simulating Solar System Evolution
2013-04-12 04:57:04

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It seemed that that we had everything worked out. Astronomers modeled the creation and evolution as the collapse of a giant solar nebula. As the central star formed, the radiation then influenced the formation of the planets — rocky planets dominating the inner sanctum, while the larger gas giants naturally populated the orbits further out. All of this was then encased in a spherical swarm of icy bodies known as...

2013-04-10 23:02:39

A&W Iron & Metal, Inc., in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, is giving away prizes for recycling April 22 - April 27. (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 Earth Day is April 22, but A&W Iron & Metal, Inc., a recycling facility in southeastern Wisconsin, is extending the celebration through April 27. The first 300 recycling customers on April 22 will receive a small tree in honor of Earth Day. Throughout the week, the recycling facility will be giving away A&W Iron & Metal, Inc. t-shirts,...


Latest Solar System Reference Libraries

Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...

Planetary Astronomy
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Artistic concept of a planetary system. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA/JPL-Caltech The term Astronomy encompasses a broad range of topics, including the study of stars, galaxies, and planets. In order to focus on the different areas of study, many subfields of astronomy emerge. One such area is the study of planets known, appropriately, as Planetary Astronomy. Observational Planetary Astronomy Even within the field of Planetary Astronomy, there are several divisions to...

Planetary and Space Science
2012-05-28 10:21:45

Planetary and Space Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1959 and published by Elsevier 15 times per year. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Rita Schulz (The Netherlands). The journal publishes original research articles and short communications. The main focus is on solar system processes which encompass multiple areas of the natural sciences. Research that involves planetary and space sciences involves many disciplines. Celestial mechanics is part of these...

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2009-04-28 19:02:44

Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel was born on December 4, 1821 in Germany and died March 16, 1889. Tempel worked in Marseille until the onset of the Franco Prussian War in 1870 at which time he relocated to Italy. Tempel discovered or assisted in discovering 21 comets. The Tempel asteroid 3808 and lunar crater Tempel are named in his honor. His most notable discoveries include the following asteroids 564 Angelina, 65 Cybele, 74 Galatea, 81 Terpsichore and 97 Klotho.

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2009-04-28 18:59:52

Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel was born on December 4, 1821 in Germany and died March 16, 1889. Tempel worked in Marseille until the onset of the Franco Prussian War in 1870 at which time he relocated to Italy. Tempel discovered or assisted in discovering 21 comets. The Tempel asteroid 3808 and lunar crater Tempel are named in his honor. His most notable discoveries include the following asteroids 564 Angelina, 65 Cybele, 74 Galatea, 81 Terpsichore and 97 Klotho.

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