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Gemini Observatory Takes Sharpest Ground-Based Images Ever Of Pluto And Charon
2012-09-27 06:55:03

Pluto, the dwarf planet (ex-number-nine), and its larger companion Charon, recently posed for astronomers.

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2010-05-19 08:20:00

Astrophysicists at UC Santa Barbara are the first scientists to identify two white dwarf stars in an eclipsing binary system, allowing for the first direct radius measurement of a rare white dwarf composed of pure helium.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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