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Exoplanet's Atmosphere Unveiled Through New Observing Technique
2012-06-27 13:04:31

An international team of astronomers have uncovered a clever new way of studying the atmosphere of an exoplanet in more detail.

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2006-11-28 07:57:11

Astronomers have just discovered a magnetic field on tau Bootis, a star orbited by a giant planet on a close-in orbit: the first ever detection of this kind!

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2005-07-01 07:15:00

Soon after its launch two years ago by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada's "Humble Space Telescope" started making amazing observations-beyond the capacity of any other Earth- or space-based instrument. MOST, our suitcase-sized space telescope orbiting at 820 km, can fix its gaze upon a single star for up to eight weeks at a time. And with its unique combination of steady observation time and precision pointing, MOST can look for subtle variations in stars that are impossible to observe...


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.