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Image 1 - Herschel Probes Dusty Past Of A Giant Star
2011-09-20 08:52:45

About 5 thousand million years from now, our Sun will expand into a red giant, swelling to such a size that it may swallow the Earth.

Image 1 - HARPS Finds Fifty New Exoplanets
2011-09-12 12:45:58

Astronomers using ESO’s world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced a rich haul of more than 50 new exoplanets, including 16 super-Earths, one of which orbits at the edge of the habitable zone of its star.

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2011-08-03 05:45:00

News International said on Tuesday that thousands of people who entered competitions on The Sun website may have had personal information stolen.

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2011-07-19 09:05:00

Despite calling an end to their own internet hijinks last month, a continuing and growing scandal at News International has brought the hacker group Lulz Security (LulzSec) back into action.

2011-07-06 11:47:00

LONDON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - New ad Campaign Launches Today THE SUN has launched a brand new TV advertising campaign for its award winning online bingo site, Sun Bingo [http://www.sunbingo.co.uk ]. The ad features a new charismatic, larger-than-life, character called Bubbles, who spreads her joy around her in the form of bingo balls. Bubbles will appear across all of Sun Bingo's marketing activity for the site for the next 12 months along with a...

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2011-07-05 10:41:35

Scientists from The University of Manchester are working on how to use the energy of the Sun to make fuels, which could help to solve the world’s escalating energy crisis.

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2011-06-10 10:17:04

ESA’s Proba-2 small Sun-watcher was among the flotilla of satellites on watch as the Sun erupted spectacularly this week.

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2011-06-07 05:20:00

In a new model of the early solar system, Jupiter is found to have been a youthful traveler, roaming as close to the Sun as where Mars is now and back out again before settling in its position as the fifth planet from our Sun.

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2011-04-20 10:09:54

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire studied the largest solar flare recorded in nearly five years.


Latest the Sun Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Stellar Evolution -- Stellar evolution is the process of formation, life, and death of stars. It is one of the major topics of cosmogony. Star Birth and Life A star starts out as an enormous cloud of gas and dust many light-years across. Star formation begins when the cloud begins to condense under its own gravity. The processes that initiate this contraction are not fully understood. The cloud fragments fuse into stellar mass clouds known as protostars. Protostars do not emit...

Solar System
2012-10-22 06:09:41

The Solar System refers to the area in space that is dominated by our own Sun. It is comprised of the Sun and its associated astronomical objects that are held in its gravitational orbit. The Solar System was formed as a result of the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. The mass of this system is located almost entirely in the Sun. Apart from the Sun, a high percentage of the remainder of the system’s mass is located in the eight solitary planets that...

Solar Eclipse
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Eclipse -- A solar eclipse occurs when Sun, Moon and Earth are on a single line, the Moon being in the middle. Seen from the Earth, the Moon is in front of the Sun and thus part or all of the light of the Sun is hidden by the Moon. Thus it may seem that a piece has been taken out of the Sun, or that it has suddenly disappeared. There are three types of solar eclipses: -- A partial solar eclipse: Only part of the Sun and the Moon overlap -- A total solar eclipse: All of the Sun is...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Sun -- intensely hot, self-luminous body of gases at the center of the solar system. Its gravitational attraction maintains the planets, comets, and other bodies of the solar system in their orbits. The sun is actually a star of about medium size; it appears larger than the other stars because of its relative nearness to the earth. The earth's distance from the sun varies from 91,377,000 mi (147,053,000 km) at perihelion to 94,537,000 mi (152,138,000 km) at aphelion (see apsis). The...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Vega -- Vega (Alpha Lyrae) is the lead star in the constellation Lyra, reaching near directly overhead the mid-northern latitudes, during the summer. It's a "nearby star" at only 25 light years distant and together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the brightest stars in the Sun's neighbourhood. Vega is a vertex of the Summer Triangle. Its spectral class is A0V (Sirius, an A1V, is slightly less powerful) and it's firmly in the main sequence, fusing hydrogen to helium in its core....

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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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