Archive: 11/13/2008

Hubble directly observes planet orbiting Fomalhaut

(PhysOrg.com) -- Estimated to be no more than three times Jupiter's mass, the planet, called Fomalhaut b, orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut, located 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis ...

Nov 13, 2008
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Mineral kingdom has co-evolved with life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Evolution isn't just for living organisms. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have found that the mineral kingdom co-evolved with life, and that up to two thirds of the more than 4,000 ...

Nov 13, 2008
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Sicilian word enters British genetic language

A scientific team from the John Innes Centre and University of St Andrews has identified a key gene that was transferred from a Sicilian plant into a close relative in Britain, showing how genetic cross-talk ...

Nov 13, 2008
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First fuzzy photos of planets outside solar system

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope and W.M. Keck Observatory on Hawaii's Mauna Kea have obtained the first-ever direct images identifying a multi-planet system around a normal star. ...

Nov 13, 2008
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