Archive: 04/17/2012

The lives of stars, or astronomers as paparazzi

Stars live for a long time, with even the most massive stars having lifetimes measured in millions of years. But, for a mere few thousand years towards the end of their lives, some massive stars go through ...

dateApr 17, 2012 in Astronomy
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Some stars capture rogue planets

(Phys.org) -- New research suggests that billions of stars in our galaxy have captured rogue planets that once roamed interstellar space. The nomad worlds, which were kicked out of the star systems in which ...

dateApr 17, 2012 in Astronomy
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Report to UK government backs fracking

(AP) -- Exploratory work to extract gas by hydraulic fracturing in England should be allowed to resume even though the technique has caused earth tremors, a report commissioned by the government said Tuesday.

dateApr 17, 2012 in Environment
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