Archive: 04/20/2009

Solar sigmoids explained

(PhysOrg.com) -- 'Sigmoids' are S-shaped structures found in the outer atmosphere of the Sun (the corona), seen with X-ray telescopes and thought to be a crucial part of explosive events like solar flares. ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Astronomy
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Solar systems around dead Suns?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers have found that at least 1 in 100 white dwarf stars show evidence of orbiting asteroids and rocky planets, suggesting ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Astronomy
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HARPS-NEF to comb Kepler targets for new Earths

Astronomers have announced plans to build an ultra-stable, high-precision spectrograph for the Science and Technology Facilities Council's 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope (WHT - part of the Isaac Newton Group ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Astronomy
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