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A strange lonely planet found without a star

( —An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass ...

dateOct 09, 2013 in Astronomy
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Voyager makes an interstellar discovery

The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery.

dateDec 26, 2009 in Space Exploration
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New View of Doomed Star

Eta Carinae is a mysterious, extremely bright and unstable star located a mere stone's throw - astronomically speaking - from Earth at a distance of only about 7500 light years. The star is thought to be consuming its nuclear ...

dateJun 20, 2007 in Astronomy
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Space Shuttle Replacement

It’s no secret that NASA needs a replacement for the aging STS – Space Transport System – or more commonly, the Space Shuttle. In fact, many scientists – including some of the most prestigious organizations like the ...

dateApr 28, 2006 in Space Exploration
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