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Sun has binary partner, may affect the Earth

The ground-breaking and richly illustrated new book, Lost Star of Myth and Time, marries modern astronomical theory with ancient star lore to make a compelling case for the profound influence on our planet of a companion ...

dateSep 13, 2005 in
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The best meteor shower of 2004 peaks on Dec. 13th

by Dr. Tony Phillips Make hot cocoa. Bundle up. Tell your friends: the best meteor shower of 2004 is about to peak on a long cold December night. It's the Geminids. The best time to look is Monday night, Dec. ...

dateDec 10, 2004 in
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Kasei Valles outflow channel system

These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show the region of Kasei Valles, one of the biggest outflow channel systems on Mars. Kasei is the Japanese ...

dateAug 30, 2006 in Astronomy
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Study explains decades of black hole observations

(Phys.org) —A new study by astronomers at NASA, Johns Hopkins University and Rochester Institute of Technology confirms long-held suspicions about how stellar-mass black holes produce their highest-energy ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Astronomy
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Cosmic giants shed new light on dark matter

(Phys.org) —Astronomers at the University of Birmingham (UK), Academica Sinica in Taiwan, and the Kavli Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan, have found new evidence that the mysterious ...

dateJun 13, 2013 in Astronomy
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Movement of North Magnetic Pole is accelerating

After some 400 years of relative stability, Earth's North Magnetic Pole has moved nearly 1,100 kilometers out into the Arctic Ocean during the last century and at its present rate could move from northern Canada ...

dateDec 09, 2005 in
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Get ready for the transit of Venus

Scientists and amateur astronomers around the world are preparing to observe the rare occurrence of Venus crossing the face of the Sun on 5-6 June, an event that will not be seen again for over a hundred years.

dateMay 25, 2012 in Space Exploration
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