News tagged with astronomy research

Cosmic giants shed new light on dark matter

( —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 dark matter ...

dateJun 13, 2013 in Astronomy
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New thesaurus created for the astronomy community

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have jointly announced the gift of a new astronomy thesaurus called the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) that will ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Astronomy
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Visit Uwingu, name an exoplanet

Astronomers have now discovered over 1,000 planets orbiting other stars, and right now these exoplanets all have boring, license-plate-like names, such as HD85512 and GJ 436 instead of endearing, "real" planet names that ...

dateNov 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Searching for planets in clouds of dust

( -- A UA astronomy research team was awarded a $600,000 grant for technology development under NASA’s Explorer mission program. The mission would send a space telescope high above Earth's surface to watch ...

dateFeb 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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