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Planets party in the morning April 28-May 1

Set your alarm clocks for an early treat about a half an hour before sunrise on Thursday April 28 through Sunday, May 1, 2011, as there will be a planetary delight in store! Go out and with either a pair of ...

Apr 26, 2011
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An Exoplanet with a Potassium-Rich Atmosphere

(PhysOrg.com) -- A hot Jupiter - a type of celestial object unknown only fifteen years ago - is a Jupiter-sized exoplanet orbiting so close to its host star that its atmospheric temperature is thought to be ...

Mar 04, 2011
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STAR TRAK for March 2011

Mercury will make its best evening appearance of the year in March. It will become visible to the unaided eye during the second week of the month about 40 minutes after sunset, almost directly below much brighter ...

Mar 02, 2011
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Planet affects a star's spin

The discovery of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that transfers orbital momentum to its host star may hold the key to a clearer understanding of the evolution of common planetary systems, according to findings presented ...

Jan 13, 2011
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STAR TRAK for January 2011

As the new year begins, Jupiter will be the only planet visible after sunset, about halfway up the sky in the south-southwest. It will dominate the evening sky as the brightest object in view. January will ...

Jan 04, 2011
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