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The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into its atmosphere and look up, you would see one primary sun, a bright red dot, and another star ...
Los Angeles Times · 3/5/2015
The warmth of a sun has long been thought to abe a key ingredient to life. But astronomers say ‘rogue’, sun-less planets that wander the stars could still harbour extra-terrestrials. While it sounds like science fiction, these planets may offer ...
Daily Times · 4/11/2015
There’s no shortage of attractions for horsepower fans at the Calgary ... of torque — the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine on the planet. Not far behind are the more “sedate” 707-horsepower …
The Calgary Sun · 39 minutes ago
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The Russian Federal Space Agency recently released a couple of “Alternative History” videos that imagine what the sky would look like if the Sun were replaced with other stars and if the moon were replaced with planets ... would no longer exist due ...
PetaPixel · 1/23/2015
The dwarf planet Ceres was first ... But by the spring of 1801, no one had been able to see the new object besides Piazzi, because the skies had been cloudy. Also, by that time, Ceres was so close to the sun, from Earth's perspective, that it couldn ...
Yahoo News · 10 hours ago
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They concluded that there could be as many as 400 billion of these wandering planets, far outnumbering main-sequence stars such as our Sun. Their work is published today in Nature 1. Study author Takahiro Sumi, an astrophysicist at Osaka University in ...
Nature · 5/20/2011
Astronomers know of almost 900 planets which orbit around other stars than the Sun, but free-floating planets have also been found. Some have been discovered using a technique called microlensing, in which the planet is found when it passes in front of a ...
The Daily galaxy · 8/19/2013
At first, astronomers believed 2MASS J2126 was a lonely planet, a free floating celestial body with no star to call home ... and were each located around 104 light-years from the sun. Though the research team couldn’t group the binary system with ...
R & D Magazine · 1/26/2016
But, so far, no large planets beyond Pluto have been found ... objects beyond Pluto must have a semi-major axis – the axis which defines a planet’s farthest point from the sun – with a value close to 150 AU (or 150 times the distance between the ...
EarthSky · 1/15/2015
That’s two to the power of 64 planets, which Sean tells us would take about five billion years to explore if you spent one second on each; and that's with no bathroom breaks. Given that the Earth’s sun has about 4.6 billion years of fuel left before it ...
IGN · 8/15/2014