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Rare Comet Close -Up Coming to a Sky Near You
Science & Tech  (tags: Comet Lulin, Nasa, Swift Gamma Ray Explorer satelite, constellation, Libra, Digital Sky Survey )

RosemaryR
- 2916 days ago - wired.com
NASA's Swift Gamma-Ray Explorer satellite took this shot of Comet Lulin on Jan. 28, and regular folks may be able to catch their own glimpse with binoculars on February 23. The image was taken as the comet was passing through the constellation
New Planet Found in Constellation Leo
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, space, technology, astrophysics, constellation, exoplanet, orbit, planet, star )

J.
- 3576 days ago - ucl.ac.uk
The new planet, dubbed GJ 436c, lies at a distance of 30 light years from the Earth and has a mass five times that of our planet, but is the smallest found to date, according to the astronomers.
Unstable Star Threatens Earth - Astronomer
Science & Tech  (tags: star, threat, earth, space, world, constellation, supernova, gamma rays, scientists, mass extinctions )

Robin
- 3611 days ago - stuff.co.nz
Its name is WR104, and it could spell the end of the world.
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower - Dazzling Event From An Extinct Constellation
Science & Tech  (tags: quadrantid, meteor, shower, dazzling, event, constellation, SETI, NASA, scientists, research, instrument, planet, brilliant )

Jean
- 3672 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
SETI Institute and NASA scientists will take their research instruments for a 10 hour continuous flight to map The Quadrantid -the planet's most brilliant meteor shower of 2008, regularly producing 50 to 120 meteors per hour.
A Diamond Bigger Than Earth Discovered in Constellation Centaurus | The Daily Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: diamond, earth, constellation, crystallized, carbon, star, galaxy )

Jean
- 3713 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
Like an episode out of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced the discovery of a mass of crystallized carbon formerly known as star BPM 37093, now known as the biggest diamond in the galaxy.
   

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