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Posts tagged astrophysics

October 4, 2011

 

model planets in a museum

Why Pluto Is No Longer Considered A Planet : Rogue Planets

So, if the planet doesn't orbit a sun, can it still be called a planet?

September 8, 2011

 

Alien yard art

Using Oxygen To Search For Alien Planets

If you could see an alien planet from Earth, you wouldn't necessarily need to look for cities. You could just check for oxygen in the atmosphere.

April 22, 2008

 

Orange sunset over plain

What’s in the Sun?

The physicist Artur Eddington once said he hoped one day science would have advanced far enough to understand "so simple a thing as a star."

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