Topic: International Astronomical Union
This week will see a lesser known meteor shower, the Quadrantid, dazzle the night sky on Jan. 3 and 4. It's the first of nine significant meteor showers in 2011. Here’s a list of all the events and what to watch for each time.
01/03/2011 04:56 pm
New calculations indicate that Pluto might be the largest object in the outer solar system. Does it now deserve to be called a planet again?
11/22/2010 05:52 pm
Gliese 581g, a newly discovered, first-of-its-kind planet thought to exist in its star's habitable zone, might just be 'noise,' astronomers say.
10/13/2010 01:58 pm
Neptune has come almost full circle since it was first discovered in 1846, and on Aug. 20, it will be in a straight line with the sun and the Earth.
08/19/2010 07:37 pm
Researchers will be gathering data during the Perseid meteor shower. August 2010 is part of a renaissance for meteor science in the US after nearly two decades of neglect.
08/12/2010 09:11 pm
Meteor shower August 2010 peak comes early Friday. Emanating from the constellation Perseid, the meteor shower could yield sightings in some locations of up to 75 meteors an hour.
08/12/2010 09:50 am
A rare storm system over Titan's tropics help explain the region's unique liquid-carved landscape.
08/12/2009 01:00 am
A lively account of the ‘exile’ of Pluto, everyone’s favorite ex-planet.
01/27/2009 12:00 am
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