Topic: International Astronomical Union

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  • Perseid meteor shower: August 2010 marks more than just a show

    Perseid meteor shower: August 2010 marks more than just a show

    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.

  • Meteor shower August 2010: how you can get the best view

    Meteor shower August 2010: how you can get the best view

    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.

  • Gallery Planets

    An artists rendering image shows an exoplanet 6 times the Earth circulate around its low-mass host star at a distance equal to 1/20th of the Earth-Sun distance. European astronomers announced they had found 32 new planets orbiting stars outside our solar system on Monday. They believe their find means that 40 percent or more of Sun-like stars have such planets. The host star in this image is a companion to two other low-mass stars, seen in the distance.

  • Scientists spot massive methane rainstorm over Titan

    Scientists spot massive methane rainstorm over Titan

    A rare storm system over Titan's tropics help explain the region's unique liquid-carved landscape.

  • The Pluto Files

    A lively account of the ‘exile’ of Pluto, everyone’s favorite ex-planet.

  • Discoveries Name that bat for the holidays