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Astronomy

Nearest brown dwarf Found

Image credit: ESO
A team of European Astronomers have located the closest brown dwarf star ever discovered. Epsilon Indi, located only 12 light-years from the Earth, was thought to be a single star, but the ESO team spotted its companion. Epsilon Indi B is 45 times the mass of Jupiter and takes 400 years to orbit the main star.

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Jan 14, 2003, 8:10pm

Astronomy

Supernova Won't Destroy the World

Image credit: Hubble
Just in case you were worried, it appears that a supernova would have to be really really close to the Earth before it could cause massive damage to our environment. scientists at NASA and Kansas University used data from a recent exploding star to determine that a supernova would have to be only 26 light-years away in order to strip away the ozone layer - an encounter that only happens once every 670 million years.

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Jan 14, 2003, 7:59pm

Space Flight

Rosetta Launch Postponed Indefinitely

Image credit: ESA
Just a day after they announced that Rosetta could be flying by the end of the month, the European Space Agency decided to put the mission on hold indefinitely because of their concerns with the Ariane-5 rocket. Unfortunately, since Rosetta won't be launching by the end of the month, it won't be able to meet up with Comet Wirtanen. by 2011, so the entire mission will need to be redesigned to seek a new target.

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Jan 14, 2003, 7:57pm

Astronomy

Three new moons discovered for Neptune

Image credit: NASA
A team of Astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered three previously unknown moons orbiting the planet Neptune. Since they're only 30-40km across, the moons were a challenge to spot. The team had to digitally merge multiple exposures of the planet moving across a background of stars. Over time, the planets and their motions were picked up as points of light. This brings the gas giant's total to 11 known moons.

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Jan 14, 2003, 7:55pm




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