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Bizarre Gas Planet Takes 80,000 Years To Orbit Its Star

photo credit: Lucas Granito Artist's impression of GU Psc with its parent star a dot barely distinguishable from other stars The catalog of planets beyond the solar system has a strange new member, one which may make us rethink our ideas of stellar system formation, as well as opening new paths for planetary searches. GU Psc is a fairly unassuming star. At a third of the sun's mass, and a

Scientists Finally Found Our Sun’s Long-Lost Sibling:

We’ve just received further proof that we are not alone in the universe. Although we didn’t discover alien life, we did discover a new family member: Our Sun’s sister (or brother). Meet HD 162826, a star that emerged from the same cloud of dust and gas as our own shining star. This means that we are composed of the same material, the same star dust, as HD 162826. Ultimately, this is the co

Beautiful World – Iguazu Falls (hd) Video & Music

Beautiful World - Iguazu Falls 1080p HD Music: Zero Project - Neverending dream

Asteroid the size of a bus grazes past Earth – coming even closer than the moon – just days after astronomers discovered it

An asteroid the size of a bus came to within 186,000 miles of Earth - a close shave in cosmic terms - on Saturday morning. The recently-detected asteroid HL129 was closer to Earth than the Moon - which is on average 238,855 miles away from our planet - on its closest approach at 4.13am. The asteroid is about 7.6 metres wide, according to NASA's Asteroid Watch project based at the agency's Jet Pr

“Why can’t we summon the ingenuity and courage of the generations that came before us? The dinosaurs never saw that asteroid coming. What’s our excuse?”

Looked at in the context of our planet's history, what we're doing to Earth appears dire indeed. —By Chris Mooney Fox/National Geographic If you've been reading my semi-regular dispatches about the Fox and National Geographic series Cosmos—far and away the most rational show on television—then you know that for some time, I've been not-so-subtly predicting that the program was going to

Beautiful Earth ~ Hard Trance (hd) Video & Music

Beautiful Earth, Our Home In this video: Iguazu Falls, Grand Prismatic Spring Music: Up & Forward - Aquamarine (Vol Deeman Remix) Special Dedication: For you Alchera :-) Footage: HOME Project Sherpas Cinema; All I Can TSO Photography (Terje Sorgjerd) European Space Agency Wild Sweden - Look In My Eyes Beautiful World, Germany BBC Planet Earth Winged Migration Moon, Ephermer

Exoplanet Rotation Detected for the First Time

The planet β Pictoris b, at bottom left in this artist's impression spins faster than any planet in the Solar System. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/F. Reddy Astronomers have for the first time managed to detect the rotation of an extrasolar planet, by analysing the way its atmosphere filters light. This technique could also provide clues about planet formation. Ignas Snellen and

Stunning Time-Lapse Video: Elemental Iceland

Iceland is a land of fire and ice, shaped by volcanism and flowing water. To show the effects of this age-old interplay, Norwegian photographer Stian Rekdal has stitched together thousands of images of Iceland from a recent trip (view above). Water Currents spoke with Rekdal about the project. What’s your background and how did you get into photography? I’m Norwegian, 35 years old a

The Pyramids and the Constellation of Orion

The Pyramids and the Constellation of Orion According to the accepted version of history, the three massive Pyramids on the Giza Plateau in Egypt were built by armies of Hebrew slaves for the glory of the Pharaohs of Egypt. This idea was introduced to the world by the visit to Egypt of the 5th century Greek historian Herodotus. He claimed that the Pyramids were built by teams of 100,000 men

► Planet Earth: Amazing nature scenery (1080p HD)

"Planet Earth" is a 2006 television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. After I have watched all eleven episodes, I tried to compress all the beautiful images in one video. That's how I come up with this marvelous 13 minutes. If you really like this I suggest you to watch the hole documentary because at the end of each fifty-minute episode, a ten-minute featurette takes a behind-t

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