If you can wake up early on the morning of May 11, 2011, you’ll get an eye-awakening sight in the form of the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter all bunched together.
In a project carried out out by an international team of astronomers with a telescope in New Zealand , a new class of planets has been found out in the universe: planets that do not orbit stars, but float freely out in space.
A survey of stars and planets performed by NASA astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has concluded that “Nearly one in four stars similar to the sun may host planets as small as Earth….”
Usually the planet Mercury is difficult to see on Earth, but for the rest of March and into April 2010, it will be highlighted just below and to the right of the planet Venus in the northern latitudes.
due to a huge number of big changes in Mandriva 2011 so far, combined with rpm5 migration both in the repositories and inside the build system, we have decided to shift the release dates for Mandriva 2011 by two weeks, to give us a better time period to fit the remaining pieces.
Therefore, the new release calendar for Mandriva 2011 will look like this:
- Mandriva 2011 Alpha: February 14 20
The Earth has a tail and this dusty feature has been mapped by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Such a mapping is helping astronomers find very distant planets around other stars than our Sun, what are called extrasolar planets.
Around AD 150, the Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemy compiled a model of the universe that accurately predicted the movements of the sun, moon, planets, and stars. It was a remarkable achievement, diminished only by the fact that it happened to be entirely wrong.