Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceAn international team of astronomers used a NASA telescope to determine the average distance between stars. They used what is called "cosmic fog" to make this determination.
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.
Discovering a big Hollywood star these days is easy to do, but astronomers have a more difficult time when they try to locate really big stars. However, astronomers recently succeeded at discovering the largest star in the Universe. Called R136a1, it is about 265 times more massive than our Sun.
An U.K. study performed at Durham University suggests that the amount of dark matter and dark energy that astronomers contend to exist in the universe could be wrong. The U.K. astronomers say it might not even be out there.
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….”
13-year-old All-Stars advance to state
Atmore’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars took two out of three games from from the Brewton Babe Ruth All-Stars during the weekend to advance to the 2010 Alabama State 13-year-old Babe Ruth Tournament in Demopolis beginning Saturday.
Google Stars, the long-rumored bookmarking service from Google, has now publicly launched, but with little fanfare. That Google was working to update its bookmarking service has been known for some time. In May, a developer who had been digging into the service leaked a copy of the “Google Stars” extension, as it was called at the time, while it was still being tested.