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Nasa's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent star than Mercury circles the Sun, scientists said on Thursday.
New images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope shows the aurora borealis from the south pole of Jupiter and allow scientists to study in detail of this cosmic phenomenon similar to the Earth. (Ook cool!
The Dawn team proposed to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to use the names of vestal virgins and famous Roman women as names for the craters and to use names of places and festivals associated with vestal virgins for other feature names. This proposal was accepted by the IAU (Roatsch et al. 2012). Individual names were also proposed by Dawn Team members (Blue 2012).
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week announced his opposition to any budget cuts at NASA that would threaten the agency's planetary science programs, including missions to Mars and Jupiter's icy moon.