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Misaligned exoplanet with a severe tilt in comparison to his host star

Misaligned exoplanet with a severe tilt in comparison to his host star | Skydiving | Scoop.it

Astronomers say they've found a bizarre star system where two of the planetary orbits are 45 degrees out of whack, but do just fine.

The secret to the planets' success appears to be the harmony of those misaligned orbits, plus the influence of a third object that's even bigger and farther away from the parent star.

 

The strange case of Kepler-56 is reported in this week's issue of the journal Science. Kepler-56 is the name of the host star, one of 150,000 stars that have been monitored for several years by NASA's Kepler space telescope. Even though the Kepler probe itself is now out of service, scientists involved in the $600 million mission are continuing to pore over the data collected so far.

 

Kepler can detect worlds in distant star systems by watching for the telltale dimming of light as planets pass over the disk of their parent stars. The probe can also study the structure of the star itself, using a technique known as asteroseismology.

 

Kepler-56, which lies about 3,000 light-years from Earth, is more than four times as wide as our sun, and 30 percent more massive. The Kepler probe detected two planets wide enough to be considered gas giants, tracing orbits that lasted 10.5 and 21 Earth days. But the asteroseismic readings indicated that the sun's axis was tipped 45 degrees with respect to the plane of the planets' orbits.

 

That's weird, considering that planets typically form from a disk of gas and dust that whirls in the same plane as the equator of their parent star. Sure, some planetary systems are oddballs: For example, the Beta Pictoris system appears to have a warped disk of debris, and Upsilon Andromedae has planets that are tipped 30 degrees with respect to each other. Planetary systems with close-in "hot Jupiters" are considered most likely to have tilted orbits.

 


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#LIBERTYCD - #LibertyBlake has put together a select few inspirational music tracks..

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Windows Mobile Application Development Company | Windows Mobile Developer

Windows Mobile Application Development Company | Windows Mobile Developer | Skydiving | Scoop.it
Windows Mobile is known as a smart operating system for mobile devices, released by Microsoft.
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After many years of incorrect, misleading and downright intentionally false information regarding body transformation, Liberty has begun to set the record straight.

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VIP follows the standardized mobile application development methodology which helps us to provide very cost-effective and efficient business solutions. The overall application development is carried out in seven different steps. http://www.vipitservice.com/development_methodology.html

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5 Ways To Conquer Pressure

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Pressure and stress can be excuses for us falling short of our goals. Psychologist Bill Dyment, says we need to move past those rationalisations. A popular workplace psychology consultant for Fortune 500 companies and organisations of every kind, Dyment offers four steps for dealing with workplace-related pressure.

 

“One of the most helpful self-care perspectives is fully embracing the idea that it’s not your organisation’s job to manage your stress,” Dyment says. “This can be a difficult shift to make in our thinking, especially when we can clearly see that things at work should be different.”


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Rich Rawdin's curator insight, October 19, 2013 9:21 AM

We all need a release....

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Emotions are Not Bad Behavior - Blocking empathy

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Our evasive tactics are called "empathy blockers". Empathy blockers save us the trouble of listening, but they cost us our connection with each other.

 

Sometimes we use empathy blockers inadvertently because we are anxiously trying to save our children from emotional pain. Ironically, the greatest salve for our children comes from being heard, not from us trying to change how they feel. For all of these reasons, we all use empathy blockers from time to time, quite automatically and unconsciously. You could say we are all quite skilled at blocking. Here are some of the most common examples used when children become emotional:

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:51 PM

Interesting expansion on the damage sometimes done by acting on the impulse to save our children from hurt. -Lon

Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, October 19, 2013 1:16 PM

Interessante articolo che conferma come sia importante accogliere le emozioni per quelle che sono, perché ricordiamoci che i bambini imparano quello che sentono! E se per caso ci accorgiamo che i nostri bambini reprimono le emozioni invece di viverle con chiarezza, chiediamoci dove noi facciamo la stessa cosa e mettiamo in atto un cambiamento dentro di noi! SE CAMBIAMO NOI, LE PERSONE INTORNO A NOI NON POSSONO CHE CAMBIARE!

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Beyond caching: Google engineers reveal secrets to faster websites

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At a conference in New York this week, Google engineers presented some of their favorite tips and research for expediting delivery of web pages and applications.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, October 18, 2013 6:22 PM

Very good article on what's going on behind the scenes when it comes to a faster web.

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read | Skydiving | Scoop.it

Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.


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Les Howard's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:13 AM

We had the privilege of hearing Peter Johnston speak on Sat. This article linked, for me, to his research on student engagement outlined in this article: http://globalconversationsinliteracy.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/iveyjohnston.pdf

Ellen Barnhizer's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:56 AM

It is definitely a field trip in your noggin! 

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

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Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

 

Mitra’s work has roots in educational practices dating back to Socrates. Theorists from Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi to Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori have argued that students should learn by playing and following their curiosity.

 

Einstein spent a year at a Pestalozzi-inspired school in the mid-1890s, and he later credited it with giving him the freedom to begin his first thought experiments on the theory of relativity.

 

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin similarly claim that their Montessori schooling imbued them with a spirit of independence and creativity.

 


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I really enjoyed this article. Finally a postivive slant on education that provides teachers with a way of improving and changing the way they interact with students. I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that as the world changes and expects different qualities and skills from students, so too must the education system reform. 

Karla Luetzow's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:22 AM

 

The main focus of this article is discovering the most effective way to learn. In Mexico, a school José Urbina López Primary School 

 changed their curriculum and allowed children the freedom to explore and learn on their own. The new curriculum was modeled after Sugata Mitra’s “school in the cloud.” In today’s age of constant information, “school in the cloud” challenged if a computer can teach students as well as a teacher.

 

I found this article incredibly intriguing. The model of education has been the same since the 1800’s. A teacher instructs a classroom of pupils with routine tests to analyze  each student's progress. I have heard of online high schools and college classes, but the idea that seven year olds can learn on their own astonishes me. I never even thought of changing the standard teacher-student classroom in elementary school.  Replacing a teacher with a computer is an extraordinary idea for the future. It is very difficult to imagine. However, our society is changing with this new technology. Therefore, it makes sense to me that our education system should change along with it.

 

Most people would agree that it is easier to learn material that one finds interesting. The type of learning in this article plays into this strength. I wonder if this type of learning would work in an area with distractions such as television, video games, and cell phones. I would be interested to see if the outcome would show the same positive results. I do not think it would. 

 

 This article ties in with the TedTalk by Sugata Mitra. To further learn about this type of learning, I suggest watching the video

 

 http://www.npr.org/2013/06/21/179015266/how-much-can-children-teach-themselves

 

AnnKatherine Brito's curator insight, April 3, 2014 11:59 AM

Students in control of their own education. This is amazing! Will this revolutionize education?

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Dream Body & Life's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:12 AM

What are the "Laws of Nature" as related to body transformation?

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Dream Body & Life's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:20 AM

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I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip: Setting Up a Flipped Classroom

So you want to flip your class? In this how to video I explain the idea behind flipping, some things to think about as you begin and some concrete steps to g...

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gabe grant's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:26 AM

For those who want to flip a classroom

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:16 AM

How to set up a flipped classroom

Tova Taragin's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:57 AM

Thank you Rabbi David Etengoff. 

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Women in science: 'Whoa, what are you doing here?'Ada Lovelace Day

Women in science: 'Whoa, what are you doing here?'Ada Lovelace Day | Skydiving | Scoop.it
Laura Bates: Ada Lovelace Day has put the focus on women in science. The Everyday Sexism Project invited scientists and engineers to tweet about their experiences

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This week saw a day of celebration for Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician who wrote the world's first computer program before computers were even invented. Lovelace grew up in a world of enormous gender inequality, and her first experience of it came moments after birth with her father's reported disappointment that she was not "the glorious boy" he had hoped for. But even now, nearly 200 years later, women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) are still fighting an uphill battle against professional gender imbalance.

According to e-skills UK, women make up just 17% of the UK IT and telecoms workforce. And the number of women in the most senior research positions in Stem in the UK also stands at the paltry figure of 17%, according to a 2012 European Commission study. Even worse, according to a 2012 Wise campaign report (pdf) only 13% of Stem jobs in the UK are occupied by women.


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Alex Canty's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:39 PM

This artical relates to half the skys because Ada Lovelace's father was dissapointed that she was not a boy and that she overcame inequality. This article is not valid because it has no background about Ada Lovelace and it also has no sources of referance from where they have gotten their information. The content in this article means that there is still a imbalance when it comes to jobs between women and men.

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Women Matter | McKinsey & Company

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Gender diversity is on the strategic agenda at ever more companies. Why don't women hold more top jobs?

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Anita's curator insight, October 18, 2013 5:33 PM

Do women matter in your organization?

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Skydive Toronto | Excellence in Skydiving

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Skydive Toronto Inc is a skydiving and parachuting facility located just outside of Toronto. We specialize in First Jump programs, the Tandem Skydive, Progressive FreeFall and the Solo First Jump Course.
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Skydive Toronto Inc. is the longest established and most experienced skydiving school in Canada, with over 38 years of operations all conducted by original management, and over 260,000 jumps successfully completed.

Our skydiving school was founded in Ontario in 1972.  Over the years, we continued to grow, until our latest move to our new and current location in Innisfil in 2006.  Less than 25 minutes north of Toronto via highway 400, and about 10 minutes south of Barrie, our present
location makes us very accessible to you, our customer.

Skydive Toronto Inc. offers all aspects of skydiving.  Whether you are looking to make your first skydive, or have hundreds or thousands of jumps, we are focused on assisting you with achieving your goals.  We have helped thousands of skydivers make their dreams come true, and assisted them to become avid, skilled skydivers.

Our mission is to offer you, the customer, the very best in tandem skydiving, solo first jump courses, progressive free fall program (PFF) and gradual free fall progression (GFP). As you become a certified skydiver with certificates of proficiency (A,B,C,D) we have various
programs for you including skill enhancement seminars, safety procedures, coach and instructor courses and competition development streams.

Skydive Toronto Inc. instructors are among the most experienced in Canada with personal jump experience ranging up to over 10,000 skydives.  Our competition skydivers have represented Canada at numerous world skydiving championships. Of the recent Canadian Parachute Team in Canopy Piloting four of the five members began their skydiving activities at Skydive Toronto; of the Canadian Parachute team in Precision Accuracy, half the team members (3) trained at Skydive Toronto. We have skilled experts in formation skydiving, freefly skydiving, canopy formation, canopy piloting and precision landing. We are Excellence in Skydiving!

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