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A lot about blackholes, suns and solar systems
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Free-floating planets found unbound to stars

Free-floating planets found unbound to stars | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
Ten planets the size of Jupiter have been found which do not appear to orbit any star.
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Sarah Greaves's comment, June 3, 2012 2:24 AM
I chose this article because it 's very interesting and is almost impossible for planets just to free float unbound to any stars. If Earth was free-floating it probably wouldn't have light or day and night and there wouldn't be any seasons too.
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NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Explained (Infographic) - Space.com

NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Explained (Infographic) - Space.com | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
The Week UKNASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Explained (Infographic)Space.comNASA's planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope has begun its extended mission, which should keep the prolific instrument searching for alien worlds for another four...
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XMM-Newton Reveals Light 'Echo' Around Supermassive Black Hole - RedOrbit

XMM-Newton Reveals Light 'Echo' Around Supermassive Black Hole - RedOrbit | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
Sen - Space exploration networkXMM-Newton Reveals Light 'Echo' Around Supermassive Black HoleRedOrbitBy measuring the time delays occurring in these 'reverberation' events, they were able to map the vicinity of this black hole in unprecedented...
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Suns

Suns are big balls of burning gas which can be huge or tiny, suns also have planets orbiting them. Two types of stars are blue giants and red giants, both are obviously large. Blue giants are very hot the hottest known star is a blue giant. Red giants are sometimes dying stars and our sun might be one when it dies . It will swallow up Mecury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Don't worry everyone who is alive now will be dead, it will occur in about 4 billion years. Still, there's nothing wrong with being prepared. Also when large stars die they tend to explode and that sometimes creates blackholes or after they explode all the bits of gas and heat get pulled back together by gravity to make a new sun.

 

Written by Sarah Greaves 3 June 2012

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Dee Smith's comment, June 3, 2012 3:55 AM
Thats amazing that scientists can make these predictions. Science has really come a long way. Still none us of will be around to see if they are right!
Dee Smith's comment, June 5, 2012 5:18 AM
HI Sarah, its grace and it is very interesting article.
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Two asteroids to narrowly miss Earth

Two asteroids to narrowly miss Earth | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
Two asteroids on different orbits will zoom close to Earth, within hours of each other.
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NASA - Dragon Splashdown Marks End of Landmark Flight

NASA - Dragon Splashdown Marks End of Landmark Flight | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
The successful mission of the SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station sets the company course for regular cargo flights.
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Venus is approaching the sun in advance of the June 5th Transit

Venus is approaching the sun in advance of the June 5th Transit | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
On June 5th, 2012, Venus will transit the face of the sun in an event of both historical and observational importance. Amateur astronomers who manage to locate Venus in broad daylight will find that the planet has turned into a delightfully slender crescent. This...
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Solid diamond planet found

Solid diamond planet found | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
A massive star has been transformed into a much smaller planet made of diamond, say experts.
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If you're going to check out the Venus transit try to capture it with your iPhone

If you're going to check out the Venus transit try to capture it with your iPhone | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Venus will pass in front of the sun for the last time until 2117.Southern Stars Group, LLC, makers of SkySafari for iOS wants people to (If you're going to check out the Venus transit try to capture it with your iPhone
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'Rogue planet' found wandering through space - CBC.ca

'Rogue planet' found wandering through space - CBC.ca | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
CBC.ca'Rogue planet' found wandering through spaceCBC.ca"These objects are important, as they can either help us understand more about how planets may be ejected from planetary systems, or how very light objects can arise from the star formation process,"...
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Worth a Captain Cook - The Age Education Resource Centre

SQUATTING in a cramped cabin aboard a full-scale replica of the sailing ship Endeavour, Captain Ross Mattson cradles a sextant in his hands.
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Stephen Hawking Biography - Space.com

Stephen Hawking Biography - Space.com | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking BiographySpace.comHis work on the origins and structure of the universe, from the Big Bang to black holes, has revolutionized the field, while his best-selling books have appealed to readers who may not have Hawking's scientific...
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'No signal' from targeted ET hunt

'No signal' from targeted ET hunt | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
Astronomers use a high-resolution radio technique for the first time to hunt for signals from potentially habitable planets - but turn up nothing.
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NASA spots Earth-sized rocky planet

NASA spots Earth-sized rocky planet | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
A small, Earth-like rocky planet has been discovered orbiting the Kepler-10 star, 560 light-years away.
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Milky Way and Andromeda to collide ... in 4 billion years

Milky Way and Andromeda to collide ... in 4 billion years | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
Keep your specs on and stock up on water and canned goods, because the Milky Way, that thing we've been blasting with a laser, is going to collide with the Andromeda galaxy. Well, in about 4 billion years, but it's never too late to be prepared.
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Mini black holes reveal their true power

Mini black holes reveal their true power | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
An Australian telescope is helping rewrite the physics of black holes by studying a miniature one.
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Transit of Venus through history

Transit of Venus through history | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
Three hundred years of adventures and misadventures to see the Transit of Venus helps us measure the heavens.
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Black hole caught swallowing red giant star

Black hole caught swallowing red giant star | Spinning in Space | Scoop.it
A supermassive black hole has been caught in the act of swallowing up a red giant star.
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