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Exoplanets

by Prasad Ganti In the last decade or so, there has been lot of excitement around the discovery of exoplanets, that is the planets outside of our solar system. An interesting book on this topic has been “Exoplanets” by Michael … Continue reading

Posted in June 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Astonishing Diversity of Planetary Systems

by Ira Polans, Acting Program Chair The next AAAP meeting will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Bowen Hall (see Princeton campus maps for building and parking locations). Our guest speaker Tim Morton is an Associate … Continue reading

Posted in May 2015, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

From the Director

By Jeff Bernardis, Director I’m always intrigued by new discoveries, and many times, it’s the method of discovery that grabs me more than the discovery itself.  An example of this is the detection of exoplanets.  While I like to imagine … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Bryan Hubbard NASA’S Chandra Finds Fastest Wind from Stellar-Mass Black Hole Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – 16:33 in Astronomy & Space Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have clocked the fastest wind yet discovered blowing off a … Continue reading

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