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2012 International Astronomical Union General Assembly

Science News’ coverage of the IAU meeting held August 20-21 in Beijing

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Friday, August 24, 2012


Black hole’s annual feast begins

Astronomers offer explanations for source of light around an object with an unusual yearly behavior.
By Nadia Drake | Read more

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Exoplanet pair orbits two stars

The Kepler spacecraft catches two exoplanets around a binary star system, with one planet in the habitable zone.
By Nadia Drake | Read more

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


News in Brief: Highlights from the IAU Meeting

A collection of reports from the 28th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, Beijing.
By Nadia Drake | Read more

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Stars' missing elements could signal lurking small planets

The sun's chemistry suggests some other good places to hunt for rocky orbs.
By Nadia Drake | Read more

Friday, August 31, 2012


Another potentially habitable world emerges

The newfound planet orbits a common type of dwarf star, suggesting even more may be out there.
By Nadia Drake | Read more


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Tuesday, August 21, 2012


On the Scene : Weird pulsars debut at Beijing astronomy meeting

Newfound oddities challenge researchers’ imaginations.
By Nadia Drake | Read more


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