astronomy

HAT-P-7b A fascinating Planet Where It rains Rubies And Sapphires-1

HAT-P-7b: A fascinatingly-unique planet with clouds of rubies and sapphires

Scientists from  UK's University of Warwick have just uncovered a unique planet blessed with the proverbial 'shower' of gemstones. Situated beyond our solar system some 1,000 light-years away from Earth, this ginormous, Jupiter-like celestial body is believed to be surrounded by clouds containing the same mineral that forms rubies and sapphires. (more…)









Researchers Use Astronomy To Date Sappho's 2,500-Year-Old Poem-2

Astronomers date Sappho’s 2,500-year-old poem by looking at the Pleiades star cluster

Using highly-specialized astronomical software, a team of scientists has managed to accurately date "Midnight Poem", a work by lyric poet Sappho. The poem, according to the researchers, describes the night sky in Greece, some 2,500 years ago. Recently published in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, the paper, titled "Seasonal dating of Sappho's 'Midnight…



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