Planetoid

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First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

How Do You Define a Planet? Pluto Gets a Boost

As NASA's New Horizons probe closes in on its rendezvous with Pluto , astronomers revisited the dwarf planet — not physically, but conceptually. Experts discussed the International Astronomical Union's decision in 2006 to take the icy world out of the ... [Published NBCNews.com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Debate on "What Is a Planet?" to Be Webcast on 18 September

In 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) voted on the definition of a “planet” and booted Pluto out of the club, confusion resulted. Was a “dwarf planet” a small planet or something else? Was a “dwarf fruit tree” a small tree or something ... [Published SpaceRef - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

All-New Episodes of “STEM Journals” with Host Geoff Notkin Airing Now

Tucson, AZ, September 16, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Four all-new episodes of the award-winning educational TV series "STEM Journals" will air on consecutive Sundays during September and October, starting on September 14 and continuing through October 5, 2014. ... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

Musical meals at Chesterfield Day School

By: Bonnie KruegerPosted 09/15/14 5:00 pm / no commentsAlumnus Austin G. Smith returned to perform with his band, Roots of A Rebellion (R.O.A.R) during all lunch periods on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Chesterfield Day School.Austin G. Smith (far right) with ... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Mustangs bring home season’s first big win

By: Warren MayesPosted 09/15/14 4:00 pm / no commentsMarquette’s lady Mustang golfersThe Marquette Mustangs girls golf team won the first major tournament of the season when they captured the Summit Invitational championship at the Falls Golf Club.Marquette’s ... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Astrology: Time for any hurt to heal

What your stars hold for you the week of September 14 - 20If you think of the planets as a cosmic clock, it’s time to think about love and money.Venus (the planet of love and money ) is activated twice this week. First, she connects to dwarf planet Pluto, ... [Published Body And Soul - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Innovation in Africa is driving change, says leading trends analyst

He told the seventh annual Green Building Convention in Cape Town that a wave of innovation was sweeping through Africa, with ideas being sparked from Kenya to Egypt.Chang said innovations were springing up, such as in Nairobi, where the Silicon Savannah ... [Published Engineering News - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

How do planets form?

We have a pretty good idea of how planets form around stars. We know that dust is formed from the remnants of supernovae, that protoplanetary disks of dust form around young stars, and that dust grains can clump together to form pebbles. We also know ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 2 reports

Small asteroid to pass ‘very close to Earth’ Sunda...

NASA/JPL-Caltech This graphic depicts the orbit of asteroid ‘2014 RC’ around the sun. The house-sized asteroid will safely fly past Earth Sunday afternoon, September 7, at a distance equivalent to about one-tenth of the distance between Earth and the ... [Published New York Daily News - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

BHA still mulling action over Jim Bests Planetoid win 15 months ago

Regulator still considering three other Best winners Trainer denies backing latest controversial winner Continue reading... ... [Published Guardian.co.uk Sports News - Sep 04 2014]
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First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Draculas plays Ralph's Sept. 5

There's a sort of thick, in-your-face brand of rock 'n' roll that seems as though it's becoming an endangered species, the kind that's both muscular and melodic, that has a touch of melodrama and brashness, all buoyed by solid, straight-forward guitar ... [Published Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Astronomers scramble for obs on new comet

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backupIt's too early to be certain, but with confirmation of a new, possibly near-Earth comet slated for a pass in early January 2015, sky-watchers will be working hard to calculate just how close it's going to co ... [Published The Register - Aug 20 2014]

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...When a straw vote was taken at the end, Sasselov's definition won out — and so did Pluto. Here's a condensed version of Sasselov's definition: "A planet is the smallest spherical lump of matter than formed around stars or stellar remnants. Pluto IS a planet." Does that do it for you? Check out the archived webcast for the blow-by-blow
...After the presentations, the audience at Phillips Auditorium will vote on what a planet is or isn't, and whether Pluto is in or out. "And just like the IAU, you have to be present to cast your ballot" the Center for Astrophysics says. Results will be announced Friday
...demand our attention: Did you know that our "sun loses material from its surface at a rate of 200 million tons per second," which is a rate that "happens to closely match the rate at which water flows through the Amazon Basin?" But when the authors aren't threading the text with toe-curling trivia, the text can get monotonous. The lack of art is palpable
This diary is part of a series titled "Written in Bone: Tales From the Evolution of Life on Earth."

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How Do You Define a Planet? Pluto Gets a Boost [Published NBCNews.com - 1 hour ago]
How Do You Define a Planet? Debaters Revisit Pluto [Published NBCNews.com - 5 hours ago]
Debate on "What Is a Planet?" to Be Webcast on ... [Published SpaceRef - 6 hours ago]
All-New Episodes of “STEM Journals” with Host G... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Sep 16 2014]
Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed seeking more Adve... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 16 2014]
Wildwood Council to vote on proposal for 20-ho... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 16 2014]
Ellisville code changes raise objections [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 16 2014]
Port wins first round of match play, advances t... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 16 2014]
EPA updates Wildwood Council, citizens on dioxi... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 16 2014]
Suggestion to add ‘In God We Trust’ to Ballwin ... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 16 2014]
News Briefs: Ballwin urged to equip police with... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 16 2014]
Mustangs bring home season’s first big win [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 15 2014]
Business: ‘Store of the Future’ opens [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 15 2014]
Big Chief brings food fresh from the backyard g... [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 15 2014]
Musical meals at Chesterfield Day School [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 15 2014]
Minor planet named after Chesterfield resident [Published Newsmagazine Network - Sep 15 2014]
Astrology: Time for any hurt to heal [Published Body And Soul - Sep 14 2014]
Innovation in Africa is driving change, says le... [Published Engineering News - Sep 12 2014]
Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Made of Star Stuff, but ... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Sep 10 2014]
NASA Identifying Candidate Asteroids for Redire... [Published Space Fellowship - Sep 09 2014]
Written in Bone: The Murtchison Meteorite [Published Daily Kos - Sep 09 2014]
How do planets form? [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 09 2014]
Asteroid passes within 40,000 kilometers of Earth [Published Examiner.com - Sep 09 2014]
Asteroid, "the size of a house", passes close t... [Published Individual.com - Sep 08 2014]
An Asteroid Discovered Just Days Ago Is Zipping... [Published Business Insider - Sep 05 2014]
Small asteroid to pass ‘very close to Earth’ Su... [Published New York Daily News - Sep 05 2014]
House-sized asteroid to pass by Earth this Sunday [Published GMA News Online - Sep 05 2014]
BHA still mulling action over Jim Bests Planeto... [Published Guardian.co.uk Sports News - Sep 04 2014]
Small Asteroid to Safely Pass Close to Earth Su... [Published Space Fellowship - Sep 04 2014]
Draculas plays Ralph's Sept. 5 [Published Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Sep 04 2014]
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All-New Episodes of “STEM Journals” with Host G... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Sep 16 2014]
Tucson, AZ, September 16, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Four all-new episodes of the award-winning educational TV series "STEM Journals" will air on consecutive Sundays during September and October, starting on September 14 and continuing through October 5, 2014. ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Made of Star Stuff, but ... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Sep 10 2014]
Like Cosmos, Only in Print and Kind of Dullby Paul Constant You can't argue with Neil deGrasse Tyson's appeal. The celebrity astrophysicist (and let's just take a moment to marvel at those two words) recently fronted Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a relaunch ...
"Meteorite Men" Star Geoff Notkin Unveiling Exh... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Jun 17 2014]
Tucson, AZ, June 17, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Television host and meteorite expert Geoff Notkin will be at Challenger Space Center Arizona on Saturday, June 28 to unveil several new pieces being added to his exhibit, "They Came From Outer Space." The event ...
From 9 to 8 to… 10? [Published Right Thinking - Jun 13 2014]
WTF? After they demoted Pluto to a planetoid, are they about to tell us that there are two other planets in our solar system ? Remember when they told us we had 9 planets in our solar system and that was settled? Let me tell you something: science is ...
The Worldship of 1953 [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 12 2014]
Les Shepherd’s 1952 paper “Interstellar Flight” appears in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society,” a fitting place given Shepherd’s active involvement in the organization. He would, in fact, serve the BIS as its chairman, first succeeding ...
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