Planetoid

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Name: Planetoid
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

Asteroid named ‘Taipei’ to honor city’s contribution

Taipei has been memorialized in the heavens after a newly discovered asteroid was named after the city yesterday.“The asteroid 171381 discovered on July 22, 2006, is to be named ‘Taipei’ to honor the city for its contribution to astronomical research ... [Published Taipei Times Online - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Asteroid 2014 SC324 Zips By Earth Friday Afternoon – Tips on How to See it

Here comes another asteroid! 2014 SC324 will miss Earth by 1.5 times the distance to the Moon early Friday afternoon October 24, 2014. Credit: Gianluca Masi / Software BisqueWhat a roller coaster week it’s been. If partial eclipses and giant sunspots ... [Published Universe Today - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Gamergate's vicious right-wing swell means there can be no neutral stance | Technology

The larger a mass, the greater its gravitational pull. This also applies to social media bandwagons. Gamergate, the months-long online consumer revolt, fomented by anti-feminist reactionaries and loosely held together by a Twitter hashtag, certainly wants ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

New asteroid named after Philippine goddess of lost things

Last month, the Minor Planet Center (MPC)—an international astronomical monitoring agency—published its latest list of approved names for known asteroids. Among these is asteroid 1982XB, which has been given the name (3757) Anagolay, after the ancient ... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Iranian Name, "Homa", Selected for Asteroid

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian name was chosen for an asteroid out of 1500 other names suggested in an international campaign to name LA1986(3988) minor planet.Near Earth Objects (NEO) Project Group of Space Generation Advisory Council held an international ... [Published Fars News Agency - Oct 07 2014]
Entities: Asteroid, Iran, Planetoid
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Plant-inspired robots developed as part of new project

Energy efficient plant-inspired robotic devices are being studied as part of an EU-funded project.Stationary robots that grow their roots to sample the soil or move their leaves to sense the environment, are being studied by Italian researchers, who believe ... [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

TV Review: Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 7: ‘Kill the Moon’

Rating: ★★★★☆Those of you who were keeping an eye on the publicity fluff surrounding this series of Doctor Who would have noticed the theme for the season is, allegedly, “consequences”. Zipping around time and space and fiddling with history is a dangerous ... [Published Nouse.co.uk - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 3 reports

Believe That Pluto Can Be a Planet Again.

D o you believe in miracles? The redemption of Pluto and the long march back to planetdom will be no easy feat, but tentative first steps are being taken . Back in 2006, the International Astronomical Union broke hearts the Solar System over when it decided ... [Published Relevant Magazine - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Wiggins names asteroid after the University of Utah

Local amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins announced last week that he had named the last of five asteroids he discovered earlier in his career — and the name would honor his current employer, the University of Utah.The asteroid, now officially dubbed “Univofutah,” ... [Published Tooele Transcript Bulletin Online - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 3 reports

The People Have Voted: Pluto is a Planet!

Sure looks like a planet: An artist's rendering of Pluto NASA A populist uprising restores a space favorite to the planetary ranks. Will the astronomers listen?When Pluto was hurled from the pantheon of planets back in 2006, it could simply have slinked ... [Published Time - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Geochronology fundamentals

How old is the Earth? Scientists think that the Earth is 4.54 billion years old . Coincidentally, this is the same age as the rest of the planets in the Solar System , as well as the Sun. Of course, it’s not a coincidence; the Sun and the planets all ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 27 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]

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Homa Saman Abadi whose name has been selected for the small planet, said, "I am so happy that my name has been picked. I want to seize the opportunity and express my feelings…. I wished that the planet will bring happiness for anyone who sees it, and it can be the source of peace, joy and pleasure for people on the earth."
"Science historian Dr. Owen Gingerich, who chaired the IAU planet definition committee, presented the historical viewpoint. Dr. Gareth Williams, associate director of the Minor Planet Center, presented the IAU's viewpoint. And Dr. Dimitar Sasselov, director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, presented the exoplanet scientist's viewpoint."

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Asteroid named ‘Taipei’ to honor city’s contrib... [Published Taipei Times Online - 3 hours ago]
Minor planet is officially named 'Taipei': univ... [Published China Post - 8 hours ago]
Minor planet officially named 'Taipei' after di... [Published Focus Taiwan - 18 hours ago]
Asteroid 2014 SC324 Zips By Earth Friday Aftern... [Published Universe Today - Oct 23 2014]
Game changers [Published TechLife - Oct 16 2014]
Gamergate's vicious right-wing swell means ther... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 13 2014]
Gamergate's vicious right-wing swell means ther... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 13 2014]
Asteroid lander seeks clues to how Earth formed [Published Columbus Dispatch - Oct 12 2014]
Sykes: Why isn't Pluto still a planet? [Published AZCentral.com - Oct 11 2014]
[tt] NYTDBR: Edward O. Wilson Explains 'The Mea... [Published TranshumanTech - Oct 11 2014]
Doug Moe: Sky guy flies high [Published Capital Times - Oct 10 2014]
NASA IG Says Planetary Science Senior Review Pr... [Published Space News - Oct 09 2014]
New asteroid named after Philippine goddess of ... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 09 2014]
Throwback: ‘Aliens’ [Published New York Post - Oct 08 2014]
Iranian Name, "Homa", Selected for Asteroid [Published Fars News Agency - Oct 07 2014]
Pluto may be a planet: Your childhood is once a... [Published al.com - Oct 06 2014]
Plant-inspired robots developed as part of new ... [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - Oct 06 2014]
TV Review: Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 7: ‘Kill... [Published Nouse.co.uk - Oct 05 2014]
Comeback for Pluto: Dwarf to be Reinstated as 9... [Published International Business Times India - Oct 05 2014]
Method of Sustainable Fuel-less Terra-forming o... [Published Lifeboat News The Blog - Oct 04 2014]
Is Pluto a Planet Once Again? [Published Inquisitr - Oct 04 2014]
Is Pluto a planet again? Harvard reignites debate [Published Syracuse Online - Oct 03 2014]
What Would you Look at in the Night Sky if You ... [Published Discover Magazine - Oct 03 2014]
Debate sparks discussion about Pluto [Published Collegiate Times - Oct 03 2014]
New attention to Pluto excites Streator [Published InOttawa.com - Oct 03 2014]
Should Pluto regain planet status? A Harvard sc... [Published Salon - Oct 02 2014]
Pluto Is a Planet Again. Sorta. [Published Mashable - Oct 02 2014]
Pluto's planetary status raises rallying cry [Published Mother Nature Network - Oct 02 2014]
Believe That Pluto Can Be a Planet Again. [Published Relevant Magazine - Oct 02 2014]
Wait, what? Pluto a planet again? [Published News Leader - Oct 02 2014]
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[tt] NYTDBR: Edward O. Wilson Explains 'The Mea... [Published TranshumanTech - Oct 11 2014]
Edward O. Wilson Explains 'The Meaning of Human Existence' http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/books/edward-o-wilsons-the-meaning-of-human-existence.html The Ants Go Marching On; So Do WeBooks of The TimesBy DWIGHT GARNERTHE MEANING OF HUMAN EXISTENCEBy ...
Method of Sustainable Fuel-less Terra-forming o... [Published Lifeboat News The Blog - Oct 04 2014]
Terra Forming Venus & Mars by leveraging Asteroids Inspired by: Lifeboat Foundation Both Mars and Venus can be terra-formed to provide Earth-like gravity and atmospheres; Venus with an effort of about 100 years to terra-form the atmosphere, and Mars ...
The People Have Voted: Pluto is a Planet! [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Sep 26 2014]
When Pluto was hurled from the pantheon of planets back in 2006, it could simply have slinked away, accepting its new title of “ dwarf planet ” without a fuss. But thanks to the undying support of its millions of fans —not just schoolchildren, but ...
The People Have Voted: Pluto is a Planet! [Published TIME.com - Sep 26 2014]
When Pluto was hurled from the pantheon of planets back in 2006, it could simply have slinked away, accepting its new title of “ dwarf planet ” without a fuss. But thanks to the undying support of its millions of fans —not just schoolchildren, but ...
Flavors of Nonsense [Published NeuroLogica Blog - Sep 23 2014]
I, like most people, like to categorize things. It helps me keep my mental space organized and tidy. A good system of categorization is also like a framework on which I can hang specific facts and details. Categories are most useful when they reflect ...
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