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from Wildlife Promise Up past our northern border is one of the most important wild ecosystems on earth: the Canadian boreal forest.
First published Fri Sep 19, 2008
HD 10180 is a star that’s nearly the Sun’s twin: it’s very close in mass, temperature, brightness, and even chemical content of our friendly neighborhood star. But in this case of stellar sibling rivalry, HD 10180 may have the upper hand: a new analysis of observations of the star indicate it may have nine planets! In a new report accepted for publication in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics , an astronomer re-analyzed data of the star taken with the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), an exquisitely high-precision camera mounted on a 3.6 meter telescope in Chile. HARPS has been observing HD 10180 for years; the star is a mere 130 light years away, making it bright and easy to study. The observations look to see if the star exhibits a periodic shift in its light: a Doppler shift as planets circle it , tugging it one way and another.
To understand the Nakshatra-sequence, let’s look at its building-blocks, the three gunas. The three gunas are the three basic aspects of Manifestation, and are described as Sattva or coalescence, Rajas or rotation, and Tamas or dissolution.
Open net cage salmon farming is one serious risk (Credit: GoBot via Flickr). By Jay Ritchlin, Western Region Director
Dammit, Banksy is a legend.