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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘University of Hawaii’

Asteroid in 2040 Will Miss the Earth, Just Barely

An asteroid discovered just last year and given tentative 1 in 500 odds of hitting the Earth in February 2040 is now no longer a danger to the planet, according to astronomers. Data gathered using the Gemini North telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii has confirmed that asteroid 2011 AG5 will not be slamming into Earth. Astronomers at the University of …

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NASA Simulations Show How Wide Binary Stars Could Form

Scientists with NASA‘s Astrobiology Institute team at the University of Hawaii have used computer simulations to reveal what causes binary stars to form. The researchers have concluded through their research that the widest binary star systems began as three stars, rather than two. To determine this, the scientists ran 180,000 simulations of the motions of newborn triple stars still shrouded …

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