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Neil Cook
Postdoctoral Researcher, York University Toronto
Postdoctoral Researcher, York University Toronto


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An artist's impression of 2MASS J2126. Credit: University of Hertfordshire / Neil Cook (One of our authors!) A team of astronomers in the UK, USA and Australia have found a lonely
planet, until now thought to be a free floating or lonely planet, in a

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visit to E2V
Hello Everyone, We will be running a visit to E2V on Monday 17th November. This event is free to paid PhySoc members. It is on a first come first served basis and the first 14 people to message me will get a space. Either on here or jess...

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2015 we will again offer three internship programs: RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), RISE professional and RISE worldwide. RISE has established itself ...

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Hubble Time-lapse Catches Stunning Stellar Explosion (VIDEO)
The Hubble Space Telescope captured the stellar explosion of V838 Monocerotis over the course of four years. Then scientists combined the footage into this stunning time-lapse. The event was first observed in early 2002.  The first initial flash of light wa...

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219 million stars: a detailed catalogue of the visible Milky Way
A density map of part of the Milky Way disk, constructed from IPHAS data.
The axes show galactic latitude and longitude, coordinates that relate
to the position of the centre of the galaxy. The mapped data are the
counts of stars detected in i, the longe...

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GAIA discovers its first supernova
While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away. For more click here .

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Has the mystery of really strange Hot Jupiter orbits been solved?
Credit: Cornell University/N.Storch, K.Anderson, D.Lai A hot jupiter is a large jupiter like planet orbting another star. As well as being a lot closer than people thought they could be another problem was why they had such weird orbits - very ellipical, un...

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Distant Oasis
Europa's frozen, fissured surface, seen here in a colorized mosaic image from the Galileo spacecraft, hides a liquid ocean that may hold all the ingredients needed for life. This site provides a really unique look at Europa...  http://www.nationalgeographic...

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Our address... updated
The Earth, 3 The Solar System, The Milky Way, Laniakea Never heard of Laniakea? It's our home super cluster. This video is stunning so I will say no more, it's a must watch!

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