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  Planet Feed Reader
Planet is an awesome 'river of news' feed reader.
Planet is currently under regular development, the latest code can be obtained using Bazaar.
Planet may be used, modified, copied and distributed under the same terms as Python.
www.planetplanet.org   (171 words)

  
  Home Planet Release 3.3a
Panel showing positions of planets and a selected asteroid or comet, both geocentric and from the observer's location.
The “Full” version of Home Planet includes everything in the Lite edition, plus the larger databases, images, and sound files, which increase the size of the download to more than 13 megabytes—more than many people are comfortable downloading on dial-up connections.
It used to be included with Home Planet, but has been broken out into a separate package to reduce download time for Home Planet users who have no interest in the screen saver.
www.fourmilab.ch /homeplanet/homeplanet.html   (2124 words)

  
  Ocean Planet Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ocean Planet, premiered at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History from April 1995 to April 1996, where it attracted nearly two million visitors.
Learn more about the project by reading an overview of the exhibition, a message from the curator, or a copy of the final report which presents information about visitation, educational programming and materials, publicity, and the results of the visitor studies.
Learn about the variety of educational materials associated with Ocean Planet, including a set of lessons and marine science activities which adapt several themes of the exhibition for use in the middle and high school classroom.
seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov /ocean_planet.html   (172 words)

  
  Planet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uranian planets, or ice giants, are a sub-class of gas giants, distinguished from true Jovians by their depletion in hydrogen and helium and a significant composition of rock and ice.
The planet, a gas giant slightly larger than Jupiter, orbits the main star of the HD 188753 system, in the constellation Cygnus, and is hence known as HD 188753 Ab.
Smaller terrestrial planets lose most of their atmospheres due to this accretion, but the lost gases can be replaced by outgassing from the mantle and from the subsequent impact of comets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Planet   (3338 words)

  
 Planet
All the currently accepted planets in the solar system are named after Roman gods, except for Uranus (named after a Greek god) and the Earth, which was not seen as a planet by the ancients but rather the centre of the universe.
No interstellar planet is known to date, but their existence is considered a likely hypothesis based on computer simulations of the origin and evolution of planetary systems, which often include the ejection of bodies of significant mass.
Phoenix Planet - was one of the earlier names for the discovered pulsar planets, as in a possibility of rising from the ashes of the supernova's dust.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/p/pl/planet.html   (2995 words)

  
 Planet aggregator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computing, Planet is a FOSS web feed aggregator written in Python and maintained by Jeff Waugh and Scott James Remnant.
The concept behind Planet is becoming broader than the original application as other similar projects appear, implemented with the use of other programming languages; examples include MetaPlanet, written in PHP.
These planets are often built from the weblogs of members of a specific group or clique, e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Planet_aggregator   (257 words)

  
 Planet -- Frequently Asked Questions
Planet Inc. was founded in 1989 by Stefan Jacob, who at the time was living on a small island near Vancouver, British Columbia.
Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry is not generally recommended for use in front-loading washers because the detergent is typically quite sudsy.
Planet doesn't have the buying power of the larger companies, so we would be forced to buy paper cups at very high costs.
www.planetinc.com /faq.htm   (4917 words)

  
 What is PLANET?
Continous PLANET observations of this effect resulted in a measurement of the limb-darkening, or dimming of the light coming from edges of the stellar surface, for the first time in a star so distant.
Microlensing monitoring is also a powerful means of searching for extra-solar planets: just as with binary lenses, the caustic patterns arising from the complicated lens geometry of a planetary system can induce sharp peaks (few hours to few days) in the microlensing light curve.
With the beginning of the 2005 season, PLANET is joining forces with the UK-operated robotic telescope network RoboNet1.0 performing microlensing observations at the Liverpool 2.0m (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain) and the Faulkes North 2.0m (Maui, Hawaii, USA) as well as the Faulkes South 2.0m (Siding Spring, Australia) as soon as it becomes operational.
planet.iap.fr /onplanet.html   (1008 words)

  
 Smallest Extrasolar Planet Found - Planetary News | The Planetary Society
The vast majority of the extrasolar planets discovered so far have been detected by the spectroscopic method -- the slight changes in the light spectrum of a star as it wobbles to the tug of an orbiting planet.
If a planet is positioned close enough to the lensing star so that it crosses one of the two light streams emanating from the source star, the planet's own gravity bends the light stream and temporarily produces a third image of the source star.
For planet hunters, such spikes are the telltale signs of the presence of a planet.
www.planetary.org /news/2006/0126_Discovery_of_Small_Distant_Planet.html   (1576 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Two Neptune-Mass Planets Found, Earth-Size Worlds Next
Planet hunters have found two worlds roughly the mass of Neptune, each orbiting a star within 30 light-years of our solar system.
The planets are likely gaseous or mixtures of ice and rock, but they might be barren rock worlds like Mercury.
The planets were found using a Doppler-shift method that notes a wobble in a star caused by the gravity of the orbiting planet.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/exoplanet_pair_040831.html   (1076 words)

  
 Pluto   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pluto is usually farther from the Sun than any of the nine planets; however, due to the eccentricity of its orbit, it is closer than Neptune for 20 years out of its 249 year orbit.
Although it is common for a satellite to travel in a synchronous orbit with its planet, Pluto is the only planet to rotate synchronously with the orbit of its satellite.
The map, which covers 85% of the planet's surface, confirms that Pluto has a dark equatorial belt and bright polar caps, as inferred from ground-based light curves obtained during the mutual eclipses that occurred between Pluto and its satellite Charon in the late 1980s.
www.solarviews.com /eng/pluto.htm   (1731 words)

  
 NASA - NASA-Funded Scientists Discover Tenth Planet
The planet was discovered using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif. The discovery was announced today by planetary scientist Dr. Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., whose research is partly funded by NASA.
The planet is a typical member of the Kuiper belt, but its sheer size in relation to the nine known planets means that it can only be classified as a planet, Brown said.
A name for the new planet has been proposed by the discoverers to the International Astronomical Union, and they are awaiting the decision of this body before announcing the name.
www.nasa.gov /vision/universe/solarsystem/newplanet-072905.html   (469 words)

  
 NASA - 10th Planet Discovered
The planet, which hasn't been officially named yet, was found by Brown and colleagues using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory near San Diego.
This places the new planet more or less in the Kuiper Belt, a dark realm beyond Neptune where thousands of small icy bodies orbit the sun.
The planet was discovered by, in addition to Brown, Chad Trujillo, of the Gemini Observatory in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and David Rabinowitz, of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2005/29jul_planetx.htm?list75482   (553 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Object Bigger than Pluto Discovered, Called 10th Planet
This time-lapse image of a newfound planet in our solar system, called 2003UB313, was taken on Oct. 21, 2003, using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif. The planet, circled in red, is seen moving across a field of stars.
The debate actually stretches back more than five years and is rooted in the fact that astronomers have never had a definition for the word "planet," because the nine we knew seemed obvious.
The reflectiveness of the new planet is not known, however, which is why the estimate of its diameter ranges from one to two times the size of Pluto.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/050729_new_planet.html   (1493 words)

  
 New Planet
The dwarf planet is the most distant object ever seen in orbit around the sun, even more distant than Sedna, the planetoid discovered almost 2 years ago.
Such a measurement is possible by measuring the mass of the planet by looking at the way its moon goes around it and then dividing this mass by the volume (which we know because we know the size).
The new planet is on an orbit that could be described in similar terms; half of the time it is in the vicinity of Pluto and half of the time much further away.
www.gps.caltech.edu /~mbrown/planetlila   (5742 words)

  
 Captain Planet
If you were that intelligent, you would've disabled the Planeteers instead of locking them up, and you would've realized that trying to base your life on a business that's going to attract Captain Planet's wrath is a fruitless undertaking, since the Captain has the power of teamwork and nature to foil your fiendish schemes.
Planet, but none compare to the evil that is Zarm, an alien being defeated by Gaia long ago.
In the intro to the show, while the theme song plays, each of the planeteers demonstrates their special abilities, reminding the viewer of exactly who they are.
www.themelesswonder.com /planet.htm   (1281 words)

  
 Much ado about Pluto
It is the only planetary orbit which crosses that of another planet (Neptune), and it is tilted 17 degress with respect to the plane of the solar system.
Except for Pluto, all of the outer planets -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune -- are gaseous giants.
It seems that Pluto is a sentimental favorite to remain a planet among both scientists and the public.
science.nasa.gov /newhome/headlines/ast17feb99_1.htm   (1376 words)

  
 Planet CCRMA at home
Planet CCRMA is easy to install and maintain, it can be installed and upgraded over the network from the Planet CCRMA apt repository or its mirrors, or from cdroms you can download from this site.
Planet CCRMA News mailing list to receive timely notices of updated or new packages.
Planet CCRMA mailing list to ask questions about the package collection.
ccrma.stanford.edu /planetccrma/software   (195 words)

  
 Planet -- Recycled Paper Towel & Bathroom Tissue
Planet's paper products are made with 100% recycled paper, minimum 80% post-consumer content.
Planet Recycled Bathroom Tissue is an ideal choice for use with your septic systems and for outdoor situations such as camping and boating, as it breaks down quickly once disposed of.
Paper Towels: Planet Recycled Paper Towels are suitable for use in a wide variety of cleaning situations.
www.planetinc.com /paper.htm   (511 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: New definition boots Pluto from exclusive planet club
In a stunning reversal, astronomers who were ready to expand the solar system's number of planets by three last week voted to shrink it Thursday instead, stripping Pluto of its status as a planet.
Pluto, which was discovered in 1930 and survived several swipes at its stature over the years, has been given a new label: "dwarf planet," a separate and lesser category of solar-system resident.
In addition to Pluto, the members of the new "dwarf" group are Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system, and 2003 UB313, a recently discovered Pluto-size orb that holds the record as the most distant object orbiting the sun.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2003224343_pluto25.html   (763 words)

  
 Animal Planet - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
The Quest is on about once a month and they put together a show showing the research they have done on endangered speices of the ocean.
Jonathan has been watching Half Tail for seven years and after a long period of time has returned to Africa and really wanted to check on her progress, he really has a passion for this one cat.
The show provides interesting facts about zoo animals and what zoo life is all about and the pros and cons of being a zookeeper.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Television/Animal-Planet-9480.html   (1419 words)

  
 Lonely Planet: the world's best guidebooks, travel advice and information
Lonely Planet: the world's best guidebooks, travel advice and information
From one turkey to another In the tradition of Thanksgiving, George W. Bush has bestowed a presidential pardon on…
No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.
www.lonelyplanet.com   (208 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Space telescope to hunt planets
The space telescope will monitor about 120,000 stars for tiny dips in brightness that result from planets passing across their faces.
This is a rare event - it relies on the chance alignment of the star and the planet with Earth.
The satellite is the first of a number of spacecraft that will hunt and study distant planets over the next few years.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/6203161.stm   (576 words)

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