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Massive transiting planet with 31-hour year found around distant star

Flagstaff, Ariz - A team of astronomers with the Transatlantic Exoplanet Survey today announce the discovery of their third planet, TrES-3. It is an unusual planet because it orbits its parent star in just 31 hours.

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ATK and NASA Successfully Test First Solar Sail Propulsion System

ATK, Tue May 10, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Minneapolis, MN - Alliant Techsystems and NASA have successfully tested the functional deployment and
attitude control of an ultra-lightweight, high-performing solar sail propulsion system.

Italian, US Cosmologists Present Explanation For Accelerating Expansion Of The Universe

Istituto Nazionale Di Fisica Nucleare, Mon March 28, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Italy - Why is the universe expanding at an accelerating rate, spreading its contents over ever greater dimensions of space? An original solution to this puzzle, certainly the most fascinating question in modern cosmology, has been put forward by four theoretical physicists, Edward W. Kolb of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Chicago (USA): Sabino Matarrese of the University of Padova; Alessio Notari from the University of Montreal (Canada); and Antonio Riotto of INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) of Padova (Italy). Their study has been submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters.

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