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Where will be the next "Chelyabinsk" event?


Are we in meteor fireball season?  This seems to be the case after the recent reports of large fireballs appearing in the sky of places as far as Detroit (USA) and Hong Kong (China).  

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Saving exomoons



For more than 15 years it has been thought that large exomoons around close-in giant planets could face a terrible fate.  

Paper accepted for publication in MNRAS.

Also available in the arXiv.

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Exorings on the Horizon


Astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of Antioquia (Medellin-Colombia), have devised a novel method for identifying rings around extrasolar planets (exorings). The method is relatively simple and can be used to rapidly analyze large photometric database and find a list of exoring candidates.

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