1. Cat Eye Nebula


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    (Colors processed and Video created by Exoplanet.sg) Look like a cat's eye, this beautiful planetary nebula is one of the most complex planetary nebulae. It has eleven rings of glowing gas created at an interval of 1,500 years. Planetary nebulae are created at the final phase of a dying red giant stars. Regular convulsion ejected concentric rings of gases into space. Cat's Eye nebula located 3,000 light-years away in the constellation Draco (The Dragon), discovered by William Herschel in 1786. The inner structures are far more complex and not well understood by astronomers. In about 5 billion years, our own Sun will suffer the same fate and ended its final stage of evolution as a planetary nebula. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIT/J.Kastner et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Colors processed and Video created by: Exoplanet.sg

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    • ScienceCasts: Worlds within Worlds


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      Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen evaporating from a Neptune-sized planet named GJ 436b. The planet’s atmosphere is evaporating because of extreme irradiation from its parent star.

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      • x0 Planet Holgraphic Projection - Movement 1


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        One of the audio/visual motifs from the holographic projection x0 Planet by artist Jaden J A Hastings. Lumen Exhibition, London, UK, December 2014

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        • New Amazing Exoplanet Discovery - 51 Eridani b


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          51 Eridani b is the smallest exoplanet we’ve ever obtained direct images of, and it could help explain how star systems form their attendant planets. Exoplanet 51 Eridani b just set a record. It’s the smallest planet we've managed to take a direct image of, despite being twice the size of Jupiter.

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          • Exoplanet β Pic b orbiting β Pictoris


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            A series of images taken between November 2013 to April 2015 with the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) on the Gemini South telescope in Chile shows the exoplanet β Pic b orbiting the star β Pictoris, which lies over 60 light-years from Earth. In the images, the star is at the centre of the left-hand edge of the frame; it is hidden by the Gemini Planet Imager’s coronagraph. We are looking at the planet’s orbit almost edge-on; the planet is closer to the Earth than the star. The images are based on observations described in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, 16 September 2015 and whose lead author is Maxwell Millar-Blanchaer. GPI is a groundbreaking instrument that was developed by an international team led by Stanford University’s Prof. Bruce Macintosh (a U of T alumnus) and the University of California Berkeley’s Prof. James Graham (former director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, U of T). Image credit: M. Millar-Blanchaer, University of Toronto; F. Marchis, SETI Institute

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            • Projet François K: MONTAGE-COMPLET-v01


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              Hi/Allô! My friend Frank sent me an electronic-ambient musical piece, I loved it. He had a general idea and concept for his video, but I took an inter-planetary "detour", that he did not expect. We changed things quite a bit (we are now at version 4), the space-probe's visuals have been removed, and they will be used in the second video to be produced when the first one is done. The final version for this clip will be uploaded as soon as it is ready. Mon ami Frank m'a envoyé une pièce musicale géniale. Il avait une idée en tête, un concept général pour son vidéo-clip, mais j'ai pris une tangente inter-planétaire qu'il n'avait pas anticipé. Nous avons rectifié le tir, les éléments visuels de la sonde spatiale qui sont retirés seront insérés dans le 2è clip (la production du 2è clip ne commencera pas avant que le premier clip ne soit terminé). Le projet est encore en cours, la version finale sera "uploadée" aussitôt terminée. Martin Poirier

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              • Simulated fly-by of the 51 Eridani star and planet system


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                The simulated fly-by of the 51 Eridani star and planet system begins with the view of the sky showing the location of the star near the constellation Orion visible in the northern hemisphere winter. The young star 51 Eridani is 100 light-years from the Sun and a Jupiter-like planet is directly imaged in the infrared in an orbit similar in size to the Sun-Saturn distance. The star also has indirect evidence of belts of rocky debris orbiting closer and farther to the the star than the

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                • 60 Minutes in Space - July 2015


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                  Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. July 2015 – Ka Chun Yu and Steve Lee are our presenters this month. Ka Chun begins with a look at the recent NASA announcement from the Kepler mission. Mission scientists have confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone -- the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet -- of a G2-type star, like our sun. Next, Steve Lee brings us the latest mission news. He has updates on the Dawn mission to dwarf planet Ceres, the recent Soyuz launch carrying Expedition 44 crewmembers to the ISS, New Horizon’s Pluto encounter, and finally, the latest on Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity.

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                  • Twin Solar System Has Jupiter-like World, Similar Sun | Space Video


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                    More space news and info at: http://www.coconutsciencelab.com - astronomers using the ESO 3.6-meter telescope have identified a planet just like Jupiter orbiting at the same distance from a Sun-like star, HIP 11915. According to current theories, the formation of Jupiter-mass planets plays an important role in shaping the architecture of planetary systems. The existence of a Jupiter-mass planet in a Jupiter-like orbit around a Sun-like star opens the possibility that the system of planets around this star may be similar to our own Solar System. HIP 11915 is about the same age as the Sun and its composition suggests that there may also be rocky planets orbiting closer to the star. Please rate and comment, thanks! Credits: ESO, IAU, Sky & Telescope, L. Benassi, M. Kornmesser Edited by Coconut Science Lab

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                    • Artist’s Impression of a Jupiter twin orbiting HIP 11915


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                      An artist’s impression showing a newly discovered Jupiter twin gas giant orbiting the solar twin star, HIP 11915. The planet is of a very similar mass to Jupiter and orbits at the same distance from its star as Jupiter does from the Sun. This, together with HIP 11915’s Sun-like composition, hints at the possibility of the system of planets orbiting HIP 11915 bearing a resemblance to our own Solar System, with smaller rocky planets orbiting closer to the host star. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1529a/ Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

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