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Some of Pluto's names may not fly

Some of the best-known names on Pluto — ranging from the Sputnik plains to the Hillary and Norgay mountains and the dark Cthulhu Regio — may never appear on the International Astronomical Union’s maps, due to a tiff over terminology. 130 more words

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Running with the World's Best

This time last year I could count on one hand the number of International trips I had made and I had never been to Europe. I am now getting ready for my 2nd trip to Europe in 6 months and by the end of the year I will have doubled the number of international trips I have made.  789 more words

VVV Survey at XXIX IAU GA

Cristóbal Petrovic at the IAU GA opening ceremony where he was awarded with the Gruber Fellowship

Chien-Cheng Lin (Taiwan) Beijing National University and Dante

Malama Honua Parade (Take care of the Earth) … 229 more words

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Helping Name Exoplanets

Did you know that you can help to name some extrasolar planets? No? Well, you can.

The IAU (International Astronomical Union) is asking for the public’s help in naming the planets that orbit twenty different stars. 228 more words

Science

Are Lower Gold ETF Outflows Helping to Mark a Bottom in Gold?

Each quarterly report on demand trends from the World Gold Council (WGC) shines a different light on aspects of gold. While the overall report shows lower demand and lower supplies for gold in the second quarter of 2015, there may be some good news on the investing front, as far as exchange traded fund (ETF) investors are concerned. 662 more words

Commodities & Metals