Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Wednesday 18 May 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
This April has been the hottest since records began, and the fourth sunniest April in the past 100 years. However, as is often the case with the UK's unpredictable climate, the good weather will not last for long. Meteorologists say the fine weather this month will be followed by a showery May.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
Workers were evacuated from two nuclear plants yesterday as Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Britain enjoyed the warmest day of the year today, with forecasters predicting Mediterranean temperatures for the weekend.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
The stratospheric ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the Sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, has been damaged to its greatest-ever extent over the Arctic this winter.
Friday 25 March 2011
The search for bodies and survivors of this month's huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan is being hampered by growing fears of radiation leaking from the stricken nuclear plant in Fukushima.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Fallout from Japan's damaged nuclear plant is expected to reach Europe this week, but experts say the particles will be minuscule.
Whatever the weather: Rain and snow for 190 days a year – then summer sun transforms St Petersburg
Saturday 19 March 2011
St Petersburg is situated along the shores of the Neva Bay in the Gulf of Finland; it has a continental climate, moderated somewhat by the Baltic Sea. Because of the city's northerly latitude it experiences a huge variation in daylight hours during the year, ranging from six – in midwinter – to 19 hours a day. Twilight may last all night in early summer, from mid-May to mid-July, and this celebrated time is known as the White Nights.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Japanese officials are struggling with a growing nuclear crisis and the threat of multiple meltdowns, two days after the country's north-eastern coast was savaged by a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
Thursday 03 February 2011
A cyclone believed to be the most powerful ever to strike Australia battered towns and tourist centres on the north Queensland coast, with winds of 186 mph ripping buildings apart and cutting power.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
The impact of devastating floods that tore through Pakistan last summer affecting more than 20m people and leaving more than 1,500 dead, could have been greatly reduced if information gathered by weather monitors in Europe about imminent rains had been shared with the authorities in Islamabad.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
A volcano in southern Japan erupted today with its biggest explosion yet, shooting out a huge plume of gas, boulders and ash and breaking windows five miles away.
Monday 31 January 2011
A cyclone raced raced toward Australia's flood-ravaged northeast yesterday, rattling nerves in a region that has already suffered billions of dollars of damage from a months-long crisis.
Sunday 30 January 2011
A cyclone raced toward Australia's flood-ravaged northeast, rattling nerves in a region that has already suffered billions of dollars worth of damage from a monthslong crisis.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site on Friday
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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