Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Thursday 14 October 2010
One of the BBC's most popular weathermen is to be removed from an on-screen role as part of cost-cutting measures, it was revealed today.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Mystery at the top of the world: Did George Mallory make it to the summit of Everest before he died?
Friday 27 August 2010
Thursday 26 August 2010
Britain's unpredictable weather is being deployed in images used as a security measure to help protect the next generation of UK passports from forgers.
Monday 23 August 2010
Parts of Britain were hit by torrential rain and gale force winds today as summer looked to have come to a rude end.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Sunday 25 July 2010
The ash cloud that stranded hundreds of thousands of passengers, threatened to blight a summer of air travel and turn 2010 into one long winter has, er, disappeared.
Thursday 15 July 2010
Folklore says today's rain heralds 40 days of downpours - and forecasters have not dismissed the possibility.
Monday 21 June 2010
Widespread flooding in southern China has caused 175 deaths, with 107 people missing and more storms expected, the government said today.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Massive flooding in southern China has killed 132 people and forced 860,000 to flee their homes, and more storms are on the way, the government said today.
Monday 07 June 2010
A news report says the death toll from flooding and rain-triggered landslides in southern China has climbed to 53 after the bodies of all missing people were recovered.
Thursday 27 May 2010
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu today, triggering a tsunami warning for the area, officials said.
Monday 24 May 2010
Officials in Iceland say there is very little activity at the Eyjafjöll volcano but that it is too early to say whether the eruption that has disrupted global air travel is over. Iceland's Meteorological Office has said that "the eruption activity is minimal".
Wednesday 07 April 2010
A 7.7 earthquake shook Indonesia's northwest island of Sumatra early today, triggering a small tsunami, snapping power lines and sending panicked residents rushing for higher ground.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
A major storm has caused widespread flooding, collapsed roofs and power cuts to 150,000 customers in the western Australian city of Perth.
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