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Brown Dwarfs Feature Powerful Auroras Like Planets

In a finding that shows that brown dwarfs, often referred to as failed stars, have more in common with regular planets than might otherwise be expected, researchers have found that brown dwarfs are home to powerful auroral phenomena near their poles. Show More Summary

Parents of Aurora Shooting Victim Face Bankruptcy

Parents of Aurora shooting victim face bankruptcy; over $200k in court feesThe parents of Aurora theater shooting victim Jessica Gowe are being forced to pay the legal fees of an ammunition company that sold bullets used in the attack. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips explain the situation on NewsNation.

Mega-Strong Aurorae Discovered on Distant ‘Failed Stars’

Astronomers have found powerful aurorae around the magnetic poles of the giant, mysterious celestial bodies known as brown dwarfs.

Powerful aurora discovered on brown dwarf may help characterize distant exoplanets

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The discovery of a powerful aurora surrounding a distant failed star may in future aid astronomers in their hunt for habitable planets. The aurora is the first to be discovered around a brown dwarf, known as LSRJ 1835+3259 (LSRJ). It's...Show More Summary

Windows 10, Amazon Aurora Make Small Biz Headlines

For a lot of PC users this week, anticipation grew around the release of a new operating system, Windows 10. That big release from Microsoft topped the headlines. Check out that and more in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.

Parents Of Aurora Shooting Victim Speak To Maddow About Six-Figure Judgement Against Them

This story just frosts me every time I think about it. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips lost their daughter in the Aurora Theater massacre, mostly because the bullets pouring out of James Holmes' AR-15 were armor-piercing bullets, so the seats...Show More Summary

Amazon Aurora MySQL Database Engine for Amazon RDS Now Available

Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible, highly scalable relational database engine designed to deliver 99.99% availability. Aurora is part of the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), a cloud service that allows users to easily set up and manage relational databases.

Online weapon sales loophole targeted by Aurora victim's parents

Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter was killed in the shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, talk with Rachel Maddow about challenging the...

"Failed Stars" Host Stunningly Bright Auroras

Astronomers have spotted the first aurora ever in an object beyond our Solar System and it’s not coming from a planet, but from a “failed star”.

Stop Giving Mass Shooters the Celebrity They Crave

First there was Columbine, then Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook, then there was Fort Hood followed by Chattanooga, and then there was Aurora, CO followed by Lafayette, LA. The pattern of copycat mass shootings is clear, but what is less obvious is how the media has been inadvertently inspiring, rewarding and encouraging these shooters. Show More Summary

Amazon Web Services Announces Availability of Amazon Aurora to All Customers

Amazon, the online shopping giant, is making its MySQL-compatible database engine called Amazon Aurora, available to other businesses in a few select regions. Amazon Aurora provides functionality compatible with more expensive commercial database technology, but at more affordable price.

Aurora Watch (31 July-1 August) and Blue Moon

An Aurora watch and a geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for 31 July to 1 August due to a coronal hole solar wind stream. This could translate into aurora at any time during the night time of the 17th to early morning 18th. Show More Summary

Recruiting Roundup: De’Ron Davis Cuts to 3; Myles Powell Trims to 8

yesterdayBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

De’Ron Davis, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Aurora (CO) Overland, cut his list to three high-profile programs on Wednesday. Davis Tweeted he’s considering Arizona, Indiana and Texas as his top three. He averaged 16.3 points, 11.3 rebound and 5.1 blocks last season.   POWELL TRIMS TO EIGHT Myles Powell, who recently transferred to South Kent (CT) from Trenton (N.J.) […]

Top Stories: Brazil's Polluted Olympic Water; Egypt Delays Journalists' Trial

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Hillary Clinton will testify in October to the House panel on Benghazi; India executes a plotter of a deadly 1993 bombing; and scientists discover a huge aurora on a distant brown dwarf star.

FOUND: Aurorae 1 Million Times Brighter Than Any on Earth

An artist's impression of the aurora (Image: Chuck Carter and Gregg Hallinan/Caltech) Eighteen and a half light years away from Earth, there's an object that we call LSR J1835 + 3259. It's the type of body astronomers call a brown dwarf, or a failed star—more massive than Jupiter, but not quite big enough to be a star. Show More Summary

Astronomers Found a Million-Times-Brighter Aurora—18 Light Years Away

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A team of astronomers has discovered the most powerful aurora ever observed. But unlike our own Northern Lights, this astronomical phenomenon can be found 18 light years away in the skies above the brown dwarf LSR J1835+3259. Read more...

Watch This Brown Dwarf's "Northern Lights" 

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Brown dwarfs are not quite stars. Some aspects of them resemble planets, like the fact that they have their own versions of “northern lights,” which can be seen from very far away. One of these distant auroras has been captured in the video above Read more...

Giant Planet-Like Brown Dwarfs --"Harbor Powerful, Pulsing Auroras"

By observing a brown dwarf 20 light-years away using both radio and optical telescopes, a team led by Gregg Hallinan, assistant professor of astronomy at Caltech, has found another feature that makes these so-called failed stars more like supersized planets--they...

Auroras spotted on a nearby brown dwarf

May be a general feature of everything from super-Jupiters to small stars.

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