hydrae hydrae


  1. (n) (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones
  2. (n) a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
  3. (n) trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
  4. (n) small tubular solitary freshwater hydrozoan polyp


  1. Hubble May Have Discovered A Planet That Shouldn't Exist

    TW Hydrae, a star located about 176 light years away, is one of the closest things in the universe we have to a time machine. That's because it's only about 8 million years old, and its believed to look a lot like what our own Solar System looked like in the first few million years of its existence. By studying TW Hydrae, astronomers can learn more about the history of our own Sun. Recently ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Exoplanet Could Change Theory on How Planets Form

    What appears to be a planet about 176 light years away from Earth may cause scientists to rethink prevailing theories on how planets are formed. The potential planet is orbiting the red dwarf star TW Hydrae. According to NASA, it is an astonishing 12 billion kilometers away from its star. Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spotted a “mysterious gap” in the proto-planetary disk of gas ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Voice of America

  3. Scientists find hints of alien planet surprisingly far from its host star

    Astronomers have found evidence of an alien planet forming surprisingly far from its host star, a discovery that could challenge the prevailing wisdom about how planets take shape.Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope spotted a large gap in the planet-forming debris disk surrounding the red dwarf star TW Hydrae, which lies about 176 light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra (the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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