Many Planets Beyond Our Solar System Follow Nearly Circular Orbital Paths
Most near-Earth-sized planets travel around their host stars on nearly circular orbits, and the more small planets there are orbiting close to a star, the more nearly circular their orbits are. These are just two of many findings based on a major new analysis of data from NASA’s retired Kepler space telescope that focused on detailing exoplanet — planets beyond our solar system — characteristics. The new catalog includes almost 4,400 planets and strong planet candidates, which are still awaiting confirmation, and includes more than 700 systems with multiple planets.
Las Vegas welcomes international high rollers for F1
Las Vegas is prepared to welcome international high rollers and the jet set when it hosts the Formula One circuit this week, and operators and analysts are excited about what it will mean for the bottom line on a traditionally slow weekend before Thanksgiving and for years to come.
Unresolved Geographies: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict & Left Realism
In this interview, exclusive for CounterPunch, professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nerses Kopalyan, breaks down the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. After providing a historical context for the conflict from a political science point of view, he analyzes the ways in which the media unpacks the region and presents historical and contemporary analogs.
The largest employer on the Las Vegas Strip is confident of avoiding a sweeping walkout of workers at MGM Resorts
MGM Resorts International, the largest employer on the Las Vegas Strip, was close to reaching a tentative deal with the hotel workers union, the casino company’s CEO said as the clock ticked closer to a union deadline for a sweeping strike.
How Will Las Vegas Fare in the Future With Less Water?
Is Las Vegas going to run out of water? It might feel that way if you’ve been paying any attention to the growing bathtub ring around Lake Mead, the shrinking Colorado River and federal actions to try to keep the river’s main reservoirs in working order.