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AU

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for AUSTRALIA.

AU

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Commonwealth of Australia. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Australian bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Australia. This is used as an international standard for shipping to Australia. Each Australian state and territory has its own code with the prefix "AU." For example, the code for the New South Wales is ISO 3166-2:AU-NSW.
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By looking at gradual changes in the orbits of a few of the known planets, Iorio calculated that a planet twice as massive as Earth must be at least 500 astronomical units from the sun, according to research in the Oct.
The Spitzer study focuses on binary stars that are a bit more snug, with separation distances between zero and 500 astronomical units.
6 astronomical units -- and, according to astronomers, too cool to be the source of light Kepler observed.
Instead, the images showed lots of dust hovering around the white dwarf, between 35 and 150 astronomical units (AU) away.
The seeds generally weigh between 5 and 25 times the mass of the Sun, and each spans only a few thousand astronomical units (the average Earth-Sun distance).
02999 Key: Distance: The closest approach (in astronomical units, AU) to the Earth.
Before, it had been thought a rule of thumb, that comets become active at a distance of approximately 3 astronomical units.
The distance of this white dwarf from its brown-dwarf companion is 2500 astronomical units (AU) -- about 2500 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun, so its orbit is very large as compared with the orbits of planets, which form within a disk of dust swirling close around a newborn star," said Adam Burgasser at the University of California, San Diego, a member of the discovery team.
Counting these objects might ultimately reveal whether Neptune took roughly 1 million or 10 million years to migrate about 7 astronomical units from its birth site.