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2006-04-18 12:50:00

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii astronomers are analyzing data they gathered from the Sahara desert to find evidence of interstellar wind blowing through the solar system. Six University of Hawaii scientists traveled to Libya to view the sun's outer corona for four minutes and six seconds during a total eclipse March 29. They used specialized imaging cameras and an infrared spectrograph to look at the sun's outer corona, which is only visible during a total solar eclipse. Temperatures on the sun are...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

National Solar Observatory -- The National Solar Observatory (NSO) has its primary headquarters in Tucson. NSO telescopes on Kitt Peak include the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope Facility containing the world's three largest solar telescopes (1.6-meter main and two 0.9-meter auxiliaries), along with the Vacuum Telescope and the Razdow small solar patrol telescope. The National Solar Observatory also operates telescopes at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, that include the Vacuum Tower...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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