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2011-01-27 11:37:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgos, known to be critical, meticulous and reserved, are also more likely to get into a car accident, according to Allstate Insurance, which recently compared claims data against the recently "revised" zodiac calendar. Over the past year, Virgos were nearly 700 percent more likely to be in a car accident when compared to the determined and aware Scorpio, the best drivers in the study. Perhaps a Virgo's shy, perfectionist nature leads to...

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2011-01-25 08:45:25

Technicians from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., completed the installation of thermal blankets on NASA's Aquarius instrument last week, as the Aquarius/Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas (SAC-D) spacecraft continued functional performance tests at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Laborat³rio de Integração e Testes "“ Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, or LIT-INPE) in Sáo Jos© dos...

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2010-11-25 06:30:00

While most Americans are traveling to family gatherings this week for Thanksgiving, a team of scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is flying down to Brazil to "cook" a salty NASA instrument that's sure to spice up studies of Earth's climate after its launch late next spring. NASA's Aquarius instrument and the Argentinian spacecraft that will carry it into space, the Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas...

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2010-08-26 09:40:00

Xestospongia muta, better known as the giant barrel sponge, is now the most dominant life form in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and the Florida Keys, according researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Wilmington. Working at the Aquarius Reef Base near Key Largo, Florida from August 17 through August 26, UNC Wilmington professor of biology and marine biology Dr. Joseph Pawlik and professor of biology and marine biology Dr. Christopher Finelli have been studying the Caribbean...

2010-05-17 09:19:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media teleconference Friday, May 21, at 3:15 p.m. EDT with the crew of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, living underwater off the coast of Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On May 10, NASA sent two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and a scientist on a 14-day expedition to test exploration concepts and to learn more about working in an unforgiving,...

2010-05-05 16:42:00

HOUSTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will once again participate in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission. This is the 14th expedition since October 2001. During the mission, set for May 10-23, in the ocean depths off Florida's east coast, NEEMO 14 will connect with schools in Texas, South Dakota, New York, California, Washington and North Carolina. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NEEMO...

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2010-05-04 07:40:00

NASA will send two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and an experienced scientist into the ocean depths off Florida's east coast this month to test exploration concepts and learn more about working in an unforgiving, treacherous environment. The 14th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, begins May 10. Canadian Space Agency astronaut and veteran spacewalker Chris Hadfield will lead the NASA team on a 14-day undersea mission aboard the Aquarius Underwater...

2009-10-30 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A Wyle expert in human performance in space has been chosen as a crew member for the next undersea research mission in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project. Dr. Andrew Abercromby, who serves as Wyle's deputy lead for exploration and mission development and extra vehicular activity (EVA) and surface operations hardware, will participate in research directly related to NASA's planned return to the Moon. He has been...

2009-04-30 11:34:00

U.S. space agency scientists say they are preparing a satellite to measure the salinity of Earth's oceans. The Aquarius satellite, to be launched during May 2010, will be the first National Aeronautics and Space Administration instrument to track sea salinity from space. Sea saltiness today, as it has been for centuries, is measured by samples taken by ships' crews or, more recently, by automated buoys. But there are vast areas of the ocean where salinity has never been measured, NASA said....

2008-06-16 12:00:28

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 14--Latest mission: Determine why some transplanted corals succeed, other don't In the dark of the pre-dawn ocean, Ken Nedimyer saw the soft glow of coral fluorescence. When he looks out the window during meals, a Goliath grouper often looks back. "These aren't the things we're down here to look at, but it's still a very cool thing," Nedimyer said from the Aquarius underwater laboratory oceanside off Key Largo. Lauri...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Aquarius (the water bearer) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 23h; Declination: -15; Source: Identified by most ancient cultures The constellations that are included in the Zodiac - the 12 constellations recognized by Babylonian astronomers through which our Sun, moon, and planets appeared to travel during the course of a year - are considered to be among the oldest sky patterns recognized by human civilizations....

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Capricornus (The Sea Goat) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 21h; Declination: -20; Source: Ancient, Babylonian and Greek mythology The constellations that are included in the Zodiac - the 12 constellations recognized by Babylonian astronomers through which our Sun, moon, and planets appeared to travel during the course of a year - are considered to be among the oldest sky patterns recognized by human civilizations....

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cetus Constellation -- Cetus (the Whale or Sea Monster) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. Notable features This constellation's most notable star is Mira, ο Ceti, the first variable star to be discovered. Over a period of 331.65 days it varies from magnitude 2.0, one of the brightest in the sky and easily visible to the unaided eye, to 10.1 and back again. Its discovery in...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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