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Stellar Tape Measure
2014-04-11 05:13:14

NASA Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible. Astronomers have developed yet another novel way to use the 24-year-old space telescope by employing a technique called spatial scanning, which dramatically improves Hubble's accuracy for making angular measurements. The technique, when applied to the age-old method for gauging distances called astronomical...

2009-12-10 08:59:00

AMSTERDAM, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of this year's two Routes Awards are Borka Pavicevic, the cultural activist and founding Director of Belgrade's Centre for Cultural Decontamination, and Stefan Kaegi, the internationally-acclaimed Swiss theatre-maker. They will each receive their prize of EUR25,000 during the Awards' Ceremony on 26 January 2010 at the Royal Flemish Theatre (Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg) in Brussels. Launched in 2008, the annual Routes Awards is a...

2009-05-10 13:35:00

The Hubble community bids farewell to the soon-to-be decommissioned Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. In tribute to Hubble's longest-running optical camera, which was developed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., a planetary nebula has been imaged as the camera's final "pretty picture." This planetary nebula is known as Kohoutek 4-55 (or K 4-55). It is one of a series of planetary nebulae that were named after their...

2008-11-13 12:00:19

The California Charter Schools Association today announced plans to expand high-quality charter schools in the Fresno region. The expansion supports the Association's commitment to local leadership and resources for developing high-performing charter schools in the area. The Association's General Manager for the Fresno Region, John Madrid, developed a partnership with the Association in his former role as Mayor Alan Autry's Education Liaison and has continued to champion the growth of...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.