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2011-03-14 06:55:00

Just as some drivers obey the speed limit while others treat every road as if it were the Autobahn, some stars move through space faster than others. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, captured this image of the star Alpha Camelopardalis, or Alpha Cam, in astronomer-speak, speeding through the sky like a motorcyclist zipping through rush-hour traffic. The supergiant star Alpha Cam is the bright star in the middle of this image, surrounded on one side by an arc-shaped cloud...

2008-03-04 06:00:11

By Anonymous STARS & PLANETS: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System IAN RIDPATH & WIL TIRION This fourth edition has been revised and expanded. Though it is small enough to fit into a coat pocket on a cool, dark evening, the amount of the material within could fill volumes. The book seems designed to convert curious readers into stargazers. Many of the celestial sights described in the book can be seen with binoculars, and all are accessible...

2007-12-21 10:46:14

What was thought to be one species of giraffe might actually be several, scientists said today, raising concern that one or more of the species could be on the brink of extinction. A genetic study suggests there are six or more species in a region of Africa thought to have one. “Some of these giraffe populations number only a few hundred individuals and need immediate protection,” said study leader David Brown, a geneticist at UCLA and an associate with the Wildlife...


Latest Camelopardalis Reference Libraries

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2006-11-11 18:03:26

The Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. There are more than 10,000 giraffes residing on national reservations in South Africa. Males can be 16 to 18 feet (4.8 to 5.5 meters) tall and weigh up to 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms). The record-sized bull was 19.2 feet (5.87 m) tall and weighed approximately 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg.). Females are generally slightly shorter and weigh less. The giraffe is related to...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lynx Constellation -- Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. Its name originates from the fact that someone would need the eyes of a lynx to see it. Its most notable deep sky object is the Intergalactic Tramp NGC 2419, a globular cluster that is the most distant known of its kind. It is moving faster than escape velocity at that distance; however, it appears to be in a long elliptical orbit around our galaxy, the Milky...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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