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SPHERES Flying Circles Around Ordinary Satellites
2014-02-17 11:58:45

[ Watch The Video: The ISS SPHERES Facility ] Laura Niles - NASA These are, in fact, the droids that NASA and its research partners are looking for. Inspired by a floating droid battling Luke Skywalker in the film Star Wars, the free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying aboard the International Space Station since Expedition 8 in 2003. Although there have been numerous SPHERES investigations...

2014-02-14 23:22:25

‘Amazing Orbs’ presents author’s theory that orbs contain transformational energies and qualities. London (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Pam Raworth explores the fantastic world of orbs in her new full-color book, “Amazing Orbs: Orbs and Other Light Anomalies” (published by Balboa Press). Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “orb” as “something (such as a planet, the sun, or the moon) that is shaped like a ball,” and secondary definitions identify orbs as spherical objects that...

Happy Birthday Copernicus! Honoring Astronomy’s Great Iconoclast
2013-02-19 09:03:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On this day 540 years ago, the revolutionary mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in ToruÅ„, Poland. Throughout his life, he studied art, astronomy, economics, mathematics and physics. He is considered a founder of Heliocentrism, the belief the sun is at the center of the Solar System, a view which he presented in his iconoclastic book entitled “De revolutionibus orbium coelestium”...

Planet Hunting: Your Universe Today Podcast
2013-01-07 12:37:01

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In this installment of our new podcast series Your Universe Today, redOrbit´s resident astronomer Dr. John Millis spoke with Dr. Eric Mamajek from the University of Rochester about the search for planets outside of our solar system and the possibility of finding life beyond Earth. This is part two of a three-part series on the topic, so be sure to listen to part 1 of “How Planets Form”. “¦...

Image 1 - Kepler Finds Two More Two-Sun Planets
2012-01-12 05:42:31

Astronomers announced the findings of two new circumbinary planets, or worlds that orbit two different stars, during the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Austin, Texas on Wednesday. The discovery, which was presented by San Diego State University (SDSU) Associate Professor Dr. William Welsh and published online in the journal Nature, used data from NASA's Kepler Mission to locate a pair of transiting circumbinary planet systems. The two worlds, which have been dubbed...

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2010-05-23 05:50:00

The remains of Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th century father of modern astronomy, were finally laid to rest in a marked grave the day after the 467th anniversary of his death in a Polish cathedral Saturday. His coffin was entombed in the 14th century cathedral of Frombork, his northern Polish hometown, with his grave marked by a black granite headstone engraved with a map of the solar system. The coffin had been taken on a tour Friday of the towns and villages of the northern Polish region...


Latest Celestial spheres Reference Libraries

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Sample Entry: Astronomy is the scientific study of stars, planets, comets, galaxies, and other phenomena that occur outside Earth's atmosphere (e.g. cosmic radiation). Astronomy deals with the evolution, physics, chemical makeup, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, and also the formation of the universe. The word Astronomy comes from the Greek words astron (meaning "star") and nomos (meaning "law"). Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Since the dawn of man, people always...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Tycho Brahe -- Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546 - October 24, 1601) was a Danish astronomer. He had Uraniborg built; which become an early "research institute". For purposes of publication, Tycho owned a printing press and paper mill. His best known assistant was Kepler. Tycho realized that progress in the science of astronomy could be achieved, not by occasional haphazard observations, but only by systematic and rigorous observation, night after night, and by using instruments of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Ptolemaic System -- The Ptolemaic system was a system to explain the motions of the heavens, espoused by Claudius Ptolemaeus in Almagest sometime around the second century, C.E., and accepted for over a thousand years by the vast majority of people to be the correct cosmological model. Unlike earlier systems (such as 'the stars move because that is the will of the gods', or the model of concentric spheres), the Ptolemaic model explained all phenomena in the sky, while holding to Plato's...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Geocentric Model -- The geocentric model of the cosmos is a paradigm which places the Earth at the center of the universe. Common in ancient Greece, it was believed by both Aristotle and Ptolemy. Most Greeks assumed that the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets orbit Earth. Similar ideas were held in ancient China. The geocentric model was gradually replaced by the heliocentric model of Copernicus and Galileo due to the simplicity and predictive accuracy of that newer model. In this model, a...

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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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