Quantcast

Latest Cepheus constellation Stories

589c9555e294d1191dc08548b8143eb21
2005-01-10 17:52:45

SAN DIEGO, United States (AFP) -- Astronomers have discovered three giant stars in the Milky Way, an international conference was told. The three "red giants" were found among a group of 74 stars studied by a group of international astronomers. All are approaching the end of their life cycle and very cold, bright and enormous, said Philip Massey of the Lowell telescope in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Red Giants are the largest stars ever observed. Each is 1,500 times that of our sun. The stars...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
Related