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2012-04-05 03:36:27

Observations by two of the European Space Agency's space observatories have provided a multi-wavelength view of the mysterious galaxy Centaurus A. The elliptical galaxy Centaurus A at visible, far-infrared and x-ray wavelengths. In visible light the galaxy appears as a ball of stars, with a thick lane of dust running across it. The far-infrared light shows the glow from jets of material emanating from near the black hole in the galaxy´s core. Also visible is a twisted disc of dust,...

The Star Factory: Observing Arp 220
2012-02-20 04:07:11

The galaxy Arp 220 is home to several giant star clusters–about 10 million solar masses–that are twice as massive as any comparable star cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy. McMaster University's Christine Wilson is captivated by this turbulent galaxy that provides such a target-rich environment for watching stars form. The reason that star formation is going wild is that the galaxy is in the late stages of a merger between two larger galaxies. "This is a nearby look at a...

2009-05-01 14:28:00

Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. Sponsors Award Honoring the Work of Oncology Nurses SAN ANTONIO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner and finalists of CURE magazine's 2009 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing, sponsored by Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc., were announced during a special reception at the Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) 34th Annual Congress. More than 150 cancer patients and caregivers submitted nominations. The winner, Christine Wilson, RN, Nationwide Children's Hospital...

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2006-06-05 12:42:09

Calgary, AB -- If you can't travel to the picturesque sands of Waikiki Beach, you can always do the next-best thing and visit a local shore. Both "hot spots" will get plenty of sun. Astronomers are using a similar sightseeing tactic, studying nearby extreme galaxies known as "luminous infrared galaxies" to learn about their distant counterparts in the early universe. Astronomer Christine Wilson (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory/McMaster University) and her colleagues have found some...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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