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Some Comets Like It Hot
2012-01-13 11:08:23

[ Watch the Video ] Comets are icy and fragile. They spend most of their time orbiting through the dark outskirts of the solar system safe from destructive rays of intense sunlight.  The deepest cold is their natural habitat. Last November amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy discovered a different kind of comet.  The icy fuzzball he spotted in the sky over his backyard observatory in Australia was heading almost directly for the sun.  On Dec. 16th, less than three weeks...

2012-01-06 09:10:00

Jason Deierlein's story of recovery is both tragic and inspiring in the January 2012 Oblique Magazine interview; featuring the role of physical fitness before and after the car crash that left Jason comatose and follows his progress to-date. Jason & his Trainer demonstrate exercises, discuss accident recovery, and how vital it is to motivate our youth towards physical fitness. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 Oblique Magazine is noted for a wide range of articles pertaining to...

Image 1 - Hyperactive Hartley 2 Has A Split History
2011-10-04 12:20:12

The latest analysis of data from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft shows that comet 103P/Hartley 2 is hyperactive in terms of the material it spews out, compared to the other comets observed up close to date.  The comet also shows surprising diversity - ice on the comet´s sunlit surface is found in patches that are isolated from areas of dust. In addition, one lobe of the dog-bone shaped comet may have lost much more of the primordial material from the formation of the comet than the...

2011-09-19 23:56:18

A survey of patients receiving treatment in a teaching facility found that patients prefer to be informed of trainee participation in their care, and consent rates appear to vary based on scenarios describing increased levels of resident participation, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background in the article, the concept of surgeon-patient interaction prior to surgery can be traced back as far as ancient...

2011-06-16 21:33:18

CO2 jets confirmed, new insight into composition, 'excited' rotation and surface features revealed Comet Hartley 2, is in a hyperactive class of its own compared to other comets visited by spacecraft, says a University of Maryland-led study published in the June 17 issue of the journal Science. The comet was visited last fall by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft during its EPOXI mission. The EPOXI science team's new, in-depth analysis of the images and data taken during the flyby confirms its...

2011-05-28 22:08:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early on Saturday morning, May 21, 2011, Donald Michael Black "The Bean" was thrown from his moving vehicle when he lost control driving in Orlando, Florida. The accident caused serious brain trauma and "The Bean" has been in a coma since. His mother, father, step-father, brother and girlfriend have been at his bedside at Orlando Regional Medical Center as much as the hospital personnel allow and they are praying and waiting for him to awaken...

2011-05-11 16:22:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA selected the Comet Hopper mission to continue in its mission concept phase. If chosen to move forward for a 2016 mission, the project would be managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Jessica Sunshine of the University of Maryland in College Park is the principal investigator. The team will receive $3 million for further studies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "We've had some...

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2011-02-16 06:15:00

NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission. The images also showed the comet has a fragile and weak nucleus. The spacecraft made its closest approach to comet Tempel 1 on Monday, Feb. 14, at 8:40 p.m. PST at a distance of approximately 111 miles. Stardust took 72 high-resolution images of the comet. It also accumulated 468 kilobytes of data about the dust in its coma, the cloud that is a comet's atmosphere. The craft is...

2011-02-15 19:49:00

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission. The images also showed the comet has a fragile and weak nucleus. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The spacecraft made its closest approach to comet Tempel 1 on Monday, Feb. 14, at 8:40 p.m. PST at a distance of approximately 111 miles. Stardust took 72 high-resolution images of the comet. It...

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2011-02-15 07:35:00

NASA's Stardust spacecraft spent its Valentine's Day getting cozy with a comet, snapping more than 70 photographs of Tempel 1 during a Monday flyby, the US space agency has announced. Stardust flew past Tempel 1 at speeds in excess of 24,000mph, AP Science Writer Alicia Chang reported on Tuesday. Officials from the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California report that the time of closest approach was 11:39pm EST, when the craft passed within 112 miles of the comet. As of...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Comet -- A comet is a small body from the outer reaches of the solar system similar to an asteroid but composed of ice. Often described as "dirty snowballs," they are composed largely of carbon dioxide ice, methane ice, and water ice with a mixture of dust and small stony aggregates mixed in. Comets are thought to be small pieces of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, representing a sample of the original composition of the nebula that condensed to form the Sun and all...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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