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ESA Selects Primary Landing Site For Rosetta Comet Study

ESA Selects Primary Landing Site For Rosetta Comet Study

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Usually ‘X’ marks the spot, but for the ESA’s Rosetta orbiter, Site ‘J’ has been selected as the place where its Philae lander will touch-down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko...

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2014-09-11 23:12:47

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online High School, Launches New Enrichment Courses in Social Studies. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Red Comet has unveiled several new courses in the subject area of Social Studies. For the 2014-15 school year, students may enroll in new enrichment courses, including Economics with Financial Literacy, History of the Holocaust, and Comprehensive US and World History. These courses allow students to advance their knowledge in this subject area...

2014-09-09 23:11:48

Red Comet, an accredited, self-Paced, online high school, unveils several NCAA®-approved courses. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Red Comet obtained approval from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®) for several of its high school courses. For the 2014-15 school year, students may enroll in several core courses in all subject areas, including English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Advanced Placement. Aspiring athletes can now use the comprehensive...

2014-09-08 23:10:01

Red Comet, an Accredited Online Course Provider, now offers Middle School classes for credit. Students across the United States of America take Red Comet online classes to supplement classes available to them at their schools. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Red Comet is introducing several new middle school courses that are related to all subject areas as well as electives. For the 2014-15 school year, students may enroll in middle school subjects related to Social Studies,...

2014-09-07 23:02:41

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online High School, Launches New Enrichment Courses in Mathematics. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) September 07, 2014 Red Comet is excited to launch several new courses in mathematics. For the 2014-15 school year, students may enroll in new enrichment courses related to Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Comprehensive Algebra, and Comprehensive Geometry. This rich curriculum will expose high school students to the various...

2014-09-07 23:01:30

Red Comet, an Accredited Online Course Provider, is Pleased to Announce the Addition of Several New Courses in English and Literature. Students Across the United States of America take Red Comet Courses for Credit. Prosser, Wash. (PRWEB) September 07, 2014 Red Comet is introducing several new courses that are related to English and Literature. For the 2014-15 school year, students may enroll in several new courses that include Creative Writing, Journalism, Public Speaking, and Reading...

Rosetta orbiter
2014-09-05 06:45:20

NASA A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA's) Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The instrument, named Alice, began mapping the comet’s surface last month, recording the first far-ultraviolet light spectra of the comet’s surface. From the data, the Alice team discovered the comet is unusually dark -- darker than charcoal-black -- when viewed in ultraviolet wavelengths. Alice also...

2014-09-04 23:12:29

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online High School Launches New Foreign Language Courses. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Red Comet introduced several new high school foreign language courses. For the 2014-15 school year, students may enroll in Spanish, Latin, French, and Chinese courses. These courses allow high school students to explore different foreign languages and gain proficiency in them. By enrolling in foreign language courses, students get an advantage over their...

2014-09-04 23:01:48

As the spacecraft Rosetta approaches an oddly-shaped “rubber ducky” for the closest comet observations ever made, University of Maryland astronomer Lori Feaga and colleagues are using an instrument named Alice that uses far-ultraviolet radiation to see details of the comet's surface that may explain how it formed and evolved. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 As the spacecraft Rosetta approaches an oddly-shaped “rubber ducky” for the closest comet observations ever made, the...

2014-09-02 23:09:37

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online High School, Launches New Elective and Career-related Courses. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Red Comet is introducing several new high school courses that are related to career preparation and career readiness. For the 2014-15 school year, students may enroll in courses that include Careers in Criminal Justice, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship, Family & Consumer Science, Fashion & Interior...

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2014-08-30 06:50:42

European Space Agency As Rosetta made its final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we asked you to join this extraordinary adventure by sharing pictures of your journeys, participating in a fun photo contest that attracted hundreds of entries and nearly 23,000 votes. [ Watch the Video: Thank You “Rosetta, Are We There Yet?” Participants ] No matter whether you were heading to work or visiting friends, traveling to an exotic holiday destination or going on a hike, the...


Latest Comet Reference Libraries

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2007-04-10 16:02:02

A Shubunkin is a type of single-tailed goldfish with calico coloration, a combination of orange, white, black, red, and blue markings, blue being the most desired. They are similar to the common goldfish and the comet goldfish. Also called speckled goldfish, harlequin goldfish, calico goldfish, and coronation fish, they were developed in Japan about a hundred years ago by crossing calico fantails with single-tailed goldfish to produce a hardy, able swimmer with bright colors. There are...

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2007-04-10 14:06:21

A Fantail goldfish is a standard "fancy" type of goldfish. It has a dual-lobed tail, unlike its cousin the common or comet. Its fins can be different sizes, ranging from 1-3 in or more in length. A typical fantail has paired fins, including anal fins, a single dorsal fin, and a round, pointed body shape. It can range in color, from bronze (known as chocolate), orange, red, calico, and mixes of the colors. It is the third hardiest of the fancy goldfish with Comet first and Shubunkin second,...

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2007-04-10 13:51:34

The Comet is a commonly kept form of goldfish, the only type to have originated in the United States. They first appeared in the ponds of the Fish Commission in Washington in the early 1880s. Hugo Mullertt was the first person to bring the Comet goldfish to the market in a large quantity. Characterized by a long, tall, flowing tailfin they can be differentiated from the common goldfish, although otherwise they are very similar. Both of these varieties are quite hardy and will do well in...

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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...

Solar System
2012-10-22 06:09:41

The Solar System refers to the area in space that is dominated by our own Sun. It is comprised of the Sun and its associated astronomical objects that are held in its gravitational orbit. The Solar System was formed as a result of the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. The mass of this system is located almost entirely in the Sun. Apart from the Sun, a high percentage of the remainder of the system’s mass is located in the eight solitary planets that...

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