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2014-01-28 23:28:00

Ticktrack provides transport companies smart ticketing and fleet management via NFC-enabled smartphones.

Image 1 - Young Stars Take Their Turn In The Spotlight
2011-09-07 10:20:31

ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT) has captured a striking image of the open cluster NGC 2100.

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2006-12-22 13:10:00

A new, stunning image of the cosmic spider, the Tarantula Nebula and its surroundings, finally pays tribute to this amazing, vast and intricately sculpted web of stars and gas. It can be seen far down in the southern sky at a distance of about 170,000 light-years.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Dorado (golden fish) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 05h; Declination: -65; Source: Modern constellation mapped by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, circa 1595 The constellation Dorado is in the shape of a fish. It is referred to in some early atlases as Xiphias (swordfish), but that is the result of an erroneous translation of the species. The constellation has been credited to two Dutch navigators, Pieter...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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