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Image 1 - Light Echoes Allow Astronomers To Watch 'Great Eruption' Replay
2012-02-15 14:52:36

Astronomers recently got a rare opportunity to view a cosmic event that took place from 1837 to 1858 known as the "Great Eruption." The outburst temporarily made Eta Carinae the second brightest star in the sky during that period. Today's astronomers are able to view the event because some of the light from the eruption took an indirect path to Earth and is just now arriving. The light was heading in a different direction, away from our planet, when it bounced off dust lingering far...

2011-11-17 19:00:00

Launched in 2011, the Equestrian Travel Association - an organization dedicated to establishing best-practices in the equestrian travel industry - is announcing its 2012 Advisory Board. From riding instructors and Olympians to equine therapists and marketing and hospitality experts, this year's board boasts a broad mix of skills and experience so as to best serve ETA members. Additionally, ETA has expanded its international travel vacation offerings to include the likes of New Zealand's...

Spitzer Detects Signs Of Ice Bodies In Alien Solar System
2011-10-19 12:16:49

NASA said on Wednesday that its Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. The telescope spotted a band of dust around a nearby bright star in the northern sky called Eta Corvi that matches the contents of an obliterated giant comet. The space agency said the dust is located close enough to Eta Corvi that Earth-like worlds could exist, which suggest a collision took place between a planet and one or more comets. The Eta Corvi...

2011-07-14 16:14:00

HOUSTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lapolla Industries, Inc. ("Lapolla") (OTC BB:LPAD.OB - News), a Houston based manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation, cool roof coatings and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications, today announced achieving European Technical Approval and CE Marking for its low density open cell spray foam insulation. A European Technical Approval...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Auriga Constellation -- Auriga (the charioteer) is a northern constellation. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts is one of the 88 modern constellations. Its brightest star is Capella, which is associated with the mythological she-goat Amalthea. The three stars Epsilon, Zeta and Eta Aurigae are called the "Kids". ----- Abbreviation: Aur Genitive: Aurigae Meaning in English: the Charioteer Right ascension: 6 h Declination: 40 Visible: to...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Eta Carinae -- Eta Carinae is a very large (100-150 times as much mass as the Sun) and bright (about 4 million times as bright) star, in the constellation Carina (right ascension 10 h 45.1 m, declination -5941m). The star is surrounded by a large, bright nebula, known as the Eta Carinae Nebula, the Keyhole Nebula, or NGC3372 One remarkable aspect of Eta Carinae is its changing brightness. When it was first catalogued in 1677 by Edmond Halley, it was of the 4th magnitude, but later it...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'