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Science-writer Shaun Johnston has posted online the script for a 40-minute play designed to stimulate discussion among biology and philosophy student groups on the mechanism and meaning of evolution
GREENBELT, Md., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Helen Look-Yat Taylor studied vigilantly along with her late father, Cosmologist Manhin Look-Yat, on the discovery of true planetary motions based on an orbiting sun.
A few swipes of the pen in Brussels yesterday forged the latest link in the chain of Europeâ€™s Galileo satellite navigation system.
Two of Galileo's fingers have gone on display in a Florence museum after admirers removed them from his corpse in the 18th century.
A Jesuit priest at Vatican City, who is also the chief astronomer, says that star-gazing helps bring him closer to God.
Next time you spy the Big Dipper, keep in mind that there is another star, invisible to the unaided eye, contributing to this constellation.
Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...
Sunspot -- A sunspot is a region on the Sun's surface (photosphere) that is marked by a lower temperature than its surroundings, and intense magnetic activity. Although they are blindingly bright, at temperatures of roughly 5000 Kelvin, the contrast with the surrounding material at some 6000 Kelvin leaves them clearly visible as dark spots. Interestingly, if they were isolated from the surrounding photosphere they would be brighter than an electric arc. History Apparent references...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.