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2014-04-29 23:19:13

2014 Mid America to be held in Branson, Mo., at the Hilton Branson Convention Center. Branson, Mo (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 intRAtrain and inspectiTRAC by Russell Associates President and CEO Jerry Van Oort and Business Development Manager Sarah Frank will exhibit at the 2014 Mid America Safety, Health & Environmental Conference and Expo. The expo will be held May 7-8 at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, Mo. Russell Associates’ CEO, Jerry Van Oort, sees Russell...

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2014-03-27 03:59:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have redefined the edge of the Solar System with the discovery of a new distant dwarf planet. The scientists reported in the journal Nature this week that they found 2012 VP113 sitting beyond the known edge of the Solar System. The new dwarf planet is one of thousands of distant objects believed to have formed in the inner Oort cloud. Not only does this new discovery bring into question the currently defined edge of the...

2013-03-09 23:18:51

SNAXPO 76TH Annual Exhibition & Conference to be held in Tampa, FL. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside - Tampa Convention Center. (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Russell Associates CEO Jerry Van Oort and Senior Consultants Greg Jordan and Kevin Gilbert will exhibit at the 2013 Snaxpo Annual Exhibition & Conference. This year marks the 76 year anniversary of the event held March 16-19 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside — Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL. Van Oort sees his and others´...

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2010-11-24 06:35:00

The next time you thrill at the sight of a comet blazing across the night sky, consider this: it's a stolen pleasure. You're enjoying the spectacle at the expense of a distant star. Sophisticated computer simulations run by researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) have exposed the crime. "If the results are right, our Sun snatched comets from neighboring stars' back yards," says SWRI scientist Hal Levison. And he believes this kind of thievery accounts for most of the comets in...

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2010-06-10 13:35:00

Many of the most well known comets in history, including Halley, Hale-Bopp and McNaught, may have been born in orbit around other stars and not the Sun, according to a new study by Queen's University astronomy professor Martin Duncan and an international team of astronomers. "Anyone who has seen a long tail comet in the night sky may be looking at material from another star," says Professor Duncan. The researchers used computer simulations to show that the Sun may have captured small icy...

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2009-07-30 16:15:00

Evidence indicates that it is highly unlikely that a comet crash would result in Earth's demise, researchers at the University of Washington said on Thursday. Writing in Science Express, the online edition of the journal Science, researchers acknowledged that while most scientists agree that an asteroid collision 65 million years ago caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, they tend to differ in opinion on how many other mass extinctions have resulted from similar events. Researchers...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Oort Cloud -- The Oort cloud is a postulated cloud of comets situated about 50,000 to 100,000 AU from the sun. Although no direct observations have been made of such a cloud, it is believed to be the source of most or all comets entering the inner solar system (some short-period comets may come from the Kuiper belt), based on observations of the orbits of comets. The Oort cloud was proposed in 1950 by Dutch astronomer Jan Oort to explain an apparent contradiction: comets are destroyed...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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