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Ghostly Trio Imaged Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope
2013-10-29 10:12:36

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory In the spirit of Halloween, scientists are releasing a trio of stellar ghosts caught in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. All three spooky structures, called planetary nebulas, are in fact material ejected from dying stars. As death beckoned, the stars' wispy bits and pieces were blown into outer space. "Some might call the images haunting," said Joseph Hora of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass., principal...

Patchy Clouds On Exotic World Found By NASA Space Telescopes
2013-10-01 09:19:03

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system, a sizzling, Jupiter-like world known as Kepler-7b. The planet is marked by high clouds in the west and clear skies in the east. Previous studies from Spitzer have resulted in temperature maps of planets orbiting other stars, but this is the first look at cloud structures on a distant world. "By observing this...

NASA And Homeland Security Testing Disaster Recovery Tool
2013-09-25 15:21:17

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster. The prototype technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) can locate individuals buried as deep as 30 feet (about 9 meters) in crushed materials, hidden behind 20 feet (about 6 meters)...

2013-09-20 23:01:49

The NASA/JPL/UMD Deep Impact spacecraft ends its missions, but leaves a powerful, UMD-led legacy of scientific discovery. College Park, MD (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 NASA today announced the end of operations for the Deep Impact spacecraft, history’s most traveled deep-space comet hunter, after trying unsuccessfully for more than a month to regain contact with the spacecraft. UMD scientists – who helped conceive the mission, bring it to reality and keep it going years longer than...

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Deputy Director Retiring
2013-09-19 13:27:07

NASA Gen. Eugene Tattini, who has served for the past 12 years as deputy director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin his retirement on Sept. 20. His successor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, will assume his duties on Sept. 23. The deputy director functions as JPL’s chief operating officer and is responsible to the director for the day-to-day management of JPL’s resources and activities.  JPL employs 5,000 scientists, engineers, technicians...

2013-09-19 10:28:43

Gen. Eugene Tattini, who has served for the past 12 years as deputy director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin his retirement on Sept. 20. His successor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, will assume his duties on Sept. 23. The deputy director functions as JPL's chief operating officer and is responsible to the director for the day-to-day management of JPL's resources and activities. JPL employs 5,000 scientists, engineers, technicians and business...

NASA Technology Detects Heartbeat In Rubble
2013-09-18 09:57:44

[ Watch the Video: NASA Tech Will Hunt For Heartbeats After Disasters ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has developed a new technology which can detect heartbeats behind 20 feet of solid concrete or 30 feet of crushed material. This radar-based technology will be used in emergency situations where victims are trapped beneath collapsed buildings and other rubble. The government agencies have...

2013-09-17 23:30:26

American Express Global Corporate Payments will sponsor the one-day event on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Featured presenters include payments experts from Sony Pictures and Jet Propulsion Laboratory who will be speaking on global B2B payment strategies and auditing best practices. Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Registration is now open for the NAPCP's Culver City Regional Forum, October 10, 2013 (http://www.napcp.org/events). The event, hosted by Sony Pictures Studios and...

NASA Inviting Social Media Fans To Earth Science Event
2013-09-17 07:27:04

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA is inviting its social media followers to apply for participation in a two-day NASA Social on Nov. 4 and 5 at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The event will highlight NASA and JPL's role in studying Earth and its climate and will preview three Earth-observing missions JPL is preparing for launch in 2014. The event will offer people who connect with NASA through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks the...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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