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PBS Documentary To Explore The Effects Of Light Pollution
2012-07-05 14:08:31

The world may start to look a little darker if a new PBS campaign has any influence in the matter. PBS will be joining the International Dark-Sky Association by airing "The City Dark" - a documentary that explores the problems of light pollution.

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2011-08-27 05:07:30

Have you ever been hiking or been on a trip and seen an observatory in the distance, then immediately find yourself filled with curiosity as to what exactly takes place up there?


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.