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Using A Stellar Ultrasound To Determine Ages Of Young Stars

Using A Stellar Ultrasound To Determine Ages Of Young Stars

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before they become full-fledged stars, young embryonic stars are essentially contracting molecular clouds of gas and dust particles. The age of these ‘baby stars’ is difficult to gauge,...

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Pulsating Star Observations Shed New Light On Planetary Systems
2013-07-30 09:10:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists, including physicists at New York University, Princeton University and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, has devised a method for measuring the internal properties of a star that offers more accurate assessments of the star's orbiting planets. The team examined a star approximately 92 light-years away and almost 20 percent more massive than our Sun, called HD 52265. Scientists...

Kickstarter Telescope Exceeds Goal
2013-07-02 10:30:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kickstarter has funded a variety of projects, from smartwatches to feature films, and now the company can add space exploration to its list of top-funded projects. Through the popular crowd-funding site, space prospecting company Planetary Resources was able to raise $1 million to build and launch Arkyd - a publicly accessible orbiting telescope. "We're excited that the first public-use orbiting space telescope, the ARKYD, is a go for...

Tiny Telescopes Ready To Study Sun's Future And The Origins Of Atoms
2013-05-29 05:17:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The smallest space telescope to ever hit the cosmos will soon start observing the largest stars in history. The BRIght Target Explorer (BRITE) telescopes will target the sky for the most luminous stars in our galaxy. Eventually, the two currently in orbit will be part of a "constellation" of telescopes in orbit that will monitor the sky regularly for years to come. Each BRITE satellite holds a small optical telescope feeding a CCD...

World’s First 'Phonesat' Successfully Launched Into Orbit
2013-02-26 20:56:50

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited [ Watch The Video The World´s First Smartphone In Space ] STRaND-1, a nanosatellite carrying a smartphone, has successfully launched into Space from India today. - STRaND-1 will fly the world's first smartphone in orbit and is the UK´s first CubeSat launched. - The satellite flies a Google Nexus One smartphone, a new Linux-based high-speed processor and attitude & orbit control system, and two novel propulsion systems (8 pulsed...

Canadian Scientists To Launch World's Smallest Telescope Monday
2013-02-24 06:31:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The world's smallest space telescope will be launching on Monday, aiming to push the boundaries of astronomy. The telescope satellite was designed, assembled and deployed fast and relatively cheap, by the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS). Each of the BRIght Target Explorer (BRITE) satellites weigh less than 15 pounds, and are part of a new mission demonstrating...

Maritime Traffic Monitoring Satellite Launched Sunday
2012-07-23 06:04:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A probe that is being touted as the "highest detection performance commercial Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite ever built" was successfully launched into a sun-synchronous polar orbit on Sunday, the UK firm that designed and assembled the craft has announced. In a July 22 statement, Guilford-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) confirmed that the exactView-1 satellite lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome...

Opening Of UK Site Producing The Heart Of Galileo
2012-01-26 05:20:54

The first Galileo satellites are already in orbit, with more on the way. Today ESA´s Director General and the UK´s Universities and Science Minister attended the grand opening of the facility where navigation payloads for the next batch of Galileo satellites are being built. UK company Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) in Guildford, Surrey, is assembling the payloads for the next 14 Galileo satellites. These follow on from the initial four, the second pair of which will be...

New Radar Satellite Sees Through Thick Clouds
2011-11-30 06:00:35

The U.K. government said it plans to start an innovative project to fly radar satellites around the Earth to see the planet's surface through all weather, and regardless of the time of day. The series of satellites could eventually be launched to help enable any place on Earth to be imaged inside 24 hours. Radar is a useful tool in Earth observation because it has the ability to track objects and events on the ground even when there are thick clouds between Earth's surface and the...

2011-10-03 09:26:03

Small satellite pioneer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) plans to jump-start space innovation by combining state-of-the-art avionics with flight proven systems in a low cost 50kg class satellite platform — and for a price tag of around £2m. Adopting a new set of satellite design paradigms, the SSTL-50 microsatellite has a novel dual-mode design with the sole purpose of supporting and stimulating payload and subsystem innovation. One side of the spacecraft will fly the...

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2011-08-18 05:50:00

In an attempt to observe their nation from outer space, recently Nigeria launched two satellites with the help of a Russian Dnepr rocket. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan praised the launch, calling the event, "Another milestone in our nation's effort to solve national problems through space technology," according to the BBC. The satellites, named NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X, were built in the UK at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), with the aid of 26 Nigerian engineers who...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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