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Latest National Geographic Society – Palomar Observatory Sky Survey Stories

2012-07-26 23:00:18

℠Sky Survey´ iPhone & iPad App delivers epic view of all the night´s stars. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Dubbed ℠Sky Survey´, photographer and designer Nick Risinger has released a new iPhone and iPad app that gives users a never before seen view of the heavens. Based on his portrait of the cosmos which gained notoriety in 2011, Sky Survey debuts on the iOS platform to deliver a highly realistic and interactive window to the night sky. “I´ve...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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