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Methane Secrets Hold Key To Understanding Planetary Interiors
2013-09-12 14:28:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature Communications, say their study on methane's secrets will help scientists better understand the chemistry of planetary interiors. Hydrocarbon methane (CH4) is one of the most abundant molecules in the universe, but its behavior under the conditions found in planetary interiors is poorly understand due to contradictory information from various modeling studies. Studying various...

Trojan Asteroids Are More Common Than Previously Believed
2013-08-30 05:06:06

[ Watch the Video: QF99 Motion Animation ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus has been discovered by University of British Columbia astronomers who believe the asteroid - 2011 QF99 - is part of a larger-than-expected population of transient objects temporarily trapped by the gravitational pull of the solar system's giant planets. Trojan asteroids share the orbit of a planet and occupy stable positions known as...

2013-08-27 23:22:10

A leading bottler of sports drinks and teas for major suppliers around the globe with a unique set of variables- water type and flow fluctuations. In addition, a smaller footprint had to be achieved. Beaver Dam, WI (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 ETS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune-Benson, is pleased to supply their ETS ultraviolet disinfection system to treat the process water for a leading bottler of sports drinks and teas for major suppliers around the globe. It is well recognized that...

2013-08-08 23:21:19

ETS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune-Benson, is pleased to announce they have been certified as NSF/ANSI Standard 61 compliant for their UV drinking water systems. Coventry, RI (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 ETS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune-Benson, is pleased to announce they have been certified as NSF/ANSI Standard 61 compliant for their UV drinking water systems. NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects is the standard that establishes the minimum...

2013-08-05 23:20:36

World Volkswagen of Neptune announced that it is offering specials on everything it has available: vehicles, parts, service. Shoppers may just find specials everywhere. NEPTUNE, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 NJ car dealers often deliver on specials and promotions to its customers, and World Volkswagen of Neptune has announced new model, pre-owned, part and service specials. Owners may need help whether purchasing, leasing or looking for the parts and services they need, and World...

2013-07-24 23:19:52

The Neptune-Benson Defender® pool filtration system has been designated as a Smart Approved water saving device by an expert panel supported with a grant from the Water Smart Australia program. Coventry, RI (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Neptune-Benson, LLC (Neptune-Benson), leading manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, has been certified as a Smart Approved water saving device by an expert panel supported with a grant from the Water Smart Australia program. The...

New Neptune Moon
2013-07-15 15:30:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that Neptune has been hiding another moon, bringing the total count of moons orbiting the planet to 14. The new moon, named S/2004 N 1, is no more than 12 miles across, making it the smallest known moon in the Neptunian system. NASA said this moon is so small that it is about 100 million times fainter than the faintest star that can be seen with the naked eye. The moon is so...

2013-07-02 23:24:13

Many NJ car dealers deliver special online tools to their shoppers, and World Volkswagen of Neptune is no different. With its new “Build Your Volkswagen” tool, buyers can get the exact Volkswagen they want. Neptune, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 World Volkswagen of Neptune delivers plenty of options like most NJ car dealers, and the dealership is announcing its newest website tool: “Build Your Volkswagen”. This new tool allows shoppers to build the exact model they want and...


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2009-04-28 11:56:30

Otto Wilhelm von Struve (May 7, 1819 "“ April 14, 1905) was a Russian astronomer of Baltic German descent. He is one of many renowned astronomers in his family. Struve was born the son of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, in Tartu, Estonia. He had two sons, Hermann and Ludwig Struve. Otto Willhelm von Struve assisted his director father at the Pulkovo Observatory and succeeded him as director until 1889. He also continued his father's footsteps in discovering double...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Retrograde Motion -- Retrograde motion is the orbital motion of a body in a direction opposite that which is normal to spatial bodies within a given system. 'Retrograde' derives from the Latin words retro, backwards, and gradus, step. In the Solar system, mostly everything rotates in the same sense: all major planets orbit the Sun counterclockwise as seen from the pole star (Polaris). Most planets spin in the same sense, including Earth. The same happens with the orbital motions of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Planet -- A planet is a body of considerable mass that orbits a star and that doesn't produce energy through nuclear fusion. Until recently, only nine were known (all of them in our own Solar system). As of the end of 2002 over 100 are known, with all of the new discoveries being extrasolar planets. Astronomers often call asteroids minor planets, and call the larger planetary bodies (those which are commonly called planets) major planets. Planets within the solar system can be...

Gas Giant
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Gas Giant -- A gas giant is a generic astronomical term invented by the science fiction writer James Blish to describe any large planet that is not composed mostly of rock or other solid matter. Gas giants may still have a solid core - in fact, it is expected that such a core is probably required for a gas giant to form - but the majority of its mass is in the form of gas (or gas compressed into a liquid state). Unlike rocky planets, gas giants do not have a well-defined surface. There...

Solar System
2012-10-22 06:09:41

The Solar System refers to the area in space that is dominated by our own Sun. It is comprised of the Sun and its associated astronomical objects that are held in its gravitational orbit. The Solar System was formed as a result of the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. The mass of this system is located almost entirely in the Sun. Apart from the Sun, a high percentage of the remainder of the system’s mass is located in the eight solitary planets that...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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