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saturn Shadows and Rings
2014-09-09 07:47:22

Preston Dyches, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Compared to the age of the solar system -- about four-and-a-half billion years -- a couple of decades are next to nothing. Some planetary locales change little over many millions of years, so for scientists who study the planets, any object that evolves on such a short interval makes for a tempting target for study. And so it is with the ever-changing rings of Saturn. Case in point: Saturn's narrow, chaotic...

2014-04-15 23:09:53

The 13 new templates in the eFlip flipbook software, which started off with only 4 templates, serve as additional resources for users to create personalized pdf to flip books (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 eFlip Software Co, the leading choice of editors and publishers for professional Flip Books, has upgraded its standard flipbook software with an addition 13 new templates that has tremendously increased the scope of the usage of the application. The eFlip flipbook software which started off...

2014-02-20 23:05:00

Online leader in business templates, ExcelTemplates.net, adds dozens of Avery templates to online inventory. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Avery Dennison has been responsible for creating some of the most helpful and easy-to-use templates for decades. These Avery templates serve many useful purposes in both the home and office. They can also save users of the templates an incredible amount of time and money. Now, an online leader in Excel templates and spreadsheets has added a new series of...

2013-07-23 23:00:11

In his newly published memoir, titled “Pheidippides & Me,” author Kevin Roy McGraw calls for perseverance in overcoming cancer. Fallbrook, Calif. (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 From author Kevin Roy McGraw, a man who has suffered life’s most terrible illnesses, like brain cancer and Multiple Myeloma, comes an awe-inspiring memoir plunges readers into life’s darkest moments then elevates them to its most triumphant joys. Pheidippides & Me is Kevin Roy McGraw’s newly published...

2013-07-18 23:01:39

TemplateHaven.com Now Offering Complimentary Invitation Templates for Summer Parties, Events (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 With a single step outdoors or a quick glance at the five-day forecast, it’s easy to notice that summer is in full force. While this means scorching temperatures and extreme heat for many folks across the United States, the summer months also means pool parties, picnics and other fun gatherings. Getting the message to your loved ones and making sure everyone is alerted of...

2013-06-20 23:00:30

Email and newsletter templates added to rapidly-growing collection on recently-launched site. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Advances in technology during the digital age have made life for the working population so much easier in many ways. While these advancements have forced the extinction of many of the ways tasks used to be completed, they have also unfortunately ushered in a new set of issues. Each day, millions are confronted with the task of composing time-consuming emails of various forms....

2013-03-12 23:02:01

Funeral template company now offering bookmark templates. CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Elegant Memorials, a leader in online, photo-customized funeral program templates, recently redesigned and upgraded its ever-expanding website to include the sentimental yet popular memorial bookmark templates. These trendy keepsakes complement the line of full-color funeral program cover templates the company also carries, as well as templates for covers that don't use images at all!...

Image 1 - Saturn Moon Has Planet-Like Properties, NASA Finds
2012-04-27 08:07:32

Phoebe, one of Saturn´s 60+ moons, has been found to have planet-like properties, NASA scientists discovered while analyzing swarms of data collected and transmitted by the Cassini orbiter. New analysis of images of Phoebe lead scientists to theorize how the 140-mile-in-diameter rock started life. They suggest that it began its life as a planetoid in the Kuiper belt, a much larger version of the asteroid belt that sits on the outer edge of our planetary system. The scientists...

Image 1 - Cassini Eyes Blazing Trails In Saturn’s F-ring
2012-04-25 03:30:19

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com [ Watch the Video ] Scientists studying images from NASA´s Cassini spacecraft have found evidence of massive snowballs dragging glittering trails from one of Saturn´s rings. Saturn´s F ring has often been thought to be the most affected of the giant plant´s rings, often changing its look over the course of hours. The orbiting debris field measures a few hundred miles wide and is shepherded around the planet by two moons,...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Atlas -- Atlas, the second of Saturn's known satellites, orbits near the outer edge of the A-ring and is about 40 by 20 kilometers (25 by 15 miles) in size. It is probably a shepherd satellite for Saturn's A-ring. Atlas was discovered by R. Terrile in 1980 from photographs taken by Voyager during its encounter with Saturn. ----- Discovered by: R. Terrile/Voyager 1 Date of Discovery: 1980 Distance from Saturn: 137,670 km Radius: 18.517.213.5 km Orbital...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Pan -- Pan, the innermost known satellite, was found from photographs taken by Voyager during its encounter with Saturn. It was discovered by Mark R. Showalter in 1990, 9 years after the Voyager encounter. Pan is located 133,583 kilometers from the center of Saturn and is within the Encke Gap of Saturn's A-ring. It acts as a shepherd and is responsible for keeping the Encke gap open. It has a diameter of 20 kilometers. ----- Discovered by: Mark R. Showalter;...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...

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Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).