Quantcast

Latest Phil Nicholson Stories

Transit Of Venus Across The Sun Occurs Today
2012-12-21 07:49:58

Phil Nicholson, a Cornell University scientists said this week that Venus will be making a second transit across the face of the Sun on December 21, 2012.

8911a602cdbc16c25bdf1a0b8c2b902f1
2006-10-12 00:00:00

Cassini scientists are on the trail of the missing moons of Saturn. A recent observation by the spacecraft leads them to believe that they will find the moons near newly discovered rings around the planet.

3c4fb4409337a6994b7a02c4426f23391
2006-10-11 13:15:00

Saturn appears dressed to the nines, "wearing" a strand of "pearls" in a stunning infrared image from the Cassini spacecraft that showcases a meteorological phenomenon.

29d265c60d511cd0b61ba459995aef811
2005-11-10 17:50:00

By watching a distant star as it passed behind Saturn's outer rings, Cornell University astronomers on NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn have found the most direct evidence to date of patterns, called gravitational wakes, within the planet's outer rings.


Word of the Day
definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
Related