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2005-01-08 00:35:00

Images returned by NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras during a New Year's Eve flyby of Saturn's moon Iapetus (eye-APP-eh- tuss) show startling surface features that are fueling heated scientific discussions about their origin.

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2004-12-31 07:40:00

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to cap off 2004 with an encounter of Saturn's ying-yang moon Iapetus (eye-APP-eh-tuss) on New Year's Eve.

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2004-12-30 08:05:00

Using an infrared spectrometer on the Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft, researchers have measured the temperature, winds and chemical composition of Saturn, its rings and one of its moons, Phoebe.

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2004-12-19 10:40:00

As hard as it might be to imagine a lightning bolt a million times stronger than on Earth, Saturn offers such enormous storms. The approaching Cassini spacecraft detected disruption of its radio signals nearly 100 million miles from the planet.

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2004-12-17 07:55:00

A massive eruption of atomic oxygen from Saturn's outer rings, seen by Cassini's ultraviolet camera as the spacecraft neared its destination, may be an indication that the planet's wispy E ring is eroding so fast that it could disappear within 100 million years if not replenished.


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Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
2009-06-16 18:51:52

The Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) is a species of passerine bird that is found in eastern North America. It is a migratory species and winters in the southern USA and Central America. It is a rare visitor to western Europe. Its breeding habitat is open woodland, farmland, and suburbs. It is often seen near water. It is one of the last birds to leave its breeding grounds in the fall, and is one of the earliest to come back. Despite changes in climate, the Eastern Phoebe's migration patterns...

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2009-04-07 14:36:42

The Vermillion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) is a species of passerine bird that is found in the southwestern United States, Central America, and northern and central South America. It is also found further south to central Argentina. It is the only species in the genus Pyrocephalus. The adult is about 7 inches long. The male is bright red in color with dark brown plumage. The female has a peach-colored belly with dark gray upperparts. The female is also similar in appearance to Say's...

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2005-06-02 09:18:18

Sayornis saya - more commonly known as the Say's Phoebe - is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. Adults have brownish-grey upperparts with an orange-brown belly and light grey on the throat and breast. Younger birds have cinnamon wing bars while adult birds have no wing bars. They breed in dry open or semi-open areas across western North America from Alaska to Mexico in open-cup nests in a natural or man-made cavity or on a ledge. These birds migrate to southern Mexico...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Phoebe -- Phoebe is the outermost of Saturn's known moons. Phoebe is almost 4 times more distant from Saturn than its nearest neighbor (Iapetus). It was discovered by William Henry Pickering in 1898. Most of Saturn's moons have very bright surfaces, but Phoebe's albedo is very low (.06), as dark as lampblack. All of Saturn's moons except for Phoebe and Iapetus orbit very nearly in the plane of Saturn's equator. Phoebe's orbit is retrograde, inclined almost 175, and is...

Saturn's Moon Hyperion
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Hyperion -- Hyperion is a moon of Saturn discovered by Bond and Lassell in 1848. It is the largest highly irregular (non-spherical) body in the solar system (Proteus is quite a bit larger but is almost spherical). It seems likely that Hyperion is a fragment of a larger body that was broken by a large impact in the distant past. The largest crater on its surface is approximately 120 kilometers in diameter and 10 kilometers deep. Like most of Saturn's moons, Hyperion's low...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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