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2014-09-01 03:00:50

Dave Finley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory Astronomers have used a worldwide network of radio telescopes to resolve a controversy over the distance to a famous star cluster -- a controversy that posed a potential challenge to scientists' basic understanding of how stars form and evolve. The new work shows that the measurement made by a cosmic-mapping research satellite was wrong. The astronomers studied the Pleiades, the famous "Seven Sisters" star cluster in the constellation...

NASA Experts Showcase Science, Technology At SC13 Supercomputing Conference
2013-11-14 14:13:21

NASA Some of NASA's best and brightest will showcase more than 30 of the agency's exciting computational achievements at SC13, the international supercomputing conference, Nov. 17-22, 2013 in Denver. Highlights include: -- a summary of supercomputing-assisted science revelations made during NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's first year on the Red Planet; -- the Kepler mission's new data-centric strategy for continuing the search for Earth-sized planets; -- unique insights into the...

Cats Paw Nebula Baby Boom
2013-06-06 13:58:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers presented research on Wednesday at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) about how the Cat's Paw Nebula is experiencing a "baby boom." The team said the nebula, or NGC 6334, is forming stars at a more rapid pace than the Orion Nebula, which is one of the closest stellar nurseries to Earth. "It might resemble a 'mini-starburst,' similar to a scaled-down version of the spectacular bursts sometimes seen in other...

NASA Supercomputer Gets A Boost
2012-06-20 04:24:01

NASA's flagship Pleiades supercomputer just received a boost to help keep pace with the intensive number-crunching requirements of scientists and engineers working on some of the agency's most challenging missions. Pleiades is critical for the modeling, simulation and analysis of a diverse set of agency projects in aeronautics research, Earth and space sciences and the design and operation of future space exploration vehicles. The supercomputer is located at the NASA Advanced...

Image 1 - Venus Invades the Pleiades
2012-04-03 03:00:29

Watch out Seven Sisters, Venus is coming. This week the second planet from the sun will pass directly in front of the Pleiades star cluster. It's a rare sunset conjunction that's easy to find with the unaided eye, but best seen through binoculars or a small telescope. The action began on Monday evening, April 2nd, when Venus enters the outskirts of the little dipper-shaped asterism. Look west at sunset for Venus--it's the brightest thing around--then scan the area using binoculars. The...

Venus, Mars Top Stargazing Attractions For April
2012-04-01 05:35:25

Venus's rendezvous with the Pleiades star cluster and the increasing prominence of Mars in the east-southeast part of the sky mark two of the highlights for stargazers to enjoy during the month of April. According to Joe Rao of Space.com, Earth's so-called sister planet will be visible near the star cluster known as the Seven Sisters in the west-northwestern part of the sky on Tuesday, April 3. Venus will pass within a half-degree to the south of the Pleiades that evening, Rao said. The...

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2011-06-21 08:20:00

NASA's largest supercomputer is seventh on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful, high-performance computers. The announcement was made at the 26th International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Pleiades, located at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., supports more than 1,000 active users around the country who are advancing our knowledge about the Earth, solar system and the universe. Pleiades is used to meet the computing needs on NASA's most demanding...

2010-11-10 08:00:35

NASA will showcase the latest achievements in climate simulation, space exploration, aeronautics engineering, science research and supercomputing technology at the 23rd annual Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) meeting. The leading international conference on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be held Nov. 13-19, 2010, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. NASA's SC10 exhibit will feature nearly 50 demonstrations including high-resolution simulations...

2010-05-13 02:00:00

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, very rare 1 BC - 2 AD Gold artifacts, symbolically named as "The Pleiades Star Crescent Necklace & Amulet" became internationally available for acquisition on KingsNecklace.com. What is unusually rare about these artifacts is that the ancient pair represents the most Holy Symbol of ISLAM - The Crescent Moon and The Star and The Pleiades Star Cluster. Although The Crescent and Star symbol is much older than Islam itself, the...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Orion (the hunter) Constellation -- Location: Celestial Equator (visible in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres); Coordinates: Right Ascension: 05h; Declination: -05; Source: Greek mythology, Arab, ancient Indian & Egyptian The pattern in the constellation Orion was recognized as a human figure by many ancient cultures. Orion's position on the Celestial Equator makes it visible all over our planet. Ancient Indians saw the figure as a king who had been shot by an arrow (represented by...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Star Cluster -- Star clusters are physically bound systems of stars. In order of low compactness to high compactness (and in some sense also age) they range from stellar associations to open clusters to globular clusters. Star clusters are held together by the gravitation of their members. Due to both external (encounters with massive objects, influence of the host galaxy) and internal (encounters with other cluster members, stellar evolution) influences, clusters slowly evaporate. Their...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Open Cluster -- An open cluster is a group of star formed from a molecular cloud, the illuminated parts of which we see as one or more nebulae. They are also called galactic clusters since they exist within the galaxy. All the stars in an open cluster have more or less the same age and the same chemical composition, so any difference between them is solely due to their mass. Most open clusters are dominated by their O-type and B-type giant blue stars, which are very luminous but...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Pleiades -- in astronomy, in astronomy, famous open star cluster in the constellation Taurus; cataloged as M45. The cluster consists of some 500 stars, has a diameter of 35 light-years, and is 400 light- years distant from the earth. Six stars are easily visible to the naked eyeAlcyone (the brightest), Electra, Celaeno, Sterope, Maia, and Taygete. Known as the Seven Sisters, this group was named by the Greeks for the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione; the seventh Pleiad was,...

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