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2010-08-12 11:30:00

The annual Perseid meteor shower this week is predicted to be a grand event with peak viewing times Thursday night August 12 into the early pre-dawn hours Friday August 13. According to NASA, the shower may produce a display of up to 80 meteors an hour. For best views of the event, experts are urging spectators to get as far away from city lights as possible. The Perseid meteor shower has been ongoing for about a week and peak times were set for Wednesday night into Thursday morning, and...

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2010-08-06 06:50:00

You know it's a good night when a beautiful alignment of planets is the second best thing that's going to happen. Thursday, August 12th, is such a night. The show begins at sundown when Venus, Saturn, Mars and the crescent Moon pop out of the western twilight in tight conjunction. All four heavenly objects will fit within a circle about 10 degrees in diameter, beaming together through the dusky colors of sunset. No telescope is required to enjoy this naked-eye event: sky map. The planets...

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2010-04-22 10:30:00

There are seven major meteor showers remaining in 2010 (the Quadrantids occurred in early January 2010), with some more active than others.  For example, April's Lyrids are expected to produce about 15 meteors an hour at their peak for observers viewing in good conditions. Now, if you put the same observer in the same good conditions during a higher-rate shower like August's Perseids or December's Geminids, that person could witness up to 100 meteors an hour during peak activity....

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2009-11-17 08:20:00

This year's Leonid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. If forecasters are correct, the shower should produce a mild but pretty sprinkling of meteors over North America followed by a more intense outburst over Asia. The phase of the Moon will be new, setting the stage for what could be one of the best Leonid showers in years. "We're predicting 20 to 30 meteors per hour over the Americas, and as many as 200 to 300 per hour over Asia," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment...

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2009-10-19 13:50:00

The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week and it could be a very good show. "Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, the source of the Orionids," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "Flakes of comet dust hitting the atmosphere should give us dozens of meteors per hour." The best time to look is before sunrise on Wednesday, Oct. 21st. That's when Earth encounters the densest part of Halley's debris stream. Observing is easy: Wake up a few hours...

2009-10-12 07:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radiant Logistics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RLGT), a domestic and international logistics services company, today announced further gains in the growth of its North American operations opening a new Airgroup office in San Antonio, Texas. Airgroup-SAT will operate as a new exclusive agent location and leverage the Company's robust technology platform and global network to provide domestic and international freight forwarding and logistics...

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2009-08-10 15:30:00

Splat! There goes another bug on the windshield.Anyone who's ever driven down a country lane has seen it happen. A fast moving car, a cloud of multiplying insects, and a big disgusting mess.The next time that happens to you, instead of grossing out, try thinking of the experience as an astronomy lesson. Your car is Earth. The bugs are tiny flakes of comet dust. The carnage on your windshield ... it's a meteor shower!Earth, like a speeding car, races around the Sun sweeping up everything in...

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2009-07-31 06:15:00

Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the shower won't peak until August 11th and 12th, the show is already getting underway. Don't get too excited, cautions Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "We're just in the outskirts of the debris stream now. If you go out at night and stare at the sky, you'll probably only see a few Perseids per hour." This will change, however, as August unfolds....

2009-07-13 15:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radiant Logistics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RLGT), a domestic and international logistics services company, today announced further gains in the growth of its Airgroup network with a new office opening in Atlanta, Georgia. The Airgroup-ATL regional office will leverage the Company's robust technology platform and global network to provide domestic and international freight forwarding and logistics services and operate from a facility...

2009-06-23 15:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radiant Logistics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RLGT), a domestic and international logistics services company, today announced further gains in the growth of its Airgroup network with a new office opening in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Airgroup-IND regional office will leverage the Company's robust technology platform and global network to provide domestic and international freight forwarding and logistics services throughout the mid-west and...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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