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Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australian astronomers are expecting two sky surveys will be on par to discover some 700,000 new galaxies in 2013. The sky surveys, named Wallaby and Dingo, were officially opened earlier this year as part of the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (Askap). The $105 million Askap is located in a remote desert region of Western Australia, roughly 200 miles from Geraldton. Askap consists of 36 dishes, each 39 feet wide,...
A study conducted by an Australian science agency has discovered signs that the country's ancient Aborigines may have been the world's first astronomers, pre-dating Stonehenge by more than a thousand years. Professor Ray Norris, of the Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO), said detailed knowledge of the stars through songs and stories had been passed down through generations by the Aboriginal people, whose history dates back tens of thousands of years. "We know there's...
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.