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detailed image toby jug nebula
2013-10-09 10:49:21

[ Watch The Video: Zooming In On To The Toby Jug Nebula ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ESO astronomers using the European Souther Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) reported today that they have captured a detailed image of the Toby Jug Nebula. The nebula featured in the latest ESO image is a cloud of gas and dust surrounding a red giant star. The image shows the characteristic arc structure of the nebula resembles a jug with a handle. The Toby Jug...

You Are Invited To Join In On European Researchers’ Night
2013-09-18 12:31:23

ESA CERN, ESA, ESO and UNESCO in partnership with the Italian Institute of Astrophysics invite the public to Origins 2013, an exceptional event taking place simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Bologna on European Researchers’ Night, 27 September. People around the world are invited to follow the event live through a webcast to celebrate the achievements of particle physics and astrophysics. Together, these research areas address fundamental questions linked to our origins, from the...

Sharpest Ever Image Of Prawn Nebula Unveiled
2013-09-18 10:42:57

[ Watch the Video: Zooming In On The Prawn Nebula ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Paranal Observatory in Chile have taken the sharpest image ever of the Prawn Nebula. The stellar nursery, formally known as IC 4628, sits 6,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The new image shows clumps of hot new-born stars nestled among the clouds making up the...

Astronomers Find Peanut Sitting In Middle Of Milky Way
2013-09-12 10:32:13

[ Watch the Video: Artist's Impression Of The Milky Way ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers, publishing two papers in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, say they've found a peanut sitting in the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. Two teams used data from European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes to create a three-dimensional map of the central parts of the Milky Way. While crafting the map they found that the inner regions of the galaxy take on a...

New Smartphone Satnav App Can Give Your Own Personalized City Tour
2013-09-10 13:33:51

ESA Visiting a new city and want to find something interesting to do? Just turn on a new smartphone satnav app from an ESA start-up company for your own personalized city tour. Already covering 11 major European cities, the Farol City Guides app is an easy solution for people with a few hours to spare. In 2012, it was selected by the Portuguese city Porto as the official guide. When preparing your personalized city tour, this intelligent app considers time available, location and...

2013-09-06 23:19:26

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) provides guidelines and tips to ensure a safe school year. Irving, TX (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Formulating a campus safety plan for students and school personnel became one of the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) priorities after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Since the beginning of 2000, more than 150 students have been killed in campus shooting incidents in the United States, with almost the same number sustaining injuries. Many of these...

CERN Looks To Tweetup On Eve Of Open Days
2013-08-29 19:03:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The origins of the universe still remain very much of mystery, but a lucky few may get to take part in a special tweetup in Geneva next month at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, and even get a behind-the-scenes preview in advance of CERN’s Open Days on Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29. Between now and Sunday, September 8, CERN will select participants from a handful of @CERN Twitter followers, who...

200 New Start-ups Launched By ESA’s Business Incubation Centres
2013-08-29 09:00:22

ESA When it comes to innovation, the sky is not the limit – this month sees the 200th new start-up company launched through ESA’s Business Incubation Centres. Whether it’s for quick mapping of disaster-stricken areas by crowdsourcing, offering smarter transportation solutions, alternative energy handling or improving production technologies, these start-ups benefit local economies while promoting the use of space technology in terrestrial applications. All of these start-ups...

Sharpest Photos Ever of the Night Sky
2013-08-22 04:43:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronomers from the University of Arizona, the Arcetri Observatory in Italy and the Carnegie Observatory have used a new type of telescope camera to capture the highest-resolution images of the night sky ever – answering some longstanding questions about planetary formation in the process. The technology, which has been in development at Arizona observatories for over two decades, was recently deployed in the high desert of...

Unmanned Microplanes Offered For Surveys
2013-08-14 12:40:14

ESA [ Watch The Video - Surveying Made Easy By Microplanes ] Smart and quick land surveys by unmanned microplanes are now offered by the German company MAVinci, an alumnus of ESA Business Incubation Centre Darmstadt. Guided completely by satnav and following predefined routes, the company’s automatic micro air-vehicles (UAVs), with their 1.6 m wingspan and less than 3 kg take-off weight, take precise aerial photos that used to require conventional piloted aircraft. “Our UAVs...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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