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2011-10-18 09:45:39

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's Fermi team recently released the second catalog of gamma-ray sources detected by their satellite's Large Area Telescope (LAT). Of the 1873 sources found, nearly 600 are complete mysteries. No one knows what they are. "Fermi sees gamma rays coming from directions in the sky where there are no obvious objects likely to produce gamma rays," says David Thompson, Fermi Deputy Project Scientist from Goddard Space Flight Center. Gamma rays are by their very nature...

2011-07-15 00:00:37

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft has once again been ranked as the #1 Solar Company by the North Bay Business Journal's list of solar companies, ranked first by last year's North Bay solar revenues, then by North Bay employees. North Bay Business Journal's Lists are the definitive source of business information in the North Bay, including the largest companies in a wide range of major industries: Banking & Finance, Health Care, Construction, Wine, Technology and Real Estate. Novato, CA...

2011-06-16 16:33:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Country Baseball will celebrate its 2nd full season of play this week with a Season Opening Celebration with a double header at Rec Park in Healdsburg, CA, this Saturday, June 18th. 2:30pm Santa Rosa Gnats vs Oakville Aces6:30pm Windsor Wonders vs Healdsburg Owls. Featured food vendors will include Old Mexico and WillieBirds BBQ. Oakland A's legend Shooty Babitt will be throwing out the first pitch. Healdsburg Rec Park is at 515...

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2010-11-09 14:20:00

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way. The feature spans 50,000 light-years and may be the remnant of an eruption from a supersized black hole at the center of our galaxy. "What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center," said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who first recognized the...

2010-11-02 12:17:44

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 9, to discuss a new discovery by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light. The soon-to-be published findings include the discovery of enormous but previously unrecognized "gamma-ray bubbles" centered in the Milky Way. Teleconference panelists are: - Jon Morse, director, Astrophysics Division, NASA Headquarters in Washington- Julie McEnery, Fermi project scientist, NASA's Goddard...

2010-10-26 11:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams Selyem winery announced today the release of a study on the economic impact of a new regulation proposed by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) that would restrict vineyards from using the Russian River, its tributaries and connected groundwater as a source of frost protection water. The study is authored by Robert Eyler, Professor and Chair of Economics at Sonoma State University and director of the Center for Regional...

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2010-03-03 08:31:59

One of the pleasures of perusing ancient maps is locating regions so poorly explored that mapmakers warned of dragons and sea monsters. Now, astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope find themselves in the same situation as cartographers of old. A new study of the ever-present fog of gamma rays from sources outside our galaxy shows that less than a third of the emission arises from what astronomers once considered the most likely suspects -- black-hole-powered jets from active...

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2009-10-27 12:18:52

NASA will hold a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to discuss the first-year science results from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. This event replaces the originally scheduled Oct. 29 media conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Fermi studies gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light. Findings discussed will include measurements relevant to the search for new theories of gravity. The panelists are: - Jon Morse, director, Astrophysics Division, NASA...

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2009-09-09 11:45:00

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Space Science Division and a team of international researchers have positively identified cosmic sources of gamma-ray emissions through the discovery of 16 pulsating neutron stars. Using the Large Area Telescope (LAT), the primary instrument on NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope satellite, the discoveries were made by conducting blind frequency searches on the sparse photon data provided by the LAT. The photons had energies between 20...

2009-07-28 15:01:15

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is making some exciting discoveries about cosmic rays and the Large Area Telescope aboard Fermi is the tool in this investigation. Scientists in the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) Space Science Division were instrumental in the design and development of the Large Area Telescope (LAT).Cosmic rays are electrons, positrons, and atomic nuclei that move at nearly the speed of light. Astronomers believe that the high-energy cosmic rays originate from...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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