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Manatee Nebula Named For Its Resemblance To The Sea Cow
2013-01-19 07:04:37

Thanks to a powerful National Science Foundation telescope and an observation made by one National Radio Astronomy Observatory official, the W50 nebula located approximately 18,000 light years away has a new name – the Manatee Nebula.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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