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2015-05-21 08:28:48

Small Town Attracts Big Time Car Collectors and their Rides to Rally Weekend SUN VALLEY, Idaho, May.

2015-04-29 23:02:45

Groundbreaking images of the Sun captured by scientists at NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae – the dark patches in

2015-04-22 04:21:20

Natural skin care company offers skin saving tips and special product pricing BOULDER, Colo., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerned with the dramatic acceleration in skin cancer diagnoses

2015-04-17 23:04:58

The UV Skinz 2015 Spring Collection is here, and the Sun Protective Clothing Company has their 'Sights on Stripes', offering new and fashionable options for every member of the family!

2015-04-17 20:20:22

TAMPA, Fla., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If you hear the skies over Tampa rumbling like never before, it won't be coming from MacDill Air Force Base! Next Wednesday morning around 8:00 am,

2015-04-09 23:01:01

The Sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years, according to new research led by NCAR.

2015-04-01 16:22:08

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sun Trolley, the City of Fort Lauderdale, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are pleased to announce that the FREE Uptown

2015-03-31 16:23:29

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Passengers who want to catch a lift on Lauderdale-By-The-Sea's free Pelican Hopper community shuttle service can now use their smart phone

2014-11-03 12:26:10

Winning Filmmaker Will Be Granted an African Expedition to Document Their Wildlife Interactions for Nat Geo WILD Viewers WASHINGTON, Nov.


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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Stellar Evolution -- Stellar evolution is the process of formation, life, and death of stars. It is one of the major topics of cosmogony. Star Birth and Life A star starts out as an enormous cloud of gas and dust many light-years across. Star formation begins when the cloud begins to condense under its own gravity. The processes that initiate this contraction are not fully understood. The cloud fragments fuse into stellar mass clouds known as protostars. Protostars do not emit...

Solar System
2012-10-22 06:09:41

The Solar System refers to the area in space that is dominated by our own Sun. It is comprised of the Sun and its associated astronomical objects that are held in its gravitational orbit. The Solar System was formed as a result of the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. The mass of this system is located almost entirely in the Sun. Apart from the Sun, a high percentage of the remainder of the system’s mass is located in the eight solitary planets that...

Solar Eclipse
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Eclipse -- A solar eclipse occurs when Sun, Moon and Earth are on a single line, the Moon being in the middle. Seen from the Earth, the Moon is in front of the Sun and thus part or all of the light of the Sun is hidden by the Moon. Thus it may seem that a piece has been taken out of the Sun, or that it has suddenly disappeared. There are three types of solar eclipses: -- A partial solar eclipse: Only part of the Sun and the Moon overlap -- A total solar eclipse: All of the Sun is...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Sun -- intensely hot, self-luminous body of gases at the center of the solar system. Its gravitational attraction maintains the planets, comets, and other bodies of the solar system in their orbits. The sun is actually a star of about medium size; it appears larger than the other stars because of its relative nearness to the earth. The earth's distance from the sun varies from 91,377,000 mi (147,053,000 km) at perihelion to 94,537,000 mi (152,138,000 km) at aphelion (see apsis). The...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Vega -- Vega (Alpha Lyrae) is the lead star in the constellation Lyra, reaching near directly overhead the mid-northern latitudes, during the summer. It's a "nearby star" at only 25 light years distant and together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the brightest stars in the Sun's neighbourhood. Vega is a vertex of the Summer Triangle. Its spectral class is A0V (Sirius, an A1V, is slightly less powerful) and it's firmly in the main sequence, fusing hydrogen to helium in its core....

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.