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2014-10-30 20:20:34

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What's better than one Sun Trolley? Two Sun Trolleys! Starting Monday, November 3, 2014, an additional bus will operate along the Neighborhood Link, which covers the area from Andrews Avenue west to State Road 7 and SW 6 Street north to NW 16 Street. The additional bus will increase the number of daily round trips from the Broward Central Bus Terminal from four to seven and is expected to cut wait times in half. Operating hours...

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2014-10-01 04:38:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The strongest, hottest and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star was detected by NASA's Swift satellite on April 23. The first salvo from this record-setting series of flares was easily 10,000 times more powerful than the largest solar flare ever recorded from our own Sun. "We used to think major flaring episodes from red dwarfs lasted no more than a day, but Swift detected at least seven...

2014-09-10 20:20:26

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sun Trolley has announced the addition of new security cameras and display systems in all of the trolleys servicing its seven routes. These security and display systems offer several additional benefits for the approximately 40,000 passengers who utilize one or more of the Sun Trolley's routes per month. In addition to on-board security cameras, the trolleys will now sport exterior LED Screens that display route information,...

2014-07-24 23:04:46

Exhibit and Website Inspire Families to Look Up, Explore the Sun, the Moon and the Stars Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Boston Children’s Museum opens a new exhibit on Saturday, July 26, My Sky, funded by NASA and created through a partnership between Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The exhibit is an immersive and inspiring traveling exhibit designed to engage adults and children, ages 5 – 10, in early investigations of astronomical science....

2014-07-21 16:24:53

British Readers Assured London Bridge is Definitely Not Falling Down LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood celebrities aren't the only ones who have a problem with British tabloid media. After the U.K.'s The Sun ran a false June 16 story claiming the city's iconic London Bridge could be "bulldozed" to make room for drug tourism, the Convention & Visitors Bureau sprang into action. As a result, the newspaper ran a page two correction on July 21. It...

2014-07-15 23:11:47

Create a striking look in the garden with mandevillas until fall’s first frost. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Suntory Flowers’ Sun Parasol mandevillas, the tropical vines with trumpet-shaped flowers, are easy to grow and ideal for a unique look. These bold flowers add high impact color to containers, patios and landscapes. Plus, the tubular flowers are also known to attract hummingbirds to the garden. Though these natural climbers are usually found growing along trellises, there...

exoplanet Artist concept
2014-07-12 04:15:39

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The holy grail of planetary astronomy is to find a solar system that mirrors our own. While a lot of effort has been placed on finding a planet with Earth-like properties – the right size, an atmosphere, the right temperature – are of equal importance in the search for a Sun-like star. Such a glowing orb would need to have a similar mass, temperature, and spectral type. These parameters are somewhat easy to measure, but...

2014-07-01 23:13:44

‘Shadows over the Sun’ represents a woman’s voice that encourages readers (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 AUSTRALIA – One woman’s voice whose life journey has never been easy, an encouragement to others that have experienced life’s adversities; author Giselle J. Robin’s “Shadows over the Sun” speaks to readers who are currently battling their own demons. An honest account of Robin’s life journey, this memoir primarily demonstrates how she overcame life struggles; showing a...

coronal puff
2014-06-23 11:26:58

Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) A suite of Sun-gazing spacecraft, SOHO, STEREO and Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), have spotted an unusual series of eruptions in which a series of fast 'puffs' force the slow ejection of a massive burst of plasma from the Sun's corona. The eruptions took place over a period of three days, starting on 17 January 2013. Images and animations of the phenomena were presented at the National Astronomy Meeting 2014 in Portsmouth by Nathalia Alzate on Monday 23...

2014-06-18 16:24:08

KINGSBURG, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mixed-Up Chameleon, by Eric Carle is the third and final picture book being offered in the Sun-Maid "Snack 'n' Read" series with HarperCollins Publishers. The hardcover book, valued at $17.99, can be purchased with proof of purchase of any 6-pack of Sun-Maid natural raisins and $1.95. Plus, every book purchase is automatically entered into a Sweepstakes drawing for a library of classic books valued at $420. The second 10 winners...


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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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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