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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
KINGSBURG, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, by Kimberly and James Dean is the second picture book being offered in the Sun-Maid "Snack 'n'
Previous research has found that the electrical bolts are caused by cosmic radiation and a new study has found that streams of high-energy particles from the Sun accelerated by the solar wind also play a role.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sun Trolley has once again earned top community recognition for fostering mobility and growth in greater Fort Lauderdale.
MELBOURNE, Australia, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following several weeks filming on location at Versailles in France, The Moon and The Sun, an adult fable based on Vonda McIntyre's
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If it weren't for the Sun Trolley, I'd still be able to get around on the county bus, but my trips would be less convenient and less safe.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 750 community leaders, supporters and nonprofit volunteers attended 211 Broward's Nonprofit Academy Awards ceremony which took
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University College of London researchers have explained for the first time the details of how the Sun’s coronal mass ejections behave when falling back onto the star’s surface.
The European Space Agency is preparing a new space mission, named Planetary Transits And Oscillations Of Stars (PLATO), is scheduled for launch in 2024 with a key goal of discovering and learning about extrasolar planets, or "exoplanets."
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...
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 -- 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...
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...
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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