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2011-09-19 13:40:00

The Pittcon Registration Committee is pleased to announce that conferee registration is now open for Pittcon 2012. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 The Pittcon Registration Committee is pleased to announce that conferee registration is now open for Pittcon 2012, which will be held March 11-15, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, Florida. Conferees registering before February 13, 2012, will save 50% on the registration fee. The low priced early discount fee...

Milky Way's Spiral Arms Created By Collision With Another Galaxy
2011-09-15 09:56:33

  The Milky Way's trademark features, its iconic spiral arms, were likely formed when the galaxy collided with the Sagittarius Dwarf galaxy, researchers announced on Thursday. In their study, University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral research associate Christopher W. Purcell and colleagues were the first to use supercomputers to re-create repeated collisions between the two galaxies, which scientists previously believed had little impact on the Milky Way. According to a University...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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