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NASA Finds New Asteroid Belt Discovered Orbiting Vega
2013-01-09 15:11:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of U.S. astronomers has discovered what looks to be a large asteroid belt orbiting around Vega, the second-brightest star in the northern sky, NASA officials announced on Tuesday. Using data obtained from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory, the researchers discovered infrared light emitted by warm and cold dust in bands around both Vega and Fomalhaut, a second...

2012-09-14 23:03:29

55 Cyclists Ride for Charity from San Francisco to Los Angeles Powered by Plant-Based Vega Sport BURNABY, BC (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Vega, creator of award-winning, premium plant-based natural health and performance nutrition products, fuels the leukemia research fundraising efforts of cycling team Fireflies West. With a goal of raising $120,000 for the City of Hope Hospital in Southern California, the 55-cyclist Fireflies West team departs from San Francisco, biking 550 miles to Los...

2012-07-09 23:00:27

Brendan Brazier, vegan, Ironman champion and best-selling author on plant-based nutrition, and Peggy Kotsopoulos, Team Vega´s registered holistic nutritionist and health educator, offer advice on how to stay cool naturally. Burnaby, BC (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 Two experts from Vega — the leading plant-based, natural health and performance products company — are offering tips to beat the summer heat, naturally. Brendan Brazier, vegan, Ironman champion and best-selling author...

2012-07-03 23:03:19

Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman tri-athlete and formulator of Vega´s plant-based, natural health and performance products, has been chosen to serve as a contributing expert on the International Golf Performance Institute Council. Burnaby, BC (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman tri-athlete and formulator of Vega´s plant-based, natural health and performance products, has been chosen to serve as a contributing expert on the International Golf...


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2009-04-28 12:02:57

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (April 15, 1793 "“ November 23, 1864) was a Baltic-German astronomer, and member of a celebrated line of astronomers. He is best known for his advanced observations of double-stars. He was born in Altona, Denmark, what is currently Germany. He was the son of the renowned Jacob Struve, and was the second of a five-generation legacy of astronomers down to his great-grandchildren. When Germany was occupied by the French, Struve's father, Jacob,...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lyra Constellation -- Lyra (the lyre) is a prominent, although fairly small, northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the modern 88 constellations. Its brightest star is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), which together with Altair (Alpha Aquilae) and Deneb (Alpha Cygni) forms the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle. Beta Lyr is a half separated (i.e. one of the stars reached its Rochevolume) eclipsing binary of a cream-white colour. The...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cygnus Constellation -- Cygnus (the swan) is a northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. Because of the pattern of its main stars, it is sometimes called the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). The bird extends over the summer Milky Way, appearing to fly south. Notable features Cygnus contains several bright stars. Deneb, α Cygni, is an extremely brilliant star, very prominent despite...

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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'