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Archive for November 5, 2010

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 6, A famous variable star in

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 6, A famous variable star in the constellation Cepheus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Delta Cephei is a famous variable star in the constellation Cepheus. With clock-like precision, this rather faint star doubles in brightness every 5.36 days. You can see the brightness change best if you contrast this star to others nearby. The constellation Cepheus requires a dark sky to be seen, but if you can spot this constellation, you might be able to find the variable star. You will find it high in your northern ... Full Story

Meningitis, a mother’s story

Meningitis, a mother’s story

  Help Protect Your Children from Meningitis By Shara Ludlum As a mother of two active preteen children, I do all that I can to keep them healthy and safe. Now that school is back in session, I encourage all parents to learn about meningococcal meningitis and speak with their child’s health-care provider about vaccination. Meningococcal meningitis is a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can take an otherwise healthy child’s life in just a single day. The Centers for ... Full Story

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