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Archive for March 3, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    NGC 6914 Nebulae Credit: Descubre Foundation, CAHA, OAUV, DSA, Vicent Peris (OAUV), Jack Harvey (SSRO), Juan Conejero (PixInsight) Explanation: A dramatic study in contrasts, this colorful skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas in NGC 6914. The complex of nebulae lies some 6,000 light-years away, toward the high-flying northern constellation Cygnus and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. With foreground dust clouds in silhouette, both reddish ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 4, Bright star Arcturus is a

Sky Tonight—March 4, Bright star Arcturus is a harbinger of spring

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The gloriously bright star Arcturus rises into your east-northeastern sky around 9 p.m. tonight. This yellow-orange beauty – like any brilliant star – sparkles wildly when it hovers near the horizon. Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation Bootes, which represents a Herdsman – though to our modern eyes, this star formation might look more like a kite or snow cone. Arcturus is the fourth ... Full Story

World News-Iraq and Afghanistan

Links to Articles about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars   US air force members shot dead at Frankfurt airport   Afghanistan: Children Killed in US Attack, Hamid Karzai Says ‎ ‎ Petraeus Apologizes After Gunships Kill 9 Afghan Children   As of Tuesday, day 3419 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2873 of ...   Bomb kills nine civilians in Afghanistan ‎ No Other Way Out Just Foreign Policy: Iraq Deaths

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