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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-17-03

    02/17/2003 12:11:26 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 315+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-17-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 February 17 Universe Age from Microwave Background Credit: WMAP Science Team, NASA Explanation: The above sky map tells us the universe is 13.7 billion years old -- but how? At first look, one only sees the microwave glow of gas from our Milky Way Galaxy, coded red, and a spotty pattern of microwaves emitted from the early universe, coded in gray. The gray cosmic microwave background is...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-09-03

    02/09/2003 5:17:53 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 370+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-09-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 February 9 COBE Dipole: Speeding Through the Universe Credit: DMR, COBE, NASA, Four-Year Sky Map Explanation: Our Earth is not at rest. The Earth moves around the Sun. The Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy orbits in the Local Group of Galaxies. The Local Group falls toward the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies. But these speeds are less than the speed...
  • The Right to self-determination and the Serbian Question

    10/08/2002 3:19:36 PM PDT · by DestroyEraseImprove · 22 replies · 442+ views
    Rastko ^ | 1995 | Dr Slavenko Terzić
    Source: The Serbian Questions in The Balkans, University of Belgrade, publisher - Faculty of Geography, Belgrade 1995. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the twentieth century, South-eastern Europe saw the rise and demise of the Yugoslav idea which resulted in the creation and destruction of the common Yugoslav state. The fate of the Serbian people, the most numerous people in the central part of this region, which gave the greatest contribution to the creation of the common state, but which also became the tragic hostage of its forcible break-up, is closely linked to the fate of this idea and this state. At the end...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 5-29-02

    05/28/2002 9:21:26 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 14 replies · 269+ views
    NASA ^ | 5-29-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 May 29 Cosmic Ripples Implicate Dark Universe Credit: Very Small Array Collaboration Explanation: What may appear fuzzy to some makes things crystal clear to others. The cosmic microwave background radiation emanating from the universe could only have the above fuzzy pattern if it contained clear amounts of dark matter and dark energy. The conclusion, based on a detailed analysis of the temperature and spacing of the bumps,...
  • Special Report: Energy crisis built steam as officials mishandled it-- Sept 2001

    05/13/2002 8:41:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 717+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Published Sept. 23, 2001 | Dale Kasler, John Hill and Sam Stanton
    <p>It was May 22, 2000, when temperatures shot up and California's experiment with electricity started to implode.</p> <p>As Sacramento topped out at 103 and Palm Springs hit 113, energy consumption in the state climbed 14 percent.</p> <p>And energy prices went up more than 1,000 percent.</p>