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A Quasar Sheds New Light On The Primeval Universe

    A Quasar Sheds New Light On The Primeval Universe By Judith E Braffman-Miller Quasars trip the light fantastic in the ancient Universe, beckoning the curious among us with their mesmerizing, mysterious, and brilliant dance among the distant stars. Quasars, or quasi-stellar radio sources, are the extraordinarily luminous active galactic nuclei (AGN) of galaxies far, far away–the accretion disks…

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Structure of an Atom

Long Beach Comicon Highlights The 2016 Long Beach Comicon is happening this weekend. The event started yesterday September 17 at the Long Beach Convention Center, and our Mark Bennett was there to cover it. The event concluded today, Sunday, September 18th. Check out some of the highlights of the event. http://longbeachcomiccon.com http://cactusnewsonline.com/2016/09/1…  

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Astronomers Witness The Birth Of A Baby Exoplanet

    Astronomers Witness The Birth Of A Baby Exoplanet By Judith E Braffman-Miller Like lovely star-splattered ghosts haunting interstellar space, giant and frigid molecular clouds are the strange, secretive cradles of brilliant baby stars. These enormous, dark, and rippling clouds float through interstellar space in huge numbers, and they hide newborn stars as if they were gleaming pearls tucked…

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Apollo Fusion raises $10 million to ramp production of its satellite thrusters

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Satellite propulsion company Apollo Fusion recently closed their Series B round of $10 million from Reid Hoffman from Greylock Partners.  Reid Hoffman, also the co-Founder of LinkedIn, has joined Apollo Fusion’s Board of Directors. Apollo’s mission is to help “enable the second space race” with a new satellite propulsion system that delivers 3…

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How A Cataclysmic Crash Caused Primordial Uranus’ Tilt

    How A Cataclysmic Crash Caused Primordial Uranus’ Tilt By Judith E Braffman-Miller Strange things occurred long ago in our primordial Solar System. At that ancient time, there were turbulent, violent, clashes and crashes between primeval objects that created a veritable “cosmic shooting gallery” during our Solar System’s tumultuous youth–when newborn worlds collided around our young Sun. For decades,…

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Save paper for what matters! Hydro Ottawa teams up with CHEO

OTTAWA,  /CNW/ – Understanding that children’s drawings and other works of art are cherished keepsakes for many parents, Hydro Ottawa hopes to encourage its customers to sign up for paperless billing and save paper for what matters: kids and their imaginations. For every customer who registers for paperless billing between now and October 31, Hydro Ottawa will donate $5 to the…

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An Interstellar Object’s Masquerade

    An Interstellar Object’s Masquerade By Judith E Braffman-Miller Some of the smaller inhabitants of our own Solar System are naughty little objects that teasingly refuse to be designated as one thing or another. But, what is true for our Sun and its family is apparently also true for the children of other stars, and a recent invader from…

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