News tagged with lagoons

An angry bird in the sky

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope reveals the Lambda Centauri Nebula, a cloud of glowing hydrogen and newborn stars in the constellation of Centaurus ...

dateSep 21, 2011 in Astronomy
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Gemini images a psychedelic stellar nursery

(PhysOrg.com) -- An all-time favorite of skywatchers on both hemispheres, the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8, or M8) is among the most striking examples of a stellar nursery in our neighborhood of the Milky Way ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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Environmental impact of animal waste

North and South Carolina have seen a steady increase in swine production over the last 15 years. In North Carolina alone, swine production generates approximately a quarter of the state's gross farm receipts. ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Environment
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Breaking waves in the stellar lagoon (w/ Video)

The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a dramatic view of gas and dust sculpted by intense radiation from hot young stars deep in the heart of the Lagoon ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Astronomy
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Millenium atoll: A pristine ecosystem

A series of surveys were carried out to characterize the physical and biological parameters of the Millennium Atoll lagoon during a research expedition in April of 2009. Millennium is a remote coral atoll in the Central Pacific ...

dateJun 07, 2010 in Environment
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Lagoon size can be predicted

(PhysOrg.com) -- The size of Santa Barbara area lagoons can be predicted, according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara scientists, who say that their research could help protect the endangered steelhead trout.

dateNov 03, 2009 in Ecology
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Huelva is swallowing up coastal lagoons in Donana

A team of Spanish scientists from a variety of fields has analysed the effects of human activity on the peridunal lagoons in the Doñana National Park. Results show that the lagoons are in the process of regressing, ...

dateOct 07, 2009 in Environment
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The trilogy is complete -- GigaGalaxy Zoom Phase 3

The newly released image extends across a field of view of more than one and a half square degree — an area eight times larger than that of the full Moon — and was obtained with the Wide Field Imager attached ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Astronomy
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