11/22/2004:

Intermediate Word:  dauphin   (a) French king's eldest son  (b) French nobleman just below a duke  (c) foundling  (d) sea mammal
Difficult Word: - jeunesse doree   (a) fashionable young people  (b) chorus line  (c) the art of the dance  (d) women of the night

Latest Adaptive Optic Images Of Uranus Surpass Hubble - SpaceDaily  Left: An infrared composite image of the two hemispheres of Uranus obtained with Keck adaptive optics. The component colors of blue, green, and red were obtained from images made at near infrared wavelengths of 1.26, 1.62, and 2.1 microns respectively. The images were obtained on July 11 and 12, 2004. The representative balance of these infrared images which were selected to display the vertical structure of atmospheric features gives a reddish tint to the rings, an artifact of the process. The North pole is at 4 o'clock. Desktop available  "These are the best pictures of Uranus that have ever been produced by a telescope, and they are opening new windows of understanding for this unique and special world." Observations of Uranus conducted at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii are surprising astronomers with the level of detail they can see from the ground. The new images are the result of many general improvements to the Keck adaptive optics system.   
US Motorists Can Now Refuel With Hydrogen - SpaceDaily  Left:  An entirely new "replacement" market could make the car industry the best it's been since the "first car" market became saturated in the late 1920s. Motorists in Washington will be able to say "fill it with hydrogen" at a service station opening Wednesday, although analysts say large-scale use of fuel cell vehicles will take years. Oil giant Shell said it opened the first hydrogen dispenser at a retail gasoline station to service a fleet of six fuel cell vehicles from General Motors. "The infrastructure has to be there for the market to evolve."    

Theorists Tackle Mysterious Wake Of Baby Planet Found By Astronomers - SpaceDaily  Left: In the early morning of August 25, 2003, NASA launched the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)- the fourth and final element in NASA's family of Great Observatories. Credit: Ball Aerospace & Technologies, 2003  In June, researchers from the University of Rochester announced they had located a potential planet around another star so young that it defied theorists' explanations. Now a new team of Rochester planet-formation specialists are backing up the original conclusions, saying they've confirmed that the hole formed in the star's dusty disk could very well have been formed by a new planet  





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