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Austin Peay Lady Govs Track and Field impressive at Ed Temple Invitational


APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team showed no rust at Saturday’s Ed Temple Invitational, hosted by Tennessee State. In its first meet in nearly a month, the Lady Govs had a number of impressive individual performances.

APSU Women's Track and Field's Chantelle Grey. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

APSU Women’s Track and Field’s Chantelle Grey. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports “Emma” and “William” reign as Tennessee’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2012


Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee’s modern tradition for the top names for new babies has held out again in 2012, with William and Emma taking the top spots for a second consecutive year as the most popular names given by new Tennessee parents. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope helps astronomers determine that our Galaxy has Billions of Planets


Written by Whitney Clavin
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Look up at the night sky and you’ll see stars, sure. But the sky is also filled with planets — billions and billions of them at least.

That’s the conclusion of a new study by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, which provides yet more evidence that planetary systems are the cosmic norm. The team made their estimate while analyzing planets orbiting a star called Kepler-32 — planets that are representative, they say, of the vast majority of planets in our galaxy and thus serve as a perfect case study for understanding how most of these worlds form.

An assortment of planets beyond our solar system is depicted in this artist's concept. (Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

An assortment of planets beyond our solar system is depicted in this artist’s concept. (Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

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