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  Spica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spica, Azimech, 角宿一, Spica Virginis, Alaraph, Dana, α Virginis, 67 Virginis, HR 5056, BD -10°3672, HD 116658, GCTP 18144, FK5 498, CCDM 13252-1109, SAO 157923, HIP 65474.
Spica (α Vir / α Virginis / Alpha Virginis) is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky.
Spica is believed to be the star that provided Hipparchus with the data which enabled him to discover precession of the equinoxes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spica   (452 words)

  
 eSky: Spica
In fact, Spica is a binary star, and is circled by an invisible companion, causing its brightness to vary slightly every four days.
Spica's magnitude is +0.9, making it the sixteenth brightest star in the sky, after Antares in Scorpius.
Spica is of the type classified as a 'dwarf', but this does not mean that it is a small star - it is more than ten times more massive than the Earth's Sun.
www.glyphweb.com /esky/stars/spica.html   (219 words)

  
 Virgo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lying between Leo to the west and the Libra to the east, it is one of the largest constellations in the sky.
The most prominent star in Virgo is Spica (α Vir), which was sometimes considered to represent an ear of wheat in Virgo's hand.
Spica makes it easy to locate Virgo, as it can be found by following the curve of the Big Dipper to Arcturus in Boötes and continuing from there in the same curve ("follow the arc to Arcturus and speed on to Spica").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Virgo   (694 words)

  
 Spica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Sun passes Spica in the fall, rendering the star a harvest symbol that is reflected in its name, from Latin meaning "ear of wheat," the name actually going back to much more ancient times.
The apparent brightness is deceptive, however, as Spica actually consists of two stars very close together (a mere 0.12 Astronomical Units apart) that orbit each other in slightly elliptical paths with a period of only 4.0145 four days, which makes them difficult to study individually.
Spica exhibits subtle brightness variations that were once thought to be caused by a grazing eclipse, each star slightly cutting off the light of the other each orbital period.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~kaler/sow/spica.html   (447 words)

  
 Part I of the Leisure War: A Reason to Die by Ronald J. Lawrence
Spica had a streak of recklessness in him and at times he was arrogant and rebellious.
Spica was happy to oblige and he transported a case of the explosives to Kansas City.
Spica told a friend that he was "going to do a favor for a friend." But Stoneking said he was told that Spica had been ordered by Giordano to meet personally with Civella and apologize for his transgression.
www.crimemagazine.com /spica.htm   (4789 words)

  
 The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Spica dines at this restaurant frequently, along with his gorgeous wife Georgina (played by solemnly sexy Helen Mirren) and his group of uncouth associates.
Spica is a vulgarian, who growls his orders towards those around him.
Eventually, Spica discovers their liaison, and the film draws to its memorable and shocking conclusion, which is the ultimate retribution.
petergreenaway.co.uk /ctwl.htm   (1234 words)

  
 Spica Tech Session   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wes Ingram of Seattle is Joe Benson's spiritual heir to the Spica fuel injection throne.
Wes emphasized that the Spica pumps are set to be too rich at high speed for the stock cams.
Although it seems hard to imagine that repairing Spica pumps is a business for the future, Wes is providing a vital service for the Alfa community.
www.alfaclub.org /techstff/spica.htm   (738 words)

  
 Spica
Spica is Latin and means "The Ear of Wheat.
According to the The Bright Star Catalog, the name Alaraph has been applied to Spica as well as to Vindemiatrix and to Beta Virginis.
Spica is a double star system consisting of a blue B1III-IV subgiant or giant in association with a blue B2V main sequence star.
domeofthesky.com /clicks/spica.html   (294 words)

  
 Spica on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spica is at a distance of about 200 light-years.
A Puma helicopter takes off from the afterdeck of the Spica, lifting supplies to be ferried to the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean Sea on March 14, 2003.
A Puma helicopter picks up load of supplies from stern of the Spica to be ferried to the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean Sea on March 14, 2003, as seen through the hangar b
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Spica.asp   (587 words)

  
 Spica Cast
A spica cast (also called a hip spica cast or body cast) immobilizes the hips and thighs so that bones or tendons can heal properly.
While your child is in a spica cast, it's important to change her position every two to four hours during the day, and at least once at night.
Children in spica casts must be safely restrained while riding in cars.
www.health-first.org /health_info/your_health_first/kids/spica_cast.cfm   (1281 words)

  
 Mars and Spica put on a colorful show in the night sky this week
Spica looks like one star but it's really two stars that form an eclipsing binary system.
The close approach of Mars to Spica is also a great opportunity to observe a phenomenon that is well-known to avid stargazers: Stars twinkle but planets do not (at least, not much).
Mars & Spica in 1998 -- from EarthSky.com
science.nasa.gov /newhome/headlines/ast07jun99_1.htm   (937 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- NightSky Friday - Spying Spica as Spring Turns to Summer
A bluish-white star of great luminosity, Spica is so far away that its light requires 262 years to travel across the vast gulf of space that separates it from the Earth.
Spica ranks as the 16th brightest star in the night sky and can be regarded as a nearly perfect example of a star of the first magnitude.
The goddess was shown holding several spears of wheat in each hand and Spica is in one of the ears of grain hanging from her left hand, evidently representing the harvest time which occurred when the Sun was passing this bright star.
www.space.com /spacewatch/spica_virgo_040611.html   (1093 words)

  
 Hip-Baby.org Spica Cast Page
A spica cast is applied after surgery to hold the hips in the most appropriate position for bone growth.
A spica consists of a plaster or fiberglass cast that encases the child from stomach to feet.
When a surgeon installs a spica cast, they will hold the hips into position and then wrap the plaster around the hips until they obtain the appropriate thickness.
www.hip-baby.org /spica.html   (392 words)

  
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his talisman is an example of the use of fixed stars in astrological magic utilizing the star Spica.
Bernadette Brady says that Spica was considered a symbol of the gifts of harvest and bounty to mankind.
Ptolemy says that Spica is of the nature of Venus and to a lesser extent Mars.
www.renaissanceastrology.com /chartweek9-27-03.html   (406 words)

  
 SummitPost.org - Slemenova spica Climbing Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The heart of the region is Kranjska Gora resort town, 84 kilometers from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.
Starting point for Slemenova spica is either Vrsic pass (12 kilometers south of Kranjska Gora) or Tamar valley.
I don`t know the names of climbing routes in north face of Slemenova spica but I know that it is very popular in Winter when become a lot of waterfalls and you can climb ice climbing.
www.summitpost.org /show/mountain_link.pl/mountain_id/3659   (1232 words)

  
 Spica
By mid-1940, Spica was assigned to the 13th Naval District; and, until late 1943, she sailed Alaskan waters carrying supplies to American outposts on the Alaskan coast and in the Aleutian Islands.
On 13 June 1947, her hulk was sold to J. Robinson, Ltd., a Canadian firm.
Spica was awarded one battle star during World War II.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/s16/spica.htm   (313 words)

  
 Welcome to T 121 Spica
Together with her five sister ships she was a vital ingredient in the Swedish national defence during the years of the cold war.
As a matter of curiosity it is worth mentioning that on this type of ship His Majesty the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, in the summer of 1967 (when he was still a crown prince) served as an Officer Cadet and later as a Second Lieutenant.
Today still many hours of work remain before the Spica can use her own machinery again, but the overall goal is to get her “operationally running” and to present her as the milestone in the progress of surface attack ships that she actually was in the good old days.
www.t121spica.se /uk/index.asp   (276 words)

  
 May's Star of the Month: Spica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spica serves as your guide star to the Omega Centauri globular star cluster, probably the most celebrated star cluster in all the heavens.
Whenever Spica shines due south, at its highest point for the night, the Omega Centauri star cluster does likewise.
Spica and Omega Centauri are highest around midnight in early May and ten o'clock at the month's end.
www.idialstars.com /spi.htm   (285 words)

  
 Company - Time&Space - Spica International
A network of Spica companies is the leading supplier of data collection systems in the Adriatic region.
Spica International was founded in 1989 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Research and development has always been the key component of Spica’s strategy, and the company’s current successful operation is undoubtedly rooted in firm reliance on its own knowledge base and skills that were built through systematic RandD programs.
www.spica.com /company/ts_company.htm   (78 words)

  
 Company partners - Time&Space - Spica International
In approaching foreign partners, Spica focused on a selected group of renowned world producers of automatic identification equipment.
Spica's partnership policy relies on long-term cooperation and intensive exchange of expert knowledge, which enables the company to provide state-of-the-art solutions that fully meet international standards.
Spica currently holds approximately 50% of the local ADC (automatic data collection) market.
www.spica.com /company/ts_company_partners.htm   (97 words)

  
 Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forum - 1969 Spider Spica vs. Webers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tuning a SPICA car is very easy and quick, and the system stays in tune Plus, the cost of a new T/A and a pump overhaul is much less than a new conversion kit.
The 1969 1750 Spider came with SPICA and is correct for the US market car and to change such an obvious major system would devalue the car enormously.
In regards to performance, the SPICA system was used on Alfa race cars including thier endurance racers of the 1970's as well as the Montreal.
www.alfabb.com /bb/forums/arc/topic/3140-1.html   (3917 words)

  
 Macomb Daily : Joseph R. Spica Sr. 04/13/05
Joseph Rosario Spica Sr., 90, of Detroit, formerly of Clinton Township, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe.
He is survived by his daughter, Frances (Gerald) Daszkiewicz of Detroit; daughter-in-law, Diana Spica of Warren; grandchildren, Mary Ann (Craig) Robertson, Teresa Spica, Karen (Dan) Parrell and Michael Spica; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Rachel, Matthew and Sean; two sisters; and three brothers.
He was predeceased by his wife, Nikolena, in 1993; son, Joseph R. Spica, in 2000; and grandson, Joseph M. Spica.
www.macombdaily.com /stories/041305/obi_20050413006.shtml   (272 words)

  
 Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forum - spica help?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I guess there should be a knob somwhere under the dash that operates it, and it should act like a choke, you pull/push it when the engine is cold, and push/pull it when it gets hot.
Then go thru the rest of the tuning up of the Spica and you might be ok, till the sure start wears some more..
To set the pump gap initially, the appropriate screw inside the Spica pump is adjusted, just as with an initial TA install.
www.alfabb.com /bb/forums/arc/topic/3207-1.html   (2269 words)

  
 Company team - Time&Space - Spica International
Spica pursues a selective employment strategy that implies a relatively small but highly skilled core team.
At the moment, Spica’s staff numbers 40+ people covering three major areas of operation, namely RandD, sales, and maintenance.
The policy has proved extremely productive, since it enables Spica to meet a wider range of requirements and to adapt quickly to fast changing conditions on the market.
www.spica.com /company/ts_company_team.htm   (91 words)

  
 AeroStar Spica Pro EX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
AeroStar Spica Pro EX AeroStar Sportkites is officially closed and orders are not currently being accepted.
Yet, despite the Spica Pro's radical personality, tracking is still very good with just enough stability to hold beautiful stalls and side slides - something typically not possible with those high-aspect "trick only" models.
While numerous flyers have praised the Spica's flight performance and quality, some have also requested that the kite's aesthetics be enhanced.
www.aerostarsportkites.com /spica.htm   (511 words)

  
 The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Hand-Based Thumb Spica Casting
William O. Roberts, MD hand-based thumb spica cast can be used to protect the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and interphalangeal (IP) joints of the thumb after uncomplicated ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) sprains and certain other thumb injuries.
A hand-based splint is not suitable for a nondisplaced fracture of the first metacarpal shaft; this injury requires a cast that immobilizes the wrist.
For the purpose of learning to apply the splint, therefore, the cast tape can be applied dry to slow the resin curing and then wet down to accelerate hardening.
www.physsportsmed.com /issues/1998/03mar/spica.htm   (884 words)

  
 The Phi Gate Activation  I have
When I first became aware that a star named "Spica" was to be the catalyst, I did not know anything about this star, nor did I know that it was in the constellation of Virgo.
The cause of this inter-dimensional nova of Spica will be coming from a collapse into another dimension of a third 'dark' anti-matter star (a small point no larger than a pea) between the two hydrogen fusing dwarfs (the two Spica stars).
The receipt of the Spica charge will have a uniting effect between the cetaceans and humans, as it will stimulate the cortex of their brains in a similar manner.
www.spiritmythos.org /TM/divine-fire/phigate_activ.htm   (671 words)

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