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Measuring Effects on Intima Media Thickness: An Evaluation of Rosuvastatin Ongoing Trial. A trial that evaluated the effect of rosuvastatin on carotid intima-media thickness in asymptomatic patients with a low risk of coronary heart disease events
Conclusion The change in maximum carotid intima-media thickness for the 12 carotid artery sites was -0.0014 mm/year for the rosuvastatin group vs. +0.0131 mm/year for the placebo group (p < 0.001). Similar results were observed for segment-specific rates, except for the change in the internal carotid artery, which was p = 0.02
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This year, it is expected to peak on Friday, but some meteors may still be visible the day after.
All other things being equal, the frequency of meteors in a shower is greatest when the radiant is highest.
Most meteor showers occur when Earth crosses the orbit of a comet.
There are some limitations with video meteor spectroscopy.
The Quadrantid meteor shower is an annual event, but its peaks are inconsistent, varying from about 60-200 meteors/hour.
The sound people reported could have been a sonic boom from the meteor traveling faster than the speed of sound, said Jonathan Braidman, an astronomy instructor with the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland.
"With free Meteor to Meteor text, no wonder texting is as popular as ever, as it's free to wish loved ones a happy New Year."
Meteors can either disintegrate in the atmosphere if they are too small, or explode before reaching the earth's surface if they are too big.
If the scientists are correct, it would be the first time that astronomers have identified a Martian meteor and its parent comet, the researchers report in the June 2 Nature.
Last year, the Leonids produced storm displays of up to 3,000 meteors per hour over Europe.
In Rikubetsu on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, up to about 100 meteors were observed within a minute by some 200 people, who witnessed more than 5,000 meteors at an observatory there.