COS-B was the first European Space Research Organisation mission to study cosmic gamma ray sources. COS-B was first put forward by the European scientific community in the mid-1960s and approved by the ESRO council in 1969; the mission consisted of a satellite containing gamma-ray detectors, launched by NASA on behalf of the ESRO on August 9, 1975. The mission was completed on April 25, 1982, after the satellite had been operational for more than 6.5 years, four years longer than planned and had increased the amount of data on gamma rays by a factor of 25. Scientific results included the 2CG Catalogue listing around 25 gamma ray sources and a map of the Milky Way; the satellite observed the X-ray binary Cygnus X-3. COS-B was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on August 1975 on a Delta 2913 rocket. Cos-B overview at Cos-B overview at ESA science & technology pages Scientific results of Cos-B at ESA Cos-B overview at NASA

Helix lucorum

Helix lucorum is a species of large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae, the typical snails. Adult snails weight about 20-25 g; the width of the shell is 35-60. The height of the shell is 25–45 mm; this species of snail uses love darts. The native distribution is Asia Minor. Eastern Europe - East region of Black sea: Georgia and Ukraine Southern Europe - Albania and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia, Turkey Central Europe: Czech Republic and Slovakia Western Europe: France, Great Britain Asia: Israel The diameter of the egg is 4.4 mm. Juvenile snails that are two to three months old weigh 0.5-0.9 g. Helix lucorum is used in cuisine as escargots. Https:// Helix lucorum at Fauna Europaea TODO SOBRE CARACOLES

Demographics of South Carolina

The U. S. state of South Carolina is the 23rd largest state by population, with a population of 5,024,369 as of 2017 United States Census estimates. South Carolina's center of population is 2.4 mi north of the State House in the city of Columbia. According to the United States Census Bureau, as of 2017, South Carolina had an estimated population of 5,024,369, an increase of 64,547 from the prior year and an increase of 399,005, or 8.6%, since the year 2010. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 36,401 people, migration within the country produced a net increase of 115,084 people. According to the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health, Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, South Carolina's foreign-born population grew faster than any other state between 2000 and 2005; the Consortium reports that the number of Hispanics in South Carolina is undercounted by census enumerators and may be more than 400,000. South Carolina’s population increased by 15.4 percent between 1990 and 2000 and by another 7.4 percent between 2000 and 2005.

Most work in the construction industry, with another proportion in agriculture, in addition to processing factories. Latino population has increased faster in South Carolina and the Southeast than for the United States as a whole; the five largest ancestry groups in South Carolina identified by respondents to the US census are African American, English and Irish. Most African Americans have some northern European ancestry. From 1720 until 1920, African slaves and their descendants made up a majority of the state's population. Whites became a majority in the state after that date, following the migration of tens of thousands of blacks to northern industrial cities in the Great Migration. In the 21st century, most of the African-American population in the state lives in the Lowcountry and the Midlands areas areas of their greatest concentrations of population. 6.6% of South Carolina's total population were reported as under 5 years old, 25.2% under 18, 12.1% were 65 or older. Females made up 51.4% of the population in 2000.

Those who self-identify as having American ancestry are of British Isles ancestry: English and Scots-Irish stock. Note: Births in table do not add up, because Hispanics are counted both by their ethnicity and by their race, giving a higher overall number. Since 2016, data for births of White Hispanic origin are not collected, but included in one Hispanic group. Population estimates as of 2010. South Carolina's metropolitan statistical areas are much larger than their central city population counts suggest. South Carolina law makes it difficult for municipalities to annex unincorporated areas, so city proper populations look smaller than is reflected in the total metropolitan populations. For example, Myrtle Beach has a municipal population of less than 50,000 persons, but its MSA has more than 200,000 persons. Anderson's municipal population is smaller than Sumter's, but the Anderson MSA is larger, as seen below. Columbia and Greenville all have urbanized area populations between 400,000–550,000, while their metropolitan statistical area populations are each more than 600,000.

The Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson MSA population consists of 1.4 million people, making it the largest in the state and third largest in the Carolinas. As of 2010: South Carolina residents are majority Protestant Christian, with a lower percentage of people claiming no religious affiliation than the national average; the religious affiliations of the people of South Carolina are as follows: Christian: 78% Protestant: 65% Evangelical: 35% Mainline Protestant: 15% Historically Black: 15% Roman Catholic: 10% Other Christian: 3% Other Religions: 3% Non-Religious: 19%Sephardic Jews have lived in the state for more than 300 years in and around Charleston. Many came from London; until about 1830, South Carolina had the largest population of Jews in North America, most in Charleston. Some have assimilated into Christian society; the proportion of Roman Catholics in the state has been increasing given migrants from the North and immigration from Latin America. Beginning in 1790, the United States Census Bureau collected the population statistics of South Carolina.

The years listed prior to that are exclude the Native American population. From 1790 until 1860, the designated demographic classifications were white, black slave and free black. Following the Civil War, the racial groupings were white and other; the following is a list of census data for the state of South Carolina: American FactFinder – 2010 Census data 2000 South Carolina Census Data