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Peeping Mimas

Peeping Mimas

Saturn's moon Mimas peeps out from behind the larger moon Dione in this view from the Cassini spacecraft. Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across) is near the bottom center of the image. Saturn's rings are also...
Word of the Day
choke-pear
  • A kind of pear that has a rough astringent taste.
  • Anything that stops the mouth; an unanswerable argument; an aspersion or a sarcasm by which a person is put to silence.
'Choke-pear' referring to the fruit was coined around 1530, says the OED. The figurative sense originated around 1573.
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Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.

- Stephen Jay Gould
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