The Ion and Electron Sensor IES

The Ion and Electron Sensor (IES)

The Ion and Electron Sensor (IES) is one of five instruments that make up the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC) suite. The suite weighs only 7 kg, and consumes less than a quarter of the power of a light bulb. Scientists...
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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
Quote of the Day
Science is the only truth and it is the great lie. It knows nothing, and people think it knows everything. It is misrepresented. People think that science is electricity, automobilism, and dirigible balloons. It is something very different. It is life devouring itself. It is the sensibility transformed into intelligence. It is the need to know stifling the need to live. It is the genius of knowledge vivisecting the vital genius.

- Rémy de Gourmont (1858 - 1915)
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