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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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abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.

- Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
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