Space News Archive - December 13, 2006
The best meteor shower of the year peaks this week on Dec. 13th and 14th. The source of the Geminids is a mysterious object named 3200 Phaethon.
Layers on Mars are yielding history lessons revealed by instruments flying overhead and rolling across the surface.
Mars is showing scientists its older, craggier face buried beneath the surface, thanks to a pioneering sounding radar co-sponsored by NASA aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter.
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.