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Space News Archive - December 12, 2010

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Most meteor showers come from comets, which spew ample meteoroids for a night of 'shooting stars,' but the Geminids are different.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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